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You Can Stop Gravity with a Facelift

FaceliftNewton was a big fan of gravity. Your face…not so much.

Gravity continually pulls everything downward, including all the skin and underlying tissues on your face. Throw in sun damage (particularly in sunny SoCal) along with the stresses of daily life, and your face takes a beating. As you age, your cheeks lose volume and sag, deep creases form under your eyes and between your nose and mouth, you develop jowls, and loose skin and fat hang under your chin and jaw.

Thanks for nothing, Mr. Newton.

But a facelift with Dr. Malamet can turn back the clock on facial aging, making a person look from 10 to 15 years younger.

Areas that facelifts address

Clinically known as a rhytidectomy (of Greek origin meaning wrinkle + excision), a facelift rejuvenates the mid-to-lower face and neck. These are the target areas of the procedure.

Areas that a facelift won’t fix

People think the name, facelift, implies that it rejuvenates the entire face. But this isn’t correct. A facelift with Dr. Malamet targets the mid- and lower face. It does not rejuvenate the brows, eyelids, or nose. That’s why patients often combine another procedure such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift with their facelift.

Plus, injectable fillers and skin resurfacing procedures can further enhance the effects of a facelift.


A traditional facelift rejuvenates the face, jowls, and neck. For this procedure, Dr. Malamet makes an incision that begins in the hairline at the temples, moves down around the front of the ear, then behind the earlobe, ending in the lower scalp at the hairline. After the skin is lifted, underlying fat is sculpted or removed, muscle and tissue are repositioned, and excess skin is trimmed then re-draped.

Other techniques employed by Dr. Malamet are a mid-face lift that mainly targets the cheeks and smile lines and a limited-incision facelift that targets the areas around the mouth and eyes. Both of these techniques involve only small incisions that are easily hidden.

Want to tell Newton to take a hike, along with his favorite physical law? Turn the clock back on gravity with a facelift by Dr. Malamet. Call us at 818-380-3130 for a consultation.