Restore Youthful Contours with a Deep Plane Facelift

Aging can bring significant changes to the face, including sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and loss of youthful contours. For those seeking a more comprehensive and long-lasting facial rejuvenation, a deep plane facelift offers an advanced solution.

What is the deep plane facelift procedure?


On the day of surgery, you will be administered either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.


The surgeon will make discreet incisions, typically starting in the hairline at the temples, continuing around the ear, and ending in the lower scalp. These incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring.

Deep Plane Procedure:

Unlike traditional facelifts, the deep plane facelift involves lifting the deeper layers of facial tissue, including the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) and deeper structures. This technique allows for more extensive repositioning of the facial muscles and fat pads, leading to a more natural and youthful contour.

Repositioning and Lifting:

The deeper layers of tissue are carefully repositioned and lifted to restore a more youthful facial structure. This step effectively addresses sagging cheeks, nasolabial folds, jowls, and neck laxity.

Excess Skin Removal:

Once the deeper tissues are repositioned, any excess skin is trimmed and redraped over the newly lifted contours. This step ensures a smooth and natural appearance.

Closing the Incisions:

The incisions are meticulously closed with sutures and, in some cases, surgical staples. Your surgeon will take great care to ensure the incisions heal with minimal scarring.

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What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation

During your consultation for a deep plane facelift in Dallas, TX, Dr. Meade will conduct a physical evaluation and review your aesthetic goals to determine which procedure(s) would be best for you. He will detail what you can expect during surgery and your recovery, and you'll receive a cost estimate with comprehensive price information. 

We know that selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon for your aesthetic surgery is essential. You have made a great choice by choosing Dr. Ricardo Meade for your aesthetic surgery consultation. He will consider your wants and desires when forming a path for you to get there via the decided-upon procedures.

Call Dr. Ricardo Meade at (214) 823-1691 for a complimentary consultation! We look forward to meeting you!

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Preparing For Your Facelift

As the date for your deep plane facelift surgery approaches, Dr. Meade will likely ask for further tests and medical evaluations. He may ask you to stop taking certain medications and supplements that could interfere with your safety. You must also stay hydrated and avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs.

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Perfect Pairings For Your Facelift Procedure

You may pair your facelift with non-surgical procedures to enhance other aspects of the face that the surgery does not address directly. 

These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Dermal Fillers
  • Medical-Grade Skin Care
  • BOTOX Cosmetic Injections

These are especially helpful in addressing areas of the face that are left unimproved by the procedure itself. All of this will be discussed at your initial consultation with Dr. Meade.

What results can I expect after my deep plane facelift surgery?

You should see an immediate improvement in your face regarding results. However, it's important to remember that your results will evolve as the skin heals and settles in place. 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and protecting your skin moving forward can ensure happiness with your new look for many years.

When you're ready to learn more and speak with one of our team's professionals, call us at our office.

What is the recovery like after a deep plane facelift? 

Recovery from these procedures differs for everyone, and several factors must be considered. Initial recovery typically takes 2 to 3 weeks, during which swelling and bruising gradually subside. Most patients can return to normal activities within 4 to 6 weeks, although full healing and final results may take several months.

It is critically important that you strictly follow Dr. Meade's instructions for your post-surgical recovery steps, which may include: 

  • A drain may have to be removed the day after surgery.
  • Instructions will be provided on practicing lymphatic massaging for a few days.
  • Refrain from vigorous activity for 2 or 3 weeks.
  • Plan to wear tops that button-up rather than 'pull-over.'
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Choose Dr. Ricardo Meade for Decades of Facelift Experience

Trust your face to only the very best. Dr. Ricardo A. Meade is a board-certified plastic surgeon and facelift specialist practicing in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area. With a focus on facelifts and nearly two decades of experience, Dr. Meade is uniquely qualified to achieve nuanced, natural-looking results that leave you looking years longer. Dr. Meade is fellowship-trained under some of the originators and masters of these facelifting techniques.

To learn more, don't hesitate to contact us online or call 214.823.1691 to schedule your initial consultation for a deep plane facelift in Dallas.

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