Great doctor, I am super satisfied with my cosmetic surgical results, I would recommend to anyone.

The doctor performed a non invasive manhattan lift on me and i love it. everyone asks me if i went on vacation or if i lost weight! he was very professional and his assistant is the best. i highly recommend dr. dagan to everyone seeking cosmetic help.

Dr Dagan was my third nose job surgeon. Out of all three I was most pleased and satisfied with Dr. Dagan’s patience, knowledge and work. He takes him time to make sure I understood what can be done realistically and what can not. He is far from greedy like some other plastic surgeons. His staff is also very caring and you never have to wait to see him. Dr. Dagan thanks for the nice nose!

I had nasolabial folds and acne scarring. Previous fillers had left my right side less full than my left. I had 4 syringes, more in the right side than left. I am very happy with the results. I noticed immediate improvement, with more over the time. I have not had any adverse reactions. It’s been 2 years and I don’t need a touch up. It hurt more than other fillers but was worth it. I noticed many of the unhappy users had injections around the eyes, which isn’t suggested for Artefill. The skin is too thin. Side effects are possible and likely.

Dr. Dagan is very honest about the services that are needed. He likes to keep you looking natural, but beautiful.

Loved it! Really clear breakdown of expectations and everyone is super friendly.

Corrects: reshapes the lower half of the face to tighten loose, hanging skin around the jaw line, also known as “jowls”
Length of Procedure: 1.5-3 hours
Number of Treatments: Single
Longevity: 2-12 years
Recovery Time: 5-7 days

If you’re interested in facelifts in NYC, turn to the trusted team of cosmetic surgery experts at Dagan MD led by Dr. Tal Dagan. Dr. Tal Dagan is a world-renowned leader in the fields of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, known for his development of breakthrough minimally-invasive facelift techniques. Leading news sources like CBS, The New York Daily News, and The Huffington Post have praised Dr. Tal Dagan for his advances in 3D printing imagery in cosmetic surgery, letting patients fully visualize results before surgery. His breakthroughs in surgical techniques like liquid facelifts and 90-minute seamless mini facelifts have earned him a reputation as one of the best plastic surgeons in NYC for facelifts.

If you’re ready to look and feel years younger overnight, contact the dedicated team at Dagan MD or fill out our online form for more information. We can get you started with a comprehensive consultation to discuss your unique facial cosmetic surgery needs.

What is a Facelift?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, facelifts are one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, performed on women and men of all ages. A facelift, known medically as a rhytidectomy, is one of the best ways to maintain or regain a more youthful facial appearance. While facial cosmetic surgery techniques vary, most facelifts involve the removal of excess facial skin due to gravity and aging-related loss of collagen. Some facelifts involve additional tightening of underlying facial tissue and reconstruction of skin on patients’ necks and jawlines.

Facelifts can target a wide variety of aging-related facial damage, including tightening excess sagging skin on the face and neck. Procedures can also target the deep lines created between the folds of the nose and the corners of the mouth or redefine the jawline at the jowls for a more youthful look. Some procedures target areas like sagging or flattened cheekbones, loose facial skin, and deep wrinkles or loose bands of skin at the neck.

Dagan MD is dedicated to helping every facelift patient in NYC achieve their desired outcomes and facelift goals. Dr. Tal Dagan’s revolutionary facelift techniques, including the renowned Manhattan Facelift, have revolutionized the field of anti-aging cosmetic surgery and helped countless patients feel more confident and attractive in their own skin. Additional procedures can be completed along with facelifts, including cosmetic surgery treatments for excess skin, sagging eyebrows, and fatty deposits in the upper and lower eyelid area.

The New York City Facelift Procedure

If you’re interested in a facelift in NYC, you should know that there are many types of facelifts available. Invasive and non-invasive techniques have come a long way in a short time, targeting the underlying causes of skin aging and decline in appearance instead of simply pulling back skin. The combination of facelift surgery with facial exercise routines and complementary facial cosmetic surgeries can easily take 10 to 15 years off your appearance and leave you feeling more confident than ever.

Facelift practices differ based on the type of incision and the level of invasiveness. While traditional facelifts like SMAS lifts and deep-plane facelifts make incisions at the ear, cheeks, jawline, or hairline and rely on complete reconstructive techniques, Dr. Tal Dagan’s revolutionary facelift techniques minimize invasiveness and use simple local incisions to reverse gravitational changes to the face and return the tissues directly underneath the skin to their natural youthful position without the risk of overtightening. These one-of-a-kind techniques result in shorter and safer procedures under local anesthesia and quicker recovery times, getting you back on your feet and ready to show off your results in no time.

Benefits of a Facelift in New York

Facelifts have a notorious reputation in the world of cosmetic surgery due to outdated information about botched results, antiquated practices, and long, painful recovery times. Unbeknownst to many, the days of the subpar facelift are overdue to massive advancements in techniques and recovery times. These days, facelift patients can expect natural-looking results without a windswept look or noticeable incision scarring. And because of revolutionary advancements by surgeons like Dr. Tal Tagan, patients can enjoy the benefits of a standard facelift as part of a minimally-invasive procedure with much shorter recovery time.

