Op.Dr. Ahmet Caymaz | KBB Hastalıkları. Baş & Boyun Cerrahisi Uzmanı – İzmir

What is a Deep Plan Face Lift?


Deep Plan Face Lift Operation

When time begins to show its effects on the face and neck, as in the whole body, the loss of elasticity in the skin begins. Fat packs, one of the youth indicators on the face, begin to melt and change place.
Due to the melting of the bones, the resistance and balance on the face deteriorates and the face sweat
it succumbs to its gravity and slowly hangs down.
This sagging is in every person; It can occur at different ages, depending on life, environment and genetic structure. Skin sagging usually becomes evident after the age of 30s and 40s, with the blurring of the jaw line and the bulldog appearance on the cheeks. The surgery that allows the tissues showing signs of aging on the face to be moved to their former places is ‘Deep Face Lift Surgery’. There is no age limit for deep plan facelift surgery. It is the surest solution to remove sagging on the face. It can be combined with neck lift, eyelid surgery and eyebrow lifting when necessary.

Types of facelift surgery

While only the skin was removed in the first operations, the SMAS layer under the skin was also tightened in later operations. Such surgeries are known as classical facelift (plication-ibration or smasectomy). Dr. The surgery performed by Ahmet Caymaz is ‘Deep Plane Face Lift‘. Since there is no solution to the ligaments that tightly bind the SMAS layer and the deep tissues in classical face lift surgeries, the effects of this type of surgery on the cheek and nasolabial folds are minimal and temporary. The effect is only seen in the lower 1/3 of the face. The reason for this is that since the SMAS layer is attached to the deep tissues, it starts to return to its original place after a while, no matter how much it is pulled during the surgery. The difference between deep plane facelift surgeries starts at this point. In deep plane surgery, the ligaments in this region are separated by going under the SMAS layer. The SMAS layer is moved to the upper/backward region from its former location. Thus, permanence of the effect is ensured. In deep plane facelift surgery, mostly absorbable sutures and rarely non-absorbable sutures are used. Absorbed stitches disappear in 1-3 weeks. Non-absorbable stitches are removed on the 7th day.

The seams run from the front and back of the ear to the scalp and pass through easily camouflaged points.

Post-operative pain can be relieved even with mild pain relief and does not last more than 2-3 days.

The feeling of tightness on the skin lasts up to a week. Edema and bruises usually disappear in the first week. In some operations, a drain can be placed and usually removed on the first day.

The hospital stay is 1-2 days. Although it takes 3-4 months for the face to take its full shape after surgery, most of the surgical symptoms on the face disappear within 2 weeks.

Thus, the patient can easily return to working life. Take a bath from 3 days and make-up from 5 days. After the first week, you can start walking outside.

6 weeks should be waited to start heavy sports.

Deep Plane Facial Surgery Advantages over Classical Face Lift Surgery:

  • Classical facelift operations do not resolve the mid cheek area and nasolabial fold problems. In deep plane surgery, the problems in these areas are also eliminated.
  • As the SMAS layer is moved to the background as a block along with the cheek, a more natural look is created (no wind blow face).
  • As the stretched layer is deep, the load on the skin is reduced. The skin healing rate increases and the probability of scarring decreases.
  • The possibility of adverse effects on the skin is reduced in diabetics and smokers.
  • The effect is permanent and the rejuvenation of the face is calculated as 10-15 years, as the process is completed with the separation of the bonds with the lower layer of the skin.
  • There is less bruising, edema and the healing process is much faster.

Deep Plan Face Lift Surgery

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