It’s called the Deep Plane Facelift because it works by gently revealing the anatomical plane between the muscles, the skin’s plasma, and fibrous tissue, known as the SMAS, and then uniquely lifts all elements vertically for an immediate result. By working under the muscles, it means the skin will maintain a sense of naturalness and won’t look too tight or stretched – and of course, our top Harley Street surgeon, Dr Yannis, will ensure tension-free movement with any of his facelift procedures.


Dr Yannis often recommends this procedure because of it’s longevity and as it works on the SMAS layer (the Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System) – which is essentially a sheet of tissues, collagen and elastin fibres and is located between the fat and deep dermal layers of the skin – and the platysma in the neck – and delicately lifts all these deep elements, rather than just lifting the skin that traditional Facelifts do.

The Platysma is an extension of the SMAS that extends down to the neckline where it becomes a separate muscle – and like all muscles, they weaken over time, leading to draping lower facial skin known as jowls.

So, using this technique, Dr Yannis can create a lift that looks natural, still gives you the dramatic age-defying transformation you want and can withstand the future signs of ageing or gravity.



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3. Dr Yannis Specialises in Deep Plane Facelifts

Finding a Facelift specialist who will perform your operation should be a non-negoiatable when it comes to Plastic Surgery. Knowing Dr Yannis is a specialist in Facelifts and has been performing them for over over twenty years may help give you the peace of mind you need when trusting someone with your face.



4. The Deep Plane Facelift is Not The Only Option


SMAS Facelift works on a similar level to the Deep Plane Facelift and delicately reveals the SMAS layers of skin. However, compared to the Deep Plane Facelift that moves the skin and muscle as one to maximise facial harmony, the SMAS Facelift separates the SMAS layer of skin and the superficial fat, so both can be improved as separate entities. Depending on your facial composition and severity of laxity, Dr Yannis will expertly examine your appearance to identify which facelift will give you the best results.


The mini facelift is suited to those looking for a subtle rejuvenation with minimal downtime. It’s ideal for patients looking to rapidly offset the early signs of ageing, or the worsening of jowls or skin laxity issues before they develop further.


The thread face lift is one non-surgical route to consider, especially if you’re considering a transformation without the invasiveness of surgery. Our Soft Thread Lift means you can achieve your dream appearance, improve the appearance of wrinkles and boost collagen production for up to a year afterwards.



5. There’s numerous benefits of the Deep Plane Facelift

One of the biggest benefits Deep Plane Facelift offers is a newfound vitality – instantly. Plus, it’s a fast way to target any ageing or laxity concerns: all it takes is one procedure to give you the results a non-surgical treatment may take a year to do (or more).

Some benefits are:

  • Diminishes wrinkles
  • Skin is lifted vertically to counteract sagginess
  • Cheekbones and cheek structure is enhanced
  • Restores volume
  • Appearance of lower face, jowls and nasolabial folds are improved
  • Defines the whole jawline
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It can also target these areas:


  • Hollowness in the cheek/protibial areas
  • Targets deep nasolabial folds
  • Ideal for those looking to remove buccal fat or facial fullness

Lower Face

  • Jowls
  • Asymmetrical jawline or sagging skin over chin line
  • Diminishes marionette lines – the vertical lines between the corners of the mouth and chin


  • Wrinkled, pleated neckline
  • Dramatically improves the appearance of Platysmal bands – the vertical lines that appear on your neck
  • Loose neck skin
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Lips and Chin

  • Age-related loss of upper and lower lip volume
  • Smooths smoker and lipstick lines – known as perioral rhytids


  • Tightens upper and lower eyelids
  • Hollowed tear trough area
  • Crepey temples
  • Heavy, low eyebrows
  • Any forehead laxity

For face lift costs, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our Admin Co-Ordinators who are available Monday to Friday from 10am-6pm. We look forward to speaking to you soon!

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Dr Yannis Alexandrides MD FACS

Not only 111 Harley St.’s Founder and Medical Director, Dr Yannis is also our triple-board certified resident doctor.

Facelifts are a speciality of his that has been crafted through his over 20 years of medical expertise, deep understanding of the ageing process and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy. He is also a pioneer of facelifts with his eponymous Y Facelift technique and the founder of 111SKIN.

Alongside creating exceptional transformations, his excellent eye and skill has ensured that 111 Harley St. remain at the forefront of surgical innovation.



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