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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 Benefits

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 Facelift 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 Deep Plane Facelift?

The deep plane facelift is an advanced technique that involves lifting deeper layers of tissue to avoid a pulled (unnatural) appearance and create longer-lasting results. Dr. Funt can also reposition pads of fat in the cheeks to improve the mid-face region. The deep plane facelift is considered even more effective than a SMAS facelift since it addresses the structural components of the face.

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.

Facelifts for Men

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.


How Old Should I Be to Have Facelift?

Facelift RoslynMost patients who have facelift do so in their 40s and 50s. However, there is not a formal age limit. Depending on your genetics and the amount of sun damage your skin has suffered, significant signs of aging can manifest earlier or later than that timeframe. Factors that are more important than your age include good health, so that you can safely undergo an elective procedure, and a desire to rejuvenate your face through surgery.

Is Facelift Painful?

You receive general anesthesia during facelift, which keeps you comfortable during your surgery. After your procedure, you may experience some moderate discomfort, but this can be managed with pain medication. You can expect swelling and bruising following surgery, but that should subside in the weeks that follow. Typically, you feel and look well enough to return to work after about two weeks.  

Does Facelift Look Natural?

In the hands of a less skilled surgeon, your face may look artificial or “pulled” after your skin is pulled taut. Fortunately, Dr. Funt uses advanced facelift techniques that emphasize manipulating the underlying tissue and muscle to create a lifting effect rather than simply pulling the skin taut. These techniques help to achieve results that look natural. Instead of looking like a different person, you look more like you did several years prior.

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is for patients who have preliminary signs of aging but may not be suitable candidates for full facelift surgery. The main objective of mini facelift is to minimize jowls (loose, sagging skin at the bottom of the face) that round the jawline and age the face. This is a less invasive procedure than traditional facelift since it requires less skin and tissue manipulation. Dr. Funt evaluates patients for mini facelift on a case-by-case basis. Patients with significant wrinkles or skin laxity on the neck may be better served by full facelift.

How Much Does Facelift Cost?

Facelift Procedure WoodmereEvery facelift that Dr. Funt performs is customized to the cosmetic goals of his patient. During the consultation stage, Dr. Funt can devise a personal surgical plan and provide a quote that accounts for the extent of facial aging and the types of techniques that will be used. Financing options available through CareCredit, a leading medical lender, can help you pay for the surgery in installments. 

Which Procedures Are Paired with Facelift?

Because facelift focuses on the lower portion of the face, some patients decide to have complementary procedures to rejuvenate the top portion of the face at the same time. The most popular options are:

  • Upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), which lifts drooping upper eyelids by removing the excess skin and fat that weighs down these lids.
  • Lower blepharoplasty, which smooths out the tissue below the eyes to eliminate hollows or bags that age the face and make you look tired.
  • Brow lift, which removes excess skin from the forehead so that horizontal lines are less prominent on your brow. This also effectively elevates the eyebrows so that they have a more youthful arch.
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