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No.1 for Deep Plane Facelift

by | Feb 6, 2022 | Blog, Facelift

The Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift is in demand. As it gains popularity and gets increased media attention, more people are asking me about it.

Longer lasting results, including a more defined jawline, less sagging skin on the neck, sculpted cheekbones and natural looking outcomes that take at least a decade off a person’s appearance are just some of its hallmarks. The fact that recovery time is generally less than with other procedures, with less visible scarring and more predictable results are other appealing features.

Of course, now there are growing numbers of aesthetic and plastic surgeons worldwide and in Australia who are beginning to list the Deep Plane Facelift amongst their offerings.

Earned Expertise

Please be aware that this is an advanced procedure that can’t be performed without specialised training. The nuances of it also take years of experience to effectively deliver.

When I started performing the Deep Plane Facelift over a decade ago, few people had heard of it.

My Experience

The Deep Plane Facelift was developed in the early 1990’s. I learned it from Dr Neil A. Gordon who is widely credited for his innovative role in championing and finessing.

I first met Dr Gordon in New Orleans in 1996. At that stage I was applying for Fellowships in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr Gordon was a Fellow with Dr Calvin M. Johnson and I was applying to further my training with him.

Dr Gordon and I also attended the New Orleans Jazz Festival that year – as well as now being a valued colleague and friend we share a love of music.


Being a practitioner of Facial Plastic Surgery requires dedication and an ongoing educational exchange with leading surgeons worldwide.

Before 2011, by now an experienced surgeon, I was looking for ways to achieve even better outcomes in facial rejuvenation for my patients. Dr Gordon was saying to come and visit, so I went. I was astounded by the quality of his work so scheduled time off later that year to immerse in Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift training. Before then I was already performing a partial Deep Plane but didn’t fully appreciate all the nuances until visiting him.


While I was President of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery we invited Dr Gordon (along with other leading plastic, ENT and aesthetic surgeons) to share his insights as Keynote Speaker at some of our annual meetings.

The Australian media including were interested in the latest advances and techniques and our collaborative exchanges.

In 2011, I was the first surgeon in Australia to offer the Deep Plane Facelift. Over a decade on, I’m now regularly invited to share my expertise and insights at the top Facial Plastic Surgery meetings worldwide.

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Description of photos:

  1. Five weeks post Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift. My patient had noticed early signs of ageing including loose skin on the jawline (jowls) and loose skin and soft tissue in the neck. She wanted to deal with these issues before they became more obvious.
    Now at five weeks post-op, note the natural, elegant youthful jawline and neck contour. There is no pulled look or redundant neck tissue.
  2. Two weeks post Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift and Brow Lift with me, as well as upper and lower Blepharoplasty with Dr Angelo Tsirbas.  This lovely lady looks and feels fresh and rejuvenated and complete with a chic new haircut is brimming with self-confidence!
    She had noticed signs of ageing including loose skin around the corners of her mouth and along her jawline (jowls), as well as loose skin and soft tissue in the neck. She had hooding on her eyes which made her look tired. She is an active business woman and felt her appearance did not reflect her inner self.
    At only two weeks post-op, note the refreshed appearance of her upper face eyes and brows. Note the natural, elegant youthful jawline and neck contour. There is no pulled look or redundant neck tissue.

Those in the know understand that Deep Plane Face and Neck Lifts take the tension off the skin so there is no “pulled” look. Deep Plane Face and Neck lifts look natural because the patient’s own ligaments are re-tensioned and repositioned. Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift is ideal for younger or older patients.

Outcomes experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect what another person may experience. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks which you should discuss in detail with your surgeon.




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Past 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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