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What is a Deep Plane Facelift??

Oct 28, 2021 | The Clinic London

Do you feel like your face is ageing too fast? Are you losing your confidence because of it? Then it’s time to get a facelift procedure. In this article, I’ll discuss commonly asked questions regarding deep plane facelift.

Thanks to advanced technology, you can choose from many types of facelifts.

From giving you a youthful look to increasing your confidence, a deep plane facelift can do wonders.

But what exactly is a deep plane facelift? How does it differ from other types of facelift? Is it better than standard facelift surgery?

In this article, I’ll answer all of the most common questions about deep plane facelift.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

How does it differ to other Types of Facelift

Deep Plane Facelift Recovery & Scars

Deep Plane Facelift Cost

Signature Deep Plane Facelift

Deep Plane Facelift Before and After & Case Studies

Dr Julian De Silva


Hello, welcome to my frequently asked questions. Today I’m answering questions about deep plane facelift. What are the frequently asked questions regarding this procedure? Well, in essence, there’s seven main questions that patients ask me, what is the deep plane facelift? Is it better than another type of facelift? Is Am I a good candidate for this kind of procedure? How long does it take? What is the recovery? What is the cost? And ultimately, what are the potential issues? Am I going to have pain? So, we’re going to go talk through each one of these in turn. myself, I’m a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon based in London, I specialise only in the face and face lifting and deeply face lifting is something I do every day in my practice, about 20 to 30% of all the patients are treated our revision patients who come from elsewhere. And previously I’ve worked in the cosmetic capitals of Los Angeles and New York before my practice in London. So in terms of this information that I’m talking to you about today, well, no information in this form can constitute medical consultation. And really, each kind of procedure, particularly face of surgery needs to be taken in an individual basis and customised to each person individually. So, what is a deeply facelift? Well, first of all, we need to look at kind of what is facial ageing, and how can facial ageing, be remedied or rejuvenate. So if we start by looking at a case study, well, this is a patient who presented to me with my significant jowls, and by that it means soft tissues calm down with gravity, creating this fullness along the jaw line. And in a way, there’s also sagging of the skin, loose skin, there’s a loss of the nice sharp angle in the neck. And sometimes this is rather unflatteringly described as a turkey neck. And there’s also like loose skin in the neck area and around the jaw line. And ideally, we want like a procedure that’s going to be natural, it’s going to rejuvenate the face to where it began. And that means lifting things in the direction in which they dropped against gravity. Let’s have another look at a different patient. Well, this patient has very deep nasal Abo grooves and these lines that go from the nose down was towards the jaw line. In addition to that, there’s also like soft tissue on the jaw line and loss of that natural, smooth and even jaw line. And the fullness in the neck, which is partly loose skin. It’s partly the soft tissues beneath the skin, and then just a slightly kind of tired appearance. So is deep plane facelift better than a standard facelift? Well, what deep plane facelift surgery means is lifting the deepest soft tissues to where they began. So it’s very much even vertical lifting direction. The short answer to this, in my opinion is yes, it is a more natural facelift and that it’s lifting things back to where they started. It recreates the youthful V shaped jaw line now with ageing your jaw line become square as areas drop down with gravity, and lifting things back to where they started, which is what deep plane facelifting does recreates that V shaped jawline. So if we look at this image, well, the case studies that we’ve looked at, we’ve seen how the volume of the cheek is dropped down creating this fullness in the jowl area, fullness in the neck, so deeply in face of lift this back up and restores the anatomy to where it used to be. And by doing that it’s natural, it improves and softens those lines that we looked at, recreate some more Vshape jaw line and beautifies effects. Now it does differ from the standard face that were that tends to be lifting more towards the air, which does make a difference but it doesn’t restore the natural volume to where it used to be. The technique is more challenging, and only a small proportion of surgeons truly conduct deeply in facelifting. It does take more time and sometimes it requires additional procedures in order to get the best results because if you have a lot of loose skin and everything is lifted up, well that loose skin may mean that you need to do something around the brow area like lifting the brow just to take away some of that loose skin to give the best result. So secondly, am I am I am I an ideal candidate for deep plane facelift? Well, ideally for this kind of procedure you do need significant

