Considering a Facelift in Newport Beach?

A beautiful face has the perfect balance of the three-dimensions of height, width and projection. The upper, mid, and lower face are all at about 1/3rd of the face height. The face is elliptical or triangular and has a high cheekbone, defined cheeks and crisp jawlines.

As you age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and the elements, and the stresses of daily life, oftentimes take a toll on your face.  Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck.  In addition, your nasolabial folds become more prominent, while your cheeks become hollow. You’ll also develop thinner lips and wrinkles around your mouth and eyes.

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Fortunately a facelift can reverse most of these changes and return years back to your face.  Having said that, most of the 20 or more types of current facelifts are a two-dimensional correction. Pulling facial muscles and skin up and back often flattens the face and rubs the face away from its defined features. It is with this understanding that our Board-certified Plastic Surgeons employ advanced Face and Necklift techniques to achieve a three-dimensional, contoured, yet natural looking facial rejuvenation.

The good news is that you can turn back the hands of time and restore your youthful appearance with the help of a Newport Beach facelift expertly done by Dr. Siamak Agha and Dr. Ali Razfar of The Aesthetic Centers.

Seek the help of a Newport Beach facelift expertly done by one of our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons at The Aesthetic Centers. Choosing the right plastic surgeon for your facelift will ensure stunning results that last.

Facelift<br> Newport Beach
Facelift<br> Newport Beach
Facelift<br> Newport Beach
Facelift<br> Newport Beach
Facelift<br> Newport Beach
Facelift<br> Newport Beach

Facelift Before and After Photos

Our gallery of facelift before and after photos demonstrates the quality of the results you can expect in our Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Center. This is the level of care and precision our patients receive during each and every facelift procedure. Click the link above to see the profound rejuvenating effects for yourself.

What is a Facelift?

Medically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift reverses the effects of time on your face and neck, making you look like a younger version of yourself.

As you age, two things happen to your face:

  • Your skin loses elasticity
  • Your tissues relax and lose volume.

These result in deep wrinkles and jowls on your lower face, and loose skin on the neck. This can impact your appearance, your confidence, and contribute to premature aging.

With a facelift, our surgeons will:

  • Remove excess skin and wrinkles of your face and neck
  • Smoothen deep folds and creases
  • Lift your sagging facial tissues
  • Restore your cheek emminence and position 
  • Create a crisp jaw angle 
  • Tighten the neck bands 
  • Restore neck contour and tightness

A facelift is an excellent solution if you’re bothered by these natural signs of aging and want to restore your youthful, vibrant appearance. It will also correct skin laxity and muscle banding that occurs with aging of the neck area.

In fact, the facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries among adults aged 55 and above, second only to an eye lift.  

Fall in love with your appearance again. Connect with us to schedule a consultation for your Facelift in Newport Beach.  

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Do You Need a Facelift?

To evaluate your need for a facelift, try to answer the following with a yes or a no:

  • Do you feel self-conscious about the sagging skin on your face and neck due to aging or weight loss?
  • Do you often wear scarves and turtlenecks just to hide your “turkey neck”?
  • Do you feel that your face looks much older when you look into the mirror?
  • Does your aging appearance negatively affect your career or personal relationships?
  • Are you bothered by the early signs of aging that are taking hold of your face?
  • Are you feeling self-conscious and less confident because of the signs of aging on your face?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you might be in dire need of a facelift. This popular surgery will not only make you look healthier and younger but also give you a surge of self-confidence.

… But Can You Get a Facelift?

Unfortunately, not everyone who wants a facelift can get one. Some things you need to consider include:

Your facial skin should be supple and flexible enough to make sure that it will conform to its new, improved contours.

You need to have a well-defined underlying bone structure to create satisfying results. If you have less distinct features, you might be better off getting Botox injections or dermal fillers.

Surprising as it may seem, age isn’t the most significant factor in assessing if you’re an excellent facelift candidate or not. Though most patients who undergo this surgery are between 40 and 70 years old, you can still benefit from it even if you’re over 70, as long as you are healthy and have good skin elasticity.

Because a facelift is an invasive procedure that requires healing and recovery, you need to be in good health without any severe pre-existing medical conditions that might make your surgery risky.

