Facelift & Neck Lift

Located near Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Facelift surgery creates a more youthful appearance at the region of the cheeks and lower face. It often involves tightening the underlying tissues and removing excess skin. A facelift is commonly performed with a neck lift, which lifts sagging tissues of the face and neck as a single unit. Dr. Foulad’s signature facelift utilizes an extended deep plane technique that yields long lasting and natural appearing results.

Facelift & Neck Lift

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Conveniently located to serve Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Facelift surgery creates a more youthful appearance at the region of the cheeks and lower face. It often involves tightening the underlying tissues and removing excess skin. A facelift is commonly performed with a neck lift, which lifts sagging tissues of the face and neck as a single unit. Dr. Foulad’s signature facelift utilizes an extended deep plane technique that yields long lasting and natural appearing results.

Candidates for Facelift & Neck Lift

Candidates for facelift and neck lift surgery include women or men who are experiencing signs of sagging and loose skin at the region of the mid face, lower face, and neck. Ideal patients are in good overall health and have skin that has retained some flexibility and elasticity. It is important that patients do not smoke or use nicotine products before and after the procedure. The typical age of our patients undergoing face lifting is 40 to 70 years old, however there is no standard age range. Candidates for the procedure are based on indications, which includes jowls, sagging of the cheeks, platysma banding, and excess skin. Dr. Foulad will perform a thorough evaluation to help you decide which surgery or alternative treatment would best meet your goals.

Types of Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery

As the name implies, Skin-Only Facelift involves surgery limited to the skin. Excess skin is removed, but the deeper tissues are not treated. Physicians rarely recommend this in current times. This is because the results do not last long and can be associated with an unnatural and “tight” appearance.

A SMAS Facelift not only removes excess skin, but also tightens the SMAS layer. SMAS stands for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System, and this layer of tissue is located between the skin and the underlying muscles of the face. A SMAS facelift tightens the SMAS layer, which helps pull up the sagging tissues of the face. Compared to only removing excess skin, tightening the SMAS layer results in improved and longer lasting results. With this method, you can attain a more natural appearance. This is because you do not need to stretch the overlying skin as much. There are numerous variations of a SMAS facelift, however all well-performed facelift procedures typically involve some method of tightening the SMAS layer.

An Extended Deep Plane Facelift involves extensive dissection deep to the SMAS layer. This additional release enables improved re-positioning with very little tension. After this release, the SMAS is lifted and secured in a more youthful position. The result is an excellent lift that appears very natural. This is one of Dr. Foulad’s favorite techniques, which requires a high level of expertise.

A Neck Lift is often performed with a facelift in order to lift the sagging tissues of the face and neck as a single unit. A neck lift improves the contour of the neck and treats sagging and loose skin. To perform a neck lift, an incision is created under the chin and/or behind the ears. Through these incisions, the plastysma muscle can be tightened. Any excess, sagging skin is also trimmed and removed. Muscle lifting techniques must also be implemented. This approach delivers results that appear much more natural and remain sustainable over time. A Deep Neck Lift involves contouring the structures under the platysma muscle, such as by reducing the subplatysmal fat, digastric muscles, and submandibular glands. To restore an optimal appearance of the neck, it is typically very important that the outer skin on the neck is not solely tightened. A deep neck lift is the most common type of neck lift that Dr. Foulad performs.

How to Prepare for Facelift & Neck Lift

In preparation for undergoing facelift and neck lift surgery, medical evaluation by your primary care provider is required to ensure that you are healthy and optimized for the procedure. Certain medications and supplements might have to be stopped a specific time period prior to the procedure to reduce certain risks. It is important that you do not not smoke or use nicotine products 1-2 months prior to your procedure. You will be provided more comprehensive pre-operative instructions specific to your individual case.

We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.

What to Expect After Facelift & Neck Lift

Many patients describe having difficulty sleeping the first night after the procedure. However, pain is usually only mild. In some cases, it may be recommended to sleep with your head and back elevated for at least the first week after the procedure.

