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Top Myths About Deep Plane Facelift

As we age, it’s natural to begin noticing sagging soft tissue in the face and neck area. Changing a heart-shaped face to a more squared-shaped face. One of the latest techniques gaining popularity is the Deep Plane Facelift, which addresses both sagging soft tissue and loss of volume of the mid-face, lower face and neck in one procedure.

Facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the face by reducing the effects of aging. There are two types of facelifts: the traditional facelift and the deep plane facelift. While both have the same goal of addressing signs of aging in the face, there are differences between them. The traditional facelift, also known as a SMAS lift, involves making incisions along the hairline and in front of or behind the ears to lift and tighten the skin. On the other hand, the deep plane facelift targets a deeper layer beneath the SMAS and involves releasing the ligaments from underlying tissue to lift the midface and improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, jowls, and marionette lines and neck at once. This technique is more involved and requires a skilled surgeon who is experienced in this procedure.

There are quite a few myths out there about deep plane facelifts. Let’s go through some and debunk them.


Myth #1 – Deep Plane Facelift Leaves Obvious Scarring

With a name like a deep plane facelift, it would be easy for most patients to assume that it’s an intense surgery that will leave obvious evidence behind. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The incision used in a deep plane facelift is placed so they are hidden either in your hairline or in the natural creases in the skin. You shouldn’t have any visible scarring.

You also don’t have to worry about a pulled or stretched unnatural appearance. The deep plane facelift procedure works at a deeper level where the tissues and muscles are tightened, excess fat is removed, and then the skin is redraped over the face without tension on the skin.

The result leaves your face firmer and with an overall more youthful appearance. People will wonder why you look so great, but they won’t be able to put their finger on what it is.

Myth #2 – Only Celebrities Get Deep Plane Facelifts

Perhaps because they are performed by a select few facial plastic surgeons across the country, it’s a common mistake to assume that normal, everyday people aren’t granted access to the deep plant facelift. That is not true at all.

Most deep plane facelift patients are regular men and women on budgets looking for the best results with one surgery.

Myth #3 – A Deep Plane Facelift Doesn’t Do Anything Extra

With traditional facelift techniques what the facial plastic surgeon can do is limited. They must focus on lifting and tightening the skin on the lower face and nothing else.

The results are usually great, but if you’re looking to improve the laugh lines, lower face and neck rejuvenation that addresses more issues, a traditional facelift may not be right for you. That’s where a deep plan facelift comes in.

When you’re also looking to deal with sagging excess skin, deep nasolabial folds, or hollow cheeks, a deep plane facelift may be the perfect option.

With this type of facelift, a vertical deep plane facelift technique is used which takes the surgery to the next level and gives you the best results possible. Transforming a squared-shaped face to a more heart-shaped face.

Myth #4 – Better Results Mean Longer Recovery

Again, with a name like deep plane facelift surgery, it’s easy to think that you’ll have a painful recovery. You may need some pain medication and cold compresses for some discomfort, but you shouldn’t feel too much pain.

A deep plane facelift is not a painful procedure but has slightly longer downtime than traditional facelift surgery. The deep plane facelift is thought to provide more natural-looking results and longer-lasting effects compared to the traditional facelift, but it also has a higher risk of potential complications due to its more extensive dissection and undermining of facial tissues. Studies have shown that the deep plane facelift results in a statistically significant decrease in the need for additional operations, such as tuck procedures, compared to the traditional facelift. Despite the potential benefits of the deep plane facelift, it is important for individuals considering this procedure to seek out a qualified and experienced surgeon who can perform it safely and with higher levels of patient satisfaction.

In addition, with the deep plane facelift incisions heal better with less scar formation and no pulled earlobes, since there is less tension put on the skin and the tension is on the deeper tissue.

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Does a deep plane facelift sound like the perfect treatment for you? Schedule a consultation with the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge today. Dr. Kevin Sadati can take you step-by-step through the plastic surgery procedure

To schedule a deep plane facelift consultation today, call our Newport Beach, CA office at (949) 506-3978 or use our online scheduling form.



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