Armen Vartany, MD, FACS: Plastic Surgery and Laser Center
116 S Buena Vista St #300
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 500-0823
Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed for Lunch: 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Having people think you’re younger than your actual age can be quite a confidence booster. With a facelift performed in Burbank 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 Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena, or the surrounding area choose our practice because of Dr. Vartany’s expertise in performing facial plastic surgery.
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How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Los Angeles, CA?
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.
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
- Individuals with positive outlooks and who have specific but realistic aesthetic goals
Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Meet Dr. Vartany
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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 many years younger will I look after facelift surgery?
Most people look about 10 years younger after a facelift. A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that facelift patients felt they looked an average of 12 years younger after the procedure.
Are facelifts painful?
You can expect some pain, tightness, and numbness after the procedure, particularly during the first few days after surgery. The pain isn’t usually very intense, however, and can be managed with medication.
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.
How long do the results of a facelift last?
You can expect your facelift results to last about 10 years. Even once aging, sun damage, and gravity start to show on your face again, you should continue to look younger than if you had not had a facelift.
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.