Women and men seeking one of the most effective facial rejuvenation procedures performed by one of the best facelift surgeons in NYC choose the deep-plane facelift at the Manhattan practice of Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich. This advanced surgical technique restores facial contour and definition, removes loose skin, and smooths away wrinkles. It tightens, lifts, and improves the tissue beneath the facial muscles, creating a natural, albeit significant and profound improvement to the skin without stretching or creating excess trauma to the surrounding tissue.

Because this is a technically demanding approach to the facelift, it is imperative to choose a doctor such as double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Konstantin who has extensive experience in treating the face and neck.

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Before & After Facelift Case 78 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

This patient came to us concerned about early facial aging and wanted to appear more vibrant and refreshed. She was unhappy with sagging cheeks, loss of jawline definition, and skin laxity under the chin, and felt that her eyes made her look fatigued. After evaluating the patient's facial features and rejuvenation goals, a surgical plan was d... Read More

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Facelift and Neck Lift with Lower Blepharoplasty

This patient came to see us seeking facial rejuvenation to help with advanced signs of facial aging. She had developed extensive skin laxity in the neck, noticeable jowls, sagging cheeks and bags under the eyes. She felt she was finally ready for a long-lasting, surgical solution to correct these aging changes.A custom-tailored surgica... Read More

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Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient presented to us interested to improve the look of her sagging neck skin and jowls. Her main concern was the facial aging in the lower part of the face that made her appear older than her actual age. She wanted to regain a youthful, refreshed appearance. Her good skin quality and full cheeks made her an excellent candidate fo... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 11 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient sought our help because she was unhappy with her tired appearance. She noticed that her early jowls, sagging cheeks, and skin laxity under her chin all contributed to her fatigued look. She wanted to look overall more youthful and vibrant. A surgical plan was developed after a thorough evaluation of the patient's facial features,... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 9 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Upper Blepharoplasty

This patient came to us seeking to restore her youthful appearance. She felt she started to develop signs of facial aging that made her look older than her actual age. Her primary concerns were sagging cheeks, significant jowls, and neck skin laxity. She also felt that her eyes looked tired and contributed to an overall aging appearance.<... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 8 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Upper Blepharoplasty

This patient presented to us looking to address her facial aging concerns. Her main complaints were laxity in the neck area, visible jowling, and drooping eyelids. She also wanted to regain a more defined and lifted facial profile to feel more comfortable and confident with her appearance.An individualized surgical plan for this patien... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 116 Front View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Upper Blepharoplasty

This patient came to us expressing concerns about certain aging signs she felt were becoming more prominent on her face. She articulated concerns regarding sagging cheeks, jowls, and the laxity of skin on her neck. Furthermore, she communicated that the excess skin surrounding her eyes accentuated an unwanted aging appearance.The indiv... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 106 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient came to see us seeking to help reverse visible signs of aging in her lower face. She was especially unhappy with the sagging, wrinkled skin under her chin and neck area and developing jowls. She wanted to look overall more youthful and refreshed. A personalized surgical plan was developed after a thorough evaluation of the patien... Read More

What Is a Deep-Plane Facelift?

A deep-plane facelift at our NYC surgery center elevates and repositions the facial tissues beneath the SMAS, or superficial muscular aponeurotic system. This layer of muscle is repositioned in a traditional facelift by tightening. As the name implies, the deep-plane method goes beyond traditional tightening by creating an additional plane under the muscle. By going deeper into the muscle, the overall facial structure can be improved in a much more significant way.

What Are the Advantages of a Deep-Plane Facelift?

The deep-plane facelift has several advantages over the traditional facelift. It can also be used to augment an endoscopic-assisted facelift. The benefits of a deep-plane facelift include:

  • Repositioning the entire facial structure at once, rather than in parts
  • Using muscle (rather than skin tension) to accomplish a lifting effect that results in a more natural appearance
  • Being able to perform facial rejuvenation on patients of various ages

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How Much Does a Deep-Plane Facelift Cost in NYC?

When performed by a facelift expert, the price for a deep-plane facelift generally ranges from $30,000 to $100,000 and up; due to its complexity, a deep-plane facelift is typically on the higher side of that range, often costing upwards of $100,000. For the best result, seek a deep-plane facelift performed by a top plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation and has extensive experience with this procedure. The cost of a deep-plane facelift performed by Dr. Konstantin is typically $45,000.

Who Can Benefit From a Deep-Plane Facelift?

Nearly anyone who is a candidate for standard facelift surgery can also safely undergo a deep-plane facelift, including younger patients. This is because it can be performed as a preventive measure to delay the development of more advanced signs of aging. Like a traditional facelift, the deep-plane facelift addresses the following concerns:

  • Loss of definition along the jawline and the appearance of jowls
  • Loss of volume in the mid-face region and sagging of the cheeks
  • Loose skin

Ideally, the deep-plane facelift results in a natural, nonsurgical appearance. After surgery, the face should look more youthful, with the jawline better defined and contour restored to the cheeks. The procedure is also an exceptional way to preserve a patient’s unique facial character while making it look years younger.

Your Deep-Plane Facelift Procedure


Some of Dr. Konstantin’s patients prefer to be completely asleep under general anesthesia, while others opt for local anesthesia with sedation. While the deep-plane facelift is more technically demanding from the doctor’s perspective, it does not pose an increased risk for the patient when performed by an experienced surgeon.


Like a traditional SMAS facelift, Dr. Konstantin makes the incisions for the deep-plane facelift around the ears and behind the hairline.

Deep Tissue Elevation & Skin Tightening

Instead of working on the layer of muscle just beneath the skin, Dr. Konstantin accesses the deeper layers of facial tissue and releases ligaments that would otherwise prevent the facial tissue from being lifted. He then raises and tightens the underlying muscle and superficial skin as a single unit.

Closure & Dressing

Once Dr. Konstantin has created the desired facial contours, he removes any excess skin for a sleek, well-defined result and closes the incisions. Cotton and soft bandages are placed over the incision sites.

What To Expect From Deep-Plane Facelift Recovery

As with any facial procedure, there can be swelling and bruising after surgery. However, because the area of the face affected during surgery is less superficial, these symptoms are often less noticeable than with other facelift techniques. Typically, patients can return to work and other social activities within 7 to 10 days after surgery. At this point, makeup can conceal any residual bruising or discoloration. To allow the face to heal and recover fully, it is best to wait several more weeks before resuming strenuous activities or exercise. Dr. Konstantin’s facelift recovery guide provides more information

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