Beverly Hills plastic surgeon committed to staying at the forefront of the latest plastic surgery developments, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian has advanced surgical skills in delicate procedures ranging from facelift to mid-facelift to neck lift. He provides his patients the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery.

Dr. Hovsepians Facelift Technique

Dr. Raffi Hovsepian uses his artistic talent and surgical skills to restore a more youthful and natural appearance. He recognizes the importance of minimizing incisions by utilizing the "short scar" and other minimally-invasive techniques.

Learn more about your facelift options and how Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., can support you in meeting your facial aesthetic goals when you request your consultation online or by telephone.

A Facelift (Rhytidectomy) can:

  • Reduce fine lines and deep facial folds
  • Eliminate "jowling" and sagginess created by loose muscles or excess skin and fat
  • Restore a sharper, firmer-looking jaw line and eliminate "neck wattles"
  • Energize your look and enhance a more youthful self-image

Planning Your Procedure

Facial sagging is a result of a variety of causes; therefore, each patient requires an individualized assessment and surgical plan. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian is committed to understanding and meeting each patient’s individual needs and has experience researching and implementing some of the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques available.

Dr. Hovsepian will perform a thorough examination of your facial tissues and discuss your facial enhancement goals with you personally before you agree on a customized plan for the facelift technique that offers the results you desire.

I am not only thrilled by the results, but I am grateful and humbled by the time and energy you spent on me.


Facelift (Rhytidectomy) options include

Traditional Facelift

For extensive facial sagginess, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., often recommends a traditional facelift. As a strong advocate of minimally-invasive techniques, he strives to create natural-looking enhancements with minimum disruption to the tissues in order to re-drape loose facial muscles and restore the position, contour, and appearance of facial tissues. Depending on your facial enhancement goals, Dr. Hovsepian may recommend an approach that could include a brow lift or neck lift as well.


For individuals who have relatively good skin tone but have moderately sagging facial tissues, a mini-facelift may offer distinct advantages in terms of recovery and post-procedure comfort. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian offers a short-scar, S-Lift technique; as well as mini-facelift procedure focused on the jawline, cheeks, and mid-face. These procedures allow for an incision hidden behind the ear. Some patients will benefit from a dual approach that includes non-invasive treatments such as Botox® Cosmetic, facial fat grafting, or facial fillers along with the mini-facelift.


Also known as a cheek lift, a mid-facelift restores youthful vitality to the mid-face, lifting and shaping the cheeks to achieve a natural rejuvenated look without the need to undergo a full facelift. This procedure is often reserved for individuals not yet in need of a full facelift. Mid-facelifts are ideal for reducing puffiness under the eyes, improving the contour of the upper cheeks, and reducing nasolabial folds. Through limited incisions, Dr. Hovsepian can restore a youthful balance; with smooth, full, and firm curves.

Neck Lift

Sagging skin and muscles in the neck area can hide the healthy line of your jaw and seem to pull your whole face downward. Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., offers procedures including cervical and submental lifts to tighten loose muscles and eliminate excess skin or fat near the neck and chin, and in some cases can pair this procedure with an upper-facial procedure to provide symmetry and a more balanced youthful appearance.

Deep Plane Facelift

The term “deep plane” describes the anatomic plane between the muscle, fascia, and the deeper layer of muscles responsible for facial expression. This procedure focuses on releasing and moving the layers of muscle and fat instead of skin pull and removal, avoiding that “pulled tight” and overfilled look. Because the deep plane facelift is especially effective for the midface region, it is the best option for tightening deep nasolabial folds. A deep plane facelift surgery dramatically creates a more youthful appearance and overall facial rejuvenation, with long-lasting effects.

A top facelift surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian and his highly trained surgical team demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in pursuing aesthetic and surgical standards for each procedure, providing personalized quality care. Dr. Hovsepian will happily discuss the measures taken to minimize incisions and ensure your results harmonize beautifully and naturally with your features.

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Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Surgery

Before your procedure, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., and his experienced team will meet with you to answer any questions you may have and make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly. Safety, privacy, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care are the hallmark of Dr. Hovsepian’s patient experience.

Prior to coming into the Beverly Hills surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.

Facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. Expect an overnight stay at a fully accredited surgical center, where a "private duty" nurse is available. The surgery itself generally takes several hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas.

Schedule a Consultation

An experienced facelift (rhytidectomy) surgeon, Dr. Hovsepian’s goal is to provide you with the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you reach your facial aesthetic goals. Contact Dr. Raffi Hovsepian in his Beverly Hills office to discuss how he can support you in achieving your facial aesthetic goals, request your consultation online or by telephone.

Facelift FAQs: 

Will there be noticeable scarring after the surgery?

Addressing concerns about scarring and explaining incision techniques is important.

How long do the results of a facelift last?

Discussing the longevity of results helps set realistic expectations for patients.

Can a facelift be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Some patients may be interested in combining a facelift with other procedures, and discussing this possibility is essential.

What is the cost of a facelift, and is it covered by insurance?

Discussing the cost of the procedure and whether it's covered by insurance helps patients plan financially.

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