Dr. Bolitho Ensures a High Quality, Gratifying Experience

Dr. Glynn Bolitho finds face lift procedures to be the most gratifying when it comes to helping clients turn back the clock. He is known for his technical expertise as a physician and his aesthetic skill to produce beautiful, natural-looking results.

  • 30 years of experience in plastic surgery
  • Board-certified in plastic surgery in four countries
  • Board-certified anesthesiologists
  • Operating suite meets stringent national standards
  • Patient safety and care always comes first

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Is it Time for a Face Lift?

As time passes, various factors contribute to the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of facial volume. These telltale signs can affect not only our physical appearance but also our self-confidence. A face lift offers a comprehensive solution by addressing the underlying causes of these changes:

  • Collagen and Elastin Loss: Over time, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, leading to reduced skin elasticity and firmness.
  • Muscle Weakness: Weakening facial muscles contribute to sagging and the formation of lines and wrinkles.
  • Sun Damage: UV exposure accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin, resulting in premature aging.
  • Gravity Effects: The downward pull of gravity causes skin and tissues to sag over time.
  • Loss of Facial Fat: As we age, we may experience a loss of facial fat, leading to hollow cheeks and a sunken appearance.
  • Repetitive Facial Expressions: Repeated muscle movements from facial expressions can create lines and wrinkles over time.
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Get the Most Stunning Results with a Face Lift & Neck Lift 

Unlock a comprehensive path to timeless beauty through the transformative combination of a face lift and neck lift. This dynamic duo offers an array of benefits that extend beyond traditional rejuvenation methods. By addressing both the lower face and neck, this harmonious pairing restores a balance to your features, erasing years from your appearance. But the rejuvenation doesn't stop there. Imagine the possibilities of additional enhancements seamlessly integrated to create a holistic transformation.

Techniques Dr. Bolitho often employs to get optimal results during a face lift with a neck lift include:

  • Facial fat grafting 
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Brow lift
  • Lip lift
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Surgical Candidates

Ideal surgical candidates for a face lift in La Jolla, otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, and neck lift procedure are the following:

  • Men and women living a healthy lifestyle
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have some skin elasticity
  • Have realistic expectations and goals

The Face Lift Procedure

A face lift, with or without a neck lift, addresses signs of aging by tightening muscles, repositioning tissues, and removing excess skin, resulting in a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. Dr. Bolitho carefully plans out what techniques to use to get each individual client the best outcome possible. The general procedure for a face lift is as follows:


You'll receive either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.


Dr. Bolitho strategically places discreet incisions, often within the hairline and around the ears, to allow access to underlying tissues.

Tissue Repositioning

Skillfully lifting and repositioning underlying facial muscles and tissues restores youthful contours, addressing sagging jowls and deep creases.

Excess Skin Removal

Any surplus skin is carefully trimmed away, eliminating visible signs of aging and enhancing smoothness.

Neck Enhancement

If combined with a neck lift, excess skin and muscle banding are corrected for a harmonious profile.

Closing Incisions

Precise suturing techniques bring the incisions together, minimizing scarring.

Immediately post-procedure

As you awaken from anesthesia, you'll be closely monitored. There will be initial swelling and bruising, which Dr. Bolitho will help you manage.

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What Should You Expect While Recovering?

You can count on a dedicated support system and Dr. Bolitho's guidance for a smoother recovery, paving the way for your new, refreshed self:

  • Mild pain and discomfort are expected in the first few days
    Swelling and bruising are natural and will gradually diminish over a few weeks, so plan for about 1-2 weeks off work and social activities to allow these to subside
  • Light activities can resume within a week, with more strenuous activities gradually phased in over a few weeks
  • Regular appointments with Dr. Bolitho will help monitor your healing progress and address any concerns
  • While initial improvements are noticeable after a few weeks, the full benefits of your face lift and neck lift will become increasingly apparent over several months, showcasing a rejuvenated and harmonious appearance
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You are in Excellent Hands with Dr. Bolitho and his Team

Dr. Bolitho has been a plastic and reconstructive surgeon for nearly three decades. He specializes in face lift procedures, keeping himself at the forefront of his field. He is board-certified in plastic surgery in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and South Africa. Being a doctor first is one of Dr. Bolitho’s strongest tenets, resulting in his well-earned reputation for providing the utmost safety and care for his patients. His credentialled, highly qualified staff share in his exacting standards and his dedication to personalized care through one-on-one conversations to help clients understand their options for achieving their desired results. 

Start on Your Journey to the Ultimate in Facial Renewal 

Dr. Bolitho is dedicated to bringing your vision of rejuvenation to life. Please contact our La Jolla offices today to schedule a consultation.

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