As Featured On

Netflix's Hit Show BLING EMPIRE

Skip to content

Facelift in Beverly Hills, CA

Only some people win the lottery of good skin pliability, and that becomes more obvious the older we get. As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity because of the breakdown in collagen. In addition, the deep anatomical structures of the face begin to change. These include the muscles of the cheeks and around the eyes, as well as the fat in the cheeks. All of these factors combined can often make the face and neck wrinkle and sag, causing many people to look older than they actually feel. If you are concerned about the signs of aging on your face, a facelift can be the ideal cosmetic procedure for you.

Schedule a Consultation

What Is a Facelift?

Technically called a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a cosmetic procedure designed to restore the tissues and structure of the face to a lifted, youthful state. A facelift improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, including:

  • Sagging caused by relaxed skin and weak muscles
  • Deep wrinkles caused by repeated emoting
  • Volume loss caused by drooping or diminished fat
  • Jowl development in the cheeks and jaw
  • Loose skin and excess fat in the neck

Aging in the face is caused by various factors, including loss of facial fat, thinning of the skin, sun damage, gravity, smoking, genetics, and stress.

What Are the Benefits of Facelift Surgery?

  • Reduced Wrinkles

    Over time, the collagen in our skin breaks down, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Facelift surgery removes loose, excess skin to produce a smooth, youthful skin texture that will take years off your appearance.

  • A More Defined Jawline

    Displaced and drooping tissues along the jawline can create the appearance of jowls. Facelift surgery tightens the muscles and removes excess tissue for a sleek jawline, creating a more defined, attractive transition from the face to the neck.

  • Firmer Neck and Facial Contours

    Sagging corners of the mouth and drooping tissue in the cheeks and neck can significantly age your appearance. Facelift surgery repositions the underlying muscles and removes any excess to achieve firmer facial and neck contours.

Am I a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

If your face shows moderate to severe signs of aging and you desire a more uplifted, youthful appearance, you may be a candidate for facelift surgery. Good candidates for facelift surgery are people in good health, who do not smoke or are willing to quit, and who have realistic expectations.

Find out if you’re a candidate for a facelift today by calling Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation: (310) 888-8087.

What Does Facelift Surgery Entail?

Facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at our accredited Beverly Hills facility. The process consists of a consultation, surgery, and follow-up appointments.


Facelifts are highly individualized procedures. At your consultation, Dr. Chiu will evaluate your face type and shape and discuss your facial rejuvenation goals. He will ask you about your medical history, current medications, and whether you have any conditions that could cause complications, such as blood clotting issues. Dr. Chiu will then lay out your facial rejuvenation options and create a surgical plan. He will provide an overview of how to prepare for surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery, and what to anticipate in terms of recovery. Your consultation is an excellent opportunity to ask Dr. Chiu any questions you may have and to discuss your concerns and expectations.

What Are My Facelift Options?

Mini Facelift

  • Targets the lower portion of the face
  • Best for patients who do not need improvement in the cheek or chin areas
  • Involves short incisions around the ears
  • Removes excess skin and fat and repositions the underlying tissues
  • Minimally invasive
  • Shorter recovery
  • Excellent option for younger patients or those who desire a touch-up on a previous procedure

Full Facelift

  • Targets the mid and lower face, jowls, and chin
  • Involves an incision in the hairline from the temples down around the creases of the ear and into the hairline behind the ear
  • Removes excess skin and fat and repositions the underlying muscles
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Excellent for those who want more transformative lifting and rejuvenation

Facelift Recovery in Beverly Hills

  • Immediately After

    Patients are moved to a recovery area for observation before being discharged to go home with their designated driver. Bandages may be placed around the face to minimize swelling and bruising. Post-operative instructions will be provided regarding how to care for the incision site, concerns to watch for, and best recovery practices. Some walking may be recommended to promote circulation and healing, but rest is important at this stage.

    Pain medication is prescribed to ease any swelling and discomfort. Our Recovery Protocol, which includes supplements, vitamins, and anti-bruising medications, begins immediately following surgery to promote healing.

