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As the skin and facial tissue lose elasticity with age, drooping and sagging occurs. The lower face, jawline and upper neck can noticeably change as gravity begins to win the battle against your facial tissues. The traditional facelift has been used for decades to remove excess skin and rejuvenate the lower face and neck, but it has limits. The deep plane facelift procedure offers a more natural facial rejuvenation and is available through Dr. Eric Cerrati in the Park City and Salt Lake City, UT area.

Deep plane rhytidectomy, or facelift surgery, is considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. Unlike the conventional facelift that only addresses the skin, the deep plane method provides a full muscular and ligamentous release and resuspension. This means the muscle and fat layers underneath the skin are lifted and repositioned to a more youthful elevation on the facial structure, not just the skin. This offers several benefits, including:

  • A more natural appearance – patients do not look windblown or “fake” in appearance
  • Less tension on the incisions for better healing and discreet scarring
  • Longer lasting results – deep plane facelift procedures can provide 10+ years of facial rejuvenation
  • Quicker recovery – many patients can recover in about 5-7 days after their procedure

By elevating the skin and tissue together, there is less stress on the skin. This method offers the greatest longevity for facelift surgery with outstanding outcomes for our patients.

Deep Plane Rhytidectomy Specialist

Eric Cerrati, MD, is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon who is double board-certified. He has accomplished stunning results for his patients from all over the U.S. and worldwide. Dr. Cerrati utilizes the most advanced facelift techniques to ensure his patients achieve the natural, youthful appearance they desire. With the deep plane rhytidectomy, you can enjoy a defined jawline, firmer jowls, fewer facial lines and a youthful upper neck – all with long-lasting results and a rapid recovery.

To learn more about our facial rejuvenation procedures, like the deep plane facelift, contact Dr. Cerrati’s office in Park City, UT to book your facelift consultation and begin your facial rejuvenation journey.

Restore Your Confidence


Based on 141 reviews
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!