The ‘Deep Plane Facelift’ has become an increasingly popular term thanks to its rise among high-profile patients, but what separates the procedure from a traditional facelift?
All facelifts target the signs of aging within the lower half of the face; this includes jowls, a sagging neckline, nasolabial folds, and so on. Contrary to common belief, the treatment focuses only on these areas of the face and does not address drooping of the brows or forehead (although, we can help patients out with this, too). With an incision that wraps around the bottom of the ear and is tucked into the hairline, excess skin can be removed to tighten and lift along the neck, jawline, and cheeks. So, what makes the two different?
This procedure is for those whose concerns lie primarily in the sagging or thinning of their skin alone and find that injectables are no longer sufficient to address them. A traditional facelift lifts and tightens only the skin, separating it from the deeper tissues of the face. This is a great option for patients who have a good foundation of fat and muscle below their skin and need just a perk up!
Deep Plane Facelift
Rather than targeting just the skin, a deep plane facelift is great for those who have experienced loss of volume to reveal hollow tear troughs and fallen cheeks. By tightening the ligaments and deeper tissues of the face, rather than just the skin, slidden fat pads and drooping muscles are replaced to where they originally sat. Because this procedure is completed at a deeper level, the recovery tends to be easier than that of the traditional facelift with minimal bruising or swelling by comparison.
Is One Better Than the Other?
We customize each procedure to your body and your wants, which may mean one form of this procedure will produce a greater result! During your consultation, we will discuss exactly what your concerns are and develop a plan of action together, whether the solution be just plastic surgery, or a combination with skincare and injectables. The only best answer is the one that rejuvenates and refreshes you!