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Benefits of the DEEP PLANE facelift

By Dr. Villamarín.


In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of the DEEP PLANE facelift, a premium advanced facelift technique.


But what is a facelift?


A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical rejuvenation technique with which we lift and reposition tissues and firm the face, cheeks and neck, to restore the contour and appearance of the face and the neck.

A facelift is an effective facial rejuvenation procedure popular today. There is a huge variety of facelift techniques and names, even commercial ones, to choose from depending on your needs. The Deep Plane facelift and SMAS facelift are two advanced facelift techniques. Although they have some similarities, they also have big differences.


What types of surgical facelift are there?


But before continuing, I show you here some of the techniques that my team and I use every day to rejuvenate the face. With this, they can learn about most of the alternatives that are available to them in our daily practice.

Eyebrow lift:

Although it is not a direct part of the topic we are dealing with, I mention it because we combine facelift with eyebrow lift, either with open or endoscopic incision (our favorite, without visible scars).

Eyelid lift:

We frequently combine facelift with eyelid lift and eyebrow lift.

Lip lift:

There are several techniques, generally very satisfactory and combinable with facial lifts.

Midface lift:

This facelift technique focuses on the middle portion of the face, such as the cheeks. Lifts or tightens the cheeks to eliminate sagging and reduces deep wrinkles to better define facial features.

Endoscopic pony tail micro facelift:

Using endoscopes and special instruments and through hidden incisions 1-2 cm long, we perform a lifting of the middle and lower third and also applicable to the neck. It is performed on people with slight sagging.

Mini facelift:

Excellent for those people who accept small visible scars, with mild signs of facial aging and especially if the lower part of the face is the most affected. But normally it doesn’t work the neck or minimally.

SMAS facelift:

The SMAS is the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system. The SMAS facelift targets this tissue that extends under the skin on the face and neck, and we use different techniques to lift the ptotic or sagging soft tissues throughout the face and reposition them. With this, we improve the appearance of the cheeks, the middle part of the face and the jaw line, as well as the neck.

DEEP PLANE facelift:

The deep plane technique is based on the fact that the dissection under the SMAS and in block with the skin begins further forward than in the SMAS techniques, from the posterior area of the cheek and forward, as well as a deeper dissection of the neck. This lifts and strengthens the lax muscles in the cheeks and at the base of the chin and neck.


Benefits of the DEEP PLANE Facelift


A deep facelift improves sagging cheeks, double chin, sagging neck and skin laxity.

Furthermore, we do not separate the skin from the SMAS, so the circulation and viability of the tissues within the flap are usually better and the surgical wound, under less tension, heals without so many risks.

Finally, the Deep Plane Facelift, according to many studies, offers a natural result with a final image of more spectacular rejuvenation.

Moreover, this technique offers longer lasting results.


Who is the ideal candidate for Deep Plane facelift?


A deep facelift is best suited for patients who wish to improve prominent lines, creases, creases and significant skin laxity in the jaw and neck region. It is fantastic if you are looking for significant facial rejuvenation and a more visible improvement in facial appearance.

It is an excellent procedure to improve the volume of the cheeks and face while avoiding fillers or implants.


What is the best age to have a Deep Plane facelift?


You usually see visible signs of aging at 40-45 years old. You may notice sagging cheeks, wrinkles, sunken eyes, and deep lines. We recommend an endoscopic facelift for patients with mild changes and under 40 years of age, while a deep plane facelift may be suitable for patients with moderate or severe changes and over 40-45 years of age.


What is the Deep Plane facelift technique like?


The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

In the Deep plane facelift, the SMAS tissue layer and the skin are lifted at the same time in a single or composite flap. Dr. Villamarín and his team go beyond the SMAS layer and focus on the deeper muscles. By working in the muscles of facial expression, Dr. Villamarín and his team can reduce tension in the skin and smooth out any irregularities. Going deeper also means that greater overall elevation can be achieved.

Sometimes we combine it with blepharoplasty, endoscopic brow lift and lip lift, as well as volumization with fat transfer, that is, autologous fat transfer. We prefer not to treat the skin intraoperatively with laser resurfacing or surgical peeling and leave it for a second time, after recovery from the facelift.


How painful is a Deep Plane facelift?


Dr. Villamarín and his team perform this technique under local anesthesia with sedation, and special anesthetics are used, as well as special postoperative analgesia, so that the immediate postoperative period is more bearable.


What is the recovery period?


The initial recovery period after a deep face lift lasts approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Common symptoms during facelift recovery include bruising, swelling, redness, and facial discomfort. These common facelift side effects will go away over time.

We will provide you with a compression garment and neck support to wear for 1 to 2 weeks after your lift.

We recommend that you refrain from strenuous activities for up to 5 weeks after your facelift surgery.


How long does a Deep Plane Lift last?


A Deep Plane facelift is longer lasting than traditional facelifts, such as SMAS facelifts, as it targets deeper tissues and muscles. Although slightly more invasive, the technique allows Dr. Villamarín and his team to provide effective and long-lasting results.

This procedure can take 10 to 15 years, often longer. That’s usually 2 to 5 years longer than other SMAS-type facelift procedures.

Regardless of the type of facelift, be it deep plane or SMAS, they will all eventually fade due to aging, sun exposure, and gravity. You may need a second facelift after a decade or more.


How much does a Deep Plane facelift cost in Madrid and Valencia?


The Deep Plane facelift is usually more expensive than other types of face lifts, since it generally requires more time and effort in the surgical procedure. Furthermore, this complex technique, which few professionals and surgical teams practice in Spain and in the world in general, implies having received very advanced and elite theoretical and practical hands-on training in this technique from great authorities in the USA and Europe, as has been the case of Dr. Villamarín and, by extension, his surgical team.

In any case, there are several factors to consider when determining the cost of your facelift procedure, such as the cost of the surgery, the cost of anesthesia, the cost of the facility, and any other surgical procedures you may want to perform.

So, when you come in for a consultation and discuss your wishes with Dr. Villamarín and his team, he will be able to give you an estimate of how much his deep plane facelift will cost.




A Deep Plane facelift  improves sagging cheeks, double chin, sagging neck and skin laxity. Furthermore, the circulation and viability of the tissues are usually better and the surgical wound, under less tension, heals without as many risks. Finally, the deep plane facelift offers a natural result with a final image of more spectacular rejuvenation. It can be applied from the age of 40 without problems, and offers longer-lasting results than other types of facelifts, lasting up to 15 years.

It is important to remember that each case is unique and that the best option depends on a personalized evaluation carried out by Dr. José Villamarín. If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact us by making an appointment in person or through our online consultation. Thank you.

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