The quest to look and feel our best is not new, but the techniques available to accomplish this goal are. A deep plane face lift, available right here in Beverly Hills, can take the results of a typical face lift to the next level. This procedure is available to impact more areas of the face while giving you incredibly natural-looking results. If you have felt that your image in the mirror is not an accurate reflection of who you are on the inside lately, this may be the procedure for you.
What Exactly is a Deep Plane Face Lift?
Generally speaking, a typical face lift involves pulling the skin and tissues up in order to give the jawline and neck a more contoured look. On the other hand, a deep plane face lift will actually reposition the tissue, giving you very natural-looking results and making a bigger impact. Both the fat and the muscle of the face can be repositioned. One of the biggest advantages of this treatment over traditional options is that it can help the mid-face and other portions of the face as well. Due to how it works, this treatment is considered to be more effective at addressing deeper issues.
Understanding the SMAS Lift
When it comes to the history of the face lift procedure, there was a stop in between the traditional version and the deep plane one. The SMAS technique was developed to try to eliminate the stretched look of a traditional face lift. Named after the layer of tissue it works on, the SMAS, or superficial musculo-aponeurotic system, lift involves moving a layer of muscle along with the skin. While this does leave the person with more natural-looking results, it involves separating the skin from the muscle. In a deep plane face lift in Beverly Hills, these layers are kept together. A SMAS lift can also only address the lower third of your face.
What to Expect with a Deep Plane Face Lift
Before anything else can happen, a consultation at our office in Beverly Hills must take place. This initial meeting will allow you to give us your exact goals for the treatment while also learning more about all of your treatment options. It will also allow us to do a physical examination of the face and learn more about your health and medical history. Expect to discuss current medications and previous surgical procedures. If it is determined that a deep plane face lift is the best option for you, we can begin creating a personalized treatment plan that aims to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
You will be given instructions for the days and weeks leading up to the surgery. They can vary slightly from person to person but can include things such as stopping blood thinning medications in the weeks prior and consuming no alcohol for a set number of days prior to the surgery. Smokers are strongly encouraged to quit smoking in the weeks before as well as after their procedure.
The exact placement of your incisions will depend on your individual needs. Care will be taken to hide them as thoroughly as possible. Although the exact details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, the incisions typically start at the hairline near the temples, go along the natural line in front of the ear, and then in the crease behind the earlobe before finishing near the lower scalp region.
Why Choose a Deep Plane Face Lift in Beverly Hills?
As mentioned above, a traditional face lift involves stretching the skin on top of the existing facial structure. This can sometimes lead to unnatural-appearing results. There is the risk that your face will look stretched and it will be obvious that you had “work done.” The results of a deep plane face lift are designed to be much longer-lasting and more dramatic, all while giving you a natural look when all is said and done.
This procedure gives us the ability to move the midfacial tissues back to where they belong inside the cheek. The result is more voluminous cheeks and a more youthful facial shape overall. Your new and improved look will be supported by underlying muscles, giving you natural-looking results that can last for years.
Is a Deep Plane Lift More Complicated Than Other Methods?
Generally speaking, no. While it requires more skill and precision on the surgeon’s part, the patient experiences no more side effects or risk of complications than with any other method of face lift. Since the work is done further underneath the skin, the visible signs of surgery tend to be less visible. This means many people are more comfortable returning to their normal lives sooner with this technique than with others. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
What are the Benefits of a Deep Plane Face Lift?
There are many reasons to consider this treatment if you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your face in the Beverly Hills area. Keep in mind the following benefits:
- It can add volume to the cheeks.
- It can address the nasolabial folds.
- Results are more natural in appearance.
- Scars are barely, if at all, visible.
- It uses muscle repositioning, rather than skin tension, to give you results.
- The entire facial structure can be reconfigured at one time.
- It preserves your unique facial appearance.
- It restores the heart-shape to the face.
- Results can last for years depending on the situation.
Who is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
This is a great treatment option for both men and women who are frustrated by the way their face is aging. It is more commonly done on those who are in their 40s and 50s, as this is when facial volume loss typically begins to really show itself. If you are looking to tighten the skin of your neck and jaw while also adding volume to your cheeks and correcting deep wrinkles, this may be the procedure for you. A thorough evaluation of your face will be done at your consultation here in Beverly Hills to ensure that this is the treatment option that will give you the best results.
Like with any form of plastic surgery, it is important that you are in good overall health. After your consultation, you should have a good understanding of what to expect. You should also have realistic expectations regarding your recovery and results. Being a non-smoker is considered helpful because smoking has been proven to slow down the body’s ability to heal.
Good candidates for this procedure include those who are looking to address:
- Moderate to severe facial lines
- Facial laxity (loose skin)
- Loss of facial volume
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
What is the Recovery Like?
While this procedure is a bit more involved than a traditional face lift, it is actually easier on the body than some of the other types. The incisions often result in less bruising and swelling. You can expect to take some time off from work. The amount of time varies. How physically active your job is will impact this. After this initial length of time, makeup can typically be applied to cover any slight bruising that may remain. Strenuous exercise should generally be avoided until otherwise directed in order to give your body time to heal.
Everyone is also given personalized aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. These instructions include things such as keeping your head elevated for a set amount of time. In most cases, people go home the same day as their procedure. As you can imagine, the exact recovery timeline will vary from person to person and can be discussed in greater detail at your consultation.
What About the Results?
You will be able to see some improvements right away after your treatment, although the full impact will not be obvious until total healing has taken place. The results of this procedure are considered to be very long-lasting, with improvements typically sticking around for years. Again, results and the amount of time they last can vary. Keep in mind that everyone ages differently. Aging, sun exposure, gravity, lifestyle choices, and other factors will all impact how long your results will last.
Learn More About Your Face Lift Treatment Options
If you are interested in learning more about this procedure and what it can do for you, reach out to Kadz Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation. This is an important first step in the process. A deep plane face lift performed in the comfort of our Beverly Hills surgical facility may be just what you have been looking for to refresh your look and boost your confidence. For your convenience, we offer a variety of face lift types, including deep plane, SMAS, and midface. During your consultation at our office, you can get more information about each type and find out which one will work best in your case. Contact us today to set up your appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!