Facial plast Surg 2011; 27(1): 124-132
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1270426
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Contemporary Deep Plane Rhytidectomy

Jonathan M. Sykes1 , Jonathan Liang1 , Ji-Eon Kim1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California–Davis, Sacramento, California
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Publication Date:
18 January 2011 (online)


Many face-lift variations have been described including short skin flap, long skin flap, superficial musculoaponeurotic system flap, deep plane, composite flap, and subperiosteal face-lifts. Each technique offers its set of advantages and disadvantages. Theoretical benefits include a more optimal treatment of the midface, nasolabial fold, and periorbital area. A review of the literature highlights some of the potential advantages of the deep plane face-lift and the difficulty in objectively comparing the various techniques.