By Dana Corddry
In the upper echelons of Hollywood, there’s a very different standard of perfection in facelift procedures. For those in-the-know, there is only one true fountain of youth, and it is sought not only due to its exclusivity (only a handful of surgeons have the technical skills to pull it off), but also for its – well, its plausible deniability.
When you’re a household name or an international magnate, your face is an extension of your brand. In some cases, your face may BE your brand. That means that for the top 1% of celebrities, public icons, and C-level executives who expect a step above your run of the mill “amazing cosmetic work,” there is something superior: the deep plane facelift. Why is it the superior option for the world’s elite? Because when someone like deep plane facelift world expert Dr. Gregory Keller (who has offices in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara) works his magic, he takes 10 years off his patient’s face, with nary a hint that they’ve been touched by a scalpel. That’s right. We’re talking about an invisible facelift. Thanks to the highly advanced technique, its results are so natural, no naked eye can detect just where, why or how Keller’s patients are suddenly undeniably snatched, from hairline to clavicle. The bone structure is the same; there’s no swelling, no pulled back cheekbones or eyelids suggesting someone’s had work done.
It’s the fountain of youth gone private, the facelift you’ll never need to “own” to inquiring celebrity journalists, nagging social media bloggers or the general public. If you get a “Santa Barbara facelift” the way Dr. Gregory Keller performs them, you won’t even need to divulge your improvements to your closest loved ones – unless, that is, you want to share the long-awaited answer to defying gravity with a few friends. After all, what are friends for?
This was the approach – on a far more public scale, that Marc Jacobs recently took, when he visited his own New York surgeon, giving a middle finger to gravity by sharing an image post-op on his Instagram, to his 1.6M followers. In the image, taken one day after his deep plane facelift, Jacobs’ face is shrouded in bandaging. Ten days later, he shared a second shot, of himself riding in a chauffeured vehicle, looking startlingly younger, and without so much as a scratch or spot of redness, to belie his procedure.
The bold public move spread quickly, attracting media attention from the likes of The Robb Report, noting that “Popularized by celebrities like Marc Jacobs, deep-plane facelifts are far more natural than the nip-and-tuck jobs of the past,” and framing the new procedure as “the Franck Muller of facelifts: wildly expensive, hard to find, intelligently designed and, crucially, capable of weathering the years without falling apart. It is a major piece of surgery but, in the right hands, yields surprisingly natural-looking results with minimal downtime”. In short, the deep plane facelift, fast being dubbed the ‘Santa Barbara facelift’ in SoCal by those in or around Los Angeles, Ventura and Oxnard, is tailored to a distinct group of celebrities and patients who value quality and longevity, and are willing to pay for exclusively unprecedented results.
For Dr. Gregory Keller, the deep plane facelift world expert renowned for perfecting the procedure and educating the international surgical community on the technique, the deep plane facelift is at the very core of his practice. Keller Plastic Surgery aims to naturally restore youthful radiance and a beautiful glow to valued patients, through state of the art surgical and dermatological techniques. Marc Jacobs may have given the deep plane facelift a giant boost in the public sphere by proudly owning his own procedure, but there are myriad technical aspects to the deep plane facelift that only a seasoned and talented surgeon such as Dr. Keller can appreciate for its unique results. Keller has spent decades sharing his expertise in the area and training surgeons around the world in the technique that he helped pioneer.
With the deep plane facelift technique, “both the skin and the fibromuscular sheet beneath it are detached as a single unit. This means that no tension is placed on the skin, affording the patient plausible results and a whole world of potential facial expressions [. . .] Instead of a standard facelift’s cut-and-pull technique, the surgeon releases four key ligament groups around the cheeks and jaw, and moves everything upward rather than backward. This vertical reorientation automatically eliminates jowls and allows the cheek pads and muscles to sit higher on the face, giving a naturally youthful—as opposed to wildly altered—appearance (fat pads have an alarming habit of slipping down the face with age). An added bonus of targeting the mid-face in this fashion is that nasolabial folds (the lines that run from nose to outer chin) are ironed out in the process, too. Put simply: The lifting effect is voluminous and vertical rather than tight and horizontal”. (Meet the Deep-Plane Facelift, a Serious Procedure That Gets Natural-Looking Results) And, you may even save on those regular visits to your Derm for fillers!
As Dr. Keller travels the globe to perform the now insanely in-demand procedure for his international patient base (he recently flew to Dubai at a patient’s request, to perform the intricate technique), the requests at his Santa Barbara and Los Angeles based offices continue to pile up. “This is without a doubt, a game changer for any patient seeking natural looking results,” Keller says. “It’s simply better than anything else out there for reversing signs of age in a discreet and subtle way”.
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