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Deep Plane Facelift, Deep Neck Lift

Age: 55-60
Procedure: Deep Plane Facelift, Deep Neck Lift
Anesthesia: Local
Results at: 1 month

This beauty felt it was time to refresh her tired appearance.

Deep Plane Facelift, Neck Lift

Age: 45-50 
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake with local anesthesia

This beauty inherited her heavy neckline and wished to bring back her youthful definition. At the time of these photos, she is 6 weeks out from her procedure. You can appreciate her new natural and defined jawline contour.

Deep Plane Facelift, Facial Fat Transfer

Age: 50-55
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake under local anesthesia

This beauty wished to refresh her tired appearance. She underwent an awake deep plane facelift under local anesthesia and facial fat transfer. These photos show her healing progress at 6 weeks out and already looking great!


Are you considering a facelift? Consider the importance of being in the care of an experienced plastic surgeon that specializes in the Deep Plane Facelift and Deep Neck Lift, and other rejuvenation procedures of the face and eyes. While travel can be a factor, it is worth investing in an expert who focuses solely on specialized cosmetic facial treatments.

Having your facial rejuvenation procedure performed by an expert plastic surgeon who focuses only on deep plane facelifts, neck lifts and other cosmetic face procedures far outweighs any inconvenience and expense of travel. After all, it is your face. Trust your facial rejuvenation to a female plastic surgeon with a delicate touch who specializes in Deep Plane Facelifts and Deep Neck Lifts.

Dr. Chaowen Wu’s surgical precision, warm patient care, and firm understanding of modern deep plane facelift techniques are the reasons that patients from across the US have elected to make Revel You the destination for their discrete facial rejuvenation needs. Picture returning from vacation looking younger and more beautiful than ever, yet even your close friends may not be able to tell why – you’ll feel confidently renewed and ready to take on the world!

Also, most of our patients are able to have their face procedures in the comfort of our office under local anesthesia:

  • Decreased risk of bleeding following your procedure
  • Avoid systemic side effects of general anesthesia that may make you feel groggy and uncomfortable after surgery
  • Overall faster recovery compared to general anesthesia
  • Decreased risk of nausea and vomiting following your procedure


Traveling for your deep plane facelift requires extra attention from your plastic surgeon and their team. Dr. Wu and the Revel You team will ensure that you are provided with a wealth of personalized information regarding your facial rejuvenation surgery before, during, and after consultation. Once you have scheduled your surgery date, arrangements will be made to ensure your travels and recovery is relaxing, attentive, and flawless. Revel You Plastic Surgery has a specially designed program to optimize this process.

  • Request a consultation. The first step is to submit a consultation request form or call us!
  • Send your photos. Once we receive your inquiry, a patient coordinator connect with you to guide you through the process. They may ask you to send photos of your areas of concern and ask questions about your health to get a better understanding of your needs. This information is key for us to provide you with the best care possible.
  • Assessment. Dr. Wu will assess your photos and facial rejuvenation goals to determine if you are a good candidate.
  • Virtual Consultation. If you are a good candidate, you will be scheduled to have a 1 hour one-on-one virtual consultation with Dr. Wu. During this time, you will discuss your facial rejuvenation goals and Dr. Wu receive personalized information about the right procedure(s) for you. Most importantly, use this time to connect with Dr. Wu. You must feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon who will be caring for your face!
  • Schedule your facial rejuvenation procedure. Once you’ve made the decision to proceed with surgery, one of our Patient Care Coordinators will discuss with you pre-operative care, recovery, local accommodations, and any other questions you may have. A deposit is required to secure your surgery date at the time of scheduling and the remaining balance is due 3 weeks prior to your surgery date. For your convenience, we offer a variety of financing options.
  • Virtual pre-operative education appointment. 3 weeks prior to your scheduled surgery you will have a 1 hour appointment to go over instructions for before and after surgery as well as details of your surgical consent. This will give you ample time to familiarize yourself with what to expect during recovery.
  • Fly in for surgery. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is conveniently located just 20 miles from The Woodlands, making it easy and convenient to get to us for your surgery. We understand that some face procedures require more time for recovery and healing, so we’ll suggest hotel accommodations to suit your individual needs and make sure you have the best environment for a successful procedure.
  • Relax prior to your procedure. To ensure that you are relaxed, happy and healthy for your procedure, you must arrive one to two days prior to your surgery date. During this period, you will meet with Dr. Wu in person to review your beauty goals and expectations for your procedure. After all your questions have been answered, you will sign your consent. This is a crucial step in promoting a safe and successful face procedure.
  • Recovery. If you are flying in for surgery, you should plan to stay a minimum of 5 days. For those traveling alone, we will provide one of our trusted nurse caregivers to take care of you the night of surgery. Dr. Wu will see you the following day to remove your surgical dressings and again 3 days after surgery for suture removal. Once this step is complete, you can safely return home. Because your health and safety is our top priority, our staff will make arrangements with a local hotel at a discounted rate to ensure your comfort and safety.

