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As you get older, the natural aging process combined with sun exposure, gravity, and more can make you feel less confident in your looks. 

To help you age gracefully, New York cosmetic surgeon Craig Foster offers facelift procedures at his Manhattan plastic surgery center.

Our expert plastic surgeon offers highly customized facelifts using endoscopic techniques. Explore your options at a consultation.

Facelifts Are Truly

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is an incredibly popular surgical procedure that reverses signs of aging, providing noticeable, permanent improvements that cannot be achieved with non-surgical methods. 

While we offer several facelift surgeries (including mini facelifts), in many cases patients who visit Dr. Foster's Manhattan practice need a full facelift to best rejuvenate their appearance. During a full facelift, Dr. Foster tightens and re-drapes the skin, muscles, and underlying tissue on the entire face and neck to give you a younger, natural look.

Facelift patient being prepped for surgery

The Beautifying Effects
of a Facelift

A facelift surgery delivers the dream look you envision by making major improvements in three significant areas:


Collagen production decreases with age, causing your skin to thin and lose elasticity, leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. During a facelift, Dr. Foster trims excess skin and smooths what remains.


As facial muscles weaken over time, you can lose tone, leading to drooping along the jawline. Your facial muscles can be tightened during a facelift to reduce sagging, thereby restoring a youthful appearance.


Facial fat can shift position as we age, moving from the cheeks to under the chin. This can create the appearance of jowls or a double chin. During a facelift at our New York City clinic, Dr. Foster can remove excess fat to slim your look. 

Request Discreet Treatment

Our plastic surgery facility has earned accreditation from Quad A, the leading organization that ensures an accredited facility has demonstrated a profound commitment to patient safety, procedure quality, and equipment maintenance. 

In addition to offering truly first-rate surgery, our world-class team ensures privacy at every step of your process. Our office is in a luxurious building with a doorman and our entrance is in a subtle location, allowing you to meet with us without ever worrying about anyone seeing you. Call or write to request your private consultation


Dr. Foster

A 5-Star Review From
New York

"Fantastic experience and knowledge. Truly
understands client needs and meets all
expectations. Highly recommend."
Sheri Perl

Our All-Inclusive Pricing Covers All Surgery Costs 

When you pay for your facelift procedure at our New York City surgical practice, a single cost covers:

  • An incredibly thorough consultation that results in highly personalized care
  • Usage of our cutting-edge surgical room and recovery suite
  • Anesthesia and fees for the in-house anesthesiologist
  • Medication and supplements for healing
  • Bandaging and lab work

We offer financing options so there's no need to delay treatment. Contact our cosmetic surgery experts to learn more. 

Tailored Facelift Options

In addition to full traditional facelifts, Dr. Foster offers several facelift variations at his Upper East Side practice. These targeted procedures can often mean less recovery time while still refreshing your appearance. 

Lower Facelift

If you are bothered by jowls and loose skin on your neck, a lower facelift can rejuvenate and transform your appearance. A lower facelift targets sagging skin around the mouth, along the jawline, and on the neck. The lower face and neck commonly show early signs of aging, and many patients in their 40s and 50s prefer to target this specific area rather than pursue a full facelift. 

Mid Facelift

A mid facelift offers a great option for patients with loose skin primarily around the lower eyelids and cheeks. If you are concerned about this area of your face, it is important for you to meet with our Manhattan surgeon for a consultation so that Dr. Foster can determine whether you would benefit more from a mid facelift or a combination of lower eyelid surgery and cheek implants.

Mini Facelift

Nicknamed the "weekend facelift" for the quickness of the procedure and its shortened recovery time, the mini facelift is ideal for Manhattan-area facelift patients in their 30s and 40s who are just starting to experience sagging or drooping of facial skin. A mini facelift requires smaller incisions and less recovery than a full facelift, but cannot achieve the same drastic results.

The Full Facelift Process

Numbing Anesthetic

We work with a certified anesthesiologist who will administer general anesthesia to keep you from feeling any pain whatsoever during your surgery.

Pinpoint Incisions

Dr. Foster makes a careful incision, typically from the hairline to the ears. The precise length and dimensions of the incision will be customized to your unique face.

Tightening and Draping

Our surgeon lifts your skin and tightens both your soft tissues and underlying muscles. He removes excess fat and elevates chin pads before redraping your trimmed skin over your face.

Combination Procedures

During the stage described above, other procedures like a neck lift or liposuction may be performed for better results. A neck lift can tighten your neck skin to better compliment your refreshed face.

Stitching and Suturing

Dr. Foster sutures or stitches your incisions closed before bandaging the area. He and his team then monitor your progress and discharge you to go home once the anesthesia wears off.

We Offer Many Options For a Refreshed Appearance

In addition to the facelift variations listed below, our Upper East Side board-certified surgeon also offers other facial plastic surgery procedures to refine the nose, eyelids, and other parts of the face.

On top of performing blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, and lip augmentation, Dr. Foster offers a variety of non-surgical options like BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectables.

Patient receiving injectables treatment

Another 5-Star Review
From New York

"Fantastic experience and knowledge. Truly
understands client needs and meets all
expectations. Highly recommend."
Dr. Craig Foster

Craig A. Foster, MD, FACS

Dr. Craig A. Foster is double board-certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology. He brings surgical expertise to each patient he sees. His private boutique surgical center on the Upper East Side is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (QUAD A).

Dr. Foster has served as the Director of the Facial Plastic Clinic of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

To learn more about the facial plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care services we offer, request a consultation online or call our office at (212) 744-5746.

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