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Deep Plane Facelift in Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo Deep Plane Facelift
Orange County Surgical Specialists

An Evolved Approach

As we age, the upper neck, the jowls, and the fat in the upper cheeks descend. The neck muscles start to get loose, and by the time we are in our early 50s, we start to see signs of aging in our upper neck. Furthermore, deeper anatomical structures of the neck start to descend. The fat and muscle structures that provide us with beautiful jawlines start to obliterate and form those unwanted jowls, and pretty soon, the neck, the jaw, and our face lose their anatomic distinctions. The descent of fat from the upper cheeks creates deep laugh lines and hollow cheekbones.

If you are seeking a transformative procedure that rewinds the clock on facial sagging and laxity, look no further than Orange County Surgical Specialists. Reza Bolourian, M.D., F.A.C.S., has the experience and qualifications needed to deliver the beautiful facelift results you are seeking. He is skilled in a range of facelift techniques, including the Mission Viejo deep plane facelift. In the past, most facelifts have tended to focus on superficially tightening the skin, which could have resulted in a less natural-looking outcome. During a deep plane facelift, your surgeon goes into the underlying subdermal layers, employing a meticulous approach to lift and tighten tissues at a deeper level. This precision leads to outcomes that are not only more natural in appearance but also endure over time, thoughtfully customized to enhance your individual facial structure.

Profoundly Lifted and Sculpted

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

In a deep plane facelift, your surgeon accesses the underlying tissues and untethers layers of fat, skin, and muscle in order to lift and adjust them separately.

In this way, your surgeon maintains a high degree of control over how they shaping your lower face, chin, and neck. The placement of internal sutures reinforces your results, meaning they may last longer than the results of other facelift techniques.

Because a deep plane facelift is fairly involved, it may require a slightly longer recovery time than some other techniques. We use the most innovative approaches in order to ensure the quickest recovery possible and deliver beautiful results that will enhance your appearance for years to come.

Due to the comprehensive nature of a deep plane facelift, the recovery period may be slightly longer compared to some alternative techniques. Nevertheless, we employ cutting-edge strategies to ensure the swiftest possible recuperation, ultimately delivering results that will enhance your appearance for years to come.

What Can A True Deep Plane Neck Lift And Composite Deep Plane Facelift Accomplish That Other Facelifts Don't?

Or, Simply, What Makes A Facelift And Neck Lift "deep Plane?"

A deep plane neck lift, typically performed along with a composite deep plane facelift, addresses not only the laxity of the skin but, more importantly, the deeper structures in the neck. The structures that are addressed in a deep plane neck lift may be the thin platysma muscle, the digastric muscles, deeper fat structures, and part of the submandibular glands that lay below the jawline. A deep plane neck lift addresses all those structures and provides a long-lasting neck lift that no other neck lift surgical procedure can provide.

The deep layer of the face resides beneath the outer layers of skin, fascia, and fat. In the facial area, this is referred to as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), while in the neck, it is known as the platysma. Within this deep layer, there are ligaments that anchor the overlying skin, fat, and SMAS to the underlying structures of the face. In a deep plane facelift procedure, these ligaments are carefully released. This allows the volume that has naturally descended over time towards the lower face to be lifted, ultimately restoring a more youthful, heart-shaped facial contour.

By lifting the facial volume, this procedure also effectively reduces sagging around the jawline, resulting in an improved jawline appearance, softening the lines around the nose and mouth known as the nasolabial folds.

A composite deep plane facelift, since it elevates the skin and SMAS structures in one unit, leaves the face with no unnatural grooves, lumps, or bumps.

A deep plane facelift creates minimal tension on the skin, reducing the likelihood of an overly tight or unnatural appearance following the procedure. Because the deep plane facelift does not subject the skin to tension, it generally offers more enduring outcomes when contrasted with alternative facelift techniques.

What are the Benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift?

Endures the Test of Time

As we age, the jowls, the neck, and the cheek areas sag and cause facial aging. Dr. Bolourian is one of only a few surgeons who perform a true "Extended Deep Plane Facelift” to skillfully lift and sculpt these delicate areas. The extended deep plane facelift releases ligaments that tether the aging skin and SMAS layer. In the extended deep plane facelift, or ContourLift, the underlying ligaments are released, and the SMAS layer is repositioned in a vertical direction. This is a very important and distinct difference from any other facelift technique. The extended deep plane facelift dramatically contours and revitalizes many areas:

  • Neck bands
  • Turkey wattle
  • Jowls
  • Cheeks
  • The lower eyelids (to some degree)

When it comes to choosing a facelift vs a deep plane facelift Mission Viejo patients will find the deep plane version ideal if they're desiring a high degree of contouring and sculpting in their neck and lower face. Dr. Bolourian will analyze your facial structure and discuss your options to help you decide if a ContourLift can provide the comprehensive rejuvenation you are seeking.

