Romanelli Cosmetic

Facelift Surgery (Full, Mini, Mid, and Lower Rhytidectomy) – Huntington, NY*

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About Facelift Surgery

Long Island plastic surgeons Drs. James Romanelli, John Layliev, and David Pincus provide a full spectrum of facial cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular surgeries at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY is a facelift. This procedure focuses on specific areas of the face to address loose skin and wrinkles to create a younger, softer appearance. Based upon your unique concerns, a facelift can focus on the eyes, the mid-face area and cheeks, the bottom portion including the mouth, jowls, and neck, and more for an overall younger look. The facelift method used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some individuals are candidates for a full facelift, while some may only want a mini lift. The goal is to produce a natural-appearing result that's soft and beautiful. 

Ideal Candidates

Candidates for facelift surgery are frustrated by visible lines and facial wrinkles whether it be the face as a whole or the upper, mid, or lower sections. A facelift can target many aspects depending on your unique needs. It's also important to note that age doesn't always define when the appropriate time is to have a facelift. There are countless factors and concerns, in addition to numerous lift methods depending on what is being corrected. The facelift chosen will be different for patients who are 40 years old vs those in their 60s and 70s. Skin elasticity is one of the key factors in the decision making process. Patients should be physically healthy and be a nonsmoker, and also have expectations that are realistic.

Surgical Technique

Depending on your individual needs, there are a number of facelifts available. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper area of the face, and other lifts focus on the lower two-thirds. Furthermore, some procedures are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some men and women to have a brow lift, forehead lift, or BOTOX and fillers to enhance the results. Some of the more known facelift methods include:

  • Full Facelift
    A common surgery for older adults, the full or "traditional" facelift generally incorporates an incision along the hairline, extending down to the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles are gently stretched and tightened to create a lifted look, which reduces excessive lines and wrinkles. The traditional facelift is used for men and women who have signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, many treatments may be blended, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to address the eyes or neck reduction for the lower region.
  • Mid Facelift
    Using a similar technique to the mini facelift, the mid-facelift (cheeks) addresses the sagging near the cheekbones as well as the upper jaw. The mid facelift works nicely for those who seek improvement to the middle or lower region of the face, including the jowls.
  • Lower Facelift
    This particular facelift corrects the neck and chin and sometimes the jowls. Methods of nonsurgical nature, such as laser skin tightening or Kybella, can also be applied for chin augmentation and a softer, tighter neck.
  • Mini Facelift
    When undergoing a mini facelift, a small incision is placed near the ears to lift and pull the skin gently, which affects the mid to lower face. This method creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.

What to Expect

No matter which facelift method you undergo, the primary goal is to create a gorgeous and visually appealing result. Most facelift surgeries are often completed with general anesthesia. The time frame of the procedure depends on the level of invasiveness, in addition to if other treatments were combined. Following your procedure, there will be swelling and puffiness, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which can be controlled by pain medication prescribed. Most patients feel and physically look better after 2 – 4 weeks. You can expect a softer, more youthful appearance. Overall, the face will appear slightly lifted and rejuvenated.

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Average Cost  
$10,000 - $13,500
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
2.5 - 3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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The Right Facelift for You

Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time on your face and create a fresh appearance. Thankfully, there are numerous choices for surgery depending on your personal needs and goals. This treatment is meant to help gracefully take you through each decade looking natural. To learn more, we welcome you to call our office in Huntington, NY to schedule your private consultation.

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