Facelift and Neck Lift

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When you feel youthful and vibrant, you want that radiance to be reflected in your appearance. Women and men visit the Cosmetic Surgery Institute for facelift and neck lift surgery from Riverside, Palm Springs, and surrounding areas to reverse the signs of aging and restore their natural beauty. Our surgeons implement a variety of strategic approaches during facial sculpting to give their patients complete rejuvenation benefits now and for years to come.

In order to create a detailed plan for your facelift and neck lift surgery in Palm Desert, a thorough consultation and evaluation with one of our surgeons is essential. Request a complimentary consultation online or call 760-837-0364 to discuss your options.

Our Approach

Our surgeons take a multidisciplinary approach to facelift surgery that addresses three common age-related conditions: skin laxity, facial hollowing, and poor skin texture and coloring. Using a combination of procedures and treatments that are tailored to your individual needs and physical characteristics, our surgeons can rejuvenate the skin and stimulate the production of collagen for a youthful appearance that will last.

During your facelift and neck lift, our surgeons first address the issue of skin laxity or facial sagging by removing excess skin and then tightening the underlying muscles. Although some facial surgeons stop here, our surgeons take your surgery a step further with fat grafting. Using your existing fat tissue, our surgeons can add volume to areas of the face that appear hollow, such as under the eyes or cheeks. This step results in more youthful contours and a more natural appearance. In addition, collagen stimulation treatments are offered 6 weeks after surgery to help stimulate collagen production and refine the skin texture and tone.

To view real results from some of our facelift and neck lift patients, visit our photo gallery.

Your Choices

What types of facelift are available?

Cosmetic Surgery Institute provides a variety of facelift procedures, including traditional, mini-, and mid- facelifts. Traditional facelifts are beneficial for people who want to tighten skin in the lower face and neck. A mini-facelift provides subtle improvements and is typically suggested for individuals who have a small amount of skin sagging. Mid-facelifts correct sagging in the cheeks and improve the look of laugh lines. These procedures may be combined or customized depending on the case. Your surgeon will discuss the appropriate procedure with you at the time of your consultation.


Should I include a fat transfer in my face procedure?

Our surgeons almost always include fat transfers during a facelift and neck lift. They have found that combining fat grafting with laser skin rejuvenation stimulates the formation of collagen and improves blood supply in the skin. This results in fewer lines and wrinkles, a more youthful looking complexion, and longer lasting results.


How can I improve the look of my eyes?

Approximately 90% of our patients who choose a facelift also opt for eyelid surgery to "open up" the eye area. A modified brow lift is another option for individuals who want to reduce the look of wrinkles on the forehead or between the brows. Our surgeons can perform these procedures simultaneously for more dramatic improvements.


How can I maintain the results of my facelift?

After facelift surgery, regular laser or Ultherapy® treatments are recommended to improve the quality of the skin and promote collagen production. A regular skincare routine consisting of clinical products can also keep your skin healthy and in good condition. Additional treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to lessen the look of deep facial creases, such as forehead lines.


If you have additional questions about facelift and neck lift surgery, visit our Facelift & Neck Lift FAQ page.

About Our Doctors

Plastic surgeons Dr. Mo Zakhireh and Dr. Clark Taylor balance art and science using innovative procedures with skillful execution. Under their experienced direction, you can become the best version of yourself.

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What to Expect

Facelift surgery is always performed in our accredited medical facility under the supervision of our surgeons and staff. General anesthesia is most often provided for optimal comfort during your procedure.

Your surgeon will first make small incisions in the appropriate locations based on the degree of improvement you would like to see. Then, excess skin and tissue is removed and the underlying facial muscles are tightened for a firm, but natural, appearance. Liposuction may also be used to remove any excess fat tissue in the neck area. Your procedure is then completed with a fat transfer to hollow areas of the face.

Your surgeon will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions, but you should expect to take 7 to 10 days off from working depending on the extent of your surgery. A bandage may be placed around your face for a few days to minimize swelling and bruising. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks.

Enhancing Your Look

Almost all of our facelift patients also choose to have eyelid surgery to improve their eye contours and reduce the look of "crow's feet" or fine lines. Nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetic or injectable fillers can be used before or after facelift surgery for added benefits.

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