Discover a More Youthful Look

A facelift is a surgical procedure that reduces the creeping lines and wrinkles brought on by stress, weather, damage, and the natural aging process, gently turning back the clock and restoring your youthful glow. To perform this procedure, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Murphy will lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face to create more aesthetically pleasing contours appearance and rejuvenate your facial structure.

The facelift is one of the procedures for which Dr. Mark R. Murphy—premier facial plastic surgeon—is known. Dr. Murphy delivers one of the best facelifts West Palm Beach has to offer, having crafted an impeccable surgical approach that his patients love for its ability to consistently create naturalistically youthful results that always looks fresh and organic and never appear taut or overdone.

Dr. Murphy’s Surgical Approach

Throughout your procedure, you can be assured that Dr. Murphy will be operating with his signature conservative approach, which is key to avoiding a pulled-back, artificial, or overdone look. He will make very subtle, artistic alterations that allow him to address virtually any sign of facial aging, including deep creases below the eyes, sagging skin on the cheeks, lines around the mouth, and excess fat and skin around the chin and jawline. Once Dr. Murphy has successfully rejuvenated your facial appearance, he will meticulously close the incisions to ensure that any resulting scars are very faint and difficult to see once you’ve fully healed.

The Day of Your Procedure

To begin your procedure, Dr. Murphy’s team will administer twilight anesthesia to ensure a safe and pain-free surgery. From there, he will create incisions that allow him to access your underlying facial muscles and tissue. In most cases, the incisions will begin at the temple, then proceed down along the natural creases within your ear and behind your ears into your hairline for near-complete camouflage once your procedure is complete.

Dr. Murphy will address your cosmetic concerns using a deep plane technique, which requires the highest level of skill and artistry. This approach provides the most naturalistic and longest-lasting possible results with the smallest risk of complications. Instead of pulling the skin tight and removing the excess tissue, a deep plane facelift focuses on releasing and repositioning the underlying muscles and fat to their more youthful and natural positions.

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When to Consider a Facelift

An expertly performed facelift with Dr. Murphy in West Palm Beach is a comprehensive approach to issues related to facial aging, like lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It has the ability to dramatically improve these signs of aging, taking years off your overall appearance and rejuvenating your look in exciting ways. You’re likely to be a great candidate for a facelift with Dr. Murphy if:

  • You possess signs of facial aging, such as wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin
  • Your facial appearance looks older than you feel
  • You’d like to regain your sense of self-confidence
  • You’re ready to show the world a more youthful version of yourself
  • You would like to enjoy naturalistic results
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Your Initial Consultation

Prior to your facelift surgery, you’ll visit Dr. Murphy’s welcoming Palm Beach offices, where you will begin your cosmetic journey with a private consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Murphy will spend a great deal of time with you discussing your cosmetic concerns and goals for surgery. From there, he will carefully assess the signs of aging you’d like to address before offering personalized recommendations regarding how he can help you achieve a naturally more youthful and refreshed appearance.

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The Deep Plane Facelift

The deep plane has received significant publicity in the last several years. Dr. Murphy was trained extensively in the technique back in 2003 and wrote an entire chapter about the deep plane chapter in a textbook on facial rejuvenation that he co-edited in 2005.

With this background, Dr. Murphy has moved well beyond the standard "deep plane facelift" by adapting the extended deep plane neck lift.

Spurred by his patients’ strong desire to enjoy their ideal neck contours, Dr. Murphy realized that the standard deep plane facelift needed modification. Dr. Murphy understands that his patients visit him for naturalistic results, and his patients are frequently able to show off results that enable them to appear decades younger than they are. To learn more about the deep plane facelift offered at Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery, reach out to our offices and set up your initial consultation today.

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Dr. Murphy’s Deep Plane Technique

Our approach is somewhat counterintuitive: While it's understandable to think that less is more when trying to achieve a natural result, Dr. Murphy has earned a reputation for creating natural results that his patients desire by relying on his extensive training and basic medicine.

Volume loss and skin changes caused by decades of sun exposure are two of the main co-conspirators when it comes to the aging process. If any of these issues are treated in isolation, the patient may look better but will not enjoy results that are as ideal or naturalistic as they could enjoy if the other aspects of aging are addressed in the same procedure.

Some patients can have a stretched or pulled look due to excess lifting, a lack of attention paid to volume loss, and skin changes that have taken place with age. This look can also come from a poorly performed, non-deep plane facelift. Other patients may have what’s known as “filler face.” While surgery and fillers complement each other, they do not replace one another.

A Deeper Approach to the Neck Lift

The neck lift is a precious ally in the fight against facial aging. While many of us associate aging with sagging brows, heavy lids, and jowls, it's essential to recognize that sagging muscles, skin, fine lines, and wrinkles can also affect the appearance of the neck and jawline. This can deprive you of your elegant, youthful contours and prevent you from displaying the vibrant glow the world has come to associate with you. This is precisely where the deep plane neck lift procedure becomes invaluable.

With extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face and neck, Dr. Mark R. Murphy proudly offers his patients the advanced deep plane neck lift approach. Going beyond the traditional neck lift, this technique is ideal, especially for male patients or those with more extensive cosmetic goals. If you wish to learn more about the deep plane neck lift procedure, don't hesitate to contact Palm Beach Facial Plastics and schedule your initial consultation with one of our team members today.

Addressing the Three Pillars of Aging

Dr. Murphy’s unique approach to the deep plane facelift addresses each of the three pillars of aging (gravity, volume loss, and skin changes), for an outcome that is naturalistic and rejuvenatory. Our holistic approach also enables us to address your specific needs: If we discover that your ideal results can be achieved with volume replacement and skin resurfacing, Dr. Murphy will work with you to create a bespoke treatment plan that directly addresses the cosmetic concerns that brought you through his doors.

The vast majority of Dr. Murphy’s patients arrive with a desire to show the world a more youthful neck and lower face. Dr. Murphy’s approach ensures that the remaining regions of the face—the brow, the eyelids, the lips, and the area around the mouth—are fully incorporated into the treatment plan, so every patient can enjoy naturalistic results that truly enhance their looks. When you’re ready to learn more, reach out to Dr. Murphy’s team and set up your initial consultation today.

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Recovering After Your Facelift

Facelift surgery is a fairly intensive procedure, and as such, it’s associated with a recovery period. In general, you can expect to stay home from work for ten to fourteen days and avoid strenuous exercise for three to four weeks. Dr. Murphy will provide you with a personalized recovery timeline during your post-operative appointments.

Immediately after your procedure, it’s normal to experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the treatment area. These effects will subside gradually as you recover, and you will see Dr. Murphy’s team every other day for the first week after surgery to ensure a seamless recovery, and our team will be available to you throughout your recovery period.

You will be advised to keep your head elevated to minimize swelling and take your pain medication as directed to manage any discomfort, along with a full set of aftercare instructions that will ensure that you enjoy a speedy and comfortable recovery process. Our goal is to ensure your complete peace of mind.

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Why Choose Dr. Murphy?

Dr. Mark R. Murphy is a specialist in face and neck rejuvenation procedures. As a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, his experience and aesthetic approach to facial rejuvenation can allow you to achieve your vision of a younger and fresher look by subtly restoring the contours of your face while maintaining a naturalistic and untouched appearance.

We invite you to meet with us at our West Palm Beach office for a private consultation to discuss your options and explore the various ways we can help you enjoy a more revitalized appearance. Dr. Murphy’s knowledge and expertise will set you at ease, and our goal is to assist you in turning your concept into reality. Our results will leave you with a look that is naturalistic, fresh, and restored, so you can show the world a more confident and rejuvenated version of you.

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Deep Plane Facelift FAQ

Am I a candidate for a facelift?

How much is a facelift?

What should I consider when choosing a plastic surgeon?

How long does the procedure take?

How long does the recovery period last?

What should I expect during the first-week post-surgery?

How long will my results last?

Is financing available?

Am I a candidate for a facelift?

If you feel like your facial skin has its youthful qualities and has started to noticeably droop, or if you have wrinkles and lines that feel too prominent, then a facelift may be the choice for you. We recommend reaching out to our West Palm Beach offices and setting up a consultation with Dr. Murphy to explore your options.

How much is a facelift?

In most cases, a facelift can cost about $20,000. This will, of course, depend on the extent of the procedure. Quality is an essential and worthwhile investment, and the quality of your plastic surgeon is extremely important.

What should I consider when choosing a plastic surgeon?

Take care to select a trustworthy, experienced, and board-certified surgeon, as this is the best way to ensure that you enjoy quality results. We invite you to meet with us and look over our gallery of before-and-after images to assist in your decision-making process.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the extent of the procedure and whether or not it is being combined with other procedures, most facelifts take between two and six hours to perform.

How long does the recovery period last?

You will be advised to restrict your activity and stay home from work for up to two weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure. Any strenuous activity should be avoided for up to about four weeks post-surgery.

What should I expect during the first-week post-surgery?

Bruising and swelling of the face are expected during this time, and there will be discomfort in the treatment area. You will be advised to keep your head elevated while resting to reduce swelling, and you will be prescribed pain medication to alleviate any discomfort.

How long will my results last?

The results last for varying lengths of time depending on your age, the condition of your skin, and the procedure itself. In most cases, the refreshed look lasts up to ten years or longer.

Is financing available?

Financing is available; talk to our friendly administrative team about the options that will suit your budget.

Love a Youthful Look

If you’re ready to turn back the clock and discover a more youthful version of yourself, Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery is here to help. Our team has earned a reputation for excellence, and Dr. Murphy is known for creating elegant, naturalistic results that truly highlight the natural beauty of his patients. If you’d like to learn more, simply reach out to our West Palm Beach Offices and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation today.

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We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Mark R. Murphy, M.D., help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.

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