Facelift

Having people think you’re younger than your actual age can be quite a confidence booster. With a facelift performed by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armen Vartany, you’ll get results that look natural, so you still look like yourself, but people will never guess your age. Women and men looking for a facelift specialist in Glendale, Pasadena, or elsewhere in Los Angeles choose our Burbank practice because of Dr. Vartany’s expertise in performing facial plastic surgery.

Facelift
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Is a Facelift Right for Me?

The choice to get a facelift is very personal and one that patients often think about for months or even years. Women and men considering cosmetic surgery find it useful to discuss their options with Dr. Vartany, whose experience and calm demeanor helps patients decide what’s best for their situations.

A facelift addresses concerns in the lower two-thirds of the face, such as jowls, sagging cheeks, and loose neck skin. Patients who can benefit from facelift surgery are:

  • Healthy and do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with positive outlooks and who have specific but realistic aesthetic goals

Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments, such as laser skin tightening, are alternatives but won’t produce the same results as facelift surgery.

How Is a Facelift Performed?

Dr. Vartany can customize facelift surgery—called rhytidectomy—to address the specific needs of each patient. He chooses one of the multiple facelift techniques involving different incision locations based on your skin’s tone and elasticity and the goals you have.

Where Are Facelift Incisions Made?

Depending on the degree of change you would like to see, your facelift choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift, or a neck lift. Dr. Vartany will advise you at the time of your personalized consultation which of these options will work best for the result you hope to achieve.

Traditional Facelift
A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear, and ends in the lower scalp. Dr. Vartany re-drapes the skin over the lifted contours and trims away excess skin. He may make a second incision under the chin to improve the appearance of the neck. He then will either suture the incisions or apply skin adhesives to close the incisions.

Limited Incision
An alternative to a traditional facelift uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear and possibly within the lower eyelids or under the upper lip.

Neck Lift
Sagging jowls, loose neck skin, and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift. The neck lift incision often begins in front of the earlobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp.

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Meet Dr. Vartany

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

If you’re looking for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon with a reputation for producing superior cosmetic results, look no further than Dr. Vartany. Combining expertise and honesty with a gentle demeanor, Dr. Vartany provides the quality of Beverly Hills for his plastic surgery patients from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and beyond.

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How Should I Prepare for a Facelift?

We recommend that 5 days before surgery, patients thoroughly cleanse their faces, necks, and ears 3 times daily for at least 5 minutes each time. It’s okay to apply makeup and skincare products between these cleansings.

The day before surgery, wash your face, neck, and ears with antibacterial soap 3 times for at least 5 minutes each time. That night, shampoo your hair with baby shampoo. After the hair is dry, wrap it in a towel, turban, or scarf and wear this to the surgery center. There is no need to set or style your hair. If you tint, dye, or bleach your hair, do this at least 48 hours prior to surgery.

How Long Does it Take to Recover After a Facelift?

Dr. Vartany recommends planning to take 10 to 14 days off from work after a facelift. Expect bruising and swelling during the initial part of the recovery process, although Dr. Vartany uses delicate techniques to minimize these side effects. He also may apply bandages to reduce swelling and bruising. Surgical drains, placed during the procedure to prevent fluid from accumulating below the skin, need to be emptied twice daily. Patients should log the amount of fluid drained. Dr. Vartany typically removes the drains about 2 to 3 days after surgery.

If you’re undergoing a facelift before a significant social or professional event, you should allow at least 2 months to fully heal after the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I combine a facelift with other procedures?

Facelift surgery is often combined with other surgical and nonsurgical procedures to produce comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Because a facelift only addresses the lower portion of the face, some patients may get eyelid surgery or a brow lift at the same time. Laser skin resurfacing is also often combined with a facelift. Dr. Vartany will discuss your treatment options during the consultation.

How much does a facelift cost?

The cost of facelift surgery varies depending on the technique used and the extent of the procedure. As with other elective cosmetic surgical procedures, the price also depends on a surgeon’s training and experience, the location of the practice, and other factors. Even though the cost of surgery is something to consider, it shouldn’t be the primary factor in choosing a plastic surgeon.

What are the potential risks involved with a facelift?

Dr. Vartany ensures his patients are fully informed about the procedure itself and any risks associated with getting a facelift, even though complications are rare. You’ll have peace of mind when making your decision and understanding what to expect.

If you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon in the Glendale and Pasadena area to perform facelift surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Vartany using the online form or call us at (818) 500-0823 and a member of our team will schedule your appointment.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Armen Vartany, MD - Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Oct 20, 2021
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Best doctor ! I highly recommend him , very professional and kind doctor .. I’ve had few procedures done I am very happy with the result … Thank you
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Sep 23, 2021
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Dr. Vartany is genuinely professional, and one of the best in his field, and Nurse Narineh is absolutely wonderful!
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Aug 13, 2021
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Dr. Vartany is just amazing! He has performed my breast lift and breast augmentation and I absolutely love it!! He is so kind, patient, and very detail orientated. He answered all my questions and was very realistic about what the outcome was going to be like. He doesn't sell you a story, he explains how each body type is different and even if you do the same surgery the results can be different from person to person. His entire staff is wonderful as well. Front desk was welcoming and friendly, and the surgery nurses very caring and thoughtful. Surgery went so smooth, it felt like I just went to sleep and woke up. No extra commotion. They called me the next day to see how I was doing and at my post-op everyone was just very attentive. Overall, it was a great experience!!! I recommend that Dr. Vartany to anyone who wants a beautiful natural look.
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Nov 10, 2020
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Was skeptical about lasering but had the best experience with Galina here. She made me feel so comfortable and the results have been incredible. I have been back multiple times and plan to continue! So happy I found Galina Swigi
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Jun 28, 2020
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My experience with Dr.Vartany was great! He's the best. He is very caring and professional. I would strongly recommend everyone to choose him for their aesthetic needs. I'm glad I found such a honest humble doctor who values both inner & outer beauty.
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His excellent and professional skills to produce outstanding results.
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I am very satisfied with my experience with Doctor Vartany and all of his stuff members. They took very good care of me and I highly recommend him. Thank you!!
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Great place. Everyone is nice and very professional
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Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Vartany was so pleasant, friendly, and kind doctor. If you're nervous at all, he will put you at ease immediately. His office was also very cool, hip building space and everyone in there was also very nice. Highly recommend.
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Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Armen Vartany was very passionate about his work. He listens and treats personally and not just like an ordinary patient. He works with an excellent staff. They're very patient and accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone. They just want to make you happy.
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Jul 26, 2018
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Love the laser hair removal treatments they offer and their specials for referring a friend, I have been coming for at least a year and i wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Get laser hair removal by time block instead of by area. Get more areas covered for your money. Laser facial is awesome, got rid of my preggo spots and dark freckles!
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Dec 16, 2017
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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Dec 16, 2017
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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Jul 6, 2017
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I'm glad to meet you in my foot Dr.'s Office, where you also had your Office. Your are amazing in Botox
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Apr 27, 2017
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theres no words to describe how happy im with doct vartany and his staff all are very beautiful and caring soul's god bless them all.🙏❤👌 best place ever for surgeries... beyond happy with my tummy tuck amazing job..thank you all so much for everything 😘 blessings.
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Feb 18, 2017
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Dr.Vartany did an amazing nose surgery on me in December 2016, he is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in our city.
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Doctor Armen and his staff are incredible! From the very start to the very end the staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Truly professional!
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Work with these folks on a business level, and couldn't ask for a better professional relationship! The staff is superb! Wonderful business!
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