in Smithtown, NY
Over time, the skin begins to lose elasticity, and facial tissues lose volume due to various factors like heredity, stress, environmental conditions, and so on. Eventually, these changes weigh the skin down, leaving your face looking duller and older than you are or feel. A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a more pleasing facial appearance.
Facelift surgery in Smithtown, New York, can help you improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and facial hollows. With the advancements in surgical technology and precise techniques, your results will look more natural than ever. Out are the days of the “wind-blown” facelift, and in are the times of highlighting your natural beauty and subtle contours.
Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?
If you feel self-conscious about the way your face and neck look due to wrinkles or aging skin, you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. We recommended patients be in good health with realistic expectations.
Facelift surgery may be right for you if:
- You have fine lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin on your face and neck
- The appearance of your facial tissues does not match the age you feel
- You are physically healthy with no condition that can impede healing
- You do not smoke or are willing to quit for a time before and after your surgery
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How Is Facelift Surgery Performed?
What Is a Limited Incision Facelift?
The other option is a limited incision facelift, which is less invasive and targets patients with a mild degree of jowling and sagging skin in the lower face. The limited incision facelift does not target as much laxity as the traditional technique and is better suited for patients who seek subtle improvements to their facial contours, or who cannot commit to the longer recovery period.
The limited incision facelift involves shorter incisions made in a similar area to the traditional facelift, with a small incision sometimes made within the lower eyelids or beneath the upper lip.
The location and extent of your incisions vary by individual and will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Pincus.
Should I Combine My Facelift With a Neck Lift?
Neck lift surgery is almost always performed alongside a facelift to treat laxities, such as vertical banding, sagging skin, and a double chin. This combination is often essential to maintain a balance between the face and neck.
Depending on your specific aesthetic concerns, facelift and neck lift surgery may be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, or ear surgery (otoplasty).