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Bring Out Your True Self

Age and many other factors might change how we look, but cosmetic surgery helps us overcome them to maintain an aesthetic that brings out our true selves. With every procedure at Sykes Facial Plastic Surgery fully adapted to match your individual needs and enhance your unique beauty, we aim to improve your quality of life.

Why Choose Dr. Jonathan Sykes?

Dr. Jonathan Sykes is proud to offer cosmetic procedures tailored to your needs, delivering lasting results that transform you from the inside out. Dr. Jonathan Sykes has finely tuned his surgical artistry, performing over 20,000 aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries throughout his 37-year career.

Dr. Sykes calls this facial rejuvenation surgery because lifting the neck, recreating the jawline, and raising the mid-facial soft tissues rejuvenates the face and makes you look like you did several years before the surgery. With the most advanced techniques, his facelift surgery will never change your fundamental appearance.

Dr. Sykes has many years of experience performing deep plane facelifts, which give the most natural and long-lasting results. As a national and international educator of human anatomy, he is very comfortable with the anatomy of all faces and always ensures your results maintain your unique features while giving your skin a new life.

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What Is a Facelift?

With the latest techniques and an eye for facial aesthetics, facelift surgery reduces signs of aging so that you can match your outer beauty to your vibrant inner self. The procedure addresses common signs of aging around the face and neck, including wrinkles, loose skin, and stubborn pockets of fat. More than simply “tightening” everything, which would create an unnatural look, Dr. Sykes uses his extensive experience to deliver results that work with your natural beauty. A facelift is about providing unique contouring and repositioning of tissues to not only restore a youthful appearance but also to create a rested, natural look of rejuvenation and vibrance.

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Am I a Candidate?

Dr. Sykes’ specialization as a facial surgeon has allowed him to provide facelifts to a wide range of patients. The ideal candidate will have signs of aging that they want to address while being in overall good health. Candidates must also avoid smoking before and after the procedure to improve their healing process and, therefore, their results. The primary qualification is a healthy outlook and a readiness to look your best! During your initial consultation, Dr. Sykes will discuss your goals and options to find the ideal treatment plan to help you get the desired results. Contact us today to learn more about how we help you look your best.

Benefits of a Facelift

  • Tighten sagging facial skin
  • Minimize fold lines around the nose and mouth
  • Reduce jowls
  • Remove excess skin and stubborn fat around the jaw & neck
  • Achieve a more youthful appearance
  • Rejuvenating results that look natural
  • A boost to your quality of life and overall confidence
  • Results that last for years

Facelift Before & Afters

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What Is the Procedure Like?

Dr. Sykes provides a facelift experience wholly centered around the patient’s unique characteristics and features. Accordingly, he and his staff work closely with each patient to build each aspect of their treatment plan from the ground up. Each step is fully communicated to the patient and adapted to match their needs.

The operation starts with anesthesia, ensuring you remain comfortable throughout the process. Dr. Sykes then makes the agreed-upon incisions, subtly adjusting skin and underlying tissues toward a more youthful position. Each incision is placed in a targeted location so that any scarring is hidden and virtually out of sight.

Your facelift in Beverly Hills will last about two hours, but this varies according to your customized plan, the extent of the surgery, and whether you are combining other facial enhancements. Once complete, Dr. Sykes carefully closes the incisions to minimize any scarring. You can return home the same day with someone to drive you.

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The Advantages of a Deep Plane Facelift

The goal of a deep plane facelift is to lift the tissues of the face by going under the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, the SMAS, which is the investing layer of the face. This gives the sturdiest lift and, in Dr. Sykes' opinion, the most natural lift. He lifts the skin on the neck and tightens it to create a better angle to the chin and neckline. By lifting the jowls so that they disappear, the mandible – or jawline – achieves better definition.

Dr. Sykes also lifts the cheeks to make the face appear top-heavy rather than bottom-heavy. A youthful face is shaped like an upside-down triangle, but as we age and the cheek fat and jowls descend, the triangle becomes upright with more volume at the bottom. When we lift those areas into a better position, it improves and increases the volume of the face in the right places. Dr. Sykes believes a deep plane facelift does the best job lifting the cheeks and calls it "an underwire bra for cheek fat."

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The Facelift Recovery Process

Our facelifts are designed to do more with less, allowing for a shorter recovery period. After your procedure, Dr. Sykes will apply a snug surgical dressing to the area. He closely monitors each patient’s recovery, changing surgical bandages and removing sutures. Most patients can expect to take about two weeks off from work for initial downtime and avoid strenuous activities for three weeks. This crucial window of recovery allows you to rest and heal, reducing the risk of complications and improving your results. Patients can expect some pain and swelling after the procedure, but we can help you manage these through proper medication and detailed recovery instructions.

Complementary Procedures

Many other procedures related to facial aging are often done synchronously with face lifting. For instance, patients often undergo a brow lift, upper or lower blepharoplasty, or a combination. Other patients want to restore lost facial volume using facial fat transfer. Dr. Sykes performs lip lifts, chin implants, and chemical peels simultaneously with facelifts. Dr. Sykes recommends combining as many procedures while under anesthetic as possible to maximize healing and minimize the financial impact for patients who desire a multifaceted facial rejuvenation. That said, he always supports your decision about your operation.

When Can I See the Results From My Facelift?

As the initial swelling subsides, you can begin to see noticeable improvements. Skin will be tighter and wrinkles reduced to create a more youthful expression and appearance. It is important to remember that swelling can take several weeks to a couple of months to go down entirely, revealing your final results. Dr. Sykes recommends avoiding important social events for the first four to six weeks. The benefits of a facelift can last for years, especially with proper aftercare and healthy skin habits. By caring for your skin and avoiding aging factors, such as excessive sun exposure or smoking, your skin can look refreshed and youthful well into the future.

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Dr. Sykes' Facelift Patient Reviews

I had a facelift done by Dr Sykes 4 months ago, and I couldn't be happier with the results! When Dr Sykes showed me before and after photos, I was astonished by...


I decided on a facelift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, temporal brow lift, chin implant, and rhinoplasty. The surgery went well and the recovery wasn't too pa...


I had my very first procedure here and I am so glad I went with Dr. Sykes. Him and his team are so amicable and warm. Walking into the office feels like a bite ...

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

With modern cosmetic surgery, signs of aging only exist as long as we allow them. Facelift surgery can help you achieve a considerable transformation, turning back the clock to look like a younger version of yourself. Dr. Sykes works closely with you to discover your aesthetic desires and build an individualized plan to help you achieve them. His compassionate communication style will help you feel at ease and empower you to make the best choice to suit your cosmetic goals. If you are ready to revitalize your face and neck, call our office or use our online form to schedule your consultation for a facelift in Beverly Hills with Dr. Jonathan Sykes.

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