A deep plane facelift is an elective cosmetic facial surgery that addresses the deep-lying structures of the face, such as the muscles and fascia. Because certain lines, wrinkles, and facial changes cannot be addressed with creams or topical treatments, this procedure repositions facial structures and allows for removal of redundant skin to create a more youthful, lifted appearance in the lower face and neck.
A deep plane facelift does not elevate the eyebrows. This is a separate surgical procedure that is usually performed using endoscopic techniques. In addition, a facelift does not remove extra eyelid skin. This procedure is known as a Blepharoplasty.
Deep plane facelifts are outpatient procedures performed in our accredited surgical facility. This means that you will be able to go home after surgery with a responsible adult. Dr. Prendiville typically uses a combination of intravenous sedation and local anesthesia to ensure the utmost safety and comfort for the patient during the procedure.
Most facelift candidates are in their mid 40s to 70s. However, we evaluate patients based on physiologic age, not chronologic age. Most healthy individuals that have aging changes requiring a facelift are good candidates. Realistic goals and a stable psychological profile are essential elements for undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure. The decision to undergo surgery should be carefully thought out and should not be rushed. The decision to have this procedure is a decision for you and not for anyone else.