Frequently Asked Questions
Is A Deep Plane Facelift Painful?
Patients undergoing a deep plane facelift are generally placed under general anesthesia. This keeps them perfectly comfortable and unaware of the surgery. Therefore, feeling no pain during surgery.
After surgery, some pain and discomfort are expected once the anesthesia wears off. Dr. Jonov will likely prescribe some pain medication to help keep you comfortable. For the first two to three days, patients can also use ice packs to address pain and swelling. It is not infrequent that patients report minimal post-surgical pain after a deep plane facelift. However, all patients will experience this differently.
Still, when compared to other surgeries, a deep plane facelift is overall not considered too painful after surgery. If patients have concerns about pain management before surgery, discuss this with Dr. Jonov at a consultation.
How Long Does A Deep Plane Facelift Last?
The deep plane technique is known to last longer than traditional or mini facelifts. With that said, not taking good care of yourself or your skin has an impact on how long results last. On average, the results of a deep plane facelift last between ten and fifteen years.
There are ways to promote the longest lasting results possible A few examples of ways to help enjoy your results longer include:
- Take good care of your skin
- Eat well and stay hydrated
- Maintain your weight
- Always wear SPF and avoid direct sun exposure
- Consider Botox injections for wrinkles
- Follow recovery instructions
What Can I Expect From Recovery?
Recovery following a Bellevue deep plane facelift will look similar to other facelift surgeries. While recovery instructions can vary based on the patient’s medical history and lifestyle, some commonly provided post-operative instructions include:
- Do not smoke or drink (drinking can begin after a few days, but you should limit alcohol intake)
- Keep out of the sun and wear sunscreen whenever going outside
- Take time off work
- Avoid strenuous exercise for two weeks
- Continue to limit or refrain from certain activities for up to six to eight weeks as advised by Dr. Jonov
- Take medications as prescribed
- Wear wraps or compression garments as prescribed
- Do not pick at incisions or sutures
- Attend all post-operative appointments
Will The Results From A Deep Plane Facelift Look Natural?
Yes, the results of a deep plane facelift are considered some of the most natural looking. This is because when only the skin is addressed, the underlying structures still look aged and will continue to age disproportionately to outward appearance. However, when both the skin and muscles are more than superficially addressed, this leads to a more natural looking result in most cases.
How Much Is A Deep Plane Facelift In Bellevue?
The exact cost of a deep plane facelift may vary based on the amount of correction necessary. Facelift surgery with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery starts at $9,995. Once you come for a consultation and Dr. Jonov can evaluate your facial structure and condition, you will receive a personalized price quote.
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery does work with outside financing companies including Care Credit. You can find out more information about our financing options and direct links to apply on our financing page.