Facelift in Beverly Hills

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Revitalize Your Youth with Facelift Magic

In today’s age, a facelift is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it’s an art that transforms, revives, and brings out the best version of you. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Andrew Frankel is passionate about using advanced techniques to refine facial appearance, addressing core skin issues, and sculpting to redefine age.

Rejuvenated Facial Contours

A facelift rejuvenates facial contours by targeting sagging skin and jowls, sculpting the jawline, cheekbones, and neckline, reversing aging signs, and enhancing facial harmony.

Significant Aging Signs Reduction

Addressing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, tightening facial skin, diminishing changes, and revitalizing appearance can reverse aging for a youthful, vibrant look.

Boosted Self-Confidence

Boosts self-esteem and confidence, making you feel younger, more vibrant, and energetic. It also positively impacts social, professional, and mental well-being for a fulfilling lifestyle.

Traditional facelifts vs Deep-Plane Facelift

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy procedure, is a popular cosmetic surgical plan that addresses several different signs of aging and wrinkles due to sun exposure for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. The facelifting technique can correct sagging excess skin, facial structure hollows, and drooping facial tissues.

During a facelift procedure, the surgeon tightens, trims, and repositions skin, reaching the deeper layers of facial muscles and fat for smooth, youthful skin and natural-looking results with minimal and quite manageable scarring.

Why Choose a Facelift

Why choose a Facelift?

A full deep plane facelift can offer a variety of benefits.

Out of all rejuvenating facial procedures, it boasts dramatic results and improves visible signs of facial aging, thus offering a boost in confidence.

Work with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a track record of proven results to get minimal post-facelift swelling and incredible results. Another advantage? Fewer days of recovery compared to a combination treatment of multiple surgeries.

Depending on tissue quality and lifestyle, patients will enjoy their results for 10 to 15 years.


I am 5 weeks post op. My experience with Dr Frankel was amazing. I had a deep plane face lift and looked incredible 10 days later with all bruising gone. I didn’t have much swelling either. I look 10 years younger. His entire staff is kind and efficient. The overnight nurse was wonderful. Dr Frankel is best in class. I have no doubt that you will love your results as well as the entire experience.

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Types of Facelifts

Dr. Frankel performs custom-tailored facelift surgeries to achieve each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. Since every patient’s face ages slightly differently, Dr. Frankel may recommend one or more surgical techniques to customize the facelift procedure.

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift technique repositions the deeper tissue layers to lift a patient’s entire face. After a deep plane facelift, most patients appear at least five years younger.

This technique particularly benefits patients in their late 50s to early 70s. It addresses more pronounced facial sagging and deeper wrinkles, offering a significant yet natural-looking rejuvenation.

SMAS Facelift

SMAS stands for superficial muscular aponeurotic system, which is the layer of tissue found at the top of the deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck. This facelift procedure resolves sagging skin, excess fat, jowls, and volume loss in the cheek area.

Ideal for individuals in their late 40s to early 60s. It effectively targets moderate sagging and jowls, providing a noticeable lift that maintains natural facial expressions and contours.

Mini Facelift

The mini-facelift targets mild skin sagging, early jowls, and excess skin. It is typically recommended for younger patients who hope to improve the lower face and neck definition.

Best suited for those in their late 30s to early 50s. This procedure is excellent for addressing early signs of aging, such as slight jowls and skin laxity, with minimal scarring and downtime.

Mid FaceLift

The midface lift addresses sagging in the cheeks and rejuvenates the midface region. It is a good option for patients without jowls or excess skin sagging in the neck.

Optimal for patients in their 40s to late 50s, it focuses on lifting and rejuvenating the cheek area, effectively reducing nasolabial folds and restoring youthful fullness to the midface.


Before and after

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

Ideal Facelift Procedure Candidate

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

Generally, the ideal candidate for a facelift has sagging skin in the face, prominent jowls, a double chin or undefined jawline, sagging skin or fullness in the neck, and lost facial volume.

To qualify for any type of facelift, you should be a nonsmoker, be in good physical and mental health, have sufficient skin elasticity, and have realistic expectations of the outcome. The procedure is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and you must have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to assess your candidacy.

Remember to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if a facelift is right for you.

Muscle Recovery from a Facelift Procedure

Facelift Consultation

An initial consultation with Dr. Frankel can help men and women interested in a facelift in Beverly Hills determine whether the procedure is a good option for their needs. He will also help you set realistic expectations for the results.

Dr. Frankel will begin by getting to know the patient’s medical history and thoroughly examining their face. He will also take the time to listen to the patient’s concerns and understand what they hope to achieve through facelift surgery.


Read some of the reviews our patients have written about their experiences before and following surgery.

What Causes a Bad Facelift?

A bad facelift can be caused by several things, such as poor consultation between the patient and the surgeon (which could increase doubts about facelift procedures), inadequate pre-operative planning and preparation, or an inexperienced surgeon. Inexperience or improper technique can lead to an unnatural appearance, asymmetry, visible scars, and other issues that could have been avoided with proper planning and skill. Other factors may include excessive pulling or stretching of the skin during the procedure, too much skin being removed, resulting in a “windswept” look around the face, or inadequate fat repositioning, resulting in sunken cheeks.

