Facelift, or Rhytidectomy, is a comprehensive procedure used to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck including: facial wrinkles, sagging facial skin, jowls, marionette lines and loose neck skin, or double chin.  A facelift is accomplished by tightening underlying tissues and muscle, repositioning facial fat, and removing and redraping excess skin.   Facelift incisions are camouflaged by placing them within the hairline above the ear, within the natural crease in front of the ear, around the earlobe, behind the ear and along the scalp.  

Nonsurgical face lifts or facial rejuvenation cannot achieve the same results as a facelift, but may help delay the time at which a facelift is needed. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Capuano is a facelift and mini facelift expert located in NJ. 

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Is Facelift Surgery Right For Me?

The best facelift candidates for facelift surgery are otherwise healthy adults, who are nonsmokers and who feel that their facial appearance does not reflect the way they feel inside.  Your facelift surgeon in NJ can help determine if a facelift or mini facelift is right for you.  After careful examination of your facial anatomy and skin quality, and consideration of your individual goals, Dr. Capuano will recommend or not recommend a facelift or mini facelift nj. 

Facelift surgery is optimized by also improving the health and texture of your skin through combined treatment with a non-surgical face lift or facial rejuvenation therapies including skin care systems, injectable fillers, toxin therapy, and laser resurfacing. All of these facelift, mini facelift nj, and non-surgical therapies are offered by Dr. Capuano in NJ.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the length of facelift surgery?

The facelift takes between 3.5 to 5 hours depending on the patient’s anatomy.  The facelift is performed in the hospital under general anesthesia.  An overnight stay in NJ will depend on individual medical condition and extent of facelift surgery.

For more in-depth answers about facelift surgery, contact NCPS and schedule a consult!  We also perform mini facelift nj procedures which take less time.

What is the expected recovery time for a facelift in New Jersey?

Most NJ facelift patients are able to return to work within about 2 weeks.  You may begin light exercise 2 weeks after your facelift, while 6 weeks is required, before returning to strenuous activity or lifting.  Bruising may be present for up to 3 weeks after your facelift.  Facelift patients are instructed to protect themselves from direct sun exposure for 1 year, and to wear sunscreen.  Silicone therapy is used in conjunction with facelift aftercare to improve the appearance of facelift scars.  Small drains are left in place following facelift NJ surgery and are removed on postoperative day one.  The final result of your facelift may not be apparent until 6 months post operatively.

For more in-depth answers about facelift surgery, contact NCPS and schedule a consult!  Contact us for info about mini facelift nj procedures as well!

What are the common side effects of a facelift?

A facelift may cause bruising, swelling, changes in hair position (may require laser treatment), temporary numbness or weakness, and a sensation of facial tightness. 

For more in-depth answers about facelift NJ surgery, contact NCPS and schedule a consult!  Our double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Capuano also performs mini facelift procedures in NJ. 

What surgical risks are there for a facelift?

Facelift Risks include bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma, changes in skin sensation, scarring, damage to underlying structures, injury to nerves that control facial muscles, asymmetry, loss of facial skin, unsatisfactory results requiring additional facelift surgery.

NJ Facelift surgeon Dr. Capuano consistently achieves excellent results with facelifts.  He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he would be happy to discuss your facelift options if you are thinking about surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation in NJ.

For more in-depth answers about facelift NJ surgery, contact NCPS and schedule a consult!

How do I make an appointment for a facelift NJ consultation?

Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment to discuss more in-depth answers about facelift NJ surgery. 

What is a quick lift or mini facelift?

A quick lift is a registered trademark owned by a company, as it appears, and---it appears that they are just making an incision around the ear and then threading a barbed suture through the smas layer of the face to lift the jowls and nasal labial folds and jawline with a simple skin excision around the ear.  This differs from a traditional facelift in that a traditional facelift, the skin is separated from the smas and moved in a different direction depending on patients’ needs.  If this dissection is not made everything moves as one unit which does not satisfy the needs of an aging face.

How long does a mini facelift last?

The results vary, they can be as short as a year, depends on who is describing and conducting the mini facelift, the term mini facelift has been adapted from about ten years ago when a true mini facelift could last up to ten years, however, in the traditional sense of the term, it is a terrible incision behind the ear and the ultimate result is limited. Ultimately, we would not recommend them as precision and perfection is our ultimate goal.

How much is a mini facelift at your NJ office? 

A mini facelift is $4000-$6000