This is a Facelift learning video which discusses the difference between a deep plane facelift and a more mini lift approach to face lifting. The basic distinction between a deep plane facelift and a mini face lift really regards how the facial muscles are treated in both of these facelifts. This SMAS is an abbreviation for superficial muscular aponeurotic system. The SMAS is the layer that coincides with the rest of the facial muscles and it is an extension of the platysma muscle which blends into the face and connects with the facial muscles. Elevating the Superficial muscular apronuerotic system will in turn Elevate the facial muscles through their connection. The Deep plane goes under the SMAS while the mini face-lift usually stays above the SMAS. There are pros and cons with both. Although the Deep plane may lead to longer-lasting facelifts going beneath this SMAS layer, The deep plane can put your facial nerve more at risk.
So the video below discusses the SMAS layer again and how that's treated to pull up the nasoabial folds and jowl area. In this video we specifically talk about how we Elevate the latter part of the eye and the eye muscles in this location to help with the crowsfeet as well:
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