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Revolutionary Approach to Age-Defying Surgery

Two notable practitioners of this technique are Dr. Holcomb and Dr. Salzman from Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery. With extensive experience in facial plastic surgery, these distinguished surgeons help you achieve more significant results, especially in areas around the cheeks, nasal area, and neck. By working below the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, this procedure can offer you a refreshed appearance with potentially fewer signs of having undergone surgery.

What is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Deep Plane Facelift?

The traditional facelift primarily addresses the outermost layers of your skin and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), which involves repositioning and tightening these layers to reduce the signs of aging.

In contrast, a deep plane facelift targets the deeper structures of your face. This technique goes beneath the SMAS and repositions both the skin and the muscles together. By doing this, deep plane facelifts in Sarasota by Dr. Holcomb or Dr. Salzman, often provide a more natural-looking outcome and can result in longer-lasting results.

Key Differences:


  Deep Plane Facelift:

Targets superficial layers

Targets deeper facial structures

Focuses on skin and SMAS layer

Repositions skin and muscle together

Less invasive compared to deep-plane

More invasive with a longer recovery time

Results may last around 5 to 10 years

Results can be longer-lasting


Deep Plane Facelift Before & After Photos

Am I a Good Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

Many people opt for a deep plane facelift when they want a youthful look that lasts. Unlike a traditional facelift, this procedure tackles sagging mid-facial skin, deep nasolabial folds, and jowls more effectively. Ideal candidates include the following:

  • Individuals in their 40s to 70s with signs of aging
  • Those with good natural skin elasticity, which is crucial for a smooth recovery
  • People with strong bone structure, which provides support for alterations
  • Non-smokers in generally good health
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Deep Plane Facelift Benefits

  • More Natural Results: The deep plane facelift can give you a more natural, rested appearance by repositioning the entire facial structure rather than just the skin.
  • Long-Lasting Effects: The improvements from this approach are enduring, typically maintaining their appeal for many years.
  • Rejuvenated Appearance: You can expect rejuvenation around the mid-face area, including the cheeks and nasolabial folds, often resulting in a youthful look.

  • Reduced Scarring: Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas, usually leading to less visible scarring.Improved Skin Quality: Tension on the skin is minimized, potentially resulting in a better skin texture over time.
  • Comprehensive Results: Because the deep plane technique addresses multiple layers of your facial anatomy, the comprehensive results are often more pronounced than those from superficial facelifts.
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Consultation with Dr. Holcomb or Dr. Salzman

During your consultation at Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery for a deep plane facelift, our board-certified plastic surgeons, specializing in facial rejuvenation, will conduct an expert evaluation. During a detailed assessment, Dr. Holcomb or Dr. Salzman will assess your facial anatomy, skin quality, and muscle tone. This evaluation is complemented by an in-depth discussion where your surgeon will listen attentively to your aesthetic goals, understand your motivations for seeking a deep plane facelift, and address any questions or concerns.

You’ll also receive comprehensive education and guidance about the deep plane facelift procedure, including:

  • What to expect during surgery
  • Recovery timelines
  • Potential risks
  • Post-operative care instructions

This information empowers you to make confident decisions about your treatment journey. If you're considering alternative treatments or additional procedures, such as a neck or brow lift or non-surgical enhancements, these options will be discussed to create a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.

Deep Plane Facelift Recovery

Immediately Following Surgery

Rest is paramount. You should keep your head elevated and avoid any strenuous activities. Pain management will involve prescribed medications to alleviate discomfort.

First Week

Expect to follow up with your surgeon for drain removal and a check-up on your healing process. Swelling and bruising are normal and will begin to subside during this period.

Subsequent Weeks

Gradual resumption of normal activities is recommended as instructed by your surgeon. Strictly adhere to your surgeon’s guidelines regarding care and activity restrictions.

Long-term Care

Protect your skin from the sun using high-SPF sunscreen. Maintain a healthy lifestyle to enhance and prolong your results.

What Results You Can Expect

Within the first month, expect a noticeable reduction in facial aging signs but with some residual swelling. By 3-6 months, expect a more natural and youthful appearance as the face fully settles. The contour of your jawline and neck will be noticeably improved.

Results are long-lasting, providing a more rejuvenated facial structure for years. Subtle changes will continue to occur as you naturally age, but your overall appearance should remain enhanced compared to if you had not had the procedure.

Why Choose Holcomb - Kreithen for Your Deep Plane Facelift?

At Holcomb - Kreithen, our renowned surgeons provide expert care in deep plane facelifts in Sarasota. With a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy and a focus on natural rejuvenation, Dr. Holcomb and Dr. Salzman blend artistry with surgical precision. Our supportive staff ensures a comfortable experience from consultation to follow-up, reflecting our commitment to excellence. Choose Holcomb - Kreithen for transformative results in facial cosmetic surgery. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Holcomb or Dr. Salzman today.

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