Who’s a Good Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

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We’re all looking for the fountain of youth to keep us feeling and looking fabulous, right? Thankfully, in the world of facial cosmetic procedures, there are some pretty amazing advancements in surgical technique that can help us stay youthful and radiant. One of these modern techniques is called a deep plane facelift.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a surgical procedure that targets the deeper layers of facial tissues, providing a more natural, long-lasting, and rejuvenated appearance. It differs from traditional facelift techniques, which focus mainly on the superficial (top) skin layers. The deep plane facelift lifts the skin, fat, and facial muscles together as one unit. This creates a more natural result and completely avoids the “windblown” look that can be associated with poorly done traditional facelifts.

Good Candidates for Deep Plane Facelifts

Age-wise, it can be performed for almost anyone who is a good candidate for a traditional facelift. The deep plane technique can be effective for minor skin sagging that’s often seen in the 40’s as well as more severe jowling and deep wrinkling that many people in their 70s and 80s have. Dr. Athré has been able to achieve excellent results using this technique for a wide range of patients.

People with moderate to advanced signs of aging should give it a close look. If you’ve got more than just a few fine lines and wrinkles, a deep plane facelift can be a great option. This procedure can be particularly effective in tackling more severe sagging skin, jowls, and deeper wrinkles. It can be like an instant time machine for your face, taking years (or even decades) off your appearance!

You need to be in good overall health. As with any facial plastic surgery procedure, it’s essential to be in good health before going under the knife. If you have any chronic medical conditions, a family history of certain conditions, or you’re a smoker, you’ll want to talk with Dr. Athré to make sure you’re a good candidate for a deep plane facelift.

Keep your expectations realistic. While a deep plane facelift can work wonders, it’s not going to completely reverse all signs of aging on your face. It’s essential to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. After all, Dr. Athré is all about enhancing your natural beauty, not turning you into a different person.