Facelift in New York City—Refresh Your Appearance

Turn back the hands of time and achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance with facelift surgery. At our New York City plastic surgery practice, Dr. Matthew Schulman uses only the most modern techniques to achieve facial rejuvenation for women and men. This allows him to provide the most natural-looking, long-lasting results. His techniques also allow for smaller incisions, reduced recovery time, and more rapid return to normal activities and work.

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, will refresh the appearance in the following ways:

  • Improve facial sagging of the cheeks and neckline
  • Restore the youthful curves to the face
  • Correct sunken cheeks
  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles of the face
  • Redefine the jawline
  • Tighten the neck

The Facelift Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Schulman, he will evaluate the appearance of your entire face and neck.  You will learn about the causes of facial aging and the ways in which a facelift procedure can reverse the signs of aging. Dr. Schulman will discuss the various rhytidectomy techniques that will best meet your needs. You will also learn about anesthesia choices, facility options, and the typical recovery process.

Dr. Schulman will recommend a treatment plan to achieve your facial rejuvenation goals. Your custom plan may include other procedures such as eyelid surgery, forehead lift, or chemical peels.

The Facelift Procedure

During facelift surgery at our state-of-the-art New York City facility, Dr. Schulman creates an incision in front of the ear, concealed in the natural creases. This incision extends a variable amount into the hairline and behind the ear depending on the amount of excess skin. Next, he elevates the facial skin, exposing the underlying fat and muscles.  Then, he meticulously returns these underlying structures to their normal, youthful position. Excess skin of the face and neck is removed.

What to Expect After Facelift Surgery

After surgery, you will return home the same day. Dr. Schulman will assist you throughout the entire recovery period.  The recovery is remarkably pain-free, and the majority of Dr. Schulman’s patients never feel the need to take any pain medicine.  Many patients return to work within 10 days to two weeks, depending on the amount of swelling and bruising.

The natural beauty of your results will be revealed when swelling and bruising subsides. Dr. Schulman uses only techniques that offer long-lasting results. Most patients can expect their results to last upwards of 10 years. 

Schedule a Consultation

Our facelift patients report experiencing improved self-esteem and increased confidence in their personal and professional lives. If you are interested in learning more about facelift surgery at our New York City practice, please click here or call 212-289-1851 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schulman.