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The Best Solution for Ageing Skin Depends on Your Age!

by | Apr 24, 2015 | Blog

In my previous post on the 5 Stages of Facial Ageing, I talked about how natural physiological changes to the body can wreak havoc on the tone, texture, and appearance of facial skin. To recap: Around the age of 30, your face will begin to show its age due to

  • Loss of elasticity – related to collagen production
  • Sagging tissue – related to breakdown of underlying muscle
  • Loss of facial volume – also related to collagen production
  • Prominent bones – related to atrophy of facial soft tissues

Understanding the factors that lead to the visible signs of facial ageing will help you understand why some facial rejuvenation solutions are better than others. Let me tell you more about what I’ve observed at my practice.

Recommended: Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift for Facial Rejuvenation

A deep plane face and neck lift is a surgery designed to address facial problems that are related to ageing. I use this valuable technique to rejuvenate the mid-face, lower face, and neck of my patients in a single procedure. The results are dramatic, and my patients enjoy a long-lasting youthful and refreshed appearance.

Once upon a time, the industry standard was the skin-only technique. Surgeons manipulated the most superficial layer, giving patients results that often looked too “pulled” or “done.” Another problem with this approach was that there was no foundation to support the new higher position of the pulled skin, so it frequently fell and sagged in a short amount of time.

For this and other reasons, I recommend that my patients who have fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of facial ageing undergo a deep plane lift for their face and neck.  Like many of the techniques I’m proud to have mastered through the years, the deep plane lift is considered the gold standard of facial rejuvenation.

Deep Plane and Neck Lift Basics

Patients and I decide together whether a deep plane facelift is appropriate because cosmetic enhancement is definitely a collaborative effort at my practice. This highly technical procedure requires more skill than traditional facial rejuvenation because the surgeon must enter the “deep plane” of the face by going under the SMAS layer.

A deep plane lift is the best solution for people who are troubled by severe facial sagging and laxity, and who are eager to undergo a treatment that will offer them long-lasting results. In my experience, the benefits of this facial rejuvenation procedure include a youthful, natural, tension-free facial appearance that can last up to 15 years.

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The warm, welcoming offices of About Face are a perfect place for us to meet and discuss your aesthetic enhancement goals. If you’d like to know about deep plane face and neck lifts or any of the cosmetic surgery and non-invasive treatments we do, please call us on 1300 555 095 or use our online contact form.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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