There is often a controversy of what face technique is the best for rejuvenating the aging face. It is important for patients to understand that not all facelifts are the same. There are many different types of facelifts which exist.
While there are nuances within each type, a study looked at the effectiveness of each type of lift and found that deep plane facelift had the most amount of skin which was mobilized after the procedure. This study actually makes clinical sense to me, as I have large amount of experience performing a variety of lift techniques. Invariably, the lift termed CPMS (complete muscular suspension) has created in my opinion the best looking faces with the most natural results over the longest period of time. SMAS plication I have found to offer some improvement but no where near the amount of satisifaction that CPMS can deliver.