Are you looking tired but feel great? Do you hesitate before looking in the mirror, not wanting to see what looks back? Are you looking older than you should? Perhaps it’s time to consider Facelift Surgery from NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani.
A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a procedure designed to improve the most visible signs of aging. By removing excess skin and fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck, Dr. Kevin Tehrani will turn back the clock on your facial appearance.
The surgery corrects a sagging neckline, the appearance of jowls, the deposit of fat along the jawline and neck, and a deepening of the lines between the nose and corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds).
To treat aging of the eyes and brow, separate procedures like forehead lift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), can be done in conjunction with the facelift. Another procedure done concurrently with rhytidectomy is nose surgery (rhinoplasty).
The goal of a facelift is a youthful facial appearance. Although aging does not stop, a facelift can push back the baseline, in most cases ten years, to give you the self-confidence which comes with a younger look. The results will not wear off, but when further aging occurs, you can choose to have a secondary facelift in the future.
Dr. Kevin Tehrani has been providing natural-looking facelifts for his patients for decades. In Manhattan and the NYC City area, you have several options when choosing a surgeon for your facelift procedure.
The more information you have about the procedure and the options available, the better equipped you will be to make a wise decision. When choosing Dr. Tehrani, we want you to feel comfortable. So, call today for more information and to schedule your free consultation.
Your Consultation for Facelift
At Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetic in NYC and on Long Island, we listen to your concerns about a facelift procedure. At first contact, our professional team strives to ensure a clear understanding of your goals and explain what you can expect. During your initial visit, you will receive the focused attention of your patient coordinator, a professional nurse, and your plastic surgeon, Dr. Tehrani.
You will receive a medical exam, and we will discuss why you want a facelift. If found to be a suitable candidate, your goals, treatment options, and various procedures will be discussed. Photos of what you want to achieve will be helpful to understand your desired outcome. Dr. Tehrani will explain what can and cannot be done so you will leave with reasonable expectations.
We will inform you of all risks, benefits, and what to expect during recovery. It is also a time to share your concerns and ask any questions you might have. This procedure is an important decision, and we will not rush you.
“Dr. Tehrani is amazing. Talented, honest, good bedside manner, always available for follow-up calls and questions (sometimes he even answers his phone!), and never once tried to upsell me on any other procedures, which I find to be very rare. Loved his office staff too!” ~ Facelift NYC
Suitable Candidates for Facelift in NYC
We give great consideration to the facial bone structure and skin elasticity for planning and execution of a facelift. Candidates include men and women whose faces and necks are beginning to sag – typically between the ages of 45 and 70. They may have sagging under the chin, emerging jowls, and prominent cheek lines.
There are exceptions. Some people age prematurely and consider the surgery at a younger age. Here, we consider the patients’ actual appearance rather than their age.
Some patients may be candidates for more limited procedures, like a minimal incision facelift or a neck lift, which tightens the neck only. Dr. Tehrani can do this with limited scarring.
Advantages of the Multilevel Facelift Technique
Dr. Tehrani prefers the multilevel facelift technique, which involves not only tightening the loose skin, but also repairing the deeper layers of facial tissue. He will apply less tension to the skin, which avoids a pulled or unnatural result. Most patients considering rhytidectomy express concern about an artificial outcome. The multi-level approach is effective in avoiding this result.
What to Expect with Facelift in NYC
Before Facelift Surgery
Dr. Tehrani may request you visit your primary physician for a check-up and any necessary lab work and x-rays. We will provide you with precise preoperative instructions, and all the necessary prescriptions in advance of your surgery. All aspirin, aspirin-containing products, and anti-inflammatory products must be stopped ten days before and ten days after surgery. We will provide you with a complete list of which medications to avoid. You may take Tylenol during this time, and we will also give you a list of vitamins and homeopathic preparations to take before and after your surgery to promote healing and limit bruising.
A facelift is an outpatient procedure usually done under general anesthesia. In some cases, however, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation may be used. Dr. Tehrani and our anesthesiologists will help you with this decision.
