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Sagging skin and wrinkles can cause your features to lose definition and make you look much older than you feel.

Board-certified surgeon Fredric Newman performs rhytidectomies to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and rejuvenate the contours of your face.

Learn more about how we can transform your appearance with a facelift at our fully accredited surgical center in Darien, CT...

Before and after facelift

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We Are Open - and Practicing Safe Distancing ​How We're Fighting the Spread of COVID-19...

Dr. Newman is working with local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to continue serving patients during the COVID-19 situation. While other practices are closed, Dr. Newman and his team will continue to provide safe, comfortable, world-class care thanks to their private, free-standing surgical facility. Further updates or possible closure will be posted daily.

Has your elective procedure been canceled or postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirusWe are here to help. As the only private surgical facility in the state, we maintain: 

The highest standard of cleanliness and patient care

One of the lowest rate of infection of any facility in the state

Concierge-style care allowing us to serve only one patient at a time

Don't postpone your procedureContact us today. Dr. Newman and his highly trained team are taking every precaution to see patients and perform surgeries in a safe, sterile environment. We meet all government regulations and recommendations by:

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Eliminating wait times and waiting room use

Carefully handling each patient from arrival to departure

Dr. Newman and his team appreciate your flexibility and cooperation, and we look forward to catering to your needs—today. To request your consultation, contact us online or call our practice at (203) 656-9999.

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Most Patients Are Satisfied with Their Results

Learn Why So Many Patients Choose Dr. Newman

Need help choosing a surgeon? Consider that Dr. Newman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Educated at Yale and trained at Harvard Medical School, he has studied with some of the world’s most accomplished surgeons. He was named among “The Top Plastic Surgeons in America” as featured in Castle Connolly’s guide to America’s Top Doctors®, and is considered an authority and innovator in his field. In fact, he was one of the first surgeons to perform liposuction in the United States, and can incorporate the technique into facelift treatment when necessary.

Dr. Newman has been in practice for more than 30 years and has earned a reputation for impeccable work. Many of his patients travel from Fairfield County, other areas of Connecticut, out of state, and from overseas to benefit from his skill and expertise.

To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, practice, contact us online or call us at:

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"Simply the Best" Hear from Our Patients


Kelly K

November, 2019

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Dr. Newman is incredible! His bedside manner is next to none. He is patient, kind and gentle and takes the extra time to explain everything in terms patients understand. I am so thankful to have such a top notch, well respected surgeon I can depend on. Thank you for all you’ve done!

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Silvana Innocenzi

December, 2019

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Dr.Newman is simply the best dr around! He is professional, caring and compassionate. He does not rush your visit, explains everything in detail, his main concern is for you to feel happy and good about yourself.  His office like him are very attentive and professional.  I would highly recommend him

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Peggy's Facial Rejuvenation Story

In order to redefine her high cheekbones and angular jaw, Peggy consulted Dr. Fredric Newman about facial rejuvenation strategies. Despite her initial reservations, her faith in his abilities persuaded her to try his recommendations. 

Considering Treatment after Massive Weight Loss?

Significant weight loss often leaves our Fairfield County patients with excess skin in their face and around their neck. Dr. Newman understands how frustrating it can be to be left with a drooping appearance after working so hard to lose weight.

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He can tailor your treatment to address the unique issues associated with massive weight loss. It may require additional fat removal or other surgical treatments to achieve the desired results.

Why Choose a Facelift?

Other Procedures Cannot Offer the Same Dramatic Results

If your goal is to completely rejuvenate your features, there is no surgical substitute for facial plastic surgery. Using facelift surgery, Dr. Newman can provide substantial changes to all aspects of your face, specifically sagging jowls and nasolabial folds.

In addition, he can perform other treatments at the same time to address specific problem areas. Some popular procedures used to complement this treatment include blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, and forehead lift.

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Different Types Target Various Concerns

No two facelift procedures are the same, but there are two general types of lifts Dr. Newman performs at our Fairfield County surgical center. A full facelift can address the entire face and neck. It can restore definition to the cheekbones and jawline, and tighten tissues in the neck. A mini facelift, sometimes called a mid facelift, focuses on the cheekbones and jowls. In some cases, liposuction may be incorporated into the procedure to remove fat deposits under the chin. Both techniques can incorporate a forehead lift and blepharoplasty for more comprehensive results.