Modern facelift procedures like Dr. Tal Dagan’s Manhattan Lift and Phantom Lift aim to correct signs of aging accumulated over the years by gravity, sun damage, heredity, smoking, stress, and other daily habits. When you schedule a facelift in NYC, you can expect overall improvements like:

  • Tightening of sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Tightening of underlying facial tissue and muscle
  • Re-contouring of the neck and jawline
  • Restoration of facial volume and youthful look

Facelifts can resolve common signs of aging like:

  • Sagging skin on the face, jawline, or neck
  • Deep nasolabial fold creases on the nose and mouth
  • Deep marionette lines on the mouth and chin
  • Jowls or a double chin
  • Displaced or thinning facial fat
  • Thinning dermal tissue on the face and neck

While facelifts have a reputation of popularity among older women, anyone can benefit from Dr. Tal Dagan’s minimally-invasive facelift techniques. In recent years, facelifts have become more popular among male patients, sculpting strong jawlines and cheekbones and restoring a handsome, youthful appearance. Younger patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s can benefit from gradual restructuring to maintain young, healthy facial appearance throughout their lives and minimize the signs of aging before time takes its toll.

Facelift Complications

Unlike horror stories about botched facelifts might lead you to believe, the risks of facelifts are no more severe than the risks of most surgeries. The most common complication of facelifts is bleeding from the incision site, which can be taken care of quickly with a secondary procedure. Other less common risks include:

  • Damage to facial nerves, including temporary or permanent loss of nerve sensation
  • Necrosis of facial skin flaps
  • Hair loss near incisions
  • Changes in the angle of earlobe positioning
  • Hematoma or arterial bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hypertrophic scarring

For most patients, the risks of facelifts are negligible and can easily be managed with a second corrective surgery if they present. Thanks to Dr. Tal Dagan’s revolutionary minimally-invasive facelift techniques, most patients can expect minimal complications, if any. Dagan MD partners with Manhattan’s top hospital networks to provide patients with the best care in the NYC region, including full treatment options for any complications that might arise after surgery.

The Facelift Recovery Process

The recovery process for conventional facelifts can depend on factors like age, health, and type of procedure, but typically takes several weeks for patients to get fully back on their feet and look their best. During the first week after your procedure, you may experience more exhaustion than usual as the body recovers from surgery. You’ll want to make sure you have loved ones ready to drive you home from the procedure and help care for you during the days following surgery. Dr. Tal Dagan will prescribe pain medication to ease any discomfort following your procedure, though contrary to popular belief, most patients don’t feel much pain after their facelift.

You may experience minor bruising and swelling during the weeks following your facelift, which should peak around days 3-4. Most swelling and pain begin to decrease around days 4-6, which is about when you can expect to start feeling more comfortable being on your feet and moving around. A followup appointment with Dr. Tal Dagan within the week after your facelift will care for any dressing and review postoperative care needs.

Unlike conventional facelifts, you can expect to start feeling and looking your best after a Manhattan Lift or Phantom Lift within 5-7 days following your procedure. Most patients return to work and normal daily living within two weeks following surgery. While most benefits of your facelift will begin to show within one month, you may experience minor swelling, bruising, tightness, or numbness in the facial area for up to a year following your procedure.

In all, you can expect that the results of your facelift by Dr. Tal Dagan will last between 2 and 12 years, depending on your skin quality, overall health, and habits.

Dr. Tal Dagan’s New York Facelift Options

Dagan MD specializes in two revolutionary types of minimally-invasive facelifts: the Manhattan Lift and the Phantom Lift. Both procedures are performed under local anesthesia without the need for intravenous drug administration or more extensive general anesthesia. Both procedures last between 1.5 and 3 hours and can be performed as simple outpatient surgical procedures at some of Manhattan’s top hospitals.

The Manhattan Lift

Dr. Tal Dagan’s revolutionary Manhattan facelift represents a natural evolution of his years of experience performing hundreds of facelift procedures a year in NYC. This one-of-a-kind surgery is performed under only local anesthesia, without the need for intravenous drug administration or lengthy, complicated surgical times. Minimally-invasive incisions allow for tightening of skin tissue and restoration of the natural positioning of facial structures. If you schedule a Manhattan Lift in NYC, you can expect major improvement to gravitational facial changes like hanging jowls, loose neck skin, wrinkles, and hollow cheekbones. The minimally-invasive nature of Manhattan Lifts results in shorter procedure times, safer procedures, and much less recovery downtime than standard procedures like SMAS and deep-plane facelifts.

The Phantom Lift

The Phantom Lift is a world-class proprietary technique developed by Dr. Tal Dagan after years of performing Manhattan Lifts. This simple facelift procedure has revolutionized facelifts in NYC in recent years, eliminating the need for external stitches and minimizing scarring. Dr. Tal Dagan uses revolutionary suturing techniques to create a seamless look and quicken the healing process. Phantom Lifts are a great choice for busy professionals and active adults looking to return to normal activities sooner than traditional facelift procedures allow. If you opt for a Phantom Lift, you can expect all the benefits of standard facelifts in NYC with a fraction of the risks and downtime required.

