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The art of rejuvenation

Aging of the face is inevitable, over time the skin begins to loosen on the face and neck and crow’s feet appear at the corners of the eyes. Fine forehead lines become creases and then, gradually, deeper folds. The jawline softens into jowls, and beneath the chin, another chin or vertical folds appears at the front of the neck. Heredity, personal habits, the pull of gravity, and sun exposure contribute to the aging process.
As the aging population grows, it is obvious why a Facelift has become the third most desired facial plastic surgical procedure. At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, we strive to provide our Beverly Hills Facelift patients with some of the best facelift results in town by enhancing their natural beauty and providing a rejuvenated appearance.

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What is a Facelift?

A Facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure that helps reduce and improve the visible signs of facial aging. The more common age-related skin problems that a Facelift can treat are sagging facial skin, fold lines that appear between the nose and mouth, jowls, and loose skin with excessive fat around the neck (often referred to as a “turkey neck” or double chin).

The facelift procedure is a very popular, long-lasting treatment that can be performed using various techniques to help patients regain confidence and appear more youthful. At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, Dr. David Saadat has performed hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures over the years. In addition to a traditional Facelift, we offer our Beverly Hills patients techniques that treat the whole face or can target specific problem areas.

Dr. Sadaat offers several different facelift procedures that can treat the signs of aging and provide you with significant rejuvenation.

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What are the benefits of Facelift Surgery?

At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, we have seen our Facelift Beverly Hills patients enjoy the following benefits from their surgery:

  • Can combine well with many other treatments
  • Gets rid of deep creases
  • Great for either gender
  • Helps you lose loose jowls
  • Invisible surgical scars
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking results
  • Redefines your neck
  • Targets the signs of aging
  • Tightens up your sagging skin
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Who are the Best Candidates for a Facelift?

As with any surgery, the best candidates should be nonsmokers, be overall healthy, and maintain a positive outlook with realistic expectations regarding the procedure. Other characteristics that make a good candidate for Facelift are:

  • Committed to good skincare
  • Dissatisfied with their facial appearance
  • Flexible skin
  • Has sagging facial tissues (i.e. deep wrinkles, jowls, double chin)
  • Near desired target weight
  • Understands the procedure, recovery time, and risks

What’s the first step?

The first step in getting Facelift surgery in Beverly Hills is to contact the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute and schedule your appointment. When you come in for your initial consultation, you will get to meet with Dr. Saadat and explain the goals you have from the procedure. He will examine your facial structure and ask questions regarding your medical history, during which time it is very important to be open and honest with him to avoid any unnecessary risks or side effects during the surgery and recovery. The two of you will be able to discuss your options and decide on which techniques may be the best to achieve your desired results. Once he has collected all of this information, Dr. Saadat will be able to create your surgical plan.

If you agree with the plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you select the best date and time for you. You will also receive a list of instructions to follow before your surgery to ensure you have the best and safest results.

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What to Expect on the Day of a Beverly Hills Facelift

Dr. Saadat begins the incision in the area of the temple hair, just above and in front of the ear. Next, it continues under the earlobe and follows the back of the ear, and blends into the hairline. The skin is gently lifted as the surgeon repositions and tightens the underlying tissues and muscle. Some fat may be removed, as well as excess skin. For men, the incision is aligned to accommodate the natural beard lines. In all cases, the incisions are placed where they will fall in a natural crease of the skin to appear camouflaged. 

After trimming the excess skin, the surgeon closes the incisions with fine sutures and/or metal clips. This will permit precise surgery and avoid shaving hair in the incision sites. Depending on the extent of the surgery, the process can take from two to four hours. When the procedure is performed with a combination of mild sedatives, local anesthesia, and mild intravenous anesthesia (“twilight sleep”), the patient will experience little discomfort. Some surgeons will prefer general anesthesia for their facelifts.

Following the surgery, the surgeon will apply a dressing to protect the entire area where the incisions have been made. The actual placement of incisions varies from patient to patient and is dependent on the surgeon’s judgment of that patient.

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Facelift Recovery


You will be able to return home after your Facelift, however, you should arrange for a family member or friend to provide a ride for you. You should also consider having a capable adult be able to assist you for the first few days to make your recovery a little easier. Dr. Saadat will prescribe you temporary oral pain medication so that any pain you feel will be alleviated, as well as some instructions to follow that will help you get the most out of the results of your surgery, such as keeping your head elevated.

