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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.

Facelift vs. Non-Surgical Treatments

With advancements in injectable fillers and other non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation, some may believe facelift surgery is becoming obsolete. However, even with the rise in the use of fillers and laser skin treatments, facelifts continue to be as popular as ever as no other treatment produces such a dramatic improvement for those who are living with sagging, drooping facial skin and tissue.

Patients who opt for non-surgical methods achieve a degree of improvement from mild to moderate signs of aging. Most dermal fillers have a limited lifespan, producing a smoother look for just a few months to a year before breaking down and then reabsorbed by the body. The refreshed, restored facial appearance produced by a facelift will last for many years with proper care.

The outcome of a surgical facelift can simply not be reproduced with non-surgical treatments alone. If you want to make a significant difference and achieve real facial rejuvenation that takes years off your appearance, a facelift may be the right procedure for you.

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.

Am I a candidate

Modern surgical techniques used by Dr. Kwak at our New York clinic make it possible to reduce the recovery time after a facelift. The procedure is versatile and well-tolerated, and customized for each patient. With the advanced surgical techniques used by Dr. Kwak, adult men and women who are ready to take steps to restore and rejuvenate the face, neck, and jaw can achieve a dramatic improvement that appears natural, fresh, and appealing. Ideal candidates for the procedure are those who have the following facial conditions:

  • Sagging skin, wrinkles, or jowls on their lower face and upper neck
  • Are near their ideal weight, as significant fluctuations can impact the results
  • Adequate skin laxity that can be repositioned to a firmer, more youthful position in procedure

If you are considering a facelift, you should not smoke or take any medications that will pose a risk of slowing healing after a surgical procedure. Dr. Kwak can help you determine if a facelift is the procedure that will best produce the facial rejuvenation you envision for yourself.

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Benefits of a Facelift

What was once a very complex surgical procedure has been simplified, thanks to years of perfecting the advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art tools. Now there are very few negatives associated with undergoing facelift, and the benefits include:

  • Results that can last years, not months
  • Speedy recovery that allows you to quickly resume work or other activities
  • Discreet incisions that do not leave visible scars
  • Easily combined with other procedures to enhance results
  • Increased self-confidence

A facelift takes years off your appearance and provides a rejuvenated, refreshed look with minimal risk. Boost your self-confidence with a procedure that treats the underlying causes of aging by restoring a more youthful position for facial muscles, treating loose, drooping skin and tissue, redefining your jawline, and creating a beautiful, balanced facial appearance that looks natural, fresh and youthful.

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.

Every patient heals differently, so recovery time varies from patient to patient. The extent of the procedure impacts the recovery time, and whether it was a mini or full facelift. Patients typically take a few days to two weeks off work depending on the type of procedure. You will be advised to rest at home for several days after the procedure.

Strenuous activities, including exercise should be avoided until you are advised to resume these activities by Dr. Kwak. Any discomfort is easily managed with prescription pain medication, and Dr. Kwak will be carefully monitoring your progress throughout the recovery process. Contact us today and set up a consultation for arguably the best facelift New York has to offer.

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