The Deep Plane Facelift process

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The science behind the Deep Plane Facelift

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What happens on the day of Deep Plane Facelift surgery?

In these toggles, we’ve provided some general information about the procedure. For specific information about how we can help you, contact us for a consultation.

Once you have checked in at the reception and completed the necessary paperwork, a nurse will call you in for some final checks.

They will check your blood pressure and pulse and complete the necessary paperwork.

You will then see your Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Mrinal Supriya. He will answer any final questions you may have and ensure you are happy to proceed with your planned procedure.

If your procedure requires general anaesthetics, you will also meet the Anaesthetic Consultants who will ensure it is safe to proceed.

Once all the checks are complete, you will be put to sleep and brought down to the theatre by a member of the team.

If your procedure is under local anaesthetic, I will administer the injection to numb the area of surgery.

The procedure will then take place.

The deep plane technique is a full-face lift that works to lift the sagging lower face and upper neck in its entirety. The skin and muscle are lifted together as one unit which repositions all deep facial muscles. This is usually done by a “hidden” cut that runs from the front of your ear around to the back and then ends within your hair at the back. The incisions are well hidden and are not apparent after a few weeks.

After surgery, you will go through to recovery where a dedicated nurse will look after you. They will ensure you are doing well and that all of your vitals, e.g. heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and oxygen is OK.

The nurse will also give you pain killers or medication for nausea if required.

If all is well, you can go home and relax.

Given the extent of surgery involved in the deep plane technique, you do need to schedule 2-3 weeks for recovery. You will likely experience minor self-resolving inconveniences such as temporary numbness, bruising, swelling and you will have to take good care of the wound.
However, the investment you put in during the recovery is truly worth it as there is no other procedure that can give you a comparable outcome.

We will give you details regarding further follow up.

You would require someone to drive you home and to stay with you for the first 24 hours.

  • General anaesthetic risks
  • Temporary nerve weakness in 1-2%

The results of the deep plane facelift are more rejuvenating and longer lasting by 10 years, on average, than any other facelift technique. It is the ultimate facial procedure.

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How it works

Three simple steps towards a more confident you

1. Get in touch

One of the most challenging things you’ll do is take the first step. Book a video consultation, and I’ll take the time to listen to your needs and answer all of your questions from the comfort of your home.

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2. Discover your options

At your video consultation, I can guide you through your treatment options, and together we can discuss how we can get you the wonderful natural results you desire – zero pressure, no strings attached.

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3. Reveal your true self

In no time at all, I’ll be supervising your aftercare as you begin to experience the incredible feeling of confidence that comes when you feel completely comfortable in your own skin.

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Who benefits from a Deep Plane Facelift?

If you want longer-lasting and more natural looking results – a Deep Plane Facelift might be right for you
You feel like your insides don’t match your outsides

You feel youthful on the inside. Lately, you feel a little surprised when you catch sight of yourself in the mirror. How you look just doesn’t match up with how you feel. You want these two states to match up more closely.

If you feel like you could use more definition and tighter skin along your jaw line

As we age, the skin of our face can start to sag and drag our faces down. The dreaded double chin can form. You would like to restore some of what experts call the “triangle of youth” by firming up the skin and contours of your chin.

You would like to lift up facial sagging however want a very natural looking end result

You’re keen to lift up the areas of your face that have started to sag but you’ve seen people with unnatural, almost windswept looks. That’s not what you’re after. You want to restore your natural beauty in a way that has people asking you if you’ve just come back from a spa or had a very restorative night’s sleep. You want to look rested, rejuvenated and youthful.

A deep plane facelift can give you the confidence and courage to become the version of yourself you most want to be

Take the first step and get a video consultation where you’ll meet expert facial surgeon, Mr Mrinal Supriya, who will help you discover if this treatment will give you the wonderful natural results you desire


Hear what our patients have to say

Our reputation rests on the experience of our patients

“Mr. Supriya operated on my daughter Mia earlier this year carrying out a septoplasty and surgery to both turbinates. I am a nurse myself and have worked for many years in the operating theatre and cosmetic industry so I am used to dealing with surgeons. Mr Supriya is an amazing person, not only a very competent surgeon but a very kind caring man who put himself out completely to help and accommodate Mia for her surgery. For the first time in 12 years Mia can breath properly so to say we are grateful is an understatement.”

S.A., Septoplasty

“I was there for my medical examination. From setting up appointments, registration, consultation and check up process, all staff and Mrinal himself were exceptional. I would highly recommend the clinic and I am very happy with the results of my treatment.”

M. R., Deep Plane Facelift

“I have received only what I can describe as world class treatment from Mr Supriya. His care & professionalism has been a comfort for me from day one.”

A. C., Rhinoplasty

“Dr Supriya was very friendly, professional, and put me at ease straight away. He spent time talking to me about specifically what I wanted and gave me his honest advice. Consultations were always very positive, and I didn’t feel nervous for my surgery.”

K. T., Facelift

“The result from my surgery was fantastic – it was exactly what I wanted. I had an open septorhinoplasty, and as soon as I came out of surgery I could breath much better than before. To my surprise, I didn’t experience any noticeable facial bruising or swelling at any point in my recovery.”

G. E., Septorhinoplasty

“The results were so natural-looking that no one at work could tell I had anything done! I am delighted with my experience overall, and would certainly recommend Dr Supriya to anyone interested in cosmetic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty.”

G. v.H., Rhinoplasty

“My experience has been amazing from the first consultation till the surgery and even after the surgery. The support and care given by Steve (Patient Coordinator) and my surgeon Dr Mrinal Supriya has been amazing and comforting. I am very pleased with the results so far and I couldn’t be happier.”

C. T., Septorhinoplasty

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Even more information about Deep Plane Facelift

Learn more about the specific details about the procedures we offer

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I’m an expert in this area and have all of the answers to any questions you might have. However, If you’d like to continue learning about facelifts, open up the toggles below to read more.

Here is an interesting abstract about the benefits of the deep plane facelift incision entry points compared to other facelifts. Click here for more information.

Here is a general overview of the deep plane facelift treatment. Click here for more information.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons wrote a great post regarding deep plane facelifts and how patients look five years after treatment. Click here for more information

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has provided a brief history of the facelift procedure and the various treatment options available. Click here for more information.

About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya | Facial Cosmetic Surgeon


Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. He is among 30 cosmetic surgeons who are members of the Royal College of Surgeons’ voluntary registration scheme – a professional body that works to advance surgical practice and patient care.

Mr Surpriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world including the UK, Australia and the USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono who has been named one of the top plastic surgeons in the USA.

In the UK, Mr Supriya has worked as an ENT Consultant at Northampton General Hospital & St. George’s University Hospital, London as well as Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr. Supriya’s clinical interests are minimal-access facial cosmetic procedures with a further expertise in Deep Plane Facelift and Rhinoplasty. By focusing his cosmetic practice solely to the face, Mr Supriya has developed super-specialised skills and achieved extremely reliable results with high patient satisfaction.

Mr. Supriya is able to provide comprehensive expertise that can only come from super specialisation: eyelid rejuvenation, nose job, endoscopic brow, face and neck lift, lip rejuvenation, cheek rejuvenation, ear surgery, chin surgery, buccal fat pad resection and skin treatments.

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