What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

Our deep plane facelift in Upper East Side is a specific type of surgical procedure in which the layer of connective tissue beneath the skin, called the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), is lifted to tighten the neck, jawline, and cheeks. Because it focuses on facial structural elements, this procedure is particularly effective. It beautifully defines the features and creates tighter, more contoured and sculpted facial lines.

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Is A Deep Plane Facelift the Right Treatment Option for Me?

The ideal candidate for a deep plane facelift is an older person with more severe skin laxity, particularly in the neck and jaw region. This procedure can dramatically rejuvenate facial appearance. Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Be in good general health
  • Be nonsmokers
  • Have a poorly defined jawline or double chin
  • Have sagging or prominent jowls and facial skin laxity or sagging
  • Have sunken facial areas due to loss of volume
  • Have realistic expectations
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What Are the Benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift?

Because of the outstanding results it produces, the deep plane facelift in Upper East Side is a popular cosmetic surgery. Benefits of this procedure include:

  • Restored volume in the cheeks
  • Greater definition in the cheekbones, jawline, and neck
  • More natural results than a traditional facelift
  • Less skin trauma and scarring than other facelifts
  • Reduced chance of needing revision surgery
  • Better circulation for smoother skin
  • Nearly invisible, faster-healing incisions
  • Corrects jowls and double chin
  • Lifts the brow, opens the eyes naturally, and corrects eye drooping
  • Smooths away lines and wrinkles
  • Tightens the skin
  • Shorter recovery period

How Is a Deep Plane Facelift Different From a Regular Facelift?

While other facelifts address soft tissue and muscle closer to the ear, a deep plane facelift releases and lifts connective tissues and deeper muscles in an area further forward on the face, near the folds around the mouth and the jowls. Unlike other facelifts, the deep plane procedure releases the four ligaments that anchor muscles and connective tissue downward, which achieves a natural-looking, lifted effect. This allows the surgeon to re-suspend the face with dramatic improvement. Instead of “stretching” areas tethered by ligaments, it is a true lift of the underlying tissues and re-draping of the skin. 

Does Recovery After a Deep Plane Facelift Take Long?

Recovery time is shorter after a deep plane facelift than after traditional facelift surgery. Bruising and swelling typically subside after a few weeks. During your recovery period, you will need to take two weeks off work and wear a compression garment and neck support for one or two weeks. At this point, most patients feel comfortable returning to work. However, you will need to avoid strenuous activity for six weeks or as instructed by Dr. Reitzen. 

Why Choose Dr. Shari Reitzen: Skill and Artistry in Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Shari Reitzen uses the utmost care to get the results you want in a deep plane facelift in Upper East Side. She is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). She puts the needs of her patients first and listens closely to their goals, giving each person the time they need to understand their surgery and feel confident about their procedure going forward. Dr. Reitzen dedicates herself to safely achieving her patients’ desired results with a natural look that takes years off the appearance but does not appear overdone. 

Deep Plane Facelift FAQ

How Long Does a Deep Plane Facelift Last?

How much younger does a deep plane facelift make you look?

Can you have two deep plane facelifts?

Does a deep plane facelift improve the neck?

How Long Does a Deep Plane Facelift Last?

Deep plane facelifts tend to last longer than traditional facelifts. Although it can vary from person to person, depending on lifestyle and other factors, results can last for 10 to 15 years.

How much younger does a deep plane facelift make you look?

A deep plane facelift will take at least 10 to 15 years off of your apparent age, leaving you looking like a more youthful version of yourself.

Can you have two deep plane facelifts?

A deep plane facelift is an ideal surgery for a revision facelift. Its unique technique is different enough from a typical facelift to ensure there is minimal pulling on the muscle and skin.

Does a deep plane facelift improve the neck?

Definitely. A deep plane facelift specifically addresses the neck to achieve a sculpted, smooth contour and a defined jawline. This is one of the reasons the deep plane facelift is so popular.

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