What to Know Before Getting a Facelift in Newport Beach, CA

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Are you considering facelift surgery to address signs of aging in your lower face and neck, and restore a more youthful appearance? Before deciding on a facelift, it's important to understand more about what you can expect before, during, and after surgery, what kind of facelift you may need, and whether you are a good candidate for facelift surgery. Find that information and answers to more facelift FAQ from Dr. Sean Kelishadi, a premier board-certified plastic surgeon at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA.

What happens during a facelift consultation?

During your initial consultation for a Newport Beach facelift with Dr. Kelishadi, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. Dr. Kelishadi will also take ample time to answer any questions you may have and to explain the various types of facelifts available to you. He will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your facial structure, skin elasticity, and overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a facelift. This personalized approach allows Dr. Kelishadi to create a custom-tailored treatment plan that can address your specific needs and help achieve your desired results.

Which kind of facelift should I get?

Based on the findings during your consultation, Dr. Kelishadi may recommend one of the following facelift techniques:

  • Full facelift
  • Mini facelift
  • Mid-facelift
  • Lower facelift

Each type of facelift can be further customized to match a patient’s specific needs, goals, and other factors following a thorough consultation.

What should I expect during the facelift procedure?

Before undergoing a facelift, it's essential to understand what to expect during the procedure itself, and the details can vary from patient to patient. Dr. Kelishadi will explain the details of your particular case during your consultation and preoperative appointments, including the expected incision placement, how underlying muscles may be tightened, removal of excess skin, and repositioning of tissues. In most cases, incisions are made along or behind the hairline, behind the ears, and/or beneath the chin, allowing Dr. Kelishadi to tighten and reposition the muscles, trim away excess skin, and re-drape the skin over the newly enhanced facial contours.

What is recovery after facelift like?

Following your facelift surgery, it is normal to experience bruising, swelling, and mild to moderate discomfort. These symptoms should begin to subside within a few days and continue to improve over the next several weeks and months. To ensure proper healing and optimal results, Dr. Kelishadi will provide you with specific post-operative instructions, including details on caring for incisions, managing discomfort, and following a proper skincare regimen. You will also receive information on any physical restrictions that may apply to you, like avoiding heavy lifting and straining, pausing your exercise routine, and sleeping on your back with your head elevated.

Look up to 10 years younger with a custom facelift in Orange County, CA

If you’re ready to join the many other men and women who have virtually turned back the clock with facelift surgery, we can help. Take the first step toward looking up to a decade younger and feeling more confident than ever by calling SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with Newport Beach, CA board-certified plastic surgeon and facial rejuvenation expert Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.