Robert M. Schwarcz, MD
Cosmetic Surgery located in Upper East Side, New York & Scarsdale, NY
If your face is wrinkled, saggy, or droopy, you can turn to board-certified cosmetic surgeon Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, with offices on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Scarsdale, New York, in Westchester County. He offers customized facelifts to give you the smooth, younger-looking skin you desire with minimal downtime. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwarcz by phone or book online to determine if a facelift is right for you.
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 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.