While a facelift can take years off your face, it isn’t practical to expect that your 60-year-old face will magically transform into a 30-year-old face or that it can miraculously stop the clock.

Talking to Dr. Agha and Dr. Razfar regarding your expectations, medical history, and skin condition to guide you into making the right decision about getting a facelift.

Here are the most common facelift types:

There are many different facelift techniques that surgeons perform with varying results. So it is important that you understand the type of facelift that you desire. The following are the most common ones:


As its name indicates, a mini-facelift is a less comprehensive face lift that is best suited for those with a milder degree of facial sagging and minimal neck laxity. Also known as a short-scar facelift, this procedure involves a less invasive technique than the deep plane facelift or the SMAS facelift.

A mini-facelift is thus shorter to perform and mainly tackles signs of lower face aging. Through short incisions in the natural crease of ears, your cheeks and midface are lifted to eliminate jowls, refine your jawline, restore cheek position and enhance your vibrant and youthful look.

A mini-facelift is best suited for younger patients who wish to prevent signs of aging from becoming too pronounced. A mini-facelift may be performed under local or general anesthesia.

Traditional Facelift

Also known as the SMAS facelift this facelift technique addresses moderate to severe sagging of your face down to your neck.

SMAS stands for superficial musculo-aponeurotic system. That is the connective tissue matrix mixed with fat covering all the facial muscles and nerves. Lifting and repositioning it higher provides longevity to your facelift results.

Following standard facelift incision, the SMAS layer of your face and neck is tightened (Lateral SMASectomy facelift), folded on itself via sutures (SMAS plication facelift) or repositioned (High SMAS facelift) so that the deeper tissues and muscles are lifted. Excess skin is then removed to smooth the wrinkles, eliminate jowls and get rid of the sagging skin.

The SMAS facelift is the most frequently performed facelift type if you have a lot of excess skin on your face and neck.

Deep Plane Facelift

The deep plane facelift is a modification of the traditional facelift that provides longer-lasting and natural-looking results.

There is minimal dissection of the facial skin in this type of facelift. The SMAS layer is released from the deeper muscle layer. The skin and SMAS tissues are then repositioned higher to restore its natural youthful position.

Through this technique, there is minimal tension on the incisions, resulting in nearly invisible scars. This is why we call this procedure the “scarless facelift.”

Midface Lift

The midface lift is used to lift the soft tissues of your cheek. The goal is to alleviate the appearance of nasolabial folds or smile lines while restoring the position of your youthful cheeks. This also eliminates hanging skin in the middle of your face.

A midface lift can be done through smaller incisions that are hidden in the hair or the hairline.   Dr. Agha has developed his own signature minimal access deep plane midface lift that he often performs for his patients.


This type of neck lift surgery targets the neck muscles (platysma muscle) located under neck skin on each side. As you age, these muscles separate from one another at the midline, resulting in neckbands.

With a platysmaplasty, the neck skin is lifted over your platysma muscles. The muscles are then tightened by suturing them together through a small incision under the chin.

It is often done in conjunction with a facelift.

Neck Lift

As the name itself suggests, a neck lift targets the sagging neck area. Any excess fat is first liposuctioned. Short incisions are then made at the earlobe and behind the ear. A platysmaplasty is then performed to eliminate neckbands. Your surgeon then tightenings the platysma muscles by suture anchoring it towards the back of the ears.  In this manner, the neck muscle is draped tight over the neck.

A neck lift is often done in conjunction with a facelift for patients with poor or fair skin elasticity. Otherwise, the solo procedure might be enough for those with excellent skin elasticity.


If you’re not too keen on getting a surgical facelift, you can settle for a skin tightening procedure like the ellacor™ system.

The ellacor system is a first-of-its-kind technology for the treatment of wrinkles. It removes micro-cores of excess skin in the mid and lower face and neck without an incision or a scar. It accomplishes this without surgery or the use of thermal energy, with minimal downtime.

Read more about ellacor here.

Woman showcasing her Facelift

How Is a Facelift Performed?

The chosen facelift technique depends on many factors, such as the patient’s anatomical features, goals, and the extent of the procedure.

