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Deep Plane Facelift in Miami

As we age, our facial skin also deteriorates. With the onslaught of high aesthetic standards at present, it is only natural for many to consider getting a bit of a nip and tuck to reverse their aging process.

With plastic surgery continue to revolutionize and can feel intimidating, few things can be more inspiring than seeing an excellent before-and-after shot of a plastic surgery procedure gone perfectly.

If you are looking for a facelift that offers the longest-lasting results, a deep plane facelift can be a preferable choice. It is the most invasive facelift plastic surgery procedure that allows for a more successful flattening of your nasolabial folds, which results in a more longer and substantial results. This facelift procedure targets specifically your mid-face region and reaches the deepest layers of your facial muscles.

Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami gives you essential information regarding deep plane facelift—including its advantages, procedure, recovery periods—through this content.

What is a deep plane facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a type of rhytidectomy or facelift plastic surgery technique. It specifically tightens your midface below your muscular and soft tissue layer known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). It provides a deeper layer as compared to the traditional facelift.

A “deep plane” is a term used to describe the anatomic plane that currently exists between your SMAS-platysma complex, which is fascia and muscle, and the deeper layer of your muscles responsible for facial expression. It focuses on releasing and movement of fat layers and your muscles instead of skin pull and removal.

The deep plane facelift also incorporates the release of the ligaments tethering the deep plane layer to fully achieve a tension-free movement so that no tightness can be created by the deep plane facelift plastic surgery procedure. There are four (4) ligaments that are released with corresponding natural lifting throughout the neck and face during the plastic surgery procedure.

The first ligament that is released is the zygomatic ligaments that tether your check so that your drooping checks will be elevated superiorly. It will also restore the size of your cheek and its volume recreating a heart-shaped face, which avoids the neck to have filler, fat, or cheek implants on your face. It will also significantly improve the crease from your nose to the corner of your mouth or nasolabial folds, hollowing and shadowing seen under your lower eyelids by significantly restoring volume that is lost primarily due to gravitational descent associated with aging.

It is the most effective procedure when you want to address some significant sagging and smooth deep wrinkles and folds. It does not only address problems in your jowls and neck areas but also releases the cheek ligaments and elevates your check fat pads and muscles.

How is a deep plane facelift done?

 Deep plane facelifts are done on an outpatient basis. It requires general anesthesia; hence, you will be completely asleep throughout the plastic surgery procedure, which usually takes between two and three hours.

After you are beings sedated, a mix of epinephrine, lidocaine, and tranexamic acid will be injected into your face. It will lessen bruising. Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami will then make a small incision, either inside your ear or in front of your ear, in line with the natural crease behind your earlobe. He will then tighten the SMAS and your skin together. Your skin, subcutaneous tissue, and underlying SMAS are lifted or moved in one unit.

Once the SMAS and your skin have been lifted and repositioned to eliminate sagging, Dr. Carlos Spera will trim off any excess skin before closing your incision with small stitches. In some cases, Dr. Spera may also insert drain tubes to prevent any buildup of accumulated fluid during your recovery process.

You will leave with bandages wrapped around your face. Dr. Spera will walk you through detailed post-operative care instructions, which include scheduling follow-up appointments to remove your stitches and drains. It is also expected that you feel groggy from the anesthesia; hence, you should make sure that you have someone to accompany you home.

Is a deep plane facelift in Miami suitable for me?

Just like any plastic surgery procedures, there are also ideal candidates to undergo a deep plane facelift. The ideal candidates for this plastic surgery procedure are older patients with a great deal of laxity in their neck and jaw region. They are usually those 50 to 60 years of age. Although this age range is commonplace, there are many patients between 40 and 60 years old individuals may also opt to undergo this plastic surgery procedure.

Moreover, the most ideal candidates for this type of specialized deep plane facelift procedure are patients with just a few or without any health-related issues and who are not contented with the effects of aging on their faces. It is also imperative to disclose all types of facial surgeries and treatments that you had in the past. Dr. Spera will also ask you about the medications that you take and the existing medical conditions that you have. Thus, you should be honest about it and your smoking habits, if there is.

On the other hand, a deep plane facelift is not ideal for patients who are currently having secondary facelifts unless the original procedure does not incorporate a sub-SMAS technique. This is because scarring from the original facelift procedure may obscure the tissue planes during the plastic surgery procedure.

