Dr. Jonathan Frankel’s deep plane technique for facelift surgery achieves natural-looking, long-lasting results.
What Happens During the Surgery?
A deep plane facelift is performed with the patient under general anesthesia, and typically takes 3-5 hours. Dr. Frankel will create incisions at the hairline that reach around the ears. From here, the skin will be raised to give Dr. Frankel access to the underlying muscles. He will lift and release the skin, fat, and muscles from the tissues, and reposition the unit to a higher placement. For patients with excess tissue of the neck, Dr. Frankel will also perform a deep neck lift to adequately sculpt underlying tissue to restore and improve the neckline. Once the surgery is complete, the patient’s face will be dressed with surgical wrappings to help with healing.