The Facelift Procedure
In the past, a standard facelift was the only option. This one-dimensional operation involved simply removing excess skin and tightening it. Consequently, many facelifts were obvious, and patients ended up with a pulled look.
Today, we give more attention to the deeper layers of the face which are also affected by age and gravity. The multi-level procedure Dr. Tehrani uses require less pulling on the skin, so it provides a natural, less surgical and long-lasting result.
The operation takes 2-3 hours. Incisions are usually above the hairline at the temples, extending in a natural line inside the cartilage at the front of your ear, and continuing behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs tightening, Dr. Tehrani may make a small incision under the chin. Scars are hidden under your hair or behind the ear.
Dr. Tehrani lifts the facial skin and may trim or liposuction out some fat. He will tighten the underlying muscle and membranes, and remove excess skin. He will lift the skin from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin as well to improve the contour. Great care is taken to avoid a pulled appearance or a change in your natural expression. Then, Dr. Tehrani will close the incisions with fine stitches.
At the completion of the facelift, we apply a bandage of cotton and linen to your face and neck, and you are awakened and taken to the recovery room.
After Facelift Surgery
You will spend 1-2 hours in the recovery room. When you are fully alert and ready for discharge, we recommend you stay in an aftercare facility for a 2-night stay so care can be provided to you around the clock by licensed nurses. Some of our patients prefer to be cared for at home, however. In which case, we can arrange for a private nurse.
The following morning, we remove all your bandages in our office, and after an examination, we will apply lighter bandages. We will give you instructions to care for your incisions and stitches, which we will remove in seven to ten days.
Most patients suffer no pain after a facelift, while others describe the pain as minimal. We will prescribe medication, although many patients stop needing it after the first day. Sleeping with your head elevated can significantly reduce swelling, bruising and mild discomfort.
There may be mild to moderate bruising and swelling for approximately one week. You can apply makeup after one week. Most patients return to work and social activities after two weeks. You must avoid strenuous physical exercise for 2-3 weeks.
Choosing Your Facelift Surgeon in NYC
The most critical decision for a facelift in NYC is choosing your surgeon. You must consider:
- Are they board-certified in plastic surgery?
- Are they experienced in rhytidectomy?
- Where will the surgery be performed? Is it accredited?
- Were they available during the consultation?
- What procedures do they offer?
- Did they listen to your concerns and answer your questions?
These concerns are important for peace of mind. You must have confidence in your plastic surgeon, and be comfortable with the whole team. Your relationship with the entire staff should be a vital concern.
“Dr. Tehrani is an excellent plastic surgeon and someone I would recommend to family and friends. I had a good feeling about him from day one, and the entire surgical experience was a positive one. His assessment skills are top notch, and his excellent treatment planning is all based on his skill set, high-quality experience, and best practices.” ~ Lisa – Facelift NYC
Why Top Ten NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani
A graduate from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Tehrani became Chief Resident in General Surgery during his time of residency at NYC’s Beth Medical Center. He continued his training at Kansas University Medical Center where he received a postgraduate degree in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He served as Chief Resident there as well.
At SUNY, Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Tehrani currently holds the academic position of Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery. His vast knowledge in plastic surgery provides instructional courses in aesthetic surgery and laser applications. He has cemented his standing as a premier NYC plastic surgeon by presenting lectures at national and international symposiums and with leading peer-reviewed scientific journals publishing his work.
Awards and Certifications:
- Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Fellow of American College of Surgeons
- Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in NY
- RealSelf Top 10
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Member
- Expert Injector
Call for Your Complimentary Consultation for Facelift in NYC:
Call today if you are interested in a Facelift procedure. You can contact us for your complimentary consultation by calling in NYC 212-439-9900 for our Manhattan office, or for our Great Neck office 516-498-9790.
“Dr. Tehrani and his staff are the warmest and professional medical team I have had the pleasure of knowing. Each visit I am happily greeted as I walk in. My procedures are thoroughly explained to me prior, and my result is always amazing! I couldn’t be happier with this fabulous office!” – Anonymous ~ NYC
Facelift: Before and After Photos
*Individual results may vary