Which is better, SMAS tightening or deep planes lift?
A deep plane lift is a variation on SMAS technique where the skin and SMAS layers are lifted together and not separately. It is quicker but has the disadvantage of not allowing the skin and SMAS layers to be tightened in the slightly different directions necessary to achieve optimal results. It also places the underlying facial nerve branches at greater risk for injury. This method is not commonly used today. Interestingly, it has even been abandoned by its original developer.