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5 Reasons Winter is the Perfect Time for a Facelift in NYC

Dr. Philip Miller

January 27, 2022

Winter is the perfect time for a facelift. It’s easier to avoid the sun, which aids the healing process. Bandages can be more easily hidden under layered winter clothing. When warm weather arrives, and social activities pick up, you’ll face the world fully healed and looking and feeling your best. 

You can maintain a youthful appearance as you age. A facelift procedure performed by double board-certified New York facial plastic surgeon Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS, can reverse the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and other undesirable effects of time and gravity. Check out these five reasons why now might be the best time to start the facelift process with Dr. Miller. 

Less Sun and More Time Indoors for Safer, More Comfortable Healing

With the sun safely hidden behind clouds and cooler temperatures preventing you from spending much time outdoors, avoiding the sun is easier this time of year. Warmer temperatures can exacerbate tissue inflammation, which means that winter’s cold weather may actually be beneficial for healing following a facelift. Sun exposure can affect incisions, creating more visible scarring. Take advantage of the cloudy winter weather to heal from your procedure.

Cold Weather Makes it Easier to Stay Home

After a surgical facelift, your surgeon is likely to recommend minimal physical activity for a period of time. If you’re like many people, you tend to stay home more often when winter hits anyway, so the downtime needed for recovery will be more manageable. 

Give in to the urge to “hibernate” after your facelift surgery. You’ll get the most out of the active warm weather months if you carve out the time to take care of yourself and fully recover from your procedure now while the weather is cold.

facelift before and after

Fewer Special Events and Socializing Makes Downtime More Convenient

You may want to avoid your social circle while you heal from facelift surgery. Winter is generally a less active time socially, and unless you’re a winter sports enthusiast, your vacation plans probably don’t involve cold temperatures or snow.

Most people schedule their big events for the summer. June through September is typically peak wedding season, and you’ll probably be invited to summer gatherings and parties around Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. You’ll want to be fully recovered and looking your best by the time these special events arrive.

You’ll be Ready for Socializing When the Temperatures Warm Up

The summer season is often a time for vacations, weddings, and reunions. Be sure you’re ready  to face all of life’s upcoming events by addressing any cosmetic concerns you may have now.

While the majority of patients return to work and other activities within 2-3 weeks of plastic surgery, the results of your procedure may take much longer to become fully apparent. Scheduling your procedure as soon as possible will allow your body adequate time to recover from swelling, bruising, and any other surgery-related side effects before you hit the summer social scene. You will be ready to face the upcoming warm weather looking and feeling your absolute best.

Why Dr. Miller is the Top Choice for Facelifts in NYC

Facelift, neck lift, dermabrasion and earlobe repair to enhance the appearance of a female patient by Dr. Miller. Surgery and treatment reduces jowl formation and wrinkles while firming and smoothing skin.

Dr. Miller is an expert plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic facial surgeries, including the classic facelift. Together, you’ll create a custom treatment plan to address your concerns and achieve your goals.

Dr. Miller offers several different options for facelifts in his Manhattan practice: a traditional facelift, a micro lift, and his exclusive, non-surgical Miller Lift. During your consultation, Dr. Miller will discuss the differences between the procedures and the benefits of each, so you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which option is best for you. 

Procedures such as eyelid surgery or rhinoplasty (a nose job) can further enhance your appearance. Laser skin resurfacing, a minimally invasive procedure, can be an excellent complement to a facelift, adding to your rejuvenated, youthful look. 

To ensure every patient achieves their desired results, Dr. Miller offers the proprietary NatraLook® Experience. This collaborative process allows you to create a unified vision of your expected results with Dr. Miller before your procedure, enhancing your Aesthetic Confidence™.

Dr. Miller’s exclusive NatraFace™ approach addresses both restorative and transformative changes by treating sagging skin, replacing lost volume, and revitalizing the skin, as well as modifying and improving the size or shape of any unfavorable facial features.

Plan Your Winter Facelift Procedure Today

If you’ve been considering a facelift to rejuvenate your appearance, don’t put it off any longer. Schedule your consultation now, and use this winter season to relax and recover from your procedure.

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller by contacting his Manhattan, NY plastic surgery clinic today. 

Dr. Philip Miller

Focusing exclusively on the face for more than two decades, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller blends art and science with innovation and skill to provide thousands of patients with impeccable results. He is known for pioneering the NatraLook methodology for rhinoplasty, facelifts, neck lifts, and other cosmetic procedures for the face.

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Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Philip Miller and his team of New York's top rated facial plastic surgery experts provide custom cosmetic treatment plans that include a combination of minimally-invasive techniques and advanced procedures, to help each patient achieve the Aesthetic Confidence® they desire. Our unique NatraFace™ approach to facial rejuvenation includes the following effective procedures:

Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Dr. Miller and Kaylyn Plum, PA-C provide patients with Manhattan's #1 customized care and treatment for smooth, supple skin that brightens the eyes and revitalizes the face. With our NatraFace™ approach, we utilize a combination of effective aesthetic techniques tailored to suit each patient’s needs. We offer:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)

Dr. Miller and his staff of NYC's best aesthetic specialists offer the NatraNose® process, which is a comprehensive range of minimally-invasive and advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking rhinoplasty results, improve nasal function, and meet the patient’s aesthetic goals. Dr. Miller specializes in nose jobs, nose reductions, non-surgical nose jobs, and more: Adjust the links in these sections as follows:

Skin Care Treatments

Widely acclaimed for our broad range of flawless skincare solutions, Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS and his team of aesthetic specialists offer customized skincare treatment plans to achieve healthy, natural-looking results. As part of our NatraLook™ process, the following procedures may be performed individually or in combination with more advanced surgical treatments for optimal rejuvenation.

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