A deep plane facelift, also known as a deep plane rhytidectomy, is a type of facelift surgery that addresses sagging and wrinkles by releasing the deep layers of the face, including the muscles and connective tissue. This procedure is typically recommended for patients with moderate to severe signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles, jowling, and loss of skin elasticity.

The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes 3 to 4 hours to complete. During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions in the hairline and behind the ears, allowing access to the deep layers of the face. The surgeon will then release and reposition the underlying fat and connective tissue, lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and sagging skin. In most cases, excess skin may also be removed.

Recovery from a deep plane facelift can take 2 to 3 weeks, and patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild disconfort during this time. It is important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including any restrictions on activity and the use of pain medication.

The results of a deep plane facelift can last for several years, although the rate of aging will continue and touch up or cosmetic procedures may be needed. It’s important to choose a qualified, experienced surgeon and discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the procedure and its potential risks.


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