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Deep Plane Facelift: Are You A Good Candidate?

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65 Years Old Face and Neck Lift

A Deep Plane Facelift is a surgical procedure designed to lift the muscles and soften wrinkles around the chin, jowls, neck, and mouth area. With that goal in mind, you might wonder whether this facelift technique is the best option.

Getting cosmetic surgery, such as a facelift, should always be a personal decision. Your plastic surgeon must provide advice based on your skin condition, desired aesthetic outcomes, and other considerations. 

To help you determine if this advanced surgical procedure is right for you, Artiste Plastic Surgery discusses some qualities that would make you an ideal candidate. 

Profile of a Deep Plane Facelift Patient

  • You have a lot of loose skin around your face.
  • Your deeper facial tissues have started to descend.
  • Your jawline has lost its definition.
  • You’re starting to get wrinkles around your mouth.
  • The fat under your cheeks is growing.
  • Malar fat pads have started to descend, causing puffy cheeks.
  • As you age, the facial muscles start to lose their firmness, and this may lead to visible jowls when you make a certain expression.
  • Festoons, facial dimples, and other signs of aging.

If you are experiencing any of these changes, it’s likely time to consider a Deep Plane Facelift. This procedure will help tighten deep tissue layers and reinstate the definition of your jawline. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

Good candidates for deep plane facelifts are generally in good overall health, not currently smoking,  and have realistic expectations for what this surgery can achieve. Deep Plane Facelift patients need to be aware of what makes this facelift a better choice than others and the work your facial plastic surgeon does before deciding if you’re an optimal candidate for this procedure. 

There is no golden age for a facelift surgery because ageing signs in your face will differ. However, most Deep Plane Facelift patients are over 40 with significant signs of aging in the middle to lower parts of their face, like deep nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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