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Signs of age appear on the face in the form of sagging skin, wrinkles, lines and creases, and jowls. Dr. Engineer performs a deep plane facelift for patients who would like to reverse these signs of age. His deep plane facelift is one of the most effective types of facelifts available. Deep plane facelifts help to restore your youthful, defined features, to achieve natural-looking, dramatic effects.

What is a deep plane facelift?

A deep plane facelift is designed to define and lift the features by addressing the underlying muscle and connective tissue in a unique way. This network of muscle and connective tissue under the skin, but above the muscle, is called the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System). The SMAS forms the framework and underlying structure of the face. A deep plane facelift tightens and lifts the SMAS to achieve dramatic, youthful rejuvenation.

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The deep plane facelift procedure

Before your surgical procedure, you will undergo general anesthesia. Once this has taken effect, Dr. Engineer will make careful, precise incisions around the ears to ensure scarring is kept to an absolute minimum. He will use these incisions to tighten and lift the SMAS, addressing a wider range of tissue than any other type of facelift does. This also allows him to achieve the most significant results.

As a part of the procedure, Dr. Engineer releases the four ligaments that anchor the facial muscles and pulls them downward. These ligaments cause a drooping, sagging appearance to the face. When Dr. Engineer releases the ligament, a beautiful lift is achieved. This creates more significant results than a traditional facelift that focuses only on the surface tissues and skin.

Results after a deep plane facelift

A deep plane facelift tightens, lifts, and defines the facial features, achieving a natural-looking, youthful appearance. Deep plane facelift results also last longer than other types of facelifts, providing outstanding results for patients that last as long as 10-15 years. 


Because a deep plane facelift causes less trauma than most other types of facelifts, the recovery period is often shorter. Over the first several days, swelling and bruising will increase, and then begin to reduce and continually subside. Let yourself rest and heal during the first couple of weeks.

If drains were placed, these will be removed after the first week. Many patients can return to sedentary work and light activities after 10 to 14 days. However, it’s important to wait for 4-6 weeks to return to vigorous exercise or activity.

Candidates for a deep plane facelift

Patients who are experiencing more severe or advanced signs of age are usually ideal candidates for a deep plane facelift. At the same time, patients whose signs of aging are less significant can also greatly benefit from this procedure. 

Dr. Engineer will determine if you’re an ideal candidate, after a consultation, during which he will examine your skin and discuss your goals for aesthetic improvement. Generally, candidates for a facelift in Las Vegas should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Do not have serious medical conditions
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations about what a deep plane facelift can achieve
  • Can safely stop taking any blood-thinning medications before the procedure

What concerns can a deep plane facelift address?

A deep plane facelift effectively addresses many signs of aging, including the following:

  • Facial sagging of the cheeks and jawline
  • Sagging neck skin
  • A double chin
  • Fatty deposits under the jawline (submental fat)
  • Significant jowls
  • Loss of facial volume leading to sunken cheeks and other areas of the face
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Benefits of a deep plane facelift

The deep plane facelift is quite a popular procedure because it benefits patients who would like to achieve more youthful, defined facial features. Benefits include the following:

  • Long-lasting lift and rejuvenation
  • Dramatic results
  • More defined cheekbones and facial features
  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • A defined jawline (eliminated jowls and double chin)
  • Takes as many as ten years off the face
  • Smooths and softens wrinkles, creases, and lines
  • Causes less skin trauma
  • Requires a shorter recovery time than other facelift procedures
  • Results in minimal scarring
  • Achieves natural-looking results
  • Restores facial volume
  • Boosts confidence and renews the appearance 

Why choose Engineered Aesthetics for a deep plane facelift?

Dr. Nitin Engineer is an accredited, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in Las Vegas whose dedication to helping patients achieve natural-looking, outstanding results has earned him a reputation for excellence. With his experience and background, he is a uniquely, highly-trained surgeon whose patients trust him to achieve beautiful facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Engineer’s practice, Engineered Aesthetics, provides a comfortable, private, and welcoming environment that includes state-of-the-art, modern techniques and technology. Dr. Engineer and his staff are honored to be your caring and knowledgeable team in helping you achieve your physical goals.

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