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A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a common surgical procedure for both men and women that addresses wrinkles, jowls, excess skin, cheek volume, and skin texture. Learn more today.

What is a facelift?

Our Marina del Rey facelift (rhytidectomy) is a common surgical procedure for both men and women who are beginning to see telltale signs of the aging process. Dr. Luis Macias performs his facelifts with cutting-edge technology, allowing for a more youthful appearance. Known for his natural results, Dr. Macias will address the following during a facelift:

  • Jowls
  • Wrinkles
  • Excess skin on the lower face
  • Cheek volume loss
  • Skin texture issues
Dr. Macias Talking about the difference between facelift and neck lift

What is the Difference Between a Facelift and Neck Lift?

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Where are the Incisions Placed During a Facelift?

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What is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift?

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How a Facelift is Performed

Am I a candidate?

The best facelift candidates are healthy, non-smoking men and women who want to look younger. It’s also vitally important that our Hermosa Beach patients have realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish. It can’t erase all signs of the aging process – but it can allow you to grow older with grace and beauty.

Dr. Macias will perform a detailed evaluation of your facial contours and a thorough review of your medical history during your consultation. He can then make his best recommendations regarding which approach will work best in your unique case.

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What can I expect from my recovery?

You can expect a recovery period of two weeks after a facelift in Santa Monica. During this time, you may experience some swelling and bruising. The first sutures are removed within five days, and the rest of the sutures will be removed by day seven, making you ready for the red carpet in two weeks.

How much does a facelift cost?

You can expect to pay around $15,000 to $25,000 for a facelift, according to 2017 national statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, your personal investment will depend on your geographical location and the experience of your surgeon. These estimates only cover the surgeon’s fees, and do not include costs for the facility, anesthesiologist and necessary medical tests.

Why choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. He understands the importance of natural aesthetic results – especially on your face. As such, he will tailor your procedure to your unique needs, ensuring that your new look far surpasses your expectations.


What will my scars look like?

Dr. Macias will place the incisions in discreet locations along your hairline and behind your ears. As such, any resulting scarring will be obscured and extremely difficult to detect once you’ve healed.

Can I drive after the procedure?

No, it is not safe to drive after the procedure due to the effects of the anesthesia. As such, you will need to arrange for a friend or family member to take you home and stay with you for a few days after surgery.

What’s the difference between a traditional and a mini facelift?

A traditional facelift corrects loose skin and lax muscles along the mid to lower face and neck. It’s ideal for patients who want to address more advanced signs of aging. Conversely, the mini facelift is best for men and women who want to correct earlier signs of aging, such as mild sagging along the lower face and neck. Contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best facelift Marina del Rey has to offer.


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