Have you taken a fresh look at facelift surgery? Long considered the "go-to" procedure for men and women hoping to ease some of time's effects on their lower faces, today's lift yields better, more natural-looking results than ever before. Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore uses facelift surgery at our Albany, NY practice to help you reveal the radiant, younger-looking version of yourself you've long envisioned.
Dr. Rockmore approaches each procedure with precision and artistic vision to reveal each patient's unique beauty. To get started, request a free consultation using his online form or call his office at (518) 328-3330.
Facelift Before & After Photos
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Patient underwent a facelift, browlift, cheek and chin implants and a lower eyelid and cheek lift.
Dr. Rockmore's Albany-area facelift patients are a diverse group. A traditional facelift typically focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face, an area where many people say they experience the earliest and the most significant facial aging. A facelift is an excellent, lasting way to ease many common concerns, including:
Displaced fat and sagging tissue along the jawline
Lost volume and lax skin in the cheeks
"Turkey wattle" and a lack of definition in the neck
Lines, folds, and wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin
Because aging occurs at different rates for everyone, Dr. Rockmore's facelift patients typically range in age from the 40s to the 70s. During your consultation, Dr. Rockmore evaluates the condition of your skin and talks to you about your lifestyle and your desired results.
Plastic surgeons' understanding of aging continues to evolve and improve. We now understand that in addition to gravity causing areas of our face to loosen and fall, there are also volume changes that occur. Dr. Rockmore takes this into account when planning your facial rejuvenation surgery. By restoring volume with your facelift, your face will not be tight but will instead be lifted and made to look youthful.
Why Choose Dr. Rockmore for Facelift Surgery
Experience with more than 500 facial surgical procedures
Individualized approach with each facelift tailored to your unique needs
Natural-looking results that help you look great without anyone knowing you had something done
Your Facelift Options
Because every face is unique, an individualized approach needs to be taken with your face to get the best and most natural-looking results. Dr. Rockmore offers a true spectrum of options rather than a few discrete facelift methods, and he can guide you in finding the right choice for you.
There are many types of facelifts, just as there are many types and shapes of faces and different signs of aging. Here are some of your options:
For some men and women with early signs of aging, a mini facelift may be all that is needed. This can be done as either an office procedure or at the surgery center near Dr. Rockmore's office. A mini facelift is best used when most of the aging changes are in the cheek area and the neck is fairly well preserved. It has limited recovery time and is sometimes referred to as a "weekend lift."
For patients who are unsure whether a surgical approach is for them, Dr. Rockmore performs liquid facelifts using a combination of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. The liquid facelift is perfect for patients looking to treat early signs of aging who would prefer little to no downtime for recovery. Patients can expect to see their facial volume restored and wrinkles and fine lines diminished.
The cost of a liquid facelift is $2,500, which includes 2 syringes of VOLUMA XC, 2 syringes of JUVÉDERM, and 50 units of BOTOX.
When there are more changes from aging and the neck requires improvement, a face and neck lift is the best option. In this procedure, the cheeks are elevated back into their position of youth by adjusting the SMAS layer. This is a layer of tissue beneath the skin that is used to lift the facial structures without placing tension on the skin. This avoids the pulled or tight look that can be associated with older facelifts. The neck tissues are tightened to restore the jawline and the angle of the neck.
In conjunction with the above techniques, your own fat is used to restore the volume of the cheeks lost in the aging process. Because it is your own natural tissue, much of the restored volume is permanent.
Dr. Rockmore can tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs and expectations. With these options, we can maximize your results while minimizing your recovery time.
During your consultation, he can also recommend whether you might benefit from any additional procedures, such as eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or non-surgical skin treatments. His patients frequently combine their facelifts with other options for a more comprehensive and natural-looking transformation.
Dr. Rockmore's Approach
Facelift surgery is performed while you are under either sedation (twilight anesthesia) or general anesthesia, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure your safety and comfort. During the procedure at the surgery center near our office, Dr. Rockmore typically makes incisions along the hairline and near the ears (see illustration below). These incisions fade to discreet scars that are easily concealed beneath a variety of hairstyles. He may also make a small incision beneath the chin in order to tighten and tone the neck. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Rockmore will discuss your incision locations with you to ensure you have a complete understanding of your likely outcome.
Once he makes the incisions, Dr. Rockmore surgically tightens and adjusts lax or weakened muscles. He may also remove small fat deposits with the aid of liposuction. Finally, he redrapes the skin and removes any excess for a smooth result. He then closes the incisions with sutures. He may also apply a small surgical drain behind the ear to reduce fluid accumulation during the healing process.
I am so pleased with your results — you have changed my life for the better!
A facelift by Dr. Rockmore is an outpatient procedure, and you'll need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home following surgery. Although you'll experience some soreness during the first few days after surgery, discomfort is manageable with prescribed medications. Dr. Rockmore does not use any bandages, and he advises patients to keep their heads elevated at all times, including at night, to minimize swelling and facilitate proper healing. Patients can shower and wash their hair the day after surgery. After about a week, Dr. Rockmore removes sutures at a follow-up appointment, although swelling and bruising may persist during this time. Most patients feel confident enough to return to work and other light daily activities after about 2 weeks. Patients can resume more strenuous activities, such as working out, with Dr. Rockmore's clearance.
You will work with his estheticians to speed the recovery process, including through the use of vitamins and lymphatic drainage massage. Makeup artists in Dr. Rockmore's office will also help you hide any bruising while it resolves, and they'll teach you techniques to highlight your new look.
Dr. Rockmore understands the importance of subtlety in facelift surgery, and he strives to give each patient the results he or she wants. For most people, this means looking like younger, more refreshed versions of themselves. By practicing healthy skincare habits and avoiding significant weight fluctuations, you can enjoy the results of your facelift for many years.