A facelift is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures at New York Plastic Surgical Group. Wrinkles, fine lines, and deep folds are common signs of the natural aging process that can make us appear older on the outside than we feel on the inside. Our plastic surgeons possess the skill and expertise to smooth loose skin and tighten facial muscles beneath the skin’s surface to give you a younger and more energized appearance. Using the latest techniques in the field of plastic surgery, our doctors can help you achieve long-lasting results that look natural and beautiful.
The ideal facelift candidate will have some degree of skin elasticity and a strong bone structure. Many of our facelift patients are in their 50s to 70s, though patients both older and younger have also been deemed good candidates for the procedure. For some patients who have minimal signs of wrinkles, folds, and fine lines, non-surgical injectables can sometimes serve as an alternative to facelift surgery. Some of our patients also choose to combine a facelift with an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or a neck lift for a more comprehensive rejuvenation.
To learn more about this procedure, or to schedule a consultation for facelift surgery at NYPSG, please contact our office today.
The experienced plastic surgeons at New York Plastic Surgical Group offer a variety of facelift treatment options in addition to the full facelift procedure described below. For patients who may not need a full facelift, alternative procedures include:
MACS Lift (Short Scar Facelift)
Mid-Facelift (Mini Facelift)
Full Facelift Procedure
During the initial consultation process, you will discuss your personal aesthetic goals with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, who will then design a custom-tailored treatment plan that can achieve the results you desire. To remove excess skin, tighten the underlying facial muscles and smooth the remaining skin, our facelift surgeons typically make an incision above the hairline, leading to virtually unnoticeable residual scarring. Facelift surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure and takes about three to four hours to complete, depending on the needs of the individual patient. Facelifts can also be combined with fat grafting procedures.
Facelift Recovery and Results
Patients typically experience some swelling and bruising after facelift surgery, though any post-operative discomfort can be easily remedied with oral pain medication. Our surgeons recommend keeping your head elevated in the days immediately following the surgery to aid in the healing process. You should also avoid any strenuous exercise for two weeks. Facelift patients usually return to their normal daily activities within ten to fourteen days. Throughout the healing process, you should see the results from your facelift continue to improve. The final outcome of the procedure will likely be apparent within just a few weeks.
Contact New York Plastic Surgical Group
If you would like to learn more about how facelift surgery can renew your appearance with natural-looking results, please contact New York Plastic Surgical Group today. We will be happy to answer your questions, or assist you with scheduling a consultation.