Before & After Gallery – Facelift and Neck Lift

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There are many misconceptions regarding facelift and neck lifts. The first is that a facelift and neck lift can be done independently; when we think of the face and neck we must consider that these two areas are adjacent to each other and have a common junction along the jawline. The reason that these two areas can't be independently lifted is that they are in essence one fabric and connected and one cannot be pulled without the other. Rather, if one area is more prominent than the other, this area will be pulled more aggressively than the other.

The second misconception is that a facelift or neck lift involves a pull or tuck of the skin and underlying fat only as this appears to be the layer that is sagging. Although it is true that 90% of the sagging is in this layer, the GOLD STANDARD for facelift and neck lifts is to lift the skin/fat layer with an underlying muscle lining layer called the SMAS. In fact, the SMAS is responsible for lifting 70% of the skin/fat layer. This two layer or dual plane facelift or neck lift provides multiple advantages over the Skin Only lift techniques as evident in the Facelift or neck lift before and after results demonstrated below.

These include:
1) natural, non-operated appearing outcome

2) optimally healed incisions that are hidden

3)a smooth face and neck contour void of lumpiness

4) a more comprehensive two layer pull

5) more permanent outcomes. Facelift or neck lift before and after results below will demonstrate all of these advantages.

Before & After Photos

61 year old female status post face and neck lift.

70 year old female status post quad blepharoplasty and face and neck lift.

68 year old female status post face lift and endoscopic brow lift.

55 year old male 3 months following face and neck lift with upper and lower eyelid surgery and alar rim grafts to the right ear.

72 year old female 6 months following Dr. Mowlavi’s Dual Plane Face and Neck Lift along with Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty resulting in an aestheticall pleasing and natural rejuvenation of her eyes, cheeks, jowls and neck line. Please note well camouflaged earlobes that are not apparent on close inspection.

51 year old female 2 months following full Face and Neck Lift and Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty. Please note well hidden incision lines that Dr. Mowlavi camouflages in and around the ear.

59 year old female 2 months following 2 layered Face and Neck Lift, along with a quad blepharoplsty. Patient demonstrates natural rejuvenation and complete avoidance of the operated look.

65 year old female 4 months following extended SMAS Face and Neck Lift. Patient is enjoying her rejuvenated face and jawline appearance. Her jowls have been elimiated and her utilizing Dr. Mowlavi’s earlobe in-setting techniques, she now enjoys naturally appearing and aesthetically pleasing earlobes with she did not have.

72 year old female 1 year following extended face and neck lift as well as upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Patient is ecstatic as she feels 15 year younger and receives compliments daily.

62 year old male 6 months following extended SMAS Facelift surgery. Patient admitted to never having any neck definition throughout his adult years and this was worsened by the aging signs of skin redundancy.


59 year old male 3 months following full Face and Neck Lift and Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty. Patient demonstrates no distortion of his sideburn and hairline and correction of his earlobes which are more natural in appearance.

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Neck Lift Plastic Surgeon Orange County

61 year old female status post quad blepharoplasty and face and neck lift.

Neck Lift Plastic Surgeon Orange County
Neck Lift Plastic Surgeon Orange County

56 year old female from following Dual Plane Facelift and Endoscopic Browlift. Please note improvement in upper face and eyes.

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When Dr. Mowlavi can talk with you to learn about your needs and desires and can see you and determine what needs to be undertaken can he really determine the cost of your procedure.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

During your breast augmentation consultation we will discuss:

  • The ideal implant size, shape, and form
  • Breast sizing
  • Discussion of various approaches for implant placement’
  • Preoperative management and planning
  • Postoperative care

There are many reasons why you might feel that one of your breasts is firmer than the other. This can be caused by early capsule formation or it may be that the implant was malpositioned. You will need to follow up with your plastic surgeon for this as this diagnosis is more accurate when made by feel during an examination.

Capsular contracture prophylaxis exercises can be initiated as early as one week following surgery but you have to make sure that you don’t push your breasts up; I recommend using a breast band over the first two weeks that minimizes the risk of malposition. When messaging your breasts, it is very important to keep one hand over the top of the implant while the other hand messages your breasts so that you don’t inadvertently push the implants up.

A radiated breast will always feel firmer and sit higher but this is not capsular contracture.  This is caused by fibrosis of your skin, underlying fatty, and fibro septal network. The capsule, in fact, might be absolutely normal assuming that you placed your implant after the radiation. Fat grafting has been recommended as a treatment to soften your breasts.

The only way to ensure that your chosen implants are going to provide you your desired breast size augmentation is to complete breast sizing during your consultation. During this visit, you are provided the opportunity to try out amongst a variety of breast implant sizers in order to hone in on your desired breast size. 

Also, when the implants are placed inside you, they will be actually 5% smaller in size. As a result, you must take this into account. A final reason why you may feel that your breasts are smaller at two months is that you have gotten used to your swollen breasts over the first six weeks that is now resolving.

You can side sleep immediately after breast augmentation. The idea is to not allow your implants to move from the dissected breast pocket until the pockets have scarred down (creation of a capsule). 

This occurs by 4 weeks following surgery. Regardless, as long as you wear a breastband (my favorite is the Mermaid band), you should have no problems with any activities that don’t require heavy weight lifting with your arms. The only exception is sleeping on your tummy in the early postoperative period which can push the implants out of their pocket.

Universally patients are not allergic to silicone. In fact, silicone is found in your diet as it is present in a potato skin. It is also used in your acrylic nails! Finally, it can be found in our cartilaginous structures such as the knees and ears. There has not been a single case of a true allergic reaction to silicone to date.


Whether or not you will need a lift is dependent on your nipple position. If your nipple is below or at your inframammary crease, then you will need a simultaneous lift at the time of your breast augmentation. 

The amount of lift is based on your chosen implant. The reason for this is to allow your nipple to be centered on your implant. This follows the fact that the implant must sit on your inframammary crease and such that the radius of your implant will be centered on your nipple. This is the most important consideration. 

The breast lift can only raise your nipple approximately 5 cm so it can only be performed for minimal to moderate nipple sagging. A virtual consultation with a breast specialist is recommended to make sure you appreciate what needs to be done to get you an excellent outcome.

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