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The main differential of Lifting Facial Deep Plane, as its name suggests, is the performance in a deeper layer of muscles. It acts directly between the SMAS system, or Superficial Muscle-Aponeurotic System, which causes the signs of facial aging and the deeper muscle layer, responsible for facial expression. The main objective of the Deep Plane Facial Lifting is to release and reposition the muscle and fat layers, without causing tension in the tissues, resulting in a more youthful appearance and without the appearance of “stretched skin”.

In general, the ligaments of the facial tissues are released for a natural repositioning throughout the face and neck, restores the shape and volume of the cheeks without the need for the application of padding or fat. The ligaments that hold the jaw are also released so that it can be lifted, creating a smoother and sharper appearance of the jaw line. In addition to the face, it is also used in conjunction with cervicoplasty, allowing greater refinement of the neck area and jaw line with more lasting results.

Deep Plane vs Traditional Liftings

One of the biggest concerns of patients is the search for more natural results, without the stretched appearance common to traditional techniques. The reason for this is that in other more common techniques only the most superficial layers of the skin are repositioned and sutures are applied to lift the set of SMAS muscles, leaving the skin looking firmer but without eliminating the problem of drooping cheeks.

As a result, many surgeons end up performing the correction through fat grafting, often causing the cheeks to show the correction.
In addition to more natural results, the recovery of a Deep Plane Facial Lift is faster and simpler. It is common in other types of facial lifting the rupture of blood vessels, which causes larger bruises and slower recovery.

Recovery and scarring

Recovery after a Deep Plane Facial Lift usually involves few bruises and faster recovery because there are no cuts in blood vessels between the muscle and the skin. Some bruising and swelling around the repositioned areas may appear in the first few days and will gradually disappear.

Some pain medications may be prescribed to help the patient feel more comfortable during the healing process. It is also important to use cold compresses to relieve swelling, in addition to rest for recovery.

The Deep Plane Facial Lifting has incisions that heal with minimal or no visible scarring. As in this technique the skin is not separated from the muscles, there is no tension in the incision lines after they are closed, which allows the incision to heal like an imperceptible line.

Main benefits of Deep Plane Facial Lifting

  • Shorter surgical time
  • More natural results
  • Restoration of natural volume
  • Removal of excess skin
  • Smoother and youthful-looking skin
  • Faster recovery
  • Imperceptible scars
  • Longer lasting results


Excellent hospitals for plastic surgery

Choosing an excellent hospital with all the necessary infrastructure guarantees quality surgery and an excellent patient experience. Nowadays for the plastic surgery process, a quality hospital is as important as a skilled and experienced staff.

Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is considered one of the best hospitals in Latin America and regarding plastic surgery, it has a good structure offering all the security that the patient and the plastic surgeon need.

Moriah Hospital

The Moriah Hospital that started work in 2016 came to compete with the best hospitals in the city. The hospital has excellent infrastructure, including ICU, Diagnostic Center and more attractive prices.

Common questions

Know the most common questions

With so many options for plastic surgery, some doubts are common and frequent about this type of procedure. To facilitate, we have gathered the main doubts. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to schedule your review!

It is inevitable, once a cut or incision is made on the skin, there will be a scar. However, there are steps to take – during and after surgery – to make them less apparent.

The facelift incisions are so well positioned in the ear region that as soon as the swelling ceases, the scars will be totally imperceptible.

The average estimate is that the person can return to social activities in up to 2 weeks, during which time it will be possible to conceal almost almost any indication of the procedure, since the scars will be imperceptible and with the minimum of swelling, which can persist for 1 to 2 months.

With advances in medication and equipment technology for patient monitoring and monitoring, general anesthesia became the safest when well indicated.

Today in all major procedures, general anesthesia is the best choice of anesthesia. It is superior to many other alternatives offered. General anesthesia performed in a modern surgical center, with the latest equipment and medications.

In this way we can offer more safety, better monitoring, better control of the anesthesia itself, as well as better comfort for the patient.

For this facial surgery the dressings are not used to prevent wetting, since the main means of recovery for this procedure is through the cold compresses that help to reduce the swelling.

The length of hospital stay may vary with the type of facial procedure chosen, however, it is common to be discharged on the day after surgery. This is so that it is possible to perform some procedures that aid in recovery at the hospital, such as a lymphatic drainage that helps and improves the patient’s appearance and sensation.

Just like any other medical procedure, plastic surgery has certain risks. However, there are always several ways to reduce these risks so that surgery is safe.

In addition to an extremely skilled team, the use of high technology equipment makes it easier to control any situation. Some of the equipment used in all surgeries to maintain the safety of our patients are:

Thermal blankets
We use thermal blankets so that the patient is always warm and body temperature stabilized. This ensures greater peace of mind and more safety in the surgical procedure.

Elastic stockings and massager
In all surgeries, our patients use elastic stockings in conjunction with the Pneumatic Compression Massager (SCD) in the legs, which prevents complications in the circulatory system.

Bi-Spectral Index Monitoring
Bi-Spectral Index (BIS) monitoring is a system that continuously analyzes electroencephalograms to determine patients’ level of consciousness, stabilizing it whenever necessary.

The care taken in surgery and in the postoperative period alleviate both pain and swelling. With proper care combined with the application of cold compresses, it is possible to observe that the swelling remains minimal.

As much as a good surgical technique, as following your surgeon’s guidelines are decisive for obtaining the best possible results after discharge.

If you have any surgical procedure in mind, consult our team to clarify all the particularities involved in the recovery process.