Rejuvenate the Entire Face

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is performed alone or with a neck lift. It rejuvenates the sagginess in the middle of the face and jowls. When combined with a neck lift, the entire face and neck are rejuvenated, resulting in drastic improvement of the signs of aging in the entire face and neck area. It covers the lower eyelids, improving deep wrinkles down to the folds running on both sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth. In order to achieve this, Dr. Rostami will place her incision around the ears and down to the hairline. This allows her to lift the skin from the face and cheeks, re-drape it, and trim the excess skin. The result is a smooth, tight, and rejuvenated face and jawline.

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center?

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami performs all facelift surgeries at our Tysons location. Patients seeking a consultation for facelift surgery in Tysons and Northern Virginia will enjoy a thorough consultation with Dr. Rostami. The consultation will consist of a range of questions to ascertain your needs and determine whether you need a facelift or a combination approach. Dr. Rostami will discuss your options, measure your face from a facial plastic surgeon’s perspective, and review your procedure’s potential outcomes, benefits, and risks. She will then suggest the right surgical approach for you.

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“This was my second consultation with Dr. Rostami. She was very personable, made great recommendations, and did not try to “up sell” me on anything. I feel very confident in her hands for my upcoming procedures.”

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Am I A Good Candidate for Facelift?

You are a candidate for facelift surgery if you have the following:

  • Sagging facial skin in the lower two-thirds of your face
  • Lost skin elasticity in your lower face that has left you with sagging jowls and cheeks
  • Lost fat in your face that has left you with loose, empty facial skin
  • Deep wrinkles under your lower lids

Benefits of the Facelift

Healthy patients between the ages of 35 and 70 can best reap the benefits of a facelift. Your results are enhanced when you have realistic expectations, adding to your self-confidence and well-being. With the average results of a facelift lasting close to ten years or more, investing in a facelift should be a once-in-a-lifetime investment for a younger look that positively impacts how you feel about yourself. As with any type of surgical procedure, infection, unfavorable scarring, bleeding, skin loss, and swelling are some risks associated with facelift surgery. Risks of anesthesia should be discussed with your anesthesiologist. Risks that are specific to facelift surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

The Facelift Procedure

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami will perform your surgery on-site in our state-of-the-art, certified surgical suite under intravenous sedation on an outpatient basis. On average, your facelift procedure could take 2-4 hours.

Our patients from the Northern Virginia, McLean, and Tysons areas (and around the nation) seek Dr. Rostami for other techniques and approaches to a traditional facelift, which she also performs:

  • Mid-Facelift: A mid-facelift concentrates more on the triangular area formed between the two corners of the eyes and the corners of the mouth. By working on the deeper layers of your face, Dr. Rostami repositions the underlying fat and muscles so that the middle of your face is pulled up while still looking natural. A mid-facelift can be done alone or along with a traditional facelift.
  • Lower Facelift: A lower facelift is perfect for jowls, frown lines, wrinkles, and loose facial skin. Incisions are limited to the front and back of the ears, making recovery easier than with a traditional facelift.
  • Mini Facelift: A mini facelift is ideal for patients with less severe wrinkling, sagging, and jowls. It involves smaller incisions and requires less recovery time.

Facelift Results

Most patients require one to two weeks of recovery after a facelift, although this can be dependent on the type of facelift. Swelling and bruising are common, and you may not feel comfortable returning to public for about three weeks. During this time, avoid strenuous activities and focus on resting. Dr. Rostami will provide detailed aftercare instructions to guide your recovery process. With proper aftercare, a facelift can last for many years to come.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about your facelift options, contact Sanctuary Cosmetic Center by calling or filling out our online form. We conveniently serve the greater Washington, D.C. areas of Falls Church, McLean, Odrick’s Corner, and Arlington.

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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