Face Lift Before and After Photos

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Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, Fat Injections, Lip Augmentation - Front

Face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, lip augmentation, and fat injections were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

Face lift before and after photos offer an opportunity to see a variety of face lift results that have been achieved on different types of faces. It is important to understand that every patient is different, just as every surgeon is different. Keep in mind that these photos may or may not show results similar to what could be achieved if you decide to have plastic surgery.

If you are considering a face lift, you will of course want to choose your surgeon carefully. To that end, it is a good idea to schedule consultations with multiple surgeons, ask a lot of questions. Consider bringing some face lift before and after photos to your consultation so you can help your surgeon better understand your goals. Viewing a variety of plastic surgery photos together with your surgeon may help him or her to advise you as to whether you are a good candidate for the procedure, and whether your expectations are realistic.

Wary of the knife? Read about non-surgical skin tightening and the liquid lift.

The patient, shown here in a front view, is a 46-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation, stating a desire to achieve a fuller look to her face. Procedures performed included a face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and fat injections to the upper lip (lip augmentation) and nasolabial folds. All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ.

Face Lift Fact

In the U.S., the total cost for a face lift varies from approximately $6,000-$10,000, with the average cost hovering between $7,000-$9,000. Total cost includes the surgeon’s fee, operating facility fees, anesthesia fees, lab fees, medications, and other miscellaneous costs. Factors affecting face lift costs can include, but are not limited to, geographical location, surgeon reputation and experience, and what type of face lift techniques are recommended for your specific needs.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Face Lift, Eye Lift, Brow Lift, Fat Injections, Lip Augmentation - 3/4 View

Face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, lip augmentation, and fat injections were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 (oblique) view, is a 46-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation, stating a desire to achieve a fuller look to her face. Procedures performed included a face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and fat injections to the upper lip (lip augmentation) and nasolabial folds. All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ.

Face Lift Glossary

SMAS is a term used often when discussing face lift techniques. It's the abbreviation for Sub-Muscular Aponeurotic System — a layer of tissue that covers, surrounds, and attaches to the deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck, including the entire cheek area. It also attaches to the platysma, the superficial muscle covering the lower face and neck.

Since the SMAS surrounds and attaches to all of these areas of the face, surgically elevating the SMAS helps to reposition all of the tissues and structures of the face to a higher and more youthful point. Face lift techniques that address the SMAS along with the overlying skin can make you look younger by lifting and tightening the jowls, neck, and cheeks. Therefore, these techniques generally produce more natural and long-lasting results than the "skin only" face lift, which is now considered by most plastic surgeons to be archaic.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, Chin Liposuction - Front

Face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and submental liposuction procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a front view, is a 54-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation. Procedures performed included a face lift, endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), and submental (under the chin) liposuction. All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. The "after" photo was taken one year following surgery.

Face Lift Tip

When you receive a fee quote for your face lift, be sure to ask what the quote includes. The plastic surgeon's fee is only part of the total cost. Other costs include fees for the operating facility, anesthesia, medications, lab tests, and possibly other miscellaneous costs. Always ask for an all-inclusive quote with a breakdown of all the separate costs. If you don't understand what a particular fee is for, don't be shy about asking questions. You have every right to know exactly what you're paying for, and every right not to be surprised when you get the bill.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, Chin Liposuction - 3/4 View

Face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and submental liposuction procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 (oblique) view, is a 54-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation. Procedures performed included a face lift, endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), and submental (under the chin) liposuction. All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. The "after" photo was taken one year following surgery.

Face Lift Fact

Did you know that any licensed medical doctor can legally perform your face lift surgery? That’s right, even your child’s pediatrician could decide to hang up a plastic surgery shingle and start offering face lifts. How do you know if your surgeon is experienced and qualified in the procedure you are seeking? Ask questions about your surgeon’s training, experience, and credentials. Then verify the information and check references.

