Facelift in Manhattan, NYC
If sun exposure, age, stress, and daily life have taken their toll on you, your face can be one of the first places it shows. A facelift can take a decade or more off your face and it can be done right in our convenient surgical center by board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.

What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a series of procedures that help tighten the facial muscles, remove fat from the face and neck, restructure the underlying musculature, and remove excess skin to make you look younger. A facelift can remove sagging from the face and jaws and creases around the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Benefits of a Facelift
Many people who have chosen to have a facelift tell us that they look and feel younger! In addition, they report the following benefits:

  • A renewed sense of youthful vigor.
  • Happier with their face and overall self-image.
  • Greater self-esteem and confidence.

Facelift Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

Preparing for a Facelift
A facelift takes around two hours, and IV sedation or general anesthesia will be administered. Several strategic incisions will be placed along your hairline and the natural contours of your face. Dr. Swift will reposition the facial muscles and deep tissue while removing any excess skin and tightening the existing skin to present a smoother, more youthful look. If a traditional facelift is too much correction for some patients, other options such as a mini facelift or lower facelift are also available to give you the benefits of smoother, renewed-looking skin without the need for a complete facelift.

Facelift Recovery
Your face will be bandaged for several days following the surgery. It may feel swollen or tender or looked bruised. These issues should fade within 3-6 weeks. Many women use cosmetics to help further diminish the bruising. As with all cosmetic surgeries, incisions are placed in strategic places so as to minimize scarring where appropriate.

Is a Facelift Right for Me?
Many people who choose to have a facelift experience the best results when they do so for themselves and not to please anyone else. In addition, they have realistic results about the outcome and know that the results won’t last forever. Telltale signs of aging will reappear in time, and understanding and having realistic expectations can help you get the look you’ve always wanted while being exceedingly satisfied by the results.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
Costs for a facelift will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation?
A facelift is a very delicate procedure best placed into the competent hands of your cosmetic surgeon. With this in mind. Dr. Swift will elaborate on each step taken to make your facelift look as natural and attractive as possible. He’ll go through pre-operative and post-operative steps, taking the time to answer all your questions and make you feel at ease. Above all, Dr. Swift highly values patient trust and confidence and will work hard to give you a look you’ll treasure for years to come.

Give yourself a more beautiful look by turning back the hands of time! Enjoy youthful, more radiant skin. Contact our Manhattan, NYC office to schedule your facelift consultation.

RealSelf Q&A with Richard Wellington Swift, MD