What is a deep plane facelift? | Dr. Dominic Bray

What is a deep plane facelift?

Dominic Bray is a board-certified plastic surgeon in London who specialises in facelift and neck lift surgery, with specific expertise in deep plane facelift. 

A deep plane facelift is a surgical procedure that redefines the structure of the face, delivering successful, natural-looking and long-lasting results.  

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It’s primarily used to target sagging skin, jowls, excess fat and loss of volume in the lower two-thirds of the face, but can also improve the appearance of the neck.

This type of facelift should be carried out by an expert plastic surgeon since it is an invasive treatment that involves repositioning the muscle layer underneath the skin. 


Begin your journey with an in-depth consultation with Dominic Bray, to discuss the intricacies of surgery and assess your suitability for this procedure. 


What’s the difference between a standard facelift and deep plane facelift?

There are many different types of facelift which all involve the lifting of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). The SMAS is a facial layer composed of the platysma muscle, parotid fascia and fibromuscular layer that envelop the face and neck. 

The differences between facelift surgery depend on complexity and positioning of the incisions made by a plastic surgeon. 

While plication, imbrication and smasectomy facelifts involve the folding, bunching and part-removal of the SMAS respectively, a deep plane facelift involves dissection under the SMAS further from the ears, towards the centre of the face.

The deep plane facelift releases the deep retaining ligaments of the face so that the neck, jowl and mid-face move upwards together in a more natural direction. 

This is the significant difference in why this type of surgery yields more natural and beautiful-looking results than other types of SMAS-lifting facelifts where it can be obvious that some type of surgery has taken place.


Why choose Dominic Bray for a deep plane facelift

Deciding to have any type of plastic or cosmetic surgery is significant. It can be an overwhelming time processing all of the information and figuring out what the right procedure is for you. 

Having performed all types of facelift and amassing world-class expertise in facelift surgery, Dominic Bray is a master in this type of surgical procedure. There is a reason why the majority of Dominic’s patients come to him by word-of-mouth recommendation. 

Only a small percentage of surgeons worldwide have expertise in performing the deep plane facelift. It is a very complex and technical procedure that can only be perfected with experience and complete confidence working in this field. 

Dominic Bray is a specialist surgeon with a wealth of experience and technical skill. Many patients choosing Dominic Bray for a deep plane facelift are left with no tell-tale signs of surgery – the sign of a great facelift. 


Next Steps

A good surgeon will always assess your suitability for any procedure and should not carry out surgery if expectations of results are not aligned. 

We encourage you to take the time to research your options, speak to previous patients and fully understand the complications and risks that can be associated with facelift surgery.

Book a consultation with Dominic Bray to find out more about the deep plane facelift and whether this is a suitable option for your facial rejuvenation. 


Where to find Dominic Bray

Dominic Bray operates from his surgical clinics in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and Harley Street in London. 

For more information about a Dominic Bray deep plane facelift  please call +44 203 417 9980

You can also get in touch using our contact form.


London location

Consulting Rooms
70 Harley Street


Kent location

8 Chilston Road
Tunbridge Wells



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