Expert Facelifts in Santa Rosa, CA

It’s a fact of life, once men and women reach their forties and fifties their faces start to show visible signs of aging. The aging process combined with the effects of environmental factors and gravity takes its toll on our face. With the aging process, both men and women see less facial muscle tone, wrinkles, folds, volume loss, and sagging jowls.

There is a way to improve these signs of aging with a natural-looking facelift. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience and skill in performing facelifts that will restore your face to a more healthy, refreshed and youthful you! Let Chernoff Plastic Surgery show you how you can “Look Your Natural Best.”

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the visible signs of aging skin. If you are seeing lines, wrinkles, hanging skin, and jowling, a facelift by Dr. Chernoff can help improve your appearance while providing natural looking results. Depending on your aesthetic goals and your specific signs of aging, Dr. Chernoff performs all types of facelifts and for some patients will use a variety of advanced facelift techniques and treatments to give you optimal natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Who Can Benefit From a Facelift?

Dr. Greg Chernoff and the facial enhancement specialist at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA advise men and women that they may benefit from a surgical facelift if their face is showing signs of aging. Some of these visible signs are due to the natural aging process of facial volume loss and skin elasticity. The signs typically include:

  • Sagging skin and underlying muscles from the cheeks to the jawline
  • Wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth
  • Double chin or sagging skin around the jawline
  • Heavy cheeks or volume loss in the cheeks and around the mouth

Facial and neck aging varies from patient to patient due to genetics, ethnicity, exposure to environmental elements, and a person’s skin care regimen.

Scheduling a confidential consultation with Dr. Greg Chernoff to discuss your facial appearance is the first step to discuss your facial enhancement goals. He will advise you if you are an eligible candidate and if a facelift is the best cosmetic facial enhancement procedure to help you achieve your goals. Candidates should be in good overall health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations, as well as, a positive outlook.

Also, during your consultation you can have all your questions answered including some of the most common questions facelift patients ask:

  • What type of prescription will I attain following the procedure?
  • Will I be able to engage in regular activities immediately after the surgery?
  • Will I go home right after the surgery is complete?
  • Will I need to wear bandages following the surgery?
  • Will I be able to wear cosmetics right after the surgery?
  • When will the stitches be taken out?
  • When can I obtain a haircut or color my hair?

If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to ask Dr. Chernoff or his facial enhancement professionals.

Learn More: Read, “Dr. Greg Chernoff’s Complete Guide to Face & Neck Rejuvenation for Women and Men”

What is Dr. Chernoff’s Combination Deep Plane Smas Facelift?

The first facelift was reportedly performed by a Germany surgeon in 1901. Since that time there have been many surgical improvements as the earliest facelifts in the US were single layer procedures that only tightened the skin.

Today, Dr. Chernoff, and other expert Facial Plastic Surgeons, perform facelifts that include the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). The SMAS is an area of musculature of the face comprised of dense connective tissue layer in the cheek lying between the subcutaneous fat above and the muscles that control facial expression below.

Dr. Chernoff’s uses a facelift surgical technique called a Deep Plane SMAS Facelift for patients who have significant facial aging. This surgical approach provides:

  • Ligament release, and movement of muscle and fat layers
  • Tissue lifting
  • Excess skin removal

Dr. Chernoff customizes his facelifts based on each patients anatomy and individual needs. The benefits of a customized Deep Plane facelift performed by Dr. Chernoff include significant improvements in:

  • Facial volume
  • Cheek contour
  • Sagging skin
  • Jawline definition
  • Restoring individual face shape

How is a Deep Plane Facelift Performed?

Dr. Chernoff’s Deep Plane facelift is performed with small incisions being carefully made around the earlobe and mid-ear. Dr. Chernoff is meticulous about placing the incision so that the resulting scar is small and virtually invisible. Women can wear their hair up and off their face and ears with no one able to tell that they’ve had surgery. Even men are also surprised of how unnoticeable the incisions are after they heal.*

Once the incision is made, Dr. Chernoff gently lifts and tightens the underlying connective tissue and facial musculature before removing excess skin. It is important to note that Dr. Chernoff uses a special suturing technique when closing the incision to reduce tension and minimize visible scarring.*

For some patients, Dr. Chernoff may perform ultrasonic-assisted fat removal alone the jaw line to reduce the jowl area to achieve optimal aesthetic jaw contouring results of his facelift. Dr. Chernoff may also use a new treatment called FaceTite to provide additional skin tightening while performing a facelift surgery. This treatment helps improve skin elasticity for patients with extensive hanging and sagging skin. For patients with hanging neck skin and excess neck fat, Dr. Chernoff may recommend and perform a Neck Lift and Ellevate in addition to a Deep Plane Facelift.

Also, some patients may benefit from other facial surgical procedures, such as an endoscopic browlifteyelid lift, and neck lift. Dependent on the extent of the facelift procedure, the surgery may take between two and five hours to complete.*

For patients who have less hanging skin and may not feel ready for a deep plane facelift, Dr. Chernoff will explain less extensive options such as a Mini Facelift with Ellevate and FaceTite to find the procedure that is the best fit for you.

Preparing for Facelift Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.

After Your Facelift Surgery

Following your facelift surgery, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your facelift. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Deep Plane Facelift can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.

Most facelift patients may return to work in 7 to 10 days. However, any strenuous actives should be postponed for several weeks.* Dr. Chernoff will advise you when you can resume your normal activities.


What Results Can You Expect After Your Facelift Surgery?

Dr. Chernoff has safely and effectively performed over ten thousand face and neck lift procedures. He has provided his facelift patients with high quality facelifts that dramatically improve their physical appearance with natural-looking results. Patients are advised that after the bruising and swelling has subsided you will see additional visible improvements. Specifically, you’ll attain a more rested, youthful appearance.*

Are There Non-surgical or Minimally Invasive Facelift Procedures?

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a variety of facial fillers that are used to non-surgically volumize your skin, reduce and soften wrinkles and folds. These advanced dermal fillers are appropriate for patients who are interested in temporarily improving their facial appearance. Learn about a Liquid Facelift.

A minimally invasive procedure called, Y Lift® Facelift is a sub-muscular filler placement technique. The placement accentuates the cheekbone region, revives the under-eye area, and defines the jawline and upper neck instantly without making the face look puffy or filled.* A fat transfer may also be an option to add volume to your face.

Dr. Chernoff is excited to offer a new advanced, minimally invasive cosmetic facial procedure that sculpts and refines your jawline and neck. ELEVATE® is an innovative procedure that uses a suture suspension system to refine, restore and smooth contours while supporting the underlying neck tissue.

Why Dr. Greg Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence for Your Facelift Surgery?

When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic surgeon.

A facelift is among one of the most difficult procedures that a surgeon performs. To achieve natural-looking results it requires a surgeon with the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

You can trust your facelift surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This board certification by three regulating medical authorities makes him among the one percent of Plastic Surgeons in the United States with this exceptionally high level of credentials.

The After Care we provide at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is unique and exceptional. We will see patients every day to reassure them, provide treatments and techniques that help the healing process and improve results. Read our Patient Surgery Guide.

Dr. Chernoff has performed thousands of cosmetic surgery and procedures for men in women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.