Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

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Restoring A More Youthful Look with a Facelift

What is a Facelift?

The appearance of the first noticeable signs of aging on your face and neck can be shocking. Luckily, Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants has the solution to your aging woes. Our professional team is proud to offer a minimal incision rhytidectomy also known as the MACS lift. Although the facelift procedure has been around for decades, we use only the latest proven techniques in order to ensure optimal results. Long Island Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Elliot Duboys, has extensive experience creating gorgeous, youthful looking faces through our innovative facelift techniques.

What to expect

Prior to having surgery, Dr. Duboys will complete a comprehensive evaluation, making sure that you are the perfect candidate for this procedure. A facelift will take several hours. Dr. Duboys uses general anesthesia for the procedure, and will make sure that you are comfortable during the entire time.

What to expect during the Facelift procedure

  • An incision is made along the hairline.
  • The muscles are tightened and the fat is removed from the neck and face.
  • The skin is then pulled back and any excess skin is removed.
  • You will need to keep your bandages on for one to three days following the procedure.
  • Although you may experience some slight bruising and swelling, we will guide you through the recovery process.
  • Most patients are able to return to work within ten days.
  • A minimal amount of discomfort is expected, but in the race case that you need a bit more, medication will be prescribed to ease any discomfort you may experience after the surgery.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Facelift?

Someone with realistic expectations. A relatively healthy individual who shows signs of facial aging, such as descent of the skin of the face with jowls. Redundant neck skin can be taken care of at the time of surgery that restores the normal contour of the neck.

Where is the surgery performed?

The facelift surgery is performed at our fully certified ambulatory care facility, or if the patient prefers then the surgery can be done at a local hospital.

What risks are involved with a facelift?

All surgery involves risks with a low incidence. Asymmetry, bleeding, infection and nerve involvement, are all relatively infrequent.

What to expect after surgery

Bruising, swelling and minimal discomfort.

What other procedures can be combined with a Facelift?

If you are interested in having additional procedures, such as an eyelid lift or brow lift, you can have them completed simultaneously with your facelift. Dr. Duboys can help to create an entire facial rejuvenation plan that will have you looking years younger!

Proven Experts in the Field

There is a reason why Associated Plastic Surgeons is the premier cosmetic surgery clinic in the Long Island, Nassau & Suffolk County, New York area. Dr. Duboys performs all procedures in a cutting-edge operating room, which has been approved by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. You can trust that our staff of medical professionals is simply the best there is.

Call For Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

While the facelift procedure is very personal and individualistic, you can expect amazing results from our team. Call Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today at (631) 423-1000 to get started on your path to a more youthful and refreshed look.

The best results tend to be achieved in patients who have a strong, well-defined bony structure and skin that still retains some elasticity. During your consultation, Dr. Duboys will carefully examine your face including the skin and underlying structures, and discuss possibilities available to you. You should be prepared to discuss your expectations in detail at this time. Dr. Duboys believes that you should look refreshed after your surgery and he discourages from pulling people “tight” such as many celebrities have had. In effect – “Cosmetic Surgery without the Plastic Look” is Elliot B. Duboys’, MD credo!

Before & After Photo: Facelift - Before (front)
Facelift – Before

Before & After Photo: Facelift - After (front)
Facelift – After

Before & After Photo: Facelift - Before (side)
Facelift – Before

Before & After Photo: Facelift - After (side)
Facelift – After