The facelift has long been considered the “gold standard” of facial rejuvenation. No other cosmetic procedure can compare to its profound rejuvenating effect. Improving skin laxity, reducing facial wrinkles, smoothing out deep lines, and restoring youthful facial contours are just a few most notable benefits of a facelift.

However, looking years younger does not have to mean looking entirely different. A double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in facelift surgery in Manhattan, New York City, Dr. Konstantin often tells his patients: “Your face will still be your face; it will just look years younger.”

Featured Facelift Before & After Photos Picture Your Transformation

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Facelift Case 78 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

This patient presented concerns of early aging changes. Sagging cheeks, loss of jawline definition, skin laxity under the chin and tired looking eyes were her main complaints. Face and neck lift was performed in conjunction with upper and lower blepharoplasty. The result is a far more youthful facial appearance with restored ch... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 46 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Lower Blepharoplasty

This patient presented with advanced signs of facial aging.  There is extensive skin laxity in the neck, significant jowls, sagging cheeks and "bags" under the eyes.  All of these changes makes the patient look somewhat older than her stated age.  Facial rejuvenation procedure included "deep plane" face... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 12 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient presents with concerns of sagging neck skin and jowls. Good skin quality, full cheeks make her an excellent candidate for facial rejuvenation. Face and neck lift was performed to restore the contour of the neck and jawline resulting in a significantly rejuvenated appearance. Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 11 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient presented with complaints of looking "tired."  Early jowls, sagging cheeks, and submental skin laxity all contributed to the "tired" appearance. A facelift was performed to eliminate the jowls, elevate midface and restore a youthful facial appearance. Note how elevation of the the midface was able to reverse the "t... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 9 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Upper Blepharoplasty

This patient presented with complaints of facial aging.  Her primary concerns were sagging cheeks, significant jowls, and neck skin laxity. She also felt that her eyes appear "tired." Face and neck lift and upper blepharoplasty was performed. Significant facial rejuvenation was achieved with removal of sagging neck skin, restoring smooth... Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 8 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift with Upper Blepharoplasty

Significant facial rejuvenation was achieved with face and neck lift and upper blepharoplasty. Facial contour was restored and excess skin in the neck was removed.  Also note the elevation of the midface and rejuvenated appearance of the eyelids. Read More

Before & After Facelift Case 106 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient underwent a face and neck lift. The primary goal of the procedure was to restore youthful contour of the neck and jawline and to remove loose skin under the chin.

Before & After Facelift Case 105 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient presented with complaints of facial aging. Rejuvenation procedure included face and neck lift to remove the jowls and neck skin laxity. Note the improvement of the skin quality in postoperative photos.

Today’s Advanced Facelift

The best part of the modern-day facelift technique is that it achieves significant facial rejuvenation without changing the patient’s unique facial features. Long gone are the days of results that look pulled or stretched. The face that appears “done” or “worked on” is not acceptable in today’s cosmetic surgery world.

When designing each patient’s customized facelift plan, Dr. Konstantin prioritizes natural-looking results while preserving one’s distinct facial character.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in NYC?

In New York City, an expertly performed facelift generally costs $25,000 to $100,000 and up. A higher price does not necessarily ensure better quality. However, the fees of the best facelift surgeons in NYC likely fall within this price range. Dr. Konstantin charges $35,000 for a full face and neck lift.

Facelift prices can vary significantly from one facial plastic surgeon to another. Additionally, the same surgeon’s office can quote different prices to different patients depending on the type of facelift performed, the extent and the complexity of the surgery, and the facility where the procedure is performed.

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Speaking From Experience

“There is no one facelift technique that fits all. Each procedure is individually tailored for each patient. This individualized, targeted approach enables me to achieve the utmost rejuvenation possible in a minimally invasive fashion.” 

– Dr. Konstantin

Are You Ready for a Facelift?

Facelift surgery is the most effective and reliable cosmetic procedure for reversing the physical changes associated with facial aging. If you think a facelift may be right for you, take this easy test:

While standing in front of the mirror, place your fingers on the sides of your face and lift the skin upward and slightly back. If doing so makes your face look years younger, a facelift might be just the right procedure for you. If you see no significant difference, you might want to look at other means of facial rejuvenation for the signs of aging that concern you.

Why Choose Dr. Konstantin for Your Facelift?

  • Specializes exclusively in enhancement of the face and neck
  • Has performed more than 2,000 facelifts, making him one of NYC’s busiest facial plastic surgeons
  • Proficient in a range of modern facelift techniques
  • Double board certified: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (Head-Neck Surgery)
  • Member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

What Areas Can a Facelift Improve?

As with any other cosmetic procedure, evaluation for a facelift starts with Dr. Konstantin’s thorough analysis of a patient’s facial features, skin texture and elasticity, the amount and distribution of excess fat, and the degree of facial aging. He takes and reviews photographs to establish and prioritize the goals of facial rejuvenation.

