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The facelift remains a highly effective solution for combatting visible signs of facial aging. With a proven track record for success, this procedure addresses a range of concerns, including sagging skin, reduced jawline definition, jowls, and fine lines. By choosing a facelift, patients can enjoy a rejuvenated appearance and a renewed sense of self-assurance and confidence.

Dr. Victoria Givens

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

The deep plane facelift is a specialized procedure renowned for effectively reversing signs of facial aging while ensuring a natural and revitalized appearance. Unlike traditional facelifts, this technique provides longer-lasting results and avoids the appearance of excessive tightness.

The term "deep plane" refers to a technique that releases and effortlessly lifts the deeper muscles and connective tissues of the face. The result is a more balanced and natural outcome. Additionally, the deep plane technique releases tethering points in the face, restoring natural volume to the cheeks.

An important advantage of the deep plane facelift is its ability to provide enduring results surpassing those achieved by other techniques. By repositioning underlying structures and addressing multiple signs of aging, this procedure offers a comprehensive and long-lasting solution for facial rejuvenation.

Who is a Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

The deep plane facelift in Austin proves to be a versatile procedure suitable for a wide range of patients. It offers an excellent option for those seeking preventive measures against early signs of aging, as well as individuals grappling with advanced signs of facial aging. Younger patients looking to address initial sagging skin and loss of definition can proactively benefit from this procedure. Similarly, older patients experiencing pronounced signs of aging, such as volume loss and skin laxity, can also achieve significant rejuvenation through a deep plane facelift.

Dr. Victoria Givens conducts a thorough evaluation of each patient's medical history and current condition during the initial consultation to determine their suitability for the procedure. Ideal candidates are non-smokers in good mental and physical health. By carefully considering these factors, Dr. Givens ensures that patients are well-informed and prepared for their transformative journey toward a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Victoria Givens

What Does the Procedure Involve?

The deep plane facelift procedure involves strategic incisions made behind the ears and within the hairline to access the deeper layers, including facial muscles and skin. Repositioning them as a cohesive unit achieves natural and comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Givens begins by repositioning ligaments in the cheeks followed by those of the lower face to lift the jowls and enhance the jawline contours. By targeting the underlying muscular layer, the deep plane facelift avoids excessive manipulation of superficial skin layers, offering longer-lasting results and faster healing for patients.

With precision on handling the deep plane structures, the deep plane facelift provides exceptional lifting and tightening effects without compromising outer skin layers, yielding superior outcomes and a quicker recovery.

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What are the Benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift?

  • Comprehensive facial rejuvenation with a natural approach
  • Enhanced and tightened underlying facial muscles
  • Achieves results without excessive skin tension
  • Suitable for patients across a wide age range
  • Imparts a youthful appearance, often making patients look 10 to 15 years younger
  • Boosts self-confidence through improved facial aesthetics

What Makes the Deep Plane Facelift Different From the Traditional Approach?

The deep plane facelift and traditional facelift differ in their surgical techniques and outcomes. In a traditional facelift, the skin is lifted and repositioned to address visible signs of aging, resulting in a smoother appearance. On the other hand, the deep plane facelift involves lifting and repositioning deeper facial structures, including the muscles, to achieve more comprehensive and long-lasting results. The deep plane technique provides enhanced facial rejuvenation with less tension on the skin, delivering a more natural and balanced outcome.

Dr. Victoria Givens

What is the Recovery Process Like?

The recovery process following a Deep Plane Facelift involves several stages as your body heals and adjusts to the surgical changes. In the initial days, you might experience side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which can be mitigated by using prescribed pain medication and a cool compress. You'll need to rest and keep your head elevated to reduce swelling. After the first week passes, you can gradually resume light activities with lifting restrictions. However, it's essential to avoid strenuous exercise and other activities that could strain your face and neck.

By the second week, much of the swelling and bruising will have subsided, and you might feel comfortable resuming more normal activities. Makeup can help conceal any residual bruising. Over the next several weeks and months, your facial tissues will continue to improve, and you'll gradually see the full benefits of the surgery. It's vital to follow all of Dr. Givens' postoperative care instructions closely to ensure optimal healing and the best possible results. Remember that recovery experiences can vary from person to person, so patience and diligent self-care are key during this process.

Why Choose Dr. Victoria Givens for a Deep  Plane Facelift?

Dr. Victoria Brighton Givens, an alumna of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, is renowned for her extensive knowledge in the field of surgery. As a specialist in both cosmetic and functional surgeries, she excels in creating personalized treatment plans to address her patients' concerns and help them achieve their desired appearance. Through her comprehensive deep plane facelift procedure, she has empowered numerous patients to lead more fulfilling lives. 

Contact us now to arrange a private consultation with Dr. Givens.

Dr. Victoria Givens

Deep Plane Facelift FAQ

What age is best for a deep plane facelift?

The treatment is typically recommended for patients between 40 and 70 years of age. However, the procedure can be performed on those younger than 40 or older than 70 depending on one’s facial anatomy and overall health status.

Does a deep plane facelift improve the neck?

Yes. The procedure can be extended to include the neck, improving the contours of the jawline and neck region.

Where are the scars on a deep plane facelift?

The scars of a deep plane facelift are hidden within the hairline in front of and behind the ears.

What procedures can be combined with a deep plane facelift?

A brow lift, blepharoplasty, lip lift, and neck lift are all great options for combining with a deep plane facelift.

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