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Deep Plane Facelift in The Woodlands, TX

A facelift may be the most intimate procedure you will ever consider because your face represents you to the world. It is crucial that you still look like yourself after a facelift surgery because it is an important aspect of your identity. Dr. Wu understands and utilizes safe and modern techniques to preserve all your unique and defining facial features.

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Deep Plane Facelift, Neck lift, Facial Fat Transfer

Age: 70-75

This beauty who has had a facelift in the past has decided it was time to rejuvenate her face and neck once more. She underwent a deep plane facelift, neck lift, and facial fat transfer. She looks youthfully refreshed and 100% herself.

Deep plane facelift before after

Facelift, Neck lift, Facial Fat Transfer

Age: 50-55

This beauty with a youthful spirit wanted her outside to reflect how she felt on the inside. She underwent a facelift, neck lift, and facial fat transfer. She looks pleasantly rested with a natural glow.

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What is a deep plane facelift?

A deep plane facelift is a modern facelift technique that takes advantage of the strength of your deeper facial tissues to create a lasting lift without putting excessive tension on the skin. This results in facial rejuvenation without an unnatural overly tight look.

A facelift is often performed in combination with complementary procedures such as facial fat transfer to restore the lost volume of the face, neck lift, brow lift, and eyelid lift for beauties who desires comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Am I a good candidate?

You’re a good candidate for a deep plane facelift if:

  • Are healthy physically and mentally.
  • Don’t smoke or can stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after the surgery.
  • Have visible signs of facial aging that are bothersome to you.
  • Have realistic expectations from a facelift surgery.

During the most important first step in your journey, Dr. Chaowen Wu will take time to learn about you during your consultation to curate a personalized set of facial rejuvenation techniques to address your specific facial concerns.

What happens in a deep plane facelift?

Your facelift is highly personalized just for you and the technique and procedures will be tailored to optimize your beauty goals.

In a deep plane facelift, the incision starts in the hairline at the temples, reaches around the ears, and may extend to the lower scalp. Your facial muscles are tightened in the deep tissue plane and your facial fat pads are repositioned in a lifted and youthful position. If you have a sagging neck that also requires lifting, the neck lift with platysma muscle tightening will be performed through the same incision. Another incision might be placed under the chin, especially if you have severe signs of aging in your neck. Once your facial muscles have been lifted, excess skin will then be removed.

Why clients trust Dr. Wu to take care of their beautiful faces

You’ve been searching for a plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen and understand your facial rejuvenation goals because preserving your unique beauty is not something to be taken lightly. When you meet Dr. Chaowen Wu and the Revel You team, you will experience how liberating it is to take time and openly express yourself with ease in a safe, judgement-free, and supportive environment. Your consultation is reserved for one hour with the majority of that time spent discussing your facelift goals with Dr. Wu. You’ll never feel pressured or rushed as we understand that choosing the right plastic surgeon is the most important first step. When you meet us, you’ll quickly understand why clients trust Dr. Wu with their most beloved facial features and why clients continue to choose Dr. Wu as their life long plastic surgeon.

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Do I need facial fat transfer?

Facial fat transfer is a modern facial rejuvenation technique that has dramatically improved facelift results. This is important because we lose youthful volume in our face that is vital to supporting our facial muscles and skin. Loss of volume leads to hollowing around the eyes, sunken cheeks, temples, and straining of the chin and mouth which can make us appear older and even tired or angry when you’re not.

A facelift can reposition tissues and remove excess skin but it cannot restore volume. This is where fat transfer provides the benefit of volume restoration, the icing on the cake for your final facelift results.

For the fat transfer procedure, your live fat cells are gently collected from a part of your body with excess fat, such as the abdomen, and transferred strategically to enhance your facial contour. The fat cells will then become live fat cells that restore the youthful volume to your face.

What’s the facelift recovery like?

The first night after surgery you will stay in our on-site recovery suite with a caregiver by your side at all times to make sure all your post-operative needs are comfortably met. You will have a dressings around your head and you may have drains that your caregiver will manage for you overnight. You can minimize discomfort and pain using oral medications.

The next morning, Dr. Wu will visit you in your recovery suite to remove your dressings and check your surgery sites to ensure that you have a smooth recovery. The surgical sutures will be removed after 5-7 days, and the subsequent bruising and swelling will gradually dissipate within 2 to 4 weeks.

Most patients feel comfortable going out in public without facial covering and minimal makeup after 2 weeks.

Facial Procedures

Never Compromise Your Unique Beauty with One Size Fits All Surgery. Learn about Revel You’s custom array of facial rejuvenation options ranging from minimally invasive techniques to maximally corrective treatments.

Facial volume is lost over time and can be restored to your youthful self using your own fat. Facial fat transfer heals without scars and provides a natural, soft, and lasting alternative to fillers. This is a great way to rejuvenate the eyes, cheeks, and even lips with minimal down time.

Aging of the eyelids can appear as eyelid hooding, hollowing, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, and just general tired appearance. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and reposition the fat to reawaken tired eyes.

Your eyebrows frame your eyes and with age may start drooping. This can lead to the appearance of looking sad, tired, or angry. A brow lift restores the eyebrows to a youthful position which can help you look rested and relaxed.

Your nose is a key defining features of your face which makes rhinoplasty surgery one of the most artistically and technically demanding procedures. A closed rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose without compromising your unique beauty.

A deep plane facelift offers a comprehensive way to improve the entire face. This procedure delivers the most powerful correction of signs of facial aging. These include improvements of crows feet, sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, jowls, and removal of excess loose skin.

A neck lift is the most powerful way to treat advanced neck aging including horizontal wrinkles, vertical neck bands, loose neck muscle and loose skin that form the dreaded “turkey wattle.” It is often combined with a facelift procedure to achieve harmonious rejuvenation as it uses the same incision around the ears.


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How Long Do Deep Plane Facelift Results Last?

Facelift results can last 10 years or longer. Of course over time our skin and tissues continue to age, therefore a touch up may be considered down the road if desired.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Facial Rejuvenation Using Fat Transfer Alone?

Facial fat transfer serves as the foundation for many facial rejuvenation procedures. Beauties showing early signs of aging caused by volume loss without excess skin will see the best results using facial fat transfer alone without the need for any incisions. The transferred fat cells restore the lost volume and creates a youthful glow, much like injectable fillers. But unlike fillers, results are soft and long lasting.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Full Facelift and Neck Lift?

For beauties with advanced signs of facial aging who desire comprehensive correction, a full face and neck lift combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures is the choice for maximal results. Advanced signs of aging include general loss of facial volume and skin elasticity, droopy brows, saggy eyelids, droopy and hollow cheeks, deep folds around the mouth, downturned lips, sagging jowls, neck bands and loose skin. Incisions begin in front of the ears sweeping around the ear lobes and into the hairline. This process provides the most dramatic rejuvenation and lift for beauties with severe facial aging.

What Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Can Be Combined with a Facelift?

Depending on your individual goals, other procedures can be combined with a facelift for optimal and balanced facial rejuvenation. These procedures include neck lift, brow lift, eyelid lift, lip lift, and almost a must, facial fat transfer. An in-person consultation with Dr. Wu is the best way to discuss the most effective and personalized solution for you.

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