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A deep plane facelift, an evolution of the widely sought-after facelift (rhytidectomy), is a powerful approach to facial rejuvenation. Dr. DeVictor offers this innovative facelift in Scottsdale to reposition deep facial tissues, resulting in longer-lasting and natural-looking outcomes.

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A deep plane facelift is a comprehensive surgical procedure to address the signs of facial aging. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, resulting in sagging, wrinkles, and a less youthful appearance. Traditional facelifts primarily focus on tightening the skin’s surface, sometimes leading to a stiff or unnatural appearance. To overcome this limitation, SMAS facelifts were introduced, which addressed both the skin and the superficial musculature beneath it.

However, the results from SMAS facelifts often lacked longevity because they didn’t address the deeper structures of the face. Enter the deep plane facelift – a procedure that goes even deeper, repositioning the ligaments and other facial attachments deep within the facial structure. By targeting deeper tissues, the deep plane facelift provides longer-lasting, more natural-looking results, effectively reversing the effects of aging on multiple levels for a more youthful look.

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What Does A Facelift Correct?

  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Crepey texture of the skin
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Jowls and drooping cheeks
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Neck laxity and banding
  • Overall facial aging effects

Recovery After Deep Plane Facelift

In the first few days after your facelift in Scottsdale, you’ll experience swelling, bruising, and tightness in the treated areas for a few weeks. Pain and discomfort can be managed with pain medications. It’s vital to keep your head elevated, avoid strenuous activities, and follow Dr. DeVictor’s instructions for wound care. You should plan for at least one to two weeks off work for initial recovery. While you may notice immediate improvements, the full benefits of a deep plane facelift will become more apparent as swelling diminishes over several months.

What Are The Benefits of A Deep Plane Facelift?

  • Natural-looking and long-lasting results
  • Comprehensive correction of facial aging signs
  • Improved skin tightness and texture
  • Enhanced facial volume and contour
  • Remodeled facial structures for dramatic changes
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Before & After

Deep Plane Facelift FAQs

What is a deep plane facelift, and how does it differ from a traditional facelift?

A deep plane facelift in Scottsdale is an advanced surgical procedure that targets deeper facial tissues, including muscles and ligaments, in addition to the skin. This comprehensive approach differs from a traditional facelift, which primarily addresses surface skin tightening. Deep plane facelifts provide more natural and longer-lasting results by repositioning deep facial structures.

Am I a suitable candidate for a deep plane facelift?

The ideal candidates for a deep plane facelift are typically individuals in their 40s or older who wish to address significant signs of facial aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, jowls, and loss of volume. A consultation with a board-certified surgeon like Dr. DeVictor will help determine if this procedure is right for you.

What can I expect during the deep plane facelift procedure?

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, ensuring you remain comfortable throughout. Dr. DeVictor will make incisions along the hairline and around the ears. He will then reposition and tighten the underlying facial tissues, followed by the removal of excess skin. The incisions are meticulously closed, leaving minimal visible scarring.

How long does the recovery period typically last?

Recovery after a facelift in Scottsdale varies from person to person, but you should plan for at least one to two weeks off work and avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. While initial swelling and bruising may subside within a few weeks, the full results may take several months to fully appear.

Is a facelift a painful procedure?

Discomfort is common after any surgery, but Dr. DeVictor will provide pain management strategies and prescribe pain medications to ensure your comfort during the recovery period.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with a deep plane facelift?

Like any surgical procedure, a deep plane facelift carries some risks, including infection, scarring, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Nerve injury and temporary or permanent numbness are also possible, but these risks are extremely rare. Dr. DeVictor will discuss these risks during your consultation and provide detailed aftercare guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery without complications.

How long do the results of a deep plane facelift typically last?

Deep plane facelifts in Scottsdale provide longer-lasting results compared to traditional facelifts. While individual results can vary, many patients enjoy the benefits for 8 to 12 years or more.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to a deep plane facelift?

Non-surgical options like dermal fillers, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing can provide temporary improvements. However, they are not as comprehensive or long-lasting as a deep plane facelift and may require ongoing maintenance treatments.

What should I expect during the consultation with my surgeon?

During the consultation, you’ll discuss your goals, medical history, and the procedure itself. Dr. DeVictor will assess your facial anatomy, create a personalized treatment plan, and explain the details and expected outcomes. Don’t hesitate to ask questions during this consultation to ensure you have a clear understanding of the procedure.

Can I combine a facelift with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, many patients combine a deep plane facelift in Scottsdale with other procedures like eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lift, or neck lift to achieve a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

How can I prepare for a deep plane facelift surgery?

Your surgeon will provide specific pre-operative instructions, including avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery and assist you during the initial days of recovery. If you’re a smoker, you must stop smoking a few weeks before surgery.

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Why Choose Dr. DeVictor For Your Facelift In Scottsdale:

Dr. DeVictor is a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon and board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon with a passion for helping individuals achieve symmetry and balance and age beautifully. If you’re considering a deep plane facelift and want a personalized consultation from a trusted expert, schedule your appointment with Dr. DeVictor today. His expertise and commitment to natural, harmonious results make him a top choice for facial rejuvenation and facelifts in Scottsdale.

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