Deep Plane Facelift for a rejuvenating face lift surgery and younger looking you

Dr. Hunt has a reputation for performing one of the best deep plane facelift in Sydney. Regarded as more rejuvenating than traditional facelift surgery, the deep plane facelift offers you the most natural and longest lasting results.

Years of training and expertise has allowed Dr. Hunt to utilise the  most innovative and renowned techniques to perform a facelift.  A deep plane face lift allows for successful flattening of the deep nasolabial folds, leading to substantially longer-lasting results.

A mid facelift  is achieved by operating on deeper structures below the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) level, allowing maximum elevation of the fat pads, with minimum tension on the skin producing finer scars and minimum downtime.

Deep Plane Facial Rejuvenation

Forget 40 being the new 30 – these days, 50 is the new 30! Thankfully science has kept up with our youthful lifestyles and we no longer have to accept the visible signs of ageing as an inevitable part of getting older.

A consistently popular cosmetic procedure, the facelift (rhytidectomy) tightens skin that has lost its natural elasticity resulting in your face looking fresh, dramatically rejuvenated and dramatically younger.

Advanced facelift techniques such as the neck lift, SMAS lift, and deep plane lift allow facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Jeremy Hunt, to achieve the most natural and longest-lasting results.

But dramatic shouldn’t mean obvious. Forget the celebrity horror stories – Dr Hunt understands that the change you’re looking for is best achieved through subtle, skillful results. You want to look 10 years younger, not like you’re standing in a wind tunnel!

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

This type of facelift surgery avoids the problem that typically occurs with traditional facelift technique – the dreaded tight, overfilled look. The main tenet of the deep plane technique is to lift a deeper layer in the musculature of the face, restoring facial rejuvenation and ensuring you never look tight.

How Is It Performed

Deep plane facelifts are performed as an inpatient  (in hospital )procedure, either using an operating theatre in a fully accredited Hospital. The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic , given by a fully qualified Anaesthetist, to maximise patient safety and comfort, and ensure the best outcome possible.

The deep plane facelift technique tackles the area between the SMAS layer and deeper muscle layer that is responsible for facial expression. Dr. Jeremy Hunt’s deep plane facelift procedure allows for the release of ligaments tethering in the deep plane region, releasing the marionette lines, resulting in tension-free movement, reduced appearance of sagging skin, and accentuated facial contour.

Dr. Hunt will have to create a small incision along the course of your sideburns, around your ears, and possibly one beneath your chin. These incisions are strategically placed to be hidden in the natural contour of your ears and chin. The scars produced will be inconspicuous and present as fine lines that are nearly imperceptible.

Through these incisions, Dr. Hunt will elevate deeper facial tissues and secure them to a more youthful position and remove any excess fat. Any excess face and neck skin is trimmed away, and the wounds are sutured closed. In some cases, your plastic surgeon may insert a drain tube to prevent any buildup of excess fluid.

Benefits of Deep Plane

The Deep Plane Facelift surgery is a popular procedure as it can significantly enhance the aspect of the face. There are multiple benefits associated with undergoing this procedure such as:

  • No more saggy skin at the level of the face
  • Minimises fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the general aspect of the face
  • A rejuvenated look
  • Remodels the contours of the face

Deep Plane Recovery Time

Recovering after a facelift varies from patient to patient. Recovery often involves bruising and swelling around the surgical site which will ease off after a few days to a week. However, Dr. Hunt’s flawless technique is accomplished on the deeper layers that naturally exist in our face, ensuring minimal bruising and swelling.

Pain relief medications may be prescribed to help you feel more comfortable during your healing process. We encourage you to apply frequent cold compresses to reduce swelling, and ensure you get plenty of rest.

Results vary between individuals. With that being said, immediate results are seen as soon as you lift your bandages, and more natural results are observed around three months or later as your facial tissues, muscle, and skin settle.

How Much Does The Deep Facelift Cost in Sydney, Australia?

Dr Hunt is renowned in Australia for giving his patients the most advanced and natural facelift experience. Prices vary depending on your individual circumstance, and so a thorough and comprehensive assessment is required with Dr. Hunt in order to determine the total cost for your procedure.

