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Facelift in Beverly Hills, CA with Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis

We all want to look our best for as long as possible, but aging is unavoidable. Fortunately, there are both surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation options for reducing and preventing the signs of aging. For those looking for optimal, long-lasting results, facelifts remain the most effective procedure.

Facelifts aim to restore a more youthful look to existing facial features rather than transforming natural facial structures. For many patients, facelifts can slow the signs of aging and rejuvenate facial contours. With her expertise, passion, and knowledge, Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis is a Beverly Hills facelift surgeon working to redefine what it means to age gracefully.

Restoring your appearance with facelift surgery in Beverly Hills is easier than ever. Contact Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery at (310) 614-5898 or complete our online form today. We are located in Beverly Hills, CA and proudly serve the greater Los Angeles area.

What Is A Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck. Facial aging can be attributed to attenuation of the underlying support structures and loss of collagen in the facial region. Most facelift procedures are designed to tighten the submuscular aponeurotic sheath (SMAS) layer, which provides underlying support, and to remove redundant skin. Dr. Davis also uses a MACS technique for some patients with a modest degree of jowling and skin laxity.

Typically, most patients who consider a facelift are looking to reduce the appearance of age caused by:

  • Thinning skin
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Gravity
  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Heredity

As the skin ages and experiences these issues, patients develop common issues such as: 

  • Sagging skin 
  • Deepening lines between the nose and mouth 
  • Jowls in the cheeks and jaws
  • Fat that has shifted
  • Loose skin or excess fat on the neck

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift in Los Angeles?

While we cannot avoid aging, it is easier than ever to slow the signs of aging with facelift surgery. Facelifts offer the most rejuvenating effects of any cosmetic facial procedure

Following a facelift, patients can expect: 

  • Sleeker facial contours
  • Tighter skin
  • Younger-looking skin 
  • Long-lasting results

By improving your appearance with a facelift procedure, you may also experience enhanced self-confidence, renewed self-image, and refreshed emotional health.

A facelift is a highly individualized procedure that should not be done to change your appearance to please others or to look like someone else.

At Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery, you can have confidence in your facelift options. Dr. Davis offers the traditional facelift procedure and the short-scar minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) technique. Both techniques involve tightening the SMAS layer. The MACS technique utilizes a limited incision and is designed for patients who have a modest degree of sagging in the cheeks and jaw (jowls) and neck skin laxity.

During your consultation, Dr. Davis will examine your skin and facial structures to determine which facelift option would best suit your situation. Some aspects she will consider are:

  • Volume loss
  • Skin damage
  • Symmetry issues

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?

In general, good candidates for a facelift in Los Angeles include women and men who are in good mental and physical health and want to improve the appearance of their face. 

Typically, all facelift candidates should:

  • Be non-smokers
  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be near their ideal body weight
  • Have realistic expectations for their facelift outcome
  • Understand the risks of a surgical procedure
  • Be mentally prepared for surgery
  • Are bothered by lax skin and excess tissues on their face

Why Should I Choose Dr. Davis As My Facelift Surgeon?

Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis is on a mission to rejuvenate and refine a more youthful-looking you. Her approach to facelifts is to emphasize your natural-looking results rather than changing the aspects that make you unique.

As a female plastic surgeon in a male-dominated profession, Dr. Davis brings compassion and understanding to her patients about their issues and concerns surrounding procedures. For Dr. Davis, patient commitment is about offering quality information and care during your consultation and every appointment thereafter. Her commitment to her patients makes her your best choice for facelift surgery near me.

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Board certified Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis’ mission is to create natural-looking results by combining the scientific principles of aging with expert surgical techniques. Dr. Davis’s specialties include rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and numerous other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Above all, Dr. Davis values her patients’ well-being and always strives to provide the best results safely and efficiently. Visit Dr. Davis in her Beverly Hills office for a friendly and informative consultation.

"Youthfulness is not about your age, it’s always experiencing life in a new and optimistic light"

-Gabrielle B. Davis, MD

What Can I Expect During A Facelift Procedure?

Dr. Davis is dedicated to her patients’ results, and her expertise allows her to customize procedures to address each patient’s facelift expectations.

Each facelift procedure will have varying details. However, there are some general steps you can expect during the procedure:

You will be greeted by the peri-operative team at the clinic and check in. Dr. Davis will evaluate you, perform her surgical markings, and ensure you are relaxed and comfortable before entering the operating room. Once you are safely sedated with general anesthesia, Dr. Davis will begin your facelift procedure as determined during your consultation. 

According to your procedural plan, Dr. Davis will create incisions that are concealed within the natural creases around the ear and along the hairline. At this time, unwanted skin and fatty tissue is removed from the face and neck area. The duration of the procedure will be approximately 5-6 hours.

A facelift dressing is placed after surgery and will remain in place for 3 days. After the dressing is removed, you will be transitioned to a light head wrap. Your sutures will be removed 7-10 days following surgery. Swelling and bruising are common with facelift surgeries and will gradually improve with time.

How Soon Will I See My Facelift Results?

The healing process from a facelift will depend on the extent of your procedural plan. You may experience bruising and swelling that obscures your results for the first two weeks. It may take 2-3 months for your face to feel normal. As your facelift continues to heal, you will begin to see visible improvements. 

As with any surgical procedure, it is important to thoroughly follow Dr. Davis’ instructions regarding physical activities, cleansing the area, and avoiding sun exposure to ensure optimal results from your facelift surgery in Los Angeles, CA.

Get Ready to Reclaim Your Youthful Appearance!

Slow the signs of aging and boost your confidence with the best facelift in Los Angeles from Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery! Contact Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery at (310) 614-5898, or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today.

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Facelift FAQs

Due to the highly unique nature of facelifts, the cost is determined by an individual’s needs. Dr. Davis will provide an estimate for a more accurate facelift cost during your consultation.

During your facelift procedure, you will be given anesthetics, so you should not feel discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to take following your procedure. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Davis during your consultation.

This is variable, however ranges from ages 45-75.  It is really dependent on the severity of facial aging which is based on many factors such as genetics, skin type, life-long sun exposure, skin care regimen, history of smoking, etc.

It is always best to do as much research as possible before your consultation.  This will guide you in the right questions to ask during your consultation.

You can expect improvement in the position of facial tissues that have descended with age.  In addition, areas of skin laxity will be tightened and volume will be restored in areas of volume loss.

It is important to maintain a stable weight, continue good skin care and maintain a healthy diet to prolong your results. In addition, laser resurfacing procedures are also a good yearly booster to stimulate and maintain collagen production in the skin.

A mini-facelift will utilizes less incisions than a traditional facelift.  Candidates for a mini-facelift are those with minimal skin laxity, isolated to the jowls and neck region.

Dr. Davis also offers neck lift surgery, brow lift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, and more. If you are not sure which option is best for you, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Davis for a consultation

If good habits are maintained such a stable weight, healthy eating, a good skin care regimen and refraining from smoking, the longevity of the results can be maintained for several years to even life-long.

There are non- surgical options for facelift which can include modalities such as radiofrequency treatments, thread lifts, lasers, fillers, Botox®, etc.

You should be able to go out in public 1-2 weeks after your facelift.  Bruising and swelling are common and can take several weeks to fully resolve.  Most women after able to conceal the bruising with light make-up.  Swelling can be minimized by the use of a compression garment.

This is dependent on the type of work you do, however most patients usually return to work 2 weeks after their procedure.

You can resume exercise 4 weeks after your procedure.

It is best to quit smoking prior to any procedure as it increases the risks of wound healing complications.