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Facelifts in Princeton and Monroe, NJ

When the signs of aging are written all over your face, a facelift can erase the sagging skin and wrinkles that have aged your appearance. Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay performs facelifts for patients, including those throughout Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro, in the Central New Jersey area at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates.

What Are Facelifts?

A facelift is performed to remove excessive facial skin as well as tighten the skin. This procedure can give you a younger appearance by removing saggy skin and wrinkles. Facial fat and tissue may also be moved to give you natural-looking results.

Benefits of Facelifts

A facelift gives you a younger appearance, tightening the skin of the face. Some of the benefits of a facelift include:

  • Erase fine lines and wrinkles
  • Eliminate sagging skin
  • Smooth the skin

How are Facelifts Performed?

A facelift can be performed under general or local anesthesia. An incision is made at the temple hairline, which extends around the ear, ending in the lower scalp. The skin of the face will be pulled outward, allowing Dr. Kay to tighten it and reposition it for effective results. Excess fat or skin may be trimmed if necessary. Drains may be placed to prevent fluids from collecting under the skin. Once finished, the incision will be sutured.

Preparing For a Facelift

To prepare for facelift surgery, you may need to quit taking certain prescription and over-the-counter medications, as they can increase bleeding during the procedure; we will review your current medication list and advise you of the changes you will need to make. If undergoing general anesthesia, you will not be permitted to eat or drink for a certain period of time before surgery.

Facelift Recovery

Bruising and swelling can be expected after a facelift. A bandage and ice pack application can minimize these side effects. You’ll receive instructions on how to care for any surgical drains that have been placed. You should allow yourself at least two days to rest after the procedure before resuming your regular daily activities, which can help you heal faster.

How Much Do Facelifts Cost?

Facelifts are a cosmetic procedure which are not typically covered under insurance. Most patients must pay out of pocket for facelift surgery. To help you cover the cost of the procedure, we accept CareCredit® financing. For information about the financial options available to you, please contact us.

Is a Facelift Right For Me?

Patients who are good candidates for a facelift are in good health. They are typically individuals who are bothered by their facial signs of aging and are looking to improve the appearance of the face. Those with wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines can benefit from a facelift.

Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates For Facelifts?

Dr. Kay has helped numerous patients turn back the clock, gaining a more youthful appearance with facelift surgery. Through his decades of practice as well as a Fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kay is able to offer his patients elite surgical care to meet aesthetic goals.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for a Facelift

Your medical history will be reviewed to confirm you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. Dr. Kay will address your concerns, discuss your goals for the surgery, and perform an examination of your face. Measurements and photos may be taken to help Dr. Kay determine the best course of treatment for you.

Since 1993, board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay has been treating patients, including those throughout Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro, at his Central New Jersey area practice. Patients choose Dr. Kay for elite medical and surgical care relating to ear, nose, and throat issues. To schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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