The Best Facelift Surgeon in NYC

Here at Dagan MD, we’re committed to helping you look and feel your best after undergoing one of our signature minimally-invasive facelift surgeries. We take great care to discuss your individual facelift needs and come up with a comprehensive surgical plan for you. Our board-certified team of facelift experts will work alongside you to envision results with the help of Dr. Tal Dagan’s acclaimed 3D printing visualization techniques. If you choose Dagan MD for your facelift in NYC, you can rest assured that your recovery time will be a fraction of the recovery time for traditional facelift techniques.

Let us help you get started looking and feeling years younger in no time. Call us today at (212) 585-3242 to schedule a consultation or use our online form to contact us for more information.

Facelift FAQs

What can I expect at my Facelift consultation?

At Dagan MD, we strive to make your consultation experience with leading New York facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tal Dagan as comfortable, informative, and low-stress as possible. We understand that you may be shy or nervous about discussing facelift needs with our dedicated team, so we take great care to put you at ease in our state-of-the-art office facility. Dr. Tal Dagan is renowned throughout the NYC region for his unassuming, easygoing communication style and highly individualized attention to detail throughout every step of the facelift process.

Before your consultation, we encourage you to print out all intake forms or fill them out online through our website. Your consultation will be preceded by a scheduled pre-appointment intake call with our Patient Care Coordinator, who will serve as your liaison throughout the surgery process. We’ll guide you through the process to gain information about your unique facelift needs and priorities and begin to shape your surgery process into a customized experience.

When you arrive at Dagan MD, you’ll enjoy complimentary refreshments in our relaxing state-of-the-art reception area. If you’ve had any previous facelift surgeries, please bring your medical records and pre-operative photographs along with you to your consultation. You’ll meet with both our Patient Care Coordinator and Dr. Tal Dagan to discuss your aesthetic goals and any clinical questions you might have about procedures. During your consultation, you’ll be able to visualize the results of your facelift with Dr. Tal Dagan’s unique 3D printing photo imaging technology. Expect to spend approximately one hour at your consultation.

If you have additional questions, you’re welcome to schedule a complimentary follow-up consultation with Dr. Tal Dagan and bring loved ones with you to review images and goals. Use our secure online chat feature through the Klara Platform to ask any additional questions you might have about facelift consultations in NYC.

How can I prepare for my Facelift?

Prior to your facelift, you may undergo lab testing or other medical evaluations to determine your unique facelift care needs. Dr. Tal Dagan may ask you to adjust current medications you take or begin a regimen of new medication to minimize swelling and discomfort for your procedure. Many patients find that focusing on skin care prior to surgery date helps skin heal quicker after facelifts in NYC. You’ll also want to quit smoking several weeks prior to your surgery and avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements, as these can increase bleeding or bruising after surgery.

What can I expect during my Facelift?

Your minimally-invasive facelift will be a quick and painless procedure at one of Manhattan’s top hospitals. During your surgery, Dr. Tal Dagan will make minor inconspicuous incisions to tighten the underlying tissues of your face and reduce signs of aging and gravitational damage. You’ll only undergo local anesthesia, without the need for intravenous drug administration or more extensive general anesthesia. You can expect to return home the evening of your surgery and be on your way to looking and feeling years younger in no time.

How long will my Facelift take?

Manhattan Lifts or Phantom Lifts in NYC typically take between 1.5 and 3 hours from start to finish and are completed as outpatient procedures at some of NYC’s top hospitals.

What should I expect after my Facelift?

You can typically expect to return to normal activity within 5 to 7 days after facelift procedures in NYC. For the first 48 hours following your operation, you’ll want to rest as much as possible and take any pain medication prescribed by Dr. Tal Dagan on a regular schedule to minimize swelling and discomfort. Don’t worry if you don’t see the positive, youthful results of your facelift in NYC right away, as it can take up to several months for results to set. Some patients may see pronounced swelling on one side of the face or feel tightness or numbness in their face for up to several months following the procedure.

During your recovery process, you’ll want to take it easy, though gentle movement may aid in facelift recovery in the days following your surgery. You should avoid activities like jogging, weightlifting, or other moderate exercise in the weeks following your facelift, though.

Other tips that can help with quick recovery include:

  • Avoiding prolonged chewing and excessive facial movements for several weeks following surgery
  • Brush your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush to avoid manipulation of your upper and lower lip
  • Avoiding all sun exposure, including sunlamps and tanning beds, for 6 weeks
  • Only taking medications prescribed or approved by your Dr. Tal Dagan for pain and swelling management

How long will my Facelift last?

You can expect the positive results of your facelift in NYC to last between 2 and 12 years, depending on factors like your age, health, and habits.