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Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati is known as one of the preeminent experts on facelift surgery and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. He has performed thousands of our Newport Beach facelift surgeries for both men and women throughout Orange County and the surrounding area, and is known for creating outstanding, natural results.

A surgical facelift varies according to patient age, the amount of facial sag, and the lost volume that is present. It can also vary greatly and is often performed differently for men and women. In general, a facelift is defined as correcting the aging process on the face, from the forehead to the corner of the eyes, down to the mid-face, cheeks, jawline, and neck.

Dr. Sadati has developed and published a unique and advanced facial muscle tightening technique for face and neck lifting that refreshes his patients to a younger version of themselves to give his patients a younger-looking appearance without an "operated" look.

Preservation Facelift

Dr. Sadati's preservation facelift revolutionizes facial rejuvenation, targeting the deep plane of facial muscles instead of merely tightening the skin. It repositions facial structures like the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and platysma muscles, thereby reducing soft tissue damage.

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Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is a form of cosmetic surgery that enhances facial aesthetics by addressing common signs of aging. This procedure can effectively mitigate wrinkles, drooping skin, and other manifestations of aging.

During the surgery, Dr. Sadati, Deep plane facelift Newport Beach specialist, will make small incisions around the ears to access the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), commonly referred to as facial muscles. The SMAS is then elevated and repositioned to restore its original youthful state, followed by the removal of surplus skin. In comparison to conventional facelifts, deep plane facelifts yield more natural-looking outcomes.

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Vertical Facelift

The vertical facelift modifies the standard deep plane facelift by incorporating a temporal brow lift and fat grafting. This enhances volume restoration in areas typically affected by aging. By releasing deep ligaments and lifting the deep tissue of the neck, face, and brow as a single unit, this method facilitates the creation of a heart-shaped face.

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Facelift By Age

As we progress through life, our aesthetic goals shift and our faces manifest the signs of age in different ways. Dr. Sadati addresses each facelift with age-tailored techniques. Whether you're looking for a subtle refreshment in your 40's, a dramatic reversal in your 70's or something in between, Dr. Sadati will customize his approach to you.

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Revision Facelift

Sometimes, there may be cause to go back and revise a facelift. This could be due to a poor job that needs correction, or just the natural effects of aging on a facelift that was done years before and needs a refresh. Dr. Sadati uses skill and care to ensure these revisions are done with minimal downtime.

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Ethnic Facelift

Every face is unique, and so is every facelift. Dr. Sadati knows that while people from all cultures want to maintain their looks as they age, a "one size fits" all European beauty standard approach just doesn't work for everyone. His facelifts are tailored for your bone structure and skin type, taking particular care to minimize scarring.

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Facelift for Women

As women age, there is tremendous social pressure to do so "gracefully." Dr. Sadati's facelifts strike that balance - achieving noticeable reduction of wrinkles and tightening of skin, but in a way that appears natural and beautiful. With a custom-crafted treatment based on the unique contours of your face, Dr. Sadati keeps you looking graceful - but also, like you.

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Facelift for Men

Men have figured out that women aren't the only ones who benefit personally and professionally from a healthy, youthful appearance. Roughly 10% of all facelifts are men, and that number is growing. Whether it's preserving a tight jawline or reducing wrinkles and sagging skin, Dr. Sadati's facelifts for men receive rave reviews for their natural-looking results.

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Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelifts offer many of the benefits of traditional rhytidectomy surgery, but without the invasiveness and long recovery times. As the name suggests, a liquid facelift uses a mixture of injectables and fillers to achieve the desired results. Dr. Sadati's experience using just the right amount of intervention produces natural-looking results while avoiding the need for a full surgical facelift.

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Dr. Kevin Sadati

Experience Matters

When considering a facelift, experience matters. Named "Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County" by the Orange County Register five years in a row, Dr. Kevin Sadati is recognized as one of the premier facelift surgeons in the United States, Dr. Sadati has been awarded numerous accolades, both from his peers and his patients.

