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Face Lift New York City

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 specializes 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 is 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.

How soon can I have my facelift?

Following your consultation at New Look New Life in Manhattan, you may schedule your facelift at your earliest convenience.

When will I see the results of my facelift?

Dr. Karlinsky’s facelift results are immediate; however, just after the procedure you will notice 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.

How should I prepare for my facelift?

Since your facelift will be performed under general anesthesia you must follow all pre-surgical guidelines outlined by Dr. Karlinsky. 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 by Dr. Karlinsky?

While facelift surgery does give the appearance of significant age reduction, Dr. Karlinsky is 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. Dr. Karlinsky carefully places the incisions in such a way that they become inconspicuous after healing. Occasionally, some minor liposuction may be performed, though typically it is not necessary. Depending on your problem areas, Dr. Karlinsky will focus on removing excess skin of the neck, chin, and cheeks to refresh your appearance.

How long does a facelift take?

Facelift surgery takes approximately 3-4 hours.

Do I have to stay overnight for a facelift?

Absolutely not! Dr. Karlinsky will perform your facelift procedure at one of her 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.

How long does recovery take?

Dr. Karlinsky recommends 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?

Dr. Karlinsky’s 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’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?

Your facelift investment will be fully detailed during your initial consultation with Dr. Karlinsky.

What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying about their facelifts?

All throughout New York, Dr. Karlinsky’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 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 her many facial filler injections such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, or Radiesse.

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