Youthful, Natural, Beautiful Facelift

In the expert hands of Dr. Bass, patients enjoy a more youthful appearance with a perfectly natural look.  You’ll look like yourself, just the way you looked years ago when you were younger.  At a certain point in the aging journey, once a certain degree of skin laxity has accumulated, a facelift becomes the primary meaningful option to redrape and tailor out the sagging skin.  Our offered facelift in NYC by Dr. Bass remains the pinnacle and central reset of facial rejuvenation.   

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Laxity Reduction, Contour Definition & Facial Shaping

A facelift, medically known as a cervicofacialplasty and sometimes called a facialplasty or rhytidectomy, restores a young countenance to the face and neck by redraping skin and repositioning deeper tissues. Receiving a facelift in NYC is the gold standard procedure for restoring a youthful contour to the face, jawline, and neck, tailoring out skin laxity. In addition, shrinking and descent of fat pads and connective tissue ligaments alters facial shape with aging. Overall a flattening of facial projection occurs with loss of sharp contours.

The graceful confluent contours of youth are replaced by sags and bags in the aging face.  Repositioning of these soft tissues restores a confluent, youthful shape to the face in addition to supporting the skin redraping.  This shaping effect is also a central part of bringing you back to your youthful appearance –a natural look that is unmistakably you.  In advanced cases, skillful and conservative fat grafting is sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift in Great Neck, NY, when a patient has an excessively hollow or sunken appearance.

Facelift, Necklift, Or Both? Understanding The Nuance

The modern facelift addresses both the face and neck areas as covered in the medical name of the procedure.  Partial versions of the full lift are used in circumstances where one part of the face and neck area is out of sync with the laxity in the remaining areas. This occurs in younger patients who don’t yet need a full lift but need correction in the midface or neck only.  

Sometimes in the decades following a lift, only a portion of the face needs to be re-lifted.  Often in older patients who have previously undergone a facelift only the neck and jawline need re-lifting while the face itself has maintained contour and shape or only requires fat grafting.  Your individual needs are best discussed during the consultation after a careful examination by Dr. Bass to determine the most appropriate option for you.

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Is A Facelift Right For You?

Anyone dissatisfied with how their face and neck are aging can be evaluated to see if they are a candidate for a facelift. Dr. Bass will discuss the best option, along with potential alternatives to help you find the best fit for your needs at the current time. The central role of the facelift in restoring a youthful facial appearance has not been replaced by any less invasive alternative nor is there one in the foreseeable future.

However, the facelift has evolved into a more focused procedure with a greater degree and durability of correction and a streamlined technique that allows recovery to be faster, easier and more reliable than in days past. Still, the facelift remains your major option in facial rejuvenation, not to be used before it’s needed or delayed to a point of diminishing returns. Decision making is a combination of your degree of aging changes and your concern regarding them and willingness to have the procedure. 

Associated procedures are frequently performed at the same time as a facelift to address issues that facelift alone will not.  These include blepharoplasty, browlift and skin treatments like laser peels and other energy based treatments for wrinkles, age spots or just to improve the quality of the aging skin and its elasticity.   Dr. Bass will use his encyclopedic knowledge and years of expertise to work with you to create an approach that is unique to your individual needs, that you can trust and be comfortable with. 

What is Dr. Bass’s Facelift Technique?

Your planned procedure is performed in one of Dr. Bass' state-of-the-art operating facilities.  See his page on facelift technique to learn more about his approach to the facelift itself.  Everything is orchestrated for your comfort, privacy and safety.  Multiple modalities are used to help minimize recovery including the use of tranexamic acid, ultrasound treatments, and tumescent fluid techniques. Dr. Bass will individually assess the best path towards stellar results with the least possible recovery time. 

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Dr. Bass describes how he performs facelifts at his practices in NYC and Great Neck, NY. 

Worldclass Education And Training

Precision, discernment, and expertise - all of which Dr. Bass has developed thanks to a rigorous Ivy League education, a decades-long practice, and a dedication to advancing facial rejuvenation methods that spans his career - are vital to a successful facelift. Dr. Bass completed medical school at Columbia University. 

