Facelift in Jersey City, NJ

For Jersey City residents, Dr. Decorato provides facelifts using state-of-the-art procedures.

What Is a Facelift?

As a person ages, the skin loses elasticity and facial muscles begin to lose tone, causing sagging and wrinkles. This situation is due to a loss of elastin and collagen, as well as thinning of the skin itself. While the aging process itself cannot be stopped, thousands of Americans seek professional plastic surgeons to help them regain a more youthful appearance.

A rhytidectomy, or facelift as it is more commonly called, is a medical procedure that may help reduce signs of aging, including lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, by repositioning the skin and tissues of the problem areas on the face; the brow, neck, and under the eyes are usually the most affected areas.

Facelifts can also be helpful to some people who have injury or facial deformities, although a rhytidectomy is likely to be coupled with other surgical procedures in these cases.

How Is a Facelift Preformed?

A surgeon can use many techniques to perform a facelift, depending on the patient’s age, skin condition, and available methods.

Commonly, a facelift consists of a surgeon making several small incisions near various points – typically near the hairline, by the ears, and by the jawline. The tissue and skin are then repositioned and “draped” for a tighter, more youthful appearance. Sutures are usually used to tighten deep tissue, and excess fat and skin may be carefully removed.

Depending on the type of facelift, it may take patients 2-4 weeks to get back to their normal routines, with some special care needed to avoid complications.

About Dr. Decorato

Dr. Decorato is a highly recognized and skilled plastic surgeon who began a private practice in 1993. Dr. Decorato is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Additionally, for excellence in the field, he is also recognized by the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Decorato uses the most modern, cutting-edge techniques available in the United States to ensure his patients are satisfied with their results.


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Meet Dr. Decorato

One of Staten Island’s top cosmetic surgeons, John W. Decorato, M.D., believes that your choice of plastic surgeon is essential to the success of any procedure. Before selecting either a procedure or a surgeon, learn everything you can about the procedures available and about the doctor. Well-informed patients are able to forge a comfortable professional relationship with their surgeon and actively participate in discussions about the desired procedure.

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