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Facelifts and Necklifts in Beverly Hills


Facelifts and neck lifts are procedures where the artistry is just as important as the anatomy, and the procedures must be entirely customized to individual features and goals. Facelifts and neck lifts are done to rejuvenate the face and neck, lifting lax tissues, tightening loose skin, and repositioning tissue to more aesthetic contours. To learn more about your facial surgery options, reach out today.


Facelifts and Neck Lifts are done to rejuvenate the face and neck, lifting lax tissues, tightening loose skin, and repositioning tissue to more aesthetic contours.


4-6 hours.



General or Local with Sedation.


Avoid strenuous activity or full exercise for 6 weeks.


2 weeks.

Financing Available

Payments for nonsurgical treatments are made prior to or on the date of service, and payments for surgery are required to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the surgical date.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and cashier checks. We also work with two third-party financing companies, Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. You can find more information and apply for credit online using the links below.




During your consultation, Dr. Patel will take time to learn more about your concerns and goals, and discuss the treatment options in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.


The day of surgery, Dr. Patel will meet with you in the preoperative area, review the planned procedure, and go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.


After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for followup. Dr. Patel will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for suture removal if appropriate. Additional postoperative visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions


There are a variety of different techniques and ways to do a facelift. Not every surgeon uses the same techniques, and there is no single technique that applies universally to all patients. One thing most have in common is the location of the incisions, typically hidden along the border of the face and ears.


A mini facelift generally offers mini results. It involves a more limited dissection of tissues and lifting.


There is not a limit per se to how many facelifts one can have, but the surgeon and patient need to decide if the goals are realistic and safely achievable.


The recovery after a facelift typically involves a dressing for a week, and swelling that subsides to a large part over the first few weeks.


A large improvement in swelling occurs at around 2-3 weeks, and residual swelling continues to diminish over the subsequent weeks and months.


A neck lift is typically done using a small incision under the chin, and the same incisions hidden along the borders of the face and ears that are used for the facelift.


A necklift is mildly painful after surgery, and can feel tight with movement until healed.


How long a neck lift lasts depends on the technique used, and the characteristic of the skin and tissues, but typically lasts for 4-10 years.

Why Get a Facelift or Neck Lift?

Your face is typically the first thing people see, and first impressions are very powerful in creating your image. With age, the face undergoes some characteristic changes. The face typically loses volume with age (hollowness under the eyes, less fullness to the cheeks, hollow temples), and what volume is left tends to droop lower on the face (bag under the eyes, jowls on the lower face).

The skin also shows signs of aging, with loss of elasticity and discoloration from sun damage. The neck skin also tends to become loose and droopy, with a loss of the youthful jawline and angle of the neck. These types of changes occur in men and women, and can affect one’s self-esteem and confidence. Patients also report this in turn affects their job performance, and relationships.

The reason Beverly Hills facelifts and neck lifts are described together is they are typically addressed at the same time. For example, even if only the neck is bothering you enough to have surgery, if the neck skin is tightened without touching the face, the result can look artificial and strange.

Do I Need Specific Skin Care Leading Up To Surgery?

The skin care before surgery can consist of high-quality products, laser treatments, Botox® or Dysport®, and fillers (JUVÉDERM® Restylane®). If you start with good skin care and non-surgical treatments early on, you may postpone the need for surgery, but doing one does not take the place of needing the other.

What Are Some Common Reasons for Getting a Face or Neck Lift?

Common reasons for having a facelift and/or neck lift include:

  • Restoring a more youthful contour to the face and neck
  • Tightening of face and neck skin
  • Repositioning the volume of the face
  • Restoring fullness to cheeks
  • Getting rid of jowls
  • Getting rid of “turkey neck”

A good facelift or neck lift in Beverly Hills can turn back the clock so-to-speak, but it does not stop the clock. Aging will resume, but the effects may be lesser since the tissues have been repositioned.

What Are the Types of Facelifts?

There are different types of facelifts in Beverly Hills, and they vary based on the length of scars, and the type of lifting involved. Over the past thirteen years, Dr. Patel has continually refined and evolved her surgical technique to provide her patients with the most natural result, while still achieving a powerful degree of lift.

Skin-Only Facelift

The simplest procedure done in the past was a skin-only facelift, or a skin/ superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) together. These are not typically as popular these days due to the often unnatural or pulled appearance.

Skin/SMAS Layer Facelift

Other types of facelifts recognize the benefit of treating the skin and SMAS layers differently, lifting the SMAS in a more upward or vertical manner. The skin vector can be vertical, in an oblique posterior fashion, or somewhere in between these two. Facial skin laxity assessment is critical in deciding which vector is appropriate in any given patient.

Deep-Plane Facelift

Another type of facelift in Beverly Hills is the deep-plane facelift. This is where the tissues of the midface are elevated as a single unit, and the skin and SMAS are only separately dissected at the outermost aspect of the facelift. This is often considered a more advanced technique, given this type of facelift has a theoretically higher risk of nerve injury than the others.

Mini Facelift

The thing to know about mini facelifts are that the results are likewise mini, or small. They either do not realize the potential of a full facelift, or last only a short time. This may be worth it to you if you have a small budget and are happy with a small result that lasts six months to a year. If you want a full lift and long-lasting results, a real facelift is typically your best option.

Where are the Incisions Located?

The incisions used for facelifts and neck lifts come in a number of different variations in Beverly Hills. In general they start in front of or in the hair above the ear, extend along the border of the front of the ear, around the base of the earlobe, and behind the ear, either along or into the hairline. The length and location of scars will be discussed at your consultation, and the reasons behind those decisions will be discussed.

