Restore Youthfulness with a Facelift

Because your face is one the most exposed parts of your body, it can age rapidly. Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging can drastically affect your appearance.

Dr. Sherris is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who can perform a facelift to provide natural-looking results that rejuvenate your appearance.

Do you need a facelift?

There are also several popular facelift methods to choose from...

Dr. Sherris can perform several facelift methods to achieve your desired results.

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Are patients usually happy with their results?

Can a facelift help you achieve your goals?

Addressing the Jawline & Neck

The standard facelift is ideal for patients who hope to reverse the signs of aging on the lower two-thirds of the face. In doing so, the procedure can address several common complaints, including:

  • Eliminating jowls
  • Reducing the prominence of wrinkles
  • Improving the contour of the jawline and neck

During your consultation, Dr. Sherris will perform a detailed evaluation and discuss your goals to help you determine whether a standard or modified facelift can address your concerns.

Are you a good candidate for the procedure?

Are you hesitant to undergo surgery on such a highly visible area?

Expert-Level ​Surgical Care for the Very Best Results

It is understandable that you may be apprehensive about undergoing a major surgical procedure. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherris is extensively trained in a variety of techniques to provide you with the best possible treatment experience.

Additionally, you will be made comfortable throughout the procedure as you will be placed under anesthesia. After treatment, pain medication can also be used to manage any discomfort you may be experiencing. 

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How does a facelift make you look younger?

Tightening & Removing Excess Tissue

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In some cases, minimally invasive techniques can be used...

What does a traditional facelift entail?

Standard Facelift Procedure

In the past, the facelift procedure was performed by simply trimming excess skin. This technique proved to be ineffective, resulting in an unnatural "windswept" appearance. To correct the deficiencies of previous methods, modern facelifts are much more in-depth. Dr. Sherris:

Wondering what happens during recovery?

Recovering after a Facelift

After the procedure is complete, Dr. Sherris will wrap your face and head in compression bandages to help prevent excessive swelling and promote healing. He may also prescribe pain medications to manage discomfort. A drainage tube may also be utilized to rid the facial area of excess blood or fluid just during the first 24 hours.

Full recovery can take up to a year, but most patients return to work and normal activities about 10-14 days after surgery. We will schedule an appointment to remove sutures about 7 days after surgery.

By three weeks after surgery, about 75 percent of swelling is typically gone. At three months, 85 percent is usually resolved. However, patients may notice subtle changes for six to 12 months after their procedure. Resolution of swelling is also dependent if other procedures are performed along with the facelift.

A facelift can transform your appearance...

Real Patient Results

Facelift patient before
Facelift patient after

Dr. Sherris addressed several signs of aging to dramatically improve this facelift patient's appearance.

Every Patient's Results Are Unique

When planning your facelift, Dr. Sherris will carefully tailor the procedure to suit your unique needs and goals. As such, the results of this treatment vary significantly.

After a facelift, patients typically experience smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. The effects should also complement your facial features, highlight your natural beauty, and provide an increased sense of self-esteem.

I Look 10+ Years Younger...

“I am so pleased with the results of my procedure Dr. Sherris performed. He is no doubt a highly skilled surgeon and I'm so thankful that we have him in the Buffalo area. There is no need to travel long distances for facial surgery. He and his staff are friendly and professional and I would recommend Dr. Sherris to anyone. I look 10+ years younger!!!! Thank you!” KB

Risk of facelift Surgery

It is important to note that facelift surgery is invasive, and as is the case with all surgical procedures, there are some risks that should be taken into consideration. Though risks can be greatly mitigated with experience, knowledge, and the highest standard of patient care, they do include bleeding, swelling, adverse reaction to anesthesia, conspicuous scarring, skin or hair loss, skin discoloration, infection, permanent or temporary numbness, permanent or temporary abnormal sensations (paresthesias), permanent or temporary facial paralysis, and the possibility for the development of a hematoma (or bleeding beneath the skin).

Facelifts According to Dr. Sherris

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

Keep in mind: there are different types of facelifts to choose from...

