The most common sign of facial aging noted by Dr. Schwarcz's patients is sagging skin and excess skin, particularly on the face and neck. With facial rejuvenation, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Schwarcz creates remarkable results for his patients. With his expertise, he is able to surgically tighten and pull the skin back, giving his patients a more youthful, fresh look wiping away years of aging. While facial rejuvenation is highly effective and is typically more effective than non-surgical methods, the results are unique to the individual. The results from facial rejuvenation can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years depending on your skin, environmental exposure and genetics. The effects of gravity and the aging process also effect an individual's skin elasticity. Prospective patients generally have wrinkles, sagging skin, jowl and neck laxity and may opt to undergo a facelift. This operation is routinely performed by Dr. Schwarcz and is no longer the procedure once thought of as reserved exclusively for celebrities.
WHAT IS A FACELIFT
A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which Dr. Schwarcz lifts and tighten sagging skin in targeted areas of your face. He makes tiny incisions usually hidden in the hairline to remove excess skin and lift the remaining skin to reverse the signs of aging.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FACELIFT
Some of the many benefits you can experience by choosing a facelift with Dr. Schwarcz include:
- Reduced lines and wrinkles
- Smoother skin
- Tighter, lifted skin
- A more youthful appearance
- Natural-looking results
Dr. Schwarcz helps you achieve natural, subtle, long-lasting results after a facelift. He tries to avoid visible scars and an “overdone” look.
IS A FACELIFT RIGHT FOR ME
To find out if you’re a good candidate for a facelift, Dr. Schwarcz reviews your medical history, examines your skin, and discusses your desired results. He personalizes each treatment to give you the best outcome.
HOW IS A MID FACELIFT PERFOMED
He can access the mid-face either through an incision hidden on the inside of the lower eyelid or on the inside of the mouth where the upper row of teeth meet the inside of the lip. The incision could also be made in the hair-bearing area of the temple and accessed endoscopically via a small camera.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR A FACELIFT
To prepare for a facelift, follow all pre-surgery instructions. Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure, stop taking certain medications as instructed by Dr. Schwarcz, and avoid eating or drinking anything the morning of your scheduled surgery.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE
For the facelift procedure, you will be required to go under anesthesia. Dr. Schwarcz makes tiny incisions behind your ear in most cases to avoid immediately visible scarring. He separates skin, fat, and muscle, removes tissue as needed, and tightens it to create a youthful-looking appearance. Afterward, he stitches your incisions closed. The procedure often lasts 3-4 hours.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE
You are required to have an overnight nurse for the first night after the procedure. The overnight nursing company we utilize is Elite Private Recovery RN. Your nurse will stay with you overnight in your home or hotel accommodations and ensure that the first night of your recovery is as smooth as possible. Your nurse will educate you on how to properly take care of yourself for the remainder of your recovery period. The option is available to book the nurse for multiple nights if you desire.
You can expect surgical drains to be in place for the first 24 hours after surgery. The day after the procedure, you will come to the office to have your drains removed. If you or are staying in a hotel in the Upper East Side, Dr. Schwarcz will likely come to you to remove the drains.
Your sutures will be removed 7-10 days after the procedure. After that, Dr. schwarcz will do periodic follow ups for 12 months to ensure your safety and satisfaction with the procedure.
It is important that you follow your post-procedure instructions thoughtfully. If at any point you have any questions or need any guidance regarding the post-procedure instructions, please reach out to the office.
Many patients return to work about two weeks after undergoing a facelift. Complete healing can take 3-6 months. Facial rejuvenation results can last 5-10 years or longer, depending on your genetics, skin type, and environmental exposures.
Actual 6 month post operative facelift patient, not imperceptible scar with very natural looking ear after surgery.
A PERSONAL TOUCH FOR NATURAL RESULTS
There are many ways to perform a facelift, thus the formula for a facelift and the areas that could benefit from tightening and pulling of the skin depend on the patient's facial features as well as his or her bone structure. Age is not the determinant for when a facelift should be done or what type of facelift should be implemented. Rather, the determining factor is the patient’s anatomy, skin elasticity and soft tissue volume. For example, while face lifts are predominantly performed on patients between the ages of forty and sixty, they can also be safely and successfully performed on patients in their seventies or eighties depending on the individual patient's facial structure and characteristics of the skin, tissue and muscle. Dr. Schwarcz and his team strive to provide excellence and natural yet effective results for patients who decide they want to undergo a facelift.
Please contact Dr. Schwarcz's office today to schedule a consultation to see whether you are a qualified candidate for a facelift and whether you would benefit from this procedure.