About Dr. Lloyd Hoffman
The main focus of our Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in New York practice is the complete satisfaction of all of our patients. Every effort is made to ensure that our patients make well-informed choices and achieve the best results possible, all within a comfortable and confidential setting.
Our number-one priority is providing each patient with individual attention, safe care, and beautiful, natural results. We believe in giving patients objective information and honest opinions so they can make informed decisions. [read more about Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery]
Frequently Asked Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Questions
Dr. Lloyd Hoffman, a Manhattan, NYC top Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon has compiled some of the most frequently asked Plastic Surgery questions from patients ranging from topics such as facelift plastic surgery, MACS facelift, tummy tuck, and other cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. We invite you to explore our website and to contact Dr. Hoffman if you have any questions.
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
What are some of the benefits of Cosmetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery?
Patients who undergo Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in New York can look forward to gaining self-confidence and a sense of well-being from looking, feeling and functioning at their best. For those who wish to enhance their appearance, today's cosmetic procedures offer the opportunity to sculpt physical features and improve self-esteem. Reconstructive procedures can correct a wide range of physical abnormalities caused by accidents, disease and congenital defects, helping patients to enjoy full and normal lives.
Face Lift or Facial Plastic Surgery
causes our skin to age?
Over time, the relentless affects of gravity changes the
appearance of our face. Skin stretches and droops resulting
in excess skin of the jaw and neck. A New York, NYC Facelift
helps restore the look of your youth by selectively canceling
out those features which signify age. The cheeks are elevated,
folds are flattened, jowls tightened, and the neck is re-draped.
Your appearance is not replaced, but your younger appearance
Is there only one type of
No. There are several variations of Facelift.
were popular many years ago and are still used in select
situations. Intermediate depth face lifts achieve a lift
at deeper levels. Deep plane facelifts strive to achieve
these changes just above the bones of the face. After a
thorough evaluation by Top Facelift
Specialist Dr. Hoffman, the technique that is best for you
will be selected. [read
more about Facelift]
What type of anesthesia is
used during a Facelift?
Dr. Hoffman usually performs these Facelift
procedures under local anesthesia with sedation by a board
certified anesthesiologist of his choosing
Where will my incisions be placed
and what can I expect during my Facelift recovery?
Face Lift incisions are designed to become nearly unperceivable;
just in front of the ear and wrapped around to the hairline
of the neck. The following day, the dressings are removed.
Sutures are removed over a period of days as you heal. The
amount of swelling experienced varies, but you may resume
most normal activities within two weeks. After three weeks
most of the postoperative signs of Facelift
surgery will resolve.
What causes our neck to look
As we age, gravity and fluctuations in weight can cause
our neck to develop excess fat and a looser, less defined
jaw-line. A neck
sometimes referred to as a mini-Facelift
or neck contouring, is a long lasting solution that can
help create a youthful, more defined and attractive jaw-line.
However, it’s important to know that a neck
lift will not treat an aging face, which may require
What is involved in a Neck
typically is a combination of fat
removal with liposuction
tightening. The procedure can last anywhere between
45 minutes to three hours, depending on the situation. There
is minimal downtime after surgery. Most patients can return
to work and normal activities within 3 – 7 days. Final results
are long lasting and can be visible after swelling has completely
diminished (4 – 6 months).
Are there alternative procedures
to a Neck Lift?
For a select group of older patients, a direct excision
of the ‘waddle’, may be a good alternative. This can be
accomplished with local anesthesia and minimal down time.
Implant - Chin
What is the benefit of Chin Augmentation?
implants or chin
augmentation is a commonly requested procedure.
The chin is an important reference point in relationship
to the rest of the facial features such as the neck, nose,
lips, and forehead. In-fact, a Chin
implants can significantly strengthen facial features,
enhance the profile of the face, and create better overall
How do I select which Chin Implant
is right for me?
There are a variety of
Chin implant materials to consider, and Dr. Hoffman
can help guide you through understanding your selection.
There are also two methods for performing this procedure.
Patients can choose to have the Chin
inserted either through an incision beneath the chin or
inside the mouth, below the lip. The latter option is a
good option to consider because it avoids visible scaring.
Why is the MACS Facelift
I believe that the MACS
patients are the happiest patients we see. Usually, these
patients have thought a lot about what bothers them about
the facial aging process. It generally comes down to the
jowls and the hanging neck. They enter the office with some
trepidation; their fears center around “not wanting to look
different”, being pulled too tightly, downtime and anesthesia.
We spend a great deal of time discussing these and other
In over 20 years of surgical practice, I have never been
excited as I now am with the Facelift.
technique addresses the primary concern that most women
(and men) have in terms of avoiding that windswept pulled
look. This elegant, yet simple Facelift
procedure was developed by Drs. Tonnard and Verpaele in
Belgium. In essence, it is a short scar technique,
with an upward pull, and minimal undermining of
What are the benefits of the MACS
compared to a traditional Facelift?
The short scar technique allows for a temporal hairline
incision, which continues into the ear. It is hidden and
does not extend behind the ear, so patients can generally
wear their hair pulled back. The upward pull, as opposed
to up and back, is more natural, as it counteracts the effects
of gravity. There is less lifting up of the skin compared
to traditional lifts. Once this patch of skin is elevated,
the tissue underneath is tightened with purse string sutures,
in order to provide long lasting results.
What can I expect during the MACS
Facelift is performed under local anesthesia with sedation
or general anesthesia, whichever the patient prefers. The
operation is an out patient procedure, which takes about
two and one half hours to perform. Patients are generally
bruised and swollen for 1 to 2 weeks. The potential complications
of bleeding and infection are extremely rare.
What are patients saying about the
Patients tend to be referred by friends and family members
who have had the Facelift
plastic surgery procedure. They are very satisfied and enthusiastic
about the ‘natural look’, the quick recovery and local anesthesia.
This has revolutionized my practice by providing a superior
cosmetic surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation.
Several so called non invasive techniques have been recently
marketed, such as barbed sutures, lasers and filling materials.
They sound appealing because of the minimal down time and
immediate results. However, they can never duplicate quality
and longevity of a MACS Facelift.