If you are considering a facelift for facial rejuvenation, there are many choices to make. First, you need to find the right plastic surgeon to perform your procedure, then decide on the type of facelift procedure you will undergo. Facelift surgeries vary greatly, and you want the procedure that will provide the desired outcome. For many people, an extended deep plane facelift is ideal, but it is only available through a few skilled facial plastic surgeons such as Dr. Ben Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC in Atlanta, GA.
What Is an Extended Deep Plane Facelift?
Deep plane facelifts are the gold standard in facelift techniques. Unlike facelifts that dissect and lift the skin, the deep plane technique lifts and repositions the entire SMAS or Subcutaneous Musculo-Aponeurotic System. This is the fat and muscular tissue under the skin that also droops and sags with age. In a typical deep plane facelift, the skin, and SMAS is elevated and tightened to remove jowls and improve the firmness of the upper neck and jawline, but it does not address the midface and upper cheeks.
In an extended deep plane facelift, the entire SMAS from the upper neck to the upper cheek is lifted. This is an advanced technique that is not available through many plastic surgeons – Dr. Stong was the first to offer this technique in Georgia.
Advantages of Extended Facelift Surgery
Rhytidectomy or facelift surgery usually only fixes the sagging skin along the jaw and lower face. While this can rejuvenate your face, almost everyone who has jowl sagging also has drooping in the midface. The extended deep plane facelift rejuvenates from right below the eyes down to the upper neck. Some of the advantages include:
- Lifted upper cheeks for a fuller, youthful appearance
- Reduced nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth
- A more complete facial rejuvenation
- Reduced eye bags due to lifting the upper cheek
- Upper neck, jawline, and jowls are also tightened and lifted
Dr. Stong uses advanced techniques to hide the incisions and improve recovery for his facelift patients. This includes the extended deep plane facelift, which provides meticulous results that look extremely natural. Most patients have little pain following their procedure and recovery is usually less than two weeks. Many patients opt to have a “complete” facelift, which includes the extended version paired with other upper face lift procedures such as a brow or eyelid lift.
Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Ben Stong is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is renowned for his facelift techniques and results. He only performs deep plane facelifts to ensure every patient receives lasting, natural-appearing results with less pain and downtime. To learn more about the extended deep plane facelift procedure and our other facial rejuvenation options, contact us at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC. Call our center in Atlanta, GA to schedule your facelift consultation with Dr. Stong.
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