Swelling and bruising typically increases during the first 3 to 4 days. Because of the swelling, it is not uncommon to have concerns about your appearance during the early stages of healing. By two weeks, sufficient swelling and bruising have reduced that most patients feel comfortable resuming social and work activities. At that time, makeup can usually be used if necessary. By two to four weeks after the procedure, patients are usually very happy with the improvement and often receive complements. However, it will take several more months for the majority of the healing to occur and for most of the swelling to resolve.

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I had a deep plane facelift with Dr. Foulad and couldn’t be happier. When I had my initial consultation with him I had already met with a few other surgeons. As soon as I met with Dr. Foulad I knew he was the right one. During the consultation he spent a lot of time answering questions, asking me questions about what I wanted and expected, describing his plan and explaining what the surgery would entail.

His attention to detail was clear every step of the way, which made me feel confident I was in the best hands possible. I wasn’t a cookie-cutter case, and he took all my concerns into consideration. His team was also great from the surgery coordinator, to the nurses, to the anesthesiologist – all went out of their way to make things easy and comfortable for me. Right now I’m one month out, and my healing process timeline was exactly as Dr. Foulad predicted. I’m absolutely thrilled with the results, and very happy I went with him. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for a surgeon!

– Shelley

I had been considering a deep plane facelift for a few years. After researching reviews on multiple platforms, I came across Dr. Foulad’s name and was thoroughly impressed by the glowing recommendations. I decided to make the call, and I’m so glad that I did.

Despite my hectic work schedule, Dr. Foulad accommodated me by scheduling a meeting for the following Saturday. From that initial call, I was impressed by the prompt response from the practice manager, Chelsea. Dr. Foulad dedicated a substantial amount of time to discuss my expectations and potential results. His precision and professionalism left me extremely impressed and confident in his ability to deliver.

Taking the plunge and trusting him to operate on me was the best decision I’ve made. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results; I look very natural and like a refreshed, younger version of myself. My acquaintances have even asked if I’ve lost weight, but none have suspected that I had surgery, and that is precisely the outcome I desired.

Dr. Foulad has been diligent in checking on my progress, seeing me multiple times to ensure proper healing, and regularly texting me with follow-up instructions. I highly recommend Dr. Foulad and his staff

Mondana

For the past 5 years I have been meticulously researching to find the right plastic surgeon for my neck and lower face. I literally consulted with over 20 top notch and well-known doctors in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area including referrals within the celebrity community and friends. When I met Dr. Allen Foulad in his office in Beverly Hills his gentleness, intelligence and knowledge, his impressing assessment of my face structure and skin characteristics explaining in great detail the different options and showing examples of his work of what to expect after surgery, and most importantly establishing upfront the element of trust and confidence were convincing reasons that he is the one. But the real evidence is the result; as picky as I am the results majorly surpassed and exceeded my expectations as it is a flawless work performed by a perfectionist. The care and the attention after the surgery to make sure I can ride through the anxiety period with calmness and comfort was such a critical piece in making the entire process as painless as possible and now leaving me with many years of pleasure when I look at myself in the mirror.

He is the Chosen One.

– Hannah

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Facelift & Neck Lift Before and After Photo by Allen Foulad MD in Beverly Hills, CA

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FACE & Neck Lift faq

Are the facelift and neck lift incisions visible?

The incisions made during facelift and neck lift surgery by Dr. Foulad are usually not noticable. Although all incisions leave a scar, proper technique aids in minimizing the visibility of scars. First, the incisions are carefully placed within natural creases, junctions between anatomical subunits, and relatively hidden regions. Second, avoiding tension on the skin is very important to reduce the risk of scars widening and becoming obvious. This corresponds with the foundation of Dr. Foulad’s facelifting technique, in which the deep tissues are properly released and repositioned in a more youthful position without tension on the skin. Furthermore, Dr. Foulad meticulously closes the incisions with utmost care using very small sutures. Dr. Foulad’s patients are typically extremely pleased at how well and inconspicious their incisions heal.

