Why you should consider a Deep Plane Facelift?
Facelift surgery is still the gold standard for rejuvenation of the aging face. There are a few different techniques used for facelifts ranging from mini-lifts to the deep plane facelift A mini-lift raises the skin for a short distance and suspends the deeper muscle called the SMAS. This procedure is good for younger patients who do not need a lit of lift. Unfortunately, the results have also been shown not to last as long as a deep plan facelift.
As we age we also lose facial volume, especially in the cheeks. To replenish the cheeks a lot of surgeons will perform simultaneous fat transfer with facelift surgery. However, a deep plane facelift will re-suspend sagging cheeks along with the jowls and excess neck skin. Patients will actually have fuller, more youthful cheeks after a deep plane facelift even without fat injections. The deep plane facelift is also thought of as a more aggressive surgery than a simple skin or SMAS lift. Yet, patients look more natural since the SMAS muscle is lifted and fixed in place securely. The skin can then be gently sewn down without tension; thus avoiding the “swept” or “wind-tunnel” look. The procedure may take longer but the results are superior and longer lasting.