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Considering A Facelift? Here Are The Top 5 Reasons To Get One

Considering A Facelift? Here Are The Top 5 Reasons To Get One

Virtually no procedure (not even Botox®) can do as much to restore your youthful appearance and help you feel like the best “you” you can be as a facelift (or rhytidectomy). In just a few hours, a facelift can dramatically decrease the visible signs of aging caused by gravity, stress, smoking, genetics and sun exposure, and dramatically improve not only your appearance but also how you feel about yourself. 

I aim for natural-looking improvement, not a dramatic re-do

In my many years of performing this procedure, I have found that the best candidates for a facelift simply want to turn back the clock a little, not drastically alter their facial features. During the surgery, I discreetly place incisions in your hairline, following the natural contours of your ears. These incision lines are designed to be easily concealed by your hair and makeup. This way, you get a dramatic yet completely natural-looking facelift. A facelift is just one of the many ways I can help you achieve a more beautiful faceTo learn more, click here.

5 most common reasons for a facelift

There are many reasons someone might choose to have a facelift. Here the top 5:

1. Eliminates droopy skin and jowls

If you want to lose sagging, droopy skin around the skin, jowls and neck, a facelift is a great solution. As well as tightening the facial muscles to create a refreshed, more youthful look, a facelift also improves the look of jowls along the jawline, one of the more prominent signs of facial aging.

2. Reduces saggy second chin

As you get older, one of the more noticeable signs of increased age is the excess skin that creates a saggy second chin. Regardless of weight, height or fitness, even slender people can experience this condition due to loss of skin elasticity. A facelift can remove this excess skin along the jawline and gently lift and pull the remaining tissues to create a more pleasing neck line and jaw contour. Some of my patients with highly noticeable signs of neck aging also request a neck lift or laser skin treatments to achieve the best possible results.

3. Reduces deep creases below the eyelids and along the nose

 Part of the reason a facelift is such a popular procedure is because it helps visibly reduce the deep creases and prominent lines under the eyes and between the nose and mouth. It also helps erase facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, smile lines and lines across the cheeks. Many of my patients also choose to have injectables such as Botox® administered during their facelift to further reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases.

4. Brightens a perpetually tired appearance

Due to the harmful effects of prolonged sun exposure, as well as a wide array of pollutants in our world today, the skin is constantly exposed to environmental stress. Over time, this stress takes its toll, causing the skin to look aged and dull, and triggering comments that a person always looks tired. A facelift can help restore a refreshed, more energetic appearance by greatly improving the appearance of the face, eyes, chin, jaws and neck. Many patients combine this procedure with eyelid surgery to create a more “alert and awake” look, or with laser skin resurfacing to remove fine lines, giving the skin a healthy glow.

5. Look as young as you feel 

If you feel young and full of energy on the inside but look old and tired on the outside, a facelift might be a satisfying, highly effective procedure for you. By gently lifting the facial tissues, a facelift can help your outer “self” look as young and vibrant as your inner one. This procedure can also provide a self-confidence boost that can dramatically improve your professional, social and personal relationships.

What facelift surgery won't do

As a restorative surgery, a facelift will not change your fundamental outward appearance and cannot stop the aging process. A facelift can only be performed surgically. Nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results as a facelift, but they may help delay the point at which a facelift becomes appropriate. 

Do you have to be a certain age to get a facelift? 

No. Most people who choose to have facelift surgery are between 40 and 70 years old, but the procedure can also be performed on qualified candidates younger than 40 and older than 70. 

How much does a facelift cost?

Because the texture and appearance of every person’s facial skin is different, and the results they are seeking from a facelift are unique to them, the exact cost is determined after I have met with the patient and together, we have determined what kind of a facelift will achieve the best, most natural-looking results.

Highly experienced in facelifts

In practice for over 20 years as a plastic surgeon, I have performed hundreds of facelifts, both surgical and non-surgical, with outstanding results. I am particularly sensitive to how important it is for my patients, both women and men, to feel good about themselves, youthful and attractive, and a lot of that has to do with their facial appearance. I can confidently say that a facelift can achieve the smoother, fresher, younger-looking results you are looking for. To learn more, please contact me.

I perform my procedures at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester

For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. As the standard of excellence in the region, this technologically advanced, leading-edge facility was specifically designed by our group of surgeons (Cosmetic Surgery Associates) to provide our patients with the highest level of care, personal privacy and optimal surgical results. To learn more about the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, watch this short video by clicking on the image below.

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For more information on facelifts, I recommend these 3 blogs

So that you can be fully informed before deciding to have a facelift, I invite you to read these three blogs explaining the procedure and its benefits:

Considering a facelift?

If you are considering a facelift and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact meI will meet with you, explain the procedure and your various options and make sure you understand exactly what results to expect. Also, I will take all the time you need and make sure all your questions are answered.

Learn more about the many facial and skin procedures I offer

There are several facial procedures and skin treatments available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages on my website:

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."