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Deep Plane Facelift in Newport Beach, CA

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A Deeper Beauty

Rejuvenate your face and achieve a more youthful appearance with a deep plane facelift! This procedure corrects sagging in the mid-face leading to deep laugh lines, improves the appearance of jowls, and tightens the neck, which gives you a refreshed look. It's also known to be more effective compared to a traditional facelift.

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery used to improve the appearance of the face. It can be used to correct wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging.

The procedure involves making incisions around the ears, lifting the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), also known as facial muscles, and repositioning it to its original and youthful position. Then, the excess skin is trimmed. This type of facelift typically produces more natural-looking results than other types of traditional facelifts.

The deep plane facelift was first developed in the early 1990s. The main advantage of this type of facelift is that it can be used to target specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck. This allows for more customized results. In addition, the deep plane facelift is less likely to cause visible scars than other types of facelifts.

neck lift patient model with long brown hair

What are the differences between a Deep Plane Facelift and a traditional facelift?

One of the main differences between a deep plane facelift and a traditional facelift is how the SMAS is treated. In a SMAS lift, mobile SMAS tissue is folded over itself and sutured to a non-mobile SMAS. With a deep plane facelift, the SMAS is entered at deeper layers, and all the ligaments that hold the loose and sagging portion of the face are released. This allows the surgeon to mobilize the underlying tissues and reposition them to a more vertical and lifted position, resulting in a more natural-looking lift.

In contrast, the traditional facelift ligaments are not released; therefore, there are restriction points that limit the lift. Another advantage of a deep plane facelift to SMAS lift is the elevation of the midface and reducing the deep nasolabial folds. Recovery times can also vary. Since more tissue is involved during a deep plane facelift, it involves more trauma and swelling, leading to a longer recovery. However, deep-plane facelift results are often more long-lasting than those of a traditional facelift.

Benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift can improve quality of life by providing a more youthful appearance, leading to an increase in confidence and self-esteem. The procedure can also be used to correct functional problems, such as drooping cheeks or a sagging chin.

There are many benefits to undergoing a deep plane facelift. This type of facelift can:

  • Improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging
  • Target specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck
  • Produce more natural-looking results than other types of facelifts
  • Be less likely to cause visible scars than other types of facelifts
  • Have long-lasting results
female deep plane facelift patient model smiling at the camera

Am I a candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

Most people with a moderate to severe aging face are considered good candidates for a deep plane facelift. However, some medical conditions may make someone ineligible for treatment. These include:

Smokers

People who smoke tend to have poor healing and skin necrosis.

Autoimmune disorders

Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, can make someone ineligible for this procedure. This is because these conditions can make it difficult for the body to heal from surgery.

Bleeding disorders

People with bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, may not be able to have a deep plane facelift. This is because bleeding disorders can make it difficult for the body to stop bleeding after surgery.

If you are considering a deep plane facelift, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your medical history and whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Consultation and Preparation

The surgeon will assess the patient's medical history during the consultation and conduct a physical examination. The surgeon will also discuss the patient's goals for treatment and explain the risks and benefits of a deep plane facelift. Once the consultation is complete, the surgeon will determine if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure.

Procedure

A deep plane facelift is typically performed under general anesthesia, but Dr. Sadati is able to perform it under twilight sedation.

With a constant infusion of IV sedatives, the patient is in a deep state of sleep and relaxation without being intubated (similar to colonoscopy anesthesia). Once the patient is asleep, the entire face is numbed with local anesthesia, such as Xylocaine. Then, the surgeon makes well-hidden incisions on the skin around the ears and under the chin.

Once the incisions are made, the surgeon will slightly lift the skin to access the underlying SMAS and muscles. The surgeon will then release the ligaments of the face and elevate the SMAS and reposition it by suturing it to a vertical and lifted position. Finally, the excess skin is trimmed, and the incisions will be closed with very fine sutures. Drains are required to reduce bruising. The face and neck are warped with bandages to reduce swelling. The entire procedure usually takes about three to four hours to complete.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Most people experience some bruising, swelling, and redness after a deep plane facelift. These side effects typically resolve within two weeks. However, it may take several months for the final results of the procedure to become apparent.

You may be advised to take it easy for the first week or two after undergoing a deep plane treatment. For several weeks, you will be urged to avoid strenuous exercise and sunlight exposure.

Most people can return to work and other activities within two weeks.

Orange County Deep Plane Facelift surgeon

Why Dr. Sadati?

Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation. He has extensive experience performing facelift surgery and has been recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in the country.

Dr. Sadati is dedicated to delivering natural-looking outcomes for his patients. He does so by combining cutting-edge surgical methods and equipment with the most up-to-date medical innovations.

Schedule Your Newport Beach, CA Deep Plane Facelift Consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati Today

If you are considering a deep plane facelift, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati. During your consultation, Dr. Sadati will assess your facial structure and skin quality to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. He will also discuss your goals for treatment. To schedule your consultation, please call us at (949) 706-7776 or fill out our online form. We look forward to meeting you!

DEEP PLANE FACELIFT FAQS

No, a deep plane facelift is not painful. The procedure is performed under twilight sedation and local anesthesia, which means while the patient is asleep, the entire face is anesthetized with lidocaine and marcaine.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a deep plane facelift, such as hematoma and nerve injury.

No, a deep plane facelift is not permanent. A well-performed facelift will erase 10-15 years of the face, but the skin will become lax as we age. However, the results of the procedure are long-lasting. Most people experience results that last for ten years or longer.

There is no “ideal” age to get a deep plane facelift. However, most deep plane facelift patients are around 50-70 years old.

The cost of a neck lift will vary based on each patient's unique needs, and whether it is combined with another like surgery, such as a facelift.

The cost of a deep plane facelift is determined by several factors, such as location and the surgeon’s experience and popularity. Costs have been reported to start at $25,000, with some reporting costs of $250,000. Discuss costs with our office during your consultation.

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359 San Miguel Dr, Suite 200 Newport Beach CA 92660

Clients from around the globe travel to see Dr. Sadati for his surgical expertise. He and his surgical team provide the highest standard of patient care, from the initial consultation, to complete recovery and conclusion of your care. Our friendly staff is available to accommodate you in any way that we can.