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Facelift Surgery in Newport Beach, CA

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What is a Facelift (Rhytidectomy)?

Dr. Batniji performing a facelift at his Newport Beach locationA facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the face by tightening the skin, reducing wrinkles and sagging, and restoring a more youthful appearance. Dr. Batniji can implement a variety of facelift techniques to better customize the procedure to the individual needs of the patient.

A traditional facelift can be performed in a matter of hours, and you can return home the same day. The procedure is usually performed with sedation on an outpatient basis. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used instead. This procedure typically begins with an incision made in front of the ear, which then extends up into the hair or hairline and over to the front of the other ear. Sometimes, it may even reach up behind the ear into the hair-bearing scalp. Dr. Batniji then expertly lifts the skin to expose the underlying tissues. The extra skin is removed during this procedure, and the underlying tissues are tightened. The skin is then carefully placed back over the tissues. The incisions that have been made are closed with the help of sutures. Dr. Batniji may or may not place drainage tubes in the region to drain excess fluid to help with recovery. Bandages are applied to aid in healing.

The outcome of a facelift varies and depends on several factors including the skill of the surgeon, the patient’s skin type, and the individual’s anatomy. The goal of the procedure is to provide a more refreshed, youthful appearance to the face.

Key Takeaways of the Page:

  • What is a Facelift?
    • A facelift is a surgical procedure, usually performed with sedation or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, to improve the appearance of the face by tightening skin, reducing wrinkles, and restoring a youthful appearance.
    • The outcome of the procedure depends on factors such as the skill of the surgeon, the patient’s skin type, and individual anatomy.
  • Facelift Consultation
    • Dr. Batniji is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon known for his expertise in facelift procedures in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills.
      Patients from around the world travel to his state-of-the-art clinics for facial rejuvenation treatment.
    • Dr. Batniji is also a lecturer sharing his experience to educate the next generation of facial reconstruction specialists.
  • Benefits of a Facelift
    • The procedure offers long-lasting results, precise control over facial anatomy changes, minimal scarring, improved facial contours, and a more youthful appearance.
    • Facelifts offer superior results compared to non-surgical options.
  • The Power of a Facelift for Men
    • Facelifts are not just for women or advanced age, a growing number of men are experiencing the benefits.
    • A facelift performed by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Batniji can produce natural results that are virtually undetectable.
  • How much does a facelift cost?
    • The average cost of a facelift varies significantly based on numerous factors and depending on the complexity of the procedure and if a neck lift is included.
  • The Different Types of Facelift Procedures Dr. Batniji Provides:
    • Traditional facelift
    • Mini facelift
    • Deep Plane Facelift
    • Mid-facelift
  • Facelift Recovery
    • The recovery process requires proper post-surgical care and involves taking time off from work, avoiding physical activities, and dealing with normal swelling and bruising.
    • The patient should follow the doctor’s post-op instructions carefully to reduce the risk of complications.


Facelift Consultation

Facelift surgery example in Beverly Hills, CA Dr. Batniji is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology. Known for being one of the best facelift surgeons in the New Port Beach and Beverly Hills areas, he limits his practice exclusively to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The most common surgical procedures Dr. Batniji performs include face and neck lifts. Patients travel from around the world to be treated in his state-of-the-art Beverly Hills and Newport Beach clinics, where they receive the finest facial rejuvenation care available. When he’s not employing his surgical skill directly, Dr. Batniji is a frequent lecturer sharing his wealth of experience to help educate the next generation of facial reconstruction specialists.

Having multiple procedures: face and chin lift, upper and lower eyes, and forehead lift done at once, I was a little concerned, however I needn’t have been, I had absolutely NO pain and NO bruising! Dr. Batniji assured me that I would be quite pleased with the results and he was absolutely right! He and his staff exceeded my expectations. I would recommend ONLY Dr. Batniji to my family and friends ( and I am in the Healthcare Industry)!– Viktoria M., San Diego, CA

What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

The decision to undergo Rhytidectomy (also commonly referred to as a facelift) is a big step. It should only be taken after proper consultation with a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Batniji.

