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The aging process leaves sagged skin, wrinkles, deep creases, and loose skin that can make you feel uncomfortable. Luckily, a deep plane facelift can tighten, rejuvenate facial skin and leave you looking and feeling more youthful. 

A deep plane facelift is an invasive technique that focuses on the face's deep plane allowing for a more successful flattening of the nasolabial fold. Therefore, the procedure targets muscle and fat layers instead of skin pull.  

Who Can Have Deep Plane Facelift? 

Most prospective candidates struggle with aging-related effects such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark patches on the face, and other aging signs. 

To undergo a deep plane facelift: 

  • the candidate should be good overall physical health. 
  • Practitioners advise that the patient considering the procedure quit smoking at least a month before booking.
  • Besides, if you consider the procedure, have realistic expectations for your facelift results. In addition, facelift candidates should adequately understand the procedure and know what makes it a better fit than other procedures. 

Compared to most facelift techniques, deep plane facelift yields long-lasting results. Therefore, it is ideal if you do not want to seek facelift solutions regularly. A deep plane facelift results can last 10 to 15 years depending on the patient's age, lifestyle, and proper skincare post the procedure. 

Treatment Duration

On average, the deep plane procedure takes 5 to 7 hours. However, the treatment duration may vary depending on the patient, their surgical goals, and additional procedures for more youthful and rested outcomes. 

Besides, the duration varies based on the patient’s desired results or the surgical goals. 

Deep Plane Facelift Complication and Side Effects  

As with any facelift procedure, there are risks involved in a deep plane facelift. Thus, it helps if you are aware of the potential risks and associated complications. 

Specific risks/complications that could occur during or after deep-plane facelift include: 

  • Pain around the facial areas
  • Bruised and swelling 
  • Numbness around the facial area
  • Injury to facial nerves resulting in loss of sensation 
  • Facial asymmetry or irregular appearance on the face
  • Dissatisfaction with the results 
  • Hair loss around the incision sites 
  • Depression or other emotional changes after the facelift surgery

Before the procedure, make sure you talk to the medical practitioner about what to expect following the deep plane facelift. 

Deep Plane Facelift Recovery Time 

Deep plane facelift recovery may take 2-3 three weeks after the procedure. Most candidates report they fully recovered after 14 days following the procedure. However, it's worth noting that recovery time varies based on different factors. For instance, patients with other underlying issues may take longer to recover fully from the procedure. 

After the procedure, the medical practitioner will guide you on what to do to ensure faster healing and recovery. Make sure you follow the advice given by the doctor for faster and normal recovery. 

Deep Plane Facelift Success Rate

The deep plane facelift involves deep manipulation of the tissue. Therefore, the success rate is higher than other facelift procedures available today. However, to ensure a higher success rate, the patient must follow the advice from the practitioner before and after the procedure. 

The results of deep plane facial could last between 10 to 15 years depending on the patient's age and post-procedure care.

Alternative Treatments

An alternative treatment to a deep plane facelift is SMAS facelift. Like the deep plane facelift, the SMAS targets the lower-two thirds of the face. Besides, the procedure will address sagging skin, excess facial fat, jowls, and loss of cheek volume. 

The SMAS technique is also a less invasive procedure than traditional facelift surgery. The procedure involves incisions at the temples above the hairline to ensure proper concealing. 

Compared to various facelift alternatives, Deep Plane Facelift addresses different facelift appearances to a great degree. The superiority of deep plane facelift is because it focuses on the muscle layers of the face. Therefore, repositioning the layers ensures more effective elimination of the aging signs and provides a more natural result. 

 

How Is The Procedure Performed? 

A practitioner will perform the deep plane facelift in the operating room. Before the procedure, the doctor will place you under deep sedation with local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The doctor removes excess skin and closes the deep plane facelift incisions. The medical practitioner will wrap your face using a soft cotton dressing to provide pressure and minimize bruising and swelling. 

What Does Deep Plane Facelift Involve?

  • Consultations 

During your online consultations, the doctor will evaluate your anatomical needs. He will listen to your expectations and develop the best recommendations based on the optimal facial rejuvenation requirements. The consultant will then advise you on the best location and best deep-plane facelift surgeons for your procedure. 

  • Appointment Booking 

After the initial consultations, the medical practitioner will help you book the appointment. The process considers your availability and preferences in terms of date and time. Upon appointment confirmation, you will receive a go-ahead to book travel and accommodation.

  • Meeting With the Doctor 

Upon arrival, you will meet the deep plane facelift surgeon, who will carry out further examinations to understand your concerns. The doctor will ask questions about your health record and the expectations. This information guides the doctor in customizing the procedure to ensure the operation is risk-free. 

  • Actual Procedure 

The procedure will take 5 to 7 hours, depending on the areas to address. After the procedure, the doctor will transfer you to the recovery room. 

What Should I Expect After Deep Plane Facelift? 

The day after surgery, expect bruising and numbness around the face. Also, there is a likelihood of feeling some pain around the areas where the doctor has placed the incisions. However, the bruising and pain disappear after the procedure's first week. 

You might feel some discomfort in the area of incisions. Keep taking the medication prescribed to ease the pain. In excess pain or bruising, contact the doctor for advice on what to do. 

FAQ

What is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Deep Plane Facelift? 

A facelift is a general term describing procedures to attain a smooth and youthful facial appearance. The Deep plane facelift is one of the minimally invasive procedures done by qualified practitioners to aid facelift. 

How Painful is a Deep Plane Facelift? 

The deep plane facelift is far less painful and requires much less time for healing. However, the patients may report tightness, tingling, and bruising around the face following the facelift procedure. 

Is Deep Plane Better Than SMAS?

SMAS lift raises the skin and the SMAS layers separately rather than together. Therefore, the SMAS allows better control and customization in restoring individual facial shape than Deep Plane Facelift. 

Is deep plane facelift cost abroad affordable?

In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the deep plane facelift cost like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 

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