• Time: 3-5 hours
  • General Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia 


  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery 
  • 5 to 7 days off work


  • 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming


As people age, gravity continues to pull down the facial tissue and creates a saggy appearance. The saggy appearance not only appears old but also generates a sad face. The most prominent change is the appearance of the jowls, the soft tissue prominence lateral to the chin. A facelift procedure effectively reverses this effect of gravity and is very effective at lifting the lower face. With various approaches and techniques, facelift can also improve the soft tissue contour in the midface and cheek areas. Combining facelift and forehead lifts can effectively rejuvenate the entire face.



Facelift is not a cookie-cutter procedure. A good facelift should be tailored for each individual considering the degree of sagginess, the volume distribution of the face, the need for neck lift at the same time, and the condition of the skin. Most facelift techniques involve an incision in front of the ear hiding at the skin crease.  The scar is quite inconspicuous and typically well hidden. There are also non incisional facelift techniques like thread lifting available but people should understand of the nature of its short term effect when comparing to a traditional facelift.


SURGical approacheS





DP, 56, Caucasian, Retired police officer, Queens, USA

"I feel very blessed and fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such a talented young Doctor. I am 57 year old female. In December 2014, I had a facial procedure done. My eyelids top & bottom and face was lifted. I am 100% satisfied with the results. People see me and they say I look 10 years younger. My confidence level is off the charts. I can't say enough about Dr. William Lao. He was kind, considerate, compassionate and caring. We had open communication through emails & telephone calls. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Lao, considering I interviewed 8 different plastic surgeons. Dr. Lao, is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School which is one of the finest institutions in the world
Dr. Lao I will be forever grateful. Thank you!"


ML, 67, Asian, Finance, New York, USA

"I had an unbelievably positive experience with Dr. William Lao. From the moment I first walked into his clinic for my consultation I was given nothing less than his full attention, expertise and wealth of knowledge. He listened to my concerns and made me completely comfortable that I was in good hands. We exchanged over 100 Emails before/during/after my procedure, Dr. Lao always answer my emails promptly and he certainly has gone far above and beyond any standard as a physician. He is a true gentleman with high integrity as well as a wonderful Doctor.  I highly recommend Dr. William Lao to anyone who is considering cosmetic procedures.
5 Stars!!*:) happy"


RC, 57, female, Caucasian, Office worker, New Jersey, USA

"I recently had a face, brow and neck lift with Dr. Lao and he did a fantastic job.  My friends all think I look great.  I have also recently received compliments on my appearance from people I see only on an occasional basis.  I think they know something is different about my appearance but can’t seem to figure out what it is.  I think this fact attests to the “natural” look Dr. Lao achieved."