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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Where will my surgery be performed? How long does a facelift take?
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.
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Can I combine my facelift with other procedures?
Facial implants, brow lifts, eyelid lifts, and rhinoplasties are commonly paired with facelifts.
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