deep plane faceliftDescription: A deep plane facelift involves tightening the facial muscles and tissues beneath the subcutaneous layer, making it the most invasive type of facelift. It’s recommended for people who have advanced facial changes and require a more aggressive approach.

How it’s done: Incisions are made all the way past the subcutaneous musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), and the tissues below the SMAS are tightened, as well as the SMAS itself. The length of the procedure depends on the individual patient’s needs.

Complications: Bleeding, hematoma, bruising and scarring can occur. Less common complications include infection and a loss of nerve sensation (which often is temporary).

Recovery: Depends on the individual and amount of work done.

Cost: Cost depends on the patient’s needs. Please ask your plastic surgeon.

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