What’s A Deep Plane Surgical Facelift?

A deep plane surgical facelift is a procedure that effectively lifts facial muscles, tissues, and fat. Traditional facelifts only tighten the surface of the skin, but a deep plane facelift targets the deep layers as well as the superficial layers to treat the structural changes that come with age. Many individuals choose a deep plane facelift because it results in a more natural-looking appearance as opposed to other procedures that can make the skin look too pulled-back.

Advantages of a Deep Plane Facelift

1. One of the biggest benefits of this procedure is that it produces results that look natural.

2. Another benefit of a deep plane surgical facelift is its long-lasting effects. By targeting the deeper layers, this procedure has long-term results.

3. A deep plane facelift requires minimal skin dissection, which reduces scarring. The doctor will strategically make incisions near the hairline to hide any scarring.

4. Dr. Ashruf provides a customized approach to ensure each patient has an effective treatment plan.

Who are Good Candidates for a Deep Plane Facelift?

This procedure is designed to target the mid to lower areas of the face. Good candidates for the procedure may have some of the following characteristics:

  • Advanced signs of aging, such as jowls and sagging
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Good general health
  • Non-smokers

Additionally, candidates interested in this procedure should have realistic goals with a commitment to proper aftercare.

What’s the Procedure for a Deep Plane Surgical Facelift?

The process for a deep plane surgical facelift includes:

1. Consultation – The first step in the procedure is a consultation with Dr. Ashruf. He will assess your needs and discuss your medical history and goals. If you’re an acceptable candidate for this procedure, Dr. Ashruf will explain the procedure and provide you with preoperative instructions.

2. Anesthesia- The surgeon administers anesthesia on the day of your appointment to ensure maximum comfort. Your medical history will help Dr. Ashruf choose which anesthesia is best for you.

3. Incisions- After the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Ashruf will make incisions at the natural crease of the face or at the hairline. Facial anatomy and specific goals help Dr. determine the precise location of the incisions for optimal results.

4. Lifting and Repositioning- The procedure is effective because it repositions the deeper facial structure. Dr. Ashruf will strategically lift and suspend targeted muscles to address loss of elasticity and sagging for a youthful appearance.

5. Redistributing Fat- After repositioning the muscles, Dr. will restore lost volume by redistributing facial fat.

6. Closing Incisions- After redistributing the facial fat, Dr. Ashruf places the skin back over the underlying structure and closes it with sutures. Dr. Ashruf meticulously binds the incisions to minimize scarring and maximize healing.

7. Recovery is key for the best results. Typically, patients return home the same day of the procedure. Pain medication and postoperative care can help reduce swelling. Dr. Ashruf will provide you with specific postoperative instructions that will help speed the recovery process.

Schedule a Consultation

Do you want to know more about a deep plane surgical facelift? Contact us at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland by filling out an online contact form to schedule a consultation.