Nothing Plain About It
Age-related changes to the face, such as sagging jowls, sunken cheeks, and wrinkles, can be distressing for those who wish they could turn back the hands of time and look like their younger selves again.
The answer to these worries is a deep plane facelift in Atlanta, which makes the skin tighter and more elastic and defines the features. The deep plane facelift is the most effective and dramatic of the different facelift techniques. This facelift makes the skin firmer, removes wrinkles, shapes the jawline, and makes your face look more youthful. At Oculus Plastic Surgery, Dr. Harvey "Chip" Cole, III, MD, FACS, uses his extensive experience and innovative skillset to provide invigorating and renewing results. Schedule a consultation today!
Gravity is the Enemy
Many people don't realize that despite taking the best care of their skin, environmental elements such as gravity and pollution constantly damage your face, aging you. The "deep plane" refers to the tissue layer between the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) and the deeper facial expressive muscles.
Facial expression muscles are well-protected by a fascia layer, making them easy for a skilled surgeon to locate. The SMAS muscles and the skin and fat they are linked to are detached and repositioned during a deep plane facelift. With this method, the skin is not pulled upward. The SMAS is the only layer of the face that is lifted during a deep plane facelift, with the skin remaining in place. This guarantees a completely natural, never-tight appearance of the skin. It also frees up anchor points along the jawline and in the cheeks. As a result, the muscle layer may redrape itself quite smoothly, negating the need for any additional fat or filler.
More Than Skin Deep
Atlanta deep plane facelift provider, Dr. Cole utilizes his innovative Inside/Out™ technique when performing a deep plane facelift.
By minimizing strain on the skin, which is what causes incisional scars to spread apart and become more noticeable, deeper layers of tissue can be released and directly suspended to a higher position. What little incisions are made in the skin can heal more quickly when strain is instead applied to the deeper layers, leaving no visible scars. In addition, the deep plane facelift provides a rejuvenation that lasts for a longer period of time, and the recovery time is relatively quick at only a couple of weeks.
Skill and Artistry
Dr. Chip Cole, a quadruple-board-certified plastic surgeon, is known for his skill and artistry in the field. His warm nature puts patients at ease, and they feel comfortable discussing their aesthetic goals with him. During your deep plane facelift consultation, Dr. Cole will examine your facial structure and medical history to ensure you have the most accurate options to give you the best results. Schedule your consultation today to learn about your options for a more beautiful you.
Beautiful from the Inside/Out
A deep plane facelift typically takes around four hours to complete and is done in an outpatient surgical facility. Incisions are first made in discrete places using Dr. Cole's Inside/Out™ method, such as in the mouth, eyelid, and hairline.
After the deeper tissues are liberated, strong sutures are placed to join the slack lower cheek skin to the underlying, more rigid tissue surrounding the ear. Skin is tightened from the Inside/Out™ without any visible incisions, thus resulting in no scars, and the tissue is elevated and suspended in the opposite direction of gravity. Liposuction of the neck, reduction of the earlobes, and tissue grafts to the deep smile lines and the lips may all be a part of this operation, depending on the individual.
Rewind time fifteen years.
The outcomes of a deep plane facelift can turn back the clock by around fifteen years. Following a deep plane facelift Atlanta patients will continue to age at the same rate as everyone else, but the effects will make them appear significantly younger than they would have otherwise. At that point, there may be some touch-up operations that you may elect to get, but you have a lot of time to determine whether or not you want to go through with them.
Dr. Cole will have one of his nurses stay with you the first night to make sure you are comfortable and have superior care. Following surgery, patients require the assistance of a friend or family member to drive them home and remain there for the first 24 hours to help with daily tasks.
Dr. Cole will supply his patients with everything they need to recover at home, including bandages, painkillers, antibiotics, and medication to prevent nausea. Although swelling, bruising, and pain are inevitable after a deep plane facelift, the less invasive nature of the procedure compared to a traditional facelift may make the recovery process more tolerable for the patient. You can usually return to work after two weeks, covering any remaining discoloration with cosmetics. For the next three weeks, or as instructed by Dr. Cole, you should refrain from strenuous exercise.
The cheeks, nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), jawline, and chin all undergo significant transformations due to the deep plane lift. Therefore, in most cases, those who are ideal candidates for a traditional facelift will also be strong candidates for a deep plane lift. It's the best option if
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Learn what’s possible with some of the most advanced techniques in the field today. During your consultation, Dr. Cole will use his extensive knowledge and experience to recommend an optimally beneficial treatment plan tailored to you. At Oculus Plastic Surgery, our honest and patient-focused approach ensures that every patient can achieve their best outcome.