Facelift in New York City
Facelifts are among the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women around the country. Faces can show signs of aging as early as your thirties, thanks to several different causes. A Full Facelift, performed by board-certified, New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Steinbrech, can lift the skin back up to an appropriate position and trim away excess skin if necessary.
Unleash Your Radiance with the Benefits of a Facelift
Embrace the transformative power of facelift surgery. This procedure goes beyond simply reducing the signs of aging—it helps renew self-confidence, and revives your youthful vigor. A facelift grants a fresh, vibrant, and natural-looking appearance, ushering in a renewed zest for life.
Facelift surgery rolls back the years, smoothing wrinkles and sagging skin to reclaim your youthful appearance.
By rejuvenating your look, a facelift can ignite a surge of renewed self-confidence and positivity.
Skillfully executed, a facelift ensures results that blend seamlessly with your features, enhancing your natural beauty.
Facelift and facial aging
UV rays from the sun, contaminants in your environment, genetics, stress, and gravity all take a toll on facial aging. Your skin loosens and begins to sag a little. Wrinkles begin to develop around your mouth and eyes due to constant muscle movement. Fat deposits start to move down towards your chin and neck. Over time, all these effects create an aged look on your face. Facelift surgery performed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, can correct all these concerns by lifting and tightening the skin around the middle and lower half of your face.
Types of Facelift
Facelifts are one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures to help individuals achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This surgical procedure is designed to lift and tighten facial skin, tissue, and muscle to reduce sagging, wrinkles, and creases on the face. Facelifts can also be used to improve the shape of the jawline and neck area.
There are several different types of facelifts available today, depending on each individual’s needs and desires. Traditional facelifts involve making incisions around the ears and hairline in order to remove excess skin that has lost elasticity due to aging or sun exposure. After removing the loose skin, the plastic surgeon will reposition the facial tissue in order to give it a lifted appearance. A traditional facelift may also involve tightening connective tissue beneath the surface of your skin, which can help create a more youthful-looking face.
In addition to traditional facelifts, there are other variations, such as mini facelifts or neck lifts, that focus on specific areas of concern. Mini facelifts are often used for patients who only have mild signs of aging but want more dramatic results than dermal fillers can provide. Neck lifts target laxity in this area specifically by removing excess fat deposits and tightening underlying muscles for a smoother profile. Eyelid surgery is another option for those wanting to address sagginess or puffiness around their eyes, which may contribute to an aged look in this area.
No matter what type of facelift you decide on, it is important to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Douglas Steinbrech for an initial consultation prior to undergoing any surgical techniques or procedures. He can discuss all your options with you so that you make an informed decision about your facial rejuvenation plan that best suits your aesthetic goals while maintaining safe practices throughout the entire process.
What Problems Can Facelift Surgery Fix?
Facelift surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help patients achieve a more youthful facial appearance. It involves the meticulous reshaping of the facial structures and contours to create natural-looking, rejuvenated results. Facelifts should only be performed by board-certified plastic surgeons such as Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, who have extensive experience in this field. During a personal consultation, your plastic surgeon will assess your individual needs and develop a customized treatment plan that takes into account your unique facial anatomy and skin texture.
One of the primary benefits of facelift surgery is that it can effectively address sagging skin caused by aging or sun exposure. This procedure can also reduce the appearance of deep creases on your face, soften tissue around your mouth, and improve overall facial contours for a younger-looking appearance. In addition to these aesthetic benefits, facelift surgery can also help restore blood pressure levels in certain areas of the face which may have been compromised due to age or illness.
If you are considering facelift surgery as an option for improving your facial appearance, it is important to consult with an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who can review all available options with you so that you make an informed decision about your aesthetic goals while ensuring safe practices throughout the entire process.
The Facelift Procedure
The facelift procedure is designed to reduce the common signs of aging by restoring your skin’s elasticity and improving its overall quality. During this procedure, shorter incisions will be made behind the hairline or around the ears in order to access and reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin’s surface. This helps to restore a more natural crease and contours while tightening and smoothing any laxity that may have occurred due to age or sun exposure. Excess tissue, such as fat deposits, may then be removed or redistributed using fat grafting techniques in order to create a more balanced facial structure while maintaining its natural position. Once all these procedures have been completed, the incisions will then be sutured together in order to help ensure optimal results.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Facelift Surgery Recovery
Facelift surgery recovery typically takes a couple of days, although some patients may need up to a week before they are able to resume daily activities. During this time, it is important to follow the specific instructions provided by your facial plastic surgeon in order to ensure optimal results and avoid any potential complications. Common complications include bruising, swelling, and infection; however, these can be minimized with proper skin care and following the recovery instructions provided by your surgeon.
