This procedure lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to smooth deep creases and folds, reduce jowls, tighten sagging neck tissues, and restore a more youthful appearance. A facelift in Paramus, New Jersey, with Dr. Parker can help you "turn back the clock."
Cost & Recovery
$9,330 to $16,180*
Most patients return to normal activity within 10 to 14 days after surgery.
A mini facelift is a less invasive procedure that can address minor jowling and skin laxity.
Dr. Parker uses fat injections to restore volume and achieve a naturally youthful contour.
Results age naturally with you, so you continue to look several years younger than you are.**
This 58 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient for facial rejuvenation. Specifically, she felt her nasolabial folds and marionette lines have become too prominent along with her lower face and jowls sagging. She was not bothered by the appearance of her neck. Dr. Parker performed a mini or upper facelift, along with fat injections... Read More
This 51 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker’s requested rejuvenation of her upper and lower eyelids as well as facial aging. The patient said she had limited downtime for recovery. She admitted to smoking but agreed to stop several weeks before and after surgery to optimize her healing and avoid complications. Dr. Parker performed an upper... Read More
This 61 year old was referred to Dr Parker by another patient and requested improvement in the appearance of her face and neck. She asked to have the hanging skin from her upper eyelids removed, sagging skin on her face tightened and fullness in her neck improved. The patient is 5’3″ tall and weighs 150 pounds. Dr Parker performed an... Read More
This 41 year old patient requested facial rejuvenation from Dr. Parker. She was bothered by the excess skin and fullness of her upper eyelids as well as the “peaks and valleys” in her the middle and lower aspects of her face, which she felt aged her. Dr. Parker discussed with the patient, then performed an upper eyelid blepharoplasty... Read More
This 59 year old Hispanic patient presented to Dr. Parker with concerns about the laxity of her mid and lower face. She was also not happy with the hollowing of her lower eyelids after a transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty done 11 years previously by another surgeon. After discussion of the various options available, Dr. Parker performed a... Read More
This 66 year old patient, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, was concerned about laxity in her face and neck. Dr. Parker performed a facelift including removing fat from the patient’s neck as well as tightening muscle and skin to give a long lasting result. The patient recovered quickly and looked terrific for her daughter’s wedding... Read More
This 46 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, requested facial rejuvenation. After losing 50 lbs, she was bothered by lax facial and neck skin, increasingly prominent nasolabial folds and marionette lines. She was also concerned about the tired appearance of her lower eyelids. Dr. Parker performed a facelift on the patient with fat... Read More
This 71 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by her primary care physician with concerns about facial aging. The patient requested improvement in the appearance of her jowls. She was content with her neck and wanted him to treat only the face, above the jawline. Dr. Parker performed a mini facelift. The patient is very happy with the improved contours... Read More
This 45 year old female, referred by another patient, voiced concerns about facial aging. She had lost 45 lbs through diet and exercise and was concerned about the laxity of her facial skin. Dr. Parker performed an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty along with a facelift. Additional body contouring procedures were performed at the same time. The... Read More
This 64 year old was referred to Dr Parker by another patient requesting improvement in the appearance of her face and neck. She was specifically bothered by the increasing prominence of her jowls and the fullness of her neck. Dr Parker performed a face and neck lift. The patient’s recovery was better than she expected. She is very pleased... Read More
This 57 year old patient, referred to Dr. Parker by her dermatologist, sought correction of her aging face and neck. Dr. Parker performed a biplaner facelift and peri-oral dermabrasion. The patient recovered quickly from both procedures and is very pleased with her rejuvenated appearance. Read More
This 64 year old was referred by her dermatologist to address her concerns about her sagging jowls and neck skin. Several weeks later, Dr. Parker performed a face and neck lift along with fat injections. He injected fat conservatively to help elevate the cheek bones, soften the naslolabial folds and marionette lines and along the jaw line as well.... Read More
This 50 year old patient was concerned about the tired appearance of her eyes, drooping eyebrows, and the aged appearance of her cheeks, jaw line and neck. Dr. Parker performed an endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, facelift and peri-oral dermabrasion. After surgery, this patient was delighted with her natural appearance and the... Read More
