As we age, our faces develop fine lines, sagging cheeks, hanging jowls and may develop deep folds around the nose and mouth. It’s a common belief sagging skin is the only culprit, but the age-related relaxing and stretching of underlining muscles and ligaments are major causes.
Traditional facelifts pull and tighten the skin, but do not address the underlying structures. Not addressing the deeper layers can make the face appear stretched or pulled back. As the muscles continue to drift down, you may require further procedures.
Why Are Deep Plane Facelifts Superior?
Deep plane facelifts address the traditional facelift appearance by focusing on the muscle layers of the face. By repositioning these layers, the procedure is more effective at eliminating the signs of aging and provides a more natural result. There are no signs of a “too-tight” facelift because the skin follows the new contours of the muscle.
While it is a surgical procedure, the deep plane facelift can be easier on the patient. Since the skin isn’t pulling against the muscle, they continue to move together. This provides for natural facial expressions without tugging or tautness. Anchoring the muscles and ligaments back to where they were many years ago provides long-lasting results. Many patients enjoy looking 10 years younger than they are for the rest of their lives.
Because this procedure raises the entire facial structure, it provides a smoother, fuller appearance in the middle of the face. The cheekbones will appear higher, and it will minimize the hollows in the cheek. This reduces the need for additional treatments to address these mid-face concerns.
Go for the Gold Standard at LM Medical NYC
Many patients opt to add a neck and eyelid lift during the facelift, addressing all signs of aging at once. This ultimately creates a natural, radiant beauty in all visible areas.
Achieving the gold standard of a deep plane facelift is more technically demanding than a traditional lift, and it requires expert techniques. Dr. Lesley Rabach at LM Medical NYC is an elite double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery and reconstruction.
If you’re looking for a long-lasting, youthful and natural appearance, click here to book a consultation with Dr. Lesley today.