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What is the Best Facelift Procedure?

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What is the Best Facelift Procedure?

When it comes to signs of aging, they often hit your face the hardest, or at least the most noticeably. Your face is the most unique and recognizable part of your appearance. So, it’s understandable that wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls are unwelcome changes. Fortunately, you have several facial rejuvenation options to restore your youthful looks. 

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, typically refers to a procedure that lifts sagging skin, fat, and muscles in the mid and lower face. However, it can also refer to other facial rejuvenation procedures that are meant to turn back the clock on your appearance. A traditional facelift corrects many common signs of aging but does not address the entire face. That’s why many people turn to other anti-aging procedures for specific areas of concern.

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Types of Facelift Procedures

There are multiple techniques for performing a facelift. You might hear of a mini facelift as a less-invasive option or an SMAS facelift as the ultimate procedure for comprehensive rejuvenation.

Dr. Tenley Lawton believes in tailoring each procedure to the patient’s unique goals and facial structure. She offers two main facelift techniques: a short-scar facelift, similar to a mini facelift, and a deep-plane facelift. A deep-plane facelift is an advanced approach that repositions the underlying and foundational tissues of the face (the SMAS) for dramatic and long-lasting results.

Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

No matter your facelift type, it will likely only address the mid and lower face. If you are bothered by signs of aging elsewhere on the face, you may benefit from another procedure instead of or in addition to a facelift. Many patients combine their facelift with an eyelid lift, brow lift, or neck lift.

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift

A facelift of any kind is an intensive surgery, and not everyone is ready for that commitment. Dr. Lawton offers numerous non-surgical rejuvenation treatments if you have mild to moderate signs of aging and aren’t ready for surgery. Some patients undergo a “liquid facelift” using a personalized combination of injectables like dermal fillers and Botox®. This treatment allows you to address your specific concerns with a simple injection procedure requiring no downtime.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

What’s the Best Facelift Procedure for Me?

Everyone’s aging process, aesthetic goals, and lifestyles are different. The best anti-aging treatment for you will depend on all of these factors. Patients with only mild to moderate signs of aging or a busy lifestyle may prefer a nonsurgical treatment or a mini facelift. On the other hand, those with significant signs of aging or those who want dramatic, lasting results may require a deep-plane facelift with or without other facial rejuvenation procedures.

A consultation with Dr. Lawton is the best way to determine your ideal treatment.
She will discuss your goals and assess your areas of concern to create a customized treatment plan.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about facelifts? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton, M.D. at (949 )356-6158 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA, area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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