This 38 year old requested facial rejuvenation. She was bothered by the worsening puffiness of her lower eyelids, jowling and increasingly prominent marionette lines. Dr. Parker performed a lower lid blepharoplasty (transconjunctival removal of fat along with excision of pinch of skin and lateral canthopexy) as well as a mini face lift. Postoperatively,... Read More
This 50 year old patient was concerned about the tired appearance of her eyes, sagging jowls, and heavy, full neck. The following procedures were performed by Dr. Parker: endoscopic brow lift, four-lid blepharoplasty, and facelift. Postoperatively, the brow lift and blepharoplasty allow the eyes to look more open and youthful. The facelift has restored... Read More
This 60 year old patient had undergone a “neck suspension” with threads and was very unhappy with the lack of improvement in her neck. Dr. Parker performed a biplaner facelift which addressed the face and neck. The patient healed quickly and is thrilled with her appearance. Read More
This 49 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker’s requested facial rejuvenation. Specifically, the patient was bothered by the loss of the “heart shaped” appearance of her face, early jowling and the loss of her clean jaw line. She pointed out to Dr. Parker the asymmetry in her face and is aware how common this is to varying degrees... Read More
This 61 year old patient was concerned about facial aging and in order to help her accomplish her goals, Dr. Parker used the following techniques: endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, a facelift and a peri-oral dermabrasion. The brow lift and blepharoplasty has re-opened her eyes. The facelift has allowed the cheeks and jowls to... Read More
This 50-year-old patient had a brow lift to improve the upper third of her face, an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty to correct the areas around her eyes, and a face and neck lift to rejuvenate the lower two-thirds of her face as well as her neck. Read More
This 68 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, requested improvement in her aging face and neck. Dr. Parker explained that he could re-position sagging facial fat with internal sutures, remove excess fat in the neck, tighten the platysma muscles in the neck to improve neck contour, and then remove redundant facial and neck skin to further... Read More
This 61 year old with concerns about facial aging was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. She had noticed in recent years her facial and neck skin becoming more lax and sagging. In addition, she felt her upper eyelids had become heavy. Following his examination, Dr. Parker discussed various options with her and they came up with the following... Read More
9 years ago, this 54 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient requesting improvement in the appearance of aging eyes. She was concerned about her low brows, excess upper eyelid skin, and bags under her eyes. Dr. Parker discussed all options with her at that initial consultation and they arrived at the following plan: upper lid blepharoplasty... Read More
This 68 year old, referred to Dr Parker by another patient, requested a facelift to improve the appearance of her face and jawline. Dr Parker performed a biplaner facelift to elevate descended facial fat into a proper anatomic position. He then conservatively removed excess skin using incisions in front of and behind the ears. The patient’s... Read More
This 56 year old was referred by her primary physician to Dr. Parker with concerns about her facial aging. In particular, she was bothered by the descent of her mid facial fat and jowling; in addition, she was bothered by her sagging eyebrows as well as her forehead and glabellar wrinkling. She had her eyes operated on elsewhere several years earlier.... Read More
This 62 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. During her consultation, she expressed concerns about facial aging. She lost some weight and feels like things have worsened in recent years. Dr. Parker discussed options with the patient. He reviewed the causes and progression of facial aging and together they evolved the following... Read More
This 68 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. She was bothered by the aging of her face and neck. After reviewing different options shared by Dr. Parker , she decided to undergo a combined face and neck lift along with fat injections. Several weeks later, Dr. Parker performed the above surgery, conservatively injecting fat to soften... Read More
This 61 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker’s was bothered by the laxity and sagging of her mid and lower face, as well as her neck. Her weight is stable. She had liposuction of her neck and an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty 20 years ago. At surgery, Dr. Parker performed fat injections to replace lost facial volume due to aging and... Read More
This 51 year old patient was bothered by the aging of her eyes and neck. An upper and lower lid blepharoplasty as well as facelift were performed by Dr. Parker. After surgery the patient was very pleased with her more youthful, yet natural appearance. Read More
