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What is a ponytail facelift?

This revolutionary approach to facelift surgery, often referred to as a mini facelift, is a minimally invasive procedure that lifts the skin and underlying muscles, enhancing the cheeks, jawline, and neck. Like pulling back your hair into a tight ponytail, this technique smooths and tightens the skin for a youthful appearance. The procedure involves hidden incisions within the hair follicles, resulting in less visible scarring compared to traditional facelifts.

Who are the ideal candidates?

The Ponytail Facelift is ideal for patients experiencing the initial signs of aging, including saggy cheeks, loss of skin elasticity, and a less defined jawline. Whether you’re a beautiful 54-year-old patient or a gorgeous 67-year-old patient, the procedure can be customized to your unique needs and aesthetic goals.


The Ponytail Facelift offers numerous benefits, making it a popular choice among facial rejuvenation procedures:

Ponytail facelift is minimally invasive

Unlike traditional facelifts, the ponytail facelift is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it involves shorter incisions and less tissue manipulation.

Natural-looking results

The unique technique of the ponytail facelift, which involves lifting the skin, muscles, and tissue from the hairline, results in a natural, youthful appearance.

Reduced scarring

As the incisions are hidden in the hairline and behind the ears, the visible scarring is significantly reduced compared to traditional facelifts.

Shorter recovery time

The minimally invasive nature of the ponytail facelift leads to a shorter recovery period, allowing patients to return to their regular activities sooner.


It’s suitable for a broad range of patients, including those showing early signs of aging or those desiring enhancement without undergoing more extensive surgery.

Improved self-confidence

By restoring a youthful contour to the face and reducing visible signs of aging, the ponytail facelift can greatly boost self-confidence and self-esteem.

Long-lasting results

The results of a ponytail facelift can last many years, depending on the individual’s lifestyle and skin condition.

Remember that every patient is unique, and the benefits can vary from person to person. It's important to discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Saman during your consultation to determine if the ponytail facelift is the right option for you.

What is the procedure for a ponytail facelift in NYC?

The Ponytail Facelift procedure is a modern, minimally invasive approach to facial rejuvenation. It follows a series of carefully executed steps:

Initial consultation

During the first meeting with the surgeon, you will have an in-depth conversation about your aesthetic goals, concerns, and medical history. This is to ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.

Preparation for the ponytail facelift

Once you have been deemed suitable for the ponytail facelift, your surgeon will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions. This might include discontinuing certain medications and maintaining a healthy lifestyle leading up to the surgery.


The surgery usually begins with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.


The surgeon will then make limited incisions along the hairline and behind the ears. This helps hide the incisions within the hair, reducing visible scarring post-surgery.

Lifting and tightening

Through these incisions, the surgeon gently lifts the skin, underlying muscles, and connective tissues. The sagging tissues are pulled upward and secured in a tightened position, similar to how they would look if you pulled your hair back into a tight ponytail.

Excess skin removal

Any excess skin that contributes to an aged appearance is carefully trimmed away.


The incisions are then meticulously sutured closed, preserving the hair follicles to avoid hair loss and further conceal any scarring.


After the procedure, you will be monitored in a recovery area until the anesthesia wears off. Your surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to aid in your healing and recovery at home. This may include guidelines on cleaning the incision areas, taking prescribed medications, and returning to daily activities.

It's important to remember that the exact steps can vary depending on the surgeon's techniques and the patient's individual needs. Always ensure you have a thorough understanding of the procedure during your consultation with your surgeon.

How much does a ponytail facelift cost in NYC?

Ponytail facelift cost

The cost of a ponytail facelift can vary significantly, depending on a variety of factors. These include the specific details of the procedure, the complexity of the individual case, the surgeon’s experience and reputation, and geographical location.

In New York City, one of the epicenters of advanced cosmetic procedures, the cost for a ponytail facelift performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Saman typically ranges between $28,000 and $36,500.

However, it’s important to note that these are general estimates. A consultation with Dr. Saman is the best way to get a more accurate cost estimate tailored to your specific needs and aesthetic goals for this treatment. During the consultation, Dr. Saman will evaluate your facial anatomy, discuss your expectations, and determine the appropriate surgical plan to best meet your objectives. Following this, you will receive a personalized quote for your Ponytail Facelift procedure.

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Meet Dr. Saman, your expert professional surgeon

After having completed his facial plastic surgery training in the US and having performed hundreds of facial rejuvenative surgeries, Dr. Saman elected to undergo additional training at the world-class prestigious Plastic Surgery Academy in Rome, Italy under the direction of master facelift surgeon Dr. Michele Pascali where he further honed his skills in deep plane facelift, neck lift, fox eye and brow lifting as well as eyelid rejuvenation.

What Dr. Saman brings to our patients in New York City is a thoughtful curation of best practices in facelift surgery to ensure a natural and long-lasting result; American standards of safety and sound surgical technique with a European flare of style.

How does a ponytail facelift differ from a regular facelift?

Unlike a traditional facelift, a ponytail facelift requires smaller incisions, results in less visible scarring, and generally has a shorter recovery period. It’s a great option for those looking for significant, natural-looking rejuvenation without undergoing extensive surgery.

Who is a good candidate for a ponytail facelift?

Good candidates for a ponytail facelift are typically patients in their late thirties to sixties who show signs of facial aging such as loose skin, loss of skin elasticity, saggy cheeks, and a less defined jawline. A person consultation with a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Saman, is necessary to determine if this treatment is right for you.

Does a ponytail facelift address neck laxity or double chin?

While a ponytail facelift primarily addresses sagging in the mid to upper face, it can be combined with other procedures such as neck lifts or a chin implant to address excess skin and fat deposits in the neck and chin for a more complete facial rejuvenation.

What is the recovery for a ponytail facelift in New York?

While recovery time can vary from person to person, most patients can return to their normal activities within two weeks. Mild swelling and bruising typically subside within a few days.

How long do the results of a ponytail facelift last?

While individual results may vary, the results of a ponytail facelift are typically long-lasting. It does not stop the hands of time, but it can certainly turn them back, providing a refreshed, younger-looking facial appearance for several years.

Will I have visible scarring after a ponytail facelift?

One of the main advantages of a ponytail facelift is the minimal scarring. The incisions are strategically placed within the hairline and behind the ears to minimize visible scarring.

Is the ponytail facelift procedure painful?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the surgery. Post-surgery discomfort is typically minimal and can be managed with prescribed pain medications.

Are there any complications with a ponytail facelift?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, including infection, excessive bleeding, and poor wound healing. However, these are uncommon, especially when the procedure is performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.

Can a ponytail facelift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, a ponytail facelift can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery, lip lift, or dermal fillers for a more comprehensive result. The surgeon can discuss these options during the initial consultation.

How to get a ponytail facelift consultation with Dr. Saman?

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Saman by calling our clinic directly or booking an appointment online through our website. During this consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your goals and concerns, ask any questions, and determine if a ponytail facelift is right for you.

Why should I choose Dr. Saman for my ponytail facelift?

Dr. Saman is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing ponytail facelifts. He is renowned for his meticulous attention to detail, artistic vision, and personalized care. His expertise ensures that you receive the best possible care and results.