A deep plane facelift is an excellent procedure to eliminate sagging skin, drooping features, and deep wrinkles in the mid to lower facial areas. This procedure requires advanced surgical skills and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy.
To provide his patients with the optimal medical care and best possible outcomes, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Machida has perfected leading-edge rhytidectomy techniques, including the deep plane facelift on Empire Island, CA.
As part of his comprehensive surgical process, Dr. Machida instructs his patients on how to get the most benefits from their facelift. Here are three treatments to add to your aftercare routine.
1. Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift surgery and fractional laser resurfacing technically address two different concerns. A facelift corrects sagging facial skin, while laser resurfacing improves skin quality and provides some minor tightening. Both procedures are effective independently, but they have specific advantages when performed together. Here are some of the benefits of adding laser resurfacing to facelift surgery.
Addresses Sun Damage
A deep plane facelift creates a youthful appearance by improving facial contours. However, beyond the excess skin it removes, a facelift does not address acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or other cosmetic concerns of an aging face that has been repeatedly exposed to the elements. Fractional laser skin resurfacing helps resolve these issues to enhance your facelift results.
Enhances Skin Tightening
A deep plane facelift alone only affects the lower and midface areas and maybe the neck. Fractional laser skin resurfacing typically treats the entire face. This feature can provide mild skin tightening in areas requiring little to no surgical intervention but may need some tightening.
No Added Recovery
Since the fractional laser skin resurfacing and deep plane facelift can be performed concurrently, each healing process can happen simultaneously. Therefore, patients typically don’t experience additional recovery or downtime if they underwent the two procedures separately.
Bellafill is a different kind of dermal filler combining smooth collagen gel with polymethyl methacrylate microspheres.
The injectable treatment offers both immediate and long-lasting benefits and new collagen growth. Bellafill can resolve forehead creases, undereye hollows, and lines around the eyes. In addition, Dr. Machida often recommends complementing many of our surgical procedures, including deep plane facelift, with a Bellafill procedure.
BeautiFILL fat transfer surgery, like traditional fat grafting treatments, harvests fat from a donor site and transfers it to the designated treatment area. However, this advanced process is more refined and offers a far higher fat cell survival rate.
BeautiFILL can restore volume and definition to multiple facia areas:
- Undereye hollows
- Forehead lines and creases
- Gaunt cheeks
- Sunken temples
- Redefine the jawline
The process is excellent for extending deep plane facelift benefits as the natural aging process continues. Results are long-lasting and natural.