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Not All Face-Lifts Are Created Equal: Know Your Options

Southern California is known for palm trees, sunny beaches, and an independent spirit. Living here inspires creativity and individuality. That’s why we offer so many options when it comes to enhancing your appearance with face-lifts.

At the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, Dr. Husam Elias can give you more than just a face-lift; he uses his expertise and advanced technology to cater to your unique goals and personal wishes. Through a variety of procedures that range from minimally invasive to full surgery, he can help you achieve your aesthetic ideal. Here are a few of your options.


The original injectable is still the most popular. Botox® smooths out the lines and wrinkles that tend to carve a road map across your face as you age. That map marks every year of life’s journey, but you don’t have to display it for all to see.

Botox injections relax the muscles underneath your lines and wrinkles so they can’t ripple your skin any longer. It’s a temporary treatment, but with touch-up injections, you can greatly reduce the appearance of wrinkled skin on your face and neck. 

Because it’s vital to make sure you choose an experienced physician, know that Dr. Elias is highly skilled and is able to target just the right spot and avoid sensitive nerves and muscles. Make sure your face is in the right hands.

Dermal fillers

Another minimally invasive way to plump up aging skin and rejuvenate your looks is with injectables. Rather than freezing the muscles that cause wrinkles, as Botox does, injectables add a filler into your skin. 

These various solutions, also known as liquid face-lifts, contain essential elements like hyaluronic acid that address several different concerns you might have, such as:

Dr. Elias offers a variety of dermal fillers that each have a slightly different effect. He can help you choose which one is right for you, whether it’s Juvéderm®, Kybella®, Radiesse®, Belotero®, or Restylane®.

Mini face-lifts

If you’re at the beginning stages of jowling and sagging skin and your symptoms are somewhat mild, a mini face-lift might be just the thing for you. It’s not quite as invasive as a standard face-lift. It uses shorter incisions hidden in your hairline or the creases by your ears, and it still tightens deep tissues and muscles. 

A mini face-lift has a shorter recovery time and therefore less discomfort than a conventional face-lift and can usually be performed with a local anesthetic. Dr. Elias walks you through what to expect from the procedure and the results. Most patients end up feeling refreshed and younger looking, with firmer cheeks and a redefined jawline.


The full surgical face-lift is the most advanced type of face-lift and offers the most dramatic results. If time and gravity have caused a significant change in your appearance, you may be looking for the next level of lift. A surgical face-lift can help.

Dr. Elias removes extra fat, tightens muscles where they’re loose and lax, firms up sagging skin, and eliminates excess skin to create a fresher, younger-looking you. You might even opt to have injectables or Botox treatments as well to supplement your face-lift.

A traditional face-lift is more complex than other procedures and requires you to undergo general anesthesia. Your recovery time is also a bit longer, and it can take a couple weeks for the redness, swelling, and discomfort to subside.

Whatever your goals, whatever your stage and age, you can trust Dr. Elias to help you choose the right treatment for you and to perform it with the utmost skill and safety. When you’re ready to find out what your face-lift options are, call us, send us a message here on our website, or use the handy Request Now button to arrange your consultation.

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