It’s easy to say that you plan to age gracefully when you’re in your 20s and 30s. However, once your skin starts to lose its elasticity, you may find creams and cleansers simply can’t address this change. Rather than attempting to conceal these signs of aging with powders, foundations or a strategically placed scarf, more and more women are turning to New York Plastic surgeons to regain a more youthful appearance.

A facelift in Long Island can help turn back the clock
A facelift in Long Island can help turn back the clock

At Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery in Long Island, we specialize in several facial treatments including the facelift, or “rhytidectomy,” which targets the loose skin and tissue around the lower face and jaw.

This form of facial plastic surgery is intended to smooth out skin along the lower face and neck to combat these aggravating aspects of aging. In addition, if you have also grown frustrated with the loose skin in the upper regions of your face, contact Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about endoscopic midface lift, which specifically focuses on this region.

Benefits of a Facelift

Have you begun to noticed any of the following changes?

  • Deep creases around your mouth, known as “marionette lines”
  • Loose skin along your neck, aka the “turkey gobbler”
  • Jowling along the jaw

If so, consider consulting the plastic surgeons on Long Island about a facelift.

What to Expect During Your Facelift

At Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery on Long Island, we use an anesthesia that places the patient under deep sedation. At this point, Long Island cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marotta can implement various facelift techniques depending on the results you hope to achieve. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss these approaches, which include deep-plane facelift, extended sub-SMAS facelift or SMAS plication, during your initial consultation with your New York cosmetic surgeon. This decision will influence the length of your facial plastic surgery, which typically spans a few hours or more. The recovery period after your facelift can vary, but most patients generally return to work after one to two weeks of downtime.

Over the course of your recovery, you will have several visits with your Long Island plastic surgeon to ensure that everything is healing properly. Keeping your head elevated in bed is recommended after your facelift, and activity should be minimal.

Why Choose Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. James Marotta has devoted his professional career to facial procedures. He holds dual-board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. By choosing Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery for your facelift, you can rest assured knowing that you are working with a Long Island plastic surgeon who is committed to your safety and satisfaction, and who will implement the most sophisticated and effective treatments to achieve the best results.