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Body sculpting – Breast reshaping – Facial rejuvenation – Skin revitalization
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Rejuvenating Procedures: Facelifts and Minilifts

Sharing a laugh with family and friends, enjoying the beach or lake, some of the most enjoyable things in life can result in damage to your kin and gradual signs of aging. If you’re looking to continue to embrace life but not show how much of it you’ve lived, rejuvenating procedures such as facelifts and minilifts can effectively reduce the signs of aging.


Facelifts, or rhytidectomy, are one of the most commonly performed procedures at the office of Dr. Brett Stompro and Dr. Chester Cheng. While generally used to correct sagging skin that develops with age, younger patients can also benefit from subtle improvements in skin tone and firmness with the minilift procedure.

A facelift is a major operative procedure and should be treated as such, with thorough evaluation and discussion with your surgeon. We’ll walk you through each step of the process to create a look that is both aesthetically beautiful and natural looking.

While a facelift cannot stop aging or remove each individual wrinkle and line, your surgeon will remove as much excess skin as is safe and pull the remaining skin to provide a youthful look that works with your face’s natural contours. The degree of change resulting from your surgery will depend on pre-existing aging issues, such as skin quality and genetics.

Customized Minilift

A similar, but less invasive, route to more youthful-looking skin is with a minilift. Minilifts are performed using smaller incisions to lift up and support sagging elements of the checks and neck. This procedure is not generally recommended for those advanced aging, but is an ideal procedure for those wishing to reverse moderate signs of aging with a quicker recovery.

The tired look can often be a result of “bags under the eyes” or browlifts and eyelifts. Rejuvenation procedures of the eyes are the best and easiest way to freshen a look. As we age excess and loose skin accumulates around the eyes. A simple trim of this excess skin greatly freshens look in a natural way.

The position of the brows can tell a lot about how we feel. High up is “surprised”, angled down and in is “mad”, angled down and out is “sad”, a low brow is “tired”. A browlift can put the brow in perfect position; between surprised and tired the modern endoscopic technique uses tiny incision within the hair so there are no visible scars.

Other procedures, such as neck liposculpture, eyelid surgery, and laser resurfacing, can also be performed along with a threadlift for an enhanced effect. As with all cosmetic surgeries, the most important step of the process is having a thorough discussion of your options with a surgeon you trust.

Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa provides facelifts, minilifts, eyelid surgery, liposculpture, liposuction, breast enhancements, and other breast and body procedures, along with all types of medical spa services. We welcome you to contact us with any questions or to schedule a private complimentary appointment today.

Brett Stompro, M.D., FACS and Chester Cheng, M.D. are board certified plastic surgeons dedicated to their patients with patient safety and speedy recoveries at the top of the list, along with a kind and caring surgical team.


  1. Jessica M. from Walnut Creek, CAAugust 8, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    How do you know if i am too young or too old for a face lift?

    1. To Jessica,

      In determining whether a face lift is right for you, age is not necessarily the most important factor. Most face lift candidates are between 40 and 70 years old. However, the procedure can effectively enhance the appearance of people over 70. In general, the condition of your skin and the features you would like to improve are more important considerations than your age. A qualified plastic surgeon like Brett Stompro, M.D. and Chester Cheng, M.D. can best evaluate whether a face lift is likely to accomplish your aesthetic goals.

  2. I'm a mom from San Ramon & just turned 50. I have always wanted to have my eyes done. I had a consultation with Dr. Stompro that was very informative & educational. Im more excited now to have surgery. I'm very happy to say that I booked my surgery with Dr.Stompro.

  3. Vanessa C., Pleasanton, CaAugust 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    I'm a patient of Dr. Stompro's and I have friend's that have gone to him for facial surgery and he does a great job with facelifts! The results look so natural.

  4. Jennifer, San Ramon, CaAugust 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    I just turned 55 and I have been thinking about getting some work done by Dr. Stompro. I have a couple friends who have gone to him for facelifts and they seem very happy with their results. I have heard very good things about Dr. Stompro and I think im ready to book my appointment!

  5. Sarah, Walnut Creek, CAAugust 8, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    I have some friends who are patients of Dr. Stompro's who have gotten this procedure and are so happpy with the results! They look absolutely amazing. I'm even thinking of getting it done myself after seeing their results. From what I've heard everyone has great things to say about Dr. Stompro and I can't wait to meet him myself.

  6. I had an amazing result from my "customized mini-lift" due to my surgery with Dr. Stompro. His staff, especially Pamela Branchini, helped me in the process and I am so gratefull.

  7. Katherine, Diablo, CAAugust 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Dr. Stompro performed a brow lift, upper and lower lid surgery along with a full face TCA peel. I absolutely LOVE my results. I am a few years away from a mini face life, but Dr. Stompro will be my surgeon. No one else will ever touch my face!


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