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What is a facelift?

Loss of collagen, elasticity, and fat volume with aging can lead to a sagging or hollowed facial appearance. Contours become less defined, and jowls, vertical neck bands, and loose neck skin can begin to form. The facelift is a facial plastic surgery to address these issues and restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck.

Am I a candidate for facial plastic surgery in Los Angeles?

The goal of a facelift is to make you look like a younger, refreshed version of yourself. You may be a good candidate for facelift surgery if you:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have facial skin that has retained some elasticity and flexibility
  • Have aesthetically balanced underlying bone structure
  • Want to restore a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing appearance to the face and neck
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What can I expect with a facelift?

A facelift procedure involves tightening of the skin and soft tissues from the cheekbones to the clavicle (collar bone) to improve the cheeks, jowl line, and neck. However, a cheek lift or neck lift can be performed separately if only one area needs treatment. Contact our office for more information on why Dr. Ardesh can provide some of the best facial plastic surgery Los Angeles has to offer.

A facelift is performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation in two to five hours, depending on your individual needs.

  • Incisions are custom-tailored to the patient, carefully placed, and concealed in the natural creases behind and in front of the ears.
  • The skin and connective tissues are elevated off the underlying structures and re-draped to restore a more youthful appearance.
  • Excess skin and tissue are removed, and the incisions closed with absorbable sutures.

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At what age should I consider a facelift?

There is no set age to have a facelift. You may consider undergoing this surgery if you are in good general health and have excess skin or sagging of the face. On average, patients have facelifts in their 40s to 60s, but the procedure can also be performed on many older people.


How much younger will I look after a facelift?

Facelift surgery cannot stop the aging process, but it can help “turn back the clock” on your facial appearance. Results can vary from patient to patient, depending on several factors, including underlying bone structure, lifestyle, and the condition of the skin. Dr. Ardesh performs facelift surgery to create a natural, rejuvenated, refreshed appearance of the face and neck.


Will a facelift leave my mouth corners looking tight or pulled?

At Ardesh Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Ardesh uses advanced surgical techniques to achieve natural-looking results in a facelift. This procedure is not designed to pull the skin tight or alter the corners of your mouth.


Will a facelift reduce the appearance of lines in the forehead and around the eyes?

A facelift is performed to address the area from the cheekbones to the upper neck. It does not affect the appearance of the upper third of the face. If you have sagging of the brow or excess skin and lines around the eyes, Dr. Ardesh may recommend a brow lift or eyelid surgery to correct the problem.


To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Virtual visits will be performed through video conference call using HIPPA compliant website
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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