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Why Get a Deep Plane Facelift?

As we age, our faces change, taking different forms that create wrinkles, sunken cheeks, sagging jowls, and more. These changes can distract and disappoint anyone as their once youthful appearance takes on a more mature form. When addressing these concerns, there are several options to choose from. One of the most effective and long-lasting is a deep plane facelift.

Deep plane facelifts help address signs of aging and create defined features and the appearance of more elastic and firmer skin. Patients often choose a deep plane facelift because it is one of the only facial plastic surgeries that can create the most dramatic yet natural-looking facelift results. Read on to learn more about the deep plane facelift offered at Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine and how it compares to other forms of facial rejuvenation.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a variation of a traditional facelift designed to reposition tissue, release specific ligaments, and remodel deep facial tissues of the face, creating a younger, slimmer, and more natural-looking appearance.

Choosing a deep plane facelift allows Dr. Carson Huynh to achieve targeted, thorough lifting in certain areas without over-tightening others. In addition, Dr. Huynh can reposition the fat pads within the cheeks to model the mid-face zone better. Results of a deep place facelift have also proven to last longer than a normal rhytidectomy.

What Are the Differences Between a Traditional Facelift and A Deep Plane Facelift?

The incisions used during a deep plane facelift are similar to those used traditionally. However, how they are strategically placed allows Dr. Huynh to release and lift deep connective tissues and muscles in the folds of the mouth and jowls.

A deep plane facelift releases four ligaments that anchor connective tissue and muscles. This ensures the face is suspended in a way that creates natural yet dramatic improvements in appearance. Traditional facelifts tend to stretch the face since ligaments are kept in place. A deep plane facelift is proven safer, as the skin’s surface is left thicker to reduce the risk of injury or necrosis.

What Are the Benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift?

The main benefits that a deep plane facelift offers patients include a younger look, improved self-confidence, smoother skin, and fat redistribution. Our facial structure changes as the skin loses elasticity when we age. A deep plane facelift can restore volume to the cheeks, correct drooping in the eyes, and redistribute fat to enhance a youthful appearance without looking unnatural or overdone.

What Can I Expect from A Deep Plane Facelift Recovery?

The complete recovery after a deep plane facelift can take at least three weeks to heal. Bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort can be expected, especially during the first week. You’ll be instructed to wear a compression garment and neck support to help alleviate some inflammation and allow excess fluid to resolve properly. It’s recommended that you refrain from returning to work for at least two weeks and avoid all strenuous exercises and activities for at least six weeks. The time frame for which you can return to work will depend on how well you are recovering and the type of work you do. For example, an office job that involves mostly sitting will allow you to return to work sooner than a job that requires significant physical activity, such as lifting heavy objects or standing for long periods.

Is There Significant Scarring After a Deep Plane Facelift?

Like most surgical procedures, facelifts do offer the possibility of scars. The incision length will impact the position and appearance of scars depending on the areas being addressed during your facial rejuvenation. However, deep plane facelifts leave the most hidden and undetectable scars among the different types of rhytidectomy techniques. Dr. Huynh will discuss all post-op care and recovery with you during your consultation visit and how to care for your incisions to minimize potential scarring.

Do Deep Plane Facelifts Affect the Appearance of the Neck?

Elevating facial volume can also improve the appearance of jowls and soften nasolabial folds around the mouth. A deep plane facelift can be extended into the neck to address banding and loose jowls, creating long-lasting and natural improvements to the jawline and neck contours. Since the skin has minimal tension after a deep plane facelift, there is a low risk of tight or overdone results after this procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Carson Huynh to Perform Your Deep Plane Facelift?

A deep plane facelift surgeon should be well-versed, educated, and skilled in the anatomy of the facial nerves to minimize potential risks of damage to facial nerves during surgery. Dual-Certified Maxillofacial & Facial Plastic surgeon Dr. Carson Huynh is among the impressive few who have earned dual board certification. His education and skill using the Extended Multiplayer Multivector Facelift technique allow him to safely address multiple signs of aging in the face while creating youthful, long-lasting, and natural results.

To learn more about a deep plane facial and if it’s the right procedure for you,  please reach out to our office by calling (678) 412-0311 or completing the consultation form from our website and a member of our staff at Radiance Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine will be happy to assist you.

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