Close Click for Details
Close Click for Details
Procedure Options

Surgical Facelift & Other Options

Email this Page Print This Page

Request Your Initial Visit

Here in the Bay Area, we have a healthy lifestyle and we want our appearance to reflect our healthy choices. However, sometimes no amount of exercise and healthy living can combat the signs of aging. The passing years, sun exposure and stress, can make their mark as wrinkles. Skin begins to lose its firmness and shows laxity, jowls set in and become increasingly prominent. While this process is normal, you don't have to accept it. Instead, men and women can choose a face lift in San Francisco with Dr. David Mabrie.

Featured Case

Look your best at every angle.

Dr. Mabrie's innovative treatment process uses fillers to reveal the rockstar version of you.

your pathway starts here

Your Options

The Liquid Lift | 30s-40s

Dr. David Mabrie can refresh your appearance with a Liquid Lift (non-surgical facelift) in San Francisco, with little to no downtime. In 1 to 2 office visits, you can turn back the clock without the downtime of surgery.

Limited Lift | 40s-late 50s

The Limited Facelift is known by a variety of names: Mini-Lift, Mid-Facelift, Young Woman's Lift, and Short-Incision Facelift to name a few. Its purpose is to revitalize the appearance of the face by tightening the skin and removing the appearance of sagging and wrinkles in the mid-face.

Full Facelift | 50s +

You may want to consider a Full Facelift with Dr. Mabrie if you have muscle, skin, and fat that is visibly affected by gravity and aging. Hollows may appear under the eyes with a loss of contour in the cheeks and with sagging and drooping in the jowl area. In San Francisco, a Full Facelift with Dr. Mabrie will restore your youthful look, and provide you with natural results.

Request Your Consultation

Do I Need a Facelift?

If your face is showing the signs of aging with visible muscle and fat loss combined with sagging skin, you may be a good candidate for facial rejuvenation with Dr. Mabrie in the form of a facelift (rhytidectomy) or non-surgical treatments in San Francisco like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, and JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel. Dr. David Mabrie can customize your facial rejuvenation plan based on your specific goals and needs.

Dr. David Mabrie - Enhancing the Attractive Face with Fillers

June 2013

The Liquid Lift

San Franciscans are on-the-go with careers, family, and social lives. While we eat healthy and exercise, sometimes, we don't look as great as we feel and need a little pick-me-up to revitalize our appearance. Dr. Mabrie can refresh your appearance with a Liquid Lift – with little to no downtime and in only 1 or 2 office visits.

Am I a Good Candidate?

A Liquid Lift is appropriate for patients that are showing the early signs of aging without prominent sagging or laxity of the skin. Patients are typically in the early 30s to 40s with light to moderate wrinkles, volume loss, and visible laugh-lines or brow furrows, looking for rejuvenation without surgery.

How It's Done

After a thorough consultation and exam, Dr. Mabrie will develop a customized treatment plan designed to revitalize your specific signs of aging and meet your goals. Dr. Mabrie will treat the face with dermal fillers such as Restylane, RADIESSE, and JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel. The dermal filler is strategically placed in the face to restore volume and fullness and may be combined with a BOTOX treatment for best results.

What To Expect

It is normal to feel "firmness" at the treatment area for the first few days. Over time, the area will soften, leaving you with a soft natural look. Temporary redness, swelling and bruising may appear after treatment and is normal.

Liquid Lift Recovery

Bandages Suture Removal restaurant ready*
None None Right Away!

*restaurant ready means you are ready to debut the new you!

How Long It Lasts

You will enjoy the benefits of the Liquid Lift for 4 to 6 months. Booster treatments will help you maintain your freshened appearance.


The Limited Lift

The Limited Facelift is known by a variety of names such as Mini-Lift, Mid-Facelift, Young Woman's Lift, and Short-Incision Facelift. Its purpose is to revitalize the appearance of the face by tightening the skin and removing the appearance of sagging and wrinkles in the mid-face. A Limited Lift is appropriate for patients who are showing the early signs of aging and do not have excessive amounts of drooping skin around their jaw and neck line.

Dr. Mabrie frequently performs limited facelift surgery for San Francisco patients in their 40s to 50s with some sagging of the cheeks and jowls, but without significant laxity in the neck area.

Limited Lift

Limited Facelift Limited Facelift

Mini-Lift/Young Woman's lift/ Short-Incision Lift incision is placed in front and behind ear with no incision into hair. The Limited Lift lifts sagging skin along the chin line. There is no scar between the ear and the hair, making the incision more "pony-tail friendly."

