Facelift in Long Island With Dr. Vandegrift

Youthful beauty and wisdom make a powerful pair – one facelift surgery can help you achieve. A surgical facelift by Dr. Meredith Vandegrift can reverse common signs of facial aging like skin laxity, sagging jowls, and lower-face wrinkling. After a facelift, patients may look eight to 10 years younger while maintaining the wisdom and experience that only age can bring. 

While the Long Island area has many talented plastic surgeons, Dr. Vandegrift sets herself apart by combining impeccable surgical training and top-notch operating skill with an unrivaled desire to provide a superior patient experience. Patients never feel rushed or unsupported when working with Dr. Vandegrift. She understands the vulnerability patients feel as they prepare for surgery and takes special care to ensure patients feel heard, respected, and supported throughout the surgical process. As a Long Island native, Dr. Vandegrift understands the area’s culture and prioritizes building community in her hometown. 

Learn more about your options for facial rejuvenation with Dr. Vandegrift. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure to address aging in the lower face. During this procedure, a surgeon removes excess skin, tightens supportive facial tissues, and repositions facial fat to revitalize the appearance of the face and restore a more youthful look. Patients report they look significantly younger after surgery and enjoy results long-term. 

A facelift focuses on the lower portion of the face including the jawline, chin, cheeks, and areas around the mouth and nose. You can pair a facelift with a brow lift or eyelid lift for a full facial rejuvenation.

What Happens During a Long Island Facelift?

The goal of a facelift is to turn back the clock on facial appearance while retaining a natural-looking facial appearance. Dr. Vandegrift accomplishes this objective by removing excess skin and tightening facial muscles through carefully placed incisions. 

Patients with less significant aging may be candidates for a mini-facelift. This variation of facelift surgery is less invasive than a traditional facelift and uses smaller incisions to lift targeted areas of the face. Dr. Vandegrift customizes each procedure she performs to optimize outcomes and ensure superior results.

Facelift Recovery: What to Expect

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A facelift is a major surgery and requires a recovery period. Dr. Vandegrift’s advanced techniques set the foundation for a quick and uncomplicated healing process. We meet with patients several times throughout their recovery to monitor healing and are available to answer questions or address concerns at any time. 

Most patients will need to take about two weeks off from work after a facelift. While tenderness is a typical side effect, pain medications are very successful at reducing discomfort. Dr. Vandegrift will provide detailed information on caring for your incisions and managing side effects for a safe and successful recovery.

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

How Do I Learn More About Facelift Surgery?

If you’re ready to learn more about facelift surgery in Long Island, the first step is scheduling a consultation. Many patients believe a consultation should wait until they are sure about wanting surgery, but we encourage you to schedule one if you’re considering it. A consultation provides one of the best opportunities to learn the facts about surgery and to get personalized advice and information from an experienced plastic surgeon. 

We understand you probably have an array of questions. As you prepare for your consultation with Dr. Vandegrift, write down any questions that come to mind. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers during your visit, but in the excitement, it is easy to forget what you wanted to talk about. Write everything down and bring your list when you come in. 

During your visit, Dr. Vandegrift will review your medical records to ensure that surgery is safe for you. She’ll ask you about your aesthetic goals to ensure a facelift is the best way to achieve them. Dr. Vandegrift can also recommend complementary procedures to address other facial or body concerns. 

Schedule Your Facelift With Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Older means wiser, and with plastic surgery, wrinkles don’t need to be part of the package. Ask Dr. Vandegrift about facelift surgery to slow aging and elevate appearance. Learn more about facelift surgery in Long Island by calling (631) 935-0303


Facelift in Long Island, NY

Facelift surgery’s personalized nature requires a tailored approach to plastic surgery pricing. We’ll provide a detailed quote after you’ve met with Dr. Vandegrift.

Right after a facelift, scars may be visible, but as incisions heal, scars fade. Most patients have minimal visible scarring after their procedure. Dr. Vandegrift carefully places incisions in inconspicuous locations like the hairline or behind the ear to minimize the appearance of scarring.

A facelift resets the facial appearance. Results are permanent, though the natural aging process does continue.

Botox® is an ideal complement to facelift surgery, as are dermal fillers and other facial treatments like chemical peels. Nonsurgical treatments are ideal for extending and maintaining the results of a facelift procedure.

Aging is a more accurate predictor for facelift surgery than age. Some patients receive this procedure in their early 40s due to premature aging, while other patients aren’t ready for a facelift until their 60s or 70s. A consultation with Dr. Vandegrift is the best way to determine if you’re ready for facelift surgery. If you’re not ready for a facelift, Dr. Vandegrift can recommend other treatment options to address aging and rejuvenate your appearance.

A facelift is a versatile treatment that is ideal for both men and women. If you have moderate to severe aging and want to elevate your appearance, this procedure may be right for you. We recommend that patients considering facelift surgery be in good health and do not smoke. A consultation can help you decide if a Long Island facelift is right for you.