10 Oct 2018

What is a mini / multiplanar facelift?

There is no doubt that the natural process of aging isn't always kind to the vulnerable tissues of the face and neck regions. These areas are nearly always exposed to the elements and tend to take the brunt of damage from ultraviolet light as well.

At the same time, people are enjoying longer lifespans than at any other time in history. So it just makes sense that as we are living longer, we want to look younger for longer as well!

This has increased the demand for facelift procedures. And since patients choose to seek facelift treatments for different reasons at different ages and stages of life, this has also increased the demand for new and innovative approaches that require minimal downtime for maximum results.

The mini-facelift and the multiplanar facelift are two such approaches that will be discussed in this article.

What Is a Mini-Facelift?

This type of facelift is sometimes nicknamed the "weekend facelift" because it delivers visible results with minimal downtime and no use of general anesthetic.

Dr. Jacono created the mini-facelift to address an increasing need and demand for a facelift procedure that can be done without extended disruption to people's hectic daily schedules.

The mini-facelift can even be done with just local anesthetic while you are in a waking state to further minimize downtime. The mini-facelift can address concerns that arise from skin sagging due to age, tobacco use, sun damage and similar impacts. Typically a mini-facelift is done to address spot areas of concern such as lower cheeks and chin.

Dr. Jacono sometimes calls this procedure the "S-Lift" because it employs shorter incisions than what is called for with a standard facelift. This can further reduce recovery times by reducing bruising and swelling. This S-Lift approach also makes it easier to strategically place incisions to minimize the chances for visible scars.

What Is a Multiplanar Facelift?

A multi-planar facelift is a more comprehensive procedure designed to address multiple areas of concern in the facial and neck areas.

A multi-planar facelift takes its name from the facial muscle groups it targets: the SMAS muscle and the platysma muscle. This type of facelift can address deeper or more advanced needs by tightening the underlying deeper muscle layers of the face for improved results and shortened recovery times.

If you feel like your face could benefit from a full lift, the multi-planar facelift might be the right treatment approach to achieve your appearance goals. If your primary area of concern is sagging, drooping skin in the mid to lower area of the face, a multi-planar facelift treatment might be the right approach for you.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

Dr. Jacono is one of a very small minority of plastic surgeons who specializes in the deep plane facelift. This is a modified, highly specialized version of the multi-planar facelift that works only on the SMAS muscle layer. By targeting this muscle group as a method to lift, tone, tighten and smooth the exterior facial skin, it avoids having to pull on any tissues to achieve the visual "lift" effect.

This is the best approach for addressing smaller areas of concern such as the nasal folds, midface sagging, cheekbone sagging and other midface region concerns.

See Each Facelift Type "Before and After" For Yourself!

You can see examples of all three types of facelifts: the mini-facelift, the multi-planar facelift and the deep plane facelift, and read detailed notes about each procedure, on Dr. Jacono's "Before and After" picture gallery.

Choosing the Right Facelift Approach For You

As you do your research to identify your areas of concern and possible treatments to achieve your goals, you may easily begin to feel overwhelmed by all the new terminology and options!

And of course you need to do your research for the plastic surgeon you select just as carefully as you research your procedure and treatment options!

Your choice of plastic surgeon can not only inform the type of treatment you select, but also will have a huge impact on your results. Your surgeon's experience and training as well as positive patient testimonials can help you feel comfortable and confident that you will get the results you want and need.

How to Start the Process of Scheduling a Facelift Procedure

The first step to scheduling a facelift treatment, whether a mini-facelift, a multi-planar facelift or a deep plane facelift, is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacono.

During your one-to-one consultation, Dr. Jacono will take your medical history and do a full examination of the proposed treatment areas. He will then make recommendations to achieve the best treatment outcomes with the least downtime and recovery time.

In the hands of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, you may find that you can have a less invasive procedure and still experience the full results you hope to achieve. As well, you will have Dr. Jacono's expert guidance to prepare for and recover from your treatment, which will minimize any outside chance of scarring or other side effects.

JPak Homeopathic Systems for Improved Treatment Outcomes

Dr. Jacono has created a proprietary treatment protocol called JPak Systems TM to reduce swelling and bruising from injectable and surgical treatments.

You can use JPak to shorten recovery time and improve treatment results.

About New York Facial, Laser and Plastic Surgery Center
 Dr. Andrew Jacono, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an internationally sought-after surgeon, instructor, lecturer and researcher in the field of head and neck, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He serves as Director of The New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in New York, New York to provide cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical treatments to local and international clients.

Dr. Jacono is double board certified and is one of just 70 surgeons who serves as an Advanced Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Surgery. To learn more and schedule your initial consultation at Dr. Jacono's Long Island or Manhattan office, please visit us online at www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com.