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Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is a type of full facelift surgery that tightens the midface below the muscular and soft tissue layer known as the SMAS. Procedure includes a deeper layer than in a traditional facelift. It includes not only the jowls and neck areas, but also release the cheek ligaments and elevate the cheek fat pads and muscles. Deep plane facelifts can be combined with other facial procedures, such as a brow lift and eyelid surgery for full facial rejuvenation. Not all facelifts address the neck, so be sure to discuss your goals in your initial consultation with Dr. Liliav our double board-certified plastic surgeon.

Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift Procedure

To be consider a good candidate, first and foremost you should be in good overall physical health. Your personal aging signs could determine how successful surgery will be. To get a clearer understanding of what the deep-plane facelift could do for you, it’s best to discuss your concerns with Dr.Liliav and determine whether a deep-plane facelift or a different method would be most effective in achieving the results you want to see.

  • Concerns include: Lines, creases, wrinkles, deep nosolabial folds, crepey skin around the eyes and mouth, Sagging skin at the jawline and lower face because of loss of muscle tone and elasticity.
  • Patients undergoing surgery should stop smoking six weeks prior to surgery, and they avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) and herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding for two weeks prior to surgery.

Deep Plane Facelift FAQ

  • Q. What areas of the midface are addressed by a deep plane facelift procedure?


    • Nasolabial folds
    • Jowling
    • Festoons
    • Facial Dimples
  • Q. What to expect after a Deep Plane Facelift

    A younger, vibrant and healthy impression, yet still look like yourself is the goal of the procedure. Not pulled or altered in a surgical way.

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