Facelift

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 for each individual patient. 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
 Before & After Photos

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

Case: 1 of 30
Previous
Case: 1 of 30
Next
Facelift Case 809 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 1 of 29

Case #809

Facelift Case 810 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 2 of 29

Case #810

Facelift Case 796 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 3 of 29

Case #796

Facelift Case 836 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 4 of 29

Case #836

Facelift Case 257 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 5 of 29

Case #257

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 surgerycenter which staffed skilled surgeons experienced at performing multiple facial surgeries. After some research, she decided to schedule a consultation... Read More
Facelift Case 829 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 6 of 29

Case #829

Facelift Case 814 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 7 of 29

Case #814

Facelift Case 798 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 8 of 29

Case #798

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
Facelift Case 493 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 9 of 29

Case #493

This 51-year-old man was bothered by premature aging on his face. He felt that he appeared angry or grumpy even when he was happy inside. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift, upper eyelid lift and carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of his lower eyelids. He is shown before and three months following his surgery. He now feels it is easier for him to smile... Read More
Facelift Case 794 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 10 of 29

Case #794

Facelift Case 420 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 11 of 29

Case #420

This 61-year-old woman was bothered by the laxity in her neck and jowls that was becoming more noticeable in recent years. Dr. Stoker performed a lower facelift and necklift, along with laser resurfacing of her eyelids, to achieve a more youthful appearance. She is shown before and eight weeks following her surgery. Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 252 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 12 of 29

Case #252

This 55-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice hoping to reverse some of the age-related changes that had been accumulating over the past decade. She expressed concerns about the sagging skin along her jaw and the heaviness of her eyelids, which can be seen in her "before" photos.During her consultation, her surgeon examined... Read More
Facelift Case 833 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 13 of 29

Case #833

Facelift Case 831 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 14 of 29

Case #831

Facelift Case 807 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 15 of 29

Case #807

Cheek/Chin Shaping Case 458 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 16 of 29

Case #458

This 52-year-old woman desired facial rejuvenation. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift using his short scar technique. He also performed liposuction of the neck and chin augmentation. She is shown before and one month following her surgery.
Facelift Case 830 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 17 of 29

Case #830

Facelift Case 828 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 18 of 29

Case #828

Facelift Case 827 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 19 of 29

Case #827

Facelift Case 837 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 20 of 29

Case #837

Facelift Case 823 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 21 of 29

Case #823

Facelift Case 817 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 22 of 29

Case #817

Facelift Case 812 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 23 of 29

Case #812

Facelift Case 792 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 24 of 29

Case #792

Facelift Case 474 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 25 of 29

Case #474

This 60-year-old woman was bothered by the loose skin on her neck and jowls. Dr. Stoker performed a necklift and lower facelift to achieve her goals. She is shown before and four weeks following surgery. Her result will continue to improve over the next six months. Read More
Facelift Case 422 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 26 of 29

Case #422

This 52-year-old woman desired a softer and more youthful appearance. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift to help her achieve her goal. She is shown before and five years following her surgery.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Case 322 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 27 of 29

Case #322

This 66-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice to reduce the amount of age-related wrinkles and sagging in her skin. She specifically wanted fewer lines around her eyes and mouth and tighter skin around her jaw line, but she wasn't sure which procedure was right for her. So, she called to request an initial consultation.During... Read More
Facelift Case 254 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 28 of 29

Case #254

This 53-year-old woman was interested in taking a few years off of her appearance. She was mainly concerned with the skin along her jaw and the heavy, excess skin above her eyes. Knowing that a skilled Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon could subtly rejuvenate her face without making her look unnatural, she decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 250 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
Before & After
Case: 29 of 29

Case #250

This 61-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice because she wanted to shave a few years off of her appearance. She has been unhappy with the look of her neck, lower face and eyes for some time and decided to look for a Los Angles or Santa Monica plastic surgeon who could help her turn back the clock.When she came in for her consultation,... Read More

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

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 option is best for people 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.
Why choose Dr. Stoker?

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Facelift:
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.

Dr. David Stoker

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.

Why Choose Dr. Stoker
Professional Resume

How long is facelift recovery?

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.

For me, natural results are paramount for each patient seeking cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles. Facelift treatment plans are fine tuned to meet each man or woman’s unique needs. Request a consultation online to learn more, or call the office at  (310) 300-1779.

Nonsurgical Procedure Treatment Planner

Non-Surgical Enhancement


Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.

If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.