After a few days of recovery, you will be asked to return for a follow-up with Dr. Saadat so he can remove any bandages and sutures, and evaluate your healing process. He will reapply fresh bandages before sending you home. You can expect to be bruised and swollen during the first week or so, but the medications prescribed should help minimize any infection and lessen the bruised or swollen appearance.

After about the first week post-surgery, you can return to light housework, but you should still take it rather easy to promote proper healing. By the end of the second week, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work and light exercise like walking, but again, you shouldn’t exert yourself during the initial stages of recovery. Towards the end of the first month of recovery, you may still have some residual swelling and tightness, but you should begin to look and feel much better. It’s also around this time that many patients feel well enough to return to a light workout routine and slowly develop from there. You can also expect some pinkish hues around the incision sites, but they will fade over time.

Facelift Expertise in Beverly Hills


  • Dr. David Saadat has performed over 10,000 successful facial plastic surgeries over the last 20 years.
  • He is a frequent guest lecturer and trainer around the United States regarding the latest surgical, sleep, and breathing techniques.
  • Graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California; finished his Fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
  • Dr. Saadat is triple-board-certified with expertise in Otolaryngology, Facial & Reconstructive Surgery, and Sleep Medicine.
  • He has been featured in numerous articles, television, and radio programs.
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Facelift at First Glance

Before electing to get surgery, you should understand the basics of the procedure. While the following are only estimates, they will help give patients a good idea of what they can expect.

  • Surgery Time: 2 – 6 hours
  • Price: A Facelift in Beverly Hills costs $25,00 – $50,000 depending on the type of facelift (For an accurate cost, please ask during your consultation). 
  • Recovery: Most patients return home on the day of surgery and return to their normal activities within a month, however, you can still expect minor swelling, bruising, tightness, and numbness to reside over the course of a year.
  • Results: Most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 10 – 14 days, but you can also expect it to take about two or three months before your face feels “normal” again. The average Facelift lasts around 10 years.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Beverly Hills?

The price of a Facelift

The cost of a Facelift in Beverly Hills is dependent on many factors, including which surgical techniques are utilized and the degree of work necessary to achieve your desired results. The best way to learn how much your surgery will be is to come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Saadat. After meeting with you and creating your treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a breakdown of your surgery cost.

Why choose us?

Top Facelift Plastic Surgeon

David Saadat, MD is a world-renowned, triple-board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience in Otolaryngology, Facial & Reconstructive Surgery, and Sleep Medicine. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate of Medicine, he continued his studies with a residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, followed by his Fellowship at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

During his time as an experienced facial plastic surgeon, he has become a hot commodity on the lecturer’s circuit due to his dedication to educating and training, as well as his knowledge of the latest surgical, sleep, and breathing techniques. He has been affiliated with some of the top medical schools and hospitals in California, including Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Saadat is known for his unique and warm bedside manner and strives to help patients achieve optimal cosmetic and functional results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like a more youthful appearance with long-lasting results, a Facelift in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute could be perfect for you! To schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Saadat, please call us at (310) 247-9090 or request an appointment through our website today!

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Real Patients

I was referred to Dr. Saadat by a friend having seen the amazing result on my friend’s face. I made an appointment and Dr. Saadat already knew what will make the transformation in my face. I had two plastic surgeries (by a very reputable plastic surgeon in Pasadena) and both were absolute waste of time and money. Dr. Saadat recommended an upper eyelid bleph
— Shari S.
Wouldn’t want anyone else to do my surgery. I felt confident about my surgery with Dr. Saadat and I could tell from the beginning that he was going to do a good job. He has great charisma and makes you feel comfortable going into your procedure. Wouldn’t want anyone else to do my surgery.
— LankyFella
I just love Dr. Saadat and his staff. I just love Dr. Saadat and his staff. They are always friendly and helpful. You will not be disappointed if you go to him. They always take the time to explain things and they never rush you if you have any questions or concern.
— Casey C.
Dr. Saadat is honest and skillful. I had an awesome experience with Dr. Saadat and his staff. He and his staff always take the time to find out what I want, answer all my questions and address any concerns that I may have. Doctor Saadat is honest and skillful.
— Yiayiabee
If I could give TEN STARS, I would! It’s a wonder Dr. Saadat isn’t the most world renowned plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills… his bedside manner and unrivaled eye are rarely found together, and I am so happy for everything that he has done for me. He is an absolute perfectionist, and I trust him and his wonderful staff implicitly. Thank you again for everything! I will be back again and again!
— Bradley R.

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