With so many types of facelift procedures available in New York City, it can be confusing to understand the differences. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Sterry specializes in facelift surgery in his Manhattan practice. He will help you determine which facial plastic surgery procedure or combination of procedures will provide the improvements you want, so you can look as young as you feel.
Dr. Sterry can help you look younger yet natural with a facelift in NYC. To get started, request a consultation or call (212) 249-4020.
|Full Facelift||Dr. Sterry's Naturalift(SM)||Commercially Available Mini-Facelift||Thread Lift|
|Duration of procedure||3+ hours||2 to 3 hours||1 hour||1 hour|
|Performed where?||Hospital outpatient||Hospital outpatient|
|Anesthesia||General or sedation||General or sedation||Local||Local|
|Incision||From the temple region, around the ear, into the hairline behind the ear||From the temple region, in front of the sideburn, in front of the ear to just behind the earlobe.||In front of the sideburn, in front of the ear to just behind the earlobe||Almost none|
|Second incision?||Possibly, just below the chin||Possibly, just below the chin||No||No|
|Depth of facial
|*Below the SMAS||Below the SMAS||Above the SMAS||Superficial|
|Amount of facial improvement||Significant|
|Amount of neck improvement||Significant||Modest improvement, but likely to last longer than a mini-facelift||Some improvement, but not as long-lasting as a facelift below the SMAS||None|
|Recovery time||2 weeks||6-7 days||3 days||1 day|
|How long do
|Long-lasting (5-10 years)||Long-lasting||Not as long||Not long|
*Not all plastic surgeons go below the SMAS when performing a full facelift. This is up to the discretion of the plastic surgeon.