Deep Plane Facelift
Beverly Hills

Achieve Beautiful, Natural Results

Dr. Catherine Chang

top Deep Plane Facelift Surgeon

As we age the face is often the first area to show the tell-tale signs of aging which can appear as wrinkles, fine lines, and jowling. Visible signs of aging can sometimes impact one’s confidence and make you look much older than you feel.

Dr. Catherine Chang is a Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon who specializes in deep plane facelift procedures that surgically tighten the skin on the face and neck while improving the appearance of the tell-tale signs of aging. She is most notably recognized for her extremely natural results that take years off her patient’s appearance. 

Dr. Catherine Chang is Quadruple Ivy-League educated and is a top Craniofacial specialist. She uses her education and advanced training to perform facelifts using the most advanced technology and modern techniques. Dr. Chang has an advanced understanding of how to treat the underlying causes of complex facial anatomy issues, including skin laxity and jowling.

While traditional facelifts only lift the face horizontally, Dr. Chang’s modern facelift techniques lift the face almost entirely vertically which is the most ideal technique for optimal results as aging and gravity pull facial skin and underlying soft tissue downward over time. 

A Bespoke Approach

“Results So Natural, It Will Be Your Best Kept Secret™”

Dr. Chang recognizes that no two patients are the same; she creates a personalized treatment plan that will address your unique problem areas while creating her signature fresh, youthful rejuvenated look.

During your consultation Dr. Chang will thoroughly examine the anatomy of your face and bone structure to determine the best procedures for your desired results. Her bespoke, custom-tailored facelift techniques aim to provide the best results for each individual patient. 

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Advanced SMAS Facelift Techniques

Facelift expert Dr. Chang performs most of her facelifts using the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) Technique. Unlike traditional facelifts which only lift the top layer of facial tissue, the SMAS technique lifts three layers of facial tissue, allowing for a cohesive result and a more natural-looking aesthetic. 

The SMAS is a layer of tissue that is located between the subcutaneous fat and surface skin layer. This facial tissue has fibers that connect to all the other layers. When the SMAS is lifted, all the other layers above it are lifted as well. This allows the face to retain a natural appearance.

The SMAS technique is also beneficial in that the pull vector is vertical. Traditional facelifts use a backward pull, which can create the dreaded “worked-on” look. While this method does tighten the face, it disrupts the appearance of the skin, making it look unnatural. The SMAS technique pulls vertically, which is the opposite of gravity’s pull. 

Dr. Catherine Chang performs 6 different types of SMAS lift techniques including her signature deep-plane facelift technique. She chooses the proper SMAS technique for each patient to ensure a truly bespoke, natural-looking lift with impeccable results that takes years off your face. 

After many hours spent looking at pictures, studying surgeons' credentials, reading reviews and staring at my aging face, I chose Catherine Chang, MD for my facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty and CO2 laser procedure. It was a leap of faith that came with great anxiety in the midst of a pandemic year. My first visit with Dr. Chang was unhurried and she took the time to explain the procedures she was recommending as well as the results that could be expected. Her confidence and understanding were reassuring. Dr. Chang is a skilled surgeon, talented and perceptive. She understood what I was looking for. State of the art results: Dr. Chang is an amazing young woman, a perfectionist.
Muriel G.
February 2021
Dr. Chang is AMAZING. I’d had incredibly severe breathing issues my whole life—I’m talking sinus headaches, blurry vision, absolutely *no* airflow through one side of my nose—all from an extremely deviated septum. On top of everything else, the septum issue created a huge bump in my nose that proved to be very problematic for my career as a performer. As a woman of color, finding a doctor who could improve my quality of life, adjust my profile, but simultaneously honor my heritage and my ethnicity was a terrifying thought. I wanted to solve my problem, but I wanted to come out looking like me. I was overwhelmed by the fear of not being heard—as I’d had many other experiences where my dignity as a patient was clearly not the priority.
Sydney H.
September 2020
Dr. Catherine Chang changed my life. At 43, I unfortunately had aged prematurely in my lower face and neck and was so unhappy with my changing appearance. I had met with a couple of other surgeons but was too scared to trust them with such a big surgery. Not only is Dr. Chang professionally incredible but she is also cool and sweet as can be and every office visit is a joy. I am so grateful I found Dr. Catherine Chang!
Shana H.
November 2020
"Dr. Chang is absolutely amazing. I am beyond happy and thankful that I chose to have my procedure with her! Words can't describe how happy I am! My recovering was less than 3 days! Same day I was already on my feet! I only took pain medication for about a day. I recovered so fast, not a single issue. Now the best part is the results, the result is INCREDIBLE. Exactly what I wanted! Thank you Dr. Chang!!!"
Los Angeles, CA
May 2019
"Dr. Catherine Chang is a masterful plastic surgeon! I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the results of my recent surgery! I have "cred" as they say because I'm in the business of medical aesthetics--a Registered Nurse in this field since the early 2000's. I have been extremely fortunate to work with legendary plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Thank you Dr. Chang for restoring this face and neck!"
Joy E.
Los Angeles, CA
January 2019
"Dr. Cat Chang is amazing! I wish there were more than 5 stars I could give her. After years of contemplation, I went ahead and had the rhinoplasty (nose job) I have always wanted with Dr. Chang. I could not be more pleased with the results! I love my new profile, it is exactly what I hoped for!"
Santa Monica, CA
May 2019
"Simply put, Dr. Chang is phenomenal on so many levels! It was such an easy decision to choose her to perform my breast implant replace and lift surgery. Apart from having a "rock star" academic resume, upon meeting her I was immediately impressed as she has a very caring demeanor, is personable, professional, compassionate, but most importantly, incredibly experienced and knowledgeable."
Redondo Beach, CA
April 2019

Who is a Candidate for a deep plane Facelift in Beverly Hills?

Patients who most benefit from a deep plane facelift are those with signs of aging that are most prominent on the mid and lower face. 

A facelift procedure addresses some of the most common signs of aging, including:

  • Loose skin
  • Jowling
  • Drooping cheeks
  • Creases along the nasolabial folds
  • Wrinkles and creases
  • Excess skin along the jawline and upper neck

By addressing these common signs of aging, Dr. Chang can help you look and feel radiantly beautiful and confident again. 

Recovery After Deep Plane Facelift

Misconceptions about a deep plane facelift procedure can lead some patients to believe it is a more invasive surgery compared to a traditional facelift, resulting in a longer recovery time. However, this is not the case. Dr. Chang’s deep plane technique allows the skin and muscle to remain attached to the underlying systems, resulting in less trauma to the facial tissue compared to a SMAS facelift that separates the distinct layers of facial tissue, pulling them out of their original alignment. The recovery period for both procedures is comparable, with a few weeks required before fully resuming normal activities. 

Dr. Catherine Chang

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“Results So Natural, It Will Be Your Best Kept Secret™”

Dr. Catherine Chang is dedicated to helping her patients choose the right facial rejuvenation procedure and treatment plan that will make them look and feel their very best.

To schedule a deep plane facelift consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA office, contact us at (310) 424-5330 or fill out a form.

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