Facelift & Necklift With Dr. Joel Studin, Long Island

Facelift & Necklift With Dr. Joel Studin, Long Island

A facelift is a surgical procedure that is done to improve the appearance of the neck, chin, and face. Related surgery can also be done at the same time to correct drooping eyelids, remove wrinkles and bags around the eyes, reshape the nose, lift the lip and elevate the brows. A facelift tightens the skin, elevates the muscles and deep tissues to where they were when you were younger, removes excess fat and tightens facial muscles. The overall effect is to reposition the facial tissue so it looks more youthful and natural.

There are many types of aging of the face. It takes an experienced physician to help guide a person as to what is best for them. In some cases, it's just anti-aging creams, in others it's injectables, in others, it could be laser resurfacing. In many people though, the absolute best choice is a facelift.

You have to be careful when going for a consultation to correct aging of the face. You've heard the expression when you're a hammer the whole world is a nail? If the doctor doesn't know how to do facelifts but has a laser, everybody gets a laser. Many plastic surgeons know how to do facelifts, but do not do laser resurfacing. It's simple to understand that texture problems need laser resurfacing, while drooping skin and fat needs a facelift. Sometimes, people need both for the best result.

Dr. Studin is a board certified plastic surgeon, with decades of experience doing facelifts, but also did his initial laser work at Harvard Medical School and has taught laser facial surgery for decades. He does both, and tailors his recommendations to the individual needs of each patient.

Once a facelift has been decided on, there are many types of facelifts to discuss. From a mini-lift, to MACS, to SMAS and Deep Plane Facelift, which is best for you? Dr. Studin really needs to sit with you and go over the benefits of each and help you decide which is the right choice.


Throughout his career, Dr. Studin has done over 10,000 surgeries, earning the trust of his patients, who have come from around the world to have him do their surgery.

Having trained at such places as Mount Sinai, in New York, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Studin was awarded the prestigious Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS),  is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the Americans Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Dr. Studin is an internationally acclaimed expert in breast surgery. Over a decade as director of a breast center in Manhattan and awarded a patent for improving breast implant placement, he is trusted by patients and peers worldwide.

Using an advanced technique that he developed, patients wake up pain-free, and most feel no pain at all during recovery.

Dr. Studin has been awarded over 40 patents in 26 countries, and has new patents in process as he continues to be a leading innovator in medicine and surgery.

Why Choose A Facelift & Necklift?

Opting for facelift and necklift surgeries can make you look and feel many years younger, tightening aging tissues, reducing wrinkles, and restoring youthful contours to your face and neck. This procedure can boost self-confidence by providing natural-looking results that, with proper care, can last you years. read more

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Types Of Facelifts

Short Scar Limited Incision Mini Facelift

This is ideal for individuals with less extra skin, focusing on elevating and repositioning the deeper facial soft tissues through minimal incisions.

MACS Facelift

This is a short scar technique with an upward pull that gives you a natural look, and is one of the more minimally invasive procedures on the list. .

SMAS Facelift

This procedure targets the mid-face as well as the neck and lower two-thirds of the face, correcting signs of aging. Elevating the muscles underneath the skin, this leads to a long - lasting improvement that looks very natural. Jowls, hanging necks, deep creases and fine lines can all be corrected with this procedure.

Deep Plane Facelift

This technique restores your face to its youthful form by repositioning soft tissue below the SMAS layer. There is a much more involved surgery, taking more time and more recovery, so it is reserved for the most severe cases.

Cost of Facelift & Necklift

The cost of a Facelift will vary as there are a plethora of different options and techniques. Many ancillary procedures are also recommended at the time of your surgery such as blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, laser resurfacing of the upper lip or forehead and others. Therefore, cost varies greatly depending upon your needs.

Mnay candidates are those hoping to improve their facial features by appearing more youthful. However, there are some unlucky younger individuals who have hanging necks with extra fat, hanging jowls, deep nasolabial creases and other features that can only be corrected with a facelift. It is important that you sit with Dr. Studin and analyze what the best procedure would be for you.

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Your consultation with Dr. Studin is an essential step on the road to the perfect you. During your visit, your Dr Studin will examine your facial structure and will present you with the most natural-looking options to consider. It's a chance to discuss your goals, expected outcomes, and any concerns you may have.

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You will sit with Dr. Studin during your consultation and go over photos of past patients with similar goals. He will answer your questions and explain the procedure to you that he feels would help you best. read more

Before your surgery, you will have spoken to both the nurses and the anesthesia staff to help you prepare for the procedure. You may need a medical clearance from an internist or cardiologist prior to your surgery. read more

You will have to arrange for transportation following the surgery, and should also have somebody available to support you during the initial recovery period. read more

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The anesthesiologist will give you a short acting general anesthesia. You will be fully asleep during the surgery, but will wake up quickly afterwards.


As soon as you are asleep, Dr. student will administer local anesthesia throughout the area of surgery. That way you require less anesthesia to stay asleep and wake up feeling much better. You should feel tight but there should not be much pain at all as you will be numb throughout the area.


Dr. Studin usually takes between one and three hours to do a facelift, depending on the complexity.


After the surgery, you will still be numb, therefore, you will feel very little discomfort. The vast majority of patient stay overnight in Dr. Studin's facility, being cared for by a nurse for the night of surgery. You will go home the next morning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A facelift and  neck lift is always done together. There is no effective neck lift that does not rejuvenate the lower phase as well.

You will go home the day after your facelift. Usually, people need pain medicine for only a day or two. At about one week, you should be able to go about most activities. You will not return to the gym or to strenuous activities until the end of the third week. There will probably be some residual bruising for the first week or two, that can be covered with make up.

You will see a vast improvement immediately after the surgery.

When you wake up, you will still be numb from the long acting local anesthetic that Dr. Studin administers during the procedure. He will start pain medicine in the recovery room, so by the time that local anesthesia wears off you will feel almost no pain at all. Most people only take pain medicine for a day or two, and realize they don't need it at all.

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