Are You Afraid of a Facelift?

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, for over 2 decades, Dr. Greg Chernoff has refined and perfected the science and art of total facial rejuvenation. What we hear from our patients:

“I don’t want to look pulled.”
“I don’t want anyone to know I had something done.”
“I’m afraid of going under.”
“I want to look better, but I don’t want surgery.”

A facelift completed by Dr. Chernoff is considered a minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime that may last a few days to approximately a week. Advanced techniques combined with new treatment options allow Dr. Chernoff to help patients achieve results not possible in the past. Dr. Chernoff’s surgical skill, combination treatments, and customized options provide our patients with facelift procedures they do not fear.

Understanding facelift options with Dr. Chernoff is the first step to remove fears and misconceptions.


A mini facelift is a less extensive procedure compared to a full facelift or what Dr. Chernoff refers to as a deep plane facelift. A mini facelift restores lost volume of the mid-face, improves lines around the mouth, and vertical “accordion wrinkles” in the mid-face, and improves mild-to-moderate jowls.


For people with hanging skin, deep lines, and jowls, Dr. Chernoff may recommend a full facelift also referred to as a deep plane facelift. A full facelift is also considered a minimally invasive procedure and requires about 1 week of recovery time. Dr. Chernoff has performed over ten thousand full-face procedures and has tremendous expertise in providing patients with safe, natural, and lasting results. LEARN MORE


Definitely YES, for the right candidates. Ask Dr. Greg Chernoff, if you are a candidate for the following face and neck rejuvenation procedures.

As we age, our collagen and elastin fibers weaken. This weakening leads to thin and wrinkled skin. FaceTite is a radiofrequency treatment that Dr. Chernoff uses to improve the results of his facelift procedures. By using FaceTite with both mini and full facelifts, Dr. Chernoff is able to provide additional skin tightening with his facelift procedures. LEARN MORE

One of the newest and innovative options for jawline and under-chin definition is called Ellevate. Dr. Chernoff is the only doctor in Sonoma County to offer this procedure. Ellevate is a suture suspension system that supports and lifts glands and tissue under the chin. Dr. Chernoff will often use Ellevate in combination with other facelift procedures to provide exceptional results. LEARN MORE

We encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn about all options for reaching your skin improvement goals. During your consultation, we will explain the treatments and procedures in detail and may complete computerized imaging to show you what you can expect from a procedure. Call us today at 707-544-3232!