SMAS facelift is used to manipulate the superficial muscular aponeurotic system AKA an area of musculature of the face. SMAS facelift is a deep rhytidectomy that goes underneath the SMAS. The surgeon makes an incision in the hairline and the temples. The incision usually continues around the ear and ends in the lower part of the scalp. During the procedure, the surgeon can sculpt or redistribute fat surrounding the face, jowls and the neck. Once this is done, the surgeon can redrape the skin over the lifted structures and remove any excess skin that is no longer necessary. SMAS facelift can also be done by the limited incision facelift or neck lift technique.