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Dr. Reagan is a True Expert in Facial Rejuvenation

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He is a graduate of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program  at The University of Texas at SouthWestern in Dallas (2000). This program was recently voted #1 Training Program in the country by other Plastic Surgeons (The US News and World Report, 2014).  Be assured that Dr. Reagan worked intensely  with some of the top facial rejuvenation surgeons in the world before starting his San Diego private practice in 2000.  Dr. Reagan created True Beauty to provide a complete array of services to achieve beautiful, natural, facial rejuvenation.  Dr. Reagan is routinely selected to present on Facelift Surgery at national and international meetings ( see my profile page.)

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFacelift surgery receives as much attention (good and bad!) as any other procedure in Plastic Surgery. Performed correctly, a facelift will restore natural beauty without looking overdone or unsightly. Friends and acquaintances will simply comment on how good you look! While minilifts definitely have their role in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Reagan believes that for most patients a true facelift will provide the best, most lasting result.

There are many versions of facelift surgery described in the literature. Having trained with some of the top facelift surgeons in the world, Dr. Reagan will utilize only the most tested, predictable techniques. The underlying tissue will be repositioned and secured to yield lasting results. A SUBSMAS dissection is performed. The outer skin will be released and redraped in a natural manner. The incisions will be hidden around the ears without distortion. Neck rejuvenation is typically included with a facelift. A small incision will be placed under the chin to aid in tightening the neck tissue. Dr. Reagan performs his full face/neck lifts under general anesthesia at his fully accredited (AAAASF) surgical center using board-certified Anesthesiologists.

Recovery is typically 3 weeks and consists of resolving bruising and swelling. Compression garments are utilized. Patients often begin to perform normal activities after 2 weeks. Dr. Reagan routinely performs other procedures simultaneously with a facelift such as a browlift, blepharoplasty, fat grafting, or laser resurfacing.

Please see Dr. Reagan’s natural before/after photos! See for yourself how wonderful you can look, and call True Beauty to schedule your complimentary consultation!

Facelift surgery is a good option for you if

  • You are physically healthy
  • You do not smoke
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.

Facelift is for improving sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, redraping skin. Most often done on men and women over 40.


  • Length: Several hours.
  • Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.
  • In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
  • Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; tight feeling, dry skin. For men, permanent need to shave behind ears, where beard-growing skin is repositioned.
  • Risks: Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent). Infection, bleeding. Poor healing; excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline.
  • Recovery: 3-4 weeks.
  • Duration of Results: Usually 5 to 10 years.

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