Am I a Good Candidate?

A Limited Lift is ideal for patients in their 40s and 50s who are starting to see the early signs of aging with drooping and sagging in the lower face, including jowling that may be accompanied by mildly sagging skin.

How It's Done

Dr. David Mabrie performs the Limited Lift by making tiny incisions within the hairline and possibly down to the earlobe. Incision placement depends on the patient, but they are generally placed where they will not likely be seen. Through the incision, Dr. Mabrie repositions the underlying muscle and fat, as well as removes excess skin. The Limited Lift is usually performed in 1 to 4 hours under general anesthesia.

What To Expect

This procedure provides an overall youthful look. After surgery, swelling and bruising are normal. It will take 1 to 2 weeks to get back to feeling comfortable and for most swelling and bruising to subside. During the second week, you can likely get back to your normal social activities and work environment.

Limited Lift Recovery

Bandages Suture Removal restaurant ready* 75% 100%
3 days 5-7 days 7-10 days 2 months 6 months

*restaurant ready means you are ready to debut the new you!

How Long It Lasts

The results of a Limited Lift can turn back time as much as 10 years, but overall the face will continue to age naturally.

Preparing for Surgery

To get ready for your Limited Lift with Dr. Mabrie, enlist the help of a friend or family member to pick you up after surgery and stay with you for the first night. This will help you contend with any lingering woozy feeling from anesthesia. Dr. Mabrie's staff can help you with these arrangements, if you need assistance.


Your Perfect Face

Start Planning Yours Today

Dr. Mabrie uses his expertise to combine treatments that target each of your cosmetic concerns for total rejuvenation.

Ready to Start Planning

The Full Facelift

You may want to consider a Full Facelift with Dr. Mabrie if you have muscle, skin, and fat that are visibly affected by gravity and aging. Hollows may appear under the eyes with a loss of contour in the cheeks and with sagging and drooping in the jowl area. A Full Facelift with Dr. Mabrie will restore your youthful look, and provide you with natural results.

Am I a Good Candidate?

In San Francisco, a Full Face Lift is typically recommended for patients in their 50s and up to address sagging skin, deep creases, and volume loss contributing to an aged appearance.

Full Facelift

Full Facelift Full Facelift

Full Facelift incision placed in front of and behind ear extending into hair behind ear. The Full Facelift lifts sagging skin along chin line and neck.

How It's Done

Dr. Mabrie performs Full Facelift surgery under general anesthesia. Small incisions are made at the temple and extend behind the natural curve of the ear (hidden in the hair behind the ear or following the hairline) down the nape of the neck. The length of the incision depends on the extent of the correction needed. Dr. Mabrie will adjust and reposition the underlying muscle and fat, before re-draping the skin and removing any excess.

What To Expect

The initial recovery from a Full Facelift is generally 1 to 2 weeks. Swelling, bruising, and tightness are normal. This will improve greatly during the first week, but may take several weeks for you to feel "normal". Most patients return to social activities in the second week.

Facelift Recovery

Bandages Suture Removal restaurant ready* 75% 100%
3 days 5-7 days 10-14 days 2 months 6 months

*restaurant ready means you are ready to debut the new you!

How Long It Lasts

A Full Facelift offers a permanent advantage in that you'll always look seven to 10 years younger than if you hadn't had surgery. Results depend on your general health, genetics, skin elasticity, quality of skin and the environment. Sun exposure, smoking and significant weight gain and loss can also affect your Facelift results.

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon David C. Mabrie M.D., F.A.C.S.

Request Your Initial Visit

The Surgeon

Dr. David Mabrie offers:

  • Double board certification
  • Excellent training & experience
  • Specialization in the face and neck
  • A trainer's skill in injectable filler techniques
Why Dr. Mabrie
Request a Consultation

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mabrie works with men and women from throughout the Bay Area including San Francisco, Oakland, and Walnut Creek. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.

Back to Top

The Latest from Dr. Mabrie

Loading Posts...

Follow us on Facebook

What Will It Cost?

Visit San Francisco For Your Treatment

If you can't make it into our office for a consultation, use our Skype consultation.

Send Us Your
Questions


Preferred contact method?*
Phone   Email


  Email me news & special offers
I accept the Terms of Use*

Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
166 Geary Street
13th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.