Under Dr. Batniji’s expert care, you’ll learn how surgery can address changes in facial fat and the natural deterioration of rejuvenating skin agents like collagen that lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and even jowls. Dr. Batniji will explain how by eliminating excess fat, tightening the muscles beneath, and re-draping the skin on top, he can restore a smooth, youthful appearance to your face and neck. Below are some advantages of a rhytidectomy:

  • Long-lasting results, extending for years (see more below)
  • Precise control over facial anatomy changes leading to a predictable outcome
  • Outcomes superior to current nonsurgical options
  • Minimal scarring after the procedure
  • Ability to enhance results by combining with other cosmetic procedures
  • Boost in self-confidence post-procedure.
  • Improved facial contours and a more youthful appearance
  • Removing signs of a double chin or heavy jowls 
  • Smoothing wrinkles in the lower portion of the face and neck 
  • Restoring volume to the face lost through aging 
  • Rejuvenation of tired-looking, saggy skin on the face and neck

Providing Lasting Rhytidectomy Results

While there are non-surgical options such as dermal fillers, they do not offer the same lasting results you can achieve with a successful facelift procedure. Even among other surgical options, facelifts continue to be the most popular because of their ability to reduce the signs of aging for prolonged periods. For example, some of the best injectable fillers only last for a few months up to a few years. Facelifts, followed by proper care, can last over five to ten years. 

Facelifts can reverse the signs of aging and produce natural results leading to a youthful appearance that is incredibly vibrant. This is due to incredible advancements that make successfully performed facelifts virtually undetectable. 

The most important aspect of achieving a facelift that looks extremely natural is entrusting your treatment to a medical professional with the skills and experience to know how to address your unique needs. 

The Power of a Facelift for Men

Facelifts are not just for the advanced age or women. In fact, a growing number of men are experiencing the benefits and increased confidence that can come from a flawlessly performed facelift. Several types of facelift procedures can not only help reduce the signs of aging but also enhance some of your best features, such as the jawline or cheekbones. Regarding skincare goals for men, Dr. Batniji is considered one of the best facelift surgeons in helping men experience the best side of their skin and facial features. 

Who is a Good Candidate for a Facelift (Rhytidectomy)?

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for this procedure. To determine if you’re a good candidate, various factors must be taken into consideration.

A good candidate for facelift surgery is generally in good health, is a non-smoker, and has realistic expectations. 

  • Good Health: It is important for patients to be in good general health and free of medical conditions that could impair healing. This means having no history of high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues, or other health concerns. Having a stable weight and avoiding drastic weight changes can also affect the longevity of the results.
  • Non-Smoking: Smoking can negatively impact the healing process and increase the risk of complications, so it’s recommended that patients quit smoking before and after the procedure.
  • Elastic Skin: The condition of the skin is also an important factor in determining candidacy. The skin should have some natural elasticity and flexibility for the procedure to be effective.
  • Realistic Expectations: Patients must have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. A facelift can help improve the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles, but it cannot completely eliminate all signs of aging or change the underlying bone structure.
  • Age: While there is no specific age requirement for a facelift, it’s recommended that patients be in their 40s or older, as the procedure is more effective for those who have experienced significant signs of aging.

Other qualifications include having a balanced bone structure and a commitment to maintaining the results through proper skincare. 

The surgical procedure is best suited for individuals who have severe wrinkles and skin laxity, sagging skin, jowls, double chin, poor jawline definition, and deep wrinkles on the lower face. 

It’s important to keep in mind that a facelift is a highly individualized procedure and the best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate your skin, discuss your expectations, and help you make an informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

When considering a facelift, it’s important to understand the cost involved. Pricing a facelift can vary greatly depending on the specifics of the procedure, the location, the surgeon’s experience and reputation, and other factors important factors such as the patient’s anatomic needs. In Newport Beach, the average cost of a facelift can vary greatly. Similarly, prices around the nation range from $7,000 to $150,000, depending on the complexity and scope of the procedure and if a neck lift is included. For Dr. Batniji, the neck is almost always included with a facelift.

It’s important to note many practices may list their pricing without including all the costs. Some surgeons may not include facility fees, anesthesia fees, or follow-up appointments in their initial cost estimate. When comparing prices for facelifts, it’s important to understand exactly what is and is not included in the cost. 

