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Facelift surgery offers the opportunity to turn back time and restore a more youthful facial appearance. The traditional facelift uses incisions behind and around the ear to tighten and remove sagging skin from the jowls, upper neck and lower face. Unfortunately, only tightening the skin can create an unnatural look, as the tissues underneath are not changed. The deep plane facelift addresses this issue and creates a more natural facial rejuvenation. Here are five advantages to a deep plane versus traditional facelift surgery.

1. Repositioning the Facial Muscle Structure

Deep plane facelifts include a full ligamentous and muscle release technique to allow the soft tissues to be resuspended at a more youthful position. The tissue and skin are elevated, not only the skin.

2. Less Tension on the Incision

When the muscle layer is not elevated with the skin, it can pull on the facelift incisions. Resuspending the muscle with the skin puts less tension on the incision to allow it to heal quicker and with less scarring.

3. More Natural-Appearing Outcomes

A deep plane facelift looks more natural, especially when performed by a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Eric Cerrati. Unlike traditional facelift results that can make the patient’s skin look stretched and unnatural, the deep plane method truly rejuvenates the facial appearance.

4. Longer Lasting Results

When only the skin is tightened, the results may dissipate quickly. The muscle structure can pull the skin and sagging can occur in a short period of time after the procedure. Deep plane facelifts performed by Dr. Cerrati can have results that last 10 or more years, slowing the aging process.

5. Quicker Recovery

Dr. Cerrati uses innovative techniques with his deep plane facelifts that allow for faster healing and a quicker recovery. Patients can enjoy a shortened period of downtime after the surgery, usually 5-7 days.

The deep plane facelift by Dr. Eric Cerrati offers world-class facial rejuvenation. Instead of looking like you had “work done,” you can look more like your younger self. To learn more about the advantages of a deep plane facelift and whether it is right for you, contact the office of Eric Cerrati, MD in Park City, UT.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

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Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!