Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 300-1779

Traditional Facelift Techniques

Patients who have waited until their 50's or later—and those who are bothered by skin laxity, sun damage or wrinkles—benefit most from a traditional facelift in Los Angeles. I've consulted with thousands of men and women who want a more youthful look, and as a specialist in facial rejuvenation, my goal is always to achieve a natural result. When we meet, I will review your options with you and thoroughly explain my recommendations.

If you're considering a traditional face lift, or you want to learn more about the mini face lift and short scar face lift options, request a consultation online. Or you can call our office at (310) 300-1779 to make an appointment.

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Facelift:

  1. He is recognized nationally for research on the facial nerve and facelifts.
  2. He has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation.
  3. He has appeared on "Dr. Phil" for his knowledge, skill, and experience in facial surgery.

Facelift Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.


A traditional facelift calls for incisions in front and in back of the ear, moving up and into the hairline. Through these incisions, facial muscles and fat can be elevated and repositioned to a more youthful location. Then skin can be lifted and secured with minimal tension on the delicate tissues.

Most often I also make a small incision under the chin to enable me to tighten the neck muscles and lift the skin. Many patients benefit from a little liposuction of the neck as well, and some elect a chin implant to further define the jaw line.

This approach can yield dramatic improvement, smoothing vertical lines in the cheeks, re-defining the jaw line and reducing neck laxity. For most patients, scars are undetectable after healing.


Typical candidates for a traditional facelift are men and women in their 50's or 60's. This approach is also usually best for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, causing substantial cheek, jowl and neck laxity.

Patients should be in good overall health, with blood pressure under control. Candidates who smoke should stop before their procedure.


After a facelift, most patients take about a week off work. Improvement continues as bruising disappears and swelling subsides over the next few weeks. Final results can be seen in about six weeks.


Most patients do not experience complications following face lift surgery. Bleeding, infection, delayed healing and nerve damage are some of the complications that could occur. With attention to detail and quality postoperative care, each of these conditions is treatable.

You can learn more about facelift surgery, including the short scar technique and mini facelift options. Just request a consultation online or call (310) 300-1779.

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