An en bloc deep plane facelift refers to the technique of surgical dissection. En bloc means that the skin is not separated from the underlying deeper layer called the SMAS, which translates into a more natural result without a stretched wind swept appearance as well less down time in the immediate postoperative period. Less skin separation reduces the amount of post operative bleeding and fluid collection which means no drains are needed. Deep plane means that the dissection is deep to SMAS which allows for a more robust lift and reliable longevity. A deep plane lift does not necessarily mean that the outcome will be obvious or overdone, it can be tailored to the desired final appearance by adjusting the area of dissection and suture fixation.