Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. Maria Lombardo | Rancho Mirage, CA

Facelifts and Non-Surgical Facelifts

Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. Maria Lombardo | Rancho Mirage, CA
A facelift, or Rhytidectomy, can minimize the signs of aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and creases, the sagging of the face and neck and loss of muscle tone in the lower part of the face. A lower facelift procedure is often done in conjunction with a neck lift and eyelid lift to provide the patient with a completely rejuvenated look. Facelifts do not change your features.

Facelift Procedures

There are different types of facelift procedures. The procedure you choose will be highly personal based on your desired outcome and your facial features.

Rhytidectomy is a traditional facelift where skin is removed and tissues are repositioned and tightened via incisions along the hairline. A fat transfer or fat injections may be used to sculpt the face. Most facelifts include a neck lift or a Platysmaplasty, which can improve the chin-neck angle. Submentoplasty is also used to rejuvenate the neck with or without a full facelift. Incisions for neck lifts are made under the chin. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

Non-surgical Facelift consists of a series of injections under the skin. Each area of focus may receive a different injection, depending on their anti-aging capabilities. Examples include BOTOX®, hyaluronic acid, Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®. There are no incisions.

Ideal Candidate for Facelift Surgery

Anyone who is bothered by visible signs of aging in the face or neck, is in good physical health and has one or more of the following conditions is a good candidate for a face or neck plastic surgery.

  • Midface sagging
  • Deep creases below the eyes or along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Displaced fat
  • Jowls created by loss of muscle tone in the lower face
  • Double chin caused by loose skin and excess fat under the chin

Recovery After Facelift Surgery

After surgery you will have bandages and dressings to take care of. You may have drainage tubes for a day or two. Bruising and swelling is common with traditional face and neck lifts. Your activity will be restricted and you will need to keep your head elevated. Sutures will be removed 5-10 days after surgery. Full recovery can take as long as three weeks.

Cost of Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery costs vary based on your individual goals and the type of procedure(s) to be performed to achieve them. Dr. Lombardo can provide you with a customized quote and a cosmetic plan after an in-person consultation. To schedule your free consultation, contact our office at (760) 610-8990.


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