Why choose Dr. Jeremy Hunt?

Dr. Jeremy Hunt will do a more thorough job in addressing the signs of ageing using the deep plane facelift technique. If you do your research, you will realise there are only a handful of surgeons around the world trained to perform this procedure.

With over 20 years of specialist cosmetic surgical  experience, Dr. Jeremy Hunt prides himself on providing some of the best deep plane facelifts Sydney has to offer.

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Dr Hunt's Facelift Philosophy

Dr Hunt’s philosophy for facelift is to create a rejuvenation of the face that your friends and family will notice for all the right reasons.

Nobody wants to be noticed for having had a bad facelift result and avoiding this is simply a question of precise and expert assessment of each individual patient’s needs, appropriate choice of the correct procedure for that patient, and then delivery of expert technique.

A facial rejuvenation that restores the damaging effects of gravity needs an upward lift.  If gravity pulls down, then the surgeon needs to go up, and certainly not backwards.  Backwards will create the “wind tunnel” look and this creates a poor outcome with an over pulled and over operated look. Patients don’t need to look like they are in a wind tunnel as this is a backward pull, what is needed is an upward lift or vector. The effects of gravity bring the tissue of the face and neck downwards, so the solution to rejuvenation is as simple as lifting the tissue upwards.

There are many planes in which to choose to perform a facelift, and you will hear about skin lift, S lifts, SMAS plication and suturing. The experience worldwide is showing that the deep plane facelift offers the longest lasting, most natural, as well as the safest way to perform a facelift and for these reasons, Dr Hunt chooses this technique.

The technique has evolved over many years, and after using all available facelift techniques, Dr Hunt feels it offers the best results for patients. In his hands, it will produce a natural and effective rejuvenation while minimising patient risk. The results of a deep plane facelift have shown to be long-lasting and it’s Dr Hunt’s procedure of choice for that reason.

Facial ageing though is not just limited to the face and it is often said that a woman’s age can be assessed by the look of her neck.

For this reason, rejuvenation of the neck is often performed with a facelift and again, there are multiple surgical procedure options.  A platysmaplasty will address laxity of muscle in front of the neck and correct the turkey gobbler deformity. Sometimes, the deep tissues of the neck need to be manipulated to improve the angle of the neck and define the jawline. The facelift and neck lift are procedures that often get performed together and the results of which will achieve a rejuvenation that should last 10 years.

Dr Hunt really enjoys the results that can be achieved with this combination of facelift and neck lift procedures as it meets patients’ expectations, delivers the results they are looking for and allows them to walk into a room confidently getting the compliments that they deserve.

Deep Plane Facelift

5 Myths About Deep Plane

1. Deep plane facelift results are not obvious
The leading deep plane facelift Australia has to offer tackles deeper layers of the facial structure, ensuring a natural result and a more youthful face without the obvious tightening seen through traditional facelift surgery.

2. Deep plane facelifts don’t go the extra mile
As well as focusing on rejuvenating sagging skin around the face, the deep plane facelift can be utilise with a necklift procedure to address loose skin in the neck (neck lift) and jaw.

3. Longer-lasting results mean longer recovery
The deep plane facelift allows for faster healing and a shorter down time as the deeper tissues tackled are faster healers than those targeted through traditional facelifts.

4. Only women need a deep plane facelift
Men experience signs of aging just as commonly as women do. In fact, there has been a 20% increase in the demand for male facelifts since the year 2000. Don’t let the societal stigmas get to you!

5. Facelifts are only for celebrities
This is not true. The majority of those who undergo plastic surgery such as facelifts are people like us. If you are fortunate to live nearby one of Australia’s leading deep plane facelift surgeons, then book a consultation for more information.