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Eugenia T.

July 12, 2019

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This is my second surgery with Dr. Newman. Dr. Newman made me feel so comfortable, he really listened to me and made great recommendations. The outcome surpassed my expectations. The surgery center and staff were professional and supportive. I was never nervous about my procedure and am very happy with the results! Everything was explained very thoroughly so I knew exactly what to expect before and after.

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Nancy Hall Hamilla

January, 2019

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I’ve been coming to Dr.Newman for about 10 years now and he truly is THE BEST PLASTIC SURGEON IN AMERICA. He is excellent in his profession and actually cares about his patients. I love how he updates me on whats newest in the field but does not ever push treatments, he educates. His work has been beautiful and I’m pleased with the results after every visit. He is my anti-aging secret!

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Take a Look at What Happens during Treatment

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Dr. Newman was one of the first surgeons to perform liposuction in the United States. He can incorporate liposuction into your surgical plan when necessary to further sculpt and reshape your features. In addition, he can use advanced techniques to minimize scarring for a more natural-looking result.

Dr. Newman serves patients from Fairfield County, throughout Connecticut, other states, and overseas. To schedule a consultative appointment at our Darien practice, contact us online or call us at: 

        (203) 656-9999

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What to Expect during a Facelift

Some of our patients do not need or want a full facelift and opt for a mid-facelift, also known as a mini facelift. Depending on the level of modification needed, a facelift can take anywhere from two to four hours. Dr. Newman sometimes will perform complementary treatments such as blepharoplasty and laser resurfacing of the skin of the face.

Administer Anesthesia

Before beginning, our team will administer anesthesia to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. Once you have been made comfortable with a light, safe level of general anesthesia, Dr. Newman will inject the area with local anesthesia. This approach minimizes the amount of general anesthesia that is necessary.

Create Incisions

Next, he will carefully place incisions in predetermined locations. During a full facelift, he will create incisions in the hairline near the temples, continuing down the crease in front of the ear and extending behind the ear. Dr. Newman may also make a small incision beneath your chin in order to properly address signs of aging on the neck.

Reshape Tissue

Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Newman may remove excess tissue, tighten the underlying muscles and other tissues, and reposition your skin for the most natural look.

Close Incisions

Finally, Dr. Newman closes the incisions with stitches and he will also apply comfortable bandages.

The Recovery Period: What to Expect

This is an outpatient surgery, meaning you can return to your home or hotel the day of surgical treatment. You will typically require one to two weeks of downtime, with full recovery occurring about six weeks to three months after treatment.

Discomfort, Swelling, and Bruising

After surgical treatment, you may experience temporary side effects such as tenderness, redness, swelling, and bruising of the skin, although discomfort is usually minimal. Any pain can be relieved through medication prescribed by the surgeon. Fortunately, within a few weeks, the results have usually met the patient’s expectations. If necessary, the surgeon can provide makeup to hide bruising that may remain slightly longer.


You are likely to experience some numbness in the skin; this fades in the following few weeks or, in rare cases, months. Dr. Newman will recommend that you relax and limit your movement for the first few days after facelift surgery.

Post-operative Appointments

In order to check on your healing, Dr. Newman will schedule a few post-operative appointments at our plastic surgery center in Darien. Though most of the stitches come out after five days or so, the stitches or clips above the hairline may remain in a few days longer.

Returning to Work

Most patients are able to return to work and resume normal activities in 10 to 14 days.

Exercise Restrictions

Most activities and light exercise can be resumed about a month after your surgical treatment, but you should wait until your surgeon determines that these actions are safe to resume.

Full Results

Patients are typically able to see the full results of a facelift three to six months after surgical treatment, when the swelling and bruising have faded. After a few weeks, you should notice a dramatic reduction in sagging jowls, excess skin, wrinkles, and fat deposits throughout your face.

Your Results

Although a facelift cannot stop the aging process, the results are transformative. You will always look more rejuvenated and younger than your actual age, but it is important to understand that you may need to revise your results over a long period of time.

Will I Experience Scarring?

