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How To Find A Facelift Specialist

One of the most important aspects of cosmetic surgery is choosing the right surgeon. In California, and in particular Southern California there are hundreds of providers all seemingly offering the same service. The good news for the patient is that most surgeons performing face and neck lifts are well-trained and can achieve good results. Also, […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Facelifts

You will have a soft dressing covering your neck and cheeks. You may go home after surgery as long as you have someone to observe you for a 24 hour period. All patients are required to stay in the La Jolla (San Diego) area for at […]

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Face and Neck Rejuvenation

Your neck, just like your face, is unique and is best treated by a strategy developed to meet your specific features. At Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery there is no “one surgery fits all” philosophy. Your options for face and neck enhancement depend on what you are trying to achieve, how soon you need to return […]

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Help! My Skin Was Pulled Too Tight After a Facelift.

An unfortunate complication of a facelift is skin that is stretched too tight during the closure. Suturing the skin together under tension can lead to an unnatural, pulled appearance (windblown face) or unacceptable scarring in front of the ears. This completely avoidable complication is actually becoming more frequent.

Why is an avoidable facelift complication becoming more […]

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Do Liquid Facelifts Really Work?

A “liquid facelift” is a popular term for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. A combination of dermal fillers, volumizers and Botox can provide a noninvasive solution for a refreshed, rejuvenated look. A liquid facelift works best on faces without significant laxity or advanced signs of aging.

As your skin ages it loses collagen and […]

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Should I Have a Facelift or a Laser?

Facelift surgery is the ultimate solution for facial aging. A lower facelift or necklift is the ideal treatment for improving the jowls, falling cheeks and a blunted neckline. For many people a facelift can turn back the clock 10 years or more. In San Diego and La Jolla the cumulative years of sun exposure are […]

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Will I Have a Plastic Look After Facelift Surgery?

A frequent concern of our patients is looking plastic after facelift surgery. There are limitless examples of unnatural, operated results. When surgeons pull too tight, the corners of the mouth can change, the neck looks stretched and the skin can lose some of it’s natural contours.

Your face and neck should not “done” after surgery. Your […]

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Considering Cosmetic Surgery?

A Facial Plastic Surgeon’s advice on how to find the right provider.


How to find a good surgeon.
How to avoid a bad apple.
Where to go for more information.
Things to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon.
What questions to ask and where to look for answers.

One of the most important aspects of […]

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