You are not also an ideal candidate if you are smoking. During the deep plane facelift procedure, your skin will be detached from your underlying tissue. If you are smoking, your blood vessels will contract, which impedes good blood flow to areas of your facial skin that needs to be oxygenated to heal. Furthermore, nicotine can also produce more blood clots, which significantly affects your recovery process following the plastic surgery procedure. Hence, you should quit smoking at least four to six weeks before you undergo a deep plane facelift.

Revealing all these essential details will help you and the plastic surgeon create a thorough treatment care plan that is suitable to you without compromising your health and safety.

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How long a deep plane facelift does last?

When it comes to the plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Carlos Spera will take around four hours to do a proper deep plane facelift.

Deep plane facelift in Miami can last up to ten years or more. This facelift technique can treat drooping cheeks, along with the lower face, neck, and jawline. It also maintains the natural blood supply to your skin. Overall, the effects of a deep plane facelift are almost permanent. However, because you will continue to grow older as you age, you can realistically expect the result to last a decade or longer.

Immediate results are noticeable once you removed your bandages. However, it will take you at least three months or longer for all the facial tissues, muscles, and skin to settle and the swelling to subside.

How do I prepare for a deep plane facelift in Miami?

As the most invasive facelift technique, a deep plane facelift in Miami offers you the longest-lasting results. However, there are some preparations that you need to undergo to be able to achieve a desirable result in the plastic surgery procedure.
  • You need to stop taking blood-thinning medications for two weeks before you undergo the actual plastic surgery procedure.
  • You need to quit smoking for a month before and after you undergo the deep plane facelift plastic surgery procedure to achieve an optimal result.
  • You should avoid alcohol two days before the procedure.
  • Do not eat and drink for at least six hours before you undergo the plastic surgery procedure.

How long is the recovery time for a deep plane facelift?

Six months following the deep plane facelift procedure, you should be able to see the final results. Your mid face will appear lifted, and you will find that your deep plane facelift corrects the following signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, facial volume loss, jowls, double chin, and neck wrinkles.

However, there are also a risk, potential side effects, and complications that you can get from a deep plane facelift including hematoma. Hematoma is a collection of blood and is one of the most common complications of any facelift plastic surgery procedure. About 1% of patients experience hematoma; however, you can lower the risk by getting rid of vigorous activities during the first few weeks following the deep plane facelift plastic surgery procedure.

Infection can also happen; however, it is avoidable if you keep your incisions clean.

It can also carry a slightly elevated risk of nerve injury. A deep plane facelift plastic surgery procedure involves dissection below your facial nerve, which puts your nerve at risk for mild to serious injury. However, facial nerve injuries can be resolved on their own not more than six months following the plastic surgery.

Why choose Carlos Spera for your deep plane facelift in Miami?

Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami is an expert in deep plane facelift procedure who dedicated to using the most effective and safe plastic surgery techniques. With over decades of experience and thousands of satisfied patients he served, he can provide you the most satisfying outcome that you can get from a deep plane facelift. Men and women alike from all parts of Miami and beyond trust Dr. Carlos Spera in providing the most natural-appearing deep plane facelift procedure results.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation in our plastic surgery center in Miami, do not hesitate to contact us today using the contact information provided below. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Deep Plane Facelift is an advanced surgical technique designed to rejuvenate the face by addressing the deeper layers of facial tissues and muscles. Unlike traditional facelifts that primarily tighten the skin, Dr. Carlos Spera’s Deep Plane Facelift offers a more comprehensive and natural-looking rejuvenation by repositioning the underlying structures of the face.

If you’re experiencing significant facial sagging, deep nasolabial folds, jowls, or a lack of definition in the mid-face and seek a long-lasting solution, a Deep Plane Facelift might be ideal for you. It’s essential to be in good health, have realistic expectations, and be committed to the recovery process. A consultation with Dr. Spera will provide a detailed assessment.

Dr. Spera employs meticulous surgical techniques tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy. The procedure involves incisions made around the hairline and ears, allowing access to the deeper facial structures. The underlying muscles and tissues are then repositioned, and excess skin is removed, resulting in a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

Post-surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Most individuals can return to daily activities within 2 weeks, but strenuous exercises and activities should be postponed for about 4-6 weeks. Dr. Spera will provide comprehensive post-operative care instructions to support your healing process.

While incisions are necessary for the procedure, Dr. Spera’s expertise ensures they are strategically placed around the hairline and ears, making them discreet. With proper care, these scars will fade over time and become less noticeable.

With over three decades of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Carlos Spera is a trusted name in Miami. His dedication to achieving natural-looking, harmonious results, combined with a patient-first approach, ensures that those seeking a Deep Plane Facelift receive top-tier care, guidance, and outcomes.

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