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.
Are patients usually happy with their results?
Can a face lift 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 third 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. However, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of care. 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. 

Female cosmetic surgery patient relaxing in exam room
How does a facelift make you look younger?

Tightening & Removing Excess Tissue

Illustration of face lift procedure
In some cases, minimally invasive techniques can be used...

The Endoscopic Technique  Provides Many Advantages 

In addition to traditional techniques, Dr. Sherris is trained in endoscopic surgery. An endoscopic facelift relies on very small incisions through which a special camera and tiny tools are used to gently adjust the tissue. These precise incisions result in less scarring, less bruising, greater control, and a quicker recovery. Dr. Sherris often uses this technique for mid face lift surgery. During your consultation, he can determine if this is the best approach for you. 
Benefits of endoscopic surgery
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.

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

By three weeks after surgery, about 75 percent of swelling is typically gone. At three months, 90 percent is usually resolved. However, patients may notice subtle changes for six to 12 months after their procedure.

A facelift can transform your appearance...

Real Patient Results

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!”


Risk of Face Lift Surgery

It is important to note that face lift 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 excessive 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 face lifts 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 Face Lift

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 face lift is not as invasive as other face lift surgeries and takes less time to perform and recover from. Unlike other mini face lifts, 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 of the neck or SMAS implants to the nasolabial folds can be added to the mini face lift to address more significant problems less invasively. Arrange a mini face lift consultation at our practice serving Buffalo , Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

The Endoscopic Mid Face Lift

As we begin to age, we first notice our cheek pads start to descend making our nasolabial folds, the lines that run alongside our nose, deeper and our lower eyelids more hollow. By elevating the cheeks and putting the cheek pads back into the correct position, laxity around the lower eyelids and nasolabial folds are improved and the face takes on a more youthful looking appearance. The cheek fat pads are returned to a youthful, elevated position. In most cases a lower eyelid blepharoplasty is added to a mid face lift to remove excess skin from the lower eyelids. The results of a mid face lift are well regarded for looking completely natural. 

Dr. David Sherris performs the mid face lift endoscopically, meaning that he inserts tiny surgical instruments to reshape the facial muscles and tissues. A miniature camera is also inserted that transfers images to a video screen so that the procedure can be closely monitored by Dr. Sherris. The instruments and camera are inserted through small incisions in the hair of the temple and inside the mouth that generally heal within a week after the procedure and leave virtually no scars. Endoscopic mid face lift surgery is advantageous because it enables Dr. Sherris to move the cheek fat pads to a more youthful, elevated position while improving creases around the lower eyelids and cheeks. The end results of the endoscopic mid face lift procedure include smooth, younger-looking skin and a refreshed, alert appearance. 

About the Deep Plane Face Lift

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

Because the deep plane face lift is more intensive than other face lift procedures, it requires a longer healing period. To find out whether you are an appropriate candidate for the deep plane face lift, 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 face lift, 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 Face Lifts

The deep plane face lift is designed specifically to treat sagging mid-face structures and deep nasolabial folds. It is a modification of a standard full face lift, 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 face lift 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 face lift, 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.

Facelift Patient

Facelift Patient

Before & After: Actual Patient Photos

Risks and Benefits of a Deep Plane Face Lift

The results of a deep plane face lift 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 face lift 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 face lift 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.

"We accept CareCredit"
Is a facelift worth the investment?
A facelift doesn't have to be the only option...

Exceptional Care  by a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Sherris

Dr. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgical treatment with distinguishing achievements including: 

  • Double board-certification in plastic surgery 
  • Invitations to regularly 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, contact our practice online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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"It is my mission to provide our patients with the most knowledgeable, expert care available combined with an eye for artistry.”

David A. Sherris, MD


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