There are a lots of cosmetic procedures available on the market right now, and facelifts are among the most popular. Not only are they some of the most effective methods of reversing the signs of aging on the patient’s face and neck, they have also been refined over the years. As such, they are now safer and more reliable than ever.

A major refinement of the facelift is a technique called the deep plane facelift. This technique can address more severe signs of aging and provide natural-looking results that can last even longer. Here are some of the advantages that a deep plane facelift can offer.

Comprehensive Lifting

One of the key elements of a deep plane facelift is lifting from deep within the facial tissues. Older facelifts lifted only the skin, creating an unnatural and “worked-on” appearance.

With advances, newer facelifts like the SMAS involve separate lifting of the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) layer and the skin. This achieved enhanced results.

Now, with the deep plane facelift, the muscles, SMAS layer, and skin are lifted as a single unit. This creates even more natural-looking results.

Cheek Rejuvenation

A deep plane facelift is able to lift the cheek fat pads, also called the malar fat pads. This results in a reduction in the appearance of the nasolabial folds, harsh wrinkles that stretch from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Elevating the fat pads also improves cheek volume and creates a younger-looking shape for the face.

Ligament Release

During a deep plane facelift, key ligaments are released in the underlying facial structure. These may include the platysma ligament, the mandibular ligament, and the zygomatic ligament, each of which connects to a different aspect of the facial structure. By releasing these anchoring structures, surgeons can achieve a very natural-looking and effective lift.

Easier Recovery

Lifting the skin, muscles, and SMAS layer as a single unit also allows for an easier recovery process. Separating the skin from the SMAS layer can disrupt the skin’s blood supply, resulting in increased post-procedure pain, swelling, and bruising. By maintaining the blood supply during a deep plane facelift, recovery is less painful, involves less bruising and swelling, and is generally more comfortable.

Long-Lasting Results

Signs of aging will appear no matter how well patients take care of themselves. More often than not, some of the most common of these age signs are quite severe. Fortunately, deep plane facelift procedures are specifically intended to reverse aging signs in a way that truly makes a lasting difference for patients.

Deep plane facelifts reach deep enough to address aging issues at their source. As a result of this comprehensive lifting, results are typically longer-lasting than those of other types of facelifts.

Find Out More About the Deep Plane Facelift

For more information about deep plane facelifts, patients can contact us and schedule a consultation. Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery is an ideal option for your next facelift procedure.