Patients who have waited until their 50s or later—and those who are bothered by skin laxity, sun damage or wrinkles—benefit best from a traditional facelift. In my Los Angeles practice, 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.
Facelift Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 jawline.
This approach can yield dramatic improvement by:
Smoothing vertical lines in the cheeks
Redefining the jawline
Reducing neck laxity
For most patients, scars are undetectable after healing.
He is recognized nationally for research on the facial nerve and facelifts.
He has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation.
He has appeared on “Dr. Phil” for his knowledge, skill, and experience in facial surgery.
Typical candidates for a traditional facelift are men and women in their 50s or 60s. This approach is also usually best for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, causing substantial cheek, jowl and neck laxity. Younger patients who have less significant facial aging may be candidates for a mini facelift.
Patients should be in good overall health, with blood pressure under control. Candidates who smoke should stop before their procedure.
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.
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 6 weeks.
Facelift Surgery Risks
Most patients do not experience complications following facelift 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.
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.
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