What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to create smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin around the face, jawline, and neck. The deep plane facelift is known for its ability to provide deeper, more natural-looking results when compared to other facelift procedures.

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Deep Plane Facelift vs. SMAS Facelift

The primary difference between a deep plane facelift and a SMAS facelift is how the two procedures address the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system). The SMAS is the layer of connective fibrous tissue located between the facial muscles and the skin. During a SMAS facelift, the SMAS layer is pulled and stretched using sutures to adjust the contours of the face. 

Sometimes, this can result in the unnatural or “overdone” appearance that many facelift patients fear. During a deep plane facelift, the surgeon carefully elevates the SMAS layer from the facial muscles beneath it. Additionally, the ligaments that keep the SMAS layer anchored are released. This allows the doctor to lift the SMAS without tension, which creates deeper, more natural-looking results.

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Benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift

If you’d like to achieve a smoother, more youthful facial appearance, a deep plane facelift can offer some or all of these benefits:

  • Smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking facial skin
  • Improved jawline definition
  • Greatly reduces loose and sagging skin around the face and neck
  • Natural-looking results
  • It makes you look up to 15 years younger
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Restores volume to the cheeks
  • Reduces the appearance of jowls or a double chin
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Understanding Deep Plane Facelift

Understanding a Deep Plane Facelift

Am I a Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

Adults looking to tighten and rejuvenate sagging facial skin could be good candidates for a deep plane facelift in Boca Raton & West Palm Beach. Ideal candidates for the procedure should:

  • Be in good physical health
  • Have loose or sagging skin around the face and neck
  • Have the desire to improve the definition of their jawline
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Have the desire to avoid the “stretched” facelift look
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What Should I Expect During the Surgery?

Your deep plane facelift in Boca Raton & West Palm Beach will be performed using general anesthesia with IV sedation given by an anesthesiologist. After anesthesia is administered, your plastic surgeon will begin by making small incisions around the ears and just inside the hairline. Next, the skin is undermined, and the SMAS layer is additionally elevated from the underlying muscles. This layer is repositioned hi her using sutures to anchor the SMAS in its new position. Once the deeper tissues have been adjusted, the excess skin is excised, and the skin is closed. 

Depending on the specifics of your surgery, a deep plane facelift can take anywhere from two to four hours. You’ll need to be monitored for a couple of hours after the procedure, but after that, you’ll be able to return home with someone else driving you.

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    How Long Is the Recovery Time?

    After your deep plane facelift, your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for the healing process. These instructions may include:

    • Sleeping with your head elevated
    • Applying a cold compress
    • Taking light walks around the house
    • Staying hydrated
    • Maintaining a healthy diet

    Most patients are able to gradually resume their normal routines after approximately one to two weeks. You should be able to resume moderate exercise after around three weeks, but it’s best to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least four to six weeks.

    What Can I Expect From the Results?

    The results of your deep plane facelift will appear gradually, and it can take up to six months to see the full effects of the procedure. Although the longevity of the results can vary, you can typically expect the improvements to last for approximately 10 to 15 years.

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    Why Choose Sanctuary Plastic Surgery for Your Deep Plane Facelift?

    At Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Pozner, takes great pride in providing every patient with exceptional, personalized results. A deep plane facelift is a complex surgery that requires precision and attention to detail, and Dr. Pozner brings those traits to every procedure he performs. Contact our office today if you’d like to schedule your consultation and get the process started.

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