Differences between: smas, macs and deep plane lifts

Differences between: smas, macs and deep plane lifts

Justmeandmyself  |  visitor  |  Coventry
  • 25 answers

What is the difference between a smas lift,a macs lift,a deep plane lift(I think that's what it's called ) and a composite lift.

Are they all basically the same,or are there notable differences,i'e one lifts your cheeks more,one your temple,etc.

I am looking to have some kind of facelift,aswel to try and reduce my malar crescents. I have been advised by one surgeon, that a smas lift will address the malar,but on reading about different techniques on the internet,I am not convinced. I need to know that whatever option I choose,it will permanently remove, or at least partly remove the malar.

Thanks in advance :-)
Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Frankfurt am Main
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All the different facelift types you mentioned are very different techniques with very different results. That`s why each patient should be clinical examed and thereafter it will be discussed which kind of facelift is the best for each individual case.

You are welcome to send fotodocumentation to
and I will get back to you with my recommendations.

Of course the best would be coming in for a personal consultation.

Best regards,

Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann.
Dr. Aristides Arellano-Huacuja  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Puebla
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Send us a picture to evaluate your case
Dr. Julio José Casas Ocando  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  | 
  • 2010 answers
Post a face pic too evaluate it, and give you a proper opinion
Prof. Ali Riza Ercocen M.D.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Istanbul
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Please provide different photos of your Face and neck from front to side view to evaluated your problems and made conclusion for appropriate surgical technique,
Best Wishes,
Duško Maletić Dr.med.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Daruvar, Zagreb
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It is the best to sent us photo - portret and profil of face and neck. Complet face and neck lift is in our Polyclinic about 3000 euro.
Prof. H.A Khawaja MD, Specialist Plastic Surgeon  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery
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There are a variety of face lifts like SMAS lift, MCAS lift, Delta lift, Deep plane face lift, Khawaja's Transcutaneos face lift and others. If you are interested in addressing the malar regions and looking for a permanent solution, we can help you with that. You need to send us your front and side view pictures of face and neck. We do face lifts under local anesthesia in our state of the art facility and we have several decades of experience in face lifting techniques. You can stay overnight with us and your total cost would be 3000 Euros.

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