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La Jolla Plastic Surgeon, Dr. James Pietraszek, encourages his San Diego area patients to contact us with any questions or comments they may have. Please call The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery or use the contact form below.

Office location:
San Diego
8929 University Center Lane
Suite 102
San Diego, CA
92122
Phone: (858) 450-3377

San Diego Face Lift - La Jolla Face Lift - La Jolla Plastic Sugery - Dr. James C. Pietraszek

La Jolla Face Lift Surgery in San DiegoSan Diego Face Lift Surgery specialist, Dr. James C. Pietraszek is an expert in facial cosmetic surgeries and has been offering the best face lift procedures in San Diego and La Jolla, California for many, many years If you are looking to get a facelift in San Diego or a facelift in La Jolla, then Dr. Pietraszek is your doctor! A Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure designed to smooth and firm the skin, providing a fresh, youthful appearance. Throughout one’s life, the sun’s radiation, stress, gravity, and other factors cause the skin to sag and fit more loosely. Areas of the face and neck, in particular around the jaw line, are especially prone to the aging process. Though these changes are gradual, wrinkles and other signs of aging can make individuals “feel older” than they really are.

La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery understands that surgery for a facelift involves the contraction and realignment of facial and neck skin, and in some instances the removal of excess fat deposits. A facelift is often performed in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures and can be performed any time signs of aging begin to appear. However, patients are generally in their forties or older when they elect to undergo this procedure.

If you have any questions about facelift procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery, the office of Dr. James C. Pietraszek at (858) 450-3377. We look forward to hearing from you and offering you the service you deserve!

Face Lift Surgery Pricing and Payment Options

Face Lift surgery pricing can range from $8,000 to $12,000, depending on the patients needs and surgery goals. Also, from time-to-time, we may offer a special incentive for this procedure so be sure to ask if we are currently running any exclusive promotions! Feel free to call us directly at (858) 450-3377 or email us at ptcoord@plasticsurgerylajolla.com for more information.

This surgery is a cosmetic procedure and usually can't be covered by your health insurance, however there are many payment options available! The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery accepts all credit cards(Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) and we also offer great financing options through CareCredit (0% Interest for up to 18 months, on approved credit) and Point Loma Credit Union. You can apply online and be approved within a matter of just a few minutes!

Our surgery fee includes: Dr. Pietraszek's surgeon fee, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, material costs and post-surgery garments.

Reasons for Considering a La Jolla Face Lift:

  • Sagging skin, muscles, and fat in the face and neck.
  • Excess skin and fat on the neck.
  • Sagging jaw line.
  • Crease lines along the nose, mouth, and chin.

La Jolla Face Lift Procedure

The standard procedure for a facelift commonly involves making small incisions just inside the hairline, following the contour in front of the ear, and continuing under the earlobe to the backside of the ear and to the lower scalp. Tissue and fat deposits are separated, the skin is stretched and tightened, and any excess skin is removed. If the neck line requires attention, an additional incision is made under the chin and the same procedure is again followed. Minuscule stitches are used to close the incisions and to reduce any chance of scarring. Metal clips or staples may also be utilized at the hairline.

A face lift may take several hours or longer depending on whether other cosmetic procedures are completed at the same time. Sometimes other procedures may be performed in separate appointments. There are several different facelift techniques that can be employed. Patients can discuss with their physician which method is best for them when they come in for their consultation.

San Diego Facelift Recovery Process

Immediately after surgery, the face is fitted with bandages in order to decrease the recovery time and to reduce swelling. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing and recovery process. The stitches, clips or staples are normally removed within a week. Patients sometimes report some minor pain associated with surgery. Any discomfort can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given after the procedure.

FaceLift Before and After Examples

Before and after photos can help you better understand the various procedures that are available to you, in addition to helping you form reasonable expectations of what can be achieved through plastic surgery. It is important to keep in mind that each person is different and that your results may vary.