Facelift in New York CityHave you noticed unwanted signs of aging on your face when you look in the mirror? Has this made you contemplate whether plastic surgery is the best way to rejuvenate your face? If you have started researching potential plastic surgeons for facelift, Dr. David Funt, a renowned plastic surgeon who has performed facelift throughout his celebrated career, has some questions he suggests that you ask during any consultation you schedule. These include:

Will My Results Look Natural?

Facelift is an art, with modern techniques (like the deep plane approach) allowing great surgeons to manipulate the underlying tissue and musculature to rejuvenate the lower face. Older techniques favor removing more loose skin, which often creates an artificially “pulled” appearance. A surgeon with advanced techniques should be able to explain their approach in detail — and show you before-and-after photos of previous patients to demonstrate the naturalness of the results.

Would I Be a Good Candidate for Mini Facelift?

Mini lift is a popular alternative to traditional facelift that requires fewer and smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time. The tradeoff for this gentler approach is that it is mainly appropriate for patients with mild to moderate signs of aging, especially jowls. To address skin laxity on the neck and deeper wrinkles around the mouth, full facelift is probably the right approach. That said, if you are on the younger side and still have some elasticity to your skin, mini facelift may be ideal for you.

Will an Alternative or Additional Procedure Help Me to Achieve My Cosmetic Goals?

Facelift surgery is a very effective way to rejuvenate the lower face and neck, but it does not do anything to remove signs of aging on the top portion of the face. Therefore, if you are also dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes or forehead, you may decide to have blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or brow lift for more uniform rejuvenation. Neck lift is an alternative option if signs of aging have appeared on your neck rather than your lower face. Injectables can also handle moderate laxity and lines on the lower face if you want to postpone surgery.

Do You Specialize in Facelift Surgery?

The most important factor in having a safe and successful facelift is choosing an experienced plastic surgeon who is known for performing this specific surgery. Some plastic surgeons tend to focus on breast or body procedures and don’t appreciate the nuances that make facelift great. Always check that the surgeon is board-certified to confirm that he or she meets the highest standards of plastic surgeons.

Dr. Funt is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures and is regularly invited to speak about facial anatomy at academic and professional conferences. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Funt so that he may answer all these questions and more, please call Funt Aesthetics at 516-295-0404

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