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Wrinkles, laugh lines, sagging skin, flatter cheeks or jowls are a normal part of aging – but at Marcus Medical, we can help you outsmart nature. Dr. Marcus is known for achieving remarkably natural-looking results with custom facelift surgery in Torrance.

Why a Facelift?

A facelift, or in medical terms, “rhytidectomy,” is a customized facial plastic surgery to restore a more youthful profile, smooth away laugh lines, remove any under-chin fat, and leave you looking youthful, refreshed, and natural – and at Marcus Medical, this procedure is performed with techniques that result in a very natural look, not overdone.

Refined, Elegant Results

Your facial structure can be sculpted and refined, and youthful jawline definition restored. Temporary solutions such as dermal fillers and injectables are an effective treatment for a time, but a surgical facelift is the top performer for true facial rejuvenation with long-lasting results.

Combination Procedures

Our facelift in Torrance can also be performed in combination with a brow lift, neck lift or eyelid surgery to achieve a comprehensive level of facial rejuvenation.

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Am I a Candidate for a Facelift in Torrance?

A good candidate for a facelift comes to us with a set of concerns:

  • Saggy facial skin
  • Jowls
  • Deeply-etched laugh lines
  • Submental (under chin) fat
  • Lack of youthful definition at the jawline
  • Flatter cheeks
  • Marionette lines from sides of mouth onto chin

What is the Facelift Procedure?

Dr. Marcus is known for achieving incredibly natural looking results. He performs a refined procedure, the SMAS facelift technique. This is truly an artful procedure that produces results that appear far more natural than older, traditional methods that often created a tighter, pulled look.

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SMAS Facelift - What is It?

SMAS stands for “Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System.” This is the layer of tissue that covers, surrounds and connects to the deeper tissues and structures of the face, neck, and cheeks.

This natural structure also covers the platysma—the superficial muscles on the lower face and neck. Surgically elevating the SMAS helps to reposition the tissues to the youthful, higher, position to create a remarkably natural-looking outcome.

Restoring Your Tissues for a Fresh, Natural Look: SMAS Facelift

During the 'SMAS' procedure Dr. Marcus meticulously lifts and repositions the underlying muscles and tissues. Incisions typically placed inconspicuously at the hairline, leading to minimal scarring.

The result is years off your appearance, and a more very natural, youthful look. Without putting the tension on the skin, but lifting the deeper tissues, the result is never the overdone, tight, unnatural appearance of older facelift techniques.

You can confidently return to your favorite social activities within just a few weeks of your procedure. With Dr. Marcus' focus on superior outcomes, and extensive expertise, you can expect a refreshed, natural look from your facelift in Torrance.

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A surgical facelift is one of the longest-lasting solutions for reducing the signs of moderate to advanced aging. The alterations to skin and tissue are performed at a deeper level, restoring sagging muscle tissue to the natural, youthful position, creating a lovely lift with a very natural look. With these techniques, a facelift can be far superior to the results of the traditional techniques of the past, but it is natural to need answers to your concerns. Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Marcus understands that considering facial plastic surgery is a big step and will take all the time you need to answer any questions, and with his 3D imaging system, can show you how the results will look on you. Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions.

Facelift Surgery FAQ

What is a facelift?

Will a facelift rejuvenate my whole face?

Will a facelift treat my skin quality?

How much recovery time will I need?

Are the facelift scars visible?

What is a facelift?

A facelift, when performed at Marcus Medical, lifts certain natural tissues underlying the skin, called the SMAS. This is the deep layer of tissue that covers the muscles in the lower face and neck. Over time, the SMAS loses some of its resiliency, leading to facial sagging. A perfectly executed facelift procedure elevates the SMAS layer, restoring cheeks, jawline definition, smoothing lines and creases, and smoothing away sagging neck skin and tissue.

Will a facelift rejuvenate my whole face?

A facelift treats the mid to lower face. For a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation, you may choose to undergo a combination of a facelift, eyelid surgery, and brow lift.

A facelift doesn’t restore lost volume at the temples, or hollow cheeks. However, by lifting the SMAS layer and removing excess skin, the deeper folds from nose to mouth are smoothed, creating a lifting effect that creates a plumper, rounder look to the cheek area. In cases where additional fullness is needed, natural fat transfer or filler injections could be performed.

Will a facelift treat my skin quality?

A facelift restores a more youthful look to your facial structure by repositioning the underlying tissue and meticulously removing excess skin and fat. You may choose to undergo a chemical peel as an added procedure to rejuvenate skin quality, and create evenly toned, glowing skin.

How much recovery time will I need?

