A facelift typically focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face, an area where many people say they first notice signs of aging. When performed by an experienced facelift specialist such as Albany County’s Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore at his Latham, NY, practice, a facelift is an excellent, lasting way to address jawline and neck sagging, restore cheek volume, and minimize wrinkles or folds.
Long considered the “go-to” facial rejuvenation procedure for men and women, today’s facelifts yield better, more natural-looking results than ever before. By restoring volume, your facelift creates a refreshed, more youthful appearance without looking tight and unnatural.
An individualized approach needs to be taken with your face to get the best and most natural looking results. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rockmore offers a spectrum of options and may recommend combining your facelift with procedures such as a neck lift or eyelid surgery to create comprehensive results.
A facelift (also called rhytidectomy) fully addresses and improves the advanced signs of aging in the face and neck. Dr. Rockmore repositions the underlying tissue and muscle and then removes excess skin. By lifting the tissues beneath the skin to avoid tension on the skin, the results look natural instead of like you had ``work`` done.
Dr. Rockmore may recommend a mini facelift when your concerns are limited to the cheek area and the neck skin retains most of its elasticity. It has limited recovery time and is sometimes referred to as a ``weekend lift.`` This can be done as an in-office procedure.
Combining a facelift with a neck lift enables Dr. Rockmore to elevate the cheeks and tighten neck tissues to restore the jawline's definition and create a more youthful neck angle. This avoids the pulled or tight look that can be associated with facelift techniques used years ago.
Transferring fat as part of a facelift helps improve the appearance of your cheeks, lips, under the eyes, smile lines, and more. This technique uses your own fat to restore the volume lost in the aging process. Because it is your own natural tissue, much of the restored volume remains for years. Dr. Rockmore limits the amount of fat used, creating improvement but avoiding an unnatural, over-filled face.
Dr. Rockmore can perform a nonsurgical or liquid facelift by combining fillers and BOTOX®. This is most applicable for people with earlier signs of aging. Patients can expect to see their facial volume restored and wrinkles and fine lines diminished.
Additional procedures, such as eyelid surgery, brow lift, or non-surgical skin treatments are frequently combined with facelifts for a more comprehensive and natural looking transformation.
A facelift by Dr. Rockmore is an outpatient procedure, and you’ll need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home following surgery. Even though you’ll experience some soreness during the first few days after surgery, discomfort is minimal and often controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. There are no bandages, and you can shower and wash your hair the next day.
After about a week, Dr. Rockmore removes sutures at a follow-up appointment, although swelling and bruising may persist during this time. Most patients feel confident enough to return to work and other light daily activities after about 2 weeks. By practicing healthy skincare habits and avoiding significant weight fluctuations, you can enjoy the results of your facelift for many years.
Face Lift: $8,000 – $12,000 | Mini Face Lift: $2,500 – $4,000
This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees. To learn more about costs associated with this procedure, schedule a consultation today.
Women and men looking for the best plastic surgeon to perform their facelifts travel from Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and throughout eastern New York to have Dr. Rockmore perform their procedures. You can request a consultation using the contact us form or call our office at 518-328-3330 to schedule an appointment.