Facelift Surgery

Face lift San Diego

What Is Facelift Surgery or Rhytidectomy?

A facelift is a popular cosmetic surgery intended to reverse signs of facial aging. A facelift involves tightening the facial and neck muscles and removing excess skin. The end result is a more youthful, healthy, energetic appearance.

Facelift without surgery

The use of filler, botox, peels, dermabrasion will tighten the skin and give a natural facial enhancement. Hence, avoiding surgery. or it can act as an adjunct to surgery.

The term “liquid facelift” has been used to describe facial rejuvenation with botox, fillers such as Restylane and Sculptra.

When to Choose a Facelift 

Ideal candidates for a facelift are patients in good overall health who are dissatisfied or self-conscious about signs of facial aging. A facelift can treat:

  • Pronounced facial lines and wrinkles
  • Drooping facial features
  • Jowls (loose skin around the neck line)
  • Fat and folds appearing around the neck

A facelift can create smoother, more youthful facial contours. In addition, the muscles of the face should be tighter and more defined. Unsightly features such as a double chin or loose, sagging skin will be eliminated.

Types of Facelift 

There are different types of facelift procedures. The selection of the appropriate procedure depends on the amount of skin laxity, amount of excess fat, presence of neck bands (static or dynamic), and brow level. In general, these are the types of facelift:

  • Skin only facelift
  • SMAS procedure facelift. This can be divided into SMASectomy, SMAS plication. There are different modifications of SMAS plication.
  • Deep plane facelift
  • Composite facelift
  • Short scar facelift
  • MACS lift All these procedures can be combined with neck lift, and liposuction of the neck.
  • Lasers and facelift

During the consultation. Dr. Jaibaji will evaluate your concerns, hopes and desires. examine the face and neck in detail and determine the appropriate procedure for you. Dr. Jaibaji will also discuss the operative procedure, your recovery, how much bruising and swelling you will get after the surgery and the ways to reduce it. The discussion will also include addressing the risks of the procedure.


Mini facelift

For some women in their late thirties or forties who desire a sharper look then mini facelift is the answer. In this procedure the incisions are shorter and hence, less scar. The surgery is also called ” short scar face lift”

Dr. Jaibaji will advised you if min facelift is the right procedure for you.

Facelift cost

The face lift cost will depend on the type of facelift and if additional procedures are required.  The price includes the cost of facility, and anesthesia and garments. Financing is available through Care Credit when required.

Facelift Surgery  

General anesthetic or intravenous sedation is administered, and an incision is made around the ears that can be extended into the hairline. Through the incisions, the tissue and muscle are repositioned, and excess fat and tissue are removed.

Deep layers of tissue are secured in place with internal sutures, and the skin is stretched into place. Once excess skin is trimmed away, the incisions are closed using fine sutures. Bandages will be applied to the treatment area after the surgery, and tubes may be inserted to allow excess fluid to drain from the incisions.

Facelift is commonly combined with neck lift. This combination will provide a more youthful and natural looking face and neck.

Fat graft and facelift

Fat transfer to the face during a facelift surgery will improve tissue volume. Fat is used to fill the cheeks, nasolabial folds also called laugh lines, the lips, temple area and sometimes along the jaw line.

During your consultation with Dr. Jaibaji he will discuss with you the option of fat grafting.

Facelift surgery recovery

Immediately following surgery, you will experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. These temporary side effects are normal, and can be managed with prescription pain medication. Elevation of the area and ice packs may be used to minimize swelling.

Stitches are removed in about a week, bruising should resolve in the first two weeks, and swelling in 3-8 weeks. For most patients, normal activity may be resumed in 1-2 weeks, and more intense activity in 6-8 weeks.

The neck and cheek can be numb for a while. The sensation usually come back after 2-3 weeks. Some areas of the face may take longer to recover the sensation.



The Overly Done Face San Diego

In this era, there is a constant outside pressure to maintain beauty. One of the common problems that I see in my practice is the overly done face. This can be in the from of too many procedure  performed or excessive use of filler without  regard to facial sub unit harmony.

I try to explain to my patient that a natural looking youthful face is the goal. On many occasions I find myself advising the patients against a procedure that would give them an unnatural look.

People hear about new procedures and new techniques on daily basis. Hype and price cutting marketing techniques does have an impact on patients emotions. New techniques in general do not last and can leave patients disappointed. The cost of correcting a complication is also higher.

The risks of a facelift are similar to those of other surgeries. They include asymmetry, infection, pain, and changes in facial sensitivity. Your consultation will include a discussion of your medical history and any possible steps you can take to minimize your risk of developing complications.

Schedule a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji 

If you’re dissatisfied with facial wrinkles and folds, you may be an excellent candidate for a facelift. Contact us to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about facelift surgery.


Facelifts before and after

Facelift before and after

Gender: Female
Age: 63
Months Post-Op: 3

Facial Surgery
Facial Procedure: Face Lift, Blepharoplasty Options: Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty
Smoking History: Non-Smoker

This patient of Dr. Jaibaji, was concerned about her excess skin in upper and lower lids, her neck bands and jowls. she underwent face and neck lift. She also had upper and lower lid surgery and brow lift. Face lift San Diego.

Facelift before and after

Gender: Female
Facial Surgery San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla
Facial Procedure: Face Lift, Neck lift San Diego

Dr. Jaibaji performs face lift which is also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery. As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process. Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.

Face Lift before and after

Gender: Female
Height: 5′ 5″ , Weight: 150 lb.  Months Post-Op: 3

Facial Procedure: Face Lift
Smoking History: Non-SmokerThis patient from Orange County was interested in improving her neck bands and jowl area.