ELIVāTED Deep Plane Face Lift In La Jolla & San Diego

The ELIVāTED Lift is Dr. Malone’s signature facelift to provide the most natural results for a more youthful and fresh appearing face and neck. Over the years in her practice, Dr. Malone has adapted, modified, and curated the most aesthetically pleasing attributes of a facelift in order to provide her signature approach for her patients to achieve: Lifted cheeks, Defined jawline, Elongated neck. The Elevated Lift is a Limited Incision Vertical Trajectory Extended Deep Plane facelift- and is a facelift that is technically different than other facelifts because it is able to provide more natural results that are longer lasting.

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A traditional facelift focuses on lifting the skin and pulling the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) that creates a tight appearance to the face. A deep plane lift raises the skin, SMAS, and deeper muscles to reposition all deep facial tissue musculature together, so that the skin is not pulled tightly over drooping muscles as in a regular SMAS facelift.

A deep plane facelift is a surgical procedure that deals with the effects of aging in the face and neck by lifting and repositioning the deeper tissue layers.


It raises the midface to emphasize the cheekbones, creates a defined jawline, and restores the longer neck length of youth. A deep plane facelift produces less bruising and Dr. Malone has developed a limited incision technique to hide the discreet incisions. Patients look rejuvenated with a more refreshed appearance.

The ELIVāTED lift provides comprehensive rejuvenation of the midface, lower face and neck and is best suited for patients in their 40s and older. Dr. Malone has published her original research in some of the most elite plastic surgery peer reviewed journals on the long-lasting outcome of this surgery with results lasting greater than 10 years. The deep plane facelift lifts the apple of the cheek, smoothing the nasolabial folds and jowls, and tightens and smoothes the muscle of the jawline and neck restoring the heart shaped face from your youth. It can be performed with limited incisions that will be hidden and not distort your hairline.

Am I a Candidate for an ELIVāTED Lift?

You are a good candidate for an ELIVāTE procedure if you are in good overall physical health. It is important to have realistic expectations from the procedure and your outcome. Dr. Malone will evaluate you on whether a deep plane facelift is the best and most effective method for you.

What to Expect from Deep Plane Face Lift

Dr. Malone is the only surgeon that performs a limited incision deep plane facelift in La Jolla. During your consultation with her, you will be evaluated and can discuss in detail your individual anatomical needs. Dr. Malone will make the best recommendation for you to create the optimal facial rejuvenation treatments to achieve your goals. Your customized treatment will improve the surface appearance of the face, neck, and skin to create a softer, smooth and defined facial appearance.

Recovery from an ELIVāTED Lift

The average recovery time to return to normal work or social activities is seven to ten days.

What are the Benefits of Facelifts and Neck Lifts?

There are many great advantages of a face and neck lift for you in San Diego, including:

  • Firmer and tighter skin giving you a youthful appearance
  • Eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Minimize downtime and recovery time
  • Minimize surgical incision
  • Hidden incisions inside and behind the ear (short hair style without visible scar)
  • No general anesthesia, procedure performed with local anesthesia
  • Does not alter hairline
  • New look will improve your self-esteem and confidence
Facial Plastic Surgeon La Jolla
Facial Plastic Surgeon La Jolla
Facial Plastic Surgeon La Jolla
Facial Plastic Surgeon La Jolla

During your consultation with Dr. Malone in La Jolla, she will evaluate your anatomical needs, listen to your concerns and make the best recommendation for you based on the optimal facial rejuvenation treatments to achieve your goals. Your customized treatment will improve the surface appearance of the face, neck and skin to create a softer, smooth and defined facial appearance. Specifically, your treatment will be based upon your individual facial anatomy and personal preferences in order to address these problem areas:

  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Neck

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“I am 69 years old and had a deep plane face lift with Dr. Malone my results are fabulous. She is an excellent surgeon and a caring kind person as well. Would highly recommend her.” —Deep Plane Facelift (aerobicgal)

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“She is kind, caring, listened to and addressed all of my concerns, explained everything in detail, and was always available, before and after surgery.” —Facelift (B.)

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“I saw Dr. Malone back in Nov 2017, she was an absolute delight. I knew I was in good hands. Her empathetic bedside manner made me feel confident in her abilities to give me the exact results I envisioned. ” —Rhinoplasty (N.K.)

Dr. Malone’s treatments in La Jolla are highly individualized, customized for you and address your specific concerns and needs. We aim to let your refreshed appearance reflect the youthful energy that you feel on the inside. Most importantly, Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is seamless without ever drawing unwanted attention. She provides the subtle refresher that a good night’s rest no longer produces. Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is a natural, soft and balanced letting you to always put your best face forward.

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Dr. Malone is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. This remarkable distinction is bestowed on an elite subset of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct.

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