We can’t wait to meet you and are so excited to be part of your journey!


  • Why travel? When it comes time to get your facelift, it’s essential to make sure you’re choosing the right surgeon. Although cost and time constraints can be factors in your decision-making process, investing a bit of extra effort in researching and finding a qualified, experienced surgeon is well worth it. After all, you are making a significant investment in your procedure – so why not take the necessary steps to find the best plastic surgeon for you and travel to see that surgeon?
  • Choose the right techniques. You’ll want to make sure your surgeon performs the advanced deep plane facelift techniques that provide superior, long lasting, and natural results. However, not all deep plane facelifts results are the same, so carefully examine your surgeon’s before and after photo gallery. Pay attention to the overall outcomes, scars, and if your surgeon prioritizes and specializes in cosmetic facial procedures. By taking these steps, you can feel confident you’re making the best decision for your needs.
  • Recover in a peaceful environment. If you’re looking for a peaceful, family-friendly environment for your recovery, The Woodlands in Texas is the perfect destination. Boasting beautiful weather all year round – from summer days to mild winters – and a plethora of upscale shopping options and natural beauty with its lakes, waterways, and tree-lined streets, it’s easy to see why The Woodlands has been ranked one of the best cities to live in America. What’s more, with Houston only 30 miles away and Lake Conroe just thirty minutes away, The Woodlands offers easy access to both city amenities and outdoor recreation.


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.

Dr. Wu's Facial Procedures

Dr. Chaowen Wu specializes in multiple other facial plastic surgery procedures to suit the needs of different patients:

Full Facelift

Because your face represents you to the world, a facelift may be the most intimate procedure you have ever considered. The goal of facelift surgery is to tighten the facial skin by removing excessive skin from the face due to age, hereditary factors, or weight loss. Learn how Dr. Wu can preserve all of your defining features with a gentle facelift.

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift technique addresses advanced signs of aging in the mid and lower face. This involves lifting and repositioning the underlying muscles and tissues (the SMAS layer) to improve sagging jowls, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Because it lifts the deeper tissues, a deep plane facelift provides longer-lasting results.

Mini Facelift

If you are bothered by signs of aging in your lower face including jowls, marionette lines, and general loss of definition in your jawline, the mini facelift can provide the solution to these problem areas. The incisions are kept in natural creases to keep them concealed. This procedure is one of the least invasive types of facelift.

Neck Lift

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.

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial volume is lost over time and may 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 using your own excess body fat.

Eyelid Lift

Aging of the eyelids often appears as eyelid hooding, hollowing, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, and just general tired appearance. Eyelid surgery is an excellent procedure choice to remove excess skin and reposition the fat in this area in order to reawaken tired eyes and achieve a lively facial aesthetic.

Brow lift

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.

Mid Facelift

The midface lift technique targets the middle area of the face to rejuvenate the cheeks and under-eye area. It helps address sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, and loss of volume to restore a more youthful mid-face contour.

Vertical Facelift

Dr. Wu offers the vertical facelift to lift the underlying facial tissues in a vertical direction (as opposed to the horizontal pull of a traditional facelift). This improves sagging cheeks, jowls, and neck laxity for a natural facial contour.

Ponytail Facelift

A ponytail facelift is a minimally invasive technique. Dr. Chaowen Wu lifts facial tissues using sutures to create a subtle lifting effect similar to that of a high ponytail. This specifically improves sagging in the mid-face and lower face.

Short Scar Facelift

The short scar facelift, sometimes also called a mini facelift, is a less invasive technique that uses shorter incisions than standard facelifts. It improves jawline definition, reduces jowls, and tightens loose skin for a revamped facial look.


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.


If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, simply contact us!

How long does a deep face and neck lift surgery take?

To properly, carefully, and safely perform a deep plane facelift and neck lift under local anesthesia, the procedure typically requires 4-6 hours. Ensuring that your surgeon provides a calm and pleasant experience during this time is also crucial. The surgery’s duration may vary based on individual factors such as your unique anatomy, any previous facial procedures or fillers you’ve had, and the incorporation of additional simultaneous procedures (like an eyelid lift or brow lift).

A shorter duration for a facelift and neck lift procedure could suggest that the surgeon is not fully addressing the deep plane of the face and neck for optimal lifting, or may be rushing the surgery. To ensure the highest quality of results and calm and pleasant patient experience, a facial surgeon should ideally limit their schedule to performing only 1-2 surgeries per day.

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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