5 Deep Plane Mistakes

1. Choosing the wrong cosmetic surgeon
Dr. Jeremy Hunt is a Specialist Plastic surgeon  qualified to perform the deep plane facelift. One of the biggest mistakes patients can make is to rush their decision when picking a cosmetic surgeon. Make sure you do your research, check the appropriate surgical boards, and confirm your (delete -cosmetic )surgeon is and Fellow of the Royal Australasian college of Surgeons FRACS, these credentials will ensure your surgeon is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon

2. Taking price into consideration
We all love a bargain, but there are a few things that are priced at their price for a reason, one of which being a deep plane facelift. The cost of your deep plane facelift procedure reflects the cost of your cosmetic surgeon’s expertise and talent, the price of the surgical equipment used, and your postoperative care. Most deep plane facelifts in Sydney will cost (too colloquial hover) around the same price region, anything lower should make you wary.

3. Not expecting scars
Your surgeon will do their absolute best to ensure that you experience minimal scarring. Dr. Hunt’s surgical expertise promises to lighten or diminish scarring. The incisions are placed in inconspicuous areas to ensure they align with your natural facial contour, however, you may still be able to detect them.

4. Choosing a deep plane facelift for the WRONG reasons
If you are deciding on having a deep plane facelift due to your own personal choice to achieve a more youthful look and enhance your self-esteem, then go for it. However, if you are feeling pressured through family, friends, or work, then you may experience significant emotional difficulty, and so the deep plane facelift may make circumstances worse.

5. Not fully understanding complications
Dr. Hunt follows clinical protocols and pathways that have been designed to reduce risk and complications, unfortunately, the risk of complication cannot be reduced to zero. Dr. Hunt will go through with you all of the possible complications that may occur. Understanding these complications is the first step towards protecting yourself from a negative outcome due to a complication. Notwithstanding, being aware of these complications, such as infection, can allow you to spot them quicker and seek the appropriate treatment.

Meet Dr Jeremy Hunt FRACS

Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.

Given the current pandemic, you can opt for one of our virtual consultations.


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Questions about Deep plane - FAQs

Should I have it?


This type of facelift surgery is ideal for any man or woman who wants a boost in self confidence, a more youthful appearance, and wants to reduce any significant signs of ageing.

Is it better than traditional facelift surgery?


Generally speaking, yes, this facelift is regarded as better than traditional facelift techniques, such as the SMAS lift ( delete – and fat grafting lift). This is because the deep plane facelift results in less visible scarring, has a longer-lasting result, and will produce a more natural-looking appearance.

The best part? The deep plane facelift leaves little or no trace of it ever having been done. Patients won’t experience pulled skin or the plastic I-just-had-a-facelift look. A deep plane facelift will have you looking well rested and fresh.

Is it safe?


A deep plane facelift is a safe procedure when performed by a specialised cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Jeremy Hunt. Dr. Hunt follows all clinical protocols to minimise the possibility of a complication.

When can I go home after surgery?


You will stay in hospital overnight after your surgery so that Dr Hunt’s team can keep an eye on you and ensure that you have adequate pain relief. You’ll be most uncomfortable during this time, up to 24 hours after surgery.

The following day, your dressings will be removed and replaced with a special bandage. You can then go home, taking a pain prescription with you. You should rest for the remainder of the day, minimising your movement.

Am I a good candidate?


Good candidates for the deep plane facelift procedure are those who are between the ages of 40 to 60 and have progressed sagging skin in the following regions:

  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Jawline
  • Chin

With that being said, the nature of the deep plane facelift procedure makes it a viable option for younger patients. Because the procedure addresses the muscle and tissue laxity issues surrounding the ageing process, it can be recommended to those who would like to prevent the signs of ageing to appearing in the first place.

When can I resume my normal activities after surgery?


A facelift is not considered a painful procedure – most patients instead report feeling uncomfortable due to the ‘tight’ feeling of their skin as it’s healing. However, it is important to allow your body the best chance possible of healing quickly and effectively. This means taking it easy for the two weeks after your surgery, with no heavy housework, exercise, long trips or other strenuous activities. You can resume your normal activities at the 4 to 6 week mark.

How long will my surgery results last?


You can expect your full, fresh face to be back within four to six weeks after your procedure. Younger patients in their early to mid forties can expect long lasting results for 10 to 15 years.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.