Your Facelift Journey: Before, During, and After

  1. Before Surgery:
    • Consultation: Discuss goals, evaluate facial structure, and choose the best facelift technique.
    • Preparation: Receive guidelines on medication, diet, and lifestyle changes. Schedule surgery date.
    • Planning: Arrange for post-surgery care and transportation.
  2. During Surgery:
    • Anesthesia: Administered for comfort and safety.
    • Incision: Strategically placed based on chosen technique for minimal visibility.
    • Procedure: Reshaping, lifting, and tightening of facial tissues and skin.
  3. After Surgery:
    • Immediate Post-Op: Short recovery in a medical facility, monitoring for any complications.
    • Recovery at Home: Instructions on wound care, medication, and activity restrictions.
    • Follow-Up: Regular check-ups to monitor healing and discuss results.
Facelift Procedure

Preparing for Facelift Surgery

Once patients schedule a facelift in Beverly Hills, we will provide them with a list of pre-op instructions and Aftercare instructions.

Patients will be required to stop taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medications the week before surgery to prevent bleeding and clotting. In addition, we’ll ask them to arrange transportation to and from the surgery.

Patients should arrive free of skincare products and makeup the day before this facial surgery. Since we generally perform in-depth facial plastic surgery like facelifts with patients under general anesthesia, patients may need to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight on the night before their facelift procedure.

Facelift Rejuvenation Procedure

The Facelift Procedure

Facelift surgery in Beverly Hills is usually performed under general anesthesia. However, sedation may be an option for some less invasive procedures.

Since we can perform various types of facelifts, Dr. Frankel’s incision approach will depend on the chosen technique.

After Dr. Frankel raises and repositions the facial structure tissues to ensure youthful contours and has removed any excess skin, he will close the incision sites with sutures and may place drains to prevent fluid buildup.

Facelifts typically take two to six hours to complete.

Before and after

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

Recovery from Facelift Surgery

Swelling and bruising in front of the ear can last up to two weeks. Although patients may experience some discomfort and pain after a facelift, they can control this through oral pain medication.

The head bandage that Dr. Frankel will place over the incisions after cosmetic surgery will likely be removed, along with any drains, the day following the procedure. Sutures are usually removed between five to seven days after a surgical procedure.

Patients usually find their swelling and bruising reduced enough to run errands with just a pair of sunglasses within a week.

Most patients are ready to return to work and normal activities a few weeks after surgery. However, every patient is different, so facelift recovery time varies.

 What Are the Possible Side Effects or Risks of Facelift Surgery?

As with all surgeries, a facelift in Beverly Hills does come with some side effects and risks, including:

  • Swelling 
  • Bruising 
  • Blood clots
  • Infection 
  • Scarring 
  • Numbness 
  • Hair loss
  • Nerve damage

When an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Frankel performs a facelift, patients are much less likely to experience these risks and complications.

Want to understand more about what to expect on the day of surgery?

Frequently Asked Questions about Facelift

What additional procedures can be done in conjunction with a facelift?

An eyebrow lift, eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, and fat transfer (fat grafting) can be combined with a facelift to deliver more dramatic results.

What is the best age for a facelift?

Healthy adults with moderate to severe excess skin or sagging on their faces are good candidates for a facelift. Although most facelift patients are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, facelifts may benefit younger and older patients.

Will there be visible scars after facelift surgery?

After a facelift, there may be pink scars around the ear. These scars will lighten over the next few months and become less prominent as the skin heals.

How long will my results last?

Unlike dermal fillers, which generally disappear within a year, a facelift completely recontours the tissues in the face and removes excess skin to eliminate sagging. These changes are permanent, so your facelift will give you lifelong results.

Will my face have that tight look afterward?

Your face may look and feel slightly tight and tingly for several days after the surgery, but that’s a result of the swelling. A permanent tight look is a hallmark of a poorly performed facelift. Dr. Frankel is careful not to stretch the skin too much or overly adjust the natural contours of your face, so your facelift results should yield natural-looking results.

Do facelifts look natural?

Facelifts can look completely natural, thanks to modern facelift techniques and customized surgical plans used by expert surgeons. A good surgeon will consider each patient’s unique facial features and aesthetic goals to create a customized surgical plan that addresses their concerns while preserving their natural appearance. The surgeon will tighten and lift deep tissues, underlying muscles, and soft tissue, and excess skin is removed to restore a more youthful appearance. The surgeon can use techniques such as fat transfer and dermal fillers to enhance volume and contours, further adding to a natural-looking result. Facelift patients can enjoy long-lasting and natural-looking results with proper care and sun protection.

Are there any non-invasive alternatives to a facelift?

Skin treatments like laser resurfacing and peels can improve skin texture, and injectable treatments like facial fillers and neurotoxins can reduce fine lines and wrinkling. However, these are all temporary, and none can provide results as dramatic as a facelift. There is no true alternative to a surgical facelift if you’re looking for significant, permanent results.

What facelift office is near me?

If you live near Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Andrew Frankel offers facelifts along with other services in an office conveniently located at 201 S Lasky Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Facelift Before and after

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.