Facelift in Irvine, CA

A facelift is one of the most well-known cosmetic surgeries, offering dramatic age-defying benefits for patients with facial wrinkles and loose skin. Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery is one of the most skilled plastic surgery physicians in Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and the surrounding areas of CA.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, which typically includes a necklift, is a surgical procedure that can restore many signs of aging: sagging skin, deep creases, loose muscles, and fatty deposits in the face and neck. A facelift provides the most dramatic and long-lasting improvements of available facial cosmetic procedures. Facelift techniques can also address the following concerns:

  • Poorly defined jaw line
  • Deep ‘Marionette’ lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Double chin
  • Jowls
  • Sagging facial skin
  • Sagging or out-of-place fat

Many patients choose to combine their facelift with other procedures to maximize their results. Treatments like a brow lift, eyelid surgery, dermal fillers with fat grafting and injectables, and CO2 laser skin resurfacing can all enhance the results from your facelift.

At Newport Plastic Surgery, Dr. Go takes pride in making facelifts and necklifts one of his main areas of expertise that he enjoys doing. He has performed hundreds of these procedures over the years and is confident in achieving his patients’ goals in the safest and most effective manner possible.


How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

The cost of a facelift can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a more subtle facelift procedure that targets the lower face. It is ideal for patients with milder signs of aging in the mid face and jowls. Recovery from a mini facelift is typically faster than that from a traditional facelift, and there can also be less scarring as there is less undermining and suturing performed. 

What is the Facelift Procedure Like?

Dr. Go has performed hundreds of facelifts and considers it to be one of his main specialties that he enjoys doing.  Using the most state-of-the-art and advanced techniques which he has fine-tuned over the years, Dr. Go will make incisions under the chin and the hairline at the temples and around the ears to the lower posterior scalp. This results in minimal scarring that is well-hidden by the hair and the ear creases. Then, fat will be liposculpted and redistributed in the face, and the underlying loose muscles and fascia will be elevated and tightened to produce the desired results. Afterwards, excess skin will be removed and the remaining skin will be carefully draped and sutured into place to produce a smooth, youthful appearance. Dr. Go strives for a naturally rejuvenated look and avoids the overstretched ‘done’ look that some people and celebrities have unfortunately suffered.

What is the Facelift Recovery Like?

It is natural to experience some bruising and swelling after a facelift. These will subside within a week or two, and the scars will continue to fade over the next several weeks to months. During the first week or two following your surgery, you may need to take some time off of work and other normal activities. Exercise and other strenuous activities will need to be avoided for at least a month.

If you are considering a facelift at Newport Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Go is an experienced triple board-certified plastic surgery physician and his expertise is highly sought after in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and the nearby areas of California.