Evan Sorokin M.D.
1734 Marlton Pike E Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
856-238-5600 Schedule Appointment

Facelift - Rhytidectomy in Cherry Hill, New Jersey*

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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

Surgical Technique

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.

During/After the Surgery

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.

Expected Cost

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.

Facelift FAQs

Mini or Full Lift?

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).

Permanent Results?

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.

Best Candidates?

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.

Visible Scarring?

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.

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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  
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