Dr. Neil Tanna is exceptionally qualified to perform facial aesthetic surgery, including our Long Island facelift surgery. He is board certified in both Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. With these professional qualifications, Dr. Tanna can correct the changes associated with facial aging, and is recognized for his skills in achieving a fresh, natural appearance for his patients.
A facelift will correct facial sagging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and creases, taking years off your appearance. During a facelift procedure, Dr. Tanna will access the skin and muscles of the face through a small incision around the ears. He then carefully tightens the sagging facial tissues and removes excess skin. As the incisions are made near the ears, any remaining scars will be hidden from view.
A facelift improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, including facial sagging, marionette lines, jowls, lack of jawline definition, and a double chin.
A facelift is often the appropriate procedure for men or women who are living with an excess of drooping, creasing, jowls, and sagging facial skin. As your face is constantly exposed to the sun, wind, cold, and heat, it is typically the first area of the body to show the impact of aging. Initially, fine lines appear, which will gradually deepen, becoming creases and folds. The cheek tissue loses its firm, youthful quality, and begins to sag, creating deep creases from the sides of the nose to the mouth. Volume is lost throughout the face. Jowls appear, and the jawline loses its youthful, firm definition.
As an anti-aging treatment, our Long Island facelift restores your natural, youthful appearance. Rather than leaving you with the tight, unnatural look that is often associated with a poorly-performed facelift, Dr. Tanna produces consistently natural-looking results. The goal is to achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance – that looks like you.
When considering a facelift, it is important to understand what to expect. Every facelift is tailored for the individual patient, as each person has specific facial flaws and conditions they need to resolve. The level of sagging and drooping and the quantity of excess skin and tissue determine what procedure will produce a refreshed, rejuvenated look. There are three general types of facelift procedures:
This procedure is often appropriate for men or women with significant facial and neck sagging and drooping.
This procedure produces a smoother, fresher look with smaller incisions; rather than at the hairline, they are carefully placed only behind the ear area. This procedure produces exceptionally natural-looking results when performed for the indicated patient by the appropriately skilled surgeon.
Many people who are unhappy with the facial appearance will also require a neck lift procedure to resolve sagging skin, vertical bands, sagging jowls, and fat accumulations under the chin or the neck area.
Prior to your facelift in Long Island, you as the patient, will go through various steps to help ensure the procedure is safe. This will include a thorough medical evaluation, often including lab tests. If you currently take medication, we work in liaison with your doctors to adjust certain types of drugs for your own safety. Smokers need to quit for at least a month prior to the surgery. Those who take daily aspirin, various herbal supplements, or anti-inflammatory medications will be asked to stop taking these products as they increase the risk of bleeding.
After your surgery, you will need a friend or family member to help you return to your home to rest. Your face will be bandaged to help limit the swelling and bruising that is normal with any surgical procedure. You should plan to gather and place what you will need at close hand to your bed so you are comfortable and able to rest without excess motion for the first day or two.
Keep your head elevated on extra pillows, a foam wedge, or rest in a reclining chair. You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions, and your recovery will be carefully monitored by Dr. Tanna and his team. Plan on taking at least 10 days to 2 weeks off work so your body is not under stress and has adequate time to rest and heal properly. For the best facelift in Long Island, avoid any vigorous physical activity until given the go-ahead by Dr. Tanna.