Daniel Y. Maman, MD FACS

Facelift Services

Aging is a natural part of life but with the expert care of board certified Dr. Daniel Y. Maman, you can turn back the clock on facial aging for a refreshed and more youthful appearance.

What is a Facelift?

The details of your life show in your face. A warm smile and kind eyes show the world the empathy and humor you’ve developed over the triumphs and trials you’ve experienced. But as we age, wrinkles, sagging skin, and sun damage are often unwelcome additions to your unique facial characteristics.

You don’t have to accept these imperfections. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that can fix the sagging skin around your neck, jaw, cheeks, and eyes as well as restore lost volume and fullness in your cheeks to give you a rejuvenated look from years past.

Common reasons to seek a facelift include:

  • Feeling your face reflects the age you are, not the age you feel
  • Feeling your face makes you look older than both the age you are and the age you feel
  • Working in an industry that values and rewards youth over experience
  • Minimally invasive procedures like fillers and Botox no longer deliver the same results
  • Double chin turkey neck

If you like who you are, but need a boost to your self-image, a facelift may be right for you.

Dr. Daniel Y. Maman is pleased to offer the latest in facelift techniques to his patients in NYC.

What a Facelift Can & Can’t Do

Skin laxity, or drooping skin, increases as we age due to a decrease in collagen production and skin elasticity. A facelift surgery removes drooping skin from your jowls and neck to redefine the angles of your jaw, cheekbones, and mouth. Facelifts can also remove stubborn fat deposits around your chin and neck. This combined lifting effect can make you look anywhere from seven to ten years younger. 

But a facelift can’t fix everything.

A facelift can only affect the appearance of the bottom two-thirds of your face. Because a face lift will not do anything to reduce forehead lines and sagging brows or eyelids, many patients combine their facelift surgery with another cosmetic procedure like skin resurfacing, injectables/fillers, facial implants, and/or a brow lift or eyelid lift.

Facelift vs. Mini-Facelift

In a full facelift, Dr. Maman will begin your incision at your temple just inside your hairline and continue downward past your ear, around your earlobe, and end it in the hair behind your ear. If you have significant creping of the skin on your neck, you may also need a neck lift. In this case, another incision will be made under your chin to tighten the skin on your neck.

A mini-facelift uses basically the same incision, but shortens its length at your temple. A mini-facelift will only lift your mid-face, not your neck or jowls, but the recovery time is shorter than a full facelift. They also deliver natural looking results that last about half as long as a full facelift, but pair well with injectables and fillers.

In both cases, scarring is minimal with incisions blended into your hairline. Both procedures also use strategic bandaging post-operatively to reduce your swelling and speed your recovery.

How do I know which procedure is right for me?

Choosing a full vs. a mini-facelift depends on several factors including your age, health, skin laxity, and cosmetic goals.

Mini-facelift candidates usually:

  • Are under 40 
  • Have good skin elasticity 
  • Experience only mild-to-moderate skin laxity

Full facelift candidates usually:

  • Are older than 40 or have experienced significant weight loss
  • Have decreased skin elasticity due to reduced collagen production, smoking, and other environmental factors
  • Experience moderate-to-severe skin laxity with pronounced jowls and/or sagging skin of the face and neck

Fat Transfers

Some patients may choose a fat transfer, or fat grafting, facelift instead of or in addition to a mini- or full facelift. 

In this procedure, Dr. Maman will remove a small amount of fat from somewhere else on your body, purify it, and use micro-cannulas to place the fat in sagging or sunken areas on your face. While fat grafting doesn’t actually lift the dropping skin on your face, the increased volume can help restore a more fresh-faced look.

The Procedure

Having facelift surgery is a choice you make for your self-confidence. We make sure you have the information you need to feel good about your decision throughout the entire process, beginning with your inquiry to our practice, the consultation and beyond. 

Before surgery, we provide:

  • 60- to 90-minute in-depth initial consultations with a complete medical history review and physical assessment by Dr. Maman
  • Multiple pre-op visits to answer all your questions and make sure you’re recovery-ready
  • Specialized surgery coordinators to help you navigate scheduling, financial and insurance processes

Once you’ve moved forward with surgery, we make sure you’re just as cared for. You’ll get:

  • Convenient and safe operating facilities in NYC
  • Luxury recovery rooms at NYC hotels for out-of-town patients or patients uncomfortable recovering at home 
  • Complimentary, custom post-operative support garments and scar treatment regimens 
  • Attentive and routine aftercare visits

Personalized, Holistic Patient-Centered Approach

Understanding each patient’s personal and clinical needs is central to our practice. We customize treatment plans for each patient, and each patient receives Dr. Maman’s personal contact information along with direct round-the-clock access to our nurse and surgical coordinator

“Dr. Maman is a kind, caring, and wonderful doctor. He truly wants the best possible outcome for his patients. The office staff is supportive and creates a warm environment. I couldn’t be happier the way my procedure turned out.”