Is there pain after facelift surgery?

Most of Dr. Foulad’s patients are surprised regarding how little pain they have after facelift and neck lift surgery. Usually patients describe a discomfort that does not require pain medication or is alleviated with Tylenol. Occasionally, some individuals will need to take several days of stronger pain medication to best manage any pain they may have.

How long does it take to recover and heal after a facelift?

Healing time varies from patient to patient, however the typical stages of healing after a facelift and neck lift with Dr. Foulad are as follows:
· Swelling and bruising typically increases during the first 3 to 4 days. Because of the swelling, it is not uncommon to have concerns about your appearance during the early stages of healing.
· By two weeks, sufficient swelling and bruising have reduced that most patients feel comfortable resuming social and work activities. At that time, makeup can usually be used if necessary.
· By two to four weeks after the procedure, patients are usually very happy with the improvement and often receive complements. However, it will take several more months for the majority of the healing to occur and for most of the swelling to resolve.

What is the best age to have a facelift and/or neck lift?

Because everyone ages at different rates, there is no specific age range for having facelift and neck lift surgery. Considerations for candidacy include having a certain degree of tissue sagging and being deemed healthy to undergo the procedure.

Case samples

CASE 1: Facelift & Neck Lift

Lower Facelift Neck Lift Lower Blepharoplasty Fractional CO2 Laser

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This lovely woman mainly desired to treat her facial wrinkles, prominent jowls, and excess neck skin. She had undergone neck liposuction 2 years prior by another surgeon but she continued to desire further improvement.

I performed an extended deep plane facelift and neck lift with platysmaplasty in order to tighten and lift the underlying tissues of the face and neck, as well as remove excess skin. The results appear very natural due to the imperceptible incisions and avoidance of excess skin tension.

In addition, fractional CO2 laser treatment was performed at the face and neck to improve skin texture and quality. A lower blepharoplasty was performed to treat the lower eyelid bags and excess skin.

CASE 2: FACELIFT & NECK LIFT

Extended Deep Plane Facelift  Deep Neck Lift

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This lovely patient was most interested in treating the sagging tissues at her cheeks, lower face, and neck.

I performed an extended deep plane lower facelift with extension to the midface and a deep neck lift with platysmaplasty. This has provided her with a very youthful jawline. Her upper face was not treated.

CASE 3: Revision Facelift & Neck Lift

Extended Deep Plane Face Lift  Neck Lift with Platysmaplasty

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This lovely patient had a facelift and neck lift performed several years prior by another surgeon, but she desired further improvement. In addition, her earlobes stretched down toward her neck after her initial facelift. The goal was to also recreate her natural earlobes, which had a detached appearance when she was younger.

I performed an extended deep plane facelift and neck lift with platysmaplasty in order to achieve her goals. The nasolabial folds and marionette folds are softened and the contour of the jawline is improved. In addition, the loose soft tissues under the neck are properly treated through the use of platysma plication.

 

