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What is a Ponytail Facelift?

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A beautiful young woman with a long ponytail

Women have known for years that pulling their hair back into a ponytail can have the effect of a temporary self-made facelift. The skin gets pulled tight across the forehead and cheeks and gives an appearance of youthfulness. But, of course, it’s temporary, and it only works in some cases. 

However, rather than going with a traditional facelift, plastic surgeons have created a new procedure with long-lasting results. The ponytail facelift. It is a facelift technique that reduces the signs of aging, leaves little-to-no visible scars because of the very small incisions, and is remarkably effective facelift surgery.

What is a Ponytail Lift?

A ponytail facelift essentially accomplishes what women have been accomplishing temporarily with their ponytails. Incisions are made high on the face, just in front of the ear and above the hairline. The board-certified plastic surgeons then pull the ligaments that lie underneath the skin to reduce sagging

The thing that makes a ponytail facelift different from a traditional facelift is that the incisions are not necessarily right next to the area that you’re trying to tighten. Hiding the incisions above the hairline makes them much more discrete and less likely to be seen by anyone, even if they’re looking for scars. Even pulling your hair back into an up-do or a ponytail will still conceal the incisions and scars from a ponytail facelift. 

What Makes a Ponytail Facelift Different?

For starters, there’s much less visible scarring, but even though we already mentioned that it’s important enough that we reiterate it. This is one of the most seamless plastic surgeries you can have.

Ponytail facelifts don’t leave you with a windswept look, or the permanent look of surprise. The skin is not pulled in a horizontal direction, so you don’t look like you’ve got the wind blowing straight in your face. And there are no screws for suspending the facial tissue and skin, so no look of constant surprise, either. 

It is also minimally invasive. Of facelifts, the ponytail facelift is one of the quickest to recover from. The incisions are small and treatments are minimal. Despite the small cuts and pulls, Dr. Jacono can create fabulous results. 

Dr. Jacono is a sculptor of faces. He is not merely tugging skin, stitching you up, and calling it a day. With every person who comes through the door, Dr. Jacono wants to find the best cosmetic procedure to make that person look great–permanently. He uses skill, finesse, and even a raw talent that he possesses to artfully turn you into the best version of yourself. 

Schedule your ponytail facelift consultation with Dr. Jacono

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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