If you are looking for an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon in Midtown, Dr Lloyd Hoffman is your best choice. Dr. Hoffman, a compassionate and talented doctor, has been recognized nationally and internationally for his surgical skills, published works, and his teaching abilities. While his accolades are impressive and numerous, Dr. Hoffman remains completely focused on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and devotes himself entirely to patient care. There are many reasons people have facelifts. Some are performed because of medical necessity while others are done to offset the effects of aging. Whatever your reasons are, you are guaranteed committed personal care and high quality results.
A facelift (also known as Rhytidectomy) helps restore the look of your youth by selectively canceling out those features which make us appear older. The cheeks are elevated, folds are flattened, jowls tightened, and the neck is re-draped. Your appearance is not replaced, but a more youthful appearance is restored. A facelift won’t change the fundamental appearance of your face and it cannot change the aging process. This skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon on the upper east side also performs other procedures in combination with a facelift such as browlift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Candidates for a facelift must be physically healthy, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations of results. There are several variations of facelifts. Skin-only facelifts are still used in select situations. Intermediate depth face lifts achieve a lift at deeper levels. Deep plane face lifts strive to achieve these changes just above the bones of the face. After a thorough evaluation by Dr. Hoffman, the technique will be selected which is best for you.
Dr. Hoffman, the top cosmetic plastic surgeon in Midtown, usually performs these procedures under local anesthesia with sedation by a board certified anesthesiologist of his choosing. The incisions are designed to become nearly unperceivable and are made just in front of the ear and wrapped around to the hairline of the neck. The following day, the dressings are removed. Sutures are removed over a period of days as you heal. The amount of swelling experienced varies, but you may resume most normal activities within two weeks. After about three weeks, most of the postoperative signs of surgery, such as puffiness and bruising, will resolve. If you are considering plastic surgery, call us for an appointment today.