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Facelift Specialist

Antell Plastic Surgery

David J. Antell, DO, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Woodbury, NY

A facelift is one of the most popular plastic surgery options and can deliver a refreshed and renewed appearance. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon David Antell, DO, of Antell Plastic Surgery, offers customized facelift procedures for residents in and around Woodbury, New York. Explore all that a facelift can do for you during a personalized consultation, which you can book in moments online or over the phone.

Facelift Q&A

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that lifts and tightens the skin on your face, giving you a more youthful appearance without leaving you looking overly stretched or tight. Advancements in plastic surgery tools and techniques have revolutionized the facelift process, enabling outstanding results. 

Antell Plastic Surgery often combines other procedures like a brow-lift, neck lift, or blepharoplasty with a facelift. These procedures ensure the areas not addressed during a facelift share the same smooth and sleek appearance. 

What happens during a facelift?

The most important step in any facelift occurs before the procedure itself. The planning stage is when Dr. Antell determines how to refine your natural beauty and enhance your facial contouring. Everyone’s face is unique, and the best facelifts take those differences into consideration. 

On the day of your procedure, you receive medication to keep you comfortable and help you relax during your facelift. Dr. Antell begins by making small incisions along the edge of your face. That allows access to the tissues and structures beneath your skin. 

They remove any excess tissue and redrape the skin over your face to achieve a smoother facial profile. Once your surgeon is happy with the results, they close the incisions. Incision lines are sometimes placed behind the ears, or could also be located along your hairline or beneath your chin. 

What is the recovery process like after a facelift?

Because a facelift requires sculpting your facial tissues and redraping your skin, it takes time for your body to heal. Expect a degree of swelling and discomfort in the days following your procedure. You receive medication to address tenderness. 

Adhering to your post-operative instructions is the best way to hasten your recovery process. Be sure to visit Antell Plastic Surgery for any follow-up appointments, and take care to cleanse the incision areas as directed. 

Within a few weeks, the swelling and bruising subside, and you begin to see the results of your facelift procedure. Incision lines begin to blend with the rest of your skin, and you enjoy your refreshed and renewed appearance. 

To learn more about how a facelift can transform your face and restore your confidence, set up a personalized consultation at Antell Plastic Surgery using the easy online booking tool, or call and speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff.