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Facelift

Face the world with confidence

For those accustomed to looking and feeling their best, the aging process can bring frustration and dissatisfaction with the image in the mirror. Inevitably, the face is one of the areas hit hardest by gravity, stress, exposure to the elements and the compromising effects of time. Sagging neck folds, wrinkles and a loss of skin elasticity gradually detract from a once-youthful, vital countenance

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, can dramatically reverse this downward trajectory, restoring volume and suppleness to the facial contour, tightening the jaw and neck lines, and smoothing fine wrinkles and lines. While a facelift alone can work wonders for self-confidence, it can also be performed as part of a more comprehensive makeover when coupled with a browlift, necklift or eyelid surgery.

Why should clients choose

Any procedure targeting the face is by nature highly delicate and complex, as even the most subtle of alterations can have a significant impact on the total aesthetic. That’s why it’s so important to choose a cosmetic surgeon who specializes exclusively in this area. As a double board certified expert in head and neck surgery, Dr. Kwak possesses the highest levels of training, accreditation and experience, earning him a reputation as performing among the best facelifts NYC patients can hope to undergo. Clients of all ages and ethnicities find that Dr. Kwak has an intuitive grasp of facial harmony, balance and beauty, delivering beautiful, effortlessly natural results that exceed all expectation.

During your initial consultation with the doctor, he will carefully review your medical history, your previous surgeries, your goals and wishes for the procedure, and of course any concerns or fears that may be weighing on your mind. Dr. Kwak tailors each facelift to the client and will never over-operate, thus preserving facial spontaneity and organic expression. When necessary, Dr. Kwak may recommend additional procedures that will enhance the facelift and improve its results, such as neck liposuction or blepharoplasty, or in some cases the use of fillers and injectables.

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The Facelift procedure

ESK clients will find that there are a range of options available when it comes to improving and reshaping the facial anatomy. The type of facelift best suited to each patient will be determined during consultation.

The mini facelift

This procedure is known for its shortened downtime and reduced scarring. It is most often performed under local anesthesia. Through very small, almost invisible incisions, the jawline, cheeks and neck are repositioned for a more well-rested and youthful presentation. For clients who suffer from a high degree of skin laxity however, the mini facelift may not be aggressive enough to achieve the desired results. Look into this mini treatment for one of the best, youthful facelifts Manhattan can offer.

The full facelift

During the full or complete facelift, the lower portion of the face is refreshed and recontoured, addressing creases, sagging, depleted muscle tone and an undefined jaw line. Incisions are hidden behind the ears in the hairline and are virtually undetectable after surgery. This procedure is extremely effective for those clients who are struggling with excess skins folds around the jaw and neck that add on years and cause the patient to appear chronically tired or drained. Look into the full treatment for more dramatic results from your New York facelift.

Recovery from facelift

Recovery from a facelift is generally accompanied by very little pain, although Dr. Kwak will provide medication to assist with any post-operative discomfort.

Some bruising and numbness is to be expected, but these symptoms will usually abate within a week or two. A cold compress will help to alleviate the swelling, as will keeping the head elevated as much as possible. For most patients, a swift return to work and normal activities is possible within a few weeks. Remember that while your results may be visible right away, they can also continue to improve for up to six months as healing transpires.

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