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Deep Plane Face And Neck Lift on Long Island, NY

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What Is a Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift?

Since a deeper level of tissue is pulled vertically in a deep plane facelift, the results of Dr. Marotta’s deep plane face and neck lift are much more natural and elegant.

The easiest way to understand a deep plane face and neck lift is to first understand a traditional face and neck lift. In a standard lift, your surgeon will excise and redrape the skin on your face to correct wrinkles and skin sagging. While this procedure is generally successful, it can, in some cases, cause patients to develop a windswept appearance. Combating that overly taut result is why the deep plane technique was developed. In a deep plane face and neck lift, Dr. Marotta will not only move the skin on your face, but also the underlying muscle and fat layers, which helps prevent the skin from looking as if it were pulled too tight. In addition, Dr. Marotta tightens the facial skin vertically, avoiding it from appearing stretched out. This approach contrasts with older facelift techniques, which generally pull the skin horizontally.

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Am I a Candidate for a Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift?

Candidacy is based on the conditions that you are showing, not any particular age requirement.

Everyone experiences the effects of aging. While some people experience it more quickly than others, our bodies go through the same biological changes. One of the most impactful changes is the decrease in collagen production that starts happening after your teens.

Collagen is one of the most essential proteins when it comes to the youthful appearance of your skin, and, unfortunately, you begin to lose about one percent of your collagen production every year once you turn 20. That decrease is what causes effects like skin sagging and wrinkle development to occur. When it comes to moderate to severe cases of these side effects, the only option many people have to turn to is surgery.

If you are experiencing skin sagging or in-depth wrinkle development in your lower face, then you are likely a good candidate for this procedure if you:

  • Have realistic expectations about what a deep plane face and neck lift can achieve
  • Do not have any preexisting conditions that increase your surgical risk
  • Are able to take ample time away from work or other duties for recovery
  • Do not smoke

There is no specific age or other requirements that you need to meet to be a candidate.

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How should I prepare for a deep plane face and neck lift?

Making an area comfortable and stocking it with plenty of food, snacks, entertainment, and other necessities will allow you to focus on your recovery and avoid unnecessary strain.

Before your surgery day, Dr. Marotta will give you any preoperative instructions that you need to follow. It is important to follow them as closely as possible since they will directly impact the safety and efficacy of your procedure. You should also expect to have someone with you on the day of your surgery who can drive you home since you will likely have some lingering effects from the anesthesia. We recommend that all of our patients set up a recovery station ahead of time to save them the hassle after their procedure.

What should I expect from a deep plane face and neck lift procedure?

There is very little difference between a traditional face and neck lift and the deep plane variation. After you check-in at the facility and are called back into the surgical room, Dr. Marotta may come and place a few lines on your face to guide him during the procedure.

Then, you will be taken for surgery and given either general or intravenous anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Marotta will begin making incisions and removing excess tissue, muscle, and fat from the targeted areas of your face. The incisions are made near the ears and in the hairline so that they can be easily hidden between my hair and natural folds. Once the unneeded tissue is removed, the remaining skin and muscle will be draped back over your face and stitched, providing a much more youthful contour to your facial structure. The incisions will then be closed with sutures, and the procedure is completed.

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What Should I Expect During Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift Recovery?

You can expect to have a total recovery time of about four weeks. There is virtually no difference between the recovery of a deep plane face and neck lift and the traditional approach.

However, it is normal for patients to experience pain, discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas during the first few days. These symptoms can be relieved by prescription or over-the-counter medications, but they also typically subside well within the first two weeks. You can resume your usual routines by four weeks, including working out and other strenuous activities, as long as Dr. Marotta has cleared you. However, if you go back to your routines too early, you may harm your results or recovery, so make sure to take it slow and be patient.

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What Kind of Results Can I Expect From a Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift?

Many patients feel as though decades have been removed from their faces after going through this procedure.

You can expect a substantial improvement to the appearance of your lower face and neck after going through a deep plane lift. The results are permanent since the excised skin will not return, but that does not mean future skin sagging will not develop once again. Because of this, it is essential to do what you can to protect your results, like avoiding UV exposure and smoking, two of the most critical contributors to skin degradation.

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Get a more youthful contour with a deep plane face and neck lift in Smithtown

Dr. Marotta will analyze your anatomy and conditions to find the best treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. If you would like to learn more about how a deep plane face and neck lift can help you improve your appearance, give our office a call at (631) 982-2022 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marotta.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do the results from a deep plane facelift last longer than those of a traditional or SMAS facelift?

While the results of any surgical facelift create permanent change, the deep plane facelift’s ability to restore your face’s underlying youthful structures will allow you to look younger longer.

How long will it take for my final results to appear after a deep plane facelift?

As soon as you heal from your deep plane facelift performed by Dr. Marotta (around one month after your surgery), you will notice an exquisitely rejuvenated appearance. However, your results will continue to improve for up to six months after your procedure as your tissues continue to settle.

How can I maintain my rejuvenated look after my deep plane facelift?

Dr. Marotta offers an extensive menu of non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to help you maintain and enhance your look after your deep plane facelift, including chemical peels, DiamondGlow™ Facials, laser treatments, RF Microneedling, and other services. In addition, Dr. Marotta can help you select the most appropriate treatment for your unique needs.

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We are able to capture face, breast, and body images in ultra-high resolution 3D, to show our patients the exciting possibilities of their simulated aesthetic procedures.

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When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.

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