A facelift is a great way to feel like you’re getting a fresh start. When a facelift is done right it can take an average of 10-15 years off an individual’s appearance while still providing a natural result. One common question our surgeons are asked by just about every facelift patient is, “How long can I expect my facelift to last?”
Have you heard of a deep plane facelift?
In order for a facelift to be long lasting, it is important that your surgeon addresses the SMAS layer of the face. The SMAS layer of the face is the deeper tissues beneath the skin. The SMAS can be cut and removed or sutured together depending on the severity of each individual patient. When this layer of the skin is addressed, it not only helps the face remain natural looking but also provides longer-lasting results. If the SMAS is not addressed properly during a facelift procedure, results do not last as long, and the patients end up looking pulled or “windblown”. A common name for this type of facelift procedure is a deep plane facelift.
Utah Facial Plastics deep plane facelift is much more comprehensive than our in-office MACSlift (mini-facelift) which in return lasts longer. Our facelift procedure can offer patients years of rejuvenation. However, patients will continue to age from that point on. A deep plane facelift can make it possible that patients never have to do anything surgically to their face and neck ever again.
The aging process is inevitable and there are many factors that determine how an individual will continue to age. Factors such as genetics, hormones, activity level, nutrition, proper skincare regimens, stress levels, smoking, sun exposure, etc. The deep tissues become weaker over time which causes results to not be completely permanent.
A good skincare regimen before and after surgery is one of the best ways to maintain healthier skin. Sticking to a good skincare regimen with medical-grade products will not only enhance your overall skin’s appearance it will also maintain and prevent future damage as well.
A facelift that addresses the SMAS is one of the only surgical solutions that offers the best natural result and all of the long-term benefits. We do offer other less invasive options if you are not quite ready for a traditional facelift. Procedure such as our MACSlift and FaceTite are both great options when performed on the right candidates but do not offer long-lasting results like a traditional facelift.
When considering a facelift, make sure you go to a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that is specialized and experienced in performing facelifts that address the SMAS layer of the face. By doing so, you will be able to benefit from long lasting, natural results.
Learn more about a deep plane facelift or other face procedures in Draper or Layton, UT by visiting www.utahfacialplastics.com or contact our office at 801-960-3137.