The new mini face lift combines the removal of skin with the plication of SMAS (the fatty tissue under the skin) in the desired direction to provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. The mini face lift allows the surgeon to tailor the excision of skin and the fatty plication to the individual patients needs. The scarring is so minimal and faint that nobody ever will see that you had anything done. Dr. Roach also utilizes your own fat for injection to contour the face for a more youthful appearance. In select cases he also uses free dermal fat grafting for facial volume replacement when more volume is needed. The Lifestyle lift is only a proprietary marketing name.