Results & Recovery

We take every measure to provide the highest degree of comfort for our patients throughout their breast augmentation. 

We believe that all patients should be fully informed. That’s why we schedule multiple pre-op appointments so you know what to expect from your procedure. We stay in close contact during this period and each patient receives prompt and personalized care.

Once surgery is complete, you have the option to recover at home if you are a local, or one of our luxury recovery rooms at select hotels in New York City. Recovery timelines vary depending on your procedure, but we offer thorough aftercare to ensure your optimized recovery and results. 

The result? Patients that are confident and comfortable with their surgical plan and results. 

For more information, read our FAQs below

See our other patients’ outstanding results. Let’s find the right approach for you and work together to achieve the results you’re looking for.  

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Meet Dr. Daniel Y. Maman, Board-Certified NYC Plastic Surgeon

A Harvard fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with post-doctoral training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Dr. Maman has appeared on the New York Times Top Doctors and Super Doctors in Plastic Surgery lists. 

Dr. Maman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This recognition is granted only after six years of rigorous education training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He’s also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  

Whether your reasons for breast augmentation surgery are personal, clinical, or both, you deserve an exceptionally well-trained, professional who is more than just a surgeon, but a partner in your care. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Facelift FAQs

How much do you charge for a facelift procedure?
We customize treatment for each patient, which means pricing can vary based on the type and combination of procedures you have. During your initial consultation, Dr. Maman conducts a detailed assessment of your goals. Afterward, you’ll receive an itemized price quote to help you make your decision.
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
Although meeting with Dr. Maman is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift, you are likely a good candidate if the skin on your face is reasonably flexible and you are generally healthy. Patients who do not smoke and have limited sun damage usually see the best results, but almost all patients see significant improvement in the structure of their face.
At what age should I consider getting a facelift?
There isn’t a “right” age for a facelift. Your own desires and your skin’s genetic age are more important to your decision process than your chronological age. With the advancements in facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Maman can work with you to find the right combination of procedures and techniques to deliver the results you want.
Will a facelift help reduce lines around my eyes and forehead?
Facelifts only affect the skin below your eyes, so things like crow’s feet, “eleven” lines between your eyebrows, and drooping eyelids/brows won’t change after a facelift. But don’t let that keep you from a facelift. It’s common to combine several procedures with a full facelift.
Will any of my hair be shaved for facelift surgery?
Small amounts of hair are shaved before incisions are made in your hairline, but after your skin is lifted, redraped, and tightened, the shaved area and excess skin are removed. You will not have awkward bald spots from these incisions.
Will a facelift make my face numb?
It is common to experience numbness at any surgical site. Facelifts are no different. Post-surgical numbness in the skin of your cheek and/or neck is not unusual, but feeling usually returns within a few months.
Will my facelift be permanent?
Yes and no. A facelift won’t halt the signs of aging, and your skin will continue to change as you get older. But as you age, you will still look up to 10 years younger than if you had not had a facelift.
Where will my surgery be performed? How long does a facelift take?
Dr. Maman usually performs facelift surgeries at an in-office, AAAASF-certified facility or an outpatient ambulatory surgery center (ASC). He also has operating privileges at Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and Englewood Hospital. We work with you to select the best facility for your needs.

Facelift surgery usually takes less than three hours and can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. If you’re combining your facelift with other procedures, your total time in the operating room may be longer.

What can I expect after surgery?
Dr. Maman requires his facelift patients to spend a minimum of one night with a private duty care nurse. This nurse will be there when you wake up from surgery, escort you to your home or hotel, and stay overnight to monitor your vitals, manage drainage from your surgical sites, and maintain your comfort levels. If you would prefer, your nurse will be available to stay with you additional days/nights. It is normal to have bruising, swelling, and tenderness for the first week after surgery.
What is recovery like from facelift surgery?
Driving and other activities are permitted after the swelling around your eyes.
When can I work out again after my surgery?
While it’s important to remember that feeling better is not the same as being fully healed, most patients can resume light exercise around four weeks post-surgery and lifting/heavier exercise after six weeks. You should start slowly and gradually increase your intensity to reduce the risk of complications.
Can I combine my facelift with other procedures?
While it depends on what type of procedures you are hoping to combine, the answer is generally yes. Combining procedures can minimize overall recovery time and reduce costs. Dr. Maman works with you to find the best way to achieve your desired results with the least amount of operating time so you can get back to living your life.

Facial implants, brow lifts, eyelid lifts, and rhinoplasties are commonly paired with facelifts.

Will I have to pay for follow-up visits after my surgery?
Because we value our patients’ health and satisfaction above everything else, we don’t charge for post-operative visits, whether they are part of your detailed follow-up plan during the first year after surgery or the annual visits that we recommend to ensure your results are maintained.

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