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Facelift Beverly Hills

During the aging process, the soft tissue in your face loses its elasticity, and you will notice this by the appearance of wrinkles and changes in the overall shape of your face. Most people also lose bone and soft tissue volume which further accentuates these changes, resulting in signs of facial aging and a tired appearance.

Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) is performed to improve the signs of facial aging. You don’t have to be a celebrity or excessively vain to desire a more youthful look. Most people are working a lot longer than they used to, and it is necessary to look youthful and rested to maintain competitiveness in the workforce.

A full facial analysis will be performed during your consultation. We will evaluate your forehead, eyes, cheeks, jowls, neck, and skin quality. This is important to create a balanced, favorable result. To balance the upper and lower face, you may also benefit from eyelid surgery. To really get that youthful glow, you will also need to take good care of your skin by beginning a skin care program, have a facial peel, or get a laser treatment.

During a facelift, an incision is hidden around the ear and along the hairline. These scars usually hide very well and most people will not see the scars during normal interactions, unless they are specifically looking for them or you point them out. The extra skin is removed and redraped without an unnatural, overly tight look. Under the skin, the SMAS, or facial muscles are elevated to a more youthful location. Different vectors are used to reposition the facial tissues. If you have a significant amount of soft tissue volume loss, fat can be transferred to your face to restore this volume loss. The fat is harvested from your body through liposuction techniques from stubborn areas that don’t respond to exercise.

You will have a dressing on for the first few days and then you will need to wear a chin strap for about 2 weeks. You can expect facial bruising and swelling, and the recovery time is about 2 weeks. After surgery, we recommend that you begin walking the same day to reduce your risk of complications. Light cardio exercises may be resumed after about 2 weeks, and strenuous exercise and lifting may be resumed after about 4 weeks.

Facelift is real surgery and carries a small risk of complications. Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, scars, contour irregularity, asymmetry, numbness, and injury to the facial nerve. Dr. Dass performs surgery in an accredited surgical facility to maintain the highest standards for safety. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific risks of surgery.

Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dass to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift.

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Facelift FAQS

Who is a good candidate for a facelift procedure?

Many patients who come to Dr. Dennis Dass have already had specific treatments performed to achieve a more youthful appearance, such as Botox injections or dermal fillers. When these products no longer work, or the skin laxity has become too severe, plastic surgery with a facelift is often the next step.

Will a facelift make me appear younger?

Certain elements of the face show signs of aging that are highly noticeable, including skin laxity and excess skin. With a facelift, this excess skin can be removed and pulled to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of noticeable fine lines and wrinkles often associated with aging skin, providing a more youthful look.

At what age is it appropriate to get a facelift?

Several factors must be considered when determining the age when a facelift is appropriate. As long as patients are getting the desired results and performing the procedure for their self-confidence, they can have a facelift done whenever they are looking for permanent results and are done with the temporary changes injectables provide.

Why should I consider a facelift?

While cosmetic treatments such as Botox injections and dermal fillers can help with the earlier signs of aging, they may not be enough for those in their 50s and 60s, showing more dramatic skin laxity and sagging. We encourage patients seeking more permanent results to think about the facelift procedure as an investment in themselves.

How long do I need to stay home after my procedure?

The recovery time needed for the facelift and other procedures with Dr. Dennis Dass varies depending on factors specific to the patient, including the extent of the facelift, the patient’s current job, and the patient’s typical lifestyle.

How can I reduce the potential risk of infection after my surgery?

Infection often occurs when patients are not mindful of the post-operative instructions given to them after their visit to Dr. Dennis Dass for their facelift procedure. Knowing the signs of infection is the best way to ensure that the condition does not develop, and attending follow-up appointments with our team is also essential.

Will my results look natural?

Dr. Dennis Dass ensures natural-looking results by taking out the proper amount of excess skin and hiding incisions behind the ears or the hairline for seamless improvements. He talks to patients about his strategy to ensure natural improvements during the initial consultation visit and examination.

About Dr. Dennis Dass

About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmD

Dennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.

Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.

Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.

