The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that 126,000 facelift procedures are performed each year. For all intents and purposes a facelift is designed to address and reduce the natural signs of skin aging around your neckline and face. Many of the facelifts performed by Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD often include a neck or eye lift being performed during the same procedure. This helps to address all of these related areas all at one time instead of having multiple procedures in the future.
In some cases, people having a facelift performed also choose to receive facial implants over the cheek bones or chin. This could also include a fat augmentation, where liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from one part of the body and have it placed into the cheek, or chin to give the area prominence, without the use of implants.
In general, a facelift will address issues like sagging in the middle of your face, deep creases below the lower eyelids or along the nose and mouth. It can also to improve skin tone and texture in the lower face as well as loose skin or excess fatty deposits under your chin.
Your recovery time will vary depending on several factors, including your age, general state of health, tobacco use and quality of aftercare. It’s a good idea to plan to take a week or more off from work to allow you to rest while the incision heal.
If you have questions about a facelift procedure, you should call Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD at 914.235.5171 to set up a consultation time.