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Facelift in Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo Facelift
Orange County Surgical Specialists

Your Boldest, Brightest Self

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by options for facial rejuvenation. Neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and laser treatments are just a few innovative methods for achieving a more youthful appearance. However, for those seeking permanent, dramatic lifting and tightening of the skin and tissues of the face and neck, a facelift remains the gold standard of care. Advances in surgical approaches and technologies make a facelift a more attractive option than ever before, especially when you have a highly-qualified surgeon on your side.

Reza Bolourian, M.D., F.A.C.S, is passionate about providing an exceptional patient experience, highly customized care, and unparalleled results. Known for his one-of-a-kind ContourLift —a minimally invasive and maximally effective procedure for overall facial rejuvenation — Dr. Bolourian also specializes in deep-plane, SMAS, mini and revision lifts, and facelifts for men. It’s no surprise that patients regularly travel from across the country to seek our services. Whether you are from California or Connecticut, the Orange County Surgical Specialists team will support you every step of the way in finding your most confident, vibrant self. Read on to learn more.

Many Options

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that involves lifting, trimming, and tightening the skin and tissues of the lower face and neck via discreet incisions near the ears or in the hairline.

Anyone experiencing sagging and loss of tone in the lower face and neck may benefit from a facelift, which tightens, sculpts, and smooths these areas. The result is a beautifully refreshed, more youthful appearance. Facelifts are highly customized to the patient, so surgical techniques can vary. Dr. Bolourian is well-versed in the most innovative approaches, including his signature ContourLift, which he developed to deliver comprehensive results with a shorter recovery time.


The ContourLift is double board-certified surgeon Dr. Bolourian’s signature approach to the facelift. By addressing multiple signs of aging in a single minimally invasive procedure, the ContourLift delivers overall rejuvenation while reducing your total recovery time. From surgically tightening lax muscles and removing areas of unwanted fat to resurfacing your skin using our Sciton laser, your ContourLift procedure will be customized to give you outstanding, comprehensive results.

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Benefits of a contour lift:

  • Refresh the lips and eyes
  • Tighten sagging jowls
  • Define and lift the cheeks
  • Smooth and lift the neck
  • Minimize laugh lines
  • Fade age spots and sun spots
  • Tone and tighten the skin

Dr. Bolourian performs the ContourLift as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia with twilight sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your preferences.

SMAS Facelift

The superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) is the layer of tissue that connects the skin of the face and neck to the underlying muscles. In an SMAS facelift, the skin and SMAS of the face and neck are lifted together. This differs from a deep plane facelift, in which your surgeon adjusts the skin, SMAS, and underlying fat and muscles separately, meaning each layer may be drawn in slightly different directions for more targeted sculpting. The SMAS facelift generally requires smaller, more discreet incisions and a shorter recovery time.

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A deep plane facelift is more invasive and typically requires a longer recovery, but the results may be more dramatic and long-lasting. On the other hand, the results of an SMAS facelift may be desirable for a patient seeking a softer, subtler transformation. The decision of which technique is best for your needs is one you and your surgeon make together. Dr. Bolourian spends ample time talking with you and analyzing your unique facial structure to assess your options. He will help you create a surgical plan you feel confident in and deliver results that exceed your expectations.

Mini Facelift

Individuals with less advanced sagging may benefit from a mini facelift, which uses smaller incisions than a traditional facelift and generally requires a shorter recovery. A mini facelift draws the underlying tissues of the lower face and neck upward, providing targeted contouring of the lower face, chin, submental area, and upper neck.

Deep Plane Facelift

In the deep plane facelift technique, your surgeon accesses the underlying layers of fat and muscle, lifting and suturing them into a higher position before draping the skin over the lifted subdermal layers. Unlike older methods, which tightened the skin but did not correct underlying structures, a deep plane facelift addresses sagging at every level, with results that last longer than older methods and look more natural.

Facelift for Men

Women aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the benefits of a facelift. More men than ever have discovered the advantages of a facelift for men. As an expert who has performed hundreds of facelifts, Dr. Bolourian is attuned to the unique differences between the male and female facial anatomy and knows how to create a rejuvenated, youthful look while maintaining a more masculine profile.

