Facelift | Dr. Bradley

Conveniently located to serve New York City, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James P Bradley’s facelift procedures are designed to give a natural, refreshed look with the shortest recovery time possible. He has performed nearly a thousand facial rejuvenation surgeries and has developed procedures that can be tailored to the individual’s anatomy and desired goals. If you’re interested in a facelift in New York, Dr. Bradley would be an ideal choice.

Facelift Objectives

  • Correct gravity facial aging changes of the cheek, jawline, and neck
  • Reposition foundation (SMAS or fascia) to achieve lift without too much skin pull or a windblown look
  • Restore fat volume lost with aging

The Mini Facelift

The mini facelift, or mini-lift, is a less invasive alternative to the traditional rhytidectomy procedure. It provides a smaller degree of rejuvenation, which makes it the perfect choice for younger patients and anyone looking to correct minor signs of facial aging. It also takes less time to perform than the traditional facelift.

A mini facelift can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation, and general anesthesia is typically not necessary. The incision is much shorter and is made just in front of the ear.

After the incision is made, the SMAS layer is lifted and tightened. The platysma muscles are also tightened for a more youthful look. Once the tissues have been adjusted appropriately, the incisions are closed with sutures.

State-of-the-Art Techniques

The facelift, or rhytidectomy, technique used during your procedure will be based on your aesthetic goals and the details of your specific case. We offer two cutting-edge facelift techniques: the mini facelift and the short scar facelift. Each option provides a number of benefits.

The Short Scar Facelift

Another alternative to the traditional facelift is the short scar facelift. Like traditional rhytidectomies, these typically require general anesthesia. The incision is similar as well, but it does not extend behind the ear. Because of this, there is no post-surgical mark left behind the ear. It is ideal for those who do not have a great deal of drooping neck skin.

Good Candidates for a Facelift

If you have drooping facial skin, noticeable folds, and diminished facial contours, a facelift can provide you with the results you are looking for. Good candidates for a facelift should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the results that are possible through surgery. Looking at before-and-after photos helps patients understand the type of results that are possible with their chosen procedure.

Facelift surgery can be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures for more comprehensive results, like eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or a neck lift. Find out more during a consultation in New York.

The Facelift Recovery and Healing Process

Once your chosen facelift has been performed, you will return home and rest to allow your body to heal. After a mini facelift or a short-scar facelift, there will be less bruising and swelling in the region than there would be after a traditional facelift. This is because these techniques are less invasive, and thus involve less tissue damage.

Following the directions of Dr. Bradley during your healing process is key to achieving the best possible facelift results. You will need to take some time off from work, avoid physically taxing activities like heavy exercise, and come in for follow-up appointments to ensure that the facelift recovery process is going as expected.

Facelift Cost

The price of a rhytidectomy is dependent on many factors; the final facelift cost will be impacted by the techniques chosen, the time it takes to perform the surgery in New York, and the anesthesia used. Because a facelift is a cosmetic procedure rather than a functional one, it is not covered by health insurance providers.



Regardless of age, once facial aging changes from gravity become apparent and start to bother a patient, they are a candidate for a facelift.


After having a facelift, you remain looking better than you otherwise would have. Many patients have only one facelift in their life. However, facial aging will continue and a secondary facelift is an option.


It is a personal decision to have a secondary facelift. Typically, patients who consider it, do so 10 years or more after having a successful facelift.

Schedule a consultation for your Facelift

Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your facelift in New York with Dr. Bradley. He can restore the smooth and youthful appearance of your skin and face and can provide you with beautiful results from your facelift.

Your Facelift | Dr. Bradley procedure will be performed in James P Bradley, MD's surgery center located in New York.
Read Our Patient Stories


“Dr Bradley patiently listened to all of my goals regarding FFS to formulate a tailor fit plan that works best for me. We discussed these goal and devised a plan over several appointments. Additionally, he employed the latest technology in imaging, ordered a CT scan of my facial structure, built a model with guides for my surgery and took 3D imaging of my face. When the day of the surgery arrived his surgical team was amazing. Sabrina the Physician Assistant held my hand as the anesthesia took effect. the 7-hour surgery seemed like it was just a moment later.. During my recovery an amazing group of Lenox Hill Hospital staff tended to my every need. De. Bradley stopped by on his day off to visit me in the hospital to check on my recovery. It’s been well over a month now and my face is healing well and the brushing is gone. I am starting to see results as expected. De, Bradley is an artist and Sabrina is Dr Bradley’s right hand person. Thanks to Lia for her patience with all the paperwork. I highly recommend Dr. Bradley and his team to anyone considering FFS. Kudos to him and his team. Thanks Doctor!

Elaine Vargas

“My daughter was in a horrific car accident and is lucky to be alive and walking. She broke every bone in her face and her elbow. She started at Cedar Crest Hospital and had five surgeries. I wanted the best for my daughter and knew she needed more surgeries, so I searched and found Dr Bradley who was working at Temple Hospital in Philadelphia at the time. He performed four surgeries on her. He did an excellent job. He was very good at explaining everything before each surgery. She needed one more surgery and Dr Bradley moved to Long Island Hospital even though it was 2 1/2 hrs to get there we knew we didn’t want anyone else. So Dr Bradley performed the 10th and last surgery on my daughter. Again he did an excellent job. My daughter is beautiful again and has her confidence back. We can’t thank Dr Bradley enough! He is not only an excellent surgeon but has a great personality who truly cares. We would highly recommend him for anyone that needs facial surgery!

Sharon S.

“Dr. Bradley did an excellent job removing a large growth from my face. I was quite concerned as the lesion was very close to my eye. He calmed my fears and I was very pleased with the results. He was professional and trustworthy, and I would highly recommend him.

Anna J.

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