He has presented his facelift technique at many plastic surgery conferences around the world, and his facelift method has been published in several medical journals in relation to his research and dedication to the field of facial cosmetic surgery. With countless successful surgeries performed, Dr. Sadati continues to be at the forefront of facial plastic surgery. In addition to being board-certified in facial plastic surgery, he is also an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist, and a passionate sculptor and painter. This gives him a unique point of view and an exceptional visual skill set that his patients rave about. We recommend that patients do their own due diligence when searching for the right facelift surgeon, and we are proud to know that many patients stop their search once they meet with Dr. Sadati.

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Candidates for a Facelift

When Is It Time For A Facelift?

During the initial consultation with Orange County and Newport Beach facelift surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati, one of the most important factors to decide on, in fact, is it time for a facelift?

If so, what type will I need? When nonsurgical methods, such as BOTOX and fillers, lasers, and radiofrequency devices no longer create the desired outcome, surgery is usually recommended. A surgical facelift often makes the dramatic difference our patients are looking for. It can improve the appearance of wrinkles, facial sagging, and lines that nonsurgical methods simply cannot correct alone.

Some patients may only need minor or moderate lifting, such as a mini facelift or neck lift, while others will benefit from having surgery to address multiple areas, such as correcting the forehead, eyelids, cheeks, or jowls, and the neck. Not all facelift patients need a forehead lift or their forehead addressed. When the time is appropriate for facial rejuvenation to fit your face, Dr. Sadati is experienced and able to provide all of the options and reasons why a certain approach will be most beneficial.

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Facelift Reviews


“Bye, bye turkey neck! - My daughter helped me find Dr. Kevin Sadati. He's known for his neck and lower facelifts and does incredible work. After consulting with him, I felt completely at ease. I'm beyond happy with my results!”

— Review from O. | Source: RealSelf | Mar 04, 2019

“Dr. Sadati has performed more than 5,000 face and neck lifts in his distinguished career. And with 700+ 5-star reviews and endlessly glowing testimonials, it’s easy to see why men and women seeking the best facelift in Southern California come to Dr. Sadati.”

— Review from O. | Source: RealSelf | Mar 04, 2019

“Dr. Sadati is amazing and his staff, wow they are the best. Janet and Maria are very helpful, understanding, and attentive to every detail pre and post-surgery. Dr. Sadati is voted #1 in facial surgery for a reason, he is very skilled, and competent. Thank you!”

— Review from J.R. | Source: Google | Nov 22, 2018

“Awesome, 1000 Star Job! I just turned 50 an in the last 3 years my lower face and neck began to show saggy skin. I’m super happy with Dr. Sadati and all his beautiful staff, the surgery itself was even easier than going to the dentist, I didn’t have any pain.”

— Review from J.S. | Source: RealSelf | Nov 20, 2018

“I had a lower face and neck lift. During the initial consultation, he will take the time to explain everything but most importantly he listens to your concerns and will not try to tell you what to do.”

— Review from T.P. | Source: Yelp | Oct 23, 2018

The Right Facelift at the Right Time

Dr. Sadati will examine the facial contour and skin laxity and determine which facelift approach to use. Older patients with a more severe face and neck laxity may require an extensive facelift, which lifts the tissue from cheeks all the way to the bottom of the neck.

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In addition, they may benefit from an eyelid lift, brow lift, and laser skin resurfacing. Middle-aged adults may only need a mid-face lift, which is performed to reposition cheek pad fat underneath the cheekbone to diminish a hollow look. There are individuals in their early 40's that experience moderate jowls and neck laxity, a mini facelift (also known as a short scar facelift) is suitable for those individuals.

A mini facelift can be combined with non-surgical methods like Botox, fillers, and laser resurfacing to achieve optimal results. Many adults in the middle-age range are usually satisfied with their minimally invasive procedures until a more in-depth treatment is needed. Regardless of the changes you desire, Dr. Sadati will employ the correct method to give you a natural, appealing outcome.

