My mid-face and cheeks have fallen. What can I do to lift them?
Recently, the deep plane facelift has attracted a great deal of press due to the many A-listers and celebrities in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles opting for this technique to turn back the years, and regain their youthful appearances. Many patients who’ve undergone a range of procedures ultimately opt for the deep plane facelift when seeking a solution to the signs of aging. Dr. Keller’s Los Angeles and Santa Barbara patients rave about their amazing results, with good reason: the deep plane facelift procedure is able to deliver results beyond what a traditional facelift, or alternative combination of treatments or procedures, can accomplish. Indeed, when performed by a seasoned expert like Dr. Gregory Keller, a deep plane facelift can deliver staggeringly beautiful results that last for decades, and eliminate the need for further “maintenance” treatments. Dr. Keller is recognized the world over as the leading expert in the deep plane facelift technique. He sits on the faculty as a Clinical Professor at UCLA, where he teaches his advanced technique to surgical fellows. It is this level of expertise and artistry that you want to seek when selecting a surgeon, to ensure that your results will bring you life enhancing benefits like improved confidence, and feeling great in your own skin.
One reason why patients love their deep plane facelift results so much, is that the deep plane facelift technique puts less tension on the skin than the traditional SMAS facelift. The deep plane method alleviates that well-known “pulled” appearance in target areas of the face, where your surgeon is addressing deep wrinkles. The results from a deep plane facelift also last longer than those of a traditional facelift, allowing you to go under the knife less often, or only once, without needing “touch-ups” down the road. How is this possible?
Deep Plane Vs. Traditional Facelift Procedures: What Sets the Deep Plane Facelift a Step above?
A deep plane facelift elevates the skin, muscles, and SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) together as one unit. Because this procedure involves more complex dissection, the “deep plane” technique requires an expert surgeon with extensive experience like Dr. Keller, to achieve the patient’s desired results. Dr. Keller has performed thousands of deep plane facelifts for his clients, from his Los Angeles and Santa Barbara offices.
Dr. Keller’s technique has several advantages and produces a “natural look” that hides the fact that a facelift was performed. Through the use of advanced technology and medications, Dr. Keller has also reduced the recovery period of a “deep plane” facelift to the same or less than a minilift. A deep plane facelift elevates the skin, muscles, and SMAS together as one unit.
Whereas a deep plane facelift procedure raises the SMAS all in one piece, a traditional facelift requires a simpler technique, and works differently. The SMAS facelift raises only the SMAS tissue and the skin’s top layer. This “traditional facelift” technique requires an incision behind each ear that extends from ear to ear, which surgeons work to hide in the patient’s hairline.
When performed correctly by an experienced and adept surgeon, a deep plane facelift will provide the following benefits:
- Tightening of sagging skin.
- Smoothing smile lines.
- Lifting jowls.
- Creating a more youthful appearance.
- Very long-lasting results
- Beautifully sculpted and/or recontoured jawline
If you are considering a facial cosmetic procedure, and would like to learn more about your options and what benefits a deep plane facelift procedure can provide, we welcome you to contact us at our Santa Barbara or Los Angeles offices, to schedule a consultation!