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Your Mission Viejo Deep Plane Facelift Consultation

Empowering Your Journey

Contact us today in order to schedule your personalized consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgery specialist Dr. Reza Bolourian. Make sure to ask any and all questions you may have about a deep plane facelift. Dr. Bolourian will take time to learn about your goals, assess the structure of your face, and ask about your complete medical history. his thorough process is designed to guarantee that a facelift is not only a suitable option for you but also the safest and most efficacious choice. If you're traveling to Orange County Surgical Specialists for care, you can start with a virtual consultation. Whatever your goals for treatment, individual needs, or geographic location, we will work to provide you with a low-stress, positive, and highly fulfilling personal journey.

Questions You Should Be Asking From Your Provider:

  1. Are you a good candidate for a deep plane facelift and deep plane neck lift? There are many advantages to deep plane face and neck lift. But not everyone requires or is a candidate for deep plane facial rejuvenation surgery. You may require a deep plane neck lift, but you do not necessarily need a deep plane facelift. Your surgeon should be able to explain the differences and provide you with the best options available to meet your goals.
  2. Are you receiving a "real" deep plane facelift and deep plane neck lift? Unfortunately, many surgeons have different definitions for deep plane facelift surgery. Do your research and understand the differences in facelift surgery, ask questions, and find out if your surgeon is able to meet your expectations. Remember, a composite deep plane facelift treats the skin and SMAS in one unit from the point where facial aging begins. It leaves no lumps and bumps, creates no tension, and creates a natural, rejuvenated look.
  3. How frequently does your surgeon perform deep plane facelift? Facial anatomy is very complex. A deep plane facelift surgeon should be very familiar with the anatomy of the facial nerve to minimize the risk of damage to facial nerve branches during surgery, which can lead to facial asymmetry.
  4. Do you require general anesthesia for the procedure? At our surgery center, most of our patients prefer to have twilight sedation for the procedure. This method of anesthesia is safe and predictable.

Your Mission Viejo Deep Plane Facelift Procedure

Refine to Renew

Your facelift will be performed as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia alongside either general anesthesia or twilight sedation. Dr. Bolourian performs all surgical procedures in our highly-equipped surgical facility. The length of your surgery will vary based on if you decide to have multiple procedures performed simultaneously. Most facelifts take between two and five hours. During your pre-operative consultation, we will give you detailed instructions to follow for the procedure you will be receiving, including any preparations you need to make, like pausing certain medications and arranging a ride home afterward and pausing specific medications prior to the surgery.

Deep Plane Facelift Results

Get Ready to Feel Good

In just a matter of weeks, post-operative swelling will diminish, unveiling your results. Your neck's skin will appear smoother and tauter, with a prominent reduction in the neck muscles. Jowls will be eliminated, and the skin and tissues of your lower face, chin, and under-chin (submental) area will have a sculpted, elevated appearance. These beautifully natural-looking transformations can help you appear younger and more toned, increasing your confidence and minimizing your reliance on other treatments and products that may not be as effective. While results vary based on the individual, it is common for a Mission Viejo deep plane facelift of ours to provide noticeable lift and sculpting for 10 years or more.

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Deep Plane Facelift Recovery and Aftercare

Lasting Support

During the planning stages, Dr. Bolourian will make sure you know approximately how much recovery time your individual procedure will require so that you can arrange for time off from work or other activities. After returning home, get plenty of rest, take any medications as directed, and follow your aftercare instructions carefully to ensure optimal healing. Dr. Bolourian and the Orange County Surgical Specialists team are always here to answer questions or offer extra support as you recover.

Deep Plane Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

During a deep plane facelift, your surgeon carefully releases the connections between the skin, fat layers, and muscles in the neck and lower face, allowing for precise adjustments to each layer. In contrast, an SMAS facelift involves lifting and adjusting these layers collectively. During your consultation, we will evaluate your specific needs and assist you in determining which option aligns best with your needs.

Each procedure has its pros and cons, and some patients may be better candidates for certain procedures. We are here to help you navigate your options and make an informed decision about any surgery. Schedule your Orange County facelift consultation with Dr. Bolourian to receive personalized advice. In traditional facelift techniques, the SMAS is either plicated, meaning sutured to a more lifted position, or the SMAS is cut and pulled tight. The problem with the above techniques is that the ligaments tethering the underlying structures are not released and repositioned. In a true extended deep plane facelift Mission Viejo cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bolourian, carefully makes incisions in the deeper SMAS layer, dissects beneath the layer, and frees up the ligaments in the neck, lower face, and cheeks to lift up all the sagging structures and situate them to a more natural, youthful position.

Dr. Bolourian draws on his extensive experience in facial plastic surgery techniques to perform procedures that leave extremely negligible to non-existent scars. Seeking out a surgeon of his skill level ensures you get the most natural-looking, undetectable results possible.

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Our goal is to improve your quality of life by giving you the power to be your best self. We work tirelessly to provide the safest and most state-of-the-art care. You deserve to look and feel your best every day. We can help you enhance your unique appeal to give you a boost of confidence and pride in your appearance. We believe that when you look and feel your best, it shows in every area of your life. Dr. Bolourian and the team at Orange County Surgical Specialists are on hand to help you understand your options and craft results that make you shine from the inside out. Schedule your consultation today.

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