Many women begin to research facelift surgery as they notice sagging in the cheeks, jawline, and neck. By tightening the skin on the face, this procedure can make you look years younger.

 At Lee Ann M. Klausner MD, FACS on New York, NY's Upper East Side, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner helps patients rejuvenate their skin with different types of facelift surgery, as well as tightening and wrinkle-removing procedures.

 Keep reading to discover how many years you can take off your face with a facelift.

How do facelifts work?

Dr. Klausner is dedicated to providing natural results and, as a female facial plastic surgeon, understands her patients' concerns and goals. She performs two types of facelift surgery: a traditional facelift and a mini facelift.

 During traditional facelift surgery, larger incisions are made around the ear and hairline, and sagging skin, fat, and tissue from the bottom of the face are pulled upward to lift the features. The excess skin is removed, and permanent sutures are placed for long-lasting results. This procedure is typically used when sagging is severe and addresses the cheeks, jawline, and neck. It can also be combined with treatments like laser resurfacing and RF microneedling to address other areas of the face.

In some cases, patients only require a mini facelift (or short scar facelift) if signs of aging in the lower third of the face are less severe. It's a less invasive procedure and requires less anesthesia and recovery time. And while the mini facelift also repositions skin to give you a tighter, younger-looking appearance, it's most helpful for patients with less extensive jowls and sagging skin on the neck who are seeking natural results.

What are the benefits of a facelift?

There are many benefits to getting a facelift Lee Ann M. Klausner MD, FACS if the skin on the lower part of your face is drooping or sagging and adding years to your look. Benefits of a facelift include:

  • Removal of excess skin

  • Tightening of skin and underlying tissues

  • A more youthful look

  • The ability to be combined with other cosmetic treatments for an all-over facial rejuvenation

  • A boost in confidence

  • A tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and aesthetic goals

How many years younger can a facelift help me look?

Every patient is different. Some women prefer subtle results that don't reveal that they've had "work done," while others want more drastic results in just one treatment.

The average facelift can take around ten years off your face, depending on your goals and the surgeon's skill. Depending on the condition of your skin and any lifestyle habits (such as smoking) that can interfere with healing and final results, you may be able to see an even bigger difference.

Nothing can turn back time, but if sagging, creasing, and jowls caused by genetic and environmental factors are troubling you or making you look older than you are, a facelift can be an excellent solution.

 Take years off your face with a facelift in New York, NY

If you're looking to take years (or even a decade) off your face, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner can help. All patients are welcome at Lee Ann M. Klausner MD, FACS, and female facial plastic surgery is her specialty.

To learn more about whether you're a good candidate for a facelift or mini facelift, schedule a consultation in our New York, NY office today on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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