Facelift & Necklift

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A facelift is a surgical procedure that is done to improve the appearance of the neck, chin, and face. Related surgery can also be done at the same time to correct drooping eyelids, remove wrinkles and bags around the eyes, reshape the nose, lift the lip and elevate the brows. A facelift tightens the skin, elevates the muscles and deep tissues to where they were when you were younger, removes excess fat and tightens facial muscles. The overall effect is to reposition the facial tissue so it looks more youthful and natural.

There are many stages and many types of aging of the face. It takes an experienced physician to help guide a person as to what is best for them. In some cases, it's just anti-aging creams, in others it's injectables, in others, it could be laser resurfacing. In many people though, the absolute best choice is a facelift.

You have to be careful when going for a consultation to correct aging of the face. You've heard the expression when you're a hammer the whole world is a nail? If the doctor doesn't know how to do facelifts but has a laser, everybody gets a laser. Many plastic surgeons know how to do facelifts, but do not do laser resurfacing. It's simple to understand that texture problems need laser resurfacing, while drooping skin and fat needs a facelift. Sometimes, people need both for the best result.

Once a facelift has been decided on, there are many types of facelifts to discuss. From a mini-lift, to MACS, to SMAS and Deep Plane Facelift, which is best for you? Your plastic surgeon really needs to sit with you and go over the benefits of each and help you decide which is the right choice.

Dr. Studin is a board certified plastic surgeon, with decades of experience doing facelifts, but also did his initial laser work at Harvard Medical School and has taught laser facial surgery for decades. He does both, and tailors his recommendations to the individual needs of each patient.

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Step 01

A Customized Procedure Tailored to Your Needs

If you're considering a facelift or necklift, it's important to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon who will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals. Dr. Joel Studin is known for his personalized approach, working closely with each patient to design a customized procedure that will address their specific concerns.

During your consultation, Dr. Studin will evaluate your facial features, skin quality, and bone structure to determine the best approach for your facelift or necklift. Depending on your individual needs, he will recommend what he feels is best for you. Rest assured that whatever procedure is chosen, Dr. Studin's decades of experience and expertise strive for exceptional results.

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Step 02

A Faster, Easier Recovery

One of the biggest concerns people have about facelift and necklift surgery is the recovery process. But with Dr. Studin's advanced techniques and modern medication regimen, you can expect a faster, easier recovery than ever before.

During the procedure, you'll receive a local anesthetic to numb the face, which means you'll need less general anesthesia to stay asleep. When you wake up, you'll already be numb, so you'll be comfortable and experience less pain. Dr. Studin's system is designed to stop the pain before it happens, so you'll be able to recover more comfortably.

After the procedure, most patients are able to go home within an hour or so. And thanks to newer, less traumatic techniques, you can expect a quicker and smoother recovery period, with minimal discomfort or pain.

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Step 03

Achieve a Radiant, Youthful Appearance

With a facelift or necklift from Dr. Studin, you can look forward to a refreshed, more youthful appearance that will restore your confidence. In just hours, you can say goodbye to sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and jowls, and hello to a more defined jawline, smoother skin, and a natural, refreshed look.

In most cases, you can be back to your daily routine in just a week, feeling refreshed and ready to show off your new look. And with a bit of makeup to cover any residual bruising, you'll be photo and party ready in no time.

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Why Dr. Studin for Your Facelift and Necklift?

Facelift patients are often the happiest patients we see. Usually, these patients are not happy with their jowls and hanging neck. They have wrinkles, furrows and folds they never had when they were younger. They usually worry about getting pulled too tightly and looking "windblown" as well as recovery time. However, they were usually referred by a very happy past patient. Dr. Studin will go over all of those concerns and more in your consultation.

Why Choose Us for Your Facelift and Necklift?

Dr. Joel Studin is a renowned plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience and a track record of providing exceptional results for his patients. He has dedicated his career to mastering advanced techniques in cosmetic surgeries, utilizing the latest technologies to achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a graduate of prestigious medical institutions such as Columbia University Medical Center, NYU, Harvard Medical School, and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Studin is highly trained and skilled in the art of facelift and necklift surgeries.

At Dr. Studin's practice, each patient is treated as an individual, with customized procedures tailored to their unique body type and desired outcome. With several different types of facial rejuvenation procedures, experience counts. With a focus on patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction, Dr. Studin's procedures typically take 2-3 hours and involve a fast and comfortable recovery process.

Dr. Studin's expertise and attention to detail have earned him a reputation as a leading plastic surgeon in the field of facelift and necklift surgeries. If you're considering a facelift or necklift, contact Dr. Studin's practice today to schedule a consultation and discover how he can help you achieve radiant and youthful results.

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Short Scar Limited Incision Facelift

The Short Scar Limited Incision Facelift is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that Dr. Joel Studin has mastered and been performing for many years. The traditional facelift used to leave a much larger scar than the ones used in today's modern techniques. Dr. Studin has developed and refined his advanced techniques over the years, which allows him to create much smaller, well-hidden scars.

