Facelift Specialist

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS -  - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Age and gravity are tough forces to beat when it comes to the skin on your face. But you can fight back with procedures like a facelift. Dr. Theodore Diktaban in Upper East Side, New York City has extensive experience performing natural-looking facelifts that shave years from your appearance. If you’re not ready to accept defeat against the effects of aging, call Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, or book an appointment online.

Facelift Q & A

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is an aptly named procedure in which Dr. Diktaban lifts the sagging skin on your face, creating a more taut and wrinkle-free surface. A facelift is ideal for addressing:

  • Deep folds around your mouth and nose
  • Displaced fat (volume) in your face
  • Jowls
  • Sagging skin around your chin and neck

A facelift can’t stop your skin from aging, but it can effectively address the effects aging has already had on your skin.

How Does a Facelift Work?

Dr. Diktaban performs a facelift while you’re under general anesthesia for your comfort. During the procedure, he typically makes an incision along the side of your face near your hairline and ears. The length of this incision depends upon how extensive your facelift is — for example, if you just want to reduce sagging on your lower face (a mini facelift), the incision doesn’t go as high as your temples.

If you’d like to address the skin around your neck, the incision travels underneath your ear to your lower scalp.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Diktaban may perform any of the following, depending upon your goals:

  • Lift your deep tissue and muscles
  • Pull your skin taut, remove the excess, and restitch
  • Remove fat or redistribute fat to add volume to sunken areas
  • Inject fillers for more volume

Dr. Diktaban takes care that your incisions are as inconspicuous as possible and often uses non-suture methods for closing.

When Do I See Results?

Because a facelift is a surgical technique, you’re likely to experience some swelling and bruising at first. As your body heals, it produces fluid, which gives you a puffy look immediately after the surgery, and Dr. Diktaban may insert some drains during this time.

As your healing progresses, the swelling and bruising subside gradually and the results start to become evident.

For planning purposes, you should count on 10-14 days before you’re able to unveil your new face to the outside world. It may take up to three months before your skin looks and feels completely normal.

If you want to journey back in time, call Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, to learn more about facelifts, or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.


What we offer

Cosmetic Services