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Many people think that a facelift involves pulling the facial skin tight to "iron out" the wrinkles. Once upon a time, that was the case. But today's facelift with Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village plastic surgeon Dr. Kouros Azar is truly a restorative procedure that brings back youthful contours and re-drapes the skin for a natural looking result. He has earned a reputation for the innovative techniques he employs and the remarkable results he achieves for his patients.

If you are wondering if a facelift is right for you, request a consultation with Dr. Azar to discuss the possibilities. Or you can call our office at (805) 250-0077 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.

Facelift Before & After

Before After

This woman, age 57, wanted to rejuvenate her face and neck. She looks naturally younger and refreshed after her facelift, neck lift, and laser resurfacing with Dr. Azar. For more photos of Dr. Azar's facelift results, visit his photo gallery.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

The Face You Want

Facelift surgery is performed to lift and firm sagging skin and tissues of the mid to lower face and neck. Women and men in their 40s and 50s are usually the best candidates for this surgery, which:

In this video, Dr. Azar answers the question, "When is the right time to have a facelift?"

Advanced Facelift Techniques

For long-lasting, natural-looking outcomes, Dr. Azar performs facelift procedures that involve deeper tissues of the face called the SMAS, or superficial musculoaponeurotic system. The SMAS is a thin layer of connective tissue (fascia) below the skin but above the muscle layer of the face. Dr. Azar performs most facelift procedures using 2 techniques:

For women and men who require a lesser degree of correction, Dr. Azar offers an endoscopic mid facelift. View Dr. Azar's Facelift FAQs page for more information about facelift surgery.

Meet Dr. Azar

Dr. Kouros Azar

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Azar develops innovative surgical techniques and is dedicated to providing exceptional outcomes.

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Complete Your Rejuvenation

A facelift focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face; however, the aging process usually affects the upper face and neck as well. To provide a comprehensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Azar creates a personalized treatment plan that combines facelift surgery with one or more of the following procedures:

As a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Azar's goal is to help you look years younger and naturally rejuvenated.

Facelift Before & After

Before After

This 57-year-old female came to us with concerns of her "turkey neck" and aging appearance to her face. She underwent a facelift, neck lift, and laser resurfacing, giving her a more refreshed and rejuvenated look, while still looking natural. For additional photos, visit Dr. Azar's photo gallery.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Recovery & Beyond

A facelift typically takes about 3 hours, depending on the condition of your skin, your desired results, and whether or not your facelift procedure is being combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Azar typically uses general anesthesia, but you may choose to have the procedure done under sedation.

While patient experiences vary, you will likely feel ready to go out in public with some cover-up makeup in about a week. You should be back to work in about 10 days to two weeks.

Why Dr. Azar for Facelift

Dr. Azar describes himself as an "engineer," and he applies that innovative mentality to each surgical procedure. Rather than simply performing the traditional facelift, lifting and tightening facial tissue, he restructures the muscle and then gently re-drapes the skin for a very natural look. His goal is to make sure his facelift patients never look tight, pulled or "worked on." The typical response is that they look rested and rejuvenated, like they've just had a relaxing vacation.

Safety and quality are never compromised with Dr. Azar and his outstanding team. He operates only at major hospitals and surgery centers, and uses only board-certified M.D. anesthesiologists. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon, which means he has demonstrated the highest levels of skill, experience, and knowledge.

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