Customized Deep Plane Facelift

Dr. Moradi performs customized deep plane facelifts, combined with fat transfer, to achieve a natural, dramatically refreshed look. 

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What is a deep plane facelift? Is it better?

In a deep plane facelift in Carlsbad and Oceanside with Dr. Moradi, incisions are placed strategically to ensure minimal scarring that are hidden along the natural creases of the ears.

The muscles and fascia (the thin casing of connective tissue surrounding facial muscles) are tightened to achieve a lasting, natural-looking result. The neckbands beneath the chin are repaired, and the muscles are treated to create a lift in the mid-neck. Fat cells are harvested from the abdomen or love handles, purified, and transferred to the face to recreate youth's soft, appealing fullness. 

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The Facelift Procedure with Dr. Moradi

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What will the procedure entail?

These custom facelift procedures are, in most cases, performed under conscious sedation, not general anesthesia, for a faster recovery. A deep plane facelift is ideal for patients with jowls and lower face laxity, typically in their fifties or late forties, who want to look younger.

Extended deep plane facelift

An extended deep plane facelift is a more extensive surgery that lifts, tightens, and restores the lower face, smoothing and tightening the excess skin and folds on the neck, and may include natural fat transfer. With this surgery, the incisions are placed behind the ears, where the surgical scars are entirely hidden from view. 

What is the recovery time after a deep plane facelift?

Each type of facelift has a slightly different recovery time. The deep plane facelift generally takes one to two weeks for recovery before you are ready to reveal your refreshed look in social or business situations. 

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Preparing for your custom facelift

To ensure patient safety, we will review your medications and work with your doctors if you need to stop taking any medicine. Blood thinners should be stopped for several weeks before your procedure, as well as blood-thinning supplements like vitamin E, ginkgo, or others. Before your surgery, eat nutritious meals with healthy proteins, vegetables, fruits, and grains, avoid alcoholic beverages, and stay hydrated. You will have prescriptions to fill before your surgery and should arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure and stay with you the first night or longer if you wish. Arrange your home so you have everything you need to rest and recover.

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What to expect during the recovery?

Initially, it is normal to expect some bruising and swelling, which varies from patient to patient. Your face will feel tight. Sleep on your back to avoid putting pressure on your repositioned tissues. You will need some patience, as in the early stages of healing, you won’t look or feel completely normal.

After the first week, things change radically. The swelling fades, and your newly refined facial look emerges – a gratifying experience! You will need to avoid vigorous physical activities for about four weeks, but you are encouraged to take gentle walks. Avoid any activity that could put pressure or cause an impact on the facial tissues until healing is complete.

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Follow-up care at Moradi MD

Our team of professionals will work with you to ensure your recovery is uneventful and will see you several times in our offices following your surgery. We are focused on providing the highest level of patient-focused care before, during, and following your surgery.

Innovative facial lifting

If you’re seeking an alternative to a traditional facelift with shorter downtime, consider a custom deep plane facelift. The results are natural-looking, and the recovery is rapid – a significant difference from older, traditional facelift procedures, which merely removed excess skin and had an unnatural-looking outcome that did not last. Schedule a consultation with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Moradi to determine if this is the right treatment option for you.

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