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Facelift in Fairfield County, CT

Learn more about how Dr. Newman can transform your appearance with a facelift at our fully accredited surgical center in Fairfield County, CT.

Sagging skin and wrinkles can cause your features to lose definition and make you look much older than you feel. Board-certified Connecticut plastic surgeon Fredric Newman performs rhytidectomies to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and rejuvenate the contours of your face.

What is a Facelift?

As we age, our faces change shape, growing more rectangular as gravity tugs on the skin and jowls. Facelifts restore a more youthful, oval-shaped facial appearance by tightening the muscles and skin.

A facelift involves making careful incisions that allow Dr. Newman to tighten the skin and underlying musculature in the face. Once recovery is complete, patients notice reductions in wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, turkey neck, and other common signs of facial aging.

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The Newman Difference

Depending on your situation, your personalized Fairfield County facelift focuses specifically on the signs of aging bothering you the most.

The Newman Difference

  • Minimally invasive
  • The most advanced surgical techniques
  • Personalized surgical plan for your face
  • Less dissection
  • Smaller incisions
  • Dual plane facelift
  • Private recovery space
  • Dedicated surgical facility
  • Dedicated surgery schedules
  • Specialized team with years of teamwork
  • Aftercare program for one year post-surgery


  • Natural-looking results
  • Faster recovery times
  • Hidden scar placement
  • Less scarring
  • Less tissue damage
  • Fewer complications
  • No “windblown” or “tight” looks
  • Never had a facial nerve injury in 30+ years

Dr. Newman’s decades of experience, combined with his knowledge of the latest techniques and technological innovations, provide you with the perfect combination of expertise, care, and innovation. We call it “The Newman Difference.”

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 a facelift Fairfield County plastic surgeon 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 and laser skin resurfacing, as well as rhinoplasty and forehead lifts.

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A Facelift Can Target Many Signs Of Aging

Deep Wrinkles

Facelift surgery can improve the appearance of creases and deep lines.


Another common condition addressed with this surgical treatment is loose skin beneath the chin.

Platysmal Bands

Commonly referred to as a "turkey neck," these bands can be addressed using a lower facelift.

Crow's Feet

Wrinkles around the eye area can be minimized with a rhytidectomy.

Diminished Definition

Surgery can restore youthful definition to the jawline and cheekbones.

Excess Skin

Surgery is the only effective way to correct loose, sagging skin.

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Considering Treatment After Massive Weight Loss?

Significant weight loss often leaves people 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.

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.

Most Patients Are Satisfied With Their Results

*According to the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A Facelift Has Far-Reaching Effects

Rejuvenate Your Appearance

This procedure, also known as a rhytidectomy, combats the effects of aging on all fronts. It can remove fat deposits, tighten muscles, and smooth the skin.

Refine Facial Features

By tightening the underlying facial muscles, Dr. Newman can also refine the contours of your face for restored definition and a more youthful look.

Raise Your Self-Esteem

When you are satisfied with the appearance of your visage, your confidence can reach exciting new heights. This boost in self-esteem can benefit virtually every aspect of your life.

We invite you to explore our gallery of outstanding facelift patient results.

Our Most Viewed Cases

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Dr. Newman's Distinguished Affiliations

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Learn Why So Many Patients Choose Dr. Newman

Dr. Fredric Newman Private Surgical Suite

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, out of state, and from overseas to benefit from his skill and expertise. To schedule a consultation at our Fairfield County, CT, practice, contact us online or call us at: (203) 656-9999

Good Candidates for Surgical Treatment

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While this surgical treatment offers an effective way to improve your appearance, generate a more youthful look, and give you the boost of confidence you desire, candidates must meet certain criteria. During a private appointment, Dr. Newman will discuss your questions, concerns, and goals to help you decide which technique will help you achieve the desired results. He can also explain what can and cannot be accomplished and what patients should expect from treatment. In order to confirm your eligibility, he will look at several factors during your appointment at our Fairfield County practice:

Desired Results

Facelifts are intended to address more significant concerns and signs of aging.

Your Age

Typical candidates are men and women over the age of 40.


As with any surgical treatment, you must be healthy enough to safely undergo the procedure.

Skin Elasticity

To achieve optimal results, a patient’s skin must have a certain degree of elasticity.

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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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.

Take A Look at What Happens During Treatment

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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 Fairfield County. Though most of the stitches come out after five days or so, the stitches or clips above the hairline may remain 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.

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Maintaining 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?

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Each facial cosmetic surgery at our Fairfield County 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 much does a facelift cost?

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 Fairfield County, CT, practice in Fairfield County. Contact us online or call us at: (203) 656-9999

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.

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.

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

How Should I Care for My Skin?

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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.

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Book A Consultation With A World-Renowned Facelift Expert

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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, the New York area, other states, and overseas. To schedule a consultative appointment at our Fairfield County practice, contact us online or call us at: (203) 656-9999

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We Are Open - And Practicing Safe Distancing

How We're Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

What are your COVID-19 protocols?

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 coronavirus? We 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 rates of infection of any