Facial Rejuvenation Surgery in NYC
Loose skin and wrinkles are a part of life—but they’re a part most of us would rather live without. The jowls and deep facial lines can make it seem like you’re looking at a stranger when you stare in the mirror. A facelift is about restoring your younger self, not becoming a completely different person. With years of experience, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are able to achieve natural-looking facelift results that don’t compromise your unique identity.
What is a facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address the facial signs of aging and restore a youthful appearance. As we age, our skin loses elasticity that can result in sagging skin around the neck and jaw line, the appearance of a double chin or jowls, cheeks that are less full, and wrinkles or deep creases.
Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega specialize in facelift surgery that helps women and men look and feel more rejuvenated and refreshed.
Is a facelift right for me?
While we can’t stop the aging process, a facelift can offer significant restoration, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are highly experienced in providing optimal facelift results and will give you a thorough overview of the realistic outcomes you can expect. Patients in good general health who do not smoke are the best facelift candidates.
When can I schedule a facelift?
Following your consultation at New Look New Life in Manhattan, you may schedule your facelift at your earliest convenience.
When will I see my facelift results?
Facelift results are immediate; however, just after the procedure you will notice some initial bruising and swelling that will subside over time. Your skin will feel much smoother and tighter and your face will appear more youthful and rejuvenated.
Is there any required preparation before facelift surgery?
Since your facelift will be performed under general anesthesia, you must follow all pre-surgical guidelines outlined by Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega. Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery. You will be required to quit smoking two weeks before and after the procedure to optimize healing.
How is a facelift performed?
While facelift surgery does give the appearance of significant age reduction, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are dedicated to appropriate and natural restoration. During the procedure, incisions are made near your ears to gain access to the skin and muscles that will be repositioned. Your New York cosmetic surgeon will carefully place the incisions in such a way that they become inconspicuous after healing. Occasionally, some minor liposuction may be performed, though it is not typically necessary. Depending on your problem areas, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will focus on removing the excess skin of the neck, chin, and cheeks to refresh your appearance.
How long is the facelift procedure?
Facelift surgery takes approximately 3-4 hours.
Do I have to stay overnight for a facelift?
An overnight stay is not necessary after a facelift procedure. Your New York cosmetic surgeon will perform your facelift procedure at one of our surgical centers in Manhattan or Brooklyn. After the procedure you will rest comfortably in our beautiful recovery room. You will need to arrange for a ride home from the procedure.
What can I expect during facelift recovery?
We recommend you take one week off from work to recover at home. Over the course of the week your swelling and bruising will subside and within a month, your new and improved face and neck will have fully healed.
What are the facelift risks?
Our cosmetic procedures are very safe; but, as with other surgeries, complications could include poor scarring, nerve damage, infection, or bleeding.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.
How long will my facelift last?
With proper maintenance, skin care, and sun protection you will enjoy your improved appearance for many years to come. Each person has a unique aging process and lifestyle. Some patients opt for a mini facelift revision after 3-5 years, while others can benefit from their original facelift for as many as 15 years.
How much does a facelift cost?
At New Look New Life, facelift surgery starts as low as $15,000. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your facelift will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your facelift in New York.
What are patients saying about their facelifts?
All throughout New York, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega’s facelift patients are enjoying their more youthful appearances. Read about their experiences here.
What are the alternatives to a facelift?
Patients who wish to address the signs of aging in specific areas might consider a brow lift, cheek or chin augmentation, or neck lift. For those needing less significant facial toning, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega might recommend a mini facelift procedure. Others who simply want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or fine facial lines can explore a liquid facelift or one of our many facial fillers and injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Juvéderm, or Radiesse.
At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky and Dr. Elena Vega are New York cosmetic surgeons whose eye for detail and careful attention to their patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.