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What can a facelift accomplish?

There are three main areas of the face that suffer the most from the aging process. The first is the mid-face, an area that is gradually depleted of its fat volume, leaving a hollow-looking appearance in its wake. Second, the areas around the nasolabial folds begins to droop and sag, giving the face a tired, sinking aesthetic. Lastly, the jawline begins to develop jowls.

Today’s advanced techniques offer a facelift that is subtle, nuanced and rejuvenating, avoiding the previous pitfalls of tightened or “pulled” skin that used to plague the plastic surgery community. Dr. Lee believes that a facelift should merely help to illuminate your natural, innate beauty rather than make you look like someone else.


Why pursue a facelift?

A facelift can address the following areas:

  • Jowls around the mouth
  • Wrinkles around the face
  • Nasoabial folds (the creases that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
  • Loose skin and fat underneath the neck

Before & After

Browse Dr. Lee’s before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

What are the different options for a facelift?

Dr. Lee will examine your face during your confidential Los Angeles consultation and will create a customized approach that honors your needs as well as your unique anatomical structures.

Mini facelift

This procedure is appropriate for those seeking minimal changes with little downtime or recovery. It addresses the wrinkles and folds in the lower third of the face, with inconspicuous scarring behind the ears.

Full facelift

This is a comprehensive treatment for the upper, mid and lower face as well as the neck. Skin laxity is addressed, as is wrinkling, sagging, and excess fatty tissue beneath the chin.

Mid facelift

Like its name suggests, the mid facelift focuses on the middle of the face down to the chin. This may be an ideal treatment for younger clients who have preserved skin elasticity in the neck without submental fat buildup.

Neck lift

A neck lift is not the same thing as a facelift, but it is often necessary in order to provide a seamless result. A neck lift addresses the double chin, the bands in the neck and may also be helpful in tightening the jowls.

“I was fortunate that a plastic surgeon of Dr. Michelle Lee's caliber took on my case. She was extremely patient and caring, which went a long way to calm my fears. She provided my family and I all the information we needed. Thank you Dr. Lee.”

Maria Elisa

Why choose PERK Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles?

  • Award-winning, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Unfaltering commitment to artistry, innovation and safety
  • Compassionate, inclusive practice environment
  • Modern understanding of what it means to be an original beauty
  • Friendly, knowledgeable support staff
  • Nuanced, natural-looking results
  • Customized approach
  • State-of-the-art technology and world-class equipment
  • Convenient Los Angeles location and concierge amenities

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