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Customized Face & Neck Lift


The earliest signs of aging often appear in the face and neck, as the skin becomes lax, muscles weaken, and facial volume is decreased. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to an aged expression, making us look older than we are, such as stress, genetics, sun exposure, repeated muscle activity, environmental factors, and more. For patients experiencing facial laxity, the LevineLift can transform your appearance, targeting the signs of aging by lifting the upper, mid, and lower facial features to restore a youthful-looking appearance and achieve natural-looking results. This unique procedure can address several areas of concern in one treatment, including the eyebrows, midface, chin, and neck.

The LevineLift is a revolutionary, customizable facelift developed by New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine. The LevineLift is completely customized to each individual and targets the face and neck for the most youthful-looking results. Dr. Levine specifically designs each LevineLift based on the needs and goals of each patient, so no two LevineLift surgeries are the same. Dr. Levine’s process utilizes a combination of a variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to provide the best possible results and achieve a more youthful facial profile.

The LevineLift can lift, tighten, and reposition loose, sagging skin and underlying tissues to a more youthful position while addressing other contributing factors to aging of the face and neck. With Dr. Levine’s unique approach, reduced facial volume resulting from loss of fat and muscle that occurs with aging is directly targeted. Dr. Levine also addresses changes in skin quality that often lead to a dull and lackluster appearance in aging skin. LevineLift can reduce the signs of aging, improve overall facial contours, elevate skin and soft tissue to a more youthful position, smooth wrinkles, folds, and creases, restore volume, correct jowls, and improve chin and jawline definition to help reverse the signs of aging, giving the face a refreshed, younger-looking appearance.

By incorporating his years of advanced aesthetic training, Dr. Levine understands the complex dynamic between the facial structure, soft tissue, and skin. He can utilize a variety of surgical techniques and a combination of procedures to reduce the signs of aging, while restoring a natural, refreshed look to the face and neck. Dr. Elie Levine has revolutionized facial rejuvenation with LevineLift, providing patients with a long-lasting, youthful, and radiant facial profile.

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* Patients individual results may vary.

Who is a good candidate for the LevineLift?

The LevineLift is beneficial for patients who are interested in combating the signs of aging around the face and neck with a combination of facial rejuvenation procedures to reverse the signs of aging and turn back the clock. Patients with dull, sagging skin, loss of facial volume, wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, and other signs of aging are ideal candidates for the LevineLift. If you are noticing the signs of aging in the face or looking older on the outside than the way you feel inside, the LevineLift can help rejuvenate the facial profile.

Procedure* Recovery* Post-Op Care*
Performed in accredited Go home same day Dressings removed next day in-office surgical suite

Go home same day

Dressings removed the next day
Surgery time approx. 3-5 hours Back to work in 2 weeks Most sutures removed in 5-7 days
Local, twilight, or general anesthesia, depending on extent of procedure Light exercise after 2 weeks Hairline sutures removed in 7-10 days
  Resume regular exercise after 3 weeks  

Can a LevineLift be combined with other procedures?

LevineLift can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to create a customized treatment, giving you the best possible results. The LevineLift is commonly combined with eyelid surgery, browlift, neck liposuction, chin augmentation, laser treatments, and fat transfer. Dr. Levine can discuss what combination of procedures may best suit your specific goals.

How is LevineLift performed?

Each LevineLift surgery is unique and precisely tailored to the specific needs and anatomy of each patient. During the LevineLift, Dr. Levine integrates a variety of advanced facelift surgery techniques. Some of the techniques include: Extended SMAS Facelift, SMAS Plication Facelift, SMASectomy Facelift, Limited Incision Facelift, Short Scar Facelift, Endoscopic Facelift, MACS Facelift, and Deep Plane Facelift.

Conventional SMAS procedures address the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, which is the layer of connective tissue just under the skin. By repositioning, lifting, and tightening the tissue, a more youthful appearance can be restored to the facial profile.

How can I prepare for my LevineLift?

A comprehensive evaluation of the face and neck will be conducted during your initial consultation with Dr. Levine. Concerns such as sagging skin, excess fat under the chin and jawline, nasolabial folds, and a loss of volume resulting in hollowing of the cheeks will be evaluated during your consultation. Dr. Levine will discuss with you what techniques are best suited for achieving your specific goals. Dr. Levine will thoroughly discuss your expectations following your LevineLift, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your surgery. He will let you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, and he will answer any questions that you may have.

What type of anesthesia will be used?

We recommend local, twilight, or general anesthesia for LevineLift surgery, depending on the extent of the procedure. You will discuss your procedure thoroughly with both Dr. Levine and our board-certified anesthesiologist to determine the best type of anesthesia for your needs.

What should I expect during my LevineLift?

LevineLift surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art, in-office operating suite, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). After your procedure, you will wake up in our warm and caring recovery suite, where our licensed, registered nurse will make sure you are comfortable and assist in your recovery. While some patients may elect to go home the same day with a friend or family member, we offer several recovery options, depending on your specific wishes. We can arrange for private nursing care for your first night after surgery, whether you choose to recover at home, at one of the Upper East Side luxury hotels near our office, or here in our comfortable office suites. We would be happy to assist in making whatever arrangements suit you best.

What can I expect after my LevineLift?

Every surgery is different, and you will receive detailed post-operative instructions for your specific needs. In general, you may expect to have mild to moderate swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks after your procedure. Most patients report mild to moderate pain after the surgery, which is usually well-controlled with medications. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our concern for you doesn’t end when you go home. We’re dedicated to providing ongoing care to ensure a fast, safe, and smooth recovery. Dr. Levine will see you for post-operative visits, and he and our staff stand ready to answer any questions you may have about your recovery, as well as your overall health and well-being.

Is there anything I can do before and after my procedure to maximize results?

One of the many wonderful qualities that sets us apart at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC is our ability to use a multidisciplinary approach to optimize results. With expertise in both plastic surgery and dermatology, Dr. Elie Levine and Dr. Jody Levine work together to help prepare, protect, and treat the skin before, during, and after your procedure. As one of New York’s leading dermatologists, Dr. Jody Levine will customize a skincare regimen that includes pre-surgical measures to optimize your skin, as well as post-surgical skincare that can help prevent irritation, alleviate bruising and inflammation, and promote faster healing. Unlike other practices, we include these unique pre- and post-surgery skincare packages as part of your surgical plan. Our pre-surgery facials and microdermabrasion treatments help prepare your skin for surgery and ensure the best recuperation. Post-operative packages include lymphatic massage with our skilled medical aesthetician to enhance circulation, support healing and improved immunity function, and leave the skin looking radiant and healthy. With our extensive array of lasers, we can provide post-surgical laser treatments to best accelerate your healing. Dr. Levine will be happy to discuss with you the best skincare approach for your specific needs.

How can I find out more about LevineLift?

Dr. Elie Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss LevineLift. Please call our office at 212-988-1800, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.