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Facelift in New York

Written by Dr. Jacobs

Facial plastic surgery has been performed for decades, and today men as well as women seek rejuvenation with a facelift. New York residents are known for taking pride in their looks and vitality, so perhaps that's no surprise.

What might be somewhat surprising, however, is that even with all the less invasive options available nowadays – such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers like Restylane and others – facelifts are still as popular as ever. Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that after rising sharply in popularity many years ago, facelift numbers have held steady in recent times.

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That's because there's no rejuvenation option that offers a bigger payoff for most men and women than a face lift. New York residents have embraced other procedures with open arms – indeed we see dozens of people weekly for wrinkle treatments, chemical peels and other skin care options. But we often see these same patients a few years later for a facelift, just as we see post-surgical patients for professional skin care treatments.

Caring for your face is a lifelong pursuit, and Dr. Elliot Jacobs would like to help. Whether you're just getting started in your efforts to combat the clock or you've done battle with the years and the elements for some time, schedule a consultation to meet with him and discuss your next move.

Our Facelift Philosophy

Dr. Jacobs' goal with each patient is to provide education and expert advice about facial rejuvenation options that can yield meaningful results while being good fits for your lifestyle and budget. The starting point for what we hope will be a lasting relationship is an open, honest dialog in our consultation room in New York. When facelift surgery is the right choice for you, the objective will be natural looking results that can turn back the clock several years.

In practice for three decades in Manhattan, plastic surgeon Dr. Jacobs enjoys blending the best of new approaches and products with the tried and true. His experience and dedication to staying current in his field pay off for his patients. Take a look at some before and after facelift photos to see how.

Face Lift Overview

To perform your facelift, Dr. Jacobs will make careful incisions hidden around your ears and in your hairline. He will then separate layers of tissue so he can elevate the muscles underneath your skin. This is an important step, as this new, firmer foundation provides the structure for re-draping your skin to look smoother and younger. He will secure all the layers in their new location, trimming away redundant skin. Incision sites are closed with fine sutures.

A traditional facelift can turn back the clock several years, helping smooth wrinkles around the nose and mouth, lifting sunken cheeks and helping banish a jowly look. For many of Dr. Jacobs' patients in New York, face lift surgery goes hand in hand with measures to refresh surface skin. It's also very common to add a neck lift, eyelid tuck and/or brow lift to address aging across the entire face.

Most often we perform facial plastic surgery in our fully accredited surgery suite. Our patients usually require just intravenous sedation, also known as twilight sedation, instead of general anesthesia. You can expect to be fully but lightly asleep and awaken easily, without an anesthesia "hangover."

Depending on the combination of facial procedures you and Dr. Jacobs decide upon, you will be feeling ready for light activity in just a few days. Swelling and bruising may take a bit longer to resolve, so you may want to plan about two weeks away from work. We will help you understand exactly what to expect during your recovery process and how to prepare for a great experience.

Contact our Park Avenue office online or call 212-570-6080 to schedule your personal consultation.

Face Lift FAQ

  • What about all the trendy new facial procedures, do they work?

Indeed there are lots of facial plastic surgery options with catchy names popping up these days. Most of them exist because someone with a flair for marketing attempts to capitalize on people's desire for an inexpensive rejuvenation option that involves less downtime. We evaluate each new approach as it becomes available and so far we have not found any that deliver the results our patients are seeking. In some cases, men and women end up looking worse than before.

  • What happens after a facelift? How long does it last?

The great thing about a traditional facelift is that the results last forever! We don't mean that you won't age after surgery, of course you will. But you will always look better as the years pass than you would have without surgery.

  • Is it really safe to have several facial procedures at once?

It's actually pretty common for men and women to have at least three procedures in one. Often the combination is facelift, neck lift and eyelid lift. Other times it's facelift, eyelid lift and brow lift. The determining factors when it comes to safety are 1) time under anesthesia and 2) a reasonable recovery process. Combining several facial procedures into one surgery makes sense on both counts.

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