The harmful effects of time, stress, and the elements take their toll on our faces as we age. The formation of wrinkles, jowls, and fat deposits make us appear older than we feel. The Dual Plane Plication Face Lift or DP Lift, designed and performed by Dr. Passaretti, provides the benefits of facelifts without the risk and lengthy recovery. This specialized technique is safer with a shorter anesthesia time, provides a fast recovery, is virtually pain free, and always leaves a natural refreshed look. Performed in our Darien, CT, private surgical suite, it removes excess skin and tightens underlying tissue, taking years off your appearance. If you would like to learn more about how a DP lift can benefit you, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. David Passaretti.
The true power of a facelift comes from pulling not on the skin, but the underlying muscle known as the SMAS or deep plane. This muscle layer extends from the cheeks across the jawline and into the neck, joining to the other side under the chin. By gently elevating the skin, Dr Passaretti gains access to this deep plane and repositions it with three independent suture lines. One under the chin and one across each cheek. Utilizing an advanced barbed suture plication, he minimizes tissue disruption while providing a firm, smooth base of muscle (like a corset running from one cheek under your jaw and up to the other cheek) over which the skin is gently redraped. The skin and muscle planes are moved independently in different directions, or vectors, in different areas of your face. This flexibility with five independent directions of movement creates dramatic yet dynamic and natural results. Compared to other facelift techniques the DP Lift is:
Safer & Faster
Natural Long Lasting Results
For the ultimate in natural facial rejuvenation combine your DP Lift with a Full Face Joule Laser Resurfacing.
During your first visit with Dr. Passaretti at our Fairfield County office, he will perform a thorough examination and discuss your health history and goals to determine if a face lift is appropriate for you. If you are a good candidate, he will design a customized treatment plan that will include the type of face lift, the location and method of closure for the incisions, and any other procedures to combine with your treatment for a more dramatic enhancement. He will also give you different anesthesia options and explain pre- and post-operative instructions so that you know exactly what to expect. Dr. Passaretti performs these procedures in his private, state-of-the-art surgical facility, giving his patients a world class experience right here in Darien.
Depending on your concerns and which areas of the face you would like to address, there are a number of different types of face lifts available:
Each type of face lift follows similar steps during surgery. After you are fully sedated to ensure your comfort, Dr. Passaretti will create your incisions, gently elevate the skin, tighten the underlying tissue, and remove any excess. Liposuction may be performed to target deposits of fat. Lastly, your incisions will be closed with sutures or surgical tape. You will attend follow-up appointments so Dr. Passaretti can check your healing is progressing free of complications. Once residual swelling and bruising have resolved, the cosmetic effects of your procedure will become fully evident.
If you would like to learn more about whether a face lift is right for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti at his Darien office.