Facial aging may be inevitable, but living with loose skin, depleted volume and the development of creases and wrinkles across your expression is not your only option. A time-worn complexion, etched with furrows and fine lines, does not have to be your destiny. Facelift is the proven surgical procedure that can help you restore, reclaim and rejuvenate your face.

Facelift softens and reinvigorates your features, brightening your look and your mood while enhancing self-confidence. It effectively targets skin laxity and the wrinkles and fine lines created by loose skin. Although it is one of the oldest surgical procedures, there is still no better way to achieve such dramatic, comprehensive improvement in your facial appearance. By stretching and removing some skin, while concurrently tightening subdermal muscles, facelift smooths out your entire complexion, erasing lines and restoring natural contours.

How long will my new look last?

Patients can typically expect their newly enhanced appearance to last about a decade. In addition to vanquishing lines and wrinkles, the procedure slightly improves the tone and flexibility of your skin, which helps protect against further sagging. Adopting healthy lifestyle choices, such as refraining from smoking, will extend the benefits of facelift.

What is “liquid facelift”?

Liquid facelift may sound like a fountain-of-youth elixir in a bottle, but it is actually a term that refers to the wide array of injectables that are able to modestly replicate some of the benefits of facelift. Because this is a non-surgical option, it appeals to patients who want to avoid the time, expense and potential complications of facelift; and also to clients who would like to try a minimally invasive procedure before making a commitment to a surgical solution.

Botox, the oldest and still the most popular of all injectables, smooths the complexion by relaxing subdermal muscles. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Radiesse and Restylane erase wrinkles by adding volume to targeted areas, and by stimulating production of collagen and elastin at the injection site. These injectable options are quick and convenient, but also temporary, lasting anywhere from six months to a year.

Do men get facelifts?

In recent years, men have shown more interest in plastic surgery. Outdated stigmas about cosmetic procedures for men are long gone, and the pressures of staying competitive in business and in social situations have convinced many men that reclaiming a look of youthful vitality is key to future successes.

Although men are choosing facelift in greater numbers, their preferences are unique. Dr. Funt is sensitive to the fact that male patients want to preserve the masculine contours of the face, and generally desire a subtle change, rather than a dramatic transformation. Men definitely do not want friends and colleagues whispering about how the result looks “done” or unnatural. Because men often have shorter hair, incisions must be placed carefully to prevent noticeable scarring.