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Facelift Encino


A facelift tightens loose skin and rejuvenates the face for a more youthful appearance. Since the modern facelift was first introduced to the cosmetic world in the early 20th century, it has been working wonders for countless patients.

For many individuals, the visible impacts of aging can be a source of embarrassment. Typically, signs are most apparent around the face and neck, from sagging skin and jowls to deep folds and wrinkles. These develop as a natural result of aging as well as from sun damage, decreases in facial fat tissues, gravity, and smoking.

Facelifts in Los Angeles with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Varkony provide patients with a contoured and more refreshed face that looks as young as patients may feel.

mini face and neck lift before and after
For more information about facelifts in Encino, contact Dr. Steven Varkony today at
(818) 907-9090 or visit his contact page.

Traditional Facelift

There are four general facelift options, differentiated by the amount of work that is done as well as the type of incisions that are made.



Mini-facelifts are best used for patients showing moderate signs of aging who do not require a more extensive procedure. Short, limited incisions are made along the temples and around the ear for subtle improvements. The muscular layer known as the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) is also lifted and repositioned into a more youthful-looking configuration resulting in a more contoured and refined cheek and jawline.


Traditional Facelift

In a traditional facelift, the incision is made starting from the hairline and continues down the ear, around the earlobe, and ends behind the ear. The comprehensive treatment repositions tissues, lifts muscles, sculpts fat, and trims away excess skin for a more youthful appearance.



In this procedure, the vertical bands in the front of the neck are divided and sutured together to create an internal corset that supports, tightens, and sculpts the neck.


Neck Lift

A neck lift deals with excess and sagging neck skin and fat, particularly below the chin. The incision used in this procedure is made around the earlobe and ends along the lower scalp. Along with the removal of excess skin, the SMAS muscle section in the neck is moved into a more youthful position for a more contoured and youthful appearance.


Facelifts provide the following benefits:

Increased contour for a more youthful appearance

Minimized sagging and excess skin

Tightened facial tissues

Studies show that individuals who undergo facial rejuvenation surgery are often perceived as younger, more attractive, more successful, and healthier after their procedure. This can positively affect a patient’s social life and dating prospects (particularly after a divorce or break-up), as well as work opportunities. Society places great emphasis on youthfulness and that’s routinely reinforced on television and other media. Facial rejuvenation surgeries can greatly improve patients’ self-confidence and quality of life.


Following a facelift procedure, a patient will need to wear a bandage around their face for a day or two. After this time, the bandage is removed and replaced by a Velcro strap that goes around the chin that will need to be worn for a few more days.

Although results may vary, most patients can return to their day-to-day life around 10 days after their procedure. Most patients say that the procedure is not painful and, if only they’d known how little effort was involved, they would have undergone the procedure years earlier!

Frequently Asked Questions About Facelifts

Can a facelift stop signs of aging indefinitely?

Unfortunately, there is no way at present to halt the body’s natural aging process. A facelift can, however, help turn back the clock and provide patients with a younger, more energetic appearance.

Does a facelift change the quality of my skin?

A facelift addresses excess skin and the overall appearance of your face and its underlying tissues. It will change the appearance of wrinkled skin but cannot change the nature of the skin itself.

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