Facelift in Palm Desert, CA with Dr. Diya Tantawi

As we age, the skin begins to lose elasticity, and facial tissues lose volume. Eventually, this results in “jowls” on the lower face, deep wrinkles, and loose skin on the neck. If you are bothered by these conditions, you may want to consider a facelift with Dr. Tantawi who can also combine this with a neck lift or chin implant,  if needed.

Facelift surgery lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a more naturally youthful facial appearance. It is often said that having a facelift works to “turn back the clock,” helping a patient look like a younger version of herself. By removing excess, sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues, facelift surgery can help a patient look not just younger, but simply “better.”

Why Have a Facelift?

  • You feel self-conscious about the way your face & neck look due to sagging skin
  • You wear turtlenecks and scarves not because you want to, but because you want to hide your aging neck
  • When you see your reflection, you feel that your face makes you look much older than you feel
  • You feel that an aging appearance is negatively affecting your career or personal relationships

When it comes to facelifts, Dr. Tantawi’s surgery is individualized to meet each of his patient’s individualized needs.


Patients who exhibit a mild degree of jowling and sagging skin are often good candidates for a mini-facelift. This is a less invasive technique that allows a cosmetic surgeon to tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, typically located along the hairline above each ear and/or in the natural creases surrounding the ear. Through these incisions, structural tissues around the cheeks are lifted and tightened to correct jowling, refine the jawline, and rejuvenate a “tired” appearance.

Depending on the case, a mini-facelift may be performed using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia; Dr. Tantawi will recommend the best option for your individual needs. A mini-facelift can help you address unwelcome signs of aging before they become too pronounced, postponing the need for more extensive surgery for many years.

Traditional Facelift

A  “traditional” facelift will more fully address moderate to advanced aging around the mid-face and neck. While the surgery is more extensive than those for a mini-facelift, and thus more recovery time is required, the results are more dramatic. Through incisions located just behind the hairline, starting near the temples, and around the front of the ear, hidden in the natural folds, Dr. Tantawi can reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin and remove excess skin to smooth creases, eliminate jowling and sagging skin under the chin, and restore a naturally youthful contour to the face and neck.

Neck lift

neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck.

What Neck Lift Surgery Can Treat:

  • Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face creates jowls
  • Excess fatty deposits under the chin
  • Loose neck skin
  • Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contours

Chin Implants

Chin implants, chin augmentation, and chin reductions are a great way to enhance a facial profile by improving the overall proportion and balance of the face. With chin implants (mentoplasty) and reductions, the symmetry of the face can be shaped and contoured. Utilizing a permanent chin implant can provide a rejuvenated, youthful facial profile.

 Chin Augmentation Benefits Include

  • Extend or enlarge the chin if the chin is recessed or small.
  • Create a more defined facial profile if the jaw and chin, or lack of distinction.
  • Bring the various aspects of the face into proportion.
  • Reduce the appearance of a double chin.
  • Correct a protruding chin.

If you are interested in a facelift or neck lift procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tantawi who can customize a procedure that is right for you.

Facelift FAQ

What is a facelift?

Referred to as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure that smoothes loose skin on the face and neck, tightens underlying tissues and muscles, and removes excess fat. A facelift can help to minimize visible signs of aging and restore self-confidence by making the patient look younger and fresher.

Who is a good candidate for a facelift?

The best candidate for a face lift is a woman who is in good health and whose facial skin has started to sag but whose skin retains some elasticity. Patients should also have realistic expectations and understand the risks and benefits of the procedure. It is commonly said that a facelift can make someone look 10 years younger.

Is there a common technique for facelift procedures?

Dr. Tantawi is an expert in a variety of facelift techniques including the less invasive  “mini facelift” and tailors each procedure to meet patients’ individual needs and desires.

Is a facelift performed under general anesthesia?

Most facelift procedures performed by Dr. Tantawi can be carried out under are local anesthesia.

When can one resume normal activities after a facelift?

It depends on the type of facelift you have had performed. Most people can return to work anywhere between 1-2 weeks after surgery though swelling and bruising may take up to three weeks to disappear. Avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks and limit sun exposure.

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