Facelift

The Basics of a Facelift

Awaken Aesthetics offers facelift treatments to eliminate signs of aging and promote a refreshed, youthful look. A facelift can address multiple issues along the face that result from the aging process. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a facelift. View More Patient Results

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Facelift Overview

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, targets the sagging skin that causes folds along the cheeks and jawline, which change the shape and contours of your face with age. A rhytidectomy procedure entails pulling back excess skin on the side of the face and remodeling the tissues beneath the skin to restore the contour of the face to its youthful shape.

The procedure lasts from two to five hours, depending on the scope of the treatment. Combining a facelift with other cosmetic enhancements can further enhance the effects of a facelift.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Anyone aged 30 or older can benefit from a facelift if they struggle with one or more of these problems:

  • Loose skin along the cheeks
By | 2021-06-10T07:18:08-07:00 July 21st, 2021|

What is the Difference Between a Neck Lift and a Facelift?

There are plenty of cosmetic procedures out there that can help transform your appearance, especially if you feel self-conscious about neck or face wrinkles.

But with so much choice out there, it can be difficult to determine the differences between the two. So when it comes down to a neck lift and a facelift – two incredibly popular anti-aging treatments – what’s the difference between the two? View More Patient Results

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All About the Neck Lift

The neck lift is a surgical procedure that addresses signs of aging along the neck, especially:

  • Sagging neck skin
  • Wrinkles and folds
  • Jowls/turkey neck

During the neck lift procedure, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions directly underneath the chin or behind the ears. These incisions allow your surgeon to access and readjust sagging muscles.

Once these muscles are in their new position, your surgeon will trim away excess skin. The end result is a smoother, firmer, and more lifted neck appearance.

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By | 2021-02-01T15:32:21-08:00 February 20th, 2021|

Is a Blepharoplasty Part of a Facelift?

If you’re interested in getting a facelift, then it’s safe to say you want to get the best results possible.

After all, you want your facial appearance to match how you feel inside – and you feel as youthful as you did in your twenties!

But while researching a facelift, you may have noticed conflicting information about whether or not an eyelid lift (also known as a blepharoplasty) is included.

For that reason, let’s explore one of the most common questions we get during our facelift consultations: “Is blepharoplasty part of a facelift?” View More Patient Results

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Is an Eyelid Lift Part of a Facelift?

The answer is, it depends on the results you want from your surgical procedure.

Here’s the scoop: a blepharoplasty procedure is commonly added to a facelift to help produce maximum results, but it doesn’t have to be part of a facelift. That’s because a facelift can be localized to target facial areas where aging is most obvious, like around the jawline or lower cheeks. In this example, an […]

By | 2020-12-29T06:58:32-08:00 January 3rd, 2021|

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

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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 | 2020-11-20T08:32:01-08:00 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

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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.
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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