Facelifts on the Rise

After falling out of favor among aging Americans the last few years, the number of facelift operations last year grew 4%, according to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  The number of facelifts performed in the U.S., at $15,000 to $25,000 per face, had fallen in 2015 and 2014 as patients opted instead for less invasive and expensive procedures like Botox injections.  “You can turn the clock back a bit with Botox — but it keeps on ticking,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson. “Ultimately, nothing rejuvenates the face like a facelift from a board-certified plastic surgeon.”

Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, (www.facialartistrymd.com) a prominentBoard Certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, has noticed the change.  “Women who have been using Botox and other fillers, have been asking for a more “permanent” solution to their aging faces and necks. The money spent on Botox several times a year can be amalgamated into the cost of a face lift which can last decades.”  Dr. Konstantin, who was recently featured in a Harper’s Bazaar article about ‘facelifts under 40,’ notes “I've definitely seen more and more younger women—those in their mid-to-late 30s and early 40s- deciding to have a facelift rather than head down the road to that telltale overfilled look.”

“Breast augmentation is still the #1 surgical request,” shares Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani, the Johns Hopkins trained, Board-Certified plastic surgeon with offices on Fifth Avenue in New York, (www.luxurgerynyc.com).  “I have noticed the great number of requests for facelifts amongst my patients who come from all over the country – actually, all from all over the world.  The dramatic improvement after surgery is actually meant to be subtle and make others question whether or not anything was even “done.”  Along with facelifts, we are doing more eyelid surgeries, neck lifts and nose surgeries.  It has always been my goal to help a person attain safe, lasting and beautiful facial surgery results.”