Dr. Studin understands that the placement of the scar is a crucial factor in achieving natural-looking results. The location of the incision is often placed where the ear meets the cheek and at the edge of the sideburn, making the scar almost invisible to the naked eye. He has learned from decades of experience and research that this technique creates a more natural-looking result, which is essential for patients who want to turn back the clock without anyone knowing.

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Mini Lift vs Full FaceLift

Deciding whether to opt for a full facelift or a mini lift can be a tough decision for many patients. It's important to understand the differences between the two procedures before making a decision.

A mini lift, as the name suggests, is a less extensive procedure than a full facelift. It is also known as a "weekend lift" or "lunchtime lift" because it can often be completed in just a few hours and the recovery time is shorter than a full facelift. A mini lift typically targets the lower face, including the jawline and jowls, and is designed to provide a subtle improvement in appearance. It can be a great option for patients who are not quite ready for a full facelift or who have a limited amount of excess skin and sagging.

On the other hand, a full facelift is a more extensive procedure that involves tightening the skin and muscles of the entire face, including the forehead, cheeks, and neck. The incisions for a full facelift are more extensive than those of a mini lift, as they often extend behind the ear and into the hairline. While a full facelift does require a longer recovery time than a mini lift, it can provide a more dramatic improvement in the appearance of the face and neck.

When deciding between a full facelift and a mini lift, it's important to consider your specific concerns and goals for the procedure. Dr. Studin will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that takes into account your individual needs and desires. Whether you opt for a mini lift or a full facelift, you can be confident that Dr. Studin will provide exceptional care and deliver beautiful, natural-looking results.

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True mini lift vs "Weekend" Lift

When considering a facelift procedure, it's important to know the difference between a true mini lift and a "weekend" lift. While the latter may sound appealing, it's important to note that these procedures are often performed by non-plastic surgeons who lack the expertise and training required to perform a successful facelift.

Moreover, many "weekend" lifts are designed to only lift the skin, which is not an effective solution for long-lasting results. This is because a facelift should be based on lifting the muscles, not just stretching the skin. Only a true mini lift, performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Studin, can effectively lift and tighten the underlying muscles for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

With a true mini lift, less surgery, less operating time, less recovery, and less cost can still provide amazing results. Dr. Studin has refined his techniques over the course of his 30-year career to achieve natural-looking results with minimal scarring. Additionally, Dr. Studin prioritizes customization, taking into account each patient's unique facial structure to determine the best course of action for their specific needs.

So, when considering a facelift or mini lift, it's important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Studin, who has a deep understanding of the facial anatomy and uses cutting-edge techniques to achieve optimal results.

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The MACS facelift technique was designed to address the concern that most patients have in terms of avoiding that windblown, pulled look. This elegant, yet simple procedure was developed by Drs. Tonnard and Verpaele in Belgium. MACS stands for Minimal Access Cranial Suspension. It is a short scar technique, with an upward pull of the muscles, and minimal undermining of skin. The upward pull, as opposed to up and back, is very natural, as it counteracts the effects of gravity. There is less lifting up of the skin compared to traditional lifts. A smaller area of skin lifting is used to get to the muscles that need to be lifted.

While a MACS facelift may be the best option for some patients with only a small amount of aging to correct, it is not for everyone. Dr. Studin will discuss the pros and cons of the MACS facelift compared to a more extensive facelift during your consultation, so you can decide which procedure is right for you.

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SMAS stands for Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System which is a layer of tissue and muscle that starts at the ear and goes down into the neck. This layer connects the muscles of the face and neck together. This region is specifically targeted for cosmetic surgery because it is responsible for a lot of the facial sagging that occurs during the aging process.

The SMAS is made up of vertical muscle bands that attach the lower face, jawline, and neck muscles. Lifting the SMAS as well as the overlying skin, allows Dr. Studin to address all of these problem areas at once. Repositioning the SMAS instead of just the superficial layer of skin on top of it, ensures that the muscles responsible for slight facial expressions are positioned normally and look natural.

The Extended SMAS Facelift allows Dr. Studin to lift the SMAS, smooth it out, remove excess tissue, and then secure the repositioned musculature. This reinforces the facial support systems that fell with age. Because sagging and drooping are addressed from the inside out, the results are more dramatic and last longer.

The Extended SMAS corrects the neck, face, temples, folds and jawline. It is less invasive than a deep plane facelift, and yet fixes the same problems.

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A Deep Plane Facelift also addresses the mid face, jowls and neck. The difference is that it is a much more invasive procedure and involves a much longer recovery. After the upper section of the skin is lifted, the surgeon goes beneath the SMAS layer to release ligaments that attach the muscles to the facial structure beneath. While a bit more lifting is possible with this procedure, both the extended SMAS facelift and the Deep Plane Facelift elevate the muscles to provide longevity of the results. Both can give you very natural results, but with a very different profile regarding operating time and recovery time. In some people with severe neck problems, this may be a better choice. In most people however, the extended SMAS will give you just as good a result in experienced hands, however with less operating time and shorter recovery.

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