If you live in Southern California, one of the best ways to achieve lasting and significant changes in your sagging facial structure is to receive a deep plane facelift from Gregory Keller Plastic Surgery & Rejuvalase Medical Spa in Santa Barbara, CA. This type of lift is designed to create artistic, attractive changes in the appearance of your cheeks, neck, and other facial features.
Deep Plane Facelift Southern California
As you age, the ligaments and other structures in your face will begin to descend. A deep plane facelift will address these age-related changes and allow you to enjoy a renewed appearance for many years. To achieve this goal, we will use our advanced skills and experience to gently reposition the ligaments and tissues that are located in the deeper areas of your face.
We will also improve your superficial musculoaponeurotic system. This layer is sometimes called your SMAS, and it appears over your facial muscles. To achieve natural-looking changes in your face, we will reposition your SMAS and other facial structures at the same time. Moving these items as a unit will allow us to renew your face without causing your skin to look overly tight or artificial.
When Should I Use This Lift To Improve My Appearance?
Your facial tissues will age at a unique rate. As a result, you should think about your aesthetic objectives, the condition of your tissues, and other variables when you are scheduling your lift. If you experience early sagging problems, you might decide to get this type of lift when you are in your forties or fifties. If you do not experience these aesthetic changes until a later point in your life, you can decide to receive a lift when you are older.
Receiving an Early Lift
Adopting certain lifestyle habits can cause your facial tissues to sag at a relatively early age. If your parents and other close relatives had early sagging issues, you will be more likely to experience changes in the deeper structures of your face as you enter your forties and fifties. If your sagging skin bothers you, you might be a good candidate for a lift.
Receiving a lift may allow you to look a decade younger than you actually are. If you receive this beneficial lift when you are in your mid-forties, you might look like you are in your thirties after you complete your recovery period. When you receive this cosmetic procedure at this time in your life, you will probably be able to enjoy your lifted, more youthful look for many years.
Getting a Later Lift
You can also decide to receive this type of lift when you are more mature. If you use this aesthetic procedure to fix sagging issues at a later point, you might be able to enjoy the changes in your appearance for the rest of your life.
For example, you can decide to receive this lift when you are in your mid-sixties. If you get a lift at this time, you probably won’t need to spend your time and energy receiving additional lifts or other cosmetic procedures. Instead, you can enjoy your renewed appearance as you focus on your hobbies, vacations, and other enjoyable activities.
How Will I Begin The Process of Improving My Appearance?
If you are interested in this type of lift, you will need to set up a personalized consultation at our office in Santa Barbara. If you don’t have time to travel to our office, you can begin by emailing us images of your face. Seeing these images will help us to assess your facial structure and talk about procedures that might be right for you.
We will need to have an in-person meeting before we provide you with a deep plane facelift or other cosmetic procedure. During this important consultation, we will analyze your facial anatomy, review your personal objectives and preferences, and discuss any health conditions that you have. After we have completed this assessment, we can recommend specific aesthetic procedures for you.
Will This Facial Procedure Make Me Look Unnatural?
You may worry that your facial tissues will look overly tight or unnatural after you receive a lift. To avoid these issues, we will use advanced techniques to achieve realistic, attractive changes in the sagging structures on your face. Instead of looking frozen or stiff, you will have a soft and refreshed appearance once you have finished your recovery period.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Last?
Since we will use advanced techniques to help your recover from your lift, you will probably spend a short time away from your usual routine. That said, you will need to be ready to adjust your behavior during the initial phase of your recovery period.
Resting at Home
Under many circumstances, you will be able to go home after we have finished enhancing the structure of your face. Since you should not drive after you receive this type of procedure, you should ask your partner or a close friend to take you back to your house or apartment.
At this point, you should take it easy while your partner or friend prepares food for you, does your household chores, and helps you with other routine tasks. On the day after you receive your lift, you will probably be able to take off your bandages and start walking.
