What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

The subsequent notable progression emerged with the SMAS facelift, which targets the fibrous, fatty tissues situated between the facial skin and underlying muscles. This approach yields outcomes that appear significantly more natural and have longer-lasting effects. However, despite being an advancement, it may not adequately meet the requirements of certain patients. Enter the deep plane facelift, hailed as the most efficacious surgical method thus far. At That Face Chicago, we provide this cutting-edge technique to patients who stand to gain the most from its transformative results.

Our Motto: “Everyone Deserves to Feel Beautiful.”

Feeling beautiful means you can better enjoy all of life’s journeys. With a deep plane facelift in Chicago, your aesthetic vision can become a reality—a rejuvenated look that appears entirely natural. This is a major surgical advancement, and you deserve the best results when undergoing facelift surgery. At That Face, you will be under Dr. Sulyman-Scott, a female plastic surgeon and one of the next generation of talented plastic surgeons.

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What is the Deep Plane?

The deep plane refers to the space situated between the SMAS layer and the facial muscles. The facial anatomy comprises several layers, encompassing the skin, subcutaneous fat, the SMAS layer, facial muscles, the lining of facial bones, and the bones themselves. This intricate procedure targets the deep plane layer, releasing ligaments to facilitate the repositioning of cheek fat to its youthful location. Consequently, this effectively diminishes deep smile lines, alleviates under-eye hollows, and restores refined definition to the jawline. The outcomes of this approach are notably striking, characterized by a fresh, natural, and beautiful appearance. Moreover, this surgical technique offers an added advantage: its results have longer-lasting effects, significantly reducing the likelihood of requiring 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.

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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.

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Tips for Your Deep Plane Facelift Recovery

  1. Follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions.
  2. Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling.
  3. Apply cold compresses to minimize swelling and bruising.
  4. Take prescribed pain medication as directed.
  5. Avoid strenuous activities and exercise for a few weeks.
  6. Eat a healthy diet to promote healing.
    Keep incisions clean and follow wound care instructions.
  7. Avoid smoking and alcohol, as they can hinder healing.
  8. Attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon for proper monitoring.

Remember, deep plane facelifts are complex procedures, so following your surgeon's guidance is essential for a successful recovery.

​​​Cost of Deep Plane Facelift in Chicago 

Your deep plane facelift is customized to your physical needs and aesthetic goals, considering the condition of your skin and tissues and the complexity of the surgical procedure required to sculpt and lift your features. Other details may also affect the price, such as whether you have complementary treatments or procedures. After your consultation, we will create a surgical plan that is unique to you. This plan will also include the exact cost of your deep plane facelift in Chicago.

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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.

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