Addressing Facial Volume

Many adults lose facial fat volume as a natural part of the aging process. Men and women in their 40s and 50s usually need volume redistribution and volume addition. This most often occurs under the eyes, around the cheeks, temples, and in the nasolabial folds near the mouth.

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When people have a loss of tissue volume in their face, one option is a facial fat transfer, which is a common treatment performed during facelift surgery. Dr. Sadati is an expert in the field of fat grafting and has introduced a unique procedure for superior results. Dr. Sadati uses the patient's own fatty tissue (autologous fat) with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to enhance their body and facial features.

He has published a well-known research paper regarding free fat transfer with PRP in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. His paper received the best scholarly manuscript research paper award in 2006 at the American Academy of Cosmetic Scientific meeting. Fat grafting is not a good option for people who do not have sufficient amounts of good fat for harvesting, a dermal filler or a wrinkle relaxer can be used to help enhance the surgical results.

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Lower Facelift

Facelift Techniques

There are numerous facelift techniques that Dr. Sadati considers after he examines the patient's condition and anatomy. In every patient, he repositions the underlying fascia (called the SMAS), fat, and muscle to restore tissues to their original position without stretching the overlying skin. At the consultation, Dr. Sadati will explain in detail which of the procedures will give you the best and most natural result.

Traditional Natural Deep Plane Short Scar

Traditional Facelift

A traditional facelift is an invasive surgical procedure that requires a long incision which was performed in the '80s and '90s. Most of our grandmothers and mothers received those kinds of facelifts. This incision begins near the temples, continues around the ear, and ends near the lower scalp.

Traditional facelifts are performed under general anesthesia. Compared to the natural facelift, traditional facelifts are associated with increased complications, a longer recovery period, and less natural results (such as a pulled look around the mouth or tissue bunching at the hairline). Unlike traditional facelifts, a natural facelift doesn't require general anesthesia.

It is performed under local anesthesia with twilight sedation to ensure the patient's comfort and safety. During the procedure, Dr. Sadati applies gradual muscle tightening to the patient's face and increases tightening on the neck tissue. The face will look refreshed without over-tightening while the neck tissue becomes smooth and tight. This will result in a smooth and rejuvenated appearance without causing a "pulled back" artificial effect.

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Another benefit of the natural facelift is that because it is minimally invasive, there is no chance of cutting the deep connective tissue known as the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). This decreases the risk of facial nerve damage that can occur with traditional facelifts. Instead, Dr. Sadati will tighten the SMAS in two layers to ensure longevity and natural-looking results to create long-lasting results while reducing risks and complications associated with a traditional facelift.

Patients who are reluctant to have a facelift may elect to have a neck lift. This procedure results in a smoother jawline and a more youthful appearance of the neck. Many of our neck lift patients report that they have returned to wearing necklaces because they are no longer self-conscious about the sagging skin on their necks. If you are interested in undergoing a neck lift without a facelift, talk to Dr. Sadati about your options!

If you are not yet a candidate or in need of something as extensive as facial plastic surgery, you might be perfect candidate for RF (Radio Frequency) microneedling devices like Profound or Vivace to tighten the skin, BOTOX or facial fillers to help ensure an overall more youthful result in combination with a neck lift. For patients who might need both, Dr. Sadati's incredible Natural Facelift technique combines a lower facelift with a neck lift to deliver a more thorough result.

The recovery following a traditional facelift experience will likely include some discomfort, but your surgeon can prescribe medication and offer tips to relieve tenderness and ease any pain. Bruising and swelling are common but will generally start to alleviate after the first 2 days and get better over time. For most patients, the healing process takes around 2 weeks and patients will be advised to avoid any strenuous activity for at least 4 weeks.

Natural Facelift

For patients who desire a youthful and natural look without the pulled look of a traditional facelift, Dr. Kevin Sadati now offers the option of a natural facelift at his Newport Beach practice.

The natural facelift is a revolutionary procedure that was pioneered by Dr. Sadati. It requires only local anesthetic along with an oral sedative and can be performed right here in our private surgical suite. The recovery process is shorter and easier, however the results last many years.

