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Male Facelift & Necklift

Your face is the first impression you give others - but for many men, crow's feet, wrinkles, and sagging skin send the wrong message.

More New York men are choosing facelifts and necklifts than ever before. Find out why.

Male facelift & necklift in NYC

Men who wish to look as young as they feel can book a consultation for a male facelift with Dr. B. Aviva Preminger in Manhattan, New York. Want to reclaim a more youthful, powerful jawline? Tired of dangling “turkey neck” flaps making you seem years older than you are? A male necklift might be the solution.

Starting in their late thirties, men may begin to notice fat accumulation and loss of definition around the chin and jawline. By their late forties and early fifties, the neck muscles begin to loosen, gravity takes its toll, and men begin to look much older, with vertical bands and visible sagging in the neck region. Genetics, smoking, alcohol consumption, and sun exposure contribute to signs of aging.

Quick Facts

Procedure Length

Facelift: 2-3 hours
Necklift: 1-2 hours


General, or local anesthesia with sedation

In/Out Patient

Usually outpatient


Bleeding, nerve damage, skin necrosis, infection

Side Effects

Swelling, soreness, numbness


Stitches removed in one week
Bruising resolves in 2-3 weeks
Return to work in 1-2 weeks

Duration of Results

Up to 15 years

face of a happy young man

Preparing for a facelift and necklift in New York

The best way to learn more about how a male face and necklift may help you is to sit down with a plastic surgeon and discuss your health history and goals. Dr. Preminger will explain the different procedures you may be eligible for, as well as what you’ll need to do to prepare for the recovery.

During your consultation, the surgeon will examine your face, take photographs for your medical records, and ensure that you have realistic expectations about what results to expect from your procedure. As with any surgery, risks include: reaction to anesthesia, infection, bleeding, pain, and swelling. Tightness, tingling, burning, pulling, and numb sensations are possible complications that should resolve within a few weeks.

Dr. Preminger will discuss steps taken to reduce complications for your surgery.

The best candidates for a male facelift and necklift are those who have:

  • Firm, elastic skin
  • Strong bone structure
  • An age of forty or beyond
  • A weight close to one’s ideal BMI
  • Good overall health


Face and necklifts are usually done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia in about two hours. If only skin removal is needed, Dr. Preminger may be able to use local anesthesia with sedation.

Face and necklifts for men actually involve a variety of procedures. Depending on your needs, Dr. Preminger may remove fat through liposuction, tighten the neck muscles, trim or tighten excess skin, and reposition the remaining skin for a younger look.

All procedures involve carefully placed incisions to avoid visible scarring.

There are several different methods for working on the face and neck:

  • Open necklifts: Involve an incision made behind the ear, where neck skin is removed. Most surgeons use an endoscope to minimize risks.
  • Platysmaplasty: Younger patients with a “turkey waddle deformity” – which involves genetic fatty deposits, loose muscle, and pliable skin – may have liposuction performed through a small incision under the chin.
  • Cervicoplasty: For elderly patients, skin is removed through a zig-zag incision under the chin and behind the ears.
"Increasingly, I meet with men in my office who struggle with pressure at work to look younger, especially with the ubiquity of social media. A facelift can turn back the clock a decade or more and give men renewed confidence in their professional lives."
B. Aviva Preminger, MD


Surgeries performed under general anesthesia usually leave a patient feeling a bit groggy for the remainder of the day, so you’ll need to make arrangements for someone to drive you home from your surgery and stay with you.

You will feel a bit sore while your bruises fade and the swelling subsides. It is normal for your skin to feel tight for several weeks. A compression bandage is often worn for the first week to prompt faster healing.

To make your home recovery more comfortable, you should purchase:

  • Ice packs
  • Gauze
  • Comfortable, loose, button-down shirts
  • Petroleum jelly and antibacterial ointment

Results to expect from male facelift & necklift

Positive changes are visible right away, but it’s usually around the one-month mark that patients begin looking and feeling their best. You can return to work in one or two weeks, and resume more strenuous activity in four to six weeks. Subtle changes will continue to take place over the next few months. By six months, your final look will be evident. The results should be long-lasting (about eight years), but are best preserved by following a healthy diet and lifestyle. Weight fluctuations by 10 pounds or more can decrease the longevity of your results.

Neck and Facelift for Men in NYC

Dr. B. Aviva Preminger is an Ivy League educated, board-certified plastic surgeon who performs all procedures in an accredited surgical facility. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, lectures students on plastic surgery ethics, and has years of experience performing cosmetic procedures on men. Call (212) 706-1900 or contact us online for more information about scheduling a male facelift and necklift in New York.

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Whether you are ready to jump right in or still have questions, we can help.

If you are ready to make a change to your appearance, choose the best plastic surgeon and cosmetic team for your procedure. Aviva Preminger, MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers intricate procedures to reshape the face, breasts and body, as well as rejuvenating treatments to look your best at every age.

Contact us today at our office in Manhattan to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Preminger and begin your journey to feeling and looking your best!

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