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What Age Is Best For Deep Plane Facelift?


What Is The Average Age For A Deep Plane Facelift?

As the non-surgical realm of aesthetic medicine advances, more people can look younger for longer thanks to Botox, dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation treatments. You can postpone aging with these solutions, but you can’t stop aging. Eventually, the time comes when surgical facial rejuvenation is necessary. It may be a time for a deep plane facelift when your skin starts drooping and wrinkling, and your face is losing its youthful shape due to weakened tissues and less collagen and elastin.

What age is best for a deep plane facelift, after all? Many patients start considering a deep plane facelift as young as their 40s or early 50s. If you’ve had a comprehensive skin care regimen from an early age, have made good lifestyle choices, and your genetics permit, you may not need a procedure as extensive as a deep plane facelift until your late 50s and beyond.

If you’ve previously had a less invasive facelift, such as a mini deep plane facelift or SMAS facelift, getting a deep plane facelift at a more mature age promotes long-lasting results. You may not need another lift during your lifetime after doing so.

Patients throughout Orange County love the deep plane facelift for its long-lasting, natural-looking results. It also delivers more comprehensive results than other facelifting techniques, such as restoring volume to the midface and under the eyes while being as safe as minor facial rejuvenation procedures.

A publication in the National Library of Medicine says the deep plane facelift promotes dramatic, long-lasting rejuvenation in the lower and midface when done correctly by your plastic surgeon.

If you have more severe aging changes, consider combining your deep plane facelift with surgical procedures like blepharoplasty or brow lift. Combining these procedures will result in a more comprehensive result than a deep plane facelift alone can deliver, helping to promote a younger, more alert appearance. 

If you ask us what age is best for a deep plane facelift, we may say anywhere from your early 40s to beyond 70, but aesthetic needs are different for everyone at all ages and stages of life. The best way to find out if you’re approaching the age for this procedure is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in this technique for an extensive evaluation of your skin and anatomy and a personal conversation about your goals.

Am I A Candidate For A Deep Plane Facelift?

If you have moderate to severe sagging in your face, causing significant jowls, droopy midface and neck, and deep nasolabial folds, a deep plane facelift may be your most effective solution for restoring youthful contour and volume. We understand that many people no longer have the best skin elasticity because of this degree of aging but, if you still have some natural resilience in your skin, it can benefit your healing and results.

If you’re over the age of 40 with any of the following concerns, you may want to consider a deep plane facelift:

  • Sagging skin around the face and neck
  • Jowls
  • Decreased skin elasticity
  • Loss of youthful fat distribution
  • Premature wrinkles

If you relate to the above, are in good physical health with no underlying medical conditions, are a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations of your results, we recommend scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Newport Beach to decide if this procedure is suitable for you.

What Does A Deep Plane Facelift Address?

In a deep plane facelift, your plastic surgeon maneuvers the drooping ligaments deep beneath the surface of the skin and the superficial structures of your face as one harmonious unit. This intricate technique delivers highly transformative results, typically more enduring and natural-looking than those achieved through other types of facelifts.

This precise, yet all-encompassing facelift technique holds a wide variety of benefits for your outer beauty and inner confidence, including but not limited to:

  • Lifting drooping cheeks
  • Smoothing out dimples in the skin and muscle bands
  • Erasing nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Rendering natural, yet dramatic results that defy the telltale signs of a facelift
  • Promoting lasting rejuvenation that often spans a decade or more
  • Restoring confidence (of course!)
  • Banishing jowls and other excess skin and fat around the neck for a more sculpted, younger-looking chin and jawline
  • Flattening eye bags and other swollen mounds of fat beneath the eyes and in the upper cheek area
  • Improving the appearance of deep-rooted aging changes in the face such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines

How To Know When It’s Time For A Facelift

Facial aging is just as unique as each individual you meet, so it’s impossible to pinpoint a specific age when a facelift becomes necessary. We see patients as young as their late 30s and as mature as their 90s visit us for facelift consultations, so it’s clear that aging knows no bounds.

When the time does arrive for your deep plane facelift, Dr. Taghva will likely recommend combining it with a neck lift to achieve complete synchrony between the face and neck and harmonious facial revitalization. We may also recommend addressing other features that bother you yet cannot be fully addressed with a deep plane facelift alone at the same time so you can achieve dramatic, balanced rejuvenation with just one surgery and one recovery.

If you’re noticing any of the following issues around your face and neck, regardless of what age is best for a deep plane facelift, you may have reached the point of needing one:

  • Sagging skin is around from your mid to lower face down to your jawline and neck
  • Aging changes resistant to non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as Botox, fillers, or RF microneedling
  • Droopy skin has you looking tired or angry on the outside when you aren’t on the inside
  • Volume loss in your cheeks and under eye hollows
  • Concealed chin and jawline definition
  • Deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines

If you relate to any of the above and want to know what age is best for you to have a deep plane facelift, contact Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva to find out if you meet the requirements for this facial rejuvenation surgery.