It is also important to avoid any strenuous activities during the initial recovery period, such as heavy lifting or exercise, as this can increase the amount of swelling in the area. After a few days, you should be able to gradually return back to normal activity levels while still being mindful of any discomfort that may arise. With proper care and attention following your facelift procedure, you should be able to enjoy natural-looking results from your surgery without any long-term side effects. The typical recovery time for a facelift will vary depending on each individual case, but on average most patients take around two weeks before they feel fully recovered.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
A good candidate for a facelift is typically someone in their 40s or older who has begun to experience sagging skin, deep creases, and/or lost facial volume. It is important to keep in mind that this procedure should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, and it is essential to disclose all your medical history in order to ensure that you’re an appropriate candidate for the procedure. The best approach is to have a personal consultation with your plastic surgeon, where they can assess your individual needs and develop a customized treatment plan based on your facial anatomy.
The Facelift Consultation
The first step in preparing for a facelift is to have an in-depth consultation with your plastic surgeon. During this appointment, your doctor will assess your facial anatomy and discuss the goals of the surgery as well as any potential risks or complications associated with the procedure. During the consultation, it’s important, to be honest and open about any medical history or current health conditions you may have so that your doctor can ensure that you’re a good candidate for a facelift. The consultation is also a great opportunity to ask any questions or concerns about the procedure so that you’re fully informed before making any decisions.
WHY CHOOSE DR. STEINBRECH
- Dr. Douglas Steinbrech has been ranked in the top 10 plastic surgeons in NYC.
- Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is a Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons under the American Board of Medical Specialties.
- Dr. Steinbrech underwent eight years of surgical training at New York University in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive surgery.
- He has been awarded grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.
A facelift can reduce signs of aging (wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, drooping brow) by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and redraping the skin around the neck and face.
If your problem areas are limited to the neck, you may elect to undergo a more conservative procedure called a “necklift.”
Most facelift patients are in their 40s-60s, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their 70s or 80s as well.
Most patients return to work about ten days to two weeks after surgery.
Facelift surgery is extremely long-lasting, and once patients get past the recovery process, they can enjoy the results for years to come. Most people find that they look at least several years younger after the surgery, and will continue to look rejuvenated for up to ten years or more.
Unfortunately, nothing can stop the march of time. Aging does not stop after a facelift, but it is slowed considerably. Patients can maintain their results and preserve a youthful look by making smart lifestyle choices and leveraging non-invasive treatments.
Eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking and excessive drinking, and protecting the skin from the sun are all ways patients can keep the results of a facelift looking good for longer. Injectable treatments or laser and radiofrequency treatments can help to maintain the results and further hold off aging.
The skin, especially that around the incisions, is very susceptible to the sun’s powerful rays after surgery. It is important to protect your skin with sunscreen of at least 30 SPF and wear protective accessories like hats and sunglasses during the first several months. Sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) around the incisions.
All surgery produces some scarring, and a traditional facelift requires long incisions that do leave scars around the ears. However, these incisions are hidden as much as possible in discreet areas, and patients can use several different techniques to help the scars fade. Most patients find that the scarring is not very noticeable, especially after several months. Before-and-after photos of facelift patients can help you to get an idea of what to expect from the incision sites.
A facelift addresses the underlying tissues of the face, including fat and muscles, and tightens sagging skin. This can help to fix premature aging caused by excessive sun damage. However, it cannot address textural or complexion problems like dull skin or brown spots that can be caused by sun damage. Other procedures may be needed after a facelift to address these problems.
Both men and women routinely undergo facelift surgery. There are only minor differences, as the goal for the surgeries is the same. Incision placement, degree of correction, and overall aesthetic goals are often slightly different, but all of these factors will be discussed during the planning phase of the procedure.
Swelling will occur after the surgery as the body begins to heal. This can produce sensations of tightness. However, once the tissues have healed, your face should not look or feel pulled and tight. The intention of the procedure is to produce a very natural appearance, not an artificially tight facial aesthetic. Dr. Steinbrech works very hard to make sure patients experience natural-looking rejuvenation.
There is no “right” age for a facelift, since each patient ages at a different rate. Most patients are in their late forties to early sixties, as this tends to be when significant aging is apparent but some skin elasticity is still present. Because candidacy is such an individual issue, however, it is important to get an expert’s opinion by attending a consultation. This will help you determine whether or not it is the right time for you to undergo facelift surgery.
While there are some great non-surgical or minimally-invasive treatments that can improve many of the concerns a facelift addresses, no non-surgical treatment exists that can provide the dramatic results of a face lift. The facelift is one of the most comprehensive cosmetic surgeries available, and its results are unparalleled.
If you live in the states of New York or California, Facial Plastic Surgery expert Douglas S. Steinbrech, MD offers facelift among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
To schedule a facelift consultation with Dr. Steinbrech, call (646) 949-0580 or fill out the contact form in this page.