Is your face beginning to show the effects of age, gravity, sun damage, smoking, heredity and stress? Would you like to reverse those effects and look younger, fresher, more energetic...and more beautiful? For many of my patients, a facelift is an excellent way to reduce long-standing wrinkles and creases that for years have reminded them of the passage of time.
Feel younger, fresher, more beautiful with a facelift
Whatever the reason, a facelift can be a wonderful turning point in a person’s life, boosting their self-confidence and enabling them to feel genuinely positive about themselves, sometimes for the first time. In fact, virtually no procedure can do as much to restore a youthful appearance and rejuvenate a person’s outlook on life as a facelift. (Maybe that’s why it’s one of the top 10 plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S.) There are many ways we can help you achieve a more beautiful face. To learn more, click here.
Do you have to be a certain age to get a facelift?
Most people who choose to have facelift surgery are between 40 and 70 years of age but the procedure can also be performed on qualified candidates younger than 40 and older than 70.
What happens during a facelift?
In just a few hours, a facelift can dramatically improve your appearance, as well as how you feel about yourself. In order to achieve a firmer, fresher, 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.
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 younger years.
The “weekend facelift” is also an option, so-called because this type of facelift can be performed on a Thursday and the patient can usually return to work the following Tuesday.
There are many reasons a person chooses to have a facelift. Here are the top 5:
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 prominent signs of facial aging.
2. To reduce saggy second chin
As you get older, one of the more noticeable signs of your age 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. Some of my patients with prominent signs of neck aging also request a neck lift or laser skin treatments to achieve the best possible results.
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, 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 indeed look 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
As 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 send you additional information prior to your appointment. Then together, we’ll determine the best way to achieve the beautiful results you desire.
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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 Surgeons (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.