A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is one of the most common plastic-surgery procedures and is performed in the head and neck region. This surgery can significantly improve aesthetic issues in the lower face and the neck caused by aging.

A facelift can noticeably improve your look by restoring a more youthful appearance to your face and neck. The process is designed to restore a sagging jawline, address hanging neck skin, and correct falling cheeks.

The goal of facelift should be to restore your youthful appearance instead of making you look like a completely different person. It is an effective option that gives patients a more natural look.

What Is a Deep-Plane Facelift?

The deep-plane facelift is explicitly designed to treat sagging tissues and deep nasolabial folds. The nasolabial folds are the harsh wrinkles stretching from the sides of the mouth to the side of the nose.

This technique is a modification of a standard full facelift, and in a lot of ways, the procedure itself is very similar. Both procedures follow the similar standard incisions, and they both involve the manipulation and repositioning of the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). They both rejuvenate your facial appearance.

However, a deep-plane facelift allows the direct lifting of the fat tissue present in the cheek, along with the surrounding tissues, and it provides more complete treatment for individuals who suffer from severe facial sagging and skin laxity.

How Does a Deep-Plane Facelift Work?

To perform a deep-plane facelift, Dr. Gantous first makes incisions along the hairline to separate the skin from the muscle tissue. Once the muscle and fat tissue are repositioned to elevate the area around the cheekbone, the skin and other tissues are reattached in the perfect aesthetic position. The excess tissues will be removed accordingly to ensure positive results.

The deep-plane facelift procedure can also include liposuction of the neck to remove excess fat that lies beneath the chin and to accelerate neck lifting and tightening.

What Are the Benefits of a Deep-Plane Facelift?

The main benefit of a deep-plane facelift procedure is that it naturally repositions the deep facial tissues beneath the SMAS layer, which allows the entire face to be elevated. The segment between the skin and the SMAS is maintained, and it improves the blood supply to the surface.

The main limitations of a deep-plane facelift are that it is best suited for people with longer, thinner faces and it does not allow the skin and deep tissues to be moved independently of each other.

The Results of a Deep-Plane Facelift

The results of a deep-plane facelift can remain for as long as 10 to 15 years, and it can truly transform a person’s appearance to make them look more youthful. If the effects of growing older makes you look tired, haggard, unhealthy, or older than you are, a deep-plane facelift may be a great option.

Contact Our Office Today

If you decide that you would like a deep-plane facelift, you should do your research and consult with Dr. Andres Gantous. A skilled facial plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Gantous will be happy to help you achieve your beauty goals. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.