Facelift 101: Answering Your Most-Asked Questions

Mature Woman considering facelift in Staten Island, NY.

Choosing to undergo any plastic surgery procedure is a major decision. Many of our facelift patients from Brooklyn and Staten Island have questions before committing to surgery. At our practice, we want all of our patients to feel informed and confident before heading into surgery. We’re happy to discuss a variety of topics and guide you toward the best treatment plan for your needs.

Curious if facelift surgery is right for you? Here are the answers to a few of our most-asked facelift questions.

What Does a Facelift Do?

Facelift surgery reduces signs of aging on the face and neck. The procedure tightens loose skin and lifts drooping facial muscles to help restore a more youthful appearance. At our practice, we offer two types of facelift surgery:

  • Traditional Facelift: Involves incisions just inside the hairline, in front of your ear down to the lower scalp. It is performed under general anesthesia.
  • Rejuvelift™: A less-invasive facelift alternative that focuses on the lower third of the face. Uses local anesthesia with oral sedation.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

Ideal facelift patients are typically in their 40s, 50s, or 60s and in overall good health. You may benefit from a facelift if you want to tighten sagging skin, smooth out creases around the mouth and nose, or restore a firm jawline.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

The price of a facelift in Brooklyn and Staten island depends on several factors. The extent of your procedure and the experience of your plastic surgeon both play a role in the final cost.

During your initial consultation, our team will analyze your face and give you a customized quote for your facelift. Our Rejuvelift treatment typically costs less than a traditional facelift as it’s performed using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia.

How Soon Can I Go Back to Work?

The recovery time required after a facelift varies from patient to patient. Traditional facelift patients may need 2 to 3 weeks to recover from the surgery, while our Rejuvelift patients usually need only 7 to 10 days. No matter your treatment technique, it’s important to rest and take care of yourself to expedite the healing process. Make sure you have a support system of friends and loved ones in place to help you with daily needs around the house so you can focus on healing.

Can I Combine My Facelift With Other Procedures?

Yes, facelift surgery complements many other popular treatments and procedures. For comprehensive facial rejuvenation, many patients opt to combine their facelift with eyelid surgery and a brow lift to address sagging skin in the upper face. BOTOX® and dermal fillers are also good options for fading wrinkles and fine lines in the forehead, eye, and brow area to enhance facelift results.

Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real facelift results. If you’re interested in plastic surgery in the Brooklyn, NY, area and would like to learn more, please request a consultation online or call (718) 720-9400.


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