FACE LIFT SURGERY BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY

Right oblique view of one of Dr. Zuckerman's face lift surgery patients. Images were taken before surgery and one year after surgery.

Right oblique view of one of Dr. Zuckerman’s face lift surgery patients. Images were taken before surgery and one year after surgery.

Introduction to Face Lift Surgery

A face lift is one of the most common cosmetic 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. Signs of age including deep folds, wrinkles, and sagging or drooping can be significantly reduced by tightening underlying facial muscles and smoothing out the skin. This surgery 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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Am I A Candidate For Face Lift 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 undergone this procedure with Dr. Zuckerman are in their forties to sixties. However, Dr. Zuckerman has performed this procedure on older patients, and even those slightly younger can benefit. Those who need less significant facial rejuvenation may also benefit from effective alternatives to 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 and variations of the procedure with you in your consultation and address any concerns you may have.


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Face Lift Surgery in Detail



An illustration of the technique Dr. Zuckerman uses for MACS Face Lift Surgery.

An illustration of the technique Dr. Zuckerman uses for MACS Face Lift Surgery..

Each of the types of face lift surgery target different types of aging issues in the face. Each has a different incision pattern as well. See below for further details on each of the surgical procedures that Dr. Zuckerman performs. He will be happy to address any and all concerns you may have at your initial consultation.

Full Face Lift Surgery

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 the surgery will depend on the extent of the procedure; however, the average operative time for these procedures is two to three hours. Face lift surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia and can be completed on an outpatient basis.

MACS Face Lift (Or Short Scar Face Lift)

Developed in 2002, the MACS Lift stands for Minimal Access Cranial Suspension and is often appropriate for patients who desire mid-facial rejuvenation. While most patients who opt for this procedure are typically those who are under 60, Dr. Zuckerman also performs the MACS Lift on older patients. The MACS Lift is designed for a bit more subtle rejuvenation: focusing on smoothing out the cheeks, reducing the appearance of jowls, and softening out wrinkles and creases in the nasolabial area (the region between the nose and mouth). With the MACS Lift, Dr. Zuckerman addresses the most visible signs of aging in the face. A small incision is made within the hairline and in front of the ear. Skin is separated from the fat and muscle, and the muscles are tightened. Dr. Zuckerman then lifts the skin vertically, not horizontally as in a traditional face lift; and he gently redrapes, but does not pull, the middle layer. The result can be a smoother, less aged appearance to the face that doesn’t give away the fact that you have had plastic surgery. MACS Lift can be performed under general anesthesia or, in some cases, local anesthesia. The procedure typically takes about 2 hours to complete.

Mid Face Lift (Or Mini Face Lift)

Wrinkles, excess skin and fat, undereye bags, and other signs of age that affect the nasolabial area, eyes, cheeks, and corners of the mouth can be addressed with a mid-face lift. Patients who have this procedure with Dr. Zuckerman are often those with relatively good skin elasticity and individuals who are not looking for results that are better attained with a full face lift procedure. A traditional mid-face lift procedure involves small incisions made within the hairline around the temples, and sometimes in the lower eyelid and in the mouth. Fat and muscle tissue are adjusted and the skin of the mid-face is pulled up for a smoother appearance. Mid-face lift surgery typically takes about two hours to complete under general anesthesia. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and can involve a variety of techniques, including endoscopic surgery which involves smaller incisions and typically a shorter recovery period. Dr. Zuckerman will discuss techniques that may be used at your initial consultation.

Non-Surgical Facial Treatments

For those with only mild volume loss or ptosis (sag), Dr. Zuckerman may be able to treat you with a variety of non-surgical injecatble treatments including Voluma for cheek enhancement, Botox to treat lines in the forehead and around the eyes, and Juvederm for nasolabial folds (parentheses around the mouth) rejuvenation. Laser Resurfacing may also be able to restore a more lustrous appearance to the skin and ameliorate brown or aging spots.

Face lift surgery can be performed at Dr. Zuckerman’s private, accredited operating room located inside his office in midtown Manhattan. This fully-equipped, state-of-the-art operatory is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) as a medical environment that adheres only to the highest standard of care. This private facility allows Dr. Zuckerman and his staff to offer patients the utmost in discretion, confidentiality and convenience.

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Face Lift Surgery Recovery



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 the procedure should become apparent in the first few weeks after surgery.

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Before & After Images of Dr. Zuckerman’s Face Lift Surgery



Left oblique view of one of Dr. Zuckerman's face lift surgery patients. Images were taken before surgery and one year after surgery.
Frontal view of one of Dr. Zuckerman's face lift surgery patients. Images were taken before surgery and one year after surgery.

Dr. Zuckerman publishes many of his previous face lift surgery results with patient consent. The before and after image gallery has pairs of high resolution images from three to four angles for each patient. Many prospective patients enjoy finding a similar case to their own that Dr. Zuckerman has performed in the past. Take a look through the gallery by clicking on the button below.


BEFORE & AFTER IMAGE GALLERY

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Risks of Face Lift Surgery



Face lift surgery is overwhelmingly safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Zuckerman is highly experienced 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 cosmetic surgery consultation. However, risks and possible complications, although rare, involved with this surgery include:

• Collection of fluid, called a seroma
• Minor wound healing problems
• Asymmetry or contour irregularities
• Numbness, and issues with facial movement, which usually resolve
For more information on possible risks of this procedure, you may visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons page or The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery page, in both of which Dr. Zuckerman is an active member.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Face Lift Surgery



Below are the answers to some questions Dr. Zuckerman most frequently receives from prospective patients. If you don’t see your question below, feel free to contact Dr. Zuckerman’s office, and a member of his staff will be glad to reach out to you.

• What is the difference between a face lift and a neck lift?
A neck lift primarily addresses the neck while a face lift addresses the neck and also the midface, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and more.

• Are there non-surgical options for mid-face rejuvenation instead of a face lift?
Yes, there are several options for this area of the face. As we age, gravity and other factors cause the mid-face to descend. If you experience mild forms of this descent, Dr. Zuckerman can offset it without surgery by performing cheek enhancement using Voluma. To soften nasolabial folds (parentheses) around the mouth, Dr. Zuckerman can treat you with dermal fillers such as Juvederm or the long-lived Vollure. There are also options to address perioral lines, known informally as smokers’ lines though non-smokers may develop them as well, using Volbella or Restylane Silk.

• Are there non-surgical options for neck rejuvenation?
Yes, Dr. Zuckerman can offer you several non-surgical options to rejuvenate the neck area. He can treat you with Botox to ameliorate transverse lines or wrinkles in the neck or platysmal bands, informally known as turkey neck. Dr. Zuckerman can also use Kybella to permanently eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. There are also options with Juvederm or Radiesse to improve and contour your jawline.

• Can I undergo liposuction of the neck as part of a face lift?
Yes, liposuction is often part of a full face lift and presents a more definitive solution than the non-surgical injectable Kybella.

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Schedule Your Face Lift Surgery Consultation with Dr. Zuckerman



Are you ready for your face lift surgery consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? He will perform a thorough evaluation of your desired outcome and needs based on your anatomy and medical history. Dr. Zuckerman will also address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery and discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office by clicking the button below or by calling 212-231-9897. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York City to have surgery with him.


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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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