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September 14, 2022

So you’ve been thinking about it? Of course you have! And we’re so glad your curiosity brought you here! If you’ve been considering a facelift, you’ve come to the right place. Board-Certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. King Kim, proudly offers three distinct types of facelift procedures to rejuvenate the face, restoring that youthful feeling. Read along to learn more about these procedures and get that consultation scheduled!

Abbreviated Facelift

An abbreviated facelift is ideal for those who have noticed the toll that gravity and sun damage has taken on their face and neck. The least involved of the three facelifts, this procedure requires two hours to perform with only seven to ten days healing time.  Incisions are made in the natural crease in front of and behind the ears and the skin is gently lifted and tightened. This surgical procedure removes wrinkles in the cheeks, neck and chin as well as corrects small jowls.


A mini-facelift is more involved than an abbreviated facelift and is ideal for patients who are beginning to notice more advanced signs of aging including large jowls, deepening wrinkles and developing fat deposits under the chin. It also offers a few advantages over the traditional facelift. Like limited incisions and a shorter recovery period. This also means less scarring, bruising and swelling. This procedure takes three hours to perform and 9 to 12 days of recovery time. The incisions are located in the same area as in the abbreviated facelift and more skin will be tightened to restore a youthful profile.

Traditional Facelift

Traditional facelifts are fantastic procedures for patients who wish to dramatically rejuvenate the look of their face and remove advanced signs of aging. Neck banding, heavy jowls, deep wrinkles and fat deposits in the neck add years to a patient’s image, yet can be corrected in a four-hour facelift procedure. Because traditional facelifts are much more involved the down time can be up to three weeks, however the results are lasting and impressive.

Something Extra?

Dr. Kim will soon offer a Vampire Facial-Fill and consultations for this procedure can be scheduled now! Some of the benefits of this non-surgical procedure include:

  • No downtime
  • Boost collagen production & repairs skin at the cellular level
  • Sources healing factors from your own blood
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removes excess hyperpigmentation & age spots
  • Reduces scarring caused by acne, trauma, surgery or burns

So what is it? The Vampire Facial-Fill is a nonsurgical procedure that repairs the skin and combines dermal fillers and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP, found in our own blood, is a strong skin repairing factor that not only heals the skin and increases collagen and elastin production, but ultimately will restore that youthful glow! Not ours, but check out these incredible before and after results!

Have questions? We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kim and get all the answers you need!