In recognition of his outstanding work in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Sadati's research on this procedure was published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery as well as the American Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has also delivered numerous lectures to fellow plastic surgeons across the globe on this topic.

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Utilizing his skills in both art and medical science, Dr. Sadati provides an optimal result not seen with other facial plastic surgeons. His renowned Natural Facelift provides patients with a refreshed and rejuvenated look without the downtime normally associated with a surgical procedure. General anesthesia is not required. Twilight sedation and local anesthesia are all that is needed so downtime, discomfort, and risks are greatly reduced. Dr. Sadati performs his procedures in the comfort of his state-of-the-art surgical facility.

The Natural Facelift is known in the medical field as the Triple-C SMAS Plication technique. It is a unique facial muscle tightening technique that creates a gradual tightening of facial muscle to prevent excessive pulling at the corners of the mouth yet provides excellent tightening of the jawline and neck tissue. Well over 5,000 of his patients have experienced natural-looking results without the "pulled look" around the lips and eyes that traditional facelift patients might experience. The Triple Plication technique also prevents bunching around the hairline and temple area, which is another common and unfortunate side effect of the traditional facelift.

Our excellent level of patient satisfaction, as well as our results, has proven that this is a successful procedure. Many patients throughout Orange County, Newport Beach, and across the U.S.A. who have had the Natural Facelift are enjoying a refreshed, youthful appearance that looks natural - almost no one can tell they have undergone cosmetic facial surgery, and they are satisfied with their results!

The Natural Facelift, or Triple-C Plication, is more comprehensive than a traditional SMAS facelift. For starters, it works to target the most common areas that are affected by collagen loss and reduce skin laxity - the lower face, jaw, and neck. The aim of this technique is to apply a uniform amount of tension on the facial muscles, which will help create a more natural and wrinkle-free look. Unlike a traditional facelift, patients will not feel like a version of themselves with their skin pulled unnaturally across their faces. Instead, the Natural lift will avoid the "pulled look" and eliminate a common issue of tissue bunching at the hairline. Dr. Sadati follows the natural contours of your face to help refresh your appearance while still ensuring you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Patients also find that this procedure is beneficial because it does not require them to go under general anesthesia. Instead, a local anesthetic is used in combination with an oral sedative. Patients are excited to know that the recovery process after this procedure is easier and shorter than that of the traditional facelift surgery. The best part is the results are still going to last many years, and patients will find they instantly look 10 - 15 years younger than they did prior to the procedure. A relatively quick procedure, the natural facelift takes approximately two hours to complete. The downtime is minimal and there is a quick recovery period, with most patients resuming their normal activities within 7 - 10 days.

Deep Plane Facelift

The Deep Place facelift approach is often not recommended anymore, as it has been replaced by much more innovative techniques. However, it may still be an option for some patients. Aside from helping to reduce signs of aging and tighten skin to help it appear more youthful, many facelift patients want to be sure their results look natural.

For this, we will likely recommend Dr. Sadati's specialty, the Triple-C plication rhytidectomy procedure. However, for those who may request or be better suited for a deep plane, it is important to employ proper technique and seek out a highly experienced plastic surgeon to help reduce the risk of getting a result that looks "overdone" or "stretched out".

Dr. Sadati offers a wide array of facelift options because he understands that everyone's needs may vary. It's very important to undergo a consultation so Dr. Sadati can discuss the best approach for you and outline all your available options. The Deep Plane Facelift varies from a Traditional or Natural facelift in the way the entire facial structure is altered.

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In order to achieve a more comprehensive and complete result, the Deep Plane Facelift uses a technique that allows your surgeon to detach and reposition both the skin, tissue, and underlying muscle as a single unit. It can sometimes offer a more lasting result since it does not rely on putting a strain on the skin or muscle to achieve a taut appearance.

While the name may suggest that the procedure is more invasive or "deeper" than SMAS or other treatment, it may not always mean more traumatic to the skin and tissue! However, it may not deliver the best or longest-lasting result, either. Patients should consider all their options and make a decision based on what works best for their needs! It's important to remember that this is an advanced procedure, so you should only trust an experienced and reliable plastic surgeon.