Dr. Bass then underwent his plastic surgery residency at NYU. While there, he trained under some of the foremost facelift plastic surgeons of the time. After becoming a practicing surgeon, Dr. Bass continued his research to further the field of facialplasty and facial rejuvenation in general. 

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Why Choose Dr. Bass For Your Facelift?

Dr. Bass is a board certified plastic surgeon and a leader in the field of aesthetic facial rejuvenation. His assessments are based on careful thought, decades of experience, and encyclopedic knowledge of the most current and effective facial rejuvenation techniques.

Dr. Bass caters to discerning patients who seek an expert and a partner to guide them through all aspects of their facial rejuvenation. These patients desire realistic, natural-looking results and want the truth from a seasoned physician they can trust. Contact Bass Plastic Surgery to schedule the best facelift NYC has to offer.

Clinical Excellence Meets Academic Leadership: Selected Research Presentations And Publications By Dr. Bass

Bass LS: A balloon-assisted facialplasty technique.  Ann Plast Surg

Rapaport DP, Bass LS, Aston SJ: Influence of steroids on postoperative swelling after facialplasty: A prospective, randomized study.  Plast Reconstr Surg

Panel Discussion: Non-invasive and minimally invasive devices versus surgery for face and neck rejuvenation.  The Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium

“Laser treatment for postsurgical scars.”  The Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium

“Facelifting Restores Shape As Well As Skin Laxity.”  Summit in Aesthetic Medicine

“Restoring Facial Shape During Facialplasty without Fat Grafting.” Summit in Aesthetic Medicine

“Facial Sculpting without the Use of Fat.” Skin Aging, Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery

“Shaping the face surgically and non-surgically.” Instructional Course.  11th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Academy for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

“Volumizing the face.” Instructional Course.  11th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Academy for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

“Laser liposuction: tightens and rejuvenates the lower face and neck with faster healing and less downtime.”  The Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium

“Achieving youthful shape in facelifting: Which techniques.” Summit in Aesthetic Medicine

“Minimum incision neck lift”.  Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery

“Neck rejuvenation with minimized incisions”.  Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery.  NYU Medical Center

“Balloon techniques in facialplasty and browlift”.  Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery: Innovations in Endoscopy, Lasers, Liposuction and Tissue Replacements.  NYU Medical Center

“Facialplasty and endobrow: The balloon technique”.  Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery: Laser and Endoscopy Innovations 

Course Director, Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery: Laser and Endoscopy Innovations.  NYU Medical Center 

“Laser Resurfacing: How the laser does the job.” Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Cutting Edge.  Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

“Laser skin resurfacing with new mega-short pulse lasers.” Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Cutting Edge.  Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

“Atraumatic balloon dissection technique (mammaplasty, abdominoplasty, browlift).” Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Cutting Edge.  Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

Faculty, Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Cutting Edge.  Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

Faculty, Laser Skin Resurfacing Symposium. Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital 

Facelift FAQs:

What is the recovery time for a facelift?

Will a facelift leave visible scars?

Are there non-surgical alternatives to a facelift?

How long do the results of a facelift last?

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What is the recovery time for a facelift?

Recovery time varies, but patients should expect swelling and bruising for about 1-2 weeks. Most people can return to light activities within 2 weeks, but strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for several weeks.

Will a facelift leave visible scars?

While facelifts do leave scars, skilled surgeons make incisions in natural creases and hidden areas (e.g., behind the ears and along the hairline) to minimize their visibility. Over time, these scars often fade.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to a facelift?

Yes, there are non-surgical options such as dermal fillers, Botox, and thread lifts that can provide temporary improvements in facial appearance. However, they may not be as effective or long-lasting as a facelift.

How long do the results of a facelift last?

The longevity of facelift results varies from person to person, but they typically last around 7 to 10 years. Lifestyle factors like sun exposure and smoking can affect how long the results endure.

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