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Facelift Surgery

The face is one of your most exposed parts. As a result, it can age rapidly and develop wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. 

A facelift can reverse these signs of aging to provide smoother-looking skin and a younger look. 

See how double board-certified surgeon Dr. David Sherris can use a facelift to rejuvenate your appearance at our practice in Buffalo, NY.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift or (rhytidectomy) is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces the signs of aging around your face and neck. Over time, your skin and the supporting soft tissue underneath the skin becomes loose, which results in sagging skin and wrinkles. A facelift procedure can tighten the skin around your cheeks, neck, and jawline to help combat the signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance. Our Buffalo practice offers both plastic surgery and non-surgical options to highlight the best aspects of your appearance.

Facelift Fast Facts

Facelift surgeries can reduce wrinkles, lines, and excess skin to make you look 10 to 15 years younger.

Any patient can benefit from a facelift, but patients between 40 and 70 years old often see the most dramatic results.

Facelift surgery typically takes from 2.5 to 3.5 hours depending on the type of surgery and the extent of the treatment. 

Experience the Benefits  of Dr. Sherris' Facelift Surgeries

Rejuvenate Your Appearance

A facelift is an extremely rewarding cosmetic surgery procedure that can remove excess skin and reverse the effects of aging on the face and neck.

Boost Self-Esteem

By addressing the signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin, a facelift can alleviate many of your insecurities. Patients often enjoy an improved sense of self-confidence after surgery.

Safe, Specialized Treatment  

Facelifts are extremely safe procedures when performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Sherris. With modern techniques and expertise, Dr. Sherris can also minimize scarring and recovery times. 

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a Younger Appearance
Request a Consultation with Dr. Sherris 

After a facelift, patients will experience smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. The effects will also complement your facial features, highlight your natural beauty, and provide an increased sense of self-esteem. When planning your facelift surgery, Dr. Sherris will carefully tailor the cosmetic procedure to suit your unique needs and goals. Dr. Sherris will also be happy to answer any questions about your facelift, alternate treatments, and financing options. 

To learn more about your personalized facelift, request a consultation by contacting us or by calling our Buffalo, NY, office at:

(716) 884-5102 


"Dr. Sherris gave me back 10 years!" A Glowing Review From One of Our Patients 

"I cannot say enough about Dr. Sherris! He made me feel comfortable right away. He answered all my questions and never did I feel pressured or rushed. I am not from Buffalo but I traveled to meet with Dr. Sherris for two separate consultations. I knew this was a man that wasn’t just in it for the money. All I can say is if you are thinking of facial surgery do not hesitate to call. Dr. Sherris gave me back 10 years!" Dave M., 5-Star Google Review - 2020

Dr. Sherris Discusses Facelifts

Facelift surgery is often recommended for patients who are unhappy with loose, aged skin on their neck and face. Dr. Sherris can customize your facelift surgery to help you look younger while preserving your unique features. 

Types of Facelifts

Our practice offers several types of facelift procedures to match your cosmetic needs. Dr. Sherris uses strategically placed incisions for all types of facelifts to reduce scarring and promote fast healing. 
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Standard Facelift

A standard facelift can benefit patients who want to achieve complete rejuvenation on the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. This procedure covers the areas targeted by mini facelifts and neck lifts in a single procedure, but also requires a longer recovery time than either treatment. 

Before After Facelift

Mini Facelift

Mini facelifts are designed for patients who want to treat specific areas of their face and neck. Many of our patients love mini facelifts because the procedure is less invasive, faster, and requires less recovery compared to other treatments. Dr. Sherris goes a step beyond the standard technique by tightening a layer of tissue beneath the skin to provide more natural and longer-lasting results. 

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Deep Plane Facelift

The deep plane facelift is a more extensive procedure than standard facelifts and can take care of issues such as pronounced facial sagging and drooping of the mid-face. Deep plane facelifts are also one of the few procedures that can significantly reduce the prominence of nasolabial lines (the deep creases that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth). 

Neck Lift

Neck Lift

As the name implies, the neck lift addresses the facial area below your jawline and reduces the amount of saggy and drooping skin around the neck. While tightening the skin and soft tissue under your chin, many times neck lifts are combined with liposuction to remove excess fat or platysmaplasty to address neck banding. 

