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Facelift Surgery with Westlake Village Surgeon Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi

If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and wondering what happened to your youthful appearance, Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi can help. As a highly renowned Westlake Village surgeon, facelift procedures are her area of expertise. No matter what is bothering you cosmetically, she has you covered.

Say Goodbye to the Signs of Facial Aging

If you’re wondering what happened to your youthful appearance, you’re not alone. Signs of aging on the face such as wrinkles, lines, sagging, and jowls are incredibly common. As we move through new stages of our lives, these issues are inevitable — but with the help of a specialist like Dr. Tansavatdi, these worries can become a thing of the past.

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How a Facelift Rejuvenates the Face

The majority of facelift patients report that they look ten years younger after a facelift. This happens because a facelift does the following:

  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles 
  • Tightens facial muscles
  • Lifts sagging skin
  • Removes excess skin under the chin and at the jawline
  • Creates smoother facial contours
  • Repositions volume around the jawline and cheeks to a higher position

Will it Look Like I’ve Had Surgery?

If you live in the Westlake Village area, you’re probably aware that there is something known locally as a “Westlake look”. This is a reference to the appearance of someone who has undergone plastic surgery and now looks “overdone” and too “plastic”. 

You don’t have to worry about this with Dr. Tansavatdi. While her Westlake Village facelift surgery offers patients who are unhappy with their aging facial appearance the opportunity to have a refreshed, rejuvenated look, she maintains a strong focus on achieving natural-looking results. 

Dr. Tansavatdi’s patients will tell you that when she performs a facelift procedure, it never results in the “Westlake look”. Dr. Tansavatdi’s constant goal is to keep you looking like yourself, only better and more polished. Her results are significant, yet subtle. She works with an artist’s eye and an expert’s skill to provide a beautiful outcome.

    Types of Facelift Procedures

    Because no two faces are alike, Dr. Tansavatdi approaches each facelift procedure with a personalized plan. Every patient will undergo a different technique to suit his or her specific facial structure, level of aging, and underlying muscles. Facelifts are performed on the upper, mid, or lower face, or on the entire face.

    Traditional Facelift

    Also known as a “full” facelift, the traditional facelift is performed on the entire face, and is the most widely recognized and comprehensive method of performing a facelift. This type of facelift is typically done for patients who have signs of aging on the brow, near the eyes, on the cheeks, and around the chin and neck.

    Mini Facelift

    A mini facelift, also known as a “SMAS” facelift, is ideal for addressing the lower third portion of the face, which sees the most movement over time as we talk, eat, laugh, and form facial expressions. The mini facelift procedure is less invasive and requires less downtime for recovery, while still providing exceptional results.

    Deep Plane Facelift

    A deep plane facelift improves the same areas that a traditional facelift improves, but the technique achieves longer-lasting, more effective results. It is performed beneath the supportive layer of the face rather than just operating on the skin. Essentially, a deep plane facelift repositions the tissues rather than pulling on them, which means the skin isn’t pulled overly taut.


    Will I have scars after a facelift?

    When performing a facelift, Dr. Tansavatdi conceals the incisions well within the natural creases around the ears and within the hairline. There may also be a small incision made beneath the chin in a natural crease if the neck is being worked on. After one year of healing, any scarring should be nearly invisible; however, some patients do scar more easily, or take a longer to heal. If you have a history of abnormal scarring, please bring this up with Dr. Tansavatdi during your consultation.

    How much does a facelift cost in Westlake Village?

    Facelift surgery presents a significant undertaking for patients. Most consider the procedure well worth the time and expense, however, thanks to the life-changing benefits delivered. Dr. Tansavatdi understands the importance of being well-prepared before surgery. During your private consultation, she will go over all costs and expenses for a facelift, enhancing your peace of mind and giving you a clear picture of what to expect moving forward. As with any cosmetic treatment, pricing will vary according to the specific techniques utilized, the type of anesthesia chosen, and the extent of the changes made. Undergoing additional procedures, such as a blepharoplasty or a brow lift, will naturally augment the final cost. Dr. Tansavatdi prefers to perform the deep plane facelift when possible, as she believes this approach renders the most natural, balanced, and personalized results. According to RealSelf, a trusted online healthcare site, pricing for a deep plane facelift runs around $15,775. Dr. Tansavatdi charges upwards of $20,000, but her expertise, artistry, and skill justify the higher pricing. Choosing a surgeon of her caliber is imperative if you wish to obtain lasting, beautiful results that stand the test of time.

    What risks are involved with a facelift?

    There are risks that may happen with any surgery, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and prolonged swelling. There are also specific risks associated with facelift surgery that Dr. Tansavatdi will go over with you before your surgery.


    Dr. Tansavatdi will make sure that you receive detailed post-op instructions to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible. In addition, our team is available if you have questions at any time during your recovery. Patients can expect to require 10-14 days away from work and regular activities. 

    Bed rest is important during the first few days after a facelift. You will likely experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Any pain can usually be controlled with over-the-counter medications, but Dr. Tansavatdi can prescribe pain relievers if necessary. 

    • Try to keep your head elevated, even during sleep
    • Use only gentle facial products as directed by Dr. Tansavatdi
    • Avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for 6-8 weeks
    • Attend your scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Tansavatdi


    You can expect to see your final facelift results in about four months. These results typically last up to ten years, and you will continue to look younger than your age as time goes by. With a good home skincare regimen (including sun protection), you will be able to prolong the results of your facelift.

    Candidates for Facelift Surgery

    If you’re in the Westlake Village area and you’re interested in undergoing a facelift with Dr. Tansavatdi, you may be an excellent candidate. Those who make ideal facelift patients are men and women who:

    • Are unhappy with the signs of aging on their face (moderate to severe wrinkles; sagging skin)
    • Are between 40 and 70 years old 
    • Are non-smokers in good overall health
    • Have realistic expectations for the procedure, risks, recovery, and benefits of a facelift
    • Are able to take up to two weeks away from work or daily responsibilities recovery
    • Are willing and able to follow Dr. Tansavatdi’s recovery instructions
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    What to Expect in Your Consultation

    For patients in the Westlake Village area, Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi is the ideal facial surgeon of choice. She has dedicated her entire career to focusing on surgeries on the face and neck. After almost a decade in practice and thousands of successful procedures, she has become the face, neck, eyelid, and nose surgery specialist she is today.

    Dr. Tansavatdi offers above-and-beyond skill and experience, with extensive training in the many types of facelift procedures. She holds dual board certifications in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology, and she specializes in helping her clients achieve beautiful, natural results that can last for years to come. She will help you understand your treatment options, risks, and candidacy, as well as the benefits of having facelift surgery. 

    For more information, please call (805) 715-4996 or contact us online to schedule your consultation for arguably the best facelift Westlake Village has to offer.

    Why choose Dr. Tansavatdi?

    Clients seeking superior facelift results in a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced setting will find Dr. Tansavatdi is ahead of the curve when it comes to the evolution of cosmetic science. Patients seeking a compassionate, experienced practitioner who respects their wishes will choose Dr. Tansavatdi for her wisdom. As a double board-certified fellowship-trained in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology, Dr. Tansavatdi has quickly become among the most sought-after authorities in her area. 

    After obtaining her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Tansavatdi went on to complete a demanding residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She then trained with industry luminary Dr. Devinder Mangat, a previous president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 

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