Our skin naturally loses its elasticity as we age, leading to sagging, wrinkles, and a less vibrant appearance. Factors like sun damage and hormonal changes can expedite this process. Our deep plane facelift offers a comprehensive way to restore your skin’s vitality.

What is a deep plane facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a state-of-the-art surgical procedure designed to address signs of aging in the mid and lower face and neck. It targets the deeper layers of facial tissue, specifically the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System), which is responsible for facial expression and contour. This technique provides a comprehensive, long-lasting solution for sagging skin, jowls, and nasolabial folds.

A holistic approach to rejuvenation

Our deep plane facelift targets the deeper layers of your face, delivering natural and long-lasting facial rejuvenation. This procedure involves lifting and repositioning underlying tissues, including muscles, fat pads, and soft tissue, to restore volume, reduce sagging, and reveal a youthful look.

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Unlocking youthfulness: the SMAS layer

The SMAS layer, or Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System, is pivotal in the deep plane facelift. This network of muscles and connective tissue acts as a structural support system, defining facial contours.

Traditional facelift techniques often focus on superficial skin layers, resulting in less optimal and shorter-lasting outcomes. In contrast, the deep plane facelift directly targets the SMAS layer, enabling the surgeon to reposition deeper facial structures for natural and enduring results.

A deep plane facelift delivers superior results by addressing the root causes of facial aging at the structural level, ensuring a rejuvenated appearance that defies time.

The deep plane facelift procedure

Performed under general anesthesia, a deep plane facelift typically takes 4-5 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. Dr. Sanan makes incisions in the hairline, around the ear, and under the chin to access deeper facial layers. He then lifts and repositions underlying tissues, removes excess fat, and tightens the skin, creating a more youthful, natural look.

Why choose a deep plane facelift?

  • Natural beauty: Unlike traditional facelifts that may result in an unnatural appearance, our technique ensures a more authentic and youthful look by harmonizing the SMAS layer with the skin.
  • Long-lasting results: Focusing on deeper facial structures provides enduring results compared to conventional facelifts, which primarily target superficial skin layers.
  • Enhanced contours: Beyond lifting sagging skin, this procedure restores facial volume and enhances contours for a balanced and youthful appearance.
  • Minimal scarring and recovery: With fewer incisions and precise dissection, scarring risk and recovery time are reduced compared to other facelift methods.
  • Improved self-confidence: A deep plane facelift can enhance your facial and neck appearance, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Customized solutions: Tailored to your unique goals, a deep plane facelift offers personalized surgical plans during your consultation with Dr. Sanan.
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Is a deep plane facelift right for you?

This procedure is recommended for those experiencing moderate to significant facial aging, typically in their 40s to 60s. However, age isn’t the sole factor. It’s most effective for those with:

  • Sagging jowls and cheeks contribute to an aged or tired appearance.
  • Deep nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth).
  • Loose skin or excess fat in the neck area, often causing a “turkey neck” appearance.

While the deep plane facelift can produce exceptional results, it may not be suitable for those with only mild signs of aging or those seeking subtle improvements.

Ideal candidates are in good health, do not take blood pressure medications or blood thinners, do not smoke, have realistic expectations, and desire a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.

Preparation for transformation

Proper preparation is essential for a successful deep plane facelift. Our team will guide you every step of the way to ensure you’re fully prepared for your rejuvenation journey.

Experience outstanding care

Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology, and our expert team is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best.

Unlock your timeless beauty

Your journey to rejuvenation begins here. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanan and explore the transformative possibilities of a deep plane facelift and other surgical procedures. Rediscover your beauty, aging gracefully.

Recovery process and downtime

While the deep plane facelift is a sophisticated and less invasive procedure than traditional facelifts, it does necessitate a recovery period. Understanding what to anticipate during this time and adhering to your surgeon’s advice will contribute to a smooth, comfortable, and successful recuperation following a deep plane facelift.

In the immediate aftermath of your procedure, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort. These are typical side effects and will gradually diminish. It’s essential to take things slowly for the first few days, avoid strenuous activities, and ensure you get plenty of rest. Keeping your head elevated while sleeping can help reduce swelling. You may have drains inserted after your surgery to help you shed any excess fluid as you heal; these are typically removed between days 3 and 5 post-surgery.

