Faceliftin Albany & Syracuse, NY

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Types of Facelifts


Weekend Facelift

(The “S” Lift or Mini Facelift)

The Weekend Facelift, named after its short recovery period, is a less invasive, cheaper, and safer alternative to the traditional facelift. The Weekend Facelift addresses sagging jowls. This procedure is quick, simple, and can easily fit into your lifestyle and lift your confidence.

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Extended Weekend Facelift

If jowls are not your only concern and you would like to add lift to your neck, Dr. Williams can perform an Extended Weekend Facelift. This is a customized facelift procedure that combined with a lift to the neck. The Extended Weekend Facelift will require a slightly extended recovery and slightly longer surgery time due to a longer incision.  This incision extends along the back of the ear and stitches are to remain for one full week. The procedure is performed using IV sedation along with local anesthesia and takes about 2 to 2 ½ hours.

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Traditional Facelift


A traditional facelift, or SMAS facelift, addresses the sagging upper and lower neck skin, vertical neck bands, jowls, lower and mid nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. This will result in a more youthful appearance for patients who choose to undergo this procedure.

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Weekendlift / Necklift/ Mid-Facelift

(AKA Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift)

The Weekend/ Necklift / Mid-Facelift involves an advanced deep plane facelift which modifies deep tissues in the face. This allows for a more natural repositioning of these tissues. Dr. Williams enters a deeper plane to better release the midface, jawline, and neck structures. By releasing and mobilizing tissue more efficiently, he can tighten and redrape the tissue more effectively. This allows for more precise tailoring of the skin and tissue resulting in a more youthful look without any tension. With this procedure you are getting 2/3 of the lower face addressed, as your cheeks are lifted and repositioned to the ideal location.

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What is a "Facelift?"

The term “Facelift” is broad in the sense that it encompasses a wide range of procedures used to improve the look of the lower 1/3 of the face and neck. The Williams Center for Plastic Surgery offers patients in Albany and Syracuse, NY several types of customized facelift options personalized to address and tailor it to our patient’s specific wants and needs, including: Weekend Facelift (S Lift or Mini Facelift), Extended Weekend Facelift, Traditional Facelift (SMAS,Weekend/Necklift ), Weekendlift /Necklift / Mid-Facelift (AKA Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is a Candidate for a Facelift?

    • Good candidates for a facelift are men and women ranging in age from their thirties to their eighties who are looking to reduce the appearance of facial aging.
    • Are in good general health and emotionally stable
    • Have realistic expectations.
    • Aware that a facelift will not stop the aging process.
    • It is a suitable procedure for patients who have aging in the lower third of the face, neck, and jowls.
    • You accept potential risks
  • What are the risks for Facelift Surgery?

    As with all surgeries there are risks. The potential complications that can occur with facelift surgery include but are not limited to adverse anesthesia reactions, bleeding, infection, and poor healing to name a few. The best thing a patient can do is find a surgeon that is highly qualified and experienced in facial rejuvenation and exclusively performs facial surgery.

  • What is the cost of a Facelift in Albany, NY?

    Costs for a facelift can vary according to the type of facelift you are having.  Surgeons fees begin at $4,900.00* and can go up to $15,000.00* for a Weekend Facelift/Neck lift/Mid-Facelift, which is often referred to as a Deep Plane Facelift.

    *There are additional Operating Room and Anesthesia fees.

  • Where would you have a Facelift Surgery performed?

    We generally operate at New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center (NELCSC), a free standing surgery center located on the first floor of our office building in Albany, NY. If the patient has medical issues preventing this, we would do the surgery in a hospital setting such as Albany Memorial Hospital or Albany Medical Center. At NELCSC, our surgeons have their own teams working with them on a regular basis. Our patients are cared for in a state of the art facility offering them a private setting with a highly trained staff.

  • What else if anything should I know before having my surgery?

    • Incision lines (scars) are a normal outcome of surgery, and are placed in areas that are either concealed within the hairline or within natural folds of the skin. Placement of incisions will be discussed in detail during the consultation process.
    • Recovery time is one to two weeks depending on the procedure. In depth education, working with a specialized surgical team, and the use of advanced techniques all lead to less bruising. Light to normal activities of daily living can be resumed the day after surgery.
    • Lasting results are seen from these surgical procedures. However results may be affected by your lifestyle and skin care.
    • After outpatient surgery you may return home. Our out of town guests usually stay at the Marriott Residence Inn, located adjacent to the practice.
    • Please arrange for a responsible adult to escort you home after your procedure and to stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours following the surgery.

    As with all surgeries there are risks. This will be discussed during your consultation. We provide a high quality of care to achieve the best outcome and maximize your total experience here at the Williams Center.

    ~ Voted by his peers as President of The Academy for Facial Plastic And reconstructive Surgeons  2015-2016
    Nationally and Internationally recognized educator and speaker on facial Plastic Surgery

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Call us today at (518) 490-0726

To get more information about facelifts, call Williams Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts. They can examine your skin and go over your medical history to help you determine the best facelift options for you and your facial goals.

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