Dr. Kaete Archer
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in New York, NY
Facelifts can remove years from the face and neck, tightening and toning skin while removing excess tissue for a more youthful appearance. The Dr. Kaete Archer with Dr. Archer is a leading practice for face and neck lifts for both women and men in and around New York, NY, offering top-quality, state-of-the-art treatment for optimal results.
Written onDecember 27, 2018
I feel extremely fortunate to have found Dr. Archer. I was fearful of trusting anyone with my facial care. I have seen bloated lips, stiff faces and terrible results. I wanted to age modestly and gracefully. My genetic aging made my facial expressions appear angry, when I am the opposite. Dr. Archer developed a plan that would grow with my aging skin. She is absolutely the best in her field. A professional who is kind, compassionate and proactive. I feel as if ‘we’ are working together to achieve the best results for me. Thank you Dr. Archer for making me feel beautiful and confident. I am blessed to be one of your patients!
Facelift Q & A
Why are facelifts performed?
The face is often the first area of the body to show the signs of aging, developing wrinkles and creases as well as a looser, less toned appearance and a rougher texture, all of which can make a person appear much older than they feel. Years of sun and other types of environmental exposures, weight gains and losses, chronic stress and disease, genetics, hormones, smoking and other issues can contribute to aging in the face and the neck. Facelifts and neck lifts are performed to reduce or eliminate these issues, smoothing out skin and removing excess skin and other tissue while repositioning the muscles so skin looks and feels firmer, smoother, more resilient and more youthful.
What specific issues can a facelift address?
Facelifts and neck lifts can address a broad array of issues that develop with age, including:
- loose, droopy or saggy skin in the face, neck and jowls
- wrinkles and creases, including deeper lines that cannot be effectively addressed with fillers and less invasive procedures
- lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth and eyes, including deeper folds around the nose, mouth and chin
- sagging under the chin
Facelifts and neck lifts are perhaps the best option for more advanced signs of aging as well as for people who have signs of aging across multiple areas of the face.
What should I expect during a facelift?
Procedures can vary based on the extent of the lift and the types of issues that are being addressed. Prior to any procedure, the facial structure will be carefully evaluated and patient objectives and expectations will be addressed to ensure the best approach is used. Both facelifts and neck lifts are performed as same-day or outpatient surgical procedures, which means patients will go home shortly after their treatment is completed. Care instructions will be provided along with pain medication to reduce discomfort in the initial stages of healing. Follow up appointments will be scheduled soon after the surgery so the area can be assessed and sutures can be removed.