DEFINE Lift in Rancho Mirage, CA

Redefine Rejuvenation

The facelift became a common and popular cosmetic procedure around the 1970s. A lot has changed since then in the world of plastic surgery, and today, a strikingly natural-looking and completely comprehensive facelift is possible. Using the DEFINE Lift Rancho Mirage patients can eliminate signs of aging from the forehead all the way down to the neck in just one transformative procedure.

DEFINE Lift at Plastic Surgery Institute

At the Plastic Surgery Institute in beautiful Rancho Mirage, Dr. Ritu Chopra is committed to delivering the most authentic and naturally rejuvenated results using the innovative DEFINE Lift technique. Dr. Chopra's commitment to excellence is shared by the entire team at PSI, who are passionate about patient well-being, exceptional outcomes, and ensuring an unmatched level of care.

What is a DEFINE Lift?

The DEFINE Lift technique is a custom-built collection of facial rejuvenation procedures that are performed together in order to achieve an incredibly natural-looking, youthful result. This method was created by Dr. Chopra and provides patients with a stunningly comprehensive outcome. DEFINE means:

Extended Deep Plane Facelift

An extended deep plane facelift can address signs of aging, including wrinkles and sagging skin all the way from the neck up through the cheeks, in contrast to a standard deep plane, which stops around the jawline. This facelift technique produces an extremely natural result because adjustments are made deep down in the tissue, and the muscles and skin are moved as one unit so that excess tension is not placed on the skin alone.

Neck Lift

Using incisions under the chin and near the ears, the neck lift can provide a youthful appearance for the jawline and below. This part of the DEFINE Lift can eliminate neck wrinkles, jowls, turkey neck, and even neck banding.

Brow Lift

Most facelift procedures do not address anything above the cheek area, but the DEFINE Lift in Rancho Mirage includes a brow lift to brighten and elevate the eyes. Typically, an incision is made along the hairline, and then the forehead is lifted, lessening the appearance of wrinkles and drooping eyebrows.

What can a DEFINE Lift do for me?

Look younger and more refreshed with the powerful transformation that is possible with the DEFINE Lift. This procedure can erase signs of aging throughout your entire face and neck and offers benefits including:

Am I a candidate for a DEFINE Lift?

Patients who are great candidates for the DEFINE Lift typically want to address significant signs of aging, including deep creases, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Ideal candidates should be in overall good health, non-smokers, and understand expected outcomes.

Consultation and Preparation

At a consultation, you will receive a fully customized treatment plan, including detailed information on preparing for surgery, such as lab work and medication adjustments. Dr. Chopra will learn about your specific aesthetic goals and discuss your health history to ensure that you are a candidate for this procedure.


Performed under general anesthesia, this procedure typically takes around four to six hours. Dr. Chopra will make delicate and discreet incisions, adjust the facial structure, and place sutures, all with astute surgical skill, incredible attention to detail, and a refined artistic vision.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

For most patients, recovery time is around two to three weeks, and you will likely experience some swelling and mild discomfort. Full healing can take up to six months, and optimal results may not be visible for 12 months. Many patients enjoy great results for as long as 10 to 15 years, especially with great maintenance and skin care.

“My Spirits Were Lifted!”

“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”

“I had the most amazing experience!”

“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”

“Extremely happy with my results.”

“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”

“Exceeded All Expectations”

“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”

Why PSI?

Dr. Ritu Chopra is renowned as one of the country's leading plastic surgeons specializing in deep plane facelifts, and he created the DEFINE Lift as an all-encompassing and highly effective solution. Dr. Chopra has a long list of exceptional credentials, including the highest quality education, extensive experience, multiple "Top Doctor" accolades, and recurring appearances on the show "The Doctors," where he shares his extensive knowledge. Dr. Chopra is dedicated to achieving profound transformations for his patients.

Schedule Your Rancho Mirage, CA, DEFINE Lift Consultation at Plastic Surgery Institute Today

Call today at 760.568.2211 or message us online to schedule your private consultation.


Will I need someone to drive me home after a DEFINE Lift?

Yes, you will need someone to drive you home, and it's best to have someone with you for about 24 hours after surgery while the effects of the anesthesia wear off.

How long is DEFINE Lift recovery?

After your DEFINE Lift Rancho Mirage patients usually take two to three weeks to recover, which may be longer than recovery from a standard facelift. However, the advantage is that patients only have to go through a single recovery period since multiple procedures are rolled into one surgery.

What are the risks associated with a DEFINE Lift?

Some side effects of surgery will likely include swelling and mild pain or discomfort. Rare but serious risks include infection, excessive bleeding, or unexpected numbness in the face. Dr. Chopra offers three Morpheus8 sessions to enhance skin tone and texture, as well as a skincare consultation for a medical-grade skincare routine that can help you achieve long-lasting results.

How long do the results of a DEFINE Lift last?

For most patients, excellent results are visible for about 10 to 15 years.

How much does a DEFINE Lift cost?

The cost of this procedure will depend on each patient's personalized treatment plan.