The deep plane facelift is a highly advanced facelift technique that can deliver the most transformative and dramatic results when compared to other facelift methods. It has the potential to effectively and noticeably reverse the signs of aging, taking years off your appearance and restoring a more youthful look to your face.
Compared to the traditional facelift (SMAS), the deep plane facelift targets deeper structures in the face, including the facial ligaments, muscles, and connective tissue. This approach allows for greater lifting and a more natural-looking outcome. The deep plane facelift is especially effective at reversing the signs of aging, taking years off your appearance.

What are the advantages of a deep plane facelift?

A deep plane facelift has several advantages compared to other facelift techniques.
Firstly, it provides the most dramatic and long-lasting results, which can significantly reverse the signs of aging and take decades off your appearance.
Secondly, because it targets deeper structures of the face such as the retaining ligaments and facial muscles, it allows for a more natural-looking result with less tension on the skin.
Thirdly, the deep plane technique can address a wider range of facial aging concerns, including jowls, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and midface sagging.

Traditional facelift vs Deep Plane facelift

The deep plane facelift targets deeper tissues and muscles compared to traditional facelifts such as SMAS facelifts, resulting in more durable and long-lasting results. Although it is a more invasive procedure, Dr. Turner can achieve effective and long-lasting outcomes through this technique.
Typically, the results of a deep plane facelift can last up to 10 to 15 years or even longer, while a SMAS facelift, which is less invasive and more superficial, can also provide results that last for up to a decade or more.
With the deep plane facelift technique, Dr. Turner has the ability to release and reposition ligaments to a higher location, as well as tighten and lift the facial muscles. Additionally, this technique allows him to address any herniated fat pads that may be causing droopy jowls on the sides of the face. While more invasive, the deep plane facelift offers more extensive lifting, longer-lasting results, and a more natural appearance.

How long does a Deep Plane facelift last?

A deep plane facelift is an advanced facelift technique that targets deeper tissues and muscles, resulting in more significant lifting and more natural results compared to traditional facelifts like SMAS facelifts. The procedure allows plastic surgeons to release and reposition ligaments in a higher location, tighten facial muscles, and target herniated fat pads causing excessive droopy jowls.
The results of a deep plane facelift can last up to 10 to 15 years, often longer, making it a long-lasting solution to reverse the signs of aging. However, it’s important to note that the results of any facelift will eventually fade due to aging, sun exposure, and gravity. In some cases, patients may require a second facelift after a decade or more to maintain the desired results.

Recovery after a Deep Plane facelift.

Despite being a more invasive procedure than the SMAS facelift, the recovery process for a deep plane facelift is quite similar. During your recovery, you may experience symptoms such as swelling, bruising, mild pain, and numbness around the incisions. These symptoms typically peak during the first week of recovery and gradually subside. The complete recovery after a deep plane facelift usually takes 3-5 weeks, but you can resume most of your daily routines and light work as early as 7-10 days after the procedure.
While sports and intense exercise should be avoided during the recovery period, walking is encouraged. You can start picking up the pace during the third week of recovery and gradually increase your physical activity over the coming weeks.
The results of a deep plane facelift are immediately noticeable once the bandages are removed. While the results will settle around 6 weeks after the procedure, they will continue to improve over the following months as residual swelling subsides.