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Does plastic surgery change your face?

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A young woman who is surrounded by pictures of parts of her face as an older woman.

As you can see by the before and after pictures that Dr. Jacono has on this site, plastic surgery face changes can be dramatic and life-changing. When it comes to how to drastically change your appearance, plastic surgery can do wonders. 

It might not be able to give you an entirely new face (although it can come close!) but it can definitely de-age you and make you into a more beautiful version of yourself, the pretty face that has been hiding inside and waiting to come out. It is hard to understate the change that plastic surgery can have on the face of someone who is determined to radically transform themselves in the hands of an expert plastic surgeon. 

Because make no mistake: plastic surgery is not a makeup routine, not red lipstick. It is not changing your face in the way that cutting your hair to frame your face is going to reduce the signs of aging. That approach may be good for some, but it’s as temporary as your haircut, and the wrinkles and sagging on your face will remain, no matter how cute your hairstyle is. Long hair, short hair, colored hair–they’re not going to do the same that facial plastic surgery will. 

What plastic surgery changes your face the most?

A traditional facelift changes your face more than less invasive procedures such as a ponytail lift or a brow lift. A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that can change your face shape by removing or reshaping the excess fat and tissue under the skin. The doctor, who is part cosmetic surgeon and part sculptor and artist, is creating a new you. 

Of course, this is only to the extent that you want to change. Cosmetic procedures are not something to take lightly and getting a facelift or any cosmetic surgery is a big step that you’re going to be living with for years. So you want to be sure that, number one, you’re getting the right reshaping that you want and, number two, that you have the utmost confidence in your plastic surgeon. 

A facelift is technically a semi-permanent procedure, but only in the sense that a facelift will last around a decade or so–sometimes longer, sometimes a little shorter. So when you make the decision to have cosmetic surgery, you want to make sure that you’re getting the look that you want. 

Now, how to make yourself look unrecognizable? That’s an entirely different kettle of fish. A facelift that changes your entire look may seem like something out of a spy movie, but it’s very true that a skilled plastic surgeon can, with the proper tools and time, make your face into a different face. 

Not many people want such a drastic change, but if you do, and you’ve got an expert surgeon like Dr. Jacono, you can do so much more than just shaping up the sags in your face and neck. You can become a different you. 

How Much Will Facial Plastic Surgery Change Your Life?

Love it or hate it, we live in a world where so much depends on the version of ourselves that we put forward into the world. Just as you wouldn’t go into a job interview missing a tooth or go to a party with a bright red stain on your beautiful white designer dress, appearances are going to get you places in this world that you can’t get without a little help.

It’s often said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the truth is that judging books is EXACTLY the reason why publishers invest so much money into beautiful covers on their books. They know that, if you’re perusing the shelves at a store and you see two books, you’re going to pick up the one with the cover that appeals to you more. 

Maybe the world is shallow, and maybe people aren’t seeing the real person underneath, but this principle applies to all of us as well. Beautiful people get the interviews, get the jobs, get the promotions. Beautiful people get the dates, get the marriage proposals, and get their pick of suitors. We DO judge books by their covers, so why not make your “cover” the best it can be? 

How much does a face change cost?

It’s hard to put a number on what facial plastic surgery costs, because there are so many different procedures, and even in the same procedure, the doctor will be doing different techniques with different patients. Again, a plastic surgeon is part artist, and it’s only when you get a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Jacono that you will be able to know what is required, what the goals are, and ultimately how much it will cost. 

Generally speaking, facial plastic surgery can range between $10,000 and $40,000 per procedure. That’s an enormous range, obviously, so you should wait until you get your consultation with the doctor to get the answers you’re looking for. 

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Dr. Andrew Jacono

Dr. Andrew Jacono, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Dual Board Certified, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a thriving practice on Long Island’s Gold Coast and in Manhattan on Park Avenue.

Dr. Jacono specializes in reconstructive surgery, specifically facelifts, rhinoplasties and eyelid lifts with flawless, yet natural results. He’s internationally recognized for his innovative non-surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques. As Director of the New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Jacono's expertise attracts a wide range of clientele, from prominent celebrities to everyday individuals seeking various enhancements. He is also sought-after for his expert opinion as a lecturer and presenter. Dr. Jacono has presented his innovative techniques at leading universities in the US, and has conducted live surgery at over 100 global plastic surgery meetings and symposiums across multiple countries and organizations.

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