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A facelift can correct signs of facial and neck aging to restore a more youthful appearance. Aging, gravity, stress, environmental conditions, and hereditary factors can lead to sagging tissues and wrinkles around the midface, jawline, and neck.

When performed by Dr. Stevens at his state-of-the-art Beverly Hills outpatient center, facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, can improve sagging skin and muscles, tighten the facial and neck tissues, and contour excess fat to create a smoother, more defined, and more youthful face and neckline.

Excess skin or fat in the neck

A facelift can reduce a turkey neck and reduce a double chin by removing excess fat, tightening loose skin, and correcting muscle bands.

  • Makes the neckline more smooth, slender, and defined
  • May significantly improve signs of aging
  • Restores self-confidence
  • Improves self-image

Loss of tone of skin and muscle in the lower face

A facelift can correct jowls by repositioning muscle and skin in the lower face and jawline.

  • Improves definition and firmness of the jawline and lower face
  • Redefines the cheeks and cheekbones
  • Creates a more youthful appearance of an oval or heart shaped face
  • Restores self-confidence
  • Improves self-image

Sagging and wrinkles in the midface

A facelift can correct sagging cheeks that have created deep creases below the lower eyelids or between the nose and mouth.

  • Eliminates folds and sagging skin
  • Creates a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance by returning fullness and tone to the midface and cheeks
  • Restores self-confidence
  • Improves self-image
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Descent refers to the progressive sagging that occurs to the soft tissues of the face as we age.

Several factors contribute to the process of descent:

  • Increased tissue laxity
  • Downward pull of gravity
  • Weakening of retaining ligaments

Over time, the collagen in the skin and subcutaneous tissues decreases in quantity and quality. As the elastin deteriorates it provides less recoil, causing wrinkles and sagging.

Under the influence of gravity, the soft tissues gradually sag to create characteristic features of aging. In addition, the retaining ligaments that attach the facial soft tissues to bony prominences of the face are weakened and less able to hold up the skin and fat compartments.


Deterioration refers to the aging changes in texture and color that occur in the skin. The visible signs of skin deterioration are unmistakable and will significantly impact how old or young we look.

Visible signs of skin deterioration

  • Youthful skin vs. aging skin
  • Smooth surfaces vs. rough surfaces
  • Moist vs. dry and flaky
  • Translucent vs. opaque
  • Invisible or small pores vs. open pores
  • Tight and unwrinkled vs. fine and coarse wrinkling
  • Uniform color with few to no pigmented spots or broken blood vessels vs. dyschromia: brown spots, blemishes, mottling, red spots and erythema
  • Dark or light hair vs. gray hair

What to Expect After Surgery

Any facial rejuvenation procedure you may consider must address three important components of facial aging and can be thought of in terms of the 3 R's:


Treatments directed at restoring facial volume, which include injectable fillers (Juvederm, Radisse, Sculptra) and fat transfers as well as facial implants.


Surgical treatment aimed at reversing descent and restoring the youthful position of droopy soft tissues of the face (forehead lift, blepharoplasty, midface lift, face and neck lift).

Resurfacing Skin

Treatments aimed at undoing the deterioration of color and texture that has occured on the skin surface. A wide variety of treatments are available depending on the degree and type of deterioration such as intense pulsed light photofacials, chemical peels, ablative lasers (CO2) and microdermabrasion.

Facelift Before & After

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