Facelift recovery generally takes about two weeks before you are ready to reveal your refreshed look. Initially there will be swelling and bruising which will start to diminish within about one week. If you have an important function such as a wedding, plan your procedure at least six weeks in advance.

Dr. Marcus prefers to have his facelift patients spend the first night in an aftercare facility where they will receive personalized care. After that, you can return home with full aftercare instructions.

If you work, you can return to non-strenuous duties within two weeks after surgery. If your work is physically demanding, you will need more time to ensure your incisions have time to heal. Exercise, other than normal walking, should be postponed until Dr. Marcus advises you it is safe to do so.

Are the facelift scars visible?

Anytime there is an incision, there will be a scar. Dr. Marcus is very precise in planning the incision sites to ensure scars will heal to virtual invisibility and that they are placed in areas where there is a natural fold.

Every person heals differently, but facelift scars should not be noticeable once healed. It is vital that patients follow all aftercare instructions and take all the time they need to recover. Use your healing time to eat healthy foods, stay hydrated, and rest.

Facelift recovery occurs in stages. When fully healed, the incision site will be a fine white line, virtually invisible. At Marcus Medical, we closely monitor our patients throughout recovery, and will see you several times following your procedure, and we are always available to you for any questions.

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Locations Served

Dr. Marcus performs his facelift surgery at his Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach locations, and treats facelift patients from all over the Southland and beyond. Come in and see why our neighbors make the trip to Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach for this custom surgery. Our helpful staff also accommodates out of town patients. Call us to help you plan your journey to beauty!

SMAS Mini Facelift

An SMAS mini facelift is less invasive, the ideal approach for younger patients. This surgery addresses the lower third of your face and neck, by accessing the tissues through small incisions placed around the ears. 

Refresh Your Look With a Less Invasive Surgery.

If you want to restore a more youthful jawline, remove under-chin fat, and create a subtle lift to the mid to lower face, you may be a candidate for a mini facelift. This treatment is typically performed with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. It has the benefit of a faster recovery time and achieves brilliant results – exceptionally fresh and natural.

At Marcus Medical, we are considered the premier surgical center for patients who prefer a natural look!

If you are considering undergoing a mini facelift in Torrance or surrounding areas, Dr. Marcus is your best choice. He is known as one of the mini facelift gurus, with patients from all over Southern California seeking his incredibly artful touch.

Facelift Recovery

The facelift recovery process often involves spending one night at a private, luxury aftercare facility where they will receive one-on-one nursing care in a private suite. Bruising and swelling are a normal part of the healing process and may take several weeks to disappear completely. The bruising begins in the lower face and in front of the ears and within the first week moves down to the neck and décolletage. Patients are advised to not exercise for the first few weeks and avoid any strenuous activity.

Most patients who have undergone a facelift can return to work in two weeks. The full result of a facelift—once all swelling is gone—is achieved at the three to six month mark. During your recovery period, Dr. Marcus and his staff are available to you. If any questions or concerns arise, our office is just a phone call away and are happy to help. Our entire team is dedicated to ensuring you are thrilled with your results. The final result? a glowing, youthful, rejuvenated you!

Revision Facelift

There are several reasons why a revision facelift could be necessary. The first is that while the results of a facelift may have faded faster than expected, or the surgery left you with an aesthetic problem that must be resolved by a talented facial plastic surgeon.

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When You Prefer a Natural Look: Marcus Medical

You can refresh your facelift to achieve an attractive, nuanced outcome that is performed with precision, the latest techniques, and reflects the aesthetic standards of today – natural, not pulled or obvious. If you are unhappy with any aspect of a facelift performed by another surgeon, the issues of concern can be addressed by one of the South Bay’s leading facial plastic surgeons from Marcus Medical.

A Talented Facial Plastic Surgeon A Natural-Looking Facelift

Dr. Marcus takes great care to ensure a facelift performed at his practice will not require a revision to resolve an aesthetic problem. He carefully analyzes your facial structure with innovative computer software to achieve the highest level of precision to create subtle changes that look incredibly natural.

His exceptional skills in reconstruction, scar revision, fat grafting and other specialized techniques reflect his training, experience, and personal dedication to achieving superior results, in every case.

In addition, Dr. Marcus stays at the leading edge in plastic surgery by attending professional seminars and training sessions to ensure his patients are treated with the best surgical techniques.

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Why Choose Marcus Medical?

Facial plastic surgery is a significant investment, and you want to be confident that you will be thrilled with your fresh look. It could not be more important that you are under the care of a plastic surgeon with outstanding qualifications, credentials, and an extensive list of loyal patients. Dr. Keith Marcus is widely known as one of the most talented facial plastic surgeons in Southern California.

It’s all about giving my patients a better quality of life.

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