Facelift techniques have evolved over time. In the 1970s, a traditional facelift simply involved removing excess skin, producing results that looked tight, pulled, and unnatural.
The next big advancement was the SMAS facelift—in which the fibrous, fatty tissues that lie between the facial skin and muscles below are addressed, producing results that look much more natural and last longer. This technique, although an improvement, does not effectively address the needs of some patients. A deep plane facelift is the most effective surgical technique to date. At That Face Chicago, we offer this technique to patients that would have the most benefit from it.
Our Motto: “Everyone Deserves to Feel Beautiful.”
Feeling beautiful means you are better able to enjoy all of life’s journeys. With a deep plane facelift, your aesthetic vision can become a reality—a rejuvenated look that appears entirely natural. This is a major surgical advancement, and you deserve to have the best results possible when undergoing facelift surgery. At That Face, you will be under the care of Dr. Sulyman-Scott, a female plastic surgeon and one of the next generation of talented plastic surgeons.
What is the Deep Plane?
The deep plane is the space between the SMAS layer and the facial muscles. The facial anatomy has many layers, which include the skin, subcutaneous fat, the SMAS layer, the facial muscles, and the lining of the facial bones, as well as the bones. This complex procedure addresses the deep plane layer, releasing the ligaments to allow the cheek fat to be resuspended at its youthful location. This effectively softens deep smile lines, reduces under-eye hollows, and restores elegant definition at the jawline. The results of this approach are visually very remarkable—fresh, natural, and beautiful. This surgical technique has an added benefit: The results last longer, and you are far less likely to need revision surgery.
The Deep Plane Facelift Procedure: What to Expect?
Your surgery will take several hours to complete—it involves precision and meticulous care at every step. You will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure, as you will be under anesthesia. After surgery, you will be given medication to help you remain comfortable. This is an outpatient procedure and you will be discharged to the comfort of your home on the day of surgery once you are awake and alert.
Healing After a Deep Plane Facelift Faster, Better, and Less Painful
At That Face, we ensure your recovery period is less stressful. The discomfort following a deep plane facelift is tolerable, but to ensure your journey to recovery is comfortable, you will have prescription pain medications. The day after your surgery, you will meet with Dr. Sulyman-Scott, who will replace the bandages with a soft head wrap. In another follow-up appointment, your stitches and surgical staples will be removed. The healing process is typically uneventful, and you should be able to return to work or social engagements within two weeks.
Dr. Sulyman-Scott Your Deep Plane Facelift Surgeon in Chicago
Dr. Sulyman-Scott is board-eligible both in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery—and facial plastic surgery. Her background as a nurse is a testament to her compassionate nature, and the personalized care she delivers to every patient. You have the right to pursue a facelift, and to enjoy the benefits of facial rejuvenation to help you experience your life journey with confidence. That Face is where modern sophistication meets a warm and inviting practice. For an elegant, natural result, we invite you to meet with us and discover a place of empowerment, support, and artistry.