Short Scar Facelift

This facelift has often been touted as the "lunchtime facelift" or a lite lift. Essentially, a short-scar facelift is named due to the shorter incisions made. It is considered a mini-lift because it is generally a quick treatment that corrects the lower face and jowls.

This approach is appropriate for younger individuals in their 30's and 40's. It doesn't correct face and neck laxity which is severe. Patients who undergo this procedure are most likely to also stage a full facelift in their 60's or 70's as a final step to rejuvenate and reshape the face to more youthful curves. For a mini facelift Newport Beach facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Sadati, can perform the procedure under local anesthesia and twilight sedation.

This approach allows Dr. Sadati to deliver a smaller incision and more tailored procedure to patients who don't need as extensive surgery as the traditional facelift. The goal will remain the same - to ensure a natural-looking result that highlights a more youthful facial contour and improved skin laxity - but patients will receive a smaller scale procedure to suit their unique needs.

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The mini-facelift might be ideal for younger patients, who are seeing their faces begin to succumb to the effects of age and gravity. It is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to see a more permanent result than non-surgical procedures can offer, without undergoing such an extensive procedure. In general, our Short Scar Facelift patients can return to Dr. Sadati's office to have their stitches removed within 7 days. Most can comfortably return to work within one week.

Additionally, since the incisions are shorter, patients have a reduced risk of visible scarring. Dr. Sadati always employs techniques that help to minimize risk and complications during and after surgery. His delicate hand and artistic approach to facial rejuvenation surgery help patients see shorter recovery times and little to no visible signs of having "work done".


Each patient needs and requires varying facelift techniques, depending on their anatomy and what one is trying to achieve.

There is not one surgical technique that is appropriate for all patients. Some patients may need a high SMAS. This is used for those who need increased volume in the cheek area, as well as in the upper lateral orbital area. It is an excellent technique for lifting and contouring the face in certain patients. A traditional SMAS facelift typically targets the lower portion of the face, like the cheeks, jaw, and chin. It can help to treat the appearance of sagging skin, excess fat, jowls, and loss of volume in the cheeks.

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Unfortunately, this procedure can often leave patients with a "pulled back" or unnatural result if not performed with extra care and delicacy. The SMAS procedure is a deep rhytidectomy that works on the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. The goal of this technique is to gather the skin and subcutaneous mass and tissue around the cheek securely and pull it taut to smoothen any wrinkles or sagging without placing the skin under any more tension than normal.

Ponytail Facelift

There is a lot of hype about the ponytail facelift or non-incisional facelift. These are all marketing gimmicks put out there to deceive people.

I have performed well over 5,000 face and neck lifts in my career, I can reassure you with a high degree of confidence that there is no magic in the world that can completely reduce moderate to severe excess skin in the neck and lower face area for a 50-60-year-old individual without removing it.

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In the case of younger individuals in their 30's and 40's, I do perform non-invasive procedures that create facial contouring and rejuvenation without major surgeries. Please pay attention to the after ponytail pictures on the sites, you can clearly see the position of the earlobe has been changed. What this means is that an incision has been made to remove the excess skin similar to a facelift incision. Claiming non-incisional facelift for individuals with severe lower face and neck laxity is a clear lie.

Transverse Plication

Transverse plication is an excellent technique when cheekbone contour is desired and needed.

It is specific in giving higher cheek and malar contour. It can be similar to the high SMAS facelift, but with a more direct focus on the mid-face area. Plication is the process of folding. In facial plastic surgery, it can refer to flaps of skin that are manipulated to help achieve the ideal outcome. The Transverse Plication technique may be ideal for some patients who have specific needs that may not be achieved through a natural facelift.

