If you are considering about taking years off your appearance with a facelift, you want to choose a doctor who has the skill, experience, and compassion to guide you through this process. Dr. Lloyd Hoffman is the plastic surgeon to see for your Midtown Manhattan facelift. Dr. Hoffman has a reputation of being a skilled surgeon with the artistry of a craftsman. He completed his general surgery training at Cornell/New York Hospital and went on to fellowships in plastic surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery at the Institute for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University. Dr. Hoffman has been recognized nationally and internationally for his surgical skills, published works and his teaching abilities. Dr. Hoffman is completely focused on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and devotes himself entirely to patient care. Dr. Hoffman is on the staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital as the Director of Aesthetic Services.
As you grow older, the effects of gravity change the appearance of your face and neck. No matter how much you exercise or eat a well-balanced diet, there’s no way to stop your face from showing your true age. Not everyone ages the same way, but there are typical changes such as sagging in the mid-face, deep creases along the nose which extend to the corners of the mouth, jowls, loss of skin elasticity and excess fatty deposits under the jaw and chin, and deep creases below the lower eyelids. A Midtown Manhattan facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, improves these visible signs of aging in the face and neck and gives you an emotional boost.
During a facelift, your cheeks are elevated, folds are flattened, jowls tightened, and your neck is re-draped. Your appearance is not replaced, but your younger appearance is restored. A facelift won’t change the fundamental appearance of your face and it cannot change the aging process. Some patients choose to have other procedures in combination with a facelift such as brow-lift. 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 were popular many years ago and are still used in select situations. Intermediate depth facelifts achieve a lift at deeper levels. Deep plane facelifts 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. In addition, the incisions are designed to become nearly unperceivable, so the scarring is minor. 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 three weeks, most of the postoperative signs of surgery will resolve. If you are considering a Midtown Manhattan facelift, come to this leading plastic surgeon for a consultation today.