The Facelift Just One Week Later By Dr. Dass Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Dass is known for natural-looking facelifts. He shows this patient's before and after photos and describes how her procedure was done, with images taken just one week post - op. Dr. Dass customizes the facelift or mini face lift for each patient's needs and concerns. Eyelids, “smile lines”, jowling, skin texture and volume were all addressed for this patient, who now shows a younger, refreshed look.

I am Dr. Dennis Dass. I’m a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and I specialize in facelift procedures. Now, you should consider a facelift when you have some signs of facial aging that bother you, and the typical places that you notice it first are the eyes and the neck. So women who are noticing facial changes in their eyes will notice that when they put their eyeshadow on, it starts to cake. That’s an early sign that you may need a blepharoplasty to address the eyelids in the face and neck. You may notice some early jowling, or it’s just not as tight as it used to be, and the definition is gone. A facelift will address that and you may be a candidate for that. Now, I customize my facelifts based on the concerns that my patients have and also on maybe their different age of the patient and the severity of facial aging. Now, we’ve been seeing a lot of patients coming in sooner, like in their late forties or early fifties to address these issues because they want to sort of turn back the clock earlier so that their friends don’t notice that they’ve done anything, but they can still look beautiful and youthful. These are good candidates for maybe a more modest procedure or a mini facelift to address these issues.

This is an example of one of my patients in her mid forties who was troubled by early signs of facial aging. And the things that we notice are she’s got some early signs of excess skin on her upper eyelids and then some mild jowling. These areas really bothered her a lot, and then she also has the laugh lines that she’d like addressed, and then also just the general quality of the skin now. So all of these things were addressed with a facelift procedure. I also restored volume in her cheeks with some fat transfer, and I addressed the upper eyelids with an upper lid blepharoplasty. The facelift also addressed the early jowling, and the skin was addressed with a CO2 laser to remove a lot of the sunspots and also tighten the skin. Now in this view, you can really appreciate the improvement in the jawline, how the jowls are improved, and she’s also got a really defined jawline.

In the eyelids. The excess skin has been removed and the eyes look more open and more youthful. You can see that the volume has been restored in her cheeks with the repositioning of the facial tissues and skin. And also, in addition, I transferred fat to restore the volume in the upper cheeks that was also transferred to the left lines. So not only was the facial tissues repositioned, but fat was transferred to the left lines to really improve the laugh lines a lot. The CO2 laser makes the skin look very clear, very fresh. The scars are well hidden along the ears, along the ear, and then back into the hairline. And this is a one week result. You can already see that the results are already very beautiful. Here’s an example of one of my clients that I also did a facelift. She’s in her mid fifties and she has a lot of signs of facial aging that she was unhappy with, including droopiness around the eyes, volume loss in the face, and droopiness in the face.

She had jowling and also an ill-defined jawline, and she wanted to address all of these areas. So what I did was a full facelift, a upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. I transferred fat to her cheeks to restore volume. And then during the facelift, I also addressed the neck with a platysma plasty, and that’s tightening the neck muscles. And in this three month result, you can see improvement in her eyelids. The droopiness has been addressed. The lower eyelid skin is much smoother. The lower eyelid cheek junction is also smoother and looks, that transition really improves the youthfulness in this patient. We’ve added volume to her cheeks and then also addressed the jowling and the jowls are gone. And if you look at her neck down below, the crepeness is gone. It looks so much smoother. Now on the oblique view, again, you can really appreciate the hooding of the upper eyelids before the surgery and after the surgery, it’s gone. Her eyelids look much more youthful and her eyes look more open, her eyelids look smoother. The lower lid cheek junction looks smoother, and also the jowling is gone. The jawline looks very crisp in this image in the lateral view on the profile view, you can see that her scars are well hidden around the ears and into the hairline. They’re basically imperceptible, but she’s got a much more youthful appearance of her eyelids, her face, and then also her neckline.

