Why Have Facelift Surgery?

Dr. Omar Torres Dermatologist New York, NY

Dr. Torres is a board-certified dermatologist, as well as a Mohs and cosmetic surgeon. He is the Medical Director at DermGroup NYC with offices in Gramercy Park, Jackson Heights, and Washington Heights, New York. Dr. Torres specializes in skincare. Furthermore, Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon... more

As we age, skin and tissues naturally lose their elasticity. This leads to sagging and wrinkles. A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the facial tissues.

A facelift can involve removing excess skin, tightening facial tissue, smoothing out folds or wrinkles. This procedure doesn’t include a brow or eye lift, although these might be done at the same time.

Good candidates for a facelift are:

  • Healthy individuals who don’t have medical conditions 
  • People who don’t smoke or misuse substances
  • People with have realistic expectations 

If you want to explore your facelift options, talk with a cosmetic surgeon to see if it’s right for you. The consultation process allows the patient to be comfortable with what will be happening and has a realistic idea of their facelift outcome.