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Face Lift

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Face Lift services offered in Upper East Side, Upper East Side, New York, NY


Jowls, marionette lines, and sagging cheeks are all realities of aging that affect how you look. With personalized face-lift surgery at Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you can minimize these features and restore more youthful facial contouring. Board-certified plastic surgeon Eric Cha, MD, FACS, and the team can create long-lasting results with face-lifts, mini face-lifts, and neck lifts. Call the office on Park Avenue in New York City to schedule a surgical consultation or book an appointment online today.

Face Lift Q&A

What is a face-lift?

A face-lift is a cosmetic surgery that tightens your facial skin and tissues while elevating them to restore a more youthful appearance. Over time, your skin gets looser and droopier, which leads to sagging areas and prominent wrinkles or folds. With a face-lift, you can minimize some of these new features. 

During a face-lift, you’re under general anesthesia and don’t feel anything. Your Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery provider makes incisions near the hairline, starting at the temples and going around the ears on either side. 

The team lifts your skin and may reposition the underlying fat and tissues to restore plumpness to the cheeks. They drape the skin back over your face and trim away any excess. After closing the incisions, they may place drains to let out any fluid buildup as you heal. 

If you choose to do so, you can combine your face-lift with a neck lift to tighten the skin around your neck and jawline in addition to your facial skin. 

What can a face-lift treat?

A face-lift can treat an array of particular features associated with aging. You might consider getting a face-lift to minimize:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Sagging jowls
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Lost facial volume
  • Double chin
  • Turkey neck

You should be in good physical health and have reasonable expectations, which the team at Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery verifies when you visit for a consultation. They also tell you to stop smoking as you prepare for your surgery. 

What is a mini face-lift?

A mini face-lift is a modified face-lift surgery that can treat limited facial sagging and wrinkles with a smaller incision, leading to less scarring than a traditional face-lift. The team at Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery might direct you to a mini face-lift if you don’t have very much excess skin to remove. 

What should I expect during the recovery after a face-lift?

As with almost any surgery, you can expect swelling and bruising throughout the recovery process after a face-lift. The team tells you how to manage your drains and when to come back in and have them removed. They might also prescribe pain medications to help you manage any postoperative discomfort. 

You can expect to be able to return to work within about two weeks after surgery and start exercising again after four. Swelling can last for several months, so be sure to book your surgery well in advance of any important events. 

Your results are long-lasting, and you can keep them looking great for as long as possible by avoiding smoking, limiting sun exposure, and getting routine procedures like laser skin rejuvenation or injectables. 

Find out if you’re a good candidate for a face-lift by calling Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery or booking an appointment online today.