Deep Plane Facelift in NYC

The aging process, and its effect on our skin and facial anatomy, is only a natural part of life. Unfortunately, it has become a common point of frustration for many, who feel youthful but appear overly aged. To combat the signs of aging, they turn to various cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures.

The Deep Plane Facelift is the industry standard for providing restoration and facial rejuvenation, performed by Dr. Mansher Singh.

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What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

“Deep plane” refers to the anatomical layer situated between the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) and deeper muscles that control our expressions. By manipulating this plane and releasing its muscles and fat, Dr. Singh achieves more natural results that last longer. Contrastingly, a traditional facelift cuts and pulls the skin, which results in an unnatural and uncanny appearance.

By releasing the ligaments under the SMAS layer, Dr. Singh elevates sagging skin and restores volume. This provides a healthy, youthful look, with smoothed wrinkles and lifted cheeks. The primary goal is to achieve the heart-shaped face that we associate with our youthful years.

Many consider this approach to face lifting to be “the gold standard,” for its superior results.

How Dr. Singh Performs It

Dr. Mansher Singh begins his deep plane facelift surgery, by creating small incisions just in front of the ears. From here, he is able to work under the SMAS layer and facial muscles.

His approach to the procedure involves releasing certain ligaments beneath the SMAS layer. The zygomatic ligaments, for example, are responsible for drooped cheeks, pronounced nasolabial folds, and under-eye bags. Releasing the masseteric and mandibular ligaments will affect jowls and sagging skin around the jawline. Making these adjustments, he provides a refreshed mid-to-lower facial appearance.

Further rejuvenating the lower half of the face, Dr. Singh incorporates extended neck lift surgery. He achieves this by laterally lifting the platysma (the deep layers of the neck) and contouring the neck. This combination provides improved facial harmony for the lower and mid-face regions.

By affecting the underlying ligaments of the face and neck, he avoids unnatural appearances.

He also has a unique approach to how he begins the deep plane facelift surgery. While other surgeons may opt for general anesthesia, Dr. Singh firmly believes in the benefits of an “awake” facelift. With a combination of oral sedation and painkiller medicine, a patient can experience easier and quicker recovery times.

Benefits of the Deep Plane Face Lift

Being the gold standard among other approaches, the deep plane facelift offers the most rejuvenation.

By combining an extended neck lift, Dr. Singh can revitalize the mid-face, lower-face, jawline, and neck. The results appear even more natural by hiding the incisions in the hairline and behind the ears. This is a major benefit for patients worried they might appear “worked on.”

Here is a list of some of the benefits of a deep plane facelift surgery:

  • Results are the longest-lasting and most effective, compared to other techniques.
  • Hidden incisions along the hairline.
  • Achieves results in a natural manner.
  • Addresses deeper issues related to the signs of aging.
Example of a Deep Plane Facelift Patient

Potential Complications

Being one of the most technologically advanced facial cosmetic procedures, complications and risks are admittedly rare. Despite this, it is still a form of surgery, which will always come with the potential risk of complications.

Bruising and swelling are the most common side effects from the surgery which settles down with time. Bleeding is a rare complication which might require draining in the operating room. Nerve injury, another rare complication, is temporary in almost all cases and resolves by 12 weeks.

This is one of the safest techniques, especially in the hands of an expert, like Dr. Mansher Singh. Through his unique approach to the deep plane facelift, he provides a safer and easier operation for patients.

Am I a Candidate for Deep Plane Facelift?

Contrary to popular opinion, gender is not a determining factor in candidacy for a deep plane facelift. This cosmetic surgery is ideal for both, men and women, who are experiencing significant signs of aging.

As we age, numerous signs of aging become more present, such as:

  • Sagging skin
  • Drooping cheeks, eyelids, and/or brows
  • Jowls
  • A hanging jawline
  • Vertical bands along the neck
  • Fat deposits on the neck

If you are struggling with the occurrence of these common effects of aging, you might be a candidate for a deep plane facelift. Ideally, possible patients should be in good physical and mental health. They should also be non-smokers; or, prepared to temporarily stop smoking for 1 month before and after surgery.

To determine whether you would benefit from this procedure, consider consulting with Dr. Mansher Singh for a proper assessment. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact his Manhattan office at (212) 470-4020.

How the Deep Plane Compares to the SMAS Layer

America’s most performed facelift technique is the ‘SMAS facelift.’ This approach separates, lifts, and sutures the SMAS layer, which is better than simply pulling the skin. Similarly, this technique avoids the dreaded, unrealistic appearance that people commonly associate with Hollywood celebrities.

One of the main drawbacks of the SMAS lift is its inability to rejuvenate the lower third of the face. When performing this technique, many surgeons will perform a fat graft, to restore volume to the cheeks. They typically vacuum fat from the abdomen and thighs. Unfortunately, this can result in a chipmunk-like appearance, as it often overstuffs the cheeks.

Comparatively, a deep plane facelift relocates the fat and fascia, to treat sagging cheeks and jowls. It also does not require fat grafting, to restore volume to the mid-section of the face.

Your Consultation Should Be with Dr. Mansher Singh

From his time as chief resident at Johns Hopkins and Harvard’s Beth Israel, as well as his fellowships, Dr. Singh is more than qualified. He is a certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in the deep plane facelift procedure.

Not only does he perform deep plane facelift surgeries, but he also provides education around it. Dr. Singh is the Assistant Professor for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In this role, he is actively educating on the most advanced facial plastic surgeries.

In a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Singh, he will thoroughly discuss your goals, the approach, and any risks. Being a highly customizable procedure, he will work with you to attain your aesthetic goals, through your individual needs. A deep plane facelift with Dr. Singh is a simple, yet effective way to rejuvenate and combat the facial signs of aging.

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