Facelift Beverly Hills

Facelift Plastic Surgery Performed by Dr. Attenello

Fellowship-trained facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Natalie Attenello offers facelift surgery at her office in Beverly Hills. Our fully-accredited plastic surgical center is located on Wilshire Blvd.

Cosmetic Surgery With Natural Appearing Results

Ready to rejuvenate your natural beauty and youth? Dr. Attenello’s goal for each patient who chooses a facelift surgery is to provide excellent results without revealing any hints of surgery. Call 310-871-9599 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Attenello.

What Is a Facelift Surgery?

A facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is an ideal cosmetic plastic surgery to address age-related changes of the face, including sagging skin along the lower face and neck or deep lines and wrinkles.

What Causes Facial Aging?

Aging causes certain qualities of the skin and underlying tissue to change. As aging occurs, we may notice a decrease in elasticity and a loss of facial volume. Environmental influences, including heavy sun exposure, excessive weight loss, or smoking habits also effect the aging appearance of facial features. These changes can become more evident as we get older and result in deeper facial lines and a wavy jawline.

How Can Facelift Surgery Improve Appearance?

Many cosmetic improvements can occur as a result of repositioning the SMAS layer (superficial muscular aponeurotic system), including:
  • Lift sagging jowls
  • Soften deepening folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial fold)
  • Reduce deepening folds around the corner of the mount (marionette lines)
  • Rejuvenate and tighten skin around and on the neck (reduce the appearance of “turkey neck”)
  • Create a smoother and more defined jawline

Who Is a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

The best candidates for facial plastic surgery are healthy individuals who understand that a facelift will greatly improve their appearance by restoring the features they once had without making them appear like a different person.

Is a Facelift My Only Option?

There are a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures available that focus on addressing specific aesthetic issues. Some places may offer a mini-facelift, which is a less invasive and quicker cosmetic procedure but does not offer the same comprehensive and long-lasting results as a normal facelift. If you want to target a specific area of your face, there are mid-facelift and lower facelift options, including: Non-surgical procedures using dermal fillers, also known as “liquid facelifts,” only offer mild improvement and temporary results, but can be performed to restore lost facial volume.

What to Expect from a Facelift Surgery Performed by Dr. Attenello?

Each patient’s anatomy is exquisitely different, so are the small nuances during their surgery; and as such, no two surgeries are ever completely identical. Facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Attenello tailors her surgical plan to fit each of her patient’s unique facial features. By focusing on the muscular layer (or SMAS layer), a facelift performed by Dr. Attenello can improve signs of aging and restore a youthful, yet natural appearance. By focusing on the SMAS layer, minimal tension is placed on the skin layer which prevents the ‘wind swept’ appearance or any other unnatural stigmata of facelift surgery.

What Is the Recovery Process Like After a Facelift?

Dr. Attenello and her team are committed to providing the highest level of care, comfort, and safety for all patients. To help minimize bruising and swelling, a compression wrap is wrapped around the patient’s head and face after surgery. Mild discomfort with some bruising and swelling is expected. In the overwhelming majority of patients, drains are usually unnecessary. Bruising and swelling should subside some after two weeks and most patients can normally resume some social activity. Any smoking should be stopped prior to surgery as this can harm the healing process. Oftentimes, Dr. Attenello can arrange for a nurse to escort the patient either to a hotel or to his or her home if it is close by.

How Much Does a Cosmetic Facelift Surgery Cost?

Dr. Attenello customizes each facelift to suit the unique needs and aesthetic goals of each patient. It is best to consult with Dr. Attenello to devise a customized treatment plan, explain complimentary procedures, and discuss pricing during the initial plastic surgery consultation. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Before and After Facelift Photos

Dr. Attenello Patient Testimonials

“I saw Dr. Attenello for the subtle fine lines on my forehead that began to develop as I entered my 30s. I told Dr. Attenello that I still wanted the ability to have movement in my eyebrows for expression while having a smooth forehead. She did a beautiful job in a gentle manner. After about 3-4 days, I found that I could not create the lines in my forehead. I had no bruising after the procedure. I received so many compliments that my skin looked amazing when I returned to work a week later. I was nervous about my first cosmetic procedure but so happy that I did it, and I highly recommend Dr. Attenello.”