by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Sept. 13, 2013, 8:41 a.m.
Dr. Ramtin Kassir released a rhytidectomy (facelift) infographic today to answer common questions about the procedure.
The infographic also provides information regarding recovery time, cost and satisfaction rates.
The facelift procedure is the #1 most common cosmetic surgical procedure done by women-followed by blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty.
31 percent of facelift patients feel disappointed with their results, yet in 2012 126,000 facelifts were performed, showing an increase of 6 percent from 2011.
The average cost of a facelift in NYC is $18,900, compared to the overall average fee of $7,453.
Pros of Facelift
Cons of Facelift
The most common age group to undergo a facelift is between 35 and 60 years old.
You are a candidate for a facelift if you have:
Facelift is the fifth most requested procedure by brides:
What must a plastic surgeon review before performing a facelift?
Post-facelift procedure the average time to return to work is 2-4 weeks and 2-5 weeks to return to physical activity. Popular procedures performed with a facelift are brow elevating, lip lifting, eyelid surgery and filling in lines below and above the mouth corners.
Do you have a general question? Ask Dr. Kassir and he'll post the answer here on his blog.