Facelift Surgery Tailored to Your Exact Needs
During a full facelift surgery, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg can remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues to improve sagging and wrinkles, giving your face a more youthful look. Dr. Greenberg performs each facelift surgery in his own private operating facility at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island, NY. This procedure can help reverse the signs of aging that stress, sun exposure, and the natural age process have caused. During a consultation, Dr. Greenberg can help you tailor your procedure for your exact needs and explain all the steps involved in your surgery.
Planning Your Procedure
After determining that a facelift is suitable for you and your cosmetic goals, Dr. Greenberg will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. Your plan will specify the facelift techniques we will use, the anesthesia provided, incision placement, and approximate recovery outline. If you desire to combine your facelift with any other cosmetic procedures, Dr. Greenberg will also plan these details with you.
Steps Involved in Facelift Surgery
The extent of the facelift and any additional procedures performed will determine the exact length of the surgery. However, most procedures take between three to four hours. Your treatment will involve a series of steps Dr. Greenberg will perform, including:
- Anesthesia: Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Greenberg will administer the appropriate anesthesia to ensure your comfort. While this surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia is also an option, and may be required for more extensive procedures.
- Incisions: Dr. Greenberg will carefully make incisions above the hairline and along natural facial creases so that any scarring will be hidden. In most facelift procedures, the incision starts behind the hairline on the side of the head, follows the hairline down to the ear, and runs along the crease between the ear and cheek. The incision then wraps around the earlobe and continues into the lower scalp under the hair. Dr. Greenberg will base the exact placement and length of incisions on your needs and goals.
- Skin and Tissue Repositioning: Dr. Greenberg will gently lift the facial skin to remove excess fat and other tissue. He will also strategically tighten the surrounding muscles to improve your facial contours. Once satisfied, he will reposition the skin, removing any excess. Dr. Greenberg has an artistic eye and years of experience. He can remove only the necessary amount of skin to rejuvenate your appearance, without an unnatural result where the skin looks too tight.
- Sutures and Bandages: Dr. Greenberg will secure the skin with sutures and wrap the treated area in bandages and compression garments. Depending on the extent of the surgery, he may also place a drainage tube to ensure a healthy recovery.
Having your procedure performed at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery can lower the risk of complications or disappointing results, provide privacy, and ensure you receive the hands-on attentive care you deserve.
Benefits of Treatment with Dr. Greenberg
As a nationally renowned, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Greenberg uses his expertise and experience to provide the best cosmetic procedures in a comfortable, private surgical facility. He also takes the necessary time to individualize each facelift procedure based on your skin tone and bone structure, to help you undergo a comfortable procedure with accurate and stunning results. Having your procedure performed at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery can lower the risk of complications or disappointing results, provide privacy, and ensure you receive the hands-on attentive care you deserve.
Schedule Your Full Facelift Surgery
At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we can help you successfully turn back the clock and achieve a more youthful appearance. Contact our practice online or call us at (516) 364-4200 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Greenberg. In the meantime, explore facelift FAQs to learn more.