How can I make sure that having a facelift will not give me a ‘wind swept’ look? Are there degrees of how tight the skin will be pulled?

I avoid the “wind swept” result from a facelift. First, I do not rely upon the skin to achieve the pull in a facelift; in other words, I don’t pull the skin tightly as this will give an un-natural appearance. Rather, I use an underlying, fibrous layer called the SMAS. A SMAS facelift provides a result that is longer lasting and more natural in appearance. Second, the direction in which the SMAS layer and skin are positioned helps avoid the “wind swept” result. Rather than pulling the SMAS and skin back, I re-position both layers in a superior and posterior direction, thus giving a more natural result.