The specific areas targeted by a facelift may vary from patient to patient, so for each case, Dr. Konstantin develops a highly individualized surgical plan. Although unique characteristics of each patient’s face necessitate an individual approach, some areas nearly always require attention. Some of the most common targets for improvement and rejuvenation are:

  • Visible muscle bands in the neck
  • Neck skin laxity (often paired with a  neck lift)
  • Excessive fullness under the chin
  • Noticeable jowls
  • Sagging of facial tissue

Once Dr. Konstantin performs a facial analysis and determines the areas where the most improvement is needed, he can select a proper facelift technique. He can also make recommendations about other procedures that may enhance your facial rejuvenation.

Understanding Facelift Techniques

Several types of facelift surgery can be used to rejuvenate the face. Deep-plane, high SMAS, SMAS lift, lower facelift, mini lift—these are just a few commonly used techniques. Dr. Konstantin also offers an endoscopic-assisted facelift using advanced technology. It can be overwhelming to understand the differences between all the facelift terminology for procedures and treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical.

Patients often ask, “What is the best facelift technique out there?” Some patients may come for a consultation with already formed opinions and ask for a specific type of facelift. Such preferences are often based on the opinions of other patients found online or after seeing a friend who had a certain type of facelift and “now looks just great.”

However, keep in mind that choosing a particular facelift type because it worked well for somebody else may not give you the best result. Each method of facial rejuvenation was developed to meet a specific set of goals, and each technique was designed to rejuvenate patients with certain types of facial structures. An experienced surgeon should be able to take into account each patient’s unique characteristics and select a facelift technique that will work best for him or her.

Your Facelift Procedure


Once anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Konstantin makes the facelift incisions. Typically, one incision hides in a skin crease under the chin, and another is placed around the ear, starting at the temple and extending into the hairline behind the ear. The length of incisions may vary from patient to patient. As a general rule, a longer incision is necessary for people with more advanced facial aging. The main goal and the reason for a particular choice of incision placement is to make them as discreet as possible.

Facelift Incision MODEL

Tissue Contouring

After making the incisions, excess fat is removed (typically through liposuction), and the underlying muscle (or SMAS) is tightened; this can be accomplished through various methods. The main goal of this step is to create a youthful contour of the face and neck and get rid of tissue laxity.

Closure & Dressing

Once he establishes the facial contour, Dr. Konstantin removes the excess skin and closes the incisions with specially designed sutures. A contour dressing consisting of cotton and soft bandages is then placed. Most patients choose to bring a scarf or a hat to cover the bandages for the trip home.

More Options for Facelift Anesthesia

Previously, facelifts have been performed in a hospital using general anesthesia. However, in recent years with the development of newer, less-invasive facelift techniques, there has been a trend toward using less and less anesthesia for cosmetic procedures.

Many surgeons who specialize in facial rejuvenation believe that avoiding general anesthesia improves the safety of the procedure and helps to speed up the recovery. Dr. Konstantin believes using less-invasive anesthesia for cosmetic surgery can make the patient’s experience with facial rejuvenation much easier. That is why a great many of his patients prefer a safer alternative to deep general anesthesia, such as twilight anesthesia.

What To Expect From Facelift Recovery

You will need to take some personal time for healing after a facelift procedure. The time needed for healing varies significantly between patients; however, most people can get back to work in 1 to 2 weeks.

In the immediate postoperative period, it is advisable to stay within driving distance of Dr. Konstantin’s office in New York in case you require an additional postoperative visit. The majority of Dr. Konstantin’s facelift patients can expect a fairly smooth recovery, particularly if they take prescribed pain medications and follow instructions. Nevertheless, it’s wise to remember that individual experiences and recovery timelines will vary.

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Facelift FAQ

What is the best age to get a facelift?

There isn’t really a specific age that is “best” for a facelift. Even people in their 30s begin to see signs of aging that can make them appear much older than they are. What matters when considering a facelift is whether patients have jowls or a double chin that truly bothers them. If so, a facelift may be an appropriate procedure.

How long before an important social event should I get a facelift?

It’s best to schedule any facial plastic surgery procedure at least 6 weeks before the event. Even though the initial recovery takes only a week or 2, residual swelling and bruising typically need several more weeks to resolve.

Can you combine other procedures with a facelift?

For comprehensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Konstantin often performs upper face treatments such as brow lift and eyelid surgery at the time of the facelift operation. He may choose to incorporate fat transfer or dermal fillers to restore lost volume around the eyes and on the cheeks.

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If you’re looking for the best facial plastic surgeon in NYC to perform your facelift, request a consultation with Dr. Konstantin or call (212) 380-3634 to speak to a member of our team.

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