Each facial cosmetic surgery at our Darien practice is customized to your goals so that you can feel confident and proud of your results. Still, there will be some scarring. However, Dr. Newman will carefully place all your incisions as discreetly as possible. He will also provide instructions for caring for your incision sites to help scars fade and remain as inconspicuous as possible.

How Should I Care for My Skin?

Unlike the results produced with many non-surgical treatments, the results of your rhytidectomy are typically long-lasting. You can prolong the results of treatment by using sun protection, wearing a hat when outdoors, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and abstaining from tobacco use. It is also best to avoid consuming alcohol and sitting in steam baths or saunas for at least a few months.

"10/10 experience, and 5 stars all around  for Dr. Fredric Newman and the team!!"


Danielle V.

December 18, 2019

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Dr. Fredric Newman was great. He really helped with my services and also answered all of my questions in detail. I would highly recommend this The Aesthetic Center Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa and Dr. Fredric Newman to any friend, family member, acquaintance and everyone else. 10/10 experience, and 5 stars all around for Dr. Fredric Newman and the team!!

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Emma Mary

February, 2020

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I had a great experience with Dr. Newman! I am glad I chose Dr. Newman for my surgery, he and the nurses were amazing, and took care of me. Everyone in the office greeted me with warm welcomes! Even the follow ups afterward made me feel cared for and important. Definitely would recommend coming here!

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Dramatic & Natural-Looking Effects

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Dr. Newman helped this patient achieve natural-looking rejuvenation using techniques steeped in advanced training, experience, and compassion.​ 
Dr. Newman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. 

Kelly's Life after Facelift

Our fully accredited surgical center is significantly more economical than undergoing surgery in a third-party facility.

Are There Risks
Involved with This Treatment?

All surgeries involve a degree of risk. There is a risk of infection, nerve damage, and unsatisfactory results. However, you can minimize these risks by trusting your care to a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Newman is board-certified and uses the most advanced technologies and surgical techniques to help prevent these issues and ensure your safety. He performs all surgeries in a private surgical suite that meets today's most stringent safety standards.

Swelling and fluid retention can occur after the treatment, but these effects will fade over time. Dr. Newman provides detailed instructions and schedules follow-up visits to ensure a successful recovery.

Stunning Outcomes

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For the right candidates, a facelift can provide attractive and natural-looking rejuvenation.

Our Patient Reviews



October, 2019

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I had an awesome experience with Dr. Newman. My surgery came out amazing and I still can not believe the difference he made in my life. I recommend Dr. Newman to anyone looking to get plastic surgery and I am pleased I found him. Choose Dr. Newman if you want a good well done.

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alanna miele

October, 2019

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Beginning to end, Dr. Newman and his staff were knowledgeable, informative and comforting. Dr. Newman demonstrated genuine concern for what I wanted to address in my appearance and performed my rhinoplasty to fit my desires. I’ve received numerous compliments and my nose still remains natural looking. Thank you so much to this great practice!

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Costs Vary
from Patient to Patient

The cost of rhytidectomy treatment can vary dramatically depending on the complexity of your treatment, your surgeon's fees, and other expenses such as anesthesia and facility fees. Cost is a very serious consideration and Dr. Newman can provide you with an estimate for the price of treatment, as well as financing options that can place it comfortably within your budget.

To learn how much treatment will cost in your case, schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, practice in Fairfield County. Contact us online or call us at:

(203) 656-9999

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Factors that Affect Cost

The term “facelift” actually refers to a variety of surgical treatments that can be performed alone or in combination to meet a patient’s unique needs. A mini facelift is intended to lift sagging jowls and provide more definition in the jaw. A brow lift targets the upper third of the face. A mid facelift treats the area surrounding the mouth, nose, and eyes. A full facelift can combine aspects of all of these procedures, including a neck lift to rejuvenate the area between the chin and collar. The more comprehensive your procedure is, the higher the overall cost.

Dr. Newman completely customizes each surgical plan. A larger treatment area will result in more time spent in the operating room, which in turn, increases your surgical costs. Meanwhile, secondary and revisional treatments are more expensive than initial surgeries because they are more complex.

In addition to the extent of the treatment you desire, the cost also depends on:

Weighing Surgeons’ Costs

If you are considering plastic surgery for the face, this is not the time to go bargain hunting. Rather than basing your decision on cost alone, you should consider your surgeon’s credentials and experience. Choosing a surgeon who is skilled in facial cosmetic surgery reduces the risk of dissatisfaction with your results. Remember: revisional and secondary surgeries always cost more than the initial procedure.

Dr. Newman has been practicing for decades and has undergone extensive training with some of the most important innovators in his field. He also remains committed to ongoing education in order to master the latest and most effective surgical techniques. Meanwhile, as part of our commitment to exceptional care, patients are assigned their own registered nurse to oversee their recovery in a private and comfortably furnished room.

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Our fully accredited surgical center is significantly more economical than undergoing surgical treatment in a third-party facility.

Financing Options

A Facelift Is Possible on Any Budget

You should never compromise your cosmetic goals in the interest of saving money, so our Darien, CT, plastic surgery practice offers flexible financing options.

Because this treatment is performed solely for cosmetic reasons, it is not covered by insurance. However, we feel that treatment cost should never be prohibitive and that you should never compromise your goals as a cost-cutting measure. Our financing options place the results you desire within your reach. CareCredit® and Comprehensive Finance are low-interest payment options that can reduce your total treatment cost into manageable monthly payments. We can fully explain these options during a consultation and help you apply, if needed.

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Choosing the Right Surgeon
Can Help You Achieve the Best Results

We recommend spending plenty of time researching before choosing a surgeon. If you have decided to pursue facial plastic surgery, you have the power to maximize the likelihood of achieving excellent results by choosing a facelift surgeon with the right credentials and experience.

Schedule a consultation at our Darien practice to find out if Dr. Newman is the right surgeon for you. Contact us online or call us at:

(203) 656-9999

Questions to Ask
Your Facelift Surgeon

A consultation is a crucial step in evaluating a plastic surgeon. This meeting gives you the opportunity to evaluate the doctor's demeanor, communication skills, and credentials. Key questions to ask your surgeon include:

Are You Board Certified?

Doctors certified by organizations such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery have completed a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation. It is important to choose a board-certified surgeon. While board certification is by no means a guarantee of perfection, it certainly denotes experience and a dedication to training, ethics, and continuing education.

How Often Do You Perform Facelift Surgery?

In addition to being board-certified, your cosmetic surgeon should perform facelift surgery frequently. You should also ask to see photos and testimonials by the doctor's patients. This information can provide valuable insight regarding the surgeon's skill and track record.

How Often Do You Have to Perform Revision Surgery?

No surgeon is capable of perfection, but a select few are capable of providing consistently outstanding results. You have every right to ask how often a surgeon must revise his or her own work, and to ask why these revisions were necessary.

Can You Explain Your Approach to Facelift Surgery?

There is more than one way to perform a facelift, and every patient has different needs. Your doctor should spend time discussing your concerns and goals. He or she should also offer an individualized recommendation with a clear explanation of the treatment plan. While this surgical treatment involves many highly technical aspects, an excellent surgeon can explain his or her approach in simple, accessible terms.

"Dr. Newman made me feel AMAZING!"


Teresa Deering

June, 2019

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Dr Newman was everything I hoped he would be. He put me at ease and explained everything about my procedure making sure I understood the surgery and  healing  time. His office staff were very kind and helpful always. He is a very practiced and compassionate physician.  I would recommend Dr Newman to my friends and family in a heart beat.

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Iris Rodriguez

September, 2019

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Dr. Newman made me feel very comfortable and he is very kind and listens and takes his time with me. I wanted to do this for a while but couldn't find the right doctor. Dr. Newman made me feel AMAZING and helped me gain my confidence back!

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Dr. Fredric Newman

Dr. Fredric Newman MD, FACS

Dr. Fredric Newman's extensive training and experience in plastic surgery began at Yale College, and he completed his general surgical training at Harvard Medical School. He has performed thousands of procedures during his career and is affiliated with a number of top-tier universities and professional associations, including:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, plastic surgery center, contact us online, or call our office (203) 656-9999

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Dr. Newman listened but he also educated me. In addition to his results, it really came down to the confidence that he instilled in me. - Kim, Actual Patient

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