It’s natural to want to look as young as you feel. That’s why it can be discouraging for men to see signs of facial aging despite feeling great. When you add to this the pressure to look as energized as younger colleagues, it’s no wonder many men are choosing to have a face lift. In Los Angeles, face lifts are very common, but it’s important for men to choose a surgeon who knows how to achieve a refreshed look without looking overdone.
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
No matter how well you take care of yourself, aging and stress often lead to a loss of facial volume, wrinkles and loose skin. For men who are tired of looking worn out, a Los Angeles facelift is an excellent way to turn back the clock. However, it’s critical to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who not only uses the latest techniques but also pays meticulous attention to concealing incisions within the hairline and whiskers.
Dr. Stoker Explains Facelift
Achieving natural-looking results is important for each patient seeking a facelift. Los Angeles treatment plans are customized to meet your unique needs. During our initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and determine which approach is right for you.
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.
Mini face lift: This technique is most appropriate for younger patients just beginning to see signs of facial aging. By lifting and repositioning the skin, a mini face lift improves the appearance of wrinkles in the cheeks but has minimal effect on the neck and jowls.
Short scar face lift: In this approach, facial muscles and fat are lifted vertically and secured in a more youthful position. The skin may then be tightened with minimal tension to achieve a natural appearance. The short scar face lift improves the cheeks and jowls, primarily, but also improves the neck.
Full incision technique: This procedure is most common among men who are in their 50’s or older and have significant skin laxity of the neck. A full incision face lift tightens the lower portions of your face, especially your jaw line. It is the most effective way to remove excess fat, tighten underlying muscles and redrape the skin of your face and neck.
I see patients ranging in age from their early 40s through their late 60s. Many men add complementary procedures to minimize their number of trips to the operating room. The most common add-on procedures include eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation including BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers. This is often the best way to achieve harmonious aesthetic results. It tends to be more cost effective for patients as well.
A face lift in Los Angeles is performed on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be able to return home the same day if you choose. Most people take a week off work to allow ample time for healing. You will experience swelling and bruising, but patients tell me there is very little discomfort. As with any surgery, it’s important to ease back into your routine as your body heals.
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.