Over time, gravity and sun exposure take their toll on the face and neck, leading to facial skin laxity, lack of jawline definition, and jowls. Facelift surgery corrects these common signs of aging by tightening facial muscles, redistributing volume, and trimming away excess skin. Every patient is different; therefore, each requires a customized facelift to address his or her concerns and restore a more natural and youthful appearance. During your personal and comprehensive consultation with Dr. Sung, you will receive a facial rejuvenation plan tailored to your individual needs and desires. Our goal is not to create a “new face” for you but rather to restore your youthful face.
A facelift is an outpatient procedure that is typically performed in an office-based facility, surgical center, or hospital. The surgery takes about two hours and can be done using either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Both methods involve repositioning facial tissue, SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) mobilization, trimming away excess skin, and tightening the remaining tissue and musculature. Fat grafting may also be used to restore youthful facial volume if necessary. The facelift technique depends on the patient’s facial structure and the extent of correction needed. Dr. Sung offers two facelift surgery techniques.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF A FACELIFT?
Complications associated with facelift surgery are uncommon, especially when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. However, some of the risks of the procedure can include the following:
- Changes in sensation
- Injury to nerves at or near the surgical site
- Hematoma and/or seroma
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To schedule your private consultation with Dr. Jimmy C. Sung or to obtain more information about facelift surgery and other facial rejuvenation treatments, please call 212.452.2800.