Facelift Long Beach

How Long is Recovery from a Facelift?

Are you interested in improving the appearance of sagging skin with a facelift – but not sure how long you should plan to spend in recovery?

As it turns out, you may be back to your normal routine a lot sooner than you think. Take a look at the average recovery length of a facelift procedure, including what to expect from your facelift recovery. View More Patient Results

*Individual Results May Vary

Average Length of a Facelift Recovery

At Awaken Aesthetics (located in Torrance, CA), our facelift patients can expect to take about one to two weeks off from work. This is when patients experience the majority of facial swelling and bruising, so you can expect the same from your own facelift recovery

Patients are also required to wear facial coverings for this period of time, as it helps reduce post-surgical swelling.

Usually, by week three, patients can gently cover up any residual bruising with makeup and start to return back to their normal lifestyle.

By | 2020-09-24T06:24:00-07:00 October 20th, 2020|

Can You Get a Neck Lift and a Facelift at the Same Time?

When it comes to aging symptoms, sometimes our faces and necks can be the biggest giveaways that we’re getting older. That’s why plenty of patients want to know: “Is there a way I can treat facial aging and neck aging at the same time?”

The answer is yes – with a combined neck lift and facelift. These two surgeries can treat drooping muscles that can be the underlying cause of sagging skin. By correcting and repositioning the muscles, a neck lift and a facelift can tighten and tone skin, while minimizing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. View More Patient Results

*Individual Results May Vary

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Neck Lift and a Facelift at the Same Time?

There are plenty of benefits to combining both a neck lift and a facelift, including:

  • Enhanced, more natural-looking results. Rather than just minimizing aging in one area and leaving the other untreated, a combined neck lift and facelift can treat aging symptoms at the same time, thus creating more natural and symmetrical results.
  • Undergo a single […]
By | 2020-05-29T09:46:39-07:00 May 27th, 2020|

Facelift vs. Mini Facelift: What’s the Difference?

If you have sagging skin around your neck, jawline, or underneath your eyes (or all three!), you may be a good candidate for facelift surgery. This cosmetic treatment aims to reposition drooping facial muscles to a more youthful placement, as well as remove excess skin that may have resulted due to skin laxity loss.

But did you know there’s more than one facelift option out there?

Let’s take a look at the main differences between a facelift and a mini facelift. View More Patient Results

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The 4 Main Differences Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift

1. The targeted treatment areas vary.

A full facelift is designed to treat skin sagging issues that extend from below the eyes to the neckline. A mini facelift targets a smaller treatment area, in that it addresses sagging muscles around the neck and jawline.

Keep in mind that neither a facelift nor a mini facelift can address drooping skin and muscles around the forehead region.

2. The duration of results may be different.

Results from a mini facelift […]

By | 2020-04-13T12:39:39-07:00 April 3rd, 2020|

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

Do you want to address sagging facial skin with facelift surgery – but you’re nervous about how much you might end up spending on the procedure?

We understand. That’s why we’re here to give you details on how much a facelift procedure costs, including the biggest factors that can influence the final cost of your surgery!

The Average Cost of Facelift Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of facelift surgery in the United States in 2018 was $7,655. This is the last year when data was available, so expect the cost to increase by a few hundred dollars for 2019 statistics.

The 3 Biggest Influencers on Your Facelift Surgery Costs

Keep in mind that the cost of your facelift surgery may be different from this national average. That’s because there are a number of factors that can influence how much you spend, including:

1. Your specific needs.

Not all facelift surgeries are the same, because no two people are alike. That’s why your facelift surgery costs may be different from […]

By | 2020-03-29T02:43:28-07:00 March 18th, 2020|

What to Expect When Recovering from a Facelift

Admit it: You’re interested in a facelift procedure.

Maybe you’re tired of spending lots of money on skin-tightening creams and serums that don’t deliver results. Or maybe you’ve tried out dermal fillers, but they don’t quite address the sagging skin you’ve started noticing in the bathroom mirror.

Whatever the case may be, you’ve looked into undergoing facelift surgery, but there’s one thing stopping you: the facelift recovery.

What can you expect when recovering from facelift surgery? And how long does it take you to start looking normal again? View More Patient Results

*Individual Results May Vary

What to Expect From Facelift Recovery

During the first few days of facelift recovery, you’ll notice considerable bruising, swelling, and pain. We highly recommend that patients take this time off from work, as these side effects – combined with general anesthesia after-effects – make it so that patients need to get as much rest as possible.

After the first week, you’ll start to feel yourself again. At this time, some patients are able to return back to work. Additionally, patients are usually able to wear makeup around Day 10, which can be extremely useful for covering any residual signs of bruising.

Patients are […]

By | 2020-10-02T08:53:11-07:00 November 13th, 2019|

Does a Facelift Leave Scars?

Intrigued by the idea of undergoing facelift surgery – but not-so-intrigued by any scarring that might be left behind?

If you’ve ever been concerned about surgical scarring, take a look at our exploration of facelift scarring, including how to tell if you’re a good candidate for this popular procedure. View More Patient Results

*Individual Results May Vary

What to Expect from Facelift Scarring

The answer is yes, you should expect scarring from your facelift procedure – but they’re not as visible as you might think. 

