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Deep Plane Neck Lift and Facelift (Jawline) Surgery

The heart shaped face of youth has become a hallmark of Dr. Miramontes’ approach to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Miramontes is among the few select facial plastic surgeons in the world who can successfully perform the ‘‘Super High SMAS’ face and neck lift, using the deep plane approach. This advanced technique has the capability to both restore beauty or redefine beauty that was not previously apparent.

Beauty evokes a certain set of unspoken rules encompassing both proportion and the balance of facial features and the elongated neck and how they all harmonize together.

Thus, when Dr. Miramontes performs the neck lift surgery, he includes the lower ⅓ of the face. This gives better definition to the mandibular border (jawline), marionette lines and nasolabial folds. In addition, this makes for a continuous and smooth transition from the platysma muscle (neck muscle) to the lower face, ensuring the recognition of beauty and the refinement of elegance.

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Dr. Hector G. Miramontes, master facial plastic surgeon, is gentle with his patient’s delicate face and neck tissue. This is evident with his preference to hand slice out fat pockets from specific areas of the neck rather than to perform neck liposuction.

“Liposuction is very damaging to the soft tissues of the neck. It causes unnecessary swelling and bruising that can ultimately lead to extended healing time.”

– Dr. Hector Gonzalez-Miramontes.

How to Achieve the Youthful Look of a Well-Shaped Face and Neck

The Jawline Lift and Neck Lift together provide a “whole” youthful look.

From the platysma muscle ( neck muscle ) the SMAS layer continues up to the lower face. Because this layer is continuous it must not be cut like most traditional neck lifts. Together, deep tissue support is given to the drooping lower face with the neck lift that gives better definition to marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Together, the restoration of the jawline, as well as the neck, provide for a complete and “whole” youthful, rejuvenated look.

When there is excess skin and fat along the jawline, the lower face and neck can appear droopy and saggy resulting in a square-shaped face.

After repositioning deep tissue layers to a higher point, the delicate skin of the face and neck is then draped over. The skin is never pulled, eliminating the risk of red, bumpy, stretched scars.

There is no pulled skin; no plastic just had a face and neck lift done.

The deep plane technique produces natural and long-lasting results compared to other standard facelifts. Results can last 10 to 15 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

A) The deep plane lift technique is considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. It has been determined through peer-reviewed studies to ensure longer-lasting results with fewer complications and revisions.

A) Dr. Miramontes gives the extra time needed. The lower face combined with the neck lift usually takes three to four hours. A whole face and neck lift takes approximately six hours. This of course depends on the complexity of the surgery.

A) Due to the fact that the skin is draped over the newly positioned SMAS layer rather than pulled and stretched, which is more likely to occur in the Standard SMAS Face and Neck Lift, Dr. Miramontes’s patients have a relatively painless recovery.

A) The deep plane face and neck lift costs more than the standard SMAS face and neck lift. The deep plane technique requires the skill and expertise that only a select few facial plastic surgeons in the world posses. Dr. Miramontes is a master of the “Super High SMAS” deep plane face and neck lift.


Av. Verona 7412, Fracc. Villa Verona 45019 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico

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Featured in Women’s Magazine as Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hector Gonzales Miramontes is recommended by American surgeons as the top physician in the field in Mexico, and many of his patients come from Europe, Australia, and the United States.

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