Your facelift surgery
A facelift in New York with plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon usually takes several hours. The duration of the surgery may be somewhat longer if you’re having more than one procedure performed. For extensive procedures, Dr. Zevon may schedule two separate sessions.
The exact placement of incisions and the sequence of events depends on your facial structure and what Dr. Zevon determines to be the best technique for you.
Incisions for a face lift in New York usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear (or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear), and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs work, a small incision may also be made under the chin.
In general, Dr. Zevon separates the skin from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. Dr. Zevon then tightens the underlying muscle and membrane, pulls the skin back, and removes the excess. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions; metal clips may be used on the scalp.
Following facelift surgery, a small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear to drain any blood that might collect there. Dr. Zevon may also wrap your head loosely in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling.