Around 2004, the website www.smartliftmd.com was launched to provide information about a technique of facelift developed by Dr. Prasad and performed exclusively by Dr. Prasad. Since that time, the term “Smart Lift” has been used in reference to other facelift techniques used by other doctors as well as to techniques related to laser assisted liposuction. With that in consideration, Dr. Prasad no longer titles his specific face lifting procedure as “Smart Lift”. Anyone using the term “Smart Lift” other than Dr. Prasad is not affiliated or trained by Dr. Prasad.
The Smart Lift procedure was comparable to performing laparoscopic surgery where a smaller incision is made, but the appropriate work to accomplish the desired results is still completed. From the introduction of Smart Lift and other short scar “weekend lifts”, there has been confusion regarding the difference between the Smart Lift concept and other named facelifts. The other named facelift techniques are essentially shortcut procedures which have been used indiscriminately on people who may have needed more extensive procedures. Dr. Prasad’s face and neck lift surgeries are not shortcut procedures, but rather smaller incision procedures. The results and longevity of Dr. Prasad’s technique are comparable to traditional facelift techniques and should not be confused with the “one hour” / “no bandage”/no downtime techniques.