Facelift Specialist

Dr. Goodnight's Everlasting Beauty

James W. Goodnight, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ

In the United States alone, over 120,000 people get face-lifts each year in an effort to look youthful and vibrant for longer. At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty in Ridgewood, New Jersey, James Goodnight, MD, provides personalized face-lift surgery to tighten your skin and reduce signs of aging for years. To learn more about face-lifts and discuss them with a highly trained plastic surgeon, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty or request an appointment online today.

Facelift Q & A

What is a face-lift?

A face-lift is a surgical procedure that alters your appearance by removing excess skin, fat, and tissue from your face. Your facial features start to change as you age: Your skin becomes looser and causes you to develop wrinkles and droopiness. Dr. Goodnight uses his extensive training and experience with cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery to tighten your skin and lift it back into place.

Each face-lift is customized to fit your needs and specifications. Dr. Goodnight creates a strategy after consulting with you about the changes you’d like to see. He makes the incisions in discrete areas, like along your hairline, so that you can hide any remaining scars with ease. For a more complete enhancement,  you can also combine your face-lift with other procedures, like an eyelid lift or fat transfer.

What are the results of a face-lift?

During your face-lift, Dr. Goodnight recontours your face and tightens the skin and muscles. You’ll see a reduction in many of the features that bother you, even if it seems that your skin’s laxity is beyond repair. Features that can be fixed with a face-lift include:

  • Jowls
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Smile lines
  • Turkey neck

Dr. Goodnight ensures that the result of your face-lift surgery looks entirely natural and youthful instead of tight and uncomfortable. Although a face-lift won’t stop the aging process in its tracks, you can expect to enjoy your results for five years or longer. 

Will I feel comfortable during my face-lift?

Dr. Goodnight makes sure that you don’t feel any part of the face-lift procedure as he works by giving you tumescent local anesthesia. He injects a combination of lidocaine, a numbing agent, and epinephrine, a drug that reduces bleeding, into your face before he starts the surgery. 

In order to minimize swelling and bruising after your face-lift surgery, Dr. Goodnight uses the SmartLipo® laser liposuction device to seal your blood vessels before he makes any incisions. This further minimizes potential bleeding during the procedure and allows for a faster and more comfortable recovery. 

If you’re interested in a more healthy and vibrant appearance after years of aging and skin sagging, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty or book a consultation for a face-lift online today.