Santa Barbara


Studio City



Mature woman looking at her reflection in the mirror.As you age, collagen production in your skin decreases and signs of aging may start to creep in. From lines and wrinkles to sagging skin, these changes may have you wondering if it is time to consider a facelift.

Maybe your friends are having them done or you have seen your favorite celebrity looking rejuvenated and youthful. But how do you know if it’s the right time for you? While everyone is different, here are three signs that you might be ready for a facelift.

  1. Your Self-Confidence is Affected by Your Appearance

    Self-confidence affects all aspects of your life and if you are finding your self-confidence lacking because of new lines or sagging facial features, it might be time to make some changes. If you find you are avoiding mirrors and photographs or turning down social gatherings because you are unhappy with how you look, a facelift may help bring the confidence boost you need to get back to enjoying life.

  2. Creams, Injections, and Peels Aren’t Doing the Trick

    Creams, injections, such as BOTOX® and chemical peels are often what people start with when fine lines and wrinkles begin appearing. While these are often enough to do the trick, after time they may become ineffective at achieving the results you want. When this happens, a facelift may be able to deliver more permanent results.

  3. You Have Deep Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

    While fillers and resurfacing treatments can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, they often aren’t enough for deeper wrinkles and sagging skin. As your face begins to lose volume, areas like the eyelids, cheeks and jowls may begin to sag, resulting in a much older appearance. When this occurs, many opt for a facelift while their skin still has some elasticity as this can help achieve better results.

Choosing to have a facelift is a very personal decision and it isn’t about vanity. What it is about is feeling confident in yourself. A facelift can be just the boost you need to step forward and feel ready to take on your golden years with confidence.


Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”