Aging tends to affect our self-image the most when it involves the face. Facial skin can thin and lose elasticity, making us susceptible to wrinkles. The gradual loss of facial volume, typical of the aging process, also leads to deeper wrinkles, folds and sagging. A facelift enhances your face, leaving you with a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Why Choose Dr. Andan
Dr. Gordon Andan of New York Surgical Arts is an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with offices in Manhattan and Long Island whose main goal is to leave his clients looking and feeling youthful and rejuvenated with natural-looking results after getting a facelift.
All our cosmetic surgeries are performed in our AAAHC accredited operating facility, which represents our commitment to providing you with the highest level of quality care.
The first step in achieving your ideal look is to talk one-on-one with Dr. Andan. Contact us today or call 516-746-0155 to request your consultation.
Candidates for Face Lift Surgery
People who benefit the most from facelift surgery are typically those individuals who are interested in correcting some of the more advanced signs of aging and restoring some of their youthful facial features. Because everyone begins to experience facial aging at a different time, there is no perfect age for a facelift. Facelift surgery can treat a number of common signs of facial aging.
Some people combine their lower facelift with eyelid surgery or a brow lift to address signs of aging in the upper face. Dr. Andan may also suggest fat transfer during the facelift, for a more comprehensive approach to restoring facial volume and to fine-tune your features. If neck sagging is present, a neck lift as part of the facelift may be recommended.
Your FaceLift Procedure
Dr. Andan understands that moving forward with any facial surgery is a very personal decision. During your consultation, he’ll encourage you to ask any questions about the procedure and the results you can expect.
The incisions for your facelift are placed as discreetly as possible and are meticulously closed so as to obtain a perfect, near-invisible scar. Facelifts are performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, so you can plan on returning home immediately following your surgery. Dr. Andan places special emphasis on customizing each facelift to obtain natural-looking results to meet the needs of the individual person.
Your Recovery & Results
The night following your facelift surgery, you can expect to receive a personal phone call from our office to make sure you are feeling okay and answer any questions you might have about your recovery process.
The exact recovery experience varies for each individual based on the approach Dr. Andan uses for your procedure, whether you have combined your facelift with any additional procedures and how your body responds to the surgery.
Dr. Andan will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions so you know what to expect and what to do or not do after your facelift. He will also advise you on optimum scar care so that you don’t need to have concerns about adverse scarring.
Men and women alike seek out facial rejuvenation procedures to restore a more youthful appearance to their face. A facelift can lift sagging skin and smooth out deep wrinkles through the low face and jowls, providing a boost in confidence that lets you truly put your best face forward.
At New York Surgical Arts, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gordon Andan is invested in answering any questions you might have so you can determine if a facelift is right for you. Below, you can find some of the most frequently asked questions about the procedure, but please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information should you have additional questions.
If your face shows signs of advanced aging through the mid-face or jowls that you feel unhappy with, you might be a good facelift candidate. You should be in good general health and be free from medical conditions that prevent you from having surgery. It’s also important not to smoke. Another key part of being a good facelift candidate is having realistic expectations about what can be achieved by getting one.
While everyone has seen examples of facelifts gone wrong, a good facelift should leave you looking younger without seeming unnatural. This is why it’s important to choose a cosmetic surgeon who is experienced. The skill of your surgeon matters. A good facelift will be performed delicately to eliminate sagging skin and other signs of aging that can distract from your natural beauty without making you look like someone else. Dr. Andan will advise you regarding complementary procedures, such as a brow lift or neck lift, that may help to give you the best and most natural looking results.
There is no particular age that is most ideal for a facelift. This is because people age at different rates. While some may display signs of advanced aging at 40, others may not show the same signs until they are 60. Genetics and lifestyle choices both play a role in how fast our faces show signs of aging. The best time to have a facelift is when you, with the guidance of your cosmetic surgeon, decide that it’s the right move.
Your exact recovery experience will differ depending on several factors, such as whether you had complementary procedures along with your facelift. The pain from a facelift is generally minimal and should begin to subside after a few days. Often, people can begin to resume their normal routine after about 1 to 2 weeks, with some activity restrictions. You will be provided with specific after-care instructions before you go home. If you follow them, you can expect a comfortable and successful recovery. The night after you have your facelift surgery, someone from Dr. Andan’s office will personally call you to make sure you’re doing well and answer any questions you may have.
You will have scars at your incision sites. Dr. Andan will take great care to make your incisions as small and inconspicuous as possible, placing them where it is unlikely that they will be noticeable at all. You will also be given comprehensive incision care instructions so that you don’t have to worry about any issues with scarring.
The longevity of facelift results can vary from person to person. A facelift, in general, should help you appear about 7 to 10 years younger than you did before having it. As you continue to age, the results of your facelift will help to keep you behind the curve. Of course, many things can influence how quickly new signs of aging appear on your face. As previously mentioned, everyone ages at a different rate. Many people enjoy the results of their facelift for a lifetime, while some may decide to have another after approximately 10 years (the time it usually takes for aging to “catch up” to your facelift). You can help to maintain your results by not smoking, eating a healthy diet and practicing good skin care.
Your Next Step
Take the next step by requesting your consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us online to schedule your consultation, or call us today at 516-746-0155 to get started.