This 58 year old patient came in requesting rejuvenation of her neck. She was referred to Dr. Parker by another Parker Center patient. She lost 20 pounds several years ago and though her weight was stable, her neck skin had gotten more lax over past 5-6 years. After examining the patient, Dr. Parker explained to her that her facial soft tissues were... Read More
This 48 year old woman came to Dr. Parker requesting liposuction of her neck. She felt that her inherited sagging neck trait had been getting worse in recent years. The patient’s weight is stable. Dr. Parker reviewed treatment options with the patient and her husband. He recommended against liposuction of the patient’s neck due to poor... Read More
This 64 year old patient, referred to Dr. Parker by friends, was bothered by her puffy lower eyelids and the sagging skin on her neck which continues to worsen with age. The patient had a procedure on her neck by another plastic surgeon 10 years ago which did little to correct her lax skin. During the initial consultation, Dr. Parker discussed options... Read More
This 77 year old existing patient of Dr Parker’s requested facial and neck rejuvenation. She complained of her “turkey” neck, prominent jowls, heavy upper eyelids and puffy lower eyelids. The patient reported her weight to be stable. Dr Parker performed an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty as well as a face and neck lift. The patient... Read More
This 68 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by several other patients of his, worried about facial aging. Specifically, she complained about the heaviness of her upper eyelids and the sagging of her mid face, jowls and neck. Dr. Parker performed an upper lid blepharoplasty and a facelift. Unfortunately, the patient tripped and fell at home 3 days after... Read More
This 64 year old was referred to Dr Parker by a family member for facial rejuvenation. She complained about her excess upper eyelid skin, puffiness of her lower eyelids and asked to have her face and neck made to look more contoured as well as youthful. Dr Parker performed an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty as well as a face and neck lift. The... Read More
This 54 year old expressed concerns about the puffiness in both upper and lower eyelids as well as progressive facial jowling. After reviewing all options, Dr. Parker performed the following surgeries: endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty and a facelift. Postoperatively, the patient was very happy with her natural, rejuvenated appearance. Read More
This 57 year old lost 35 pounds through diet and exercise. He had undergone a mini face and lower lid blepharoplasty lift 6 years ago but felt his weight loss had caused his face and neck skin to sag. He asked for Dr Parker’s help with this problem. The patient is 6’1″ tall and weighs 200 pounds. Dr Parker performed a face and neck... Read More
This 48 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by a friend, was concerned about facial aging. Specifically, the patient was concerned about the descent of facial fat in the middle of her face, prominence of her nasolabial folds, jowling and fullness of her neck. During the consultation with Dr. Parker, computer imaging was performed on the patient’s... Read More
This 52 year old, referred by another patient, requested facial rejuvenation. She was bothered by drooping skin on her face from her eyes down; she also noticed swelling of her left cheekbone area called “malar edema”. She had undergone an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty by another surgeon 10 years prior. Dr. Parker reviewed options... Read More
This 50 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, was bothered by the laxity in her neck and increasing prominence of her jowls. She had Restylane injected into her nasolabial folds and requested something longer term here as well. Dr. Parker performed a facelift, improving the jowls and midface as well as correcting the laxity of the... Read More
This 83 year old, referred to Dr Parker by another patient, requested improvement in the appearance of her face and neck. She had undergone a face lift 15 years ago and wants another to treat the loose skin on her face and neck. Dr Parker subsequently performed a secondary face and neck lift. The patient recovered very quickly. She told Dr Parker... Read More
This 47 year old had chosen to have a lower lid blepharoplasty with Dr. Parker 8 years earlier and was very happy with her results. She recently returned to Dr. Parker asking if he could also help her treat laxity she was seeing in her mid and lower face. She felt her face was dropping and that her jowls had become more prominent. Dr. Parker discussed... Read More
This 47 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by a former patient. She was concerned about sagging skin and fat in her the middle and lower portion of her face. The patient said she looked older and more tired than she felt. Dr. Parker discussed, then performed, a mini facelift along with judicious fat injections to her face. The patient was delighted... Read More
Growing older does not mean you have to look older. You may have noticed that some people age more gracefully than others. Often, there’s more to this than just “good genes.” Many patients here in New Jersey owe their youthful looks to facelift surgery. When these patients look younger, they often feel younger too.
