The facelift stands as one of the most effective solutions for countering signs of facial aging. With a proven track record, this procedure targets multiple concerns like sagging skin, diminished jawline definition, jowls, and fine lines. Opting for a facelift can grant patients a revitalized appearance, instilling a newfound self-assurance and confidence.
What is an Extended Deep Plane Facelift?
The extended deep plane facelift is a specialized procedure that can effectively reverse signs of facial aging while maintaining a natural and rejuvenated appearance. Unlike traditional SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) or mini facelifts, the extended deep plane technique provides longer-lasting results, avoids the overly tightened “windswept” look, and can properly address aging-related changes of the midface, lower face, and neck.
The "deep plane" refers to the potential space created by a natural, embryologic cleavage plane between the SMAS-platysma layer of the face and the facial muscles responsible for facial expressions. With this approach, the sub-SMAS level is lifted, preserving the attachment of the skin to the SMAS layer. This ensures a more natural and balanced outcome without the appearance of excessive tightness. Additionally, the deep plane technique addresses the tethering points of the face, which allows mobilization and elevation of the cheeks and restoring their natural volume over the cheekbones.
One of the significant benefits of the deep plane facelift is its ability to deliver enduring results that surpass those achieved by other techniques. By repositioning the underlying structures and addressing multiple signs of aging, this procedure offers a comprehensive and long-lasting solution for facial rejuvenation.