Facelift | Neck Lift


With age comes wisdom. But along with this insight, we may also find our skin begins to sag, adding additional years to our appearance. A facelift (rhytidectomy) can help to erase some of those years, leaving you with a younger, more refreshed appearance while maintaining the integrity of your natural facial contours.

Known for carefully considering her patient’s aesthetic desires, Dr. Sandra Margoles never leaves a patient with that frozen or surprised look. Too often, we’ve all come to identify this appearance with too much surgery. Instead, you’ll enjoy a youthful, refreshed look. A facelift with Dr. Margoles will restore your natural beauty with little to no visible scarring. Facelift results can last for many years. To achieve the most desirable benefits, some patients also chose to have a neck lift and/or eyelid surgery

Ready to receive the best Facelift results and experience in Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT? Reach out to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Margoles and her team by calling (203) 869-2939. You can also contact us by filling out our online form today.

Dr. Margoles is a wonderful surgeon. After visiting a few surgeons that I was not happy with their bedside manner, a friend of a friend recommended Dr. Margoles. She did an amazing job. She is very patient, polite and kind. I look great and feel wonderful.

Am I a candidate for a facelift or Neck Lift?

When you meet with Dr. Margoles for your consultation, she will discuss your procedure in detail, including cost, recovery time, follow-up appointments, and medications. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to better understand what to expect from your procedure. In addition, Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.

The Best Candidates For Facelift Have:

  • Excess fat deposits
  • Hanging jowls
  • Excess skin

Facelift Surgery Details

Patients who smoke will have to stop for up to two weeks.

Your facelift surgery will last for two-three hours. After that, you will receive local anesthesia combined with sedatives or general anesthesia. You will be in the recovery room for one hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.

Following your procedure, a compression dressing will be applied and then removed within twenty-four hours.

Length: Two to three  hours

Anesthesia: IV Sedation

In/outpatient: Outpatient

Recovery: Swelling, bruising, minimal – moderate discomfort; Back to work three days, strenuous activity two to three weeks

Results: six to eight weeks lasting eight to ten years

Risks: Bleeding, infection, rare cases of nerve injury

Best Facelift Surgeon in Greenwich and Westchester

It is crucial to partner with a surgeon who has your best interest in mind, has many positive reviews, has performed countless facelift and neck lift procedures, and is board-certified. By choosing Dr. Margoles, you have checked each of these boxes— and much more.

  • She has studied and worked at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and the World Health Organization (WHO). 
  • She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 
  • She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • She dedicates her time to ensure your experience is pleasant, positive, and rewarding.
  • Strives to provide her patients with optimal results in the safest way possible.

Patients frequently comment on the compassion, integrity, attention to detail, and down-to-earth demeanor Dr. Margoles brings to every case.

Expert Care. Natural Results.

Dr. Sandra Margoles

Dr. Sandra Margoles is a board-certified female plastic surgeon operating a private practice in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Margoles’s specialties include breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, facelift, eyelid surgery, and more. Having trained extensively at some of the world’s most esteemed institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Margoles is well-equipped to provide her patients with outstanding plastic surgery results. Above all, Dr. Margoles values her patients’ safety, well-being, and happiness. Learn more about Dr. Margoles’s philosophy, training, and qualifications here.

Facelift Aftercare & Recovery

You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.

Recovery times vary. Most patients are up and about within two days and look and feel much better within the first three weeks. Many return to work within 10 days. Any initial scarring can be covered with concealer. Scarring will fade and flatten as you heal.


Your Facelift/Necklift Consultation with Dr. Margoles

During your consultation, Dr. Margoles will listen to your needs that will provide the most beautiful and natural results. 

You and Dr. Margoles will discuss your procedure in detail, covering topics such as:

•Pre- and post-operative instructions

Treatment cost

•Recovery time

•Follow up appointments 


Dr. Margoles will also show you Facelift/Necklift before and after pictures, which will offer a clearer picture of what to expect from the procedure. In addition, she and her Greenwich staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.

Necklift Surgery Benefits

As we age, the effects of gravity, stress, and daily life may begin to appear most noticeably around the jawline and neck, resulting in sagging jowls and droopy skin. A neck lift will help tone and tighten the skin around the neck area, leaving you with a younger, more natural appearance.

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Fantastic in every way. She is gifted, warm and welcoming. This is my second cosmetic procedure with Dr. Margoles and I wouldn't think of going to any other surgeon. (I have been to several renown surgeons in the past before finding her.) My results are natural. Her assistant, Landon, is extremely patient and efficient. Overall superlative.

