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.
"34 Years Old and Wanted to Feel Proportioanal - Cherry Hill, NJ - I have been shopping for a surgeon for a few months. I knew i was going to get my implants after the summer of 2015 but i have wanted them a few years. After losing 30 pounds and keeping it off and working out regularly gravity came into play. I was very aware and self conscious about my breasts. Before the weight loss i was measured at 34C after weight loss i was a full A. Im a size 6 and curvy. My breasts were like pancakes . I would have to pick them up to get them in a bra or swimsuit. Life is too short . I wanted to feel secure. As soon as I met Dr Sorokin I knew he would be performing my surgery. I am so happy with my results. The recovery was a piece of cake too. Let me rephrase that, Day 1 and day 2 i layed in bed and couldnt move but day 3 to day 8 i took it slow. Then i was was back to normal. I feel great and there is almost no scar. Amazing . Great Staff too. Nice Clean office. I have already recommended a few girlfriends. I will attach photos in the next few days."- K. / RealSelf / Sep 29, 2015
"I got a breast augmentation in July. I've been meaning to write Dr. Evan Sorokin a glowing a review for weeks now, but I just never got to it. He did such an amazing job that on my free time, I've been at the beach, showing off my new body! Before choosing Dr. Sorokin, I went on a few other consultations to find a doctor I'd be comfortable with. Out of the qualified plastic surgeons I met with, Dr. Sorokin was the only doctor I felt that truly cared about me. He wasn't in a hurry to get me in the operating room because I had a lot of concerns. He wanted to make sure that we were on the same page as far as my expectations & the realistic outcome. I'm so grateful for his patience. He is truly a gifted doctor & overall, just a caring man. His staff is a reflection of him & everyone in the office made me feel safe. Nobody can tell that I've had work done. Some people stare at them & wonder, "Are they real? They look real, but they could be fake." LOL I could lie & say they're real, but I just say with a smirk, "Dr. Evan Sorokin in Cherry Hill." I highly recommend him! "- M.M. / Google+ / Sep 19, 2015
"Dr. Sirokin is one of the most brilliant, caring doctors I have ever known. He will only perform a procedure with an excellent outcome. He is extremely honest and will never mislead his patients. His staff is very pleasant and professional. If anyone is thinking about lip enhancement, I highly recommend Dr Sirokin. I have gotten many compliments on my lips and am so happy. He takes into consideration your features to gives your face balance as it is not a one size fits all."- E.G. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2015
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"Researched around for over two years and went to about 4 different doctors before choosing Dr.Sorokin! Couldn't be happier with my choice! Best doctor and staff around - and I say around loosely as I drove an hour to get there. Well worth it all! Thank you!!"- G.B. / Google+ / Aug 23, 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 the full, dramatic 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 completely, 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