When it comes to facelift surgery, today’s menu of options is expansive. Modern and advanced techniques now allow patients to turn back the hands of time with less scarring and less downtime than ever before. However, when it comes to the longest-lasting and most natural-looking results in facelift surgery, the deep plane facelift technique continues to earn the highest ranks. Why is the deep plane facelift so superior? And how does this technique differ from past or more traditional facelift surgery?
To understand the deep plane facelifting technique, you must first understand the SMAS or the Subcutaneous Musculo-Aponeurotic System. This is essentially the deeper layer of muscle and tissues that give framework and support to your facial skin. Unfortunately, as gravity takes its toil as we age, the midface region begins to sag as the skin becomes especially droopy and wrinkled around the mouth and jaw line. This results in unwanted jowls, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
A traditional facelift only lifts and pulls the skin to address midface sagging; this can look unnatural and create an “overdone” appearance. The deep plane facelift, on the other hand, targets the SMAS layer of the face. By lifting and repositioning this deeper layer, patients can take advantage of a facelift that offers results that are not only more natural-looking but provide greater sustainability as well. In essence, the deep plane facelift gives patients the best long-term return on their plastic surgery investment.
There is one important stipulation to know when choosing a deep plane facelift: it requires a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. In general, working with the SMAS layer of the faces requires intricate knowledge and delicate artistry. Fortunately, New York patients have access to one of the very best plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Maurice Khosh.
Dr. Khosh is a distinguished plastic surgeon with the ability to offer a full menu of facelift procedures, including the deep plane facelift, stem cell facelift, revision facelift, mini facelift and non-surgical facelift. He listens carefully to a patient’s aesthetic concerns and personal preferences before recommending the best type of facelift procedure.
Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10065