Facelift
New York City

Rejuvenate Your Facial Features

Everyone wants to look their very best. Having a youthful face with firm skin and contours plays an essential role in your mental health, confidence, and general quality of life. However, age, stress, and gravity constantly work against us, leading to sagging skin, wrinkles, facial folds, jowls, etc. Fortunately, you can address these issues with the best facelift New York City has to offer.

Women and men all over the NYC, Tarrytown, and Tri-State areas trust our exceptional cosmetic surgeons at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery with their uniquely curated facelift procedures. We’ve been satisfying patients with successful and natural-looking results for over 27 years. We discuss your unique goals and concerns to provide results that meet your unique needs and aesthetic expectations.

Improvements From Facelift In New York

Facelift cosmetic surgery in New York, medically known as a rhytidectomy, improves the lower facial regions by trimming away the excess skin tissues, tightening the skin, removing unwanted fat tissues, and tightening the underlying muscle structure. Consequently, you achieve firm contours with smooth and wrinkle-free skin, taking years off your face. Our New York facelift patients choose facial enhancement for many personal reasons, including:

  • Correcting deep wrinkles and facial lines in the cheeks.
  • Smoothing the deep nasolabial folds, i.e., the lines running from the corners of the nose to the mouth.
  • Smoothing the deep marionette lines, i.e., the lines running down the corners of the mouth to the chin.
  • Removing the excessively sagging skin tissues.
  • Tightening the skin tissues and muscles.
  • Reducing jowls.

Customized Treatment Planning

Any procedure performed on the face is delicate and complex. Even subtle alterations can have a significant impact on a patient’s overall facial aesthetic, so it’s critical to choose a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in this area. At the New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we offer the best facelift in NYC with our board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Salzberg and Dr. Jacobs. Highly regarded in their field, they offer an impressive combination of training, experience, aesthetic sensibility, and a wide range of specialties.

During your initial consultation, your NYGPS surgeon will thoroughly discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure, review your medical history, and answer your questions and concerns. Our surgeons tailor each facelift to the client to preserve unique features and organic expression.

While some patients may only need a facelift, others may benefit from including additional procedures in their treatment plan, such as a neck lift or brow lift. Your NYC plastic surgeon will help you explore your options and determine the approach to maximize your results during your consultation.

What to Expect from Your Facelift in New York

Your facelift at NYGPS is performed in our on-site, outpatient facility, either under heavy sedation or general anesthesia. Because this procedure requires extreme precision, it can take your surgeon several hours to complete. Additional procedures will increase the length of your surgery. You will need someone to drive you home and help you out for a few days afterward.

In most cases, the surgeon makes an incision in the hairline near the temples. The incision travels from the front of the ear, along the earlobe, and back to the lower scalp. The incisions are largely concealed within your hairline or the natural contours of your facial anatomy, making them almost imperceptible.

Our cosmetic surgeons are experts in the art of concealing incision marks, so you don’t have to fear visible scars. You are in good hands with the top facial plastic surgeons in New York City.

Once the incisions are made, excess fat and skin tissues are removed and redistributed. The underlying muscles are also tightened to give you a chiseled and contoured appearance. Individuals with minimal skin sagging might need a “mini-facelift” with shorter scars and a quicker recovery period. However, your surgeon will determine the specific procedure necessary for your facelift. The procedure details may vary from one individual to the next.

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Avoiding the “Wind Tunnel” Appearance

Patients considering facelifts are often concerned about the “wind tunnel” appearance wherein your skin looks blown back as you’ve driven through a wind tunnel. This only happens due to poorly-performed facelifts when the skin is simply pulled back in an attempt to smoothen it. However, facelifts are a lot more involved — the surgeon must correct the underlying fat tissues and muscles to make the skin settle naturally over your face. Obvious signs of cosmetic manipulation only arise when patients opt for inexperienced surgeons. Our cosmetic surgeons carefully assess each aspect of your facial anatomy to ensure results show no signs of cosmetic manipulation.

