Each year that passes takes a toll on your skin. Gravity, harsh weather and sun exposure can all contribute to visible signs of aging on your face and neck. A facelift is an effective way for men and women of diverse ages to restore and rejuvenate their youthful appearance. Our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Basil Pakeman, specializes in facial surgery and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
If you’re interested in restoring your youth with a facelift, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566to schedule your consultation. Dr. Pakeman provides cosmetic surgery and skin care to clients in New York City, Manhattan and nationwide.
What is a Facelift?
The clinical name for a facelift is rhytidectomy. A rhytidectomy is performed with the goal of enhancing the appearance of your face, jaw and neck by reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging. Different facelift techniques address somewhat varied facial characteristics, but in general, facelifts smooth wrinkles and folds, tighten sagging skin and muscle, and remove any excess, drooping skin.
Facelifts can improve facial appearance by reducing or eliminating:
- Deep folds extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
- Jowls along your jaw.
- Extra fat and skin beneath your chin.
- Sagging skin around your mid-face.
- Vertical bands on the neck.
Benefits of a Facelift
A facelift offers countless benefits for your appearance and can make you feel younger and refreshed when you look in the mirror. Cosmetic surgeries such as a facelift can help address both physical and psychological problems including:
- If you’re happy with the way you look, you’re more likely to stay fit, eat healthy and take care of your face, skin and body.
- A facelift can renew your self-confidence and give you the extra push you’re looking for to succeed in your career and social life.
Types of Facelifts
Dr. Pakeman is experienced in several facelift techniques, so your cosmetic procedure can be tailored to fit you and your desired results. Some facelift variations can be done over your lunch hour, while others require a longer recovery time. Some of the facelift options available at our cosmetic surgery office include:
How to Decide if a Facelift is Right for You
You have ample choices when it comes to restoring youth to your face. A facelift is an invasive procedure, and you need to be sure that this is the best decision for you, your appearance and your health. Ask yourself these questions to see if a facelift is right for you:
- Are you unhappy with how the aging process has affected your facial appearance?
- Have you considered (or tried) less-invasive options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers?
- Do you have realistic expectations of what a facelift can do?
A facelift can effectively take years off of your appearance, but a facelift can’t stop the aging process. This cosmetic procedure is the best way to achieve a more youthful appearance, but if you’re wary of surgery and anesthesia, you can give injectables a try.
During your consultation with Dr. Pakeman, you will discuss these factors and others. Finding the right procedure for you is our priority. We recommend only those procedures that will be right for your skin and facial structure, and which will create your desired result.
Contact Our Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in NYC
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your face or any part of your body, contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566or fill out the form located on this page. Basil Pakeman, MD, FRCS is a cosmetic surgeon and ophthalmologist serving New York City, Manhattan and all of New York.