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.
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.