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Facelift, or Rhytidectomy, is a comprehensive procedure designed to address visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as facial wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, marionette lines, and loose neck skin or double chin. Dr. Capuano, a facelift and mini facelift expert in NJ, achieves this by tightening underlying tissues and muscles, repositioning facial fat, and removing and redraping excess skin. Facelift incisions are strategically placed within the hairline, in natural creases, around the earlobe, behind the ear, and along the scalp for discreet camouflaging.

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation options may help delay the need for a facelift, but they cannot deliver the same results. Dr. Capuano recommends combined treatments with non-surgical facelift therapies, including skin care systems, injectable fillers, radio frequency, toxin therapy, and laser resurfacing and rejuvenation, to optimize facelift surgery results.

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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

How long is facelift surgery?

The duration of facelift surgery typically ranges between 3.5 to 5.5 hours, contingent upon the patient's unique anatomy. This procedure is conducted in a hospital setting under general anesthesia and when appropriate, it can be performed in a surgery center. The necessity for an overnight stay in NJ hinges on individual medical conditions and the extent of the facelift surgery. Though it is typically performed on an outpatient basis.
For a more comprehensive understanding of facelift surgery, feel free to reach out to NCPS and schedule a consultation. 

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

Most NJ facelift patients can resume work within approximately two weeks following the procedure. Light exercise is permissible after two weeks, while strenuous activities or heavy lifting are advised against until six weeks post-surgery. Bruising may persist for up to three weeks. To safeguard against direct sun exposure, facelift patients are advised to wear sunscreen for a year. Silicone therapy, coupled with aftercare measures, can aid in enhancing the appearance of facelift scars. Small drains, employed during facelift surgery, are typically removed on the first day postoperatively. The final results may not be fully evident until six months after your facelift.
For more detailed insights into facelift surgery, contact NCPS and schedule a consultation. 

What are the common side effects of a facelift?

Common side effects of a facelift may encompass bruising, swelling, changes in hair position (which may necessitate laser treatment), temporary numbness or weakness, and a sensation of facial tightness.
For in-depth answers regarding facelift NJ surgery, don't hesitate to contact NCPS and schedule a consultation with our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Capuano.

What is the typical age for a facelift candidate?

The average age for a facelift candidate is approximately 60 years old. 

How long does a facelift usually take?

A standard facelift typically takes between 3-4.5 hours. The duration may extend if it involves revisional facelift or autologous fat injections.

Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

Good candidates for a facelift are generally healthy adults who are nonsmokers and feel that their facial appearance doesn't reflect their inner vitality. Dr. Capuano can assess your facial anatomy, skin quality, and individual goals to determine if a facelift is suitable for you.

How do I make an appointment for a facelift consultation?

To schedule a facelift NJ consultation, contact the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201) 820-5280.

What are the surgical risks of getting a facelift?

Facelift risks include bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma, alterations in skin sensation, scarring, damage to underlying structures, nerve injury affecting facial muscles, asymmetry, loss of facial skin, and the potential need for additional facelift surgery.
Dr. Capuano, an accomplished NJ facelift surgeon, consistently delivers excellent results. As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he is readily available to discuss your facelift options, whether surgical or non-surgical, for facial rejuvenation in NJ.

I am 26, and my face feels saggy. Do I need a facelift?

At such a young age, the answer is likely no. Dr. Capuano recommends consulting in person to explore non or minimally invasive measures. The average age for a facelift is around 60 years old.

Can I use earplugs after a lower facelift?

Using earplugs post lower face/neck lift is generally safe unless it interferes with sutures. Consult your surgeon to ensure it won't affect the healing process. Recovery is crucial, and your surgeon may recommend alternatives for sleep aid.

I had a mini facelift nine years ago and want to refresh it. What are the best alternatives?

Options for refreshing a mini facelift depend on factors such as skin laxity, loss of subcutaneous fat, or laxity of the fascia. Possibilities include fat grafting, skin repositioning, laser procedures, and chemical peels. A thorough evaluation by Dr. Capuano is necessary for personalized recommendations.

When should I color my hair before my facelift?

It is advisable to color your hair one week before your facelift, as hair coloring should be avoided for 4-6 weeks post-facelift.

How long does a facelift usually take?

A standard Facelift usually takes between 3-4 hours and sometimes longer if it is a revisional facelift and/or autologous fat injections being administered.  One of the more important things to accomplish as a surgeon is achieving balance and harmony between your face and neck, addressing one area without the other can often lead to inferior results, the surgical time is not something I would focus my attention on as much as techniques and ability. I recommend consulting with Dr. Capuano who is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery. During your consultation, he will provide you with specific information which will help determine any additional procedures or surgery time that will benefit your results.