Look for board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties, specifically the American Board of Plastic Surgery. However, surgeons who are board-certified in other specialties may be well-qualified to perform certain types of cosmetic surgery procedures. (For instance, an ear, nose, and throat surgeon may be very experienced in performing rhinoplasty, or a head and neck surgeon may have a lot of experience performing face lifts.)

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Face Lift, Eye Lift, Brow Lift, Chin Liposuction, and Fat Transfer - Front View

Endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, facelift, fat transfer, and submental liposuction were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a front view, is a 52-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation. Procedures performed included a facelift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, submental (under the chin) liposuction, and fat transfer — injections of the patient's own fat — to the area around the mouth. All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. The "after" photo was taken six months following surgery.

Face Lift Tip

After facelift surgery, there are precautionary steps you can take to minimize your scars.

  • Limit physical activity as much as possible in the first several weeks following surgery.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders in regard to wound care.
  • Do not pick or pull at your bandages or sutures.
  • Avoid sun exposure during the first few weeks following surgery, and apply extra sunscreen to your scars when you must be outdoors.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Face Lift, Eye Lift, Brow Lift, Chin Liposuction, and Fat Transfer - 3/4 View

Endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, facelift, fat transfer, and submental liposuction were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 view, is a 52-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation. Procedures performed included a facelift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, submental (under the chin) liposuction, and fat transfer — injections of the patient's own fat — to the perioral region. Photo show the patient in a 45-degree (oblique) view. The "after" photo was taken six months following surgery.  All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. 

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Lower and Mid-Face Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Brow Lift, and Neck Lift - Front View

Mid-face lift, lower face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a front view, is a 59-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation. Procedures performed included a lower and mid-face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift. All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ.

Face Lift Tip

Face lift surgery will not lift your brows or your eyelids. So, when you're viewing face lift before and after photos, be aware that the patient you are looking at may have had other procedures in addition to a face lift. The most common procedures done to enhance face lift results for overall facial rejuvenation are brow lift surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty, neck lift surgery, injections of Botox and/or dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Lower and Mid-Face Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Brow Lift, and Neck Lift - 3/4 View

Mid-face lift, lower face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 (oblique) view, is a 59-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation. Procedures performed included a lower and mid-face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift. Note the dramatic improvement in the drooping jowls and hooding of the eyelids seen in the "before" photo.

All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Guide's note: Though I have no information from the surgeon mentioning that the patient had a lip augmentation procedure, the patient's lips also appear fuller and lifted in the "after" photo.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Lower and Mid-Face Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Brow Lift, and Neck Lift - Profile

Mid-face lift, lower face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient pictured is a 59-year-old woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation. Procedures performed included a lower and mid-face lift, endoscopic brow lift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift.

All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photos show the patient in a profile view.

Face Lift Fact

The amount of facelifts performed in the United States, dropped 6 percent from 2010, when 133,856 were done, until 2015, when only 125,711 were performed, according to the 2015 Statistics Report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift - Profile View

Endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, lower face lift, and neck lift with submental (under the chin) liposuction were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo © Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey

The patient, shown here in a profile view, is a 70-year-old, 115 pound, 5'11" woman who sought plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation, requesting a more "rested and refreshed" look. Her cosmetic concerns were primarily focused on the eyes, cheeks, and jowls. Procedures performed included a lower face lift, endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, and neck lift with submental — under the chin — liposuction.

All procedures were performed by Kevin Nini, MD, of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. The "after" photo was taken six months following surgery.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Deep Plane Face Lift Before and After Photos - Profile View

Patient received a deep plane face lift only. Face lift surgery was performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in a profile view, received a deep plane face lift, which is similar to a traditional face lift, but also repositions the patient's cheek fat to a more youthful height. So while a traditional face lift addresses mainly the neck and jawline (lower face), the deep plane face lift also lifts the mid-face and cheek area. Face lift surgery was performed by facial plastic surgeon Jacob Steiger, MD.

