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Special Periorbital Area Rejuvenation (Eye Surgery)

It is unmistakable that our eyes are a very special part of our bodies and unique to every individual. So much so that it has been written that the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, for so many of us, our light dims with the heaviness of hanging skin in the upper eyelid area or the burden of heavy bags of excess skin in the lower eyelid area.

Today, most traditional superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) facelifts are limited in their scope of influence regarding whole-face rejuvenation. Their efficiency (or lift) is restricted to the jowls and nasolabial folds. Because of this, the plastic surgeon is forced to perform the blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) as a separate surgical procedure.

Dr. Miramontes, with more than 24 years of experience and 1,500 face and neck lifts handling deep tissues, has moved light years away from such limited surgical techniques defined as SMAS facelifts and blepharoplasty surgeries.

Dr. Miramontes is the innovator of the Super High SMAS facelift. This internationally recognized surgical technique blends and contours the deep tissues of the whole face at the time of surgery. The upper eyelid, lower eyelid, periorbital area, and lid-cheek junction are all treated in concert with the projection of the cheeks, the nose, and chin. If areas such as the periorbital area are addressed separately, there is a risk that the independently treated facial features may not “fit” together after surgery.

The Super High SMAS facelift by Dr. Miramontes ensures that your newly shaped, bright eyes are a part of your whole facial rejuvenation and not seen as separate subunits of the whole. This “whole face” perspective is imperative to a refined facelift result.

Dr. Miramontes’ lift includes periorbital rejuvenation

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The Super High SMAS facelift includes Periorbital Rejuvenation

A common reason patients come to consult with Dr. Miramontes is that they are being told they look tired or sad when in reality they feel happy and content. Excess skin, puffiness, and crow’s feet around the eyes can express a tired, worn out, and appearance.

When Dr. Miramontes performs the Super High SMAS facelift, the periorbital area, including the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and lateral brow and lid-cheek junction are treated as expanded zones of lift.

To shine bright like youth, the corners of the eyes must gently tent up.

Like a renaissance artist, Dr. Miramontes blends, reshapes and refines the beautiful Orbicularis Oculi muscle (the major muscle circling the eye.) The vector (direction) of the lower part of the Orbicularis is gently guided in a lateral direction at the time of surgery (as opposed to the more vertical direction seen in most traditional eye surgeries) This, in turn, creates a more youthful space between your eyes and cheek junction, creates more of an opportunity to highlight the newly lifted cheek bones and restores and refines the periorbital area.

Dr. Miramontes’ Super High SMAS elevation expands the zones of lift and increases the efficiency of the whole face and neck lift, including more targeted zones such as the reshaping, contouring, and merging of the periorbital area. Dr. Miramontes lectures internationally at special plastic surgery medical conferences about periorbital rejuvenation.


The cost of the Super High SMAS deep plane facelift is unique to you.

Dr. Miramontes performs periorbital rejuvenation at the time of the Super High SMAS facelift surgery, as this is a delicate zone to address. As such, he takes delight in merging the newly restored orbicularis oculi with the newly lifted cheek and lower face. A fundamental belief that guides Dr. Miramontes is that people want to look refreshed like they used to. Because of this, the factors of dimension and balance of the whole face must be honored at the time of surgery.

The tissue of the periorbital area is very delicate, so it is normal to experience discoloration and slight swelling after this SMAS expanded zone of lift.

To help with discomfort and aid in the healing process a postoperative protocol unique to you will be prescribed by Dr. Miramontes. Most of his patients stay in one of our hand chosen nearby accommodations to our private hospital Innovare for a total of 9 days.

When you choose to have the L.A. ASPS, CAFPRS, internationally recognized, innovator of the Super High SMAS deep plane face and neck lift, Dr. Hector G. Miramontes perform your facelift, including the periorbital surgery, scars or any other telltale signs of ever having a face and neck lift are erased. Please rest assured, Dr. Miramontes places all incisions along hidden or natural curves and creases.


A) The majority of patients see the important advantages to the “Super High SMAS” facelift, that can provide for a harmonious rejuvenation of the Periorbital area. This bears repeating, Dr. Miramontes’s guiding principle to restoring tissues of the face is a “wholistic” approach; thereby, ensuring a natural, long lasting – gorgeous- appearance.

A) The use of the “Super High SMAS” configuration (see diagram) in the facelift inherently (or by its very essence) improves the Periorbital area.

A) Eyelid surgery is generally performed using Twilight sedation or less frequently general anesthesia. Dr.Miramontes will advise the best option for you during your time of consultation.

A) When performing the ‘Super High SMAS’ face and necklift, Dr. Miramontes includes upper and lower eyelid surgery, and a lateral brow lift (crow’s feet correction). Once, Dr. Miramontes makes his diagnoses, a full Brow lift can be combined.

A) Simply, The right diagnose is the first step to a successful outcome. Dr.Miramontes’s practice in Guadalajara, Mexico has been almost exclusively face and neck lifts for the past 20 years; this specialization enables concentrated evaluation of both secondary and primary results.

A) Dr. Miramontes offers a complementary preoperative anatomical diagnosis of your perceived aesthetic issues with development of a surgical plan as unique as you. (please talk with Karen)

A) Non-surgical techniques such as dermal fillers, or fat augmentation to improve the appearance of the lower eyes which, many of his colleagues make, is a ‘big mistake,’ says Dr.Miramontes who attends selective Plastic Surgery conference lecturing about this very topic, Periorbital rejuvenation.

“The delicate tissue of the lower eye cannot support filler injections or fat augmentation. I reshape and contour the Orbicularis Oculi muscle (major muscle circling the eye) to blend nicely with the merging cheek projections. This provides a safer, more pleasing, and natural, long-lasting alternative.” Dr.Miramontes

Before & After

Please note the following 8 points about this before and after photo. The use of the Super High – SMAS configuration in the facelift significantly improves the periorbital area without the use of fillers and fat augmentation, as well merges a harmonious rejuvenation to the midface, lower face and neck. Please note …

  • Her new brow elevation
  • Forehead restoration
  • Bridge of her nose
  • Upper eye lids
  • Corners of her eyes gently tenting up
  • Her more youthful eye-lid cheek junction
  • A crow’s feet correction
  • And finally her marked improvement in fine lines, sagging tissue and wrinkles

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“Dr. Hector Gonzales Miramontes is recommended by American surgeons as the top physician in the field in Mexico, and many of his patients come from Europe, Australia, and the United States.”

-Women’s Magazine


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Featured in Women’s Magazine as Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hector Gonzales Miramontes is recommended by American surgeons as the top physician in the field in Mexico, and many of his patients come from Europe, Australia, and the United States.

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