Because gravity and the aging process affect individuals at different times, there is no “right time” to start thinking about a facelift. Both men and women concerned about improving the signs of facial aging are potential candidates for a facelift. You may be a candidate for a facelift if you experience the following:
Loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck
Jowls and deep creases between the base of the nose and corners of the mouth (known as the nasolabial folds)
Loss of youthful chin, jawline definition, and neck contours
Tired facial appearance
Before & After*: Mini Facelift & Fat Injections
At Parker Center, we tailor your facial rejuvenation to meet your specific needs. This may include injectable fillers and wrinkle treatments, facelift or mini facelift surgery, or a combination of procedures. Review this blog post to learn about the options for treating facial aging.
“Dr. Parker did a beautiful job on my face. I look 10 years younger, but best of all… not one person noticed I had anything done. Everyone tells me that I look really good. The staff was wonderful. The nurses are very caring and they gave out their cell phone numbers in case I needed them.”
Does a Facelift Include a Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery?
No, but Dr. Parker often performs these procedures together. Medical terminology can sometimes be confusing. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is an operation that addresses the lower 2/3 of the aging face and is often combined with a neck lift. A brow lift, otherwise known as a forehead lift, corrects the aging forehead and eyebrows; that is, the upper 1/3 of the face. Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as a blepharoplasty, rejuvenates the aging eyelids.
Before & After*: Facelift, Browlift & Blepharoplasty
Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.
A facelift or mini facelift is performed in our on-site, fully certified ambulatory surgery center called Surgiplex, LLC, under monitored intravenous sedation or general anesthesia administered by one of our board-certified anesthesiologists. The time of surgery will vary based on what type of facelift procedure is being performed as well as any additional surgeries. A classic facelift typically involves the following steps:
Step 1: Tightening the SMAS & Restoring Volume
In performing a facelift, Dr. Parker makes carefully concealed incisions in front of and behind the ear that allow him to address the lower 2/3 of the face and neck. He separates the skin along with a 3 to 4 mm thickness of fatty tissue from the deeper fatty tissue, the underlying muscles and their covering layer, also known as the submusculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). Dr. Parker next lifts and tightens the SMAS, which elevates the deep facial fat into a more youthful position and gets rid of the jowls.
Dr. Parker addresses the loss of facial fat with fat injections. He uses liposuction to remove fat from the patient’s abdomen or another area, purifies it, then judiciously injects it into the areas of atrophy to help create more youthful contours.
Step 2: Lifting & Tightening the Neck Tissues
If also performing a neck lift, Dr. Parker lifts and tightens the fascia overlying the broad, paired platysmal muscles in the neck through the same incisions. This allows him to tighten and better define the jawline, as well as reduce a double chin and correct a “turkey neck.”
Step 3: Reducing Excess Skin
The last step in performing a facelift is removing the excess skin from in front of and behind the ears. Dr. Parker then very carefully closes all of the incisions with sutures to make the resultant scars inconspicuous. In performing this type of state-of-the-art, two-layer facelift, Dr. Parker achieves a natural-looking, long-lasting lift in both the face and neck.
What Can I Expect After a Facelift?
Facelift patients are monitored overnight in our aftercare facility or in the comfort of their own home by a private duty nurse. After surgery, there is very little pain and most patients do not request medication. Stitches are removed within one week. Swelling and discoloration subside within 10 to 14 days. Camouflage makeup may be applied after one week.
How Long Is Recovery After a Facelift?
Patients may return to normal activities in 10 to 14 days and exercise in 2 to 3 weeks.
Rapid Recovery Program
Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.
“I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my face. Being a doctor, I know a lot about these procedures, and I also know a couple of very good plastic surgeons whom I could have chosen. Choosing you was therefore not an easy decision for me, but the results show that I wasn’t wrong….I have no reservations in recommending you to any person interested in having plastic surgery.”
How Long Do Facelift Results Last?
A facelift does not stop the aging process. If Dr. Parker performed a facelift on one of two aging twins, the patient who had the facelift will always look younger as they both continue to age. It is said that a biplane SMAS facelift should last approximately 8 to 12 years. This number will vary based on an individual’s genetics, how well they maintain their health, and whether they smoke, tan excessively, or have substantial weight fluctuations.