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Facelift

Facelift

A Face lift or rhytidectomy is performed on the aging face to give it a more youthful appearance. Unfortunately facelifts can’t turn back the aging clock to your teenage years but it certainly can provide a more youthful appearance of 10 years younger.  Aging is a normal part of life and just about everyone will struggle with sagging skin at some point in their lives. This can cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance and may have a negative impact on your levels of self-confidence.  While there many non surgical options, once drooping or sagging begins to set in, a facelift is generally the best procedure. Facelift procedures may be done under general and local anesthesia with excellent results, eliminating wrinkles and smoothing out folds to aesthetically rejuvenate your face. Dr. Nadelson regularly performs face lift surgery at his New York City Surgery Center to help his patients look years younger and refreshed.

Face lifts will help tighten both the muscles of the face and improve sagging cheeks and jowls by removing excess skin and fat that is left dropping off the lower portion of your face.  Further, the neck is addressed by eliminating and tightening muscle bands and removing redundant skin and fat to a more youthful appearance. Dr. Nadelson strives for a youthful yet natural look, not “pulled too tight” or appearing “plastic.”  He regularly performs facelifts in conjunction with neck lifts, eye lid surgery, brow lifts, laser surgery, fillers and toxin (temporary aesthetic injectable rejuvenation of wrinkles), and additional cosmetic procedures to provide patients with the best youthful outcome.

During your consultation with Dr. Nadelson he will carefully analyze your face and provide his treatment plan which he will follow to achieve a successful youthful look.  During the consultation you will be provided a cost estimate as well and you may also wish to ask about the financing options available, which create an affordable monthly payment method with low to zero interest.  Dr. Nadelson individualizes your faceilift procedure to achieve the most natural youthful look.  Your surgery may be performed under local and sedation (“twilight anesthesia”) or under general anesthesia. Incisions are hidden within the hairline and fade over time.  The procedure takes a few hours and you will be able to go home, the same day, with a family member or a nurse to care for you.

You can request a consultation online or give us a call at (212)-500-2163 to make an appointment.

Facelift candidates

  • Patients looking for a more youthful appearance
  • Patients who have deep creases and redundant skin
  • Patients with jowls and sagging cheeks
  • Patients who want a youthful, naturally contoured neck

Facelift recovery

During the recovery phase, there is usually very little pain. Dr. Nadelson and his team will see you the following day and several times during the postoperative period. Some bruising and swelling will be present, but will fade and resolve within a 10 days to a few weeks.  You may resume normal activities within a couple of weeks (generally two weeks).  Patients are pleasantly surprised by their youthful appearance when they see their final results in a mirror.


Adam Nadelson MD

Cosmetic Surgeon