For many women, the effects of age, sun damage, smoking, heredity and stress can all be seen on their face, affecting not only the way they look but the way they feel about themselves. Fortunately, there's a highly effective way to reverse the onward march of time, enabling women of every skin type to look younger, fresher and more beautiful...a facelift.
For many of my patients, a facelift is an excellent solution for reducing long-standing wrinkles and creases that for years have reminded them of the passage of time. Many of them have told me that their facelift has given them a wonderful new lease on life and a second youth! Maybe the same could be true for you.
Most people who choose to have facelift surgery are between 40 and 70 years of age but this procedure can also be performed on qualified candidates younger than 40 and older than 70. To find out if you are a good candidate for a facelift, please contact me for a free consultation and together, we'll talk about your options.
What happens during a facelift?
Virtually no procedure can do as much to restore your youthful appearance and make you feel like the best “you” you can be as a facelift. In just a few hours, this plastic surgery procedure dramatically improves your appearance, as well as how you feel inside. To achieve a firmer, younger-looking face and more elegant neck, a facelift surgically tightens the deeper layers of the facial tissues. It then lifts and repositions these deeper layers as well as the surface skin to restore a youthful neck and jawline.
2 additional options: a mini facelift and a weekend facelift
- Some of my younger patients choose a less extensive “mini facelift” to avoid early jowls or to restore the original contour of their neck and jaw line from their earlier years.
- The “weekend facelift” is another option, so-called because it can be performed on a Thursday and you can usually return to work the following Tuesday.
The top 5 reasons a person chooses to have a facelift:
1. To eliminate droopy skin and jowls
A facelift is ideal for someone seeking to lose sagging, droopy skin around the skin, jowls and neck. 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 common signs of facial aging.
2. To reduce a saggy second chin
As you get older, one of the more noticeable signs of aging is the excess skin that creates the appearance of a saggy second chin. Regardless of age or weight, even slender people can experience this problem due to the 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 beautiful neck line and jaw silhouette.
3. To reduce 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. To brighten a tired appearance
Due to the harmful effects of prolonged sun exposure, as well as numerous chemicals and 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. A facelift can help restore a more energetic appearance by drastically improving the appearance of the face, eyes, chin, jaws and neck. Many patients combine this procedure with eyelid surgery to create a more alert look, as well as laser skin resurfacing to remove fine lines, giving the skin a healthy glow.
5. To look as young as you feel
If you feel young and full of energy on the inside but look years older on the outside, a facelift might be an excellent, highly effective procedure for you. By gently lifting the facial tissues, a facelift can help your outer self seem as young and vibrant as your inner one. In addition, this procedure can give you a self-confidence boost that can dramatically improve your professional, social and personal relationships.
What facelift surgery can't do
Since it is a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental 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.
Considering having a facelift?
If you are considering a facelift and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I 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.
To learn more about the many facial procedures I offer
- Face procedures
- Eyelid surgery
- Fat injection
- Forehead surgery
- Hair restoration
- Lip enhancement
- Nose reshaping
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.