Revision Facelift

Although it is the longest-lasting approach to facial rejuvenation available, even a facelift cannot permanently fend off the effects of time and gravity. A revision facelift, also known as a secondary facelift or secondary rhytidectomy, can be performed by a highly skilled surgeon like Dr. Bolourian to restore a smoother, more sculpted lower face and neck in people who have had a facelift in the past. Dr. Bolourian also performs revision facelifts to correct the results of a previous procedure you are unhappy with, giving you the ideal outcome you desire.

What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

One Beautiful Result

Want to feel pride in your appearance? Having a facelift performed by a highly skilled surgeon can transform your outlook and provide benefits in many areas of your life. You may have a better self-image, increased self-esteem, and feel more confident taking on social, family, or work responsibilities. Our Mission Viejo facelifts can also save you time, effort, and money spent on other rejuvenation treatments with shorter-lived effects.

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To summarize, here are a few key benefits of a facelift Mission Viejo board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Reza Bolourian, administers:

  • Lifts, smooths, and sculpts the entire lower face:
    • Cheeks
    • Chin
    • Under chin (submental area)
    • Neck
  • Results last ten years or longer
  • May be performed with another procedure like a brow lift or blepharoplasty
  • Performed using the latest, most innovative techniques
  • Completely customized for you

There is no “right” age to have a facelift. If you are troubled by sagging skin, jowls, or loss of tone in your neck, chin, lower face, and cheeks, a facelift or mini facelift may be an excellent option for you.

Your Mission Viejo Facelift Consultation

Seek Excellence

Every Mission Viejo facelift procedure begins with an in-depth consultation between you and Dr. Bolourian. Orange County Surgical Specialists patients appreciate the time and care we take learning about your goals and assessing the best way to help you meet and exceed them. You will have the opportunity to ask all of your questions and explore your options in order to make an educated decision. In addition to serving Mission Viejo and Orange County locals, we regularly work with patients traveling to us for care. If you are from out of town, we offer remote consultations to get you started on your journey. Call or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bolourian today!


Your Mission Viejo Facelift Procedure

Designed Around You

In the planning stages, Dr. Bolourian will carefully outline the details of your procedure, including any preparations you need to make ahead of time. For example, you may need to pause certain medications for a short while. All facelifts are performed on an outpatient basis in our own sterile, state-of-the-art surgical facility. You will be given local anesthesia along with either twilight sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort. Surgery may take between two and five hours, depending on whether you opt to have other procedures performed simultaneously. Afterward, we will monitor you in our recovery area until you are ready to return home.

Facelift Results

Reflect Your Inner Vibrance

You will notice the most dramatic improvement in your lower face and neck, which will be smoother, tighter, and more sculpted. Dr. Bolourian takes a meticulous approach to trimming and tightening skin and underlying muscles to provide smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to a decade or more. Practicing good sun protection, avoiding tobacco products, and taking good care of your skin can help you maintain your results as long as possible. A facelift can beautifully transform the look of your face and upper body, giving you a more youthful, contoured, and streamlined appearance.

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Facelift Recovery and Aftercare

Take on the Day

Recovery times vary depending on the type of facelift you have and your individual physiology. Initial recovery from a minimally invasive procedure may be as short as three days, while it may take about two weeks to recover from a more involved procedure. Dr. Bolourian will provide you with directions for home aftercare, which you should follow carefully. Make sure to get plenty of rest, take any medications as directed, and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to check your healing. Never hesitate to contact us with questions. The entire Orange County Surgical Specialists team is on hand to support you until you make a full recovery.

Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of a facelift at Orange County Surgical Specialists typically ranges from $9,000 to $20,000. We are happy to provide an estimate for your procedure at your consultation.

Most patients will see noticeable lift and tightening for up to a decade or more after having a facelift.

There is no correct age to have a facelift. Anyone noticing signs of sagging and loss of elasticity in their neck and lower face may benefit. Some people elect to have a facelift while still in their 30s or 40s, while others have the procedure in their 70s. It truly depends on your individual needs. At your consultation, Dr. Bolourian can help you weigh the pros and cons of various treatment options to decide if a facelift is right for you.

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Our goal is to improve your quality of life by giving you the power to be your best self. We work tirelessly to provide the safest and most state-of-the-art care. You deserve to look and feel your best every day. We can help you enhance your unique appeal to give you a boost of confidence and pride in your appearance. We believe that when you look and feel your best, it shows in every area of your life. Dr. Bolourian and the team at Orange County Surgical Specialists are on hand to help you understand your options and craft results that make you shine from the inside out. Schedule your consultation today.

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