Though there are many options to reduce the signs of aging, the facelift is still the most effective choice for rejuvenation. There are a variety of approaches available to customize the procedure to give each patient the best results. During our initial facelift consultation in Los Angeles, we’ll discuss which technique is right for you and whether you’d like to add eyelid surgery or another procedure to the surgical plan.
Facelift - Traceless Facelift Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
As we get older, collagen production decreases, the skin begins to lose elasticity, and sun damage becomes more noticeable. This is what we call aging, and to combat that, we can do a combination treatment. This patient wanted a full facial rejuvenation treatment to restore her youthful appearance so that is exactly what we did, giving her the confidence... Read More
Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. I'd like to share with you a stunning Traceless Facelift result. What is a Traceless Facelift? That's one of my signature procedures that is a facelift frequently overlapping with the face and neck lift that involves pan rejuvenation in such a natural appearance with such discrete... Read More
This beautiful 52-year-old woman came to us hoping to have a pan facial rejuvenation treatment to make her look how she felt young and beautiful. She flew in from out of town and was a previous patient of mine for other procedures. And she, most of all, wanted a natural appearance.
We did a face and neck lift with platysmaplasty, a chin augmentation,... Read More
This 47-year-old woman was interested in total facial rejuvenation. Concerned about the look of her brow, eyes, lower face, lips, and skin tone, she decided to look for a Los Angeles plastic surgery center that staffed skilled surgeons experienced at performing multiple facial surgeries. After some research, she decided to schedule a consultation... Read More
A 53-year-old woman came to us desiring a pan-facial rejuvenation. She had beautiful underlying features, but her skin did not hold up well in the Southern California sun, and she also smoked for a good number of years that accelerated the aging. I performed a Traceless facelift and neck lift, in addition to upper eyelids and deep fractional carbon... Read More
Our 63-year-old male patient is an active guy who was unhappy that his eyes had lost their sparkle. His neck skin was sagging and his cheek skin and jowls were also sagging. He's very active in his life, lives like a young man. He wanted to restore that youthful appearance that he once had.
The first thing I noticed was that light was... Read More
In her late sixties, we have a beautiful patient that I performed my signature Traceless Facelift on roughly 5 years ago. She has her 50th high school reunion coming up and wanted to look and feel her best. She had sagging skin in her upper eyes, mid-face, and neck in addition to wrinkly skin that she wanted to be removed, giving her a younger appearance.... Read More
What is the difference between a facelift and a mini facelift?
Traditional facelift surgery involves full incisions to obtain maximum benefit and a natural-appearing result. This facelift option is best for our patients from Santa Monica and other cities near Marina del Rey who are in their 50s or older who have significant folds of excess skin in the neck. During the full facelift sheet-like muscles that contribute to neck bands are tightened and excess fat is removed from the neck. Facial muscles are lifted and tightened in two vectors to improve the jowls and neck. The skin is then draped with minimal tension over the rejuvenated face.
Mini facelift surgery is most often appropriate for younger patients. By lifting and repositioning facial skin, it can improve wrinkles in the cheeks. The mini facelift has less of an effect on jowls and minimal effect on the neck.
Short scar facelift surgery primarily improves the cheeks and jowls, but also improves the neck. In a short scar facelift, facial muscles are lifted vertically and fixated under tension. With the foundation of facial muscles and fat restored to a more youthful position, the skin may be tightened with minimal tension. The result is dramatic improvement with a natural-appearing result.
He has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation.
He is recognized nationally for his research on the facial nerve as it relates to face lifts.
He specializes in a variety of facelift techniques, including short scar facelifts.
He has been featured on “Dr. Phil” for his skill and knowledge in facial surgery.
Who is a good candidate for a facelift?
Most candidates for a facelift are in their 40s to 60s. Mini facelifts and short scar techniques are most useful in younger patients. The traditional, full-incision approach is best for older patients or following weight loss, when there is substantial skin laxity in the neck.
Patients should stop smoking and blood pressure should be properly controlled before surgery.
Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.
Most facelift patients take about a week off of work and typically look their best 6 weeks after surgery.
What procedures make you look younger?
For maximum rejuvenation, eyelid surgery and laser resurfacing are frequently combined with facelifts in the same operation. Chin implants and brow lifts are also complementary procedures that may be performed at the same time as a facelift.
What are the risks of facelift surgery?
Complications from facelifts have been uncommon in my experience. Bleeding, infection, delayed healing and nerve damage are possible. Each of these complications is treatable with quality postoperative care.
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