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It’s Times for a Reboot

Why let the years give away your age? Growing older does not have to involve looking old. The years, the elements, and stress work against us all to create wrinkles and sagging skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck. You might be surprised to learn how many people have rejuvenated their face and erased years from their look across the globe and the nation, as well as nearby in Los Angeles, with facelift surgery. At Marina Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best facelifts Los Angeles has to offer.

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What is a facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, improves the appearance of the lower two-thirds of the face by tightening sagging facial muscles, smoothing wrinkled skin, and removing excess fat. This procedure is often combined with a neck lift for improvements under the chin. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia but can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation. Facelift surgery usually takes between two to four hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure.

Facelift surgery provides lasting improvements that can remain for five to ten years. Our Los Angeles facelift patients often find that regaining their youthful look enhances their self-esteem as well as their appearance. Unfortunately, the procedure can’t stop the natural aging process. Factors such as skin elasticity, exposure to the sun, and lifestyle choices (such as smoking and weight changes) can affect the longevity of your improvements.

Types of Facelifts

Facial cosmetic surgery aims to make your appearance match how young, energetic, and hopeful you feel inside. Marina Plastic Surgery offers the following types of surgical facelifts:

Full Facelift

One of the primary reasons patients come to Marina Plastic Surgery for cosmetic facial rejuvenation is because they feel more confident when they look their best. Most Los Angeles men and women have busy and active lifestyles and want to look as beautiful as they feel.

Mini Facelift

As a result of the early age at which people begin to address the signs of aging, the Mini Facelift has evolved to decrease the amount of correction needed during surgery. The lower region of your face often shows the earliest signs of aging and is the procedure's focus. Many patients refer to this treatment as a "weekend facelift" because the incisions are less than a complete facelift and the recuperation time is substantially shorter.

Neck Lift

The first area of your body to age is frequently your neck, which has sagging skin and deep creases that make you appear much older. At Marina Plastic Surgery, our surgeons perform a neck lift to contour and smooth your neck for a more youthful, natural-looking appearance. In order to provide a more thorough facial rejuvenation, facelift surgery is frequently combined with neck lift surgery to address aging issues along the neck and jawline.

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Many of our Los Angeles facelift patients elect to combine their procedure with other facial sculpting procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty. Our patients with less advanced wrinkling and sagging can sometimes benefit from the less invasive mini facelift, which involves smaller incisions and quicker recovery. To request your appointment online and schedule your visit during one of the select times our surgeons have set aside exclusively for web visitors.

What are the benefits of a Facelift?

A facelift at Marina Plastic Surgery increases confidence and rejuvenates your overall appearance. Our deep plane facelift, mini facelift, and neck lift offer numerous benefits to address multiple issues at once. Other advantages of a facelift include:

  • Lifts and firms aged skin, reducing jowls, and firming the neck. Simultaneously addresses multiple signs of aging for a more youthful appearance.
  • Contours and tightens your facial features.
  • Eliminates jowls or a double chin by defining and refining your jawline.
  • Reverses time by as much as ten years.
  • Reduces or eliminates lines and wrinkles around the mouth, including marionette lines and smile lines.
  • Replaces volume loss in drooping cheeks.
  • Enhances self-confidence.

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Am I a good candidate for a Facelift?

The greatest candidates for a facelift are healthy individuals (often between 40 and 80 years old) who are nonsmokers and have reasonable expectations for their improved appearance.

The rhinoplasty, earlobe reduction or repair, microneedling/PRP, and injectable fillers for the fine wrinkles around the lips are additional cosmetic operations that are frequently done in conjunction with a facelift. Our board-certified surgeons can also do the facial procedures of an eyelid lift or forehead lift concurrently. Every face is different, and our expert surgeons can tailor procedures to meet your demands according to their distinctive approaches and specializations.

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Preparing for Your Facelift

It may be overwhelming to plan a cosmetic procedure. Allow our knowledgeable Patient Care Coordinators to help you understand the process. Call Marina Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation to learn more about us, see if you are a good candidate for a facelift, and understand what you need to do to prepare for your procedure.

You should do the following actions in the weeks leading up to your procedure:

  • You must stop smoking at least six weeks before your appointment if you are a smoker. Smoking can have an unfavorable impact on the results of a facelift and raises the risk of surgical complications.
  • Remain hydrated. It's crucial for a quick and successful recovery.
  • When we tell you to stop taking aspirin, Advil, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, do so.
  • As directed, stop eating the night before surgery.
  • Make your house recovery-ready. Make sure your surroundings are cozy so that you can unwind and start the healing process.
  • Plan to have a companion with you for at least 24 hours after surgery and someone to drive you home.
  • Do not try to do anything around the house. Take a week off to unwind and relax, but be sure to get up and move around to help the blood flow.

On the day of the procedure:

  • Bring an easy-to-put-on top with you. It is advised to wear a zip-up hoodie because it is convenient to put on and cozy to wear. Since the treatment area will be delicate, you should refrain from pulling anything over your head.
  • The process should take several hours. In order for your ride home to plan appropriately, your surgeon will tell you an anticipated time for how long your procedure will last.
  • Your anesthesiologist will be in the room the entire time your surgery is performed, and sedatives and/or anesthetics will be given. To guarantee your security and comfort, your vital signs will be tracked.
  • You will awaken in our recovery room after your plastic surgeon has finished the facelift, where you can relax until we give you the all-clear to go home.

