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.
A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which Dr. Schwarcz can lift sagging skin in targeted areas of your face to tighten it and help you look years younger. He makes tiny incisions to remove excess skin and lift the remaining skin to reverse the effects of gravity and signs of aging.
Some of the many benefits you can experience by choosing a facelift with Dr. Schwarcz include:
Dr. Schwarcz helps you achieve natural, subtle, long-lasting results after a facelift. He tries to avoid visible scars and an “overdone” look.
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 and might combine multiple aesthetic procedures.
To prepare for a facelift, follow all pre-surgery instructions. Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure, stop taking certain medications if Dr. Schwarcz recommends it, and avoid eating or drinking anything the morning of your scheduled surgery.
Prior to a facelift, you receive anesthesia, so you don’t feel any discomfort. Dr. Schwarcz makes a tiny incision that extends behind your ear. 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.
After a facelift, follow your post-procedure instructions. Have someone drive you home and assist you, get plenty of rest, and take medications as directed by Dr. Schwarcz. Keep the surgical sites clean and be gentle when washing them. He can remove your stitches within 7-10 days.
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.
Don’t let sagging skin make you feel less than beautiful. Schedule an appointment with Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, by phone or book online to determine if a facelift is right for you.