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.
"Thank you Dr. Sorokin and your amazing Staff. I have the utmost confidence in you and your genuine, caring staff. I am thrilled with the results. I would recommend you over and over. Amazing doctor. Very talented. Your attention to detail, keen sense of listening , followup after the procedure, was consistent from the first meeting to my post-op visit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"- T.J. / Google / Aug 18, 2016
"Sculpsure Treatment for Stomach Fat - Cherry Hill, NJ - Dr. Sorokin has an amazing practice and a wonderful staff. - - I had SculpSure done on April 13 2016 to my stomach. It was a fast treatment and didn't hurt that much. It felt like a deep warming sensation. I was sore for a couple days after the treatment but not too bad. It felt like I did a lot of situps but it made me confident that something was actually happening. I started seeing improvement after 4 weeks and now I am over the moon about the results! I am thinking about going back and getting a second treatment since they said I could actually get more than 25% reduction if I do more treatments. I am really excited! Dr. Sorokin has an amazing practice in Cherry Hill, NJ. 5 stars all around!"- B. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2016
"Dr. Sorokin and his staff are wonderful. I have had 3 procedures and feel so happy and thankful that I did. I truly felt genuinely cared for by him and his staff. Thank you Dr. Sorokin!"- R.R. / Google / Aug 02, 2016
"300cc High Profile Silicone - Cherry Hill, NJ - Dr. Sorokin immediately made me feel at home. He is very soft spoken and confident. Dr. Sorokin has a wonderful office staff , especially Marla and Alisha. Everyone was so comforting and always smiling. They answered every question and concern and always promptly returned my phone calls. He did an absolutely amazing job and I wouldn't recommend anyone else to my family and friends. When I decided to get a consult with Dr. Sorokin I was extremely nervous and I had 2 more consults to follow with 2 other doctors. After my consultation it didn't take much time before I cancelled both appointments and called his office to set up my pre op date. Wonderful place filled with wonderful people!!! - - I have never been bigger than an A cup (even through both pregnancies) but after my second daughter my breasts shrunk even more! I was a 34aa and hated them more than anything. Bathing suits made me look like a 12 year old and it was just time for a change. I went to Dr. Sorokin and immediately fell in love with him and his office staff. I am currently 6 days post op and couldn't be happier with my results. Perfect size and shape, hubby loves them:) and sorry no pics to follow but they look great!!!"- M. / RealSelf / Jul 19, 2016
"Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair - Cherry Hill, NJ - Dr. Sorokin always made himself available to answer any questions I had. His bedside manner was great, and he called me personally when I got home. - - I do not know where to begin.....I originally went for a breast augmentation, and ended up getting a Tummy Tuck because of how completely comfortable I was with Dr. Sorokin. He makes you feel so very important, and in no way does he pressure you or try to convince you one way or the other. His staff also is very friendly and answered all my questions before, during and after no matter how many times I called. I had did my research, and this office felt right for me. The day of my procedure I was nervous because I have a fear of going under but Alisha was very reassuring, she and Nurse Jenn were amazing. Well, I was surprised to have no pain when I woke up, I said to myself he uses the best pain meds, the ride home was pain free so I expected to be doubled over by the next day.....that was not the case. My pain level never went over a 2 and by the third day I was only taking Tylenol. This was MY experience, I know everyone's pain tolerance is different, but the worst thing you can do is watch YouTube testimonials, please don't make that mistake, they have you thinking their dying!!!! I never felt him taking the drain tube out when the time came. If anyone is thinking about having this procedure, this is the ABSOLUTE BEST PLACE to have this done. Dr. Sorokin is AMAZING( he has the softest hands ever) and so is his staff, they make you feel like family. I look FABULOUS and it's only been a couple weeks so I can't wait to see the "final look" I am beyond pleased with this journey, and couldn't ask for a better result, I got my pretty back. Also, he called me personally to check up on me the evening of my procedure, that's a Dr. that cares about his patients!!!!"- P. / RealSelf / Jul 17, 2016
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