Face Lift Tip

If you’re not quite ready to go under the knife for face lift surgery — whether you’re looking for a less costly solution, or if you’re just scared of the risks of surgical anesthesia — there are some non-surgical options available for facial rejuvenation. Two of today’s most popular non-surgical face lift alternatives are the liquid lift, which uses injectable fillers to plump the face up from the inside out, and non-surgical skin tightening, which uses thermal energy — via laser, infra-red, ultrasound, or radio-frequency — to tighten and firm the skin.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Deep Plane Face Lift Before and After Photos - 3/4 View

Patient received a deep plane facelift only. Facelift surgery was performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 (oblique) view, received a deep plane face lift, which is similar to a traditional face lift, but also repositions the patient's cheek fat to a more youthful height. Therefore, while a traditional face lift addresses mainly the neck and jawline (lower face), the deep plane face lift also helps lift the cheeks and mid-face area. Face lift surgery was performed by facial plastic surgeon Jacob Steiger, MD.

Face Lift Tip

When looking at a surgeon’s face lift before and after photos, it is always a good idea to confirm with the surgeon that it is really his or her own work you’re viewing. Sometimes, surgical equipment manufacturers provide surgeons with pre-made sets of before and after photos to demonstrate their equipment’s capabilities. In other cases, one surgeon may have left a group practice, but his photos may still be in the practice’s before and after album. This information will not necessarily be volunteered by the surgeon or staff. When in doubt, ask.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Deep Plane Facelift Before and After Photos - Front View

Patient received a deep plane facelift only. Facelift surgery was performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient received a deep plane facelift, which is similar to a traditional facelift, but also includes a repositioning of the patient's cheek fat to a more youthful height. Therefore, while a traditional facelift addresses mainly the neck and jawline (lower face), the deep plane facelift also helps lift the cheeks and mid-face area. Facelift surgery was performed by facial plastic surgeon Jacob Steiger, MD.

Face Lift Tip

A general plastic surgeon may do hundreds of face lifts a year, or he may spend 80% of his time on breast augmentations and liposuction. For this reason, some experts recommend that when seeking the best surgeon to perform your face lift, you should seek out a surgeon who specializes only in facial cosmetic surgery.

Of course, that's not to say that a general cosmetic surgeon may not be just as qualified and talented. But how can you be sure of a surgeon's experience with your particular procedure? Ask. Your surgeon should be able to give you a ballpark number of how many face lifts he has performed, how many he does each year, and/or approximately what percentage of his practice is in doing face lifts.

To learn more about what happens during facelift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Deep Plane Face Lift Before and After Pictures - 3/4 View

Patient received a deep plane face lift only. Face lift surgery was performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 (oblique) view, received a deep plane face lift — similar to a traditional face lift but also repositioning of the patient's cheek fat to a more youthful height. While a traditional face lift addresses mainly the neck and jawline (lower face), the deep plane face lift also lifts sagging cheeks and the mid-face area. Face lift surgery was performed by facial plastic surgeon Jacob Steiger, MD.

Face Lift Fact

The medical term for face lift surgery is rhytidectomy. Literally, a “rhytid” is a wrinkle, and the suffix “ectomy” refers to surgical removal. Therefore, a face lift is technically surgical removal of wrinkles. However, many surgeons would tell you this is actually somewhat of a misnomer, since the purpose of a face lift is not really to remove wrinkles, but to remove excess loose, sagging skin and reposition the facial tissues to a more youthful height.

While wrinkle reduction may be a pleasing side effect of face lift surgery, it is not the main goal. In fact, most plastic surgeons will tell you that reducing wrinkles can be better accomplished via a non-surgical procedure such as a laser resurfacing or chemical peel. For this reason, these procedures are often recommended in conjunction with a surgical face lift to enhance the cosmetic result.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Deep Plane Face Lift Before and After - Profile View

Patient received a deep plane face lift only. Face lift surgery was performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in a profile view, received a deep plane face lift. A deep plane face lift is similar to a traditional face lift, except that while a traditional face lift addresses mainly the neck and jawline (lower face), the deep plane face lift also lifts sagging cheeks and the mid-face area by repositioning the patient's cheek fat to a more youthful height. Face lift surgery was performed by facial plastic surgeon Jacob Steiger, MD.