Your Facelift Procedure

At the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center in Marina Del Rey, California, our plastic surgeons execute the majority of surgical treatments in our AAAASF facility. Total IV sedation allows patients to sleep soundly during the two to three-hour-long procedure. If additional procedures are added, such as an eyelid, forehead, or neck lift is performed, the surgery could take up to two hours longer.

Your facelift incisions are discreetly positioned within the ear and extend around the earlobe in the crease and into the back of the hairline. However, it is unnecessary to shave your head. Face and jowl fat can be shaped or redistributed, and the neck and underlying tissues are adjusted. The contours are redraped with skin, and excess skin is eliminated.

Facelift Recovery

After recovering at our facility, you will return home (or to a nearby hotel) accompanied by a caregiver, capable family member, or friend. We request that individuals who travel for surgery spend the first 24 hours locally within 30 minutes of our clinic, as we will see you 24 hours later to remove your head wrap bandage. Whether at home or in a hotel, we have numerous choices for overnight nursing care for people who require more assistance.

We are pleased to provide this information during your consultation and pre-operative appointments. On the second day after surgery, facelift patients may take a shower. The procedure is not as unpleasant as people believe, and any minor discomfort is readily managed with medicine. Five days after surgery, stitches inside the ear or around the eyelids are removed, and 10 days after surgery, sutures behind the ears or in the brow are removed.

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Facelift recovery varies from patient to patient and is directly proportional to the extent of the treatments performed. As with any surgical procedure, there is swelling and slight bruising. Bruises typically heal within a week to two weeks, and the majority of the swelling reduces within the first two weeks; however, it may take several months for all swelling to subside.

In general, patients spend the first week after surgery resting, but by the second week, they can resume modest activities. After eight to twelve days, patients are regarded as "restaurant-ready" and frequently return to work and begin socializing. Generally, regular activity can resume four to six weeks after surgery.

Facelift Results

The first week will show a natural and attractive appearance, but over the next three to nine months, your look will continue to improve. The jowl line and neck are corrected, and the face regains youthful fullness. Facelift patients feel as though they look ten to 15 years younger than their actual age and are happy with their more subtle yet significant changes. Keep in mind that a facelift neither alters your basic appearance nor makes you appear windswept. It also does not stop the aging process. You ought to appear rested and renewed. You will gracefully continue to age your facial features and often determine whether you decide to get a second or third facelift at some point. A facelift typically lasts at least seven to ten years, if not more!

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Why Choose Marina Plastic Surgery

Our highly customized and thorough approach has made Marina Plastic Surgery a leading provider of cosmetic surgeries. We view each patient as a member of our family and are proud to have assisted individuals from all over the world in achieving their cosmetic goals. Join us today to reach your aesthetic goals.

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Schedule your Los Angeles Facelift consultation at Marina Plastic Surgery today

Your care, well-being, and cosmetic maintenance are essential to our passionate medical staff. The doctors check on you frequently after any surgical treatment and keep track of your recovery for quite some time. Special arrangements are made to ensure that following your initial recovery, follow-ups can be performed through Facetime, Zoom, or photo exchanges for our seasonal Californians or out-of-town guest patients. Additionally, our Los Angeles Med Spa aesthetic specialists are accessible for procedures that support and enhance facial rejuvenation treatments, such as microneedling with PRP, injectable dermal fillers, Botox, skincare, chemical peels, and lasers. Schedule your consultation today!

Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

A facelift is more unpleasant than painful. We provide pain medicine because we want our patients to heal without difficulty. After the first several days, many patients become accustomed to using only Tylenol.

Laxity and wrinkles in the neck, as well as fullness in the lower face, are effects of aging. As soon as patients notice these improvements, we recommend they schedule their initial facelift. The majority of patients seeking a complete facelift will be between 50 and 55 years old. However, more people in their 30s realize the importance of being proactive in their anti-aging skincare routine and choosing to get a mini facelift, brow lift, or begin neuromodulator therapy.

Although there is no "ideal" age for a facelift, women and men over 50 are more likely than their younger counterparts to be interested in the procedure. Your surgeon will evaluate your general health, risk factors, current medication regimen, the state of your skin, and the outcomes you are looking for during your consultation.

The biggest concern about getting a facelift stems from the fact that their results won't appear natural. Facelift results can be among the most natural-looking of any cosmetic procedure when carried out properly by the hands of our experienced surgeons at Marina, giving you a refreshed and more youthful facial appearance. Specific methods must be used to obtain the results you desire and that they meet your expectations. After your facelift, you will not only see an improvement in the quality and tautness of your skin, but you will also appear rested and rejuvenated. Those close to you will notice a refreshed and youthful glow but won't be able to tell you how you got there.

We aim to keep your natural appearance while avoiding an "overdone" appearance. The specialists at Marina Facial Plastic Surgery can conduct an evaluation and, if necessary, offer recommendations regarding further surgery. Technically, there is no cap on the number of facelifts that can be done. However, as we have already stated, we want to ensure that your results are as natural-looking as possible. A face that has undergone too many operations may look "pulled" or "worked on," which is not always attractive. Marina Plastic Surgery can point you in the proper direction if you have concerns about how many procedures you might be able to receive.


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