Neck Lift Candidates

The Best Candidates For Necklift Surgery Have:

  • Excess fat deposits on the neck
  • Visible neckbands from massive weight loss
  • Loose or sagging skin due to weight loss
  • Hanging jowls
  • Strong, well-defined bone structure
  • Some elasticity in their skin

Neck Lift Surgery Details

Neck lift surgery with Dr. Margoles will last one to two hours. You will be in the recovery room for approximately one hour before being sent home. You must be sent home with a responsible adult and should also plan to have a responsible adult stay the night with you.

Small incisions are made in front of the earlobe and then trace around and behind the ear, extending to your hairline. Another incision may be made under the chin to help with the removal of fatty tissue. Once the excess tissue is removed, the underlying muscle is tightened, the skin pulled back, and the incisions are sutured closed. Liposuction may be performed in conjunction with your neck left procedure.

Neck Lift Aftercare & Recovery

Recovery times vary. You can expect some initial swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Margoles will prescribe medication to minimize any discomfort. Most patients are up and about within two days and look and feel much better within the first three weeks. Many return to work within 10 days. Patients will need to wear a supportive neck strap for the first week following neck lift surgery. Any initial scarring can be covered with concealer. Scarring will fade and flatten as you heal.

You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions. Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.

Contact Us To Learn More About Facelift/Necklift Surgery & Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about Facelift/Necklift Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Margoles, call (203) 869-2939. Our office is conveniently located minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, easily accessible for those traveling from Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York.



In general, facelift performed by a skilled plastic surgeon will last about 10 years. The range of results is dependent upon the type of facelift you choose, the flexibility of your skin, and certain lifestyle factors, such as whether you smoke, are careful to avoid excessive exposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, eat healthfully, exercise and follow an optimal skin care routine.

Limited procedures such as the so-called “mini facelift” may last 2-4 years; and revisions may last up to 7 years. The typical facelift surgery should give you a decade of tight, beautifully proportioned skin.

Facelift turns back the clock, but cannot guarantee eternal youth. The good news is that after facelift the aging process resets at the new younger-looking baseline. In addition, the surgery has the effect of slightly improving the strength and resiliency of the skin, slowing the tempo of aging.

When your facial skin needs a touch-up, there are many non-invasive options to consider. Laser resurfacing can smooth and tighten the skin, and injectables will fill lines, wrinkles and hollows on your face that make you look older. New varieties of dermal fillers not only add volume to targeted facial areas, but also trigger the production of collagen, the natural protein that adds strength and flexibility to the skin.

The first step in preventing a disappointing result is to choose a surgeon who will work to understand the needs of the patient, and never push someone into trying an unwanted or unnecessary procedure. In addition, a surgeon’s experience is extremely important in achieving a successful facelift. A surgeon who has done many facelifts on a wide variety of facial types is best prepared to meet your needs and expectations. A surgeon who keeps abreast of the latest techniques and medical best practices knows how important it is to pay attention to the muscles and ligaments under the skin, not simply stretch the surface. The so-called “windswept” or “open cockpit” look is often the result of a surgeon cutting and stretching only the surface layer, creating tension with deeper tissue. Similarly, removing fat below the surface during a facelift can result in a skeletal look that will actually make the patient seem older.

The ideal plastic surgeon will be a gifted artist as well. So much of the final result will depend on the surgeon’s eye for balance and beauty. That involves considering the patient’s entire facial profile. Each area of the face contributes to an individual’s distinctive look. Treating one area only, such as the jowls or neck, can upset the aesthetic balance of the face, making a person look unnatural and even unrecognizable. A surgeon with an intuitive aesthetic sense will never pull facial features out of alignment, such as raising the brow, pulling back ears or improperly placing incisions.

Cosmetic face and neck tightening surgery improve the lower and middle facial aesthetics along with the neck.  It is most effective correcting:

  • Deep creases under the eyes
  • Mid-face sagging
  • Jowls
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Sagging facial tissue
  • Loose skin and fat under the jaw and chin

Although a facelift and neck lift reduce or diminish the signs of aging, they do not stop the aging process. In addition, they do not address issues with the nose, eyelids, and brow. 

Although rare, as with all surgeries, a facelift/neck lift does come with potential complications. These include infection, bleeding, bruising, discoloration, and swelling.

You will be under sedation or a general anesthetic during surgery and will not feel a thing. Dr. Margoles will prescribe pain meds to make the healing process highly tolerable and as comfortable as possible during your recovery.

The cost of your procedure will depend on numerous factors, including but not limited to:

  • the surgeon’s skill, training, and reviews
  • the extent of your condition
  • the amount of time and resources the procedure will take
  • if you combine procedures together
  • anesthesia and surgical fees

Our team will provide you with a detailed estimate when you meet with Dr. Margoles in a consultation. We also offer financing options to make the process easier for our patients.