Facelift

It’s natural to want to look as young and vibrant as you feel. A facelift in Rochester, New York, with Dr. Calvin Young can take years off your appearance while ensuring you still look like you. This facial rejuvenation procedure is popular with women and men who aren’t about to sit back and let the aging process do its thing.    

Are You a Candidate for a Facelift? 

Dr. Calvin Young performs facelift surgery for women and men who are in good health and typically in their mid-40s and up. This procedure addresses signs of aging in the lower 2/3 of the face, which commonly include: 

  • Flattened cheeks 
  • Lines, folds, and wrinkles on the cheeks and around the mouth 
  • Sagging skin and jowls along the jawline  

Dr. Young often performs facelift and neck lift procedures together for a dramatic rejuvenation. He can also include laser skin resurfacing with a Contour TRL™ laser peel to smooth away wrinkles and crepiness on the face and neck. 

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Rochester, NY?

The cost of a facelift depends on the specific needs of each patient. After discussing a patient’s goals and assessing the condition of their skin during the consultation, Dr. Young recommends a customized surgical plan and discusses the cost of surgery.

How Is a Facelift Performed? 

Dr. Young performs facelift surgery as an outpatient procedure using a general anesthetic. He places the incisions within the hairline, starting near the temples and heading down in front of and around the back of the ear. Dr. Young then carefully frees the skin, raises sagging tissues to a more youthful position, tightens facial muscles, and removes excess fat with liposuction. He completes the procedure by redraping the skin, trimming away the excess, and suturing the incisions closed.  

How Long Is Recovery From a Facelift? 

In general, facelift patients return to normal daily activities in about 2 weeks. To minimize swelling and bruising, keep your head elevated at all times (including while sleeping) for at least a week after surgery; avoid bending over as well. 

How Long Do the Results of a Regular Facelift Last? 

While the aging process will always continue, facelift results can last 10 years or longer. It’s important to care for your skin with an at-home skincare regimen, avoid smoking, and limit sun exposure.  

Traditional Facelift vs. Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a less extensive version of a traditional or full facelift. It offers limited rejuvenation of the lower face and is suitable for people who have minimal sagging and excess skin. With a mini facelift, the incisions are smaller and the recovery time is shorter, but its results are less dramatic than a full facelift. For most people who are concerned about facial aging, a traditional facelift is a more satisfying, effective option.

Alternatives to Facelift Surgery

Many nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options are available for those who are not quite ready for surgery. Two popular options are dermal fillers and BOTOX®, which temporarily diminish wrinkles and facial folds. For mild skin laxity, Ultherapy®, Profound™ radiofrequency microneedling , and SkinTyte™ produce firmer, younger-looking skin without surgery. These nonsurgical options, however, cannot provide the comprehensive, long-term results that a facelift can.

Women and men planning to get a facelift in Brighton, Irondequoit, Henrietta, or elsewhere in Greater Rochester, NY, trust Dr. Young to perform their procedures. You can request a consultation with our online form or call  (585) 272-0700 to schedule an appointment. 

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