Why is the Deep Plane Facelift better than the rest?
You might have heard of an SMAS lift. SMAS stands for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System and is a the musculo-fibrous layer of the face attached to the subcutaneous fat and skin. Dr Marcells explains why this more traditional style of facelift does not produce optimum results. “In a traditional facelift such as the SMAS lift, the SMAS layer is not free from the deeper tissues and can only be tightened by a minimal degree. This leads to several problems such as restricted lift; severe tension being placed on the skin leading to problems with wound healing and stretched scars that are often lumpy and red; the lift does not last long and earlier revision is required.”
The Deep Plane facelift involves the complete dissection below the SMAS layer which separates it from the underlying muscles, fat and ligaments. This allows the whole face to be lifted vertically. The whole face is able to be lifted higher onto the face creating a much more natural and even lift. It also greatly reduces your chances of scarring because there is a lot less tension placed on your skin.
Tell us more about the Deep Plane facelift
The Deep Plane facelift may also be performed in conjunction with liposuction to assist in contouring the chin and neck. It’s main goal is to reverse the effect of gravity including removing unwanted layers of fat. The procedure can take anything up to several hours, depending on the amount of work involved. The incisions will be in front of and behind your ears, and in some cases extend into your scalp. Dr Marcells says you will need at least two weeks off, perhaps more, depending on how your recovery goes and what job you have.
We believe one of the best ways to decide if the Deep Plane facelift is for you to check out before and after photos. Dr George Marcells is one of the few Australian Surgeons with extensive experience in this particular technique.
If you need more information about the Deep Plane facelift, or wish to make an appointment with Dr Marcells, you can reach his clinic on 1300 555 095.
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