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One of the most common aesthetic enhancement procedures available is also one of the most effective: the facelift. Facelift surgery addresses a number of issues one may have with how they look, including deep folds, wrinkles, and other signs of aging and exhaustion that are too significant to treat with non-surgical skin tightening techniques like Ultherapy®. Facelift procedures available from our New Jersey plastic surgeons can take years off the face and give your skin a smoother, more youthful, more refreshed appearance. Luis A. Zapiach, MD and John T. Cozzone, MD offer a variety of facelift techniques that can give you natural-looking, beautiful results without giving away the fact that you’ve had plastic surgery.

A traditional facelift typically begins with incisions made at the temples, above the hairline. The incisions will extend to the front of the ear, or inside the front-ear cartilage going to the back of the earlobe. Typically, any scarring from a traditional facelift is well-hidden under the hairline. Our plastic surgeons will separate facial skin and fat from underlying muscles, and then tighten the muscles. The excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened for a smoother, less-wrinkled appearance. The incisions are closed, and the procedure is then complete.

Most facelift surgeries take about two to three hours to perform, depending on the extent of the procedure. Facelift surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Please contact Art Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for facelift surgery.

Facelift Recovery

Recovery from a full facelift procedure will entail some bruising and swelling after surgery; however, any pain and discomfort can be managed with medication. Our surgeons will advise you to keep the head elevated for a few days following surgery, and patients will often be required to wear bandages on the face for a few days while the face heals. Most patients can resume normal daily activities after about 10 days after facelift surgery.


Mid-facelift surgery is a procedure that can provide effective rejuvenation in the area of the cheeks. Dr. Cozzone or Dr. Zapiach will remove excess fat and and tighten muscle tissues in the cheeks, which can give the area a firmer, more youthful appearance. Nasolabial folds – furrows and creases between the nose and the upper lip – can also be significantly rejuvenated with this procedure. Mid-facelift surgery can also serve to smooth out and renew areas around the lower eyes. The mid-facelift is often performed in conjunction with facial rejuvenation procedures targeting other areas of the face to achieve a full aesthetic facial makeover.

Please contact our practice with any questions you may have on our facelift procedures. Our plastic surgeons will be happy to meet with you in an initial consultation and discuss all aspects of the treatment and recovery process.

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