See the Dramatic Results Of a Total Facial Rejuvenation

This patient received a total facial rejuvenation by combining a facelift, browlift, eyelid surgery, and Sculptra treatments. On the right, you can see the dramatic and long-lasting results of the treatments at our Buffalo, NY, practice. 

"Excellent and extremely professional"  5-Star Reviews for Our Buffalo, NY, Practice 


Isaac Resto


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The entire team is excellent and extremely profesional. There is no doubt that I made the best decision of my life in choosing Dr. Sherris to perform my procedures.

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Jessica Visco


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Dr. Sherris and his entire staff are so kind and do an amazing job. They are incredibly supportive throughout the entire process and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. 

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Find Out Which Facelift Is Right For You  Discuss Your Options With Dr. Sherris During a Consultation 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Sherris will listen to your needs and goals before recommending any procedures. He will always suggest the least invasive option that can deliver your desired results. We can even combine facelifts with other treatments like brow lifts or eyelid surgery for a complete facial rejuvenation.

You can submit a question about facelifts or request a consultation with Dr. Sherris by calling our Buffalo office at: 

(716) 884-5102

We serve facelift patients throughout the region who seek premier results and high-quality care from our office in Buffalo, NY.

Timeline of a Standard Facelift  

When you choose Dr. Sherris, you're choosing a leader in facial plastic surgery that has given lectures on the topic and performed surgery around the world.

Procedure Steps

When you choose Dr. Sherris, you're choosing a leader in facial plastic surgery that has given lectures on the topic and performed surgery around the world.


Dr. Sherris will begin any treatment with a thorough consultation to discuss your goals and candidacy for a facelift. We will always recommend the least invasive option.  


On the day of your treatment, we will begin by administering general anesthesia so you will be unconscious for the duration of the procedure. 


Small, strategic incisions will be made along the hairline and under the chin so Dr. Sherris can access the fat and other underlying layers of soft tissue.  


Dr. Sherris will remove and redistribute the fat and excess skin around your cheeks, jawline, and neck while highlighting your natural features. 


For the final step, Dr. Sherris will wrap your face and head in light compression bandages to help prevent excessive swelling and promote healing. 

Recovering After a Facelift

After the procedure, Dr. Sherris may prescribe pain medications to help manage any discomfort. Most facial surgery feels tight and achy and is not particularly painful. A drainage tube may also be utilized to rid the facial area of excess fluids within the first 24 hours of the surgery. We will schedule an appointment to remove sutures about seven days after the surgery.

Most patients return to work and normal activities about 10-14 days after surgery. The results are immediate, and patients will see them continue to develop during the recovery period over the next few months. However, patients may notice subtle changes for up to six to 12 months after their procedure.

Hear What Other Healthcare
Professionals Have to Say

Dr. David A. Sherris strives to provide his patients with an outstanding experience. He takes great care to provide highly personalized care and natural-looking results. In this plastic surgery review, Maggie highly recommends Dr. Sherris for both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Financing Options for Facelifts 

While health insurance typically won't cover the cost of a facelift, we offer flexible financing options to help you achieve the look you've always wanted. CareCredit® financing can help make this procedure more accessible by splitting up the cost into affordable monthly payments.

Factors That Can Affect the Cost 

Scope of the Procedure

The cost can change depending on the type of facelift you choose and whether you combine it with other treatments. Combining a facelift with other cosmetic surgeries like blepharoplasty may be more expensive than pairing it with non-surgical options like injectables

Quality of Care

The skill of the doctor and quality surgical care are important factors that can affect the cost. You will see the results of a facelift in the mirror every day, so you should choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who can deliver consistent results, like Dr. Sherris.  

Related Expenses 

Anesthesia, prescription medications and other surgery-related expenses are important to keep in mind when budgeting for your procedure. Our staff can provide a personalized quote during your consultation to help you plan your expenses. 

"I cried tears of joy"  More Reviews of Our Buffalo, NY, Practice


Suzanne Sullivan


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I'm thrilled with my results--Dr. Sherris and his entire team were an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this practice if you are considering facial plastic surgery. I cried tears of joy when I removed my surgical dressing--I'm literally that happy.

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Abbie Lelito


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Dr. Sherris is an amazing surgeon! He is very thorough and efficient with his work. The staff are all very helpful. I get compliments everywhere I go after my surgery! I would highly recommend Dr. Sherris and his staff to anyone looking for a high qualified surgeon!

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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