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Deep-plane neck facelift

Over the past three years, Blooming plastic surgeons have made several trips to Miami to study the latest development in facelifts: the deep-plane neck facelift. During surgery, the plastic surgeon tightens the layers beneath the skin. Because the skin is not pulled taut, a beautiful natural result is created.

  • A younger and fresher appearance
  • Shorter recovery period of only two weeks
  • Scars recover more peacefully and become less wide
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The treatment process

What is the treatment process for a deep-plane neck facelift?


General anesthesia

Operation duration

120 – 240 minutes

Recovery time

7 – 14 days

At Blooming, you always come in for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons first. During this consultation we discuss your wishes and the plastic surgeon gives you advice. We inquire about your medical history and your use of medications. We also discuss any previous procedures on your face and present you with the risks and possible complications of the surgery. If you decide you would like to have a deep-plane neck facelift, you will receive additional information in advance about how best to prepare and what to expect from recovery.

A 100 euro consultation fee is charged for a consultation. These will be deducted from the final price of the treatment.

This surgery takes place under general anesthesia and you will stay overnight in the hospital. During the procedure, the surgeon puts maximum tension on the underlying foundation of the skin. The excess skin on top of it , is cut away. Because the skin is not tightened, we suture it without tension. The technique can be used for men and women.

The recovery period after this procedure is only two weeks. With older facelift techniques, it is usually three to four weeks. Possible complications such as a wound infection or post-bleeding will cause healing to take a little longer. After the procedure, have a friend or family member drive you home. The day after the procedure you are not allowed to drive a car. You will wear a pressure mask for at least one week to promote recovery. With older techniques, this is usually four weeks.

We schedule a check-up one to two weeks after the procedure. During this appointment, the plastic surgeon checks how the healing process is progressing. During the check-up you will discuss with the plastic surgeon when you will be able to return to work. Do you have an office job? In principle you can return to work after two weeks. Four weeks after surgery you can slowly start playing sports. After six weeks there are no more restrictions.

In this procedure, it is very important for the surgeon to master the technique. Other types of facelifts stay far away from the facial nerves, while in this technique, the surgeon goes right between the nerves to loosen up the tissues. Because of this, having knowledge of anatomy and experience are the most important aspects of this surgery. At Blooming Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeons performed 150 deep-plane neck facelifts in 2018 alone. Within this group, 1 complication was identified. This was post-bleeding and not a nerve injury.

Important risks you should always consider are:

  • Post-bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation or stiffness in the face
  • Poor wound healing
  • Zenuwbeschadiging
  • Dissatisfaction with the aesthetic result
  • Lasting scars
  • Allergic reaction

We strongly recommend that you stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery. If you continue to smoke, your blood vessels constrict, which will slow wound healing. Also, the risk of post-operative bleeding increases if you smoke.

What does a deep-plane neck facelift cost?

Facelift (limited deepplane)€ 7.280,-Local anesthesiaNo
Deep-plane facelift€10.250,-General anesthesiaYes
Deep-plane neck facelift€ 13.920,-General anesthesiaYes
(Deep-plane) neck facelift + platysmaplasty€ 16.00,-General anesthesiaYes

Frequently Asked Questions

This type of facelift very effectively combats aging skin on the face and neck. Because only the deeper tissues are tightened, the procedure gives a natural result.

In many other types of facelifts, subcutaneous tissue pulls on the skin after the procedure because it is “suspended” under tension. With the deep-plane neck facelift technique, we do the exact opposite. As we tighten the underlying tissue, the top layer of skin falls smoothly over it. This gives a natural result that, compared to other types of facelifts, you enjoy longer. Also, scars heal more peacefully when the skin is not under tension, so they become less wide and settle down faster.

When the plastic surgeon makes an incision in the skin, a scar is always created. We try to keep the scar as small as possible and make it in the most logical place. Our plastic surgeons look at these factors very critically. After treatment, your body will begin to form the scar itself. In some cases, we recommend starting with the Staudt scar cream. The scar process starts about four to six weeks after treatment and matures up to a year after treatment. This means that at the first check-up with the plastic surgeon after 3 months, we are always on time with possibly starting treatment with the Staudt scar cream.