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What is the recovery time like?

Your recovery time will depend on the extent of your surgery. You should expect to have bruising, swelling, and stiff facial movements for the first few weeks. Medications will be prescribed to assist with any postoperative discomfort if needed. After this initial healing period has passed, your improvements will gradually be revealed. Most patients can return to light activity, including work, after two weeks. More strenuous activities can be resumed a few weeks later. To promote proper healing, you should limit sun exposure for several months.

Once your recovery is complete, you will be able to enjoy smoother and firmer skin with a reduced appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and jowls. The procedure will provide an overall restoration of a more rested and vibrant look. Contact us to learn more about the most trusted facelift in New York City.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a facelift improve wrinkles around my eyes and forehead?

No. Although the name “facelift” may make it sound like the procedure enhances the entire face, facelift surgery focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face only. Neither the forehead nor the eyes are directly affected by facelift surgery. Cosmetic concerns in these areas (such as horizontal forehead creases, drooping eyelids, or crow’s feet) must be addressed with different procedures that can be done alone or in combination with a facelift for complete facial rejuvenation.

Are there different kinds of facelifts?

There is a range of options available when it comes to improving the appearance of the face. A traditional facelift refreshes the entire lower region of the face. As the most extensive option, it is usually the best choice for patients with deep folds and a significant amount of sagging skin. Other techniques, like a mini facelift or midface lift, focus on smaller problem areas. They are known for shortened downtime and reduced scarring. These options achieve the best results for patients with less advanced signs of aging. Your NYGPS surgeon will help you determine which procedure will produce the outcome you envision for yourself.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to a facelift?

For less severe cases of loose, sagging skin, your surgeon might recommend trying BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Radiesse® or JUVÉDERM® from our on-site medical spa. These treatments can achieve a more youthful look in minutes, but they are not the right solution for everyone. Injectables are temporary and require regular maintenance to maintain results. They are also limited in what they can achieve compared to surgical techniques. Strategic use of nonsurgical treatments can delay the need for cosmetic surgery for years, and when signs of aging become more advanced, a facelift can produce the most dramatic improvements.

Are facelift results permanent?

The answer is both yes and no. The improvements from facelift surgery are long-lasting — typically from five to 10 years — but no surgery can stop the aging process or affect other contributing factors. Your skin will continue to age, but it will always look more beautiful and youthful than it would have without the procedure. Imagine that you have a twin. You have a facelift; your twin does not. You will look years younger than your twin after surgery. A decade from now, you will still look younger even if the improvements from your procedure have faded. In that sense, a facelift can last the rest of your life.

Will there be visible scarring?

Scarring is a possibility any time an incision is made in the skin. Facelift incisions are made in discreet locations around the natural creases of the ears or within the hairline. Neck lift incisions are also placed in the hairline or around the contours of the chin. Your NYGPS surgeon will make the incisions as small as possible to reduce healing time and minimize scarring, without compromising your results. Scars from these procedures can be virtually undetectable once they have healed. Strict adherence to your aftercare instructions will reduce the risk of conspicuous scars.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

You’re a suitable candidate for a facelift if you’re prepared to restore your youthfulness, dramatically improving your facial contours. This procedure is primarily meant for patients over 40 years of age with significantly sagging skin tissues, deep wrinkles and creases, jowls, and other major signs of aging. However, younger patients might benefit from a modified version of the facelift procedure, known as a “mini-facelift.” You can also opt for a non-surgical facelift to enhance your facial contours and reduce wrinkles with cosmetic injectables.

Our cosmetic surgeons will carefully assess your skin quality and review your medical history to ensure you’re a viable candidate for the procedure. Your personalized consultation with your NYGPS surgeon will identify the approach that is best suited to your skin and facial structure, so you can enjoy results that are beautiful, natural, and last for many years to come. Contact the New York Group for Plastic Surgery today at 212-844-8796 (New York City) or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown) to learn more about the best facelift NYC can offer.

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