Those who aren’t familiar with the benefits of facelifts may believe that every procedure is the same. We’re here to tell you that this isn’t the case at all!

In the modern-day era of cosmetic surgery, you have more options than ever before when it comes to choosing the best kind of facelift for your needs. Today, we’re taking a look at just a few of the most popular types of facelifts in the industry.

The Deep Plane Lift

The deep plane lift is most likely the most popular and widely known type of facelift. The deep plane lift works by creating small incisions to lift and reposition the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, the layer underneath the skin that surrounds the muscles of facial expression that are most prone to wrinkling and sagging. Patients who are looking for dramatic results that can last up to 15 years are the best candidates!

Endoscopic Facelift

In order to do an endoscopic lift, three (or more, if required) small incisions are made and an endoscopic camera is used to carry out the procedure of applying a less dramatic lift to certain regions in the upper half of the face. The endoscopic facelift may be good for patients who are looking for a lift in the brow, cheek, or temple region.


Unlike an endoscopic facelift, an S-Lift procedure (also called a short scar lift) focuses on lifting the lower third of the face such as the neck and jowls. Depending on the results you seek, an S-shaped incision is made at the temple or in the front of the ear. While other procedures involve lift incisions that extend behind the ear, this is not the case with the S-Lift procedure. S-Lifts are known to be a popular option for patients in their 40’s to 50’s and can decrease signs of aging on the neck.

If you’re thinking about getting a facelift but don’t know where to start, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503- FACE to talk to one of our experts about what may work best for you.