Deep Plane Facelift
Changes in the face caused by aging can be much deeper than the skin. The muscles and tissues may also sag, affecting the appearance of the face. Dr. John Anastasatos is a top plastic surgeon at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery, offering exceptional, natural options in facelift procedures. To address more pronounced aging of the face, Dr. Anastasatos offers the deep plane facelift at our medical facility in Beverly Hills.
Facelifts are the gold standard to address multiple issues related to aging in the face. The drooping jowls, deep smile lines, midface sagging and wrinkled skin are common indicators of aging. This is as gravity pulls skin and tissue downward and elasticity of the skin gives out. A traditional, or SMAS, facelift elevates the skin and superficial musculo aponeurotic system to restore a more youthful position and appearance. While this is effective, some patients may have deeper sagging concerns that need more advanced techniques to create natural, long-lasting results. This is where the deep plane facelift is needed.
Natural, Sustained Facelifts
With a deep plane facelift, the entire skin and SMAS is lifted together as one unit. This eliminates pulling on the skin or muscle, and the entire facial tissue is elevated at the same time. This technique is more complex, going deeper than a traditional facelift. However, for those in the later stages of aging, the deep plane facelift can have the most natural and sustained results. Deep plane facelifts can also be used with younger patients who want the results to last longer and slow down the aging progression.
Facelift procedures vary, depending on the patient. For some, a SMAS facelift is all that is needed to create the desired results. For others, a deep plane facelift is a better solution. Dr. Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery offers a variety of facelifts, all with exceptional, natural results for his patients. Contact our clinic in Beverly Hills to schedule a facelift consultation to determine if a deep plane facelift is the right option for you.