As its name suggests, a deep plane facelift targets deeper layers of the face than any other technique, and therefore it can offer results that are much more dramatic and long-lasting. Specifically, it tightens the midface below the muscular and soft tissue layer called the SMAS.
Here’s another way to think about it. Traditional facelift methods usually lift the skin. Deep plane facelifts also elevate the supporting facial structures for the most comprehensive rejuvenation.
Benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift
There are many reasons to consider a deep plane facelift. This technique offers a number of potential advantages over other methods. Generally, a deep plane facelift can provide:
- Natural-looking facial rejuvenation
- A more youthful face shape
- Substantial correction of cosmetic concerns
- Results that last for 10 years or more
- Faster and more comfortable healing that some approaches
Deep Plane Facelift Candidates
A deep plane facelift might be right for you if you want to target concerns such as significant sagging, deep wrinkles, and prominent facial folds. It can be an ideal way to treat issues like:
- Drooping cheeks
- Loose skin
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Excess fat
- Volume loss
Be aware that a deep plane facelift may not be right for those who are undergoing a secondary facelift, regular tobacco users, and people with medical conditions that impair healing.
The type of facelift that our plastic surgeon recommends will depend on many different factors. It is important to schedule a consultation to determine if this approach is the best fit for you.
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Not many surgeons have the skill and training needed to perform a deep plane facelift. Dr. Sean Weiss is one of the select few surgeons in the world who is double board-certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. His background allows him to offer safe and effective deep plane facelifts to patients interested in total facial rejuvenation.