A deep plane facelift is a surgical technique performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon where the skin of the face, neck, and underlying subcutaneous tissue is separated. Then the deep layer known as S.M.A.S. (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) is incised and elevated from the deeper structure. It is then lifted and secured to the higher structure with sutures. During this process, the malar fat pads are repositioned in the cheeks which helps make your mid-face region look more lifted and youthful. Excess skin is removed and sutured leaving the face and neck with more defined features and tighter skin.
Why Should You Consider A Deep Plane Facelift?
The results of a deep plane facelift are typically more likely to be natural looking instead of the pulled look that can develop from a traditional facelift. Also, if your face looks aged because of sagging cheeks or hollows under your eyes, a deep plane facelift is the solution for you.
Another reason to consider a deep plane facelift instead of the traditional facelift is longevity. Traditional facelifts typically last up to 8 years, whereas deep plane facelifts can last up to 10 to 12 years. Of course, results vary from individual to individual, but the deep plane technique combined with ancillary procedures such as fat grafting, microneedling, chemical peels, and laser treatments can get longer lasting results.
How Soon Will You See The Results Of A Deep Plane Facelift?
Most patients will see the results of their deep plane facelift within a few days post-op, after the initial swelling goes down. Over the next few weeks, the bruising and swelling fades and your results will be more visible. Final results generally show after several months of recovery. We recommend that you follow our post-operative instructions so that you have a smooth recovery process and get the best results possible from your surgery.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Deep Plane Facelift?
Aging the face and neck is a normal process. As aging occurs, individuals will develop wrinkles, loose face and neck skin, prominent smile lines, and jowls. These all can be corrected surgically using deep plane facelift.
Candidates for a deep plane facelift typically have significant skin sagging in the midface, lower face, and neck areas and must be at a healthy weight and in good health. During your surgical consultation with Dr. Shah, he will meet with you, evaluate your medical history, and determine if you are a good fit for a deep plane facelift.
If you want to know if you are a candidate for a deep plane facelift, contact our office today to request a surgical consultation with Dr. Shah.