Face Lift Fact

A face lift does not have to produce that dreaded, artificial, strange, “caught in a wind tunnel” (or straight-out-of-a-wax-museum) look. Proper techniques, together with surgeon skill and experience and your own realistic expectations, can result in natural-looking results. Just remember the following tips for the best chance at a good “after”:

  • Don’t aim too high — taking off 10 years may be realistic for you, but erasing 20 is not.)
  • Look at plenty of before and after photos from each surgeon you consider.
  • Err on the side of caution. It’s much easier to take out more than to put back what is gone.
  • Do your research. Ask plenty of questions. Check credentials and references.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders both before and after your surgery.
  • Keep your expectations realistic. Remember that plastic surgery can change your face, but it won’t necessarily change your life.
  • Be patient. Healing takes time. You may not see your final “settled” result until up to one year following your procedure.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Deep Plane Facelift and Perioral Dermabrasion - 3/4 View

Patient received a deep plane face lift, plus perioral (around the mouth) dermabrasion. Face lift and dermabrasion were performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 (oblique) view, received a deep plane face lift, which is similar to a traditional face lift, but also repositions the patient's cheek fat to a more youthful height. In other words, a traditional face lift addresses mainly the neck and jawline (lower face), whereas the deep plane face lift also helps to lift a sagging cheek/mid-face area.

The patient also received dermabrasion in the perioral region, which is around the mouth. Face lift and dermabrasion were performed by facial plastic surgeon Jacob Steiger, MD.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Deep Plane Face Lift and Perioral Dermabrasion - Profile View

Patient received a deep plane facelift, plus perioral (around the mouth) dermabrasion. Facelift and dermabrasion were performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in profile, received a deep plane face lift, which is similar to a traditional face lift, but also includes a repositioning of the patient's cheek fat to a more youthful height. In other words, a traditional face lift addresses mainly the neck and jawline (lower face), whereas the deep plane face lift helps to lift the mid-face (cheeks) as well.

The patient also received dermabrasion in the perioral region, which around the mouth. Face lift and dermabrasion procedures were performed by facial plastic surgeon Jacob Steiger, MD.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Face Lift, Neck Lift, and Lip Augmentation Before and After Photos

The patient pictured received a face lift, neck lift with neck muscle tightening (platysmaplasty), and lip augmentation fat transfer using the patient's own fat. Face lift, neck lift, and fat transfer were performed by Kirk Brandow, MD, of Philadelphia. Photo © Kirk Brandow, MD

The patient pictured received a face lift, neck lift, and fat transfer lip augmentation with injections of the patient's own fat. The "after" photo was taken two years following surgery. Face lift, neck lift, and fat transfer lip augmentation procedures were performed by Kirk Brandow, MD.

Face Lift Tip

During your face lift consultations, you might want to ask if the doctor recommends any additional procedures to give you the best result. For instance, a typical face lift affects only the lower and/or mid face, while you might be hoping for a more rested appearance in your eye area, which may require an eyelid lift.

Other commonly suggested complementary procedures to enhance face lift results are brow lift surgery, neck lift surgery, rhinoplasty, and even chemical peels or laser resurfacing.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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3D Face Lift, Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) - 3/4 View

Patient received a 3D face lift, plus upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). Face lift and eyelid surgeries were performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in a 3/4 (oblique) view, received what is termed by her surgeon, Jacob Steiger, MD, as a "3D face lift", along with an upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). According to Dr. Steiger, the 3D face lift is his own unique face lift technique, which differs from other face lift methods in that the deep facial muscle is elevated in a straight vertical direction to treat the jowls and neck, together with the use of the patient's own fat tissue to re-contour the cheeks and area around the eyes. According to Dr. Steiger, this vertical lift method gives longer-lasting, more natural results and less extensive incisions. The patient is shown after surgery in a profile view on the next slide.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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3D Face Lift, Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) - Profile

