Deep plane rhytidectomy, otherwise, known as deep plane facelift is a sophisticated technique whereby the deeper tissues of the face are lifted and advanced posteriorly.
This technique has been around for the last 15 years and is used by very few surgeons. One of the challenges with this technique is the ability to understand facial anatomy. While simple facelifts such as SMAS lifts and imbrications can be performed by a larger pool of surgeons, a deep plane facelift requires exceptional knowledge.
Dr. Shah has written 2 landmark papers on facial anatomy and has been invited to speak on his facelifting technique at national meetings. He performs a modified deep plane rhytidectomy based on his anatomic finding that the platysma muscle in the neck actually has a significant extension into the face.
Recent Academic Meeting
Dr. Shah recently presented a paper at the fall meeting in Toronto on improving safety in deep plane facelift surgery. The paper discussed a new innovation to help surgeons avoid complications in facelift surgery.
Anil Shah, MD
A full time faculty member at New York University, Dr. Shah is devoted to furthering the field of facial plastic surgery. His techniques represent the state of the art in facial plastic surgery.