What Is A Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, replaces signs of aging with smoother skin and a refreshed appearance. The procedure works by elevating sagging skin while repositioning the underlying muscles and soft tissues. Dr. Parakh is known for her naturalistic results and meticulous attention to detail. Your elegant, nuanced changes will inspire newfound confidence and security.

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What Concerns Can A Facelift Address?

While a facelift cannot stop the aging process altogether, it can reverse some of the visual signs of aging, helping you look like a more youthful version of yourself that better reflects the vitality you feel on the inside. During a facelift, the tissue of the neck and face is redraped, facial fat is redistributed, and the skin structure is tightened. Surgery can address:

  • Deep lines and wrinkles
  • Creases and bands
  • Sagging skin
  • Lost volume
  • Hollow-looking cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jowls 
  • Loss of definition in the jawline
  • Submental fullness

Dr. Parakh’s Refined Approach to the Facelift

The facelift remains among the most sought-after surgeries for patients who want to address the onset of facial aging. Dr. Parakh is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has refined her approach to this procedure over time to produce stunning, elegant outcomes. Every facelift she performs is highly personalized to address each patient’s individual features to help them look and feel years younger.

Advanced Techniques for Impressive Results

Dr. Parakh’s surgical procedures are designed to preserve and enhance your unique characteristics so that you can enjoy a youthful and natural glow. She understands the importance of seamlessly integrating your changes with your existing facial structure so that you appear just like yourself, only rejuvenated and refreshed. This is why she pays special attention to detail, avoiding the telltale signs of a cosmetic procedure.

What to Expect in Your Consultation

Your Medical History

During your initial consultation with Dr. Parakh, she will go over your medical history, personal concerns, and cosmetic goals while she learns about your unique physical characteristics. With this information in mind, you’ll work closely together to create an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan that meets your needs and is tailored directly to your lifestyle.

Potential Results

Dr. Parakh will answer any questions you may have about your surgery, giving you the chance to share your expectations for your ideal aesthetic. Together, you’ll review potential outcomes based on your facial characteristics utilizing our cutting-edge Vectra® 3D imaging system.

About the Procedure

Dr. Parakh will provide a detailed understanding of any potential risks for your procedure. She will also explain the details of your recovery and offer aftercare instructions. If you wish to proceed, your surgery date will be scheduled, and we will go over financing options.

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How much does a facelift cost?

What is the most common concern regarding the facelift procedure?

What other treatments go well with a facelift?

How much does a facelift cost?

At Parakh Plastic Surgery in Englewood, NJ, a facelift procedure is $18,000 - $25,000.

What is the most common concern regarding the facelift procedure?

Many patients are concerned that scarring will be obvious. However, with Dr. Parakh’s mindful incision placement and meticulously precise techniques, your facelift outcome will appear elegant and natural.

What other treatments go well with a facelift?

Fat grafting to the face, eyelid lift, browlift and chemical peels can be combined with a facelift surgery. Other complimentary treatments that enhance your overall results are BOTOX®, dermal fillers, medical-grade skincare products and laser resurfacing treatments.

The SMAS Facelift

Thanks to Dr. Parakh’s extensive experience with facial plastic surgery and advanced techniques, the facelift no longer requires a lengthy, painful recovery process. Dr. Parakh performs the SMAS facelift to address the lower two-thirds of the facial region, repositioning the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System for a seamless, natural-looking outcome.

The SMAS facelift technique addresses the deeper layers of the face in addition to the more superficial, surface-level concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles. This ensures optimal healing, minimized scarring, and enhanced longevity of results.

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The Day of Your Facelift Procedure

A facelift takes between 4-5 hours to complete and will be performed under general anesthesia for your complete comfort. During the procedure, Dr. Parakh will make careful incisions along the hairline and the natural crease in front of the ear and behind the ear to hide the scars. These incisions enable her to lift and reposition your facial muscles and tissues to a more desired location.

Once the deep sculpting is completed, the excess skin is trimmed away, and meticulous closure is performed. Drains will be placed for 24-48 hrs to allow quicker resolution of swelling.

Dr. Parakh is a perfectionist whose meticulous attention to detail achieves a nuanced, lasting transformation.

Using Advanced Technology To Simulate Your Results

One of the unique advantages Parakh Plastic Surgery provides is the ability to see your anticipated results thanks to our highly advanced 3D consultation technology. Reach out to our Englewood, New Jersey office and set up your in-person consultation when you are ready to learn more.

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Recovery After Your Facelift

Following your Facelift in New Jersey, you will stay overnight in the hospital so that Dr. Parakh can evaluate you the following day. If you must go home, you will need a private duty nurse. The next day, your drains will be removed, and you will be provided with bandages and a facial strap. You will need to wear these for 1-2 weeks as your results emerge. Most patients recover within two weeks, and return to work at three weeks.

The majority of swelling should dissipate within two weeks of your facelift, while minor numbness can persist for a period of time, ranging from a few days to a few weeks. You will need to avoid heavy lifting for about two weeks. We will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions and will also schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that your recovery is progressing optimally.

Enjoying Your Empowering Results

While Dr. Parakh’s facelift procedure creates impressive results, no cosmetic surgery can fully stop the aging process. When you choose treatment with Dr. Parakh, however, you’ll enjoy a long-lasting, elegant restoration of your youthful vitality. Results from your facelift can easily last over 10 years.

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Am I A Good Candidate For A Facelift?

Dr. Parakh proudly serves the Englewood, NJ area and beyond.

If you’re interested in undergoing a Facelift in New Jersey with her, you may be an excellent candidate, depending on several factors.

A facelift is an excellent choice for healthy adults who are free from any uncontrolled medical concerns that might interfere with their procedure or its recovery. Dr. Parakh will work with you to explore the various treatment options available to you during your consultation.

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Why Choose Dr. Parakh? An Exceptional Level Of Expertise

With over a decade of experience informing her practice, Dr. Parakh is affiliated professionally with Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ, and HUMC Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, NJ. Her commitment to advanced techniques and the latest technology ensures that her patients enjoy the compelling and natural-looking results that they deserve. Dr. Shwetambara Parakh, MD, FACS, is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), ensuring that she has received exhaustive training, passing extensive oral and written examinations covering all aspects of aesthetic surgery and all procedures. Dr. Parakh is a Verified Doctor and Top Doctor on RealSelf, and was recognized as one of the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors®: 1st Edition and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021. Additionally, she was recognized as one of Bergen County’s Top Doctors, and was hand-selected by NewBeauty as a Top Beauty Doctor.

Patient Testimonials

If you're looking for a surgeon to snap your body back, Dr. Parakh is definitely the one.

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