This patient is in her late sixties and she’s got all of the signs of facial aging. She’s got droopiness around the eyes. She’s got volume loss and loss of elasticity in the face, and that’s prominent by looking at the jowls and also the neck line, how it’s not well-defined, and you’ve got a lot of droopiness of the skin. So all of these areas need to be addressed in the facelift. And in her three month post-op, you can see that we’ve removed the extra skin in her upper eyelids. I’ve repositioned all of the tissue in her face up into a more vertical vector, so that restores the volume in her cheeks and also improves the jowls and gives her more definition to her jawline in this view. Again, you can really appreciate the droopiness of the skin in the neck and how that has improved dramatically with the facelift.

By improving the definition of the jawline, it actually almost looks like her chin is longer in the postoperative images because I’ve removed so much extra skin and tightened that skin in the neck and jawline. So it really looks very beautiful and much more youthful. Now, this is the same patient that we saw earlier before we saw her three month postoperative results. Now, this is her three year postoperative results, and her chin looks almost the same as it did her three months. So you can see that the facelift technique is long lasting and creates beautiful youthful results for a long time. Here’s an example of a male patient in his late forties who had some signs of facial aging that he wanted addressed. The things that bothered him the most was his eyes and his neck. So in this case, what I did was a lower blepharoplasty to remove the excess fat herniation in his lower eyelids. And then I also did a facelift. The facelift was important because he had a very, very difficult neck. These structures are very difficult to address and may require a combination of really advanced techniques in facelift. So not only did I do a facelift, but I also did liposuction in the neck, and then also a tiop plasty to tighten the neck muscles. And what we’ve achieved is a more well-defined neck and jawline, and he looks more youthful. He looks thinner, and he’s super happy with his results.



Dr. Dennis Dass Shows Facelift Results Of 4 Patients

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dennis Dass, MD shows four patients and their face lift results. Four patients of different ages, each with their own aesthetic concerns. Dr. Dass explains how he planned and performed each patient's facelift procedure, showing before and after photos of three female patients and one male patient.

I am Dr. Dennis Dass. I’m a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and I specialize in facelift procedures. Now, you should consider a facelift when you have some signs of facial aging that bother you, and the typical places that you notice it first are the eyes and the neck. So women who are noticing facial changes in their eyes will notice that when they put their eyeshadow on, it starts to cake. That’s an early sign that you may need a blepharoplasty to address the eyelids in the face and neck. You may notice some early jowling, or it’s just not as tight as it used to be, and the definition is gone. A facelift will address that, and you may be a candidate for that. Now, I customize my facelifts based on the concerns that my patients have and also on maybe their different age of the patient and the severity of facial aging. Now, we’ve been seeing a lot of patients coming in sooner, like in their late forties or early fifties to address these issues because they want to sort of turn back the clock earlier so that their friends don’t notice that they’ve done anything, but they can still look beautiful and youthful. These are good candidates for maybe a more modest procedure or a mini facelift to address these issues.

This is an example of one of my patients in her mid forties who was troubled by early signs of facial aging, and the things that we notice are she’s got some early signs of excess skin on her upper eyelids and then some mild jowling. These areas really bothered her a lot, and then she also has the laugh lines that she’d like addressed, and then also just the general quality of the skin now. So all of these things were addressed with a facelift procedure. I also restored volume in her cheeks with some fat transfer, and I addressed the upper eyelids with an upper lid blepharoplasty. The facelift also addressed the early jowling, and the skin was addressed with a CO2 laser to remove a lot of the sunspots and also tighten the skin. Now, in this view, you can really appreciate the improvement in the jawline, how the jowls are improved, and she’s also got a really defined jawline.

In the eyelids, the excess skin has been removed and the eyes look more open and more youthful. You can see that the volume has been restored in her cheeks with the repositioning of the facial tissues and skin. And also, in addition, I transferred fat to restore the volume in the upper cheeks that was also transferred to the left lines. So not only was the facial tissues repositioned, but fat was transferred to the left lines to really improve the laugh lines a lot. The CO2 laser makes the skin look very clear, very fresh. The scars are well hidden along the ears, along the ear, and then back into the hairline. And this is a one week result. You can already see that the results are already very beautiful.



The Natural Look Facelift With Dr. Dennis Dass - Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Dass appears on TV to show four facelift patients of different ages, from their 40's to late 60's. Dr. Dass describes each patient's needs and shows how he planned each facelift procedure, along with showing their "after" photos.

