A Deep Plane Facelift is a more powerful facelift which repositions the deep soft tissues of the face, usually performed with a Neck Lift. Not all facelifts are alike, nor is one single facelift suitable for every person. If you want longer-lasting and more natural looking results, a Deep Plane Facelift might be right for you.
A Deep Plane Facelift creates a backward and upward lift – towards the top of the ear – by tightening the SMAS which is the deeper layer of tissue beneath the skin. It avoids excessive tension on the skin and preserves more blood supply.
Dr Zacharia strives to provide his patients with a more youthful and refreshed, yet natural appearance without changing the underlying characteristics of the face. After surgery the patient should look like a younger, more rested version of herself or himself rather than looking like someone else. Most of our patients wish to avoid an “operated”, pulled or windswept appearance after facelift surgery.
A Deep Plane Facelift is a more powerful facelift which repositions the deep soft tissues of the face. Not all facelifts are alike, nor is one single facelift suitable for every person. If you want longer-lasting and more natural looking results, a Deep Plane Facelift might be right for you.
The deep plane facelift is a specialised technique in which short skin flaps are elevated and dissection is taken under the deep plane – a layer of fibrous tissue and muscle. This deep plane, which has excellent strength and blood supply, is repositioned and used to provide the strength of the lift. This reduces the tension on the skin closure and more effectively elevates the soft tissues of the midface, leading to a more natural appearance after surgery.
A Neck Lift – also known as Platysmaplasty – is a surgical procedure that can restore the skin around the neck to a youthful appearance, usually performed together with a Deep Plane Face Lift.
Most commonly, candidates select this procedure to address sagging or excess skin in the neck area, sometimes referred to as a “turkey wattle”. The procedure removes or alters the muscles and excess skin in your neck to give it a sleeker, leaner appearance. By creating more definition in the angle of the jaw, the appearance of the neck is greatly improved.
The ideal candidate for Deep Plane Facelift surgery is someone who is in good physical and mental health. Smokers are encouraged to quit at least 2 weeks before the procedure and it is also recommended to not drink alcohol before and after surgery. This promotes proper healing and aids in avoiding complications during the procedure.
Our experienced surgeon Dr Zacharia will explain what can be done to assist eligible candidates for this procedure. He will discuss the steps of the proposed surgery and the variables that may affect the procedure. Physical characteristics may affect the technical considerations.
At the consultation, Dr Zacharia will discuss the procedure, risks and limitations, costs involved, patient expectations and goals, as well as the recovery process. He will also conduct a medical examination and help the patient prepare both physically and mentally for Deep Plane Facelift Surgery.
Dr Zacharia will then provide a Deep Plane Facelift information packet that explains everything a patient should do and know before their surgery date.
Dr Zacharia and his anaesthetist will assist patients in making the decision regarding which type of anaesthesia is best for their individual procedure. Normally for Deep Plane Facelift surgery a general anesthesia is used.
No surgery is risk free. As with all procedures, there are number of risks and complications. Understanding the risks is imperative and Dr. Michael Zacharia discusses these openly with prospective patients in the initial consultation.
The chance that any of these complications may occur during the surgery or recovery is usually very small. The following is a list the most common risks that may occur, such as bleeding, infection, scarring, small burst blood vessels, etc.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Zacharia will answer any questions and make sure the patient fully understands all possible complications involved with the surgery.
Typically patients are presentable and able to return to work in about two to three weeks.