In fact, most facelift scarring is placed behind the ears and within the scalp’s hairline, thus ensuring that patients won’t have to worry about their scars being visible to the naked eye. 

The reason why these incisions are placed behind the ears and within the hairline is because they allow your plastic surgeon to access key facial muscles that cause obvious drooping. During the facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon will adjust these facial muscles by repositioning them into a more youthful position, followed by trimming off any excess skin that may remain.

By | 2020-06-12T12:06:41-07:00 July 9th, 2019|

When Can I Return to Work After a Facelift?

Are you interested in getting a facelift procedure – but not so sure if your work schedule can accommodate your recovery?

It’s a common question that’s asked in plenty of consultations, as many of our patients are concerned that their recoveries may interfere with their work lives. That’s why we’re about to explore the average time it takes to return to work after a facelift, including how to have a smooth and successful facelift recovery. View More Patient Results

*Individual Results May Vary

Returning to Work After a Facelift

While every patient is different, most individuals can expect to return to work about one week after their facelift procedure. The exception to this rule is if you work in a more manual job, as your physical activity will be limited in the first few weeks of recovery. For this reason, some patients may not be able to return to work for two weeks.

Your board certified plastic surgeon will give you the green light for when it’s time to go back to work.

How to Have a Smooth Facelift Recovery

Whether you’re […]

By | 2019-06-12T04:19:07-07:00 April 22nd, 2019|

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

Have you been thinking about getting a facelift for some time now?

If you have moderate-to-severe facial skin sagging, wrinkles, and drooping eyebrows, only a facelift can correct all of these problems within one procedure. A facelift is designed to correct sagging face muscles – especially around the midfacial region – and tighten skin, leaving behind a smoother and younger-looking visage. This popular procedure can quickly correct years of aging, and delivers results that can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. View More Cases

You might know all that, but there’s one thing that’s holding you back: the cost of facelift surgery.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

You might be pleasantly surprised by how much facelift surgery costs – in fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that the average cost of a facelift is about $7,448. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this cost doesn’t include general anesthesia, operating fees, and any post-op prescription medications.

Your plastic surgeon will provide you with a final price for your procedure during your facelift consultation.

Resist the Urge to Go Cheap

Now that you know the cost of a facelift surgery, you might use this information […]

By | 2020-07-24T09:53:28-07:00 September 13th, 2018|

How Much Does a Mini-Facelift Cost?

Want to look years younger without going through the constant upkeep that comes with anti-aging injectables?

For many people, a mini-facelift is the best way to take care of common aging symptoms – like wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity – with results that last for several years. A mini-facelift is an excellent choice for patients who may see signs of aging primarily on the lower third part of the face, like the jawline and neck. These signs of aging may include:

  • The appearance of jowls
  • Wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth
  • Loose skin around the neck
  • Neck wrinkles

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The mini-facelift can help tighten loose skin, thus minimizing the look of wrinkles, fine lines, and even sagging. Best of all, the mini-facelift can be combined with other youth-enhancing treatments, like facial fat grafting or dermal fillers for facial volume. Results can last for up to five years or more, making it a great long-term solution for patients with busy schedules.

While many people are interested in the benefits of a mini-facelift, they […]

By | 2019-01-07T23:03:55-08:00 June 9th, 2018|

Where Is the Incision Made During a Facelift?

Are you thinking about undergoing a facelift?

Maybe you’ve tried anti-aging injections, but think you might need something a bit more drastic to minimize your wrinkles. Perhaps you have sagging skin around your cheeks and jawline, and it can only be addressed with a facelift procedure.

Regardless of why you want to undergo a facelift, you might have a question that plenty of other patients have had during their initial consultation: “Where is the incision made during a facelift?” View More Cases

There’s a good reason for this question. Many prospective patients are worried that the incision will leave a noticeable scar. After all, you want people to notice your smooth, firm, and younger-looking facial skin – not a telltale surgical scar!

We have good news here: Facelift incisions are typically made behind the ear and/or just along the hairline, meaning it’s incredibly easy to hide the surgical scars. In fact, the scars are so tough to notice that you’d have to purposefully look for the scar; it’s not noticeable in most social interactions.

The reason for this incision placement is simple: It provides the most access to sagging facial muscles and skin while […]

By | 2018-05-01T07:00:33-07:00 April 1st, 2018|

What’s the Difference Between a Face Lift and a Neck Lift?

For people with moderate to severe signs of aging, facial creams and serums just aren’t enough to counteract loose skin, wrinkles, and volume loss. That’s why surgical treatments – like a neck lift and a face lift – are more effective for significant aging symptoms. These procedures tackle signs of aging at a deep structural level, leading to highly visible results that can last for longer than 10 years.

But what exactly is the difference between a face lift and a neck lift? And how do you know which one is right for you?

All About the Face Lift

The facelift is a surgical procedure that’s ideal for patients who have significant facial sagging. During the facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions behind the ears and around the hairline to access facial muscles. These muscles are pulled taut, and excess skin is trimmed away to help highlight these new contours.

You’re likely a good candidate for a face lift if you have significant facial sagging, as well as deep lines and wrinkles. To see how you’d appear after a facelift, place your […]

By | 2018-02-28T14:08:06-08:00 February 28th, 2018|
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