Deep plane facelifts at Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery in Murrieta, CA., have become the gold standard for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. This advanced surgical technique offers a significant transformation while maintaining a natural look that remains true to the patient’s unique facial features. To help understand the nuances of the procedure, we have compiled the following series of frequently answered questions on deep plane facelifts.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

Unlike traditional facelifts that primarily tighten the skin, a deep plane facelift goes further by repositioning the deeper layers of facial tissues and muscles. This method targets the midface, lower face, and neck, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance without looking unnaturally pulled.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

Ideal candidates for a deep plane facelift are typically individuals in their 40s to 60s with noticeable facial sagging and skin laxity. Candidates should have realistic expectations and be in good overall health and a non-smoker or be willing to quit during the recovery period.

How Is a Deep Plane Facelift Performed?

The procedure is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia and involves strategically made incisions along the hairline and around the ears. The surgeon then manipulates and tightens the deep layers of facial tissue and then repositions the skin over the newly sculpted contours to achieve a lifted and more youthful appearance.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

Recovery varies by individual but involves swelling, bruising, and discomfort that can last a few weeks. Most patients can return to normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks, with full recovery and the emergence of results taking a few months.

What Results Can I Expect from a Deep Plane Facelift?

Patients can expect a rejuvenated appearance that looks natural, with results lasting 10 years or more. The deep plane technique allows for a more significant lift and correction of deep facial tissues, offering results that are both immediate and evolving over time as swelling subsides.

Are There Risks or Complications Associated with Deep Plane Facelifts?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks, including bleeding, infection, and nerve injury. However, choosing a skilled and experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon significantly minimizes these risks.

Why Choose Dr. Balikian for A Deep Plane Facelift? 

Choosing Dr. Richard Balikian for your deep plane facelift is a decision that places you in the hands of a distinguished expert in the field of facial plastic surgery. With board certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS), Dr. Balikian’s credentials speak volumes about his depth of knowledge and skill.

These certifications are a testament to his comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy, his expertise in facial aesthetic and reconstructive procedures, and his commitment to achieving the highest standards in patient care and surgical outcomes. Dr. Balikian’s focused expertise in facial procedures ensures that his patients receive tailored care designed to produce natural, long-lasting results.

Contact Us for More Information

If you are considering a deep plane facelift, we invite you to schedule a consultation. During this initial meeting with Dr. Balikian, the doctor will review your health history and examine your facial anatomy to ensure your safety and that your outcome expectations align with the results potential of the procedure. Begin your journey to turn back time by contacting Balikian Facial Plastic today to request your facelift consultation in Murrieta, CA.