As years pass, your physical appearance can begin to feel at odds with how you feel inside. One of the most immediate areas this can occur is the face. Wrinkles and loose skin can make you appear aged, while your core self remains as lively and youthful as ever. With a facelift, you can restore your outer appearance to match your inner self.

At Dr. Brent’s center for plastic surgery in Santa Barbara, he has helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic goals. He works tirelessly to ensure that you can reach your goals and achieve the body and appearance that you deserve.






What Is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of your face, creating a younger and rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Brent’s method of performing a facelift combines surgical techniques with an unmatched eye for beauty.

Types of Facelift

Dr. Brent not only performs traditional facelift procedures but has developed his ground-breaking signature techniques. The method he uses depends on your unique goals, and he always uses the technique that will bring you optimal results.

Mini Facelift

Using smaller incisions along the jawline and neck, you can achieve your results with less scarring and downtime. A great option for younger patients.

MACS Facelift

The MACS facelift aims to provide the benefits of a traditional facelift but without the more intense initial recovery. It provides more subtle results, but can still general a refreshed and youthful look. It provides gentle but noticeable improvements in contouring, tightening, and definition.

High SMAS Facelift

The high SMAS facelift is an enhanced and improved version of the original SMAS facelift. It can provide stunning improvements for patients with large amounts of skin laxity.

360 Facelift

Dr. Brent is never ready to settle in the pursuit of perfection. That is why he developed his unique signature 360 Facelift. Through understanding the face’s complete structure, he designed a complete rejuvenation option for patients who want unparalleled results. This advanced procedure combines several components to deliver powerful results. It includes:

  • LiveFill grafting for volume
  • Brent’s signature Neck-Lace procedure
  • Brent’s signature USIC procedure for the cheels and below the eyes
  • A bidirectional face and neck lift procedure with no SMAS removal

PSP Facelift

This facelift method avoids the traditional “tightness” that can come with other techniques. It is excellent for sagging along the cheeks, jawbone, and below the chin.


Before and After

Facelift with Necklace © and upper blepharoplasty
Facelift Before And After Patient 8 Case 3513 3/4th Left View

More Facelift Examples

Is a Facelift Right for Me?

If you want to achieve a powerful rejuvenated appearance around your face, then a facelift could be for you. If you match any of the below signs, then schedule your consultation today!

  • Does your jawline lack definition?
  • Have you started to have a double-chin?
  • Do you have sagging neck skin?
  • Do you look gaunt around your cheeks?
  • Have you lost volume around your mouth?
  • Do you have marionette lines?
  • Do you look like you’re frowning even when you aren’t?
  • Have you noticed lines or creases around your eyes or forehead?

In addition, good candidates will meet a few criteria. These are to ensure that you will enjoy optimal results from your surgery. Candidates should:

  • Be in general good health
  • Avoid smoking before surgery and while recovering
  • Have health expectations and goals

The Facelift Procedure

Every procedure will be unique to the patient. And, many patients often have other procedures at the same time as their facelift. But most procedures do follow a general outline.
We use anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable from start to finish. The total time for the procedure depends on the type and if you are combining it. However, most patients can expect about one hour or more. Once your surgery is over, you can return home the same day, but some will need to drive you.

Recovery and Results

After your procedure, your best friend will be rest. There will be some discomfort, swelling, and bruising during the first week or two. But these can be managed with medication. Many patients take the first week off to give themselves plenty of rest, which ultimately helps improve your results.
Dr. Brent will provide a complete list of recovery instructions to ensure optimal results. Following these will be essential! Once you see your final results, they will last for years to come! However, it will still be important to take care of your skin to ensure your results last for as long as possible.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Take the first step toward your rejuvenated facial appearance and schedule your consultation today. As you work closely with Dr. Brent, together you will develop a fully-tailored treatment plan to help you reach your goals. From start to finish, he is alongside you at each moment, always ready to answer questions and work with your concerns. Call us today to learn more.
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