Anchorwoman: Central Valley today. Well, as the years go by, we are all bound to notice signs of facial aging, fine lines around the eyes, neck, or jawline. Well, Dr. Dennis Dass, a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, specializes in facelifts with a natural look for patients of all ages. And he joins us now with how he addresses the effects of aging that happen in our forties and fifties and beyond. So Dr. dass, thanks for being with us again. What are the first signs of facial aging that most people see?

Dr. Dass: Hi Emily. Thanks again for having me back. So yeah, with facial aging, there’s really two main components that we see. First, we get a reduction in skin elasticity, and that’s what causes the skin to sag and droop. And on top of that, we have loss of volume, meaning we lose facial fat in our face and that makes the situation even worse. So everything kind of falls and sags even more. Now, there’s two areas where we typically start to see the signs of facial aging, and that is the eyes and also the neck and jawline.

Anchorwoman: Yes. In my thirties, that’s where I saw the aging. The very first was around my eyes, and now as I get into my mid thirties, I definitely sort of see it here, but we’ve got some photos here. So the first set of photos shows a patient in her mid forties. What were her issues and how did you plan her facelift?

Dr. Dass: Yeah, so this is a nice example of a female in her forties and she’s got some early signs of aging around the eyes and also the neck and jawline. So if you look at her upper eyelids, there’s some excess skin or hooding. And this caused the skin to overlap and it made it difficult for her to apply makeup and eyeshadow tend to cake in that area. And that’s how she knew that it was time. And then she was also bothered by the skin laxity in her neck and jawline. It is pretty early in her case, but it bothered her because when she flexed her neck, she could see the bunching of skin. So in this case, I did a facelift to reposition the tissue in the face in a more vertical fashion and also tighten the skin, and that created a really crisp jawline.

Anchorwoman: Do you see many patients in their forties who need a facelift?

Dr. Dass: That’s a great question. We think of facelift as a procedure of old age, but facial aging starts much sooner. It starts in the forties and fifties, and in fact, I’ve seen a huge trend of women coming in their late forties and early fifties to address these issues with a facelift because they’re still working. They need to be competitive, they need to look young, and they want to do something before it’s too late, and they want to have a really nice result. And the results are actually much nicer in a younger population when we start to see it in the late forties and early fifties.

Anchorwoman: Okay. Okay. So we’ve got another set of photos here. A patient this time in her fifties. What were the main sides of aging in her? And is she typical of most 50 something patients? How did you perform her procedure?

Dr. Dass: Exactly. So as we get older, the signs are a little more advanced, so she had more advanced aging around the eyes. So to address that, I had to do an upper and lower blepharoplasty to address the skin around the eyes. But also I did a brow lift to improve the excess skin that was hanging over the upper eyelid that resulted from the forehead area. In addition, when you look at her neck and jowls, the jowls are much more pronounced, and this is pretty typical. So I specialize in what I would call a dual plane facelift. So in the deep plane, I’m repositioning the deeper tissue into a more vertical vector, and then I pull the skin in a natural more youthful vector, which is different from the deeper tissue, and that creates a really beautiful, youthful result that looks natural.

Anchorwoman: Alright. And this next patient here, we’re moving into the next decade, she’s in her late sixties. What are the most important considerations in planning a facelift for somebody who might be getting older?

Dr. Dass: Again, these signs of facial aging have progressed and they’re much more advanced, so still have to address the eyes and the neck. Now when I’m doing the lower facelift, I have to be much more aggressive in the neck. I’m removing more skin and I’m releasing more of that tissue so I can get a better vertical lift in the neck area. And it’s much more difficult if you wait too long. In addition, I also did a CO2 laser treatment to her entire face, and that really freshened up her look and minimized the fine wrinkles that are present.

Anchorwoman: Alright. And now we have a male patient. He’s in his forties. What were his concerns?