During your initial consultation, Dr. Sherris will determine which type is most appropriate for your needs and goals. Facelifts can be combined with brow lifts or eyelid surgery for complete facial rejuvenation. We serve facelift patients from Rochester, Niagara Falls, and throughout the region who are seeking premier results and high-quality care.

More Information About the Mini facelift

The procedure is designed for patients who need to target only a few isolated areas, commonly around the cheeks or along the jawline, instead of patients who require complete facial and neck rejuvenation. The mini facelift is not as invasive as other facelift surgeries and takes less time to perform and recover from. Unlike other mini facelifts, Dr. Sherris will always tighten the underlying tissue layer beneath the skin which gives a more natural and longer lasting result. Other procedures, like liposuction or platysmaplasty of the neck or SMAS implants to the nasolabial folds can be added to the mini facelift to address more significant problems less invasively. Arrange a mini facelift consultation at our practice serving Buffalo , Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

About the Deep Plane facelift

Whereas traditional facelifts tighten the muscles and tissues that are closest to the skin, deep plane facelifts reposition the entire SMAS layer (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system) all the way to the nasolabial fold. 

Because the deep plane facelift is more intensive than other facelift procedures, it requires a longer healing period. To find out whether you are an appropriate candidate for the deep plane facelift, please contact Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery and arrange a consultation with Dr. Sherris.

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Woman closing eyes and turned to side Though we offer a range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures at our practice, some are unable to treat specific conditions brought on as a result of aging, including deep nasolabial folds (creases around the nose) and excessive ptosis (drooping) of mid-face structures like the cheeks and lower eyelids. With a deep plane facelift, these features can be corrected.

Located in Buffalo, the Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery is the preeminent center for the treatment of the face in the Western New York area, and is built on unwavering care and attention to our patients' concerns. If you have considered facial plastic surgery to rejuvenate your appearance and minimize wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin, our team - led by esteemed plastic surgeon David Sherris - can be trusted with your care. 

About Deep Plane facelifts

The deep plane facelift is designed specifically to treat sagging mid-face structures and deep nasolabial folds. It is a modification of a standard full facelift, and in many ways, the procedure itself is very similar. Both utilize standard incisions and both involve the manipulation and repositioning of the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). However, a deep plane facelift allows for the direct lifting of the malar fat pad in the cheek along with surrounding tissues, and provides more comprehensive treatment for individuals who suffer from severe facial sagging and skin laxity.

To perform a deep plane facelift, incisions will be made along the hairline so that the doctor can separate the skin from the muscle tissue. Once the muscle and fat tissue has been repositioned so that it is elevated around the cheek bone, the skin and tissue will be reattached or re-draped in the desired position. Excess tissue and skin will be removed as necessary to ensure positive results. The deep plane facelift also includes liposuction of the neck to remove excess fat beneath the chin and to facilitate neck lifting and tightening.

Risks and Benefits of a Deep Plane facelift

The results of a deep plane facelift can last 10-15 years, and can truly transform and revitalize a person's appearance. If the effects of aging make you look tired, haggard, unhealthy, or older than you really are, a deep plane facelift may be for you. At our Buffalo practice, we have witnessed firsthand the positive impact that cosmetic surgery can have on an individual - improved self-esteem, greater confidence, a renewed self-image, as well as a livelier and more personable demeanor - and are advocates for treatment.

A deep plane facelift is an invasive surgical procedure and is not without risk. Though rare, and in most cases preventable with proper care, there is the possibility of excessive bleeding, infection, scarring, bruising, swelling, sensory or motor nerve damage, adverse reaction to anesthesia, hematoma, and in some cases skin discoloration and hair loss. Before you make a decision on treatment, you should consult with Dr. Sherris and weigh the risks and benefits.

Ready to explore the cost?

You Can Afford a FaceLift

The cost of your cosmetic procedure will depend on several factors, including the type of facelift recommended. It is important to note that a facelift is not generally covered by insurance.

However, Dr. Sherris truly believes that cost should not keep you from enjoying the benefits of facelift surgery. CareCredit® financing can help make this procedure a fit for your budget.

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Is a facelift worth the investment?

A facelift doesn't have to be the only option...

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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