Awake Facelift in
New York

An elegant restoration of youth

Over time the face undergoes a variety of cosmetic changes due to aging, genetics and sun exposure.

  • Loose, hanging skin around the jaw line, also known as jowls.
  • Loss of the clear border along the jaw between face and neck.
  • Excess, hanging skin and fat under the chin and on the neck.
  • Deep creases around the mouth and nose.
  • Drooping mouth corners, making regular facial expressions look sad.

A Facelift can directly address these cosmetic concerns, leaving you with a youthful, refreshed and rejuvenated look, when your daily regimen of creams, serums, or even nonsurgical treatment options don’t seem to make a difference anymore!

A NaturaLyft™ is our signature in-office Facelift performed without general anesthesia. This affords a quicker and more comfortable recovery with less down time.


Incisions are placed in natural creases around the ear and in the hairline, depending on the specific techniques to be used. The underlying muscles and soft tissues of the face are lifted and repositioned (SMAS layer) using a variety of techniques and extra skin is removed to achieve a more youthful, natural look.


Results of a facelift can usually be seen once the surgical area begins to heal. Skin will appear firmer, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. You will also see a more youthful facial contour, as the neck and jawline are much better defined. These results are long-lasting; with most patients enjoying results for many years.

NaturaLyft™ By Dr. Dilip Madnani

  • Ideal for moderate to severe sagging and deep facial creases.
  • Being a facial rejuvenation expert, Dr. Madnani only works on the face. His signature technique NaturaLyft™ allows performing a complete facelift in minimal time using only local anesthesia.
  • Achieves natural-looking results and keeps you looking like yourself but younger, livelier, and more refreshed.
  • Results are permanent and will help you look 10-15 years younger.
  • Performed with local anesthesia or IV sedation which drastically reduces bruising, and swelling, allowing the patient to recover faster. No hospital stay is needed.
  • Our patients are usually considered presentable and “restaurant ready” just 7-10 days after the procedure.
  • Creates a safer alternative for patients with either fear of anesthesia or risk due to other health problems.

Why Choose Dr. Madnani for Facelift?


Dr. Madnani is a Facial Plastic Surgeon who is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

Не received BSc from Brown University and MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Madnani has been working in New York since 2010 and specializes in facial plastic surgery, along with lasers and injectables to improve the shape and lines on the face.

Outside of his private practices, Dr. Madnani is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he volunteers his time teaching residents in training.

Dr. Madnani also travels internationally at least once a year on Medical Missions with Operation International, providing pro-bono services for patients in need.

Dr Madnani also frequently presents his techniques at society medical conferences around the country.

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Facelift FAQ

1. Question: How long does a Facelift last?
Facelift results are permanent in that you’ll always look seven to 10 years younger than if you hadn’t had it done.The procedure ‘resets’ the clock’, but does not stop it. If you compare your features in 10 years from now, you will look a lot better having had the lift than not. Other factors such as skin exposure, skin texture, smoking and your general health all play into how well your lift will last.
2. Question: How long will the procedure take?
Anywhere from one to three hours depending on what is being done.
3. Question: What is the downtime?
Dr. Madnani’s patients are usually considered presentable and ‘restaurant ready’ just 7-10 days after the procedure.
4. Question: When can I return to work?
Your work environment plays a factor in when you are able to return to work but most patients are able to return to work around 5-10 days depending on what procedures are being done.
5. Question: Will I still look like me after the procedure?
Yes! You will look like a more refreshed, younger version of yourself- think from 10-15 years ago.
6. Question: When can I exercise or swim?
By one to two weeks after the procedure, depending on what was performed on you.
7. Question: Do you preform the same type of Facelift on everyone?
No, the procedures are tailored to the face. Like a bespoke suit, the attention to detail determines the final outcome and the details vary between patients.
8. Question: Where are the incisions usually done?
Surgical incisions for facelifts are usually made in the hairline starting at the temples, continuing down around the front of the ears and ending behind the ears.
9. Question: Do you perform Facelifts on someone who has had one before?
Yes, I routinely perform secondary lifts, whether it is a patient that had a prior lift many years ago and wants to keep up their appearance or whether a patient wants an improvement on a recent procedure.

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    Facelift cost starts from $10,000-$25,000+ and may vary depending on the complexity of the procedure required.

    We make it a priority to not overbook our schedules to ensure that each patient is given the adequate time that they deserve. Therefore, to consult with Dr. Madnani, a $350 deposit is required to reserve the consultation. To consult with another Doctor, Patient Coordinator, Physician Assistant, or Nurse, there is a $100 deposit required to schedule. Your deposit will get applied towards any procedure or treatment scheduled with us*.

    *The deposit cannot be applied towards a HydraFacial or towards skincare purchases.


    Dilip D. Madnani, MD FACS

    800 A Fifth Avenue Suite 301
    New York, NY 10065

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    135 Crossways Park Drive Suite 108
    Woodbury, NY 11797

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