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.
"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
"Was a great experience from beginning to end. Everyone at the office was super nice and warm including the doctor. I would highly recommend to anyone!"- L.V. / Google / Jun 27, 2016
"Dr. Sorokin is the best of the best! From my consultation to my 6 week check up, he was truly amazing each and every visit. Every question I had was answered in the office in great detail. Every silly question I asked via email was answered within 24 hours. Dr. Sorokin and the nursing staff are the best. They are so friendly, honest, and knowledgable. I researched many doctors and I am so happy I chose Dr. Sorokin. I love how I look and feel. I made the right decision- as I said above, they are the best of the best."- L.S. / Google / Jun 07, 2016
"VERY KIND"- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / May 17, 2016
"I had been researching breast augmentations in the Philadelphia area for months when I made an appointment with Dr. Sorokin. Him and his staff were incredible and made me feel very comfortable. His staff worked with me as I tried to decide on an implant size, and were very patient with me even when I changed my mind a few times. My surgery was a breeze and I recovered SO quickly. I am so satisfied with Dr. Sorokin and would recommend him to everyone!"- C.M. / Google / May 10, 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