Testimonials

Terry Moler
Terry Moler
2022-03-07
Dr.Foulad and his staff are amazing. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Foulad is meticulous. The experience was beyond great. I had a neck lift, a mid face lift and an upper eye lift. Dr. Foulad was very attentive. Chelsea, the practice manager, took care of every detail. I felt at ease and very taken care of. I had prepared myself for a painful surgery and recovery period but it was not like that at all. There was no pain and very little discomfort. It felt more like a well needed vacation. I had all my surgery on a Friday and I saw Dr. Foulad and Chelsea through the weekend. By the following Saturday I was at an important social function and with a little make up, no one could tell I was a week out from surgery. Some people would call this vanity. I disagree. I don’t feel 63. Why should I have to look 63.(or older!) It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I can't thank Dr. Foulad enough. If you are considering doing this, I beg you to pull the rip cord, take the plunge, whatever you want to call it, but do it! It’s worth it. You’re worth it!
carol cusson
carol cusson
2021-12-11
There aren't enough stars for this review to tell you how pleased I am with Dr Foulad, Chelsea and the staff. It was so worth the miles traveled to have my facelift, neck and brow lift. Their attentiveness from the consult all the way through to the aftercare has been amazing. He continues to check in with me 2 months later. His attention to detail and his warm and caring personality made this such an enjoyable experience. I could not believe there was minimal pain and you cannot even see where the stitches were. I feel AND look like a new woman. Judge for yourself with my pictures! Highly recommend Dr Foulad and his staff
Kristy Franklin
Kristy Franklin
2021-10-06
Dr. Foulad performed my facelift and neck lift a few months ago and my results are phenomenal! He is kind, talented, and did beautiful work on my face and neck. He is very honest and takes a lot into consideration when giving his recommendations. He takes so much time to answer your questions and explain everything to you. Everything about my experience was top notch. I have seen other doctors in my past and none of them followed up with me or spent the amount of time with me the way Dr. Foulad has. His staff was also incredibly pleasant and accommodating with me. I can’t recommend Dr. Foulad enough. He genuinely cares deeply about his patients and does excellent work!
Miriam Vernia
Miriam Vernia
2021-09-13
Dr. Foulad loves what he does and it shows. He is professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to his patients. His "bed manners" are without equal. He follows up on his patients for weeks after surgery, providing timely advice and encouragement. He is honest and upfront about what benefits surgery can provide and he refers to other surgeons procedures that he does not feel comfortable performing.
Victoria Lampley
Victoria Lampley
2021-03-26
Dr Foulad is absolutely amazing! He is super patient, takes the time to thoroughly explain all your issues, thoughts, and goals and maps out all of your options without pushing anything whatsoever (if anything he does the opposite and explains everything in depth). He was completely attentive and super eloquent and smart when describing all of the ways he can help heal and preserve my skin and shared a wealth of knowledge. The practice manager Chelsea is patient, kind and super sweet and helpful. I'll definitely be telling my family and friends to become patients of Dr Foulad's practice. He is a perfectionist in the best way possible.
Kyrra White
Kyrra White
2021-03-14
I went to Dr Foulad for Jowl liposuction. Dr Foulad is a very informed facial artist and a master of his craft. I appreciate how delicate he was with my face during the procedure. He paid close attention to every detail of my face, and his effort shows in my results! I highly recommend Dr Foulad for any facial procedure. It’s important to have someone who is invested in your vision as you are, and that is Dr Foulad.
Aiko Fujimoto
Aiko Fujimoto
2021-03-01
Dr Foulad and his team are the definition of white glove service. They will take the time to explain everything in thorough detail and take all extra precautions to ensure your procedure is done as effectively and safely as possible. I'm incredibly happy with my results and will only be trusting my facial needs with Dr Foulad for all procedures going forward!
Sydney Skinner
Sydney Skinner
2020-12-16
Wow, I am so impressed! From the minute I walked into his office I was warmly greeted by his staff and ushered off for my consult with Dr. Foulad. He was extremely through (I ask a lot of questions) and he was very patient and did not rush me. I followed up the next week for my procedure which I’m thrilled with the outcome and feel so much confident! I’m looking forward to a long relationship with his office and it’s nice because he offers the entire package of treatments, products and procedures to cover all the bases! So no more running around to different offices!
Katia Rodriguez
Katia Rodriguez
2020-11-10
My experience at Dr. Foulad’s office has been nothing but great! From my very first consult, he made me feel comfortable and explained everything with detail. Him and his staff are so kind and were there to help guide me along the process. The results of my surgery were everything and more! I am so happy with the results and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
calvarezds
calvarezds
2020-09-17
I am so happy with my results after going to Dr. Foulad. He is a complete perfectionist and explains everything to you before go through with any injections or procedures. He makes everything look natural and seamless. I am definitely recommending him to all of my friends and family.