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Look and feel at the top of your game with a rejuvenating face lift in Vancouver, WA

Aging comes with many unwanted changes in the face and body, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and diminished fat volume. Gravity, pollution, sun damage and stress also take their toll on our skin.

A surgical facelift has long been considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation techniques for its long-lasting, sustainable results and the youthful, refreshed aesthetic it can produce in the right hands. Dr. Gabriel is able to customize your procedure to your individual needs and goals, delivering an outcome that reflects your innate attractiveness minus the folds, creases and furrows.

Before and After


In general, a facelift is an excellent treatment for…

  • Midface sagging
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth
  • Drooping, fatty jowls
  • Fat deposits in the neck
  • Fat deposits around the chin

Benefits of a facelift include:

  • Can roll back the clock 10-15 years
  • Can be well combined with dermal fillers
  • Can provide a boost in self-confidence
  • Can create a better first impression, both socially and professionally
  • Long-lasting results
  • A more youthful, relaxed expression
  • Better-looking photographs
  • Reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, and fat deposits

Who makes a good candidate for a facelift?

The best way for patients to determine if a facelift is a viable solution is to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Gabriel. He sees clients from Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, as well as from all over the country and the globe.

If it turns out a facelift isn’t right for you, Dr. Gabriel will be able to offer you a host of alternative anti-aging options so that you can look and feel your very best.

The best facelift candidate…

  • Is a man or woman who suffers from sagging skin but has retained some elasticity
  • Is in good health, both emotionally and physically
  • Is choosing a facelift for their own aesthetic goals and not to conform to societal pressures
  • Is a non-smoker, or is willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Is willing to follow Dr. Gabriel’s instructions, both before and after treatment
  • Is realistic in their expectations for improvement rather than perfection

What is the ideal age for a facelift?

The best facelift candidates will still have some elasticity to their skin, so most clients undergoing the procedure are between roughly 40 and 65. However, Dr. Gabriel has seen some good results for those that are both older and younger. Dr. Gabriel will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin during your confidential Vancouver, WA facelift consultation.

What is the mini face lift?

In some clients, usually those in their 40’s, aging has only just begun to cause sagging, jowling and fatty deposits. These patients may be candidates for a less invasive procedure known as a mini facelift that comes with a shorter downtime. Small, unnoticeable incisions are made around the ears and hidden in the hairline.

What’s my next step?

In you are in the Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA or surrounding areas and are interested in learning more about how a surgical facelift can roll back the clock on aging, wrinkles, fine lines, creases and folds, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Gabriel today and set up your private consultation. He offers arguably one of the best Facelift results in Portland, OR.

During this first visit, Dr. Gabriel will create a personalized plan of action for resolving your individual facial flaws and addressing every aesthetic aspect of your face that you are unhappy with. He will take the time to answer all your questions in detail, including those regarding insurance, financing and payments; risks and advantages; recovery and downtime; and what you can anticipate in terms of your final outcome.

Facelift — Frequently Asked Questions

How Long After A Facelift Can I Start Exercising?

Dr. Gabriel recommends waiting at least one month before resuming exercise. You should not attempt any vigorous exercise until give the go-ahead by Dr. Gabriel. Don’t attempt strenuous exercise at all in the early stages of healing, but just gentle walks to aid in circulation. Ease yourself back into your routine slowly.

How Long Does a Facelift Procedure Take to Complete?

Most standard facelift procedures take approximately three to four hours to complete, but a mini facelift may only take one to two hours. Each procedure is unique based on the technique being used and the changes to be made.

How Long Does it Take to Look Normal After a Facelift?

It can take up to two weeks for the initial swelling and bruising to diminish and the incisions begin to heal. You will likely feel more comfortable to resume light activities in your routine and be out in public after a few weeks of rest and recovery.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Even though a facelift can turn back the clock and make you look younger, it does not stop the aging process indefinitely. A full facelift will typically last for five to ten years, after which minor surgical corrections can be performed if desired.

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