Many people want to have a Beverly Hills facelift to reduce the appearance of facial aging and sagging skin. A deep plane facelift is considered the most invasive type, but it usually provides the best, long-term results.
The deep plane facelift allows the surgeon to flatten the nasolabial fold to make you look years younger. The procedure also focuses on the mid-face area and gets to the deep layers of facial muscle.
Some of the benefits of the deep plane facelift are:
- Places mid-face tissues back on the cheeks to make you look rejuvenated and refreshed.
- Offers more volume in the cheeks from surgical elevation.
- Provides more natural-looking results and avoids the windswept look of a regular facelift
- Provides more support and lasts longer than other facelifts
- Less bruising and swelling
For people considering this procedure, below is critical information to consider.
Deep Plane Facelift Overview
The deep plane facelift focuses on the deeper layers of the skin and muscle in the face to improve your facial aesthetic. When it’s compared to a traditional facelift, the deep plane option goes deeper.
This facelift works well for the midface and especially the nasolabial folds that can become pronounced as people age. The procedure is more invasive and requires more recovery, but it produces impressive and dramatic results.
Most patients who have this facelift are amazed by their younger appearance. The primary benefit of this procedure is it addresses facial skin laxity by changing the facial structure in the deeper tissue. In addition, it releases ligaments and repositions extra fat, skin, and underlying muscles.
This procedure goes further than the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) facelift that most surgeons perform. The skin, muscle, and connective tissues are pulled together to provide more natural-looking results that last longer than other facelift procedures.
The best candidates for a deep plane facelift are older men and women in good health or have lax skin in the jaw and neck and pronounced nasolabial folds.
Patients usually are in their 40s and 50s and are beginning to have some degree of mid-face and lower face sagging.
This procedure isn’t suited for those who are having a secondary facelift. Also, you should smoke or have a bleeding disorder.
Also, this procedure often works well for people in their late-40s or early 50s because this is when sagging muscles and ligaments in the face start to happen. The procedure pulls the skin, muscle, and deeper structures all at once, so you can look younger but not wholly different.
It’s essential to have realistic expectations about the facelift; it can substantially improve how you look, which helps your self-confidence.
But a deep plane facelift won’t stop the aging process or make you look like a different person.
The deep plane facelift is more invasive, so you should be prepared for several weeks of recovery. Most patients have about three weeks of bruising, discomfort, and swelling.
Your surgeon will require you to wear a compression garment, incision drain, and support for your neck for at least a week.
You also shouldn’t work for at least two weeks after this procedure, and strenuous exercise is out for at least six weeks. Some patients may have swelling and bruising for up to a year.
The potential complications from the deep plane facelift are tightness, tingling, numbness, swelling, bruising, scarring, facial asymmetry, and skin flap necrosis.
Why Consider A Deep Plane Facelift?
Most surgeons only perform the traditional SMAS facelift, and it usually produces good results for most patients. However, some surgeons say that the deep plane facelift offers more consistent effects that last longer.
The surgeon repositions the fatty tissue and superficial facial musculature to a higher and younger-looking position with this technique.
The deep plan procedure avoids the dreaded pulled or stretched look from some traditional facelifts. The deep plane facelift can look more natural because it moves both the skin and deeper facial tissues.
This facelift procedure releases the facial ligaments at a deeper position, so it offers better and longer-term results than a traditional facelift.
This procedure is more expensive than a traditional facelift, but most patients who have it say the extra cost is worth it.
Other Facial Procedures
A deep plane facelift can make you look much younger, but you still will have some lines and wrinkles on the face. The good news is there are other options that you can have that will address the condition of the facial skin:
- Beverly Hills liposuction to remove a double chin
- Beverly Hills eyelid lift on upper and lower lids to address sagging skin and bags under the eyes
- Beverly Hills Botox or dermal fillers to smooth lines and wrinkles
- Laser skin resurfacing to treat fine lines and wrinkles
The deep plane facelift is recognized as one of the most effective ways to transform the face to a younger appearance.
Request A Deep Plane Facelift Consultation
Thinking about a deep plane facelift in Beverly Hills? Dr. Nicholas Lahar is pleased to provide plastic surgery procedures to his Beverly Hills patients. He will discuss your aesthetic goals during your consultation and help you decide if this procedure is a good fit for you.
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