A deep plane facelift is a type of surgical facelift that targets the deeper layers of the face, specifically the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer. This technique involves separating and lifting the skin and underlying tissues from the SMAS layer, which is then repositioned and tightened to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Compared to traditional facelifts, which focus primarily on tightening the skin, a deep plane facelift provides a more comprehensive and long-lasting result. It can improve the appearance of sagging jowls, nasolabial folds, and the mid-face region. The recovery time for a deep plane facelift is typically longer than for other types of facelifts due to the deeper nature of the surgery.
Our certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr Kim Meathrel, has over 19 years experience. She will discuss the best surgical option to help you meet your goals.