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 for 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.

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Maria Todoro

Buffalo, NY


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The best decision I have ever made ! So happy with my results , Dr.Sherris is the only person I’d trust with my face ! His staff is also amazing !

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Claire Mangano

Buffalo, NY


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I felt completely confident and comfortable in my decision to move forward with Dr. Sherris and his staff. They were professional and transparent through the entire process!

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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 signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance. While a facelift is often the best option for turning back the clock, our Buffalo plastic surgery office offers both surgical 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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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 

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"Very satisfied with the surgery Dr. Sherris performed and the treatment I received from him and his staff. Very professional helpful and friendly. Dr. Sherris makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. Takes time with you and answers any questions you may have. Very impressed with dr Sherri and his staff. Would highly recommend" Paulette Kaczorowski, 5-Star Google Review - 2024

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. 

Smiling woman before and after a mini 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. 

Woman with tightened skin after a deep place facelift

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 before and after

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

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After plastic surgery
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. 

"I am so very grateful." 5-Star Reviews for Our Buffalo, NY, Practice 


Elizabeth Bacher

Buffalo, NY


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I cannot recommend Dr. Sherris (and everyone who works in his office) enough. He made me feel incredibly comfortable throughout my procedure, and while I was healing from a traumatic injury... I feel like Dr. Sherris gave me my quality of life back, and I am so very grateful.

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Jeanna Karb

Buffalo, NY


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Wow, I recently had an endoscopic brow lift and an upper blepharoplasty and the before and after pictures are incredible. I look so well rested and my peripheral vision has greatly improved. I highly recommend Dr. Sherris and his staff.

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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 at The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery, 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

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

Cutting-Edge Techniques For Stunning Results

Dr. Sherris is a cosmetic plastic surgeon who is constantly seeking to enhance his plastic surgery skills and techniques. In the past, he performed liposuction under the chin as part of his facelift. He then discovered a new technique that provides incredible results, especially for Buffalo, NY, patients who wouldn't otherwise be a candidate for the plastic surgery procedure. 

This new technique is centered around deep neck fat removal, achieving a deep neck lift by surgically going under the muscle to remove more tissue than was possible in the more traditional method. 

Timeline of a Standard Facelift  

When you choose Dr. Sherris, you're choosing a leader in facial plastic surgery who 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 who 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 at first, but is not particularly painful. A drainage tube may 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 initial 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 improvements for up to six to 12 months after their plastic surgery procedure.

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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.

Request a Facelift Expert

As the video above makes clear, Dr. Sherris is trusted by the most knowledgeable medical professionals to provide precise, natural-looking surgical results. Call or write to our Buffalo team today to request your facelift consultation with our expert plastic surgeon.

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 Costs

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 in Buffalo can provide a personalized quote during your consultation to help you plan your expenses. 

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Norman Shreve

Buffalo, NY


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Everything that Dr. Sherris and his staff did, from the first consultation thru the final follow up was completely comforting, professional and very welcoming. They kept me informed during the whole process and answered all of my concerns. I highly recommend this office for anyone looking to have something done.

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margaret stotz

Buffalo, NY


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Love Dr. Sherris, Nurse Arlene and all the wonderful staff. Everything is explained in detail and all questions are answered. You are never rushed (it's all about you). All costs are discussed up front with no surprises. Dr. Sherris is very friendly and sooo talented. Would highly recommend.

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Explore Our Non-Surgical Treatments

Our Buffalo practice offers an array of non-surgical injectables that can drastically improve your appearance. While none of these can achieve the same level of results as a full-fledged surgical procedure like a facelift, they can improve your appearance. Some patients prefer to start with treatments like these before deciding if they want to go forward with a facelift. Here are a couple of the most popular options we offer:

BOTOX Cosmetic

We offer the world-renowned injectable BOTOX Cosmetic® to address crow's feet, frown lines, and wrinkles. It works by selectively paralyzing the facial muscles that cause these wrinkles when they contract. BOTOX is administered in minutes and can last for up to six months.

Sculptra Aesthetic

We offer dermal fillers that provide volumization to various areas of the face. For example, these can be injected to make your lips more plump and youthful looking. One popular filler we offer is Sculptra® Aesthetic, an injectable that induces collagen production to make skin look younger for as long as two years.

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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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