To determine the cost of your specific facelift procedure, it’s recommended to schedule a consultation with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon. During a facelift consultation with Dr. Batniji, we will assess your goals, needs, and facial anatomy, and provide a personalized estimate of the cost. We will also discuss several financing options that may be available. This will give you a clear understanding of the investment involved in a facelift and help you make an informed decision about proceeding with the procedure.

For more about the pricing and cost of a facelift procedure, visit our pricing guide.

Various Facelift Procedures

As one of the most practiced cosmetic procedures performed, there are different types of facelifts you can consider:

Mini facelift

  • The mini facelift is performed through a series of careful incisions beneath the hairline. From there, a surgeon is able essentially to lift, tighten and smooth out your skin and remove excess tissue. While it is not meant to address extreme signs of aging, it is a great option for mild to medium wrinkles and loose tissue. 

Deep plane/SMAS facelift

  • Intended to address sagging skin around the neck and chin, a deep plane facelift achieves this by tightening the lax muscles in the area. Your surgeon does this by going beneath the musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), where the muscles used for smiling and frowning reside. 


  • Mid-facelifts are Designed to address the midsection of the face, especially around the cheek region. This procedure removes wrinkles and restores volume by removing excess tissue or repositioning it. 

A Less Invasive Solution

Cutting-edge advancements and techniques, like the ones Dr. Batniji utilizes, are markedly less invasive than other surgical procedures currently being offered. From its small, inconspicuous incisions to the rapid rate of recovery, a non-surgical facelift is considered by professionals and patients alike to be a graet treatment option when it comes to minimally invasive anti-aging procedures.

Synergizing Facelifts with other Procedures 

While other cosmetic procedures must be performed independently, facelifts allow patients to have additional procedures done during the same surgical window. Besides saving time and cutting down on recovery, Dr. Batniji can develop a multi-pronged approach to address your needs most effectively. During your consultation, feel free to mention any other procedures that may interest you. They may be able to be done at the same time. 

Facelift Recovery

The facelift-recovery process will involve a degree of post-surgical care on the part of the patient. The patient must follow Dr. Batniji’s care directions closely in order to reduce the chance of complications.

During recovery, patients will need to take time off from work so that they can rest and heal properly. They should not participate in any sports or heavy exercise routines for a time.

Swelling and bruising are normal parts of the healing process. When ice packs are used, these issues will reduce faster. Once facelift healing is complete, the patient will be able to enjoy results that make them look up to ten years younger.

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Though we can’t make general recommendations for skin care based on the procedures because it is very patient-dependent, all patients of ours will receive analysis and individualized skincare recommendations. Dr. Batniji also advises his facelift patients to utilize Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in order to promote blood flow, decrease swelling, increase collagen production as well as clear out toxins from the anesthesia.

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With so many options to consider when opting for a facelift, Newport beach residents have turned to Dr. Batniji as a trusted source. We would love to schedule a time for you to meet Dr. Batniji to help you develop an effective plan to reach your cosmetic goals. To get started, contact us today!


Facelift FAQs

The removal of excess skin is permanent, and the recontouring of the underlying muscle often lasts for 10-15 years or more. It’s important to remember, though, that you will age normally following the procedure, so try to think of the surgery as more akin to turning back a clock than stopping the clock completely.
As one of the best facelift surgeons, Dr. Batniji is quite skilled at hiding the incisions inside the hairline and in the natural creases around the ears. You can help the scars be even less noticeable by taking normal precautions like avoiding unprotected sun exposure, which can darken them. In most cases, facelift scars heal quite flat and close to skin color, so most people find them nearly invisible.
Dr. Batniji is affiliated with several accredited surgery centers and hospitals throughout Southern California, but most of his surgeries are performed at either the Newport Beach Surgery Center or the Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital.
Nonsurgical methods like laser skin tightening and injectable fillers can help to rejuvenate your skin slightly if you’re only facing the initial signs of aging, but there are no noninvasive methods to contour the underlying structures and remove the extra skin that is causing sagging and looseness.
Yes. The most common procedures to be combined with a facelift include blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty (or nose surgery), neck lifts, chin augmentation, or injectable fillers to add volume.

For more information regarding facelifts, other facial procedures, and Dr. Batniji please contact our office to schedule a consultation.


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