Tips for a smooth recovery

It’s crucial to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions for a successful recovery. Here are some general tips to assist you during the healing process:

  • Adhere to medication guidelines: Take all prescribed medications as instructed and consult your surgeon before using any over-the-counter pain relievers or supplements.
  • Attend follow-up appointments: Make sure to attend all scheduled follow-up visits with your surgeon, allowing them to track your progress and address any concerns.
  • Maintain a healthy diet: Consuming a balanced, nutritious diet during recovery can promote healing and reduce inflammation. Focus on lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol: Refrain from smoking or consuming alcohol during your recovery, as both can impair your body’s ability to heal and increase the risk of complications.
  • Protect your skin from the sun: Once your incisions have healed, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from sun damage and minimize scarring.
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Why choose Dr. Sanan at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery for my deep plane facelift?

Dr. Sanan stands out as one of the select few surgeons in the New England region with extensive experience in performing deep plane facelifts, a complex and highly specialized procedure. His expertise in this field has made him a sought-after expert, known for achieving remarkable facial rejuvenation results with minimal scarring and a natural, long-lasting outcome. Patients seeking the highest level of skill and artistry in facial aesthetics turn to Dr. Sanan for his exceptional proficiency in this specialized area of cosmetic surgery.

Our pride lies in our cutting-edge skincare and laser facility, the largest of its kind in the area. Our unwavering dedication to innovation and research truly distinguishes us, ensuring we remain at the forefront of industry advancements. When you choose us, you choose a genuine, empathetic approach, where your path to renewed self-confidence is tailored to your requirements. Immerse yourself in our unique concierge service, confident your facelift will be performed by one of the leading plastic surgeons in the country.

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Deep Plane Facelift FAQ

What distinguishes a deep plane facelift from a traditional facelift?

How long do deep plane facelift results last?

What is the cost of a deep plane facelift?

Can I combine a deep plane facelift with other procedures?

Are there any risks or complications associated with deep plane facelifts?

What distinguishes a deep plane facelift from a traditional facelift?

The deep plane facelift is a sophisticated technique that targets the deeper facial tissues, especially the SMAS layer, which contributes significantly to facial sagging due to aging. The surgeon repositions the deeper tissues and muscles, resulting in a more natural and enduring outcome. This procedure is ideal for those with moderate to significant facial aging, addressing sagging jowls, cheeks, and neck laxity. A traditional facelift involves tightening the skin and underlying muscles to address sagging and wrinkles. While it is less invasive than a deep plane facelift, it may not offer the same level of rejuvenation or longevity of results. A traditional facelift is typically recommended for those with mild to early moderate facial aging.

How long do deep plane facelift results last?

Deep plane facelifts are renowned for providing longer-lasting results than traditional facelifts due to their focus on the underlying SMAS layer. While individual results may vary, patients generally expect their results to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. It’s vital to remember, however, that a facelift cannot stop the natural aging process. To maintain your rejuvenated appearance, it’s essential to lead a healthy lifestyle, protect your skin from the sun, and consider non-surgical treatments to address any future signs of aging.

What is the cost of a deep plane facelift?

When considering the cost, it’s essential to prioritize the surgeon’s expertise and the quality of care over the price, as a well-performed facelift can provide long-lasting, natural-looking results. Traditional facelift surgeries may produce an outcome that looks pulled, tight, and stretched. We focus on the most advanced techniques, and our meticulous approach achieves results that appear exceptionally fresh and natural – not overdone or fake.

Can I combine a deep plane facelift with other procedures?

Yes, many patients opt to combine a deep plane facelift with other surgical or non-surgical procedures to achieve a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Some popular complementary procedures include a brow lift, lip lift, eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, and dermal fillers or Botox.

Are there any risks or complications associated with deep plane facelifts?

While the deep plane facelift is considered a safe and effective procedure, like any surgery, there are potential risks and complications. Some risks associated with this procedure could include bleeding, infection, scarring, nerve damage, or anesthesia complications. To minimize the possibility of complications, it’s crucial to choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in deep plane facelifts and to follow their pre-and post-operative care instructions closely.

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