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A facelift is a cosmetic surgery that lifts and tightens facial tissue to improve the signs of aging and create a refreshed, youthful look. If you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, sagging, or lax skin on your face and neck, a facelift in Beverly Hills & Santa Monica is a comprehensive, long-lasting facial rejuvenation procedure.

What is a facelift?

Over time, your skin loses elasticity, resulting in wrinkles, deep lines, folds, and sagging. In a facelift, facial tissue is tightened, and excess skin is removed, giving you a smoother, tighter, younger-looking face and neck. The procedure focuses on reshaping and lifting the bottom two-thirds of your face. Depending on your goals and wishes, it may be combined with other procedures, such as a brow or forehead lift. 

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Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

Dr. Shafa always personalizes facelifts to target the precise areas of your face to achieve the desired results. Every face is different, and facelifts require great skill and artistry from a plastic surgeon to give you classic, natural-looking results that look refreshed and natural, not pulled or overly tight. If Dr. Shafa believes your goals can be achieved with a less invasive alternative, he will recommend another rejuvenation procedure, such as dermal fillers or microneedling. He does not perform facial surgery unless he believes it is your best option. You may be a good candidate for a facelift in Beverly Hills & Santa Monica if you:

  • Are in your 40s or above
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have sagging skin and creases on your face
  • Have drooping cheeks around your jawline (jowls)
  • Have deeply etched smile lines or chin wrinkles
  • Have loose skin and fat on your neck

Your Facelift Procedure

A facelift usually takes two to five hours, after which you can return home under the care of another adult. Your procedure may be carried out under local or general anesthesia, depending on your circumstances and preferences.

During the procedure, Dr. Shafa will lift your skin and carefully pull it upwards, removing excess skin, tightening the underlying muscles, and removing excess fat. 


You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising. This is normal and will subside over about two weeks, at which point your refreshed, youthful look will be revealed. You will need about two weeks to rest and recover before resuming your daily activities. 

Why Choose Dr. Shafa for Your Facelift?

Dr. Brian Shafa is highly knowledgeable and skilled in facial cosmetic surgery. He always prioritizes your safety and satisfaction, making you feel comfortable and taken care of throughout your journey. Dr. Shafa is passionate about the art of facial plastic surgery that produces elegant, sophisticated results. He will also ensure that your aftercare and maintenance steps are in place out to help your results last as long as possible. He goes above and beyond in his level of care, and can guide you in lifestyle changes, skincare, and non-surgical treatments to enhance your look.

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