Facial ageing. Now, if you only have mild changes, a mini facelift technique or technique focusing on addressing the more laxity and skin while those techniques are going to be preferred, but if you have significant facial ageing, and that’s going to be towards the age from 40 to 60 onwards, and that means like sagging skin, a drop of volume with gravity, jowls, and of course, you’re in good health. And yes, there will be some recovery in terms of swelling. And it’s important to be realistic about the expectations from that. Other things were in terms of smoking, well, that’s a complete no for January, this kind of surgery because you’re going to heal slower. And there’s more potential issues with healing of the skin and the scars. So things like good health and absence of smoking for at least a period is definitely going to help you. How long does this procedure take? Well, any procedure needs to be balanced about in terms of what is required and what the recovery will be. So generally a deep plane facelift? Well, it’s a procedure that’s going to take three to five hours. And it’s really difficult to have a procedure that’s going to be less than that, because what is required during the procedure. And often, well, there are going to be other factors that need to be taken into consideration. A common thing might be well, you might have lost some volume. And rather than using fillers, where we can use your own fat in terms of fat transfer, and that will restore more natural volume to your face. There could be other things such as resurfacing the skin with a laser that will polish the skin and improve the fine lines and enlarged pores. So these procedures are often used in conjunction with deep plane facelift can give the best results. What is the recovery? Well, generally advise patients that 80% of the swelling will go between two and six weeks. And generally you need a good three weeks for most recovery and most fun to cut. Now, some patients can look really good even after one or two weeks. And that’s great. And that’s for sure for those patients. But then other patients can naturally have a bit more swelling. And that can be sometimes more towards six weeks. And so for most people, I advise you to have three weeks in terms of recovery. But if you have something really important like an important event, an important birthday or wedding, but I would say definitely have six weeks just in case and like all things in life you have some people will heal really quickly. And some people can take a bit longer and you can have a bit more swelling. And there are things that we can do in terms of medicine, there are medications that are techniques such as lymphatic drainage, there are there are things that we can do to speed up healing, but you have to allow for swelling because swelling can be the main thing with healing. Now there are other things like the anaesthetic Well, in my experience using sedation, that’s much milder than using general anaesthetic and that speeds up recovery reduces your chance of bruising reduces the swelling. And there are other things like that can be done after the surgery such as lymphatic drainage. And I often work alongside specialists who are able to provide those those kind of treatments routinely for my patients. What is the cost? Well, the cost for a deep plane facelift in the UK is going to be from about 15,000 pounds. And it’s going to vary a little bit depending on the location facility and if you needed associated techniques to get the very best results. Now, it does take quite a lot of years of training and experience to provide this procedure and it’s a longer procedure. It’s a procedure that as we talked about takes several hours, the quickest face that procedure will it can be done in an hour, an hour and a half. But it’s not going to be like a true facelift and it’s now going to reflect in the results. And one way of looking at as an investment. My personal signature techniques will uses a variety of the things we’ve been talking about and certainly deeply in face lifting. I believe that this gives patients better results and certainly in the past I’ve offered patients from other procedures along Smith lifting and mini facelift surgery, but deeply in face lifting when combined with these procedures gives them more natural lift and beautification of effects. Quite often. I will also look to add additional procedures to get the best results. But really with this kind of procedure. Even at 24 hours, you see an improvement in your jaw line in your neck, and more V shaped face and patients are often very happy even at this early point. Now sometimes additional procedures such as augmentation of the chin with a chin implant, and patients have a very full jawline and neck or sometimes they can require more advanced techniques such as

shaving down On the deeper fat, shaving down the deepest soft tissues, which include sometimes the saliva glands that have dropped down beneath the jaw line. Now in those patients, the cyber guns are not removed, but they reshaped in order to contour the neck and give a better result. I play principles such as the golden ratio that looks at the relative proportions of each individual’s face to give the best possible results. And often there are other techniques such as adding volume fat transfer that just make each result that little bit better and longer lasting. So in summary, well, we’ve talked about the seven frequently asked questions about deep plane facelift. And those include what a deep plane facelift is, is it better? Who makes a good candidate? What is the recovery time? What is the cost? And ultimately, you know, what is the best result can very much depend on your individual needs? What’s the best facelift for me? Well, you certainly need to research this, you need to look for a specialist who is completing this kind of surgery every day. With this kind of surgery 50% is kind of technical detail and the other 50% is a kind of artistry because there’s no absolute measure measure measurement in the face and neck two millimetres is going to be a perfect answer. It requires a degree of artistry to give every patient the best result. I hope that this information has been useful for you. And if you have any other follow up questions, or you’d like to see by advice in any way then please follow this link message me and sign up for my newsletter. Thank you for watching.

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Dr. Julian De Silva is a renowned and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon based in Harley Street, London. With a reputation for excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. De Silva is the founder of the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Specialising in procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery, he is known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to achieving natural-looking results. 

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About the Author Dr Julian De Silva
Specialist Facelift & Facial Surgeon in London

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specialises in three main procedures: Facelift and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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