Dr. Dass: Yeah, so with men, we also want to have a more defined neck and jawline. Now obviously we’re able to hide it easier with a beard, but in men who don’t want to grow facial hair, then they need to have a crisp jawline. And it can be a little more difficult because men have more structure, more volume in the neck. So it may require more advanced techniques to address other deeper tissues. For example, the deeper fat tissue, the submandibular, salivary glands, and also the deeper muscles like the digastric glands. So these tissues have to be either repositioned or removed in order to get a more crisp defined jawline.

Anchorwoman: Well, Dr. Dass, I’m sure we’re talking about looks and we’re talking about what’s on the surface, but this can really affect your confidence. And so I’m sure all of these people have walked away more confident than when they walked in. Dr. Dass, thanks for being here. For more information on the Natural Look facelift or other procedures by Dr. Dass, you can go to dassmd.com and you can arrange a virtual evaluation right there on the website. Dr. Dass, thank you.

Dr. Dass: Thanks Emily. Have a great day.



Face Lift Before and After Reveal In Beverly Hills

Asian Facelift by Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr Dass. This patient demonstrates her 3 year results. Facelift, Necklift, Blepharoplasty, Brow lift, CO2 laser facial resurfacing, chin implant.

We’re here today visiting a Doctor Dennis Dass, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, with his lovely patient Tiffany. Tiffany had a facelift with Doctor Dass about three years ago. She’s here to show us with wonderful results. This is Tiffany just three years ago. Tiffany, let’s see How you look now? Beautiful. So, Tiffany tell us, what made you decide to have a facelift?

A few years ago I started noticing that my neck sags a lot and I have a lot of fat in my neck and my eyes start drooping a lot and then the the worst part was people start treating me like an older person.

What happened?

Well You know they start calling me ma’am, Madam and even the men start calling me ma’am and Madam I didn’t like that.

Nobody likes that, So, what did you do?

So, I started to do research to to look younger and I did some Botox and filler. A filler was good, but then as I got older it doesn’t work as well. So, I did research on plastic surgeon to find a doctor to get my facelift.

So, you found Doctor Dass?

So, I found doctor that online and I decided to have a consultation with him because you know, meeting the Doctor who do surgery on me is very important. I’d like to meet that doctor, before I decided to get the procedure done, but as he greet me, I I felt really comfortable with him right away and then the way he talks the way he explained everything to me I felt like he’s my friend and someone that I can trust.

Well, Tiffany got a typical story. Most people notice signs of ageing in the eyes and the neck. So, those are the two areas we really have to Address really well. So, the goal in Tiffany was to create a more youthful face and that involved improving the sagging Neck and the jowls. What I did was a traditional facelift incision and with the deeper tissue, I repositioned the jowls back into the cheeks And then the skin was repositioned in a natural vector towards the ear and it’s really important to hide the scar within the ear and prevent it from causing any sort of distortion here along this what we call the tragus and also that earlobe, and then that scar is just hidden back into the hairline. On the eyelids, the upper eyelid bagginess or the sagginess is removed, and that scar hides really nicely and on the lower eyelid the scars positioned right at the hairline, so it’s not even seen, and that improves the bags or the puffiness and the lower eyelids. To fully address the eyelids we also have to do a brow lift, to nicely frame the eyes, and that scar is placed nicely into the hairline also, so it’s well hidden, and to finish off the final product, I did a CO2. Laser resurfacing of the entire face and what that does is it improves fine wrinkles and texture and pigment and gives a skin A really beautiful glow.

One of the most Important factors to consider when planning the facelift?

I think the most important thing is to individualise the treatment so that we address everything that the the patient is concerned about and also create a balanced result, so the result is very natural appearing.

Well, Tiffany, you look beautiful. I don’t think anyone going to be calling you, Madam Any longer,

Not anymore. I’m so happy with the result. I looked very very natural. I’m very happy. With the result And I had so many compliments that I look more beautiful And younger looking. The whole experience with Doctor Dass was so great from beginning to end. He was so gentle and super nice and friendly and he doesn’t treat me just like a number. I felt very comfortable and I trusted him fully. I’m so grateful with what Doctor Dass done and I would recommend this to anybody who want to look natural, younger, beautiful looking. He is number 1.