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Facelift at Cara Plastic Surgery

Skillfully performed by our plastic surgeon at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, a facelift can counteract the effects of aging and the impact of gravity to restore a more vibrant, youthful appearance.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that lifts and tightens sagging facial tissues. It is performed to “turn back the clock” to a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. The technical name for a facelift is “rhytidectomy.” According to statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it ranks among the top 5 cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., with 131,106 procedures performed in 2016.

A facelift in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Gabriel & Buena Park addresses the lower two-thirds of the face. It is commonly performed in combination with eyelid surgery and/or a brow lift.

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What Can a Facelift Address?

As we age, we lose fat volume in the face, collagen diminishes, and the skin begins to lose its natural firm elasticity. Eventually, this will lead to deep wrinkles, sagging cheeks, jowling, loose skin, and vertical bands appearing on the neck. Many people choose to have a facelift in Los Angeles to correct:

  • Deep wrinkles and creases on face and neck
  • Loss of muscle tone and skin elasticity
  • Jowls
  • Deep creases around the nose and mouth
  • Sagging neck
  • Poorly defined chin and jawline
  • A tired, aging appearance

How is Facelift Surgery Performed?

A facelift in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Gabriel & Buena Park can lift sagging tissues, tighten loose folds, and do wonders for your facial appearance. The exact techniques our surgeon uses will depend on several factors, including your unique anatomy and cosmetic goals.

The procedure is typically performed under general anesthetic. Incisions are made along the hairline and concealed in the skin's natural creases near the ears. Through these incisions, our skilled cosmetic surgeon can reposition deep facial tissues and remove sagging excess skin to:

  • Smooth deep wrinkles and creases
  • Correct jowls and sagging under the chin
  • Restore naturally youthful contours to the face and neck
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Asian Facelift Surgery

Dr. Kahng has gained a reputation for his excellent surgical technique in Asian facelift surgery. He is a highly-trained Korean/American plastic surgeon who has lived and worked in many countries around the globe. His knowledge of Asian facial structure allows him to create a perfectly balanced, beautiful outcome for Asian patients.

Benefits of a Facelift

Facelift surgery can give you firmer, tighter, fresher looking skin and a more youthful appearance. Many patients experience improved confidence and self-esteem after this procedure. Schedule a consultation with our highly trained plastic surgeon to learn more about a facelift, mini-facelift, or Asian facelift in Los Angeles.


If you have only a mild degree of jowling and sagging, you may be a good candidate for a mini-facelift. This is a less invasive technique using shorter incisions that are typically placed along the hairline and in the natural creases around the ear. 

Through these shorter incisions, our plastic surgeon can lift and tighten structural tissues around the cheeks to refine the jawline, correct sagging jowls, and create a rejuvenated appearance in the lower two thirds of the face. A mini-facelift at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Orange County can address the signs of aging before they become too pronounced and help postpone more extensive surgery for years to come.

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Deep-Plane Facelift

If you want to achieve a more youthful appearance with long-lasting results, the deep plane facelift in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Gabriel & Buena Park could be the answer you're looking for. This cutting-edge procedure is the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, offering unparalleled results that defy age and gravity.

Unlike traditional facelifts, this revolutionary procedure targets the deeper layers of the face, including the muscles and tissues that support the skin. By repositioning these structures, you can achieve a more natural-looking lift that doesn't appear pulled or stretched. The deep plane facelift also addresses common signs of aging, such as the following:

  • Drooping jowls
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Deep nasolabial folds

By addressing the deep layers of the face, the deep plane facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging and reshapes and recontours, creating a harmonious balance that enhances your unique beauty. Dr. Kahng's meticulous artistry ensures you'll enjoy striking and incredibly subtle results, leaving you looking like a refreshed version of yourself.

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Recovery from a Deep Plane Facelift

Recovery typically takes several weeks, during which patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. It's important to follow Dr. Kahng’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.

For example:

  • During the first few days after surgery, you'll need to rest and avoid strenuous activity
  • You may also need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling
  • Most patients can return to work and normal activities within two to three weeks, although it may take several months for the full results of the procedure to become apparent
  • Dr. Kahng will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery
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Los Angeles, CA 90020

(855) 212-9901
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San Gabriel Valley
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San Gabriel, CA 91776

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Buena Park, CA 90621

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