  • 1 Week

    Within the first week, patients will usually have at least one follow-up appointment to ensure healing is progressing as expected.

    Patients are usually able to return to work and light activities. Swelling and bruising begin to resolve, and sutures are removed after seven to nine days.

  • 2 to 3 Weeks

    Continued resolution of swelling and bruising. Dr. Chiu recommends some light physical activities, like walking, to promote healing. However, patients should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting until they are cleared to do so.

    Numbness, tightness, and tingling sensations are all normal at this point.

  • 4 to 6 Weeks

    Results are more apparent. Patients may return to their normal activities, including vigorous exercise and lifting, once cleared by Dr. Chiu. Most patients feel comfortable being seen at important social engagements, although a slight feeling of tightness may last for several months. Incision sites may present a pink or red hue but will continue to fade with time.

Patient Testimonials

At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.

Beverly Hills - Plastic Surgery
Previous Next

What Results Can I Expect From My Facelift?

After swelling and bruising have subsided, your facelift results will be more visible. Your face will appear more youthful, rested, and refreshed. Many patients are delighted to discover they look ten to twenty years younger after their procedure.

It’s important to continue to care for your skin in order to extend your results. This involves using sun protection daily, following a good skin care regimen, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and proper sleep.

Some patients elect to have a touch-up ten or twenty years after their first facelift. Your face will continue to age as time goes by, but you will always look more youthful and vibrant than if you’d never undergone facelift surgery.

Why choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Gabriel Chiu possesses exceptional skill and experience with facelift surgery, and people in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles seek him for his surgical precision, masterful techniques, and remarkable ability to consistently create natural-looking results. He utilizes his thorough understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics to develop a customized surgical plan to meet (and often exceed) the needs and expectations of his patients. He has personally performed several successful facelift procedures, and he has the unique skills and expert knowledge to deliver results that patients appreciate. Facelift surgery provides patients with satisfactory results and frequently gives patients a renewed sense of confidence. Dr. Chiu and his team can restore your youthful appearance and help you feel confident again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does facelift surgery address signs of aging around the eyes and in the forehead?

Facelift surgery only addresses the cheeks, lower face, and neck. Patients who wish to address signs of aging in their upper face often combine a brow lift and/or eyelid lift with their facelift surgery to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.

What type of anesthesia is used for facelift surgery?

Dr. Chiu performs facelift surgery with the patient under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will determine which type of anesthesia will be best for you based on your individual needs. This outpatient procedure utilizes anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety.

How long do the results of facelift surgery last?

The results from a facelift are generally permanent, and patients can enjoy their rejuvenated appearance for many years. Of course, the face will continue to age naturally after surgery, but patients will continue to look younger than if they had not undergone the procedure at all. To maintain optimum results, patients should follow a healthy skin care regimen and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.

Will there be visible scarring after facelift surgery?

The scars from a facelift are visible, but Dr. Chiu uses techniques that make scars less noticeable whenever possible. Facelift scar formation depends on the way your skin heals, but generally, these scars turn red or pink as they are healing, and finally, they fade to white or flesh-toned when healing is complete.

What is the right age to get facelift surgery?

Generally speaking, individuals in their 40s and 50s have the best skin elasticity for their first facelift. That said, patients in their 60s, 70s, and older can still receive great results with a facelift. We advise younger patients to take advantage of our non-surgical Medispa treatments to delay the need for a facelift.

Can I combine a facelift with other procedures?

Yes. Often, a facelift is combined with a neck lift to achieve seamless results. Many patients elect to combine a facelift with eyelid surgery or a brow lift to rejuvenate the upper third of the face or address tired eyes simultaneously. Combining procedures is an excellent way to maximize results and consolidate recovery times.

How much is a facelift?

The cost of facelift surgery varies on a number of factors, including your aesthetic goals and the details of your surgical plan. At your consultation, Dr. Chiu can provide you with exact pricing details about your facelift.

Contact Us

Contact Us

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.