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The technique is desired due to its surgical invasiveness as it is less invasive than certain facelift techniques; the aesthetic outcome since it can deliver natural-looking results; and recovery time, which can be shorter than traditional surgeries. Dr. Sadati performs this in a single-day and always has patient satisfaction in mind. When performed by an expert plastic surgeon, this approach can deliver reproducible results and lower risk.

Average Procedures Performed

From 1997 to 2014 the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has compiled data from board plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists to compare what the national average is for each cosmetic procedure. Over the past ten years, Dr. Kevin Sadati himself has compiled averages, which reflect him to be well above these national averages.

Surgical Procedures National Average* Dr. Kevin Sadati**
Face Lift 7.0 220
Neck Lift 2.0 165
Rhinoplasty 8.1 52
Eyelid Surgery 9.2 102

*Avg no. of procedures performed annually by board certified plastic
surgeons & otolaryngologists.

**Avg no. of procedures performed annually by Dr. Kevin Sadati

During & After Surgery

Instead of using general anesthesia with a higher degree of complications, Dr. Sadati uses twilight sedation (IV sedation similar to colonoscopy sedation) and local anesthesia to perform his facial rejuvenation surgeries. After his patients are completely asleep and sedated, Dr. Sadati uses a special injection technique as a sensory nerve block that is a key component for his patient's comfort. 

The effects and numbness of this nerve blocking technique last over twelve hours. His facial rejuvenation surgeries depending on the complexity of them can take from 2.5 up to 4 hours to perform. Therefore, his patients not only feel comfortable during the surgery but also afterward do not require strong narcotics for pain management. Most patients take extra-strength Tylenol. In addition, there is no nausea or vomiting associated with this procedure since general anesthesia is not used. Dr. Sadati performs his surgical facelifts in his own on-site, AAAHC certified outpatient surgical facility in Newport Beach California. Our surgical suite has an expanded operating room and recovery area that creates a calm and professional atmosphere.

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Having his own surgical facility creates a boutique-like facility as opposed to a hospital setting where many surgeons bring different types of cases that may increase the chance of infections.

Our team of highly skilled nurses, medical assistants, and Dr. Sadati work together to keep each patient comfortable and monitored at all times. Using minimally invasive approaches and rapid recovery techniques, many patients experience less bruising and swelling. Patients are released from our care once we have ensured they are stable. Dr. Sadati likes to see each patient the next day after surgery to assess the surgical results and then several post-operative appointments generally follow.

Patients start to look and feel good in about one week and return to normal exercise activities in four weeks. Once the swelling diminishes and the surgical incisions heal, patients begin to see the results and love their new fresh appearance. Dr. Sadati takes great pride in making sure his patients are satisfied with their outcomes. It's exciting for our team and patients alike to see the natural, gorgeous results.

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How Much Does A Facelift Cost?

When you are looking for a facelift surgeon or the cost of it, you must consider several factors: Facelift cost is dependent on the experience of the surgeon, and the extent of the procedure. In addition, facelift prices include much more than the surgeon's fee if done under major anesthesia.

In those cases, the total cost of facelift procedures includes facility fees, anesthesiologist fees, aftercare fees, and more. I perform my lower facelifts without the need for general anesthesia in our state of art outpatient surgical facility. This facility is certified by the AAAHC, one of the highest standards of surgical facility organizations.

By performing the procedure in the office and under local anesthesia the price is cut in half and the savings all go to the patient.

This includes facility fees, surgeon fees, and aftercare fees. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's better to concentrate on finding a skilled, reputable surgeon, where experience and proven results weigh more than the lowest price. The total cost of your facelift will depend on the technique and several other factors. Surgeon's experience plays a major role in pricing.  The more experienced and facelift surgeon who focuses on facelift surgery will charge more for his/her services. General anesthesia will increase the price of facelift surgery, whereas twilight sedation is less expensive.

Surgeries that are performed in a private accredited outpatient facility will cost less than a hospital. Added procedures like an eyelid lift, fat grafting, a brow lift will add more to the price of a facelift. In your consultation, Dr. Sadati will create your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. When this is complete, our surgery coordinator will go over estimates and fees. 