Often, a facelift is performed with another procedure, such as eyelid surgeries or forehead lift..


Before your facelift, you will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for a facelift.


Though typically performed using general anesthesia, a facelift may also be completed under local anesthesia with sedation if the procedure isn’t that extensive.


The sign of a remarkable facelift is not only a beautifully rejuvenated face and neck but also a scar that is perfectly placed in a well-hidden crease in front and behind the ear.

The incision is started at the temples within the sideburn hair and continues to the crease in front of the ear, around the ear cartilage, in the crease around the lobule, and ending in the crease behind the ear.

For those patients who have a lot of neck skin – such as in the case of patients who have lost lots of weight – the incision is extended behind the ear further along the hairline so that more neck skin can be excised.

Finally, another small incision is made below the chin to access the neck muscles for platysmaplasty and elevate the neck skin.

Tissue Elevation

Through the incisions, a portion of facial and all of the neck skin is meticulously elevated from the underlying connective tissues and muscles.

The neck skin is lifted completely as far as the midline from each side.

Facial Tightening

In a SMAS facelift, the SMAS can be manipulated in a variety of ways. Depending on the patient’s facial shape and need, we may lift and suture the SMAS, cut and repair the SMAS, or just infold and tighten the SMAS to create a smooth and lifted layer. A personalized series of suturing is used to tighten and lift the SMAS tissues of the face and neck.

In a deep plane facelift, the SMAS and platysma are released from the underlying facial muscles, repositioned, and secured higher to restore natural anatomy of the face.

After lifting the SMAS, excess skin is excised, and incisions are closed.

In some cases, fat transfer to the cheeks may also be performed in conjunction with a facelift. This procedure is recommended for patients who have lost a significant amount of volume in the cheeks due to aging and/or weight loss.


You may expect to have a small, thin drain tube temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear for blood and fluid drainage.

Your skin is closed with stitches that will need to be removed 5-7 days after surgery.


Even though a Newport Beach facelift is a time consuming surgery, the good news is you’ll have a fast recovery process.

Typically, patients can go home on the same day of their surgery, as long as they have a family member or friend to care for them.

You will receive oral medications to ease the discomfort you’re feeling, which may subsist for a few days. Expect also to have some bruising and swelling for 10 to 14 days.

Scars take three to six months to heal fully and fade into a thin white line. But since the location of these scars is inconspicuous, you might feel comfortable going out in public within a week.

Still, it’s vital to protect your face from the sun to help your scars heal faster. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply sunscreen regularly when going out.

Here’s an estimated timeline of when you can return to your normal activities barring any complications:

Up to three days post-faceliftBruising and swelling at their peak
5-10 daysInitial healing completed
Return to work (for mini-facelift)
Removal of sutures
2 weekResume normal daily activities
Return to work (for traditional facelift)
4 weeksLight exercises allowed
6 weeksRegular exercises and strenuous activities allowed

What Results Can You Expect from a Facelift?

After getting a facelift, you can expect:

  • Reduced facial lines and wrinkles
  • Firm and smoother skin on the face and neck
  • Tighter facial contour
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Higher self-esteem and sense of self-worth

A 2017 study revealed that patients who underwent facial rejuvenation surgeries like the facelift are perceived as younger and more attractive by casual observers compared to their photos before the surgery.

Because of this, facelift patients generally feel more attractive, adding to their confidence and sense of overall well-being. What’s stopping you from scheduling a facelift  in Orange County at the Aesthetic Centers and reclaiming your confidence?

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Newport Beach?

After a thorough consultation, your surgeon will make a customized treatment plan that is right for you. Several factors will influence the total cost, including the technique used, length of anesthesia, and any additional treatments needed.

Because a facelift is considered an elective procedure, it is not covered by your insurance. However, our office provides various financing options to help you manage the cost of surgery.

Get Your Facelift Done in Newport Beach, Orange County

Whether you lost a large amount of weight or you just want to arrest the signs of aging on your face, a facelift will do wonders in restoring your youthful appearance.

But to pull off such a detailed procedure, you would need exceptionally skilled plastic surgeons like Drs Agha, Razfar, or Pu to produce a natural youthful glow without overtightening your face.