Face Lift

A face lift can reverse some of the natural changes in facial appearance that occur with time.  The natural aging process, genetic influence, sun exposure and other factors cause the skin of the face to wrinkle and sag. Understanding how aging occurs makes it simpler to understand the options available to prevent and treat the signs of facial aging.

Many patients and for that matter friends tell me “they have never seen a good facelift”.  What I tell them in return is “that is the point, you should not be able to tell anyone has had a facelift.” – Dr. Steven R. Cohen.

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As a person ages, frequently facial bones begin to recede and the facial tissues then lose their support. This, combined with loss of elasticity causes the skin to begin to sag and lift more loosely. Skin folds become more prominent around the chin, neck  and jaw line. You may be interested in learning more about a face lift whenever these changes become a concern and your plastic surgeon recognizes opportunity for improvement.  A face lift can restore your sagging skin to its earlier position, tighten the face and neck and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can bring back a more youthful appearance and boost self-esteem.  The results of surgery can be dramatic for the older patient and more subtle but very satisfying for the younger patient.

Additonal Procedures

You may also notice laxity of upper eyelid skin and formation of bags beneath the eyes.  Eyelid surgery can be combined with a face lift if your eyelids are of concern to you.  A forehead and brow lift can also be combined with a face lift if desired. We specialize in the rejuvenation of aging facial features through a combination of state-of-the-art treatments and techniques totally customized to the individual patient’s concerns and findings. Packages are available that have been scientifically designed to provide the best outcomes from surgery or laser treatments.

Recovery Time

Recovery from a face lift procedure varies from person to person depending on age, heredity, health, and skin characteristics.  Most likely, you will be up and around after one or two days.  However, you will need to take it easy for the first week and get plenty of rest in order to provide your body with enough energy to heal.

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Dr. Cohen restored my confidence and health from an earlier horrendous plastic surgery experience performed by another doctor. Dr. Cohen gave me back my confidence, trust, and satisfaction with a new standard of plastic surgery care.

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