Face lift surgery performed by Dr. Zuckerman. Outcome left oblique view is 1yr post-op. View more before & after images from Dr. Zuckerman's facelift surgery patients at the Before & After Page.

A face lift is one of the most common surgical procedures Dr. Zuckerman can perform to help you turn back the hands of time and improve an array of aesthetic issues in the face. Deep folds, wrinkles, and other signs of age can be significantly reduced by tightening underlying facial muscles and smoothing out the skin. A face lift also eliminates excess facial fat and tightens the skin, creating a more youthful appearance with results that look natural and beautiful. Dr. Zuckerman is a highly skilled and respected physician who can help you look years younger with long-lasting results. He has been specialty-trained in facial plastic surgery procedures at some of the most respected medical institutions in the world, including Brown University and New York University.  Dr. Zuckerman is also at the forefront of some of the latest face lift techniques and can help you attain your ultimate goals without people knowing you’ve had plastic surgery.

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The Surgery

A face lift, medically referred to as rhytidectomy, is designed for patients who have skin that still has some elasticity, as well as strong bone structure. Most patients who have face lift surgery with Dr. Zuckerman are in their 40′s to 60′s; however, older patients and even those slightly younger can benefit from this procedure. Those who need less significant facial rejuvenation may also benefit from effective alternatives to face lift surgery, such as the MACS face lift, a mini-face lift, or a variety of cosmetic injectable fillers that Dr. Zuckerman performs. All these alternatives provide more subtle results. Dr. Zuckerman will be happy to discuss all aspects of the face lift procedure with you in your consultation and address any concerns you may have.

Traditional face lift surgery typically involves incisions made above the hairline at the temples, extending to the front of the ear or inside the front cartilage and going behind the earlobe. Fat and skin is separated from the muscles, and the muscles are then tightened. Dr. Zuckerman then removes excess skin, and the skin is tightened to smooth out wrinkles and signs of aging. The incisions are then closed. The exact length of face lift surgery will depend on the extent of the procedure; however, typical face lift surgeries by Dr. Zuckerman take around two to three hours to complete. Face lift surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia and can be completed on an outpatient basis.

Face lift surgery can be performed at one of Dr. Zuckerman's operating rooms located in midtown Manhattan. These fully-equipped, state-of-the-art operatories are certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) as medical environments that adhere only to the highest standard of care.


Patients can expect some swelling and bruising after face lift surgery. These side effects will dissipate as the face continues to heal. The head will need to be elevated for a few days after surgery, and bandages will need to stay in place for a few days as well. Any residual discomfort from the procedure can be managed with medication. Scars from the procedure are typically barely visible and well-hidden within the hair or natural creases of the face and ears. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about two weeks after face lift. Patients can usually return to normal daily routines about 10 days after the procedure. The full results of face lift should become apparent in the first few weeks after surgery.


Dr. Zuckerman is highly experienced with successful face lift surgery and will take every precaution to minimize risks of complications and see that your procedure is safe and effective from before surgery right through to the recovery process. He can address any questions or concerns you may have during your face lift surgery consultation.

Before & After Results

View more Before & After results for face lift surgery in the Before & After section of Dr. Zuckerman's website.

Ready for your consultation?

Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? During your consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address concerns and any questions you may have about the surgery. He will also discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office via the request form or call any of his four physical office locations. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York to have surgery.