Face Lift

Leva Medical

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Queens, Elmhurst, NY & Northport, NY

When performed by skilled cosmetic surgeons like Jean-Paul Leva, DO, at Leva Medical, a facelift can rejuvenate your face and neck, restoring your youthful look. The skilled cosmetic and aesthetic physicians provide all the services you need to always look and feel your best. When cosmetic injections no longer provide the results you expect, they may recommend a facelift. To schedule your facelift consultation, call the office in the Elmhurst neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. You can also request an appointment online.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the skin on the face and neck. 

As you age, your skin thins and sags due to the loss of collagen and the subcutaneous layer of fat under your skin. These changes cause the skin to loosen and sag, creating folded lines around the mouth, jowls, and loose skin on the neck.

A facelift tightens your loose skin, creating a more youthful look.


Am I a candidate for a facelift?

The cosmetic surgeons at Leva Medical determine if you’re a candidate for a facelift after a comprehensive consultation. When it comes to care, the aesthetic experts make personalized needs-based recommendations. 

They may consider you a candidate for a facelift if you have age-related changes to your face or neck they can’t fix with nonsurgical procedures like jowl contouring or laser facial rejuvenation. You must also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about your facelift.

A facelift can revitalize your look but can’t alter your appearance.


What are the types of facelifts?

Your cosmetic surgeon at Leva Medical customizes your facelift surgical plan, so you get the best possible results.  

The cosmetic surgeons specialize in aesthetic treatments for people of color (POC), including Hispanic and Latin individuals, and take your ethnic background into consideration when designing your surgical plan. 

There are two types of facelifts: mini-facelift and standard facelift.



The mini-facelift is a less invasive technique that is best for people with only mild age-related jowling and sagging. During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon tightens the deep facial tissue through small incisions along the hairline and around the ear.

A mini-facelift addresses the early signs of aging, potentially postponing your need for the standard facelift.


Standard facelift

The standard facelift addresses the age-related jowling and sagging in the face, as well as the crepey skin on the neck. During this procedure, your cosmetic surgeon makes an incision that runs from the temple to the lower part of the scalp.

Then, they sculpt and redistribute fat, lift the deeper tissue, and trim away excess skin. 


What can I expect during recovery from a facelift?

You can expect some downtime when recovering from a facelift. The length of downtime depends on whether you had a mini-facelift or standard facelift.

Most people resume their usual activities about two weeks after their procedure and strenuous exercise within four weeks.

Schedule your facelift consultation at Leva Medical by calling the office today or requesting an appointment online.