The reason for the variations is to use the least noticeable incision in any given patient. Ideally the incisions are not noticed at all once you are healed, even for people with short hair or wearing their hair up. The length of incisions needed depends on the degree of lift and the vector of pull. Some patients are candidates for short scars, and others need the full extent of the scars to get rid of the excess skin.

Client Reviews

" Dear Dr. Patel, June, and Zuny. Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion with me during and after my accident. I feel as though you saved me from disfigurement and I am SO grateful... Thank you for making my accident easer to put in the past. All my best. "


" The fabulous Dr. Anita Patel, thank you so much for my new boobies! I am so happy with the results and already feel so much more confident. You truly made me feel comfortable every step of the way. You are a master at what you do and I am so honored to have gotten work done by you! I adore you tons. xxxo "


" Dr. Patel, thank you so much once again! You saved me at an all time low. "


" Dr. Patel, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me! Your gentle kindness is greatly appreciated. I love the New Me and it is all because of you! Warm Regards. "


" I would like to say that Dr. Patel and her medical and office staff are professional and courteous. From my initial consultation visit until the present which is post-surgery 3 months. They smile and look you in the eye. They make you feel comfortable enough to express your true desire for your appearance and they sincerely endeavor to give to you the closest possible result. Dr. Patel and her team took such good care of me. She anticipated my needs and was attentive to my wound care and pain maintenance. I am pleased with my tummy and thighplasty. I am looking forward to next year when I continue with a breast reduction and lift and upper arms. "


" Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! After having my lap-band in 2009, I was ready to get rid of my loose skin for good! I decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. =) I met with 5 different surgeons before I was referred to Dr. Anita Patel. She was finally the one!!!! Her assistant Jenny is just as amazing as she is!!! I was super nervous about having these two procedures done, but I had Dr. Patel and Jenny right there the whole way!!! They went above and beyond to meet all of my concerns. =) I had my surgeries 11 days ago and I am super happy with my results so far!!! I can't wait to see them when I am fully recovered! I will be having a breast lift/augmentation next! Everyone from the front desk to the operating room are just AMAZING!!!! "


" Dr. Patel made me so comfortable. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! "


" I had my lap band surgery three years ago now I was ready for my tummy tuck. But from the horror stories I heard I kept putting it off. I went to see two other doctors and wasn't happy, until I met Dr. Patel and her amazing staff. The first day I met them I knew I wanted her to be the one to do my surgery for me. Everyone was fantastic from Dr. Patel's staff to the after care. "


" Dr. Patel and her staff are the best professionals in town! "


" Dr. Patel is a great Doctor. From the very first phone call with Jenny, Dr. Patel's Coordinator, I felt very comfortable. When I went for the 1st appointment in Newport Beach, I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Patel and Jenny. They took time discussing the procedures and options and put my mind at ease. I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants. The surgery day went great and I am so happy with the results. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her for any future cosmetic surgeries I may have. Thank you Dr. Patel!! "


" Dr. Patel is absolutely amazing! I interviewed many surgeons and no one could touch her compassionate, genuine personality. Dr. Patel takes her time during the consultation, you are never rushed. She is very detailed when explaining the procedures, prep and recovery. She is real... not pretentious, no inflated ego and zero God complex. Dr. Patel cares about every person who takes the time to come to her clinic. Throughout my pre-op, surgery and post-op Dr. Patel's exceptional care was displayed without waiver. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone considering the services of a PS to contact her... it will be worth your time. Thank you Dr. Patel!!!!! "


" You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and the lives you touch. Wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. "


" Words cannot express how thankful I am for you. You really have helped to change my life for the better, and gave me the body I knew was under there somewhere... making it all happen truly renews my faith that there are great people out there. You are an artist and I am so happy to have you in my life... "


" Dr. Patel, Jenny, Nicole, and staff, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you and I thank you again for making the entire process of my surgery at Rox Surgery Center such a joy and success. You're all the best!!... "


" You are an amazing surgeon I am so glad I found you. I am more than happy with the results. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Your staff Jenny and nurse Zarina were so caring and made me feel comfortable with the whole process... Thank you so much... "


" There really isn't a way to explain what this surgery has meant to me. It is the final step of a really long and hard emotional journey... From the bottom of my heart thank you for making me look like I feel. Your talent is amazing!... "


" I was extremely happy with everyone. The whole staff was helpful and very personable. Dr. Patel you are amazing!!... I would recommend you to anyone looking for a breast augmentation. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!... "


" Thank you and your staff so much for making me feel so special and taking such good care of me. I can tell you love what you do... "


I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my surgery. It meant a lot to know I wasn't just another patient coming through. I'll actually miss seeing you once all is said and done!... "


" I've wanted to do this my whole life. Thank you for being so kind and holding my hand through this experience. I am so grateful I found you... "


" Thank you for taking the time to listen. I am so happy with my results! I wish I had done it sooner... "


" Thank you so much for taking care of me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated... "


" Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise... I was in need of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and no where near Beverly Hills! It was nice of you to work at the hospital that day!! Thank you... "


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    Maintaining a refreshed appearance is essential to staying confident in your daily life. If you would like to bring back your youthful and healthy look, call us today. Dr. Anita Patel can inform you on how facelifts and neck lifts in Beverly Hills can help you achieve your goals. Call our office today to learn more.
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