The Rising Popularity of Facelifts & Facial Cosmetic Trends
Instagram has made aesthetic terms like lip flips, red light therapy and radiofrequency microneedling part of our beauty vernacular.
Social media has generally pushed plastic surgery procedures further into the spotlight, so it’s really no surprise that they’re making the deep plane facelift so well-known that patients are now asking for it by name.
Let’s take a deep dive into the publicly trending surgery that any facelift connoisseur will want to take note of.
Why the sudden trend?
Patients are jumping on the deep plane facelift train, which is trending on Instagram. In addition, celebrities are showing off their results, further validating the restorative power of the facelift. Even plastic surgeons who perform facelifts are gaining popularity in search results, reviews and social media.
The difference in the perceived age in before-and-after pictures of a deep plane facelift can be striking. Additionally, the deep plane facelift allows for balanced rejuvenation of the lower two-thirds of the face to avoid a tight look.
What is a Deep Plane Facelift?
Seeing as the face consists of different layers, the deep plane facelift is the most complex out of all the facelifts and consists of a deep dissection and surgical elevation of the lower facial plane.
The deep plane layer exists below a thick fibrous sheet of tissue known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), while other facelifts raise the skin and SMAS separately; the deep plane facelift lifts everything as one unit.
In a true deep plane lift, the dissection plane is entered quickly.
The benefits to collectively lifting this layer are that it preserves the blood supply to the skin and maintains the facial features’ innate appearance, while leaving the attachments to the skin intact, so it heals faster and looks more natural.
Most facelifts necessitate pulling back the facial tissues; While this diminishes wrinkles, it does so at the expense of creating a somewhat unnatural appearance.
A deep plane facelift uses a more vertical lift, which counteracts the effects of gravity. There’s also some change in volume distribution, which moves from the lower cheek to the upper cheek.
Although the face is the epicenter of the deep plane facelift, the neck isn’t neglected from the surgery since the SMAS is continuous with the platysma muscle.
In other words — as the SMAS moves down the face, it becomes the platysma muscle; thus, elevating the tissues in this plane, lifts the face and neck and improves the midface.
How much does a deep plane facelift cost?
On the low end, a deep plane facelift costs between $25,000 and $50,000; Some plastic surgeons charge close to $300,000, depending on their location and experience.
Tacking on additional procedures further increases the overall price — So why is the deep plane facelift exceedingly more expensive?
Even though it’s been around for 30 years now, many plastic surgeons are are either not or experienced trained in it, or aren’t comfortable performing it.
How long do the results last?
A deep plane facelift lasts ten to 15 years. If you never do another treatment or procedure, you will always look younger than someone who hasn’t had surgery.
How you care for your skin and face post-surgery — proper skin care, sun avoidance, and in-office treatments — can also help maximize the results.
What about scarring?
The scars will be small, thin white lines in front of and behind the ears and in the sideburns and hairline. Your surgeon may make an additional incision under the chin to address the neck further.
The recovery is similar to a traditional facelift, despite the deep dissection. Expect two to three weeks of social downtime with some swelling and bruising. After six weeks, you should feel ready to attend a special event and show off your beautifully rejuvenated face.
When it comes to getting a facelift, you want to make sure you’re in good hands — That’s why it’s so important to choose an experienced plastic surgery specialist who will give you the results you’re looking for.
If you’re considering a facelift in Los Angeles, our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Ayechni., will guide you through the process, and determine the procedure plan best suited for your needs.
To learn more about our award-winning plastic surgery services in LA, or to schedule a consultation at Westside Face, feel free to reach out to us by phone 310-905-8481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.