FACELIFT (Rhytidectomy)

Facelifts give men and women a more youthful appearance. It can improve self-esteem, reflecting how young you feel inside. Every individual has unique skin, and some wrinkle much more quickly than others. Exposure to the sun causes the skin to lose elasticity, get dry and begin to wrinkle. With age, the underlying muscles can also weaken. Things like weight fluctuation can also cause the skin to stretch and sag. These naturally occurring changes may indicate it's time for a facelift.

Regardless of why you may want or need a facelift, we can tighten the skin around the face, making it firmer and more youthful-looking.

Facelift procedures have come a long way since first practiced in 1901. Today, after millions of facelift surgery procedures and advances in surgical technology, a facelift can now be performed together with other facial procedures to reduce downtime and improve results.

Facelift and Mini Facelift Procedure

Excess skin is removed and tightened during a facelift procedure, including the underlying tissue. This technique helps restore the patient's smooth skin and soften the face and neck contours. Facelift surgery requires incisions, but these are skillfully hidden and made inconspicuous. A mini facelift involves just the lower portion of the face.

Dr. Weinberg is an experienced NYC facelift surgeon with decades of experience and thousands of satisfied patients. Our knowledgeable and trained team is experienced in all facets of plastic and facial cosmetic surgery and surgical recovery.

After the procedure, your face may be lightly bandaged to protect it and control the swelling. Afterward, draining may occur, and you may also feel discomfort. Our professional and caring staff will ensure that you have detailed instructions and pain medication if needed.

Facelift Recovery and Facelift Healing

Depending on the extent of the procedure and any additional cosmetic procedures performed that day, your facelift recovery and facelift healing can take between 10 to 15 days. Anything that seems out of the ordinary should be reported to us immediately. Some swelling and discomfort are common and are expected.

Dr. Weinberg will want to see you after your procedure. We will instruct you on how often and how soon after your surgery. During your post-surgical visits, Dr. Weinberg will let you know the amount and type of activity you can do during your healing and when you can safely resume your daily activity.

Who's the Ideal Candidate for a Facelift Surgery?

Women and men in good health who lead a healthy lifestyle are usually good candidates for elective surgery. During your initial consultation, we will ask about any medication you may be taking, your level of alcohol consumption and general health issues. Be as candid as possible with us. Your safety comes first, and as with all elective surgery, a clean bill of health and honest communication from the patient is a must.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!


The rhytidectomy facelift procedure has advanced over the years, producing beautiful results and faster recovery. Dr. Weinberg can make your face tighter and smoother for a youthful and natural appearance. Please browse through our patient gallery and see the results for yourself.

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