Are you ready for a facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. A facelift could improve the following:

  • Sagging in the midface
  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin

Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.

What facelifts won’t do:

As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

Is it right for me?

A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery. Facelift surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires to to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

A variety of other procedures can further enhance the outcome of a facelift. They include:

  • Facial implants
  • Soft tissue augmentation to recontour the facial structure
  • Resurfacing techniques to improve the tone and texture of facial skin
  • Wrinkle reduction by injection (Botox and Juvederm)

Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your rhytidectomy surgery choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift.

A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck. Underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted.

Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

Traditional Facelift: Before and After

An alternative to a traditional facelift uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear and possibly within the lower eyelids or under the upper lip.

Limited Incision: Before and After

Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift.

Neck Lift: Before and After

The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp.

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For more information on facelift, please visit The American Society of Plastic Surgeons or call our office at (212)472-8700 to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Monasebian today.
Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery are committed to performing the highest quality care, which is why our office based surgical office is accredited by the Joint Commission. We also provide all aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the face, breast and body including: Facelift, Forehead Lift and Browlift, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift), Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose), Genioplasty (Surgery of the Chin), Lip Enhancement and Jaw Implants, Cheek Dimples and Chin Clefts, Neck and Facial Liposuction, Removal of Skin Cancer and Skin Lesions, Treatment of Facial Lacerations and Facial Fractures, Scar Revision, Cosmetic Revision of Previous Facial Surgery, Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery, Facial Neurosurgery, Facial Reconstruction, Burns and Burn Reconstruction, Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate, Silicone and Saline Breast Implant Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia), Breast Reconstruction, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Liposuction and Liposculpture, Brachioplasty (Arm Lift), Buttock and Thigh Lift, Vaginal Rejuvenation and Labiaplasty, Body Lifting and Contouring after weight loss and gastric bypass surgery, and Tattoo Removal.  Non-surgical skin and laser procedures provided at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery include: BOTOX® and Juvéderm® Injections, Chemical Peeling and Dermabrasion, Dermasweep Microdermabrasion, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Care and Mole Removal, Skin Resurfacing and Skin Retoning, Face and Body Spider Vein Removal, Surgical Hair Restoration, and the Exclusive Vivité® Skin Care Line.

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