Deep Plane Facelift in Reno

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Rediscover Your Youth with Deep Plane Facelift

As time passes, the signs of aging can change our faces, resulting in sagging jowls, sunken cheeks, and the emergence of wrinkles. If you’re seeking to see a more youthful reflection in the mirror, a deep plane facelift may be the answer you’ve been looking for. This more advanced procedure is known for its ability to achieve a more youthful appearance while defining and refining facial features. Among the various types of facelifts available, the deep plane facelift is considered one of the most advanced and effective facial plastic surgery procedures, providing improved facial contours, wrinkle reduction, and a rejuvenated appearance.


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Understanding the SMAS Facelift

The deep plane facelift goes beyond the superficial tissues by addressing the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS), which refers to the deep structures beneath the skin. The SMAS consists of firm and fibrous networks that lie over the facial muscles, forming the framework of the face. By tightening the SMAS, the deep plane facelift achieves significant and long-lasting results.

Deep Plane Facelift vs. SMAS Facelift

While both the deep plane facelift and SMAS facelift address the SMAS layer, there are key differences in their approaches and outcomes:

  • A traditional SMAS facelift involves pulling and stretching the SMAS layer using suture, aiming to lift the face near the jawline and lower face. However, it may not provide the same benefits as a deep plane facelift when it comes to addressing the jowls and folds around the mouth. The SMAS facelift leaves the forward part of the jowls and mouth folds anchored by ligaments, which can limit the extent of improvement in these areas.
  • On the other hand, a deep plane facelift releases and lifts the deeper muscles and connective tissues, providing more comprehensive rejuvenation. By releasing the ligaments that anchor the SMAS down near the folds around the mouth, the deep plane facelift achieves a more natural-looking and dramatic improvement. It addresses not only the jowls but also the area forward near the jowls and folds around the mouth, resulting in a more harmonious overall outcome.

Benefits of Deep Plane Facelift

The deep plane facelift offers a range of benefits, including:

  1. Less skin trauma compared to other facelift techniques
  2. Greater definition to the jawline, neck, and cheekbones
  3. Natural results
  4. Reduced chance of scarring
  5. Restoration of volume to the cheeks
  6. Incisions that heal quickly
  7. Boost to confidence and self-image
  8. Elimination of jowls or a double chin
  9. Reversal of the aging clock by up to ten years
  10. Reduction of wrinkles and lines

Are You a Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

While younger patients can benefit from a deep plane facelift, the ideal candidates are typically older individuals with more severe skin laxity, especially in the jaw and neck regions, who desire a significantly more youthful appearance. To be a suitable candidate, you should be in good overall health, not smoke, have facial or neck skin laxity or sagging, a poorly defined jawline or double chin, and sunken cheeks or lost facial volume. It’s crucial to have realistic expectations about the potential outcomes of the procedure.

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The Deep Plane Facelift Procedure and Recovery

During your initial consultation with Dr. Yamamoto he will discuss your facial concerns and aesthetic goals, evaluating the extent of skin laxity and assessing your unique features. The deep plane facelift procedure involves making carefully placed incisions in the hairline and around the ears. Through these incisions, Dr. Yamamoto will tighten and secure the layer of connective tissue and underlying muscles beneath the skin, while releasing ligaments to lift and rejuvenate the skin. The incisions will then be meticulously closed.

Following the surgery, you will require a period of recovery. The deep plane facelift allows the skin and muscles to remain attached to the underlying structures, resulting in less trauma and a shorter recovery time compared to other facelift techniques. During the first few days, it is important to maintain a slightly elevated sleeping position. Dr. Yamamoto will provide specific instructions regarding showering, hair washing, and the use of makeup. Swelling and bruising will gradually improve over the course of a few weeks, and you will be able to resume light work and activities within this timeframe.

I had great results from my procedure, better than I had even hoped for.

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Amazing! Dr. Yamamoto was highly recommended on Facebook groups as well as by a family member. The process was seamless start to finish. I had great results from my procedure, better than I had even hoped for. I have a better range of vision and look more alert. Even better, I had little swelling and no bruising so was able to go back to work only three days later. Dr. Yamamoto was great at managing expectations, explaining what was happening and answering my thousands of questions. Highly, highly recommend!

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Choose Dr. Yamamoto for Your Deep Plane Facelift

When it comes to deep plane facelifts in Northern Nevada, Dr. Yamamoto is a trusted and experienced facial plastic surgeon. With his expertise and specialization in all types of facelift procedures, including the deep plane facelift, Dr. Yamamoto prioritizes personalized care and aims to achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results. His approach focuses on preserving the elasticity of the skin, avoiding the tight, overfilled appearance that can sometimes result from other facelift techniques.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance and restore a more youthful version of yourself, we invite you to schedule a consultation for plastic surgery in Reno, NV, with Dr. Yamamoto. During this appointment, he will thoroughly evaluate your needs and provide personalized recommendations to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to take the first step towards a refreshed and revitalized you.