I’ve heard that different facelifts involve different planes. What does this mean?
Planes refer to the depth of intervention in the face. A facelift can lift the skin only, the skin and the SMAS or be under everything to the bone referred to as a sub-periosteal lift. Skin only lifts are not performed very often as they do not provide a long lasting benefit. Most lifts are some type of SMAS lift and involve undermining the SMAS to a certain extent to lift the neck and jowl.
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