Patient received a 3D face lift, plus upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). Face lift and eyelid surgeries were performed by Jacob Steiger, MD, of Delray Beach, FL. Photo © Jacob Steiger, MD

The patient, shown here in profile, received what is termed by her surgeon, Jacob Steiger, MD, as a "3D face lift", along with an upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). According to Dr. Steiger, the 3D face lift is his own unique face lift technique, which differs from other face lift methods in that the deep facial muscle is elevated in a straight vertical direction to treat the jowls and neck, together with the use of the patient's own fat tissue to re-contour the cheeks and area around the eyes. According to Dr. Steiger, this vertical lift method gives longer-lasting, more natural results and less extensive incisions.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Before and After Face Lift and Neck Lift - Side View

Patient received a lower face lift and neck lift with neck muscle tightening (platysmaplasty). Face and neck lift surgeries were performed by Kirk Brandow, MD, of Philadelphia, PA. Photo © Kirk Brandow, MD

The patient, shown here in profile, received a lower face lift, neck lift with neck muscle tightening (platysmaplasty), and fat transfer lip augmentation using the patient's own fat. Face lift, neck lift, and fat transfer procedures were performed by Kirk Brandow, MD.

Face Lift Tip

When searching for the right doctor to perform your face lift surgery, you should consult with more than one plastic surgeon. When you interview prospective surgeons, be sure to ask plenty of questions and request details about the specific techniques and procedures each surgeon recommends for you. That way, you can be sure you are comparing apples to apples when you interview others. Also ask to see a digital preview, if possible, of the results you might reasonably expect from your face lift procedure.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Before and After Face Lift, Neck Lift and Fat Transfer Lip Augmentation - Front

Patient received a lower face lift, neck lift with neck muscle tightening (platysmaplasty), and fat transfer lip augmentation. Face and neck lift surgeries were performed by Kirk Brandow, MD, of Philadelphia, PA. Photo © Kirk Brandow, MD

The patient received a lower face lift, neck lift with neck muscle tightening (platysmaplasty), and fat transfer lip augmentation with injections of the patient's own fat. Face lift, neck lift, and fat transfer lip augmentation procedures were performed by Kirk Brandow, MD.

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Facelift Before and After Photos - Front and Profile Views

Face lift surgery was performed by Adam Tattelbaum, MD, of Rockville, MD. Photo © Adam Tattelbaum, MD

The patient, shown in both front and profile views, received a face lift, which was performed by Adam Tattelbaum, MD, of Rockville, MD.

Face Lift Fact

Face lift surgery is not “one size fits all”. There are longer scars and shorter scars, deeper lifts and shallower lifts. There are face lifts that address only one area of the face (such as the jowls) and others that affect the appearance of the neck, mid-face, cheeks, and even temple area in varying degrees. A great marketing campaign and snappy “brand name” do not guarantee a good face lift result. Remember that no matter what name your surgeon may use to describe his or her particular technique, a face lift is surgery (yes, even if it’s called a “mini-lift”, “lunch-hour lift”, or Lifestyle Lift).

To learn more about what happens during face lift surgery, read Face Lift: Step by Step.

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Different levels of Undermining in Face Lift - Experience of 141 Consecutive Cases; Pietro Panettiere, Lucio Marchetti, Danilo Accorsi, Giovanni-Alberto Del Gaudio; 115 Indian J Plastic Surg July-December 2004 Vol 37 Issue 2

Interview with Adam Tattelbaum, MD - conducted on 12-17-07

Interview with Steven Denenberg, MD - conducted 12-14-07

Interview with Jacob Steiger, MD, conducted on 2/1/10

Facelift, Consumer Information Sheet provided by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Rhytidectomy (Plastic Surgery of the Face), Consumer Information Sheet provided by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

2015 Plastic Surgery Statistics, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, retrieved February 28, 2016.

Procedure-specific information accompanying each set of before and after photos has been provided by the contributing surgeons, Kevin Nini, MD; Jacob Steiger, MD; Kirk Brandow, MD; Adam Tattelbaum, MD

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