Orange County Facelift Surgeon

Look Younger. Look Natural.

Orange County men and women who have loose skin, facial sagging, lines, and wrinkles due to aging, sun exposure, or massive weight loss may benefit from a surgical facelift. Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati is considered an expert in cosmetic facial surgery and his subtle yet dramatic results have changed the lives of countless patients. 

Dr. Sadati provides stunning yet natural-looking results without the telltale signs of surgery, which is why he's referred over and over again from patients across the Orange County, CA area. He has performed more than 5,000 facelifts and neck lifts in his distinguished career, making him a seasoned, trusted expert. We invite you to call our Newport Beach plastic surgery office to schedule your consultation and learn about all of the options available to you. Many patients can benefit from nonsurgical treatments if they are not quite ready for facelift surgery. If you're looking to enhance your image toward a more youthful look with a facelift Newport Beach facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Sadati can go over any questions you have and address your concerns during an initial consultation. Call us today!

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Facelift FAQs

The best surgical facelift technique for you will vary based on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas of your face are being addressed, and other factors. To produce your best results, Dr. Sadati will discuss the different surgical techniques in your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique is best.

Although there are several great noninvasive skin tightening and wrinkle softening treatments, these can usually only give you small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to significantly improve your appearance. 

In your consultation, Dr. Sadati will present both surgical and nonsurgical options and discuss your choices. It is very common to combine some of the more popular nonsurgical treatments with surgery to attain the best outcome.

Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX and Juvederm, have become more popular in recent years to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as a liquid facelift, nonsurgical wrinkle treatments can help soften and improve the early signs of aging; however, the results are not long-lasting. 

A facelift will produce more significant improvements than injectables with longer-lasting results. Many times, this decision comes down to age, as well as the discovery that nonsurgical treatments are no longer effective alone.

Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Sadati focuses on giving you results that look natural so you appear refreshed, not stretched. He listens to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.

Secondary facelifts are sometimes performed 10-12 or even 15 years after the original procedure. This is not because the patient has returned to their pre-surgical condition but because they are seeing changes occurring with the passage of time and they wish to maintain a more youthful face. 

In some cases, patients had surgery with other surgeons that were poorly performed and required redo or revisional facelift surgeries. Dr. Sadati is happy to help those individuals who had poor facelift outcomes and revise their facelifts. 

Patients frequently ask Dr. Sadati how long a facelift will last. Once you have had a facelift, you will look better than nature intended for the remainder of your life, but the aging process will continue. Additional treatments are always an option.

Yes! Dr. Sadati believes that every patient deserves a cosmetic surgery approach that is unique for them and helps to carefully address their individual needs. When a plastic surgeon uses a generic approach for everyone, it can leave some patients with less than desirable results. 

For example, incision placement for male and female facelift might vary slightly, to help ensure that any facial hair placement is not skewed or scarring will be visible if you have short hair. Additionally, because the aesthetic goals and facial structure of men and women often vary greatly, approaching the facelift differently allows Dr. Sadati to truly provide each patient with the care they deserve. 

The cost of a mini-lift will depend on several factors like plastic surgeon's experience, type of anesthesia, twilight sedation vs. general anesthesia, the extent of the procedure. The price also varies with practice location Oklahoma vs. Newport Beach or Beverly Hills California.

The mini facelift, also known as "Short Scar Facelift", is designed for younger individuals with jowls and lower face laxity. It does not correct neck laxity. This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and twilight sedation.

Radiofrequency devices like Profound and Vivace are good alternatives to a mini facelift. However, these treatments provide short term results of about 6 months to 2 years. The recovery is shorter than a mini facelift, and there are no scars involved.

A well-performed mini facelift usually lasts about 5-8 years.

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359 San Miguel Dr, Suite 200 Newport Beach CA 92660

Clients from around the globe travel to see Dr. Sadati for his surgical expertise. He and his surgical team provide the highest standard of patient care, from the initial consultation, to complete recovery and conclusion of your care. Our friendly staff is available to accommodate you in any way that we can.