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The best method for combating facial aging

As the years pass, you may notice subtle yet persistent signs of aging reflected in your facial appearance. These changes, from fine lines to sagging skin, can impact your confidence and how you feel about yourself. Fortunately, modern medicine offers effective solutions to rejuvenate your facial aesthetics. One such solution is the facelift, a procedure designed to turn back the hands of time and restore your youthful radiance.

Dr. White has helped countless patients address their facial aging concerns with a facelift in New York City. The following information is provided to our current and prospective patients to help you make an informed, confident decision on your cosmetic treatments.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that can reverse signs of aging in the face and neck. It accomplishes this by tightening the underlying muscles, removing excess skin, and repositioning tissues to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

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What are the benefits of a facelift?

Facelifts offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Reduces signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence by enhancing facial aesthetics
  • Provides lasting results that can endure for years
  • Addresses issues such as jowls and drooping cheeks by tightening the skin
  • Natural-looking results that enhance overall facial appearance
  • Tailored to each individual's unique needs and desired outcomes
  • Enhances facial contours to restore a more youthful facial structure
  • Can be combined with other procedures for comprehensive facial rejuvenation

Who is a candidate for facelift surgery?

Candidacy factors for a facelift in NYC include the following:

  • Noticeable signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin
  • Good physical health to undergo surgery and heal effectively
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit temporarily
  • A stable weight, as fluctuations can affect the results of the facelift
  • Willing to follow post-operative instructions for optimal healing and results
  • Should not have medical conditions that could increase surgical risks or complicate healing, as determined during your pre-op evaluation

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Facelift Consultation

The initial consultation with Dr. White is a critical step toward achieving one's aesthetic goals. During this meeting, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their goals, medical history, and any concerns they might have. Dr. White will evaluate the patient's facial anatomy to determine the most suitable approach for their unique needs.

What does the facelift procedure entail?

Facelift procedures can vary in complexity, from mini facelifts that target specific areas to full facelifts that address the entire face and neck. In most cases, discreet incisions will be made along the hairline and around the ears. The underlying tissues will then be lifted and repositioned, allowing for the removal of excess skin and for the incisions to be sutured. The procedure is carried out under anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

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Facelift Recovery

After your facelift in New York with Dr. White, you can expect some swelling and bruising, which is entirely normal. Most patients experience minimal pain, which can be managed with prescribed medications. Patients should refrain from engaging in any strenuous activity for a few weeks, and they may need to wear a compression garment throughout the healing process. Dr. White will provide detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery.

Are there any risks with facelift surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, facelifts come with inherent risks, including infection, scarring, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, these risks are relatively rare, and choosing a skilled surgeon like Dr. Matthew White can significantly reduce them.

How much does a facelift cost?

The cost of a facelift procedure ultimately depends on multiple factors, including the extent of the procedure and the patient's unique needs. On average, patients can expect to invest several thousand dollars in this transformative procedure. It's essential to discuss pricing and financing options with Dr. White during the consultation.

Why choose Dr. Matthew White for a facelift in NYC?

Dr. Matthew White is a highly skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon known for his expertise in facial rejuvenation procedures. With a commitment to personalized care and natural-looking results, Dr. White and his team provide comprehensive consultation, surgical excellence, and compassionate aftercare. Choosing Dr. White ensures that your facelift experience is both safe and successful.



How long does a facelift last?

Facelift results are long-lasting, often up to a decade or more. However, individual experiences may vary.

Will I look unnatural after a facelift?

Not when performed by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Matthew White. A well-executed facelift should provide natural-looking results.

Can I combine a facelift with other procedures?

Yes, many patients opt to combine facelifts with procedures like eyelid surgery or brow lifts for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

What is the ideal age for a facelift?

There's no specific age requirement, as it depends on individual factors. The best candidates typically exhibit noticeable signs of aging.

Are facelifts reversible?

Facelift results are not reversible. However, you can choose to undergo a secondary facelift in the future if desired.

Are scars common after Facelift surgery?

Yes, facelift incisions are strategically placed in natural creases and behind the ears, ensuring minimal and well-hidden scars. Typically, scarring is not a significant concern.

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If you would like to learn more about facelift, or if you would like to discuss your options with Dr. White, please contact us today.


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