Completing Your Recovery Period
After several days have passed, you will probably feel comfortable going out in public if you put on a scarf and sunglasses. At this point, you may be able to begin doing work at your home. To help your tissues recover from your lift, we can provide you with a substance called tranexamic acid during your procedure. This useful substance can reduce your downtime and help you feel at ease when you go out in public.
After about ten to 14 days have passed, you will probably feel able to return to your workplace while you are wearing makeup. After over three weeks have gone by, you may be able to go back to your normal exercise routine and begin performing other physical activities.
Can I Use Other Cosmetic Treatments To Preserve the Changes in My Appearance?
We can extend the benefits of your aesthetic procedure by using a technique that is known as Integrative Rejuvenation. When you use this technique to preserve the changes in your facial structure, you will receive periodic treatments at our office in Santa Barbara. During these appointments, we will use a wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive methods to firm your skin and prolong the benefits of your deep plane lift.
If you are eager to extend the benefits of your lift in a non-invasive manner, you might be a good candidate for Ultherapy. We were one of the first aesthetic providers in the United States to offer this innovative skin-firming treatment. During your appointment, we will send high-intensity ultrasound waves into the muscles and skin in your target area. As we improve your appearance, we will use a specialized monitor to visualize the areas that we are treating.
We can use Ultherapy to tighten the skin on your neck, brow, eyebrows, and other locations. As you make new collagen fibers, the skin in these locations will become tighter and more lifted. In addition, this treatment can decrease wrinkles and lines that have changed the appearance of your upper chest. In general, you will see the most dramatic changes in your treatment area after about two to three months.
If you use microneedling to improve your look, we will use a minimally invasive technique to enhance the elasticity and volume of the skin in your desired location. This beneficial treatment is known as collagen induction therapy because this process will encourage you to make higher amounts of these structural proteins. In addition to firming your skin, this treatment can correct stretch marks, enlarged pores, age spots, and many other imperfections.
You will experience a gentle prickly feeling when we use our specialized device to transform your look. After this process is complete, we may instruct you not to shave your target area for a couple of days. You will notice an immediate change in your appearance, and your aesthetic problems will gradually decrease as you make new collagen proteins. This process will usually take a couple of weeks to complete.
FaceTite is an aesthetic treatment that can firm the skin on your cheeks, neck, and chin. We can also improve the appearance of the wrinkles that are located in the skin around your nose and the corners of your mouth. Before we begin to improve your target area, we will give you local anesthesia. Next, we will use a sophisticated machine to transmit radiofrequency energy into your treatment area.
This technique will tighten your skin without requiring you to deal with sutures or scars. After this process is finished, we may advise you to use over-the-counter medication to maintain your comfort levels. As you create new collagen fibers, your skin will become more voluminous, attractive, and soft. Since our radiofrequency energy is very powerful, you will probably be able to enjoy these positive changes in your target area for several years.
Following a customized skincare routine will help you preserve the effects of your deep plane lift. We can help you select products from the sophisticated DefenAge line that will moisturize your skin, minimize your lines, and provide you with other aesthetic benefits. For example, the 6-Week Perfection Neck Tightening Cream can be used to minimize folds, deep lines, and other imperfections that appear on your neck.
In addition, we can provide you with a 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream that will use peptides to hydrate your tissues and renew your skin. Similarly, the 1-Step Multi-Cleanse is an excellent product to incorporate into your beauty routine. This gentle cleanser will dissolve your makeup and remove debris from the surface of your skin. This product will also use natural prebiotics and other ingredients to hydrate your tissues and give you soft, beautiful skin.
Achieve a More Youthful Look
If you live in Southern California and you are tired of looking older and less energic than you feel, you should consider receiving a deep plane facelift. This type of lift will improve the deeper structures in your face and correct your sagging skin. To learn more about this cosmetic procedure, you should contact us at Gregory Keller Plastic Surgery & Rejuvalase Medical Spa in Santa Barbara, CA.