Over the years, factors such as sun exposure, stress, and gravity can cause the cheeks and jaw line to sag, making people look older than they feel. A face lift helps patients reverse many signs of aging to help them restore the look that matches the energetic way they feel. The majority of the people who consider a facelift are in their 40’s or beyond, although this procedure is an option any time signs of aging begin to appear. A facelift by Dr. Evan Sorokin, a renowned plastic surgeon in New Jersey, can enhance the face and correct many problems including:
- Rejuvenating sagging skin and facial muscles
- Removing excess skin and fat on the face and neck
- Lifting a sagging jaw line
- Minimizing crease lines along the nose, mouth, and chin
Dr. Sorokin begins most facelifts by making small incisions just inside the hairline, following the contour in front of the ear, and continuing under the earlobe to the backside of the ear and the lower scalp. Tissue and fat deposits are separated, the skin is stretched and tightened, and any excess skin is removed. If the neck line requires attention, Dr. Sorokin will make an additional incision under the chin and similar techniques are used to firm this skin. SmartLipo may also be included to remove unwanted fat deposits. Minuscule stitches are used to close the incisions and reduce the chance of scarring. In some cases, Dr. Sorokin inserts metal clips or staples along the hairline. A facelift is an intricate procedure that may take several hours or longer depending on whether other cosmetic procedures are completed at the same time. Dr. Sorokin will discuss the various facelift techniques during the consultation to determine which technique is the most suitable.
"From the very beginning I knew I found a great Dr. But it didn't stop with him his staff is amazing!!!!!! I'm 15 days out of a Tummy Tuck I couldn't have been in better hands. Dr. Sorokin provided me with a hand crafted pre and post operation book. It was amazing I was totally prepared for recovery. This was the best $8700.00 I have even spent. I plan on returning for life to take advantage of there spa services. I have a eyebrow tint and shaping appointment coming up can't wait!!! "- M.C. / Google / Dec 30, 2015
"Dr. Sorokin and his entire staff are not only professional but warm and friendly. I felt so comfortable asking Dr. Sorokin any questions I had about my breast augmentation which was done on November 13th 2015. The care he took with me along with his knowledge just makes him and his staff utterly unbeatable. I can't say it enough that he changed my life for the better. I feel great, I'm healing wonderfully I was back to work 6 days later. This is all because of the steps that Dr. Sorokin takes to ensure that your body is prepared for the coming surgery. I read in one review that Dr. Sorokin was compared to an artist, and he truly is. I would and will HIGHLY recommend you who are reading this review or anyone of my own family/friends considering any type of augmentation, service or procedure to go to Dr. Sorokin. Thank you again Doctor and thank you to your entire staff. "- S. / Google / Dec 29, 2015
"A Plastic Surgery Jewel in CherryHill - Dr. Sorokin was A+ his bedside manner was refreshing. His personality was warm and he was honest about all of my options and what would work best. His staff was awesome from the initial phone call to the moment I signed the check I had not one regret! - - From the first phone call I felt very comfortable with this office!! The voice on the other end was so friendly and had no problem answering a few questions. Once I arrived the office was everything I hoped for so clean and I was welcomed by a very professional staff. Once I made it into a exam room I was sold this office is prefect. My appointment went like clockwork. I met with the Doctor he gave me the best options explained why they would be the best chooses. He was warm well informed professional I could go on and on. I booked had my procedure has it done on the 11th Friday. It went great he even called to check on me at home over the weekend. I have my second follow up tomorrow hope to get my drain removed. I am 100% sure I made the right decision and will be back for a breast lift. This office is not just about the Doc his supporting staff is also A+ a plastic surgery jewel in CherryHill."- M. / RealSelf / Dec 17, 2015
"I had an excellent experience with Dr. Sorokin and his staff and would recommend him to everyone. Dr. Sorokin is very nice and professional and my results are exactly what I had wanted. His staff are extremely friendly and helpful, all very beautiful girls. Appointments were easily booked around my schedule and I was always seen in a timely manner, never sat around and waited. His office is very neat and my overall experience was wonderful. Thank you so much Dr. Sorokin and staff!"- M.C. / Google / Dec 15, 2015
"This review only contains a rating"- G.K. / Google / Nov 17, 2015
During/After the Surgery@headingTag>
Immediately after surgery, Dr. Sorokin will fit the patient’s face with bandages in order to decrease recovery time and reduce swelling. Dr. Sorokin instructs his facelift patients to get plenty of rest and limit their movement for at least a few days following the procedure. In almost all cases, the discomfort can be well-controlled with over-the-counter medication. Stitches, clips, or staples that have been inserted are normally removed within a week. Patients will notice a fair amount of swelling and bruising after the surgery, but this usually subsides in 7-14 days, and around this time patients should be able to return to work.
Usually, results of a facelift may not be seen until all swelling has subsided and the facial skin has adjusted to its new position. It takes most patients between 2-3 months to heal, though in the meantime they still look presentable and have an improved appearance.
Facelift surgery usually costs between $5,000-$8,000. The cost will be based on the extent of the procedure and whether liposuction is used. Cost and financing will be discussed during the initial consultation.
Mini or Full Lift?@headingTag>
Patients with minor sagging may be candidates for a mini facelift. A mini facelift is less invasive and requires less recovery time. Dr. Sorokin will assess the patient’s skin elasticity during the initial consultation and determine whether the patient will have better results from a full or mini facelift. If lines and wrinkles are the patient’s main concern, Dr. Sorokin might suggest a service like BOTOX Cosmetic or an injectable filler. If the patient wants more dramatic results, a facelift surgery can be combined with other facial procedures such as an eyelid surgery or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
The results of a full facelift can last 10 years or longer, but natural aging will cause the skin to start sagging again. Since a mini facelift is a less extensive procedure, the results will last closer to 5 years. Patients should speak to Dr. Sorokin during the initial consultation about their expectations and goals.
Most patients who have a facelift are at least 40, but a facelift can be performed on anyone in good health. Patients under 40 are usually better candidates for a mini facelift or injectable fillers, but all options can be discussed with Dr. Sorokin during the consultation.
Dr. Sorokin makes minimal incisions during a facelift and usually, they are made along the hairline, so scars are naturally camouflaged. Each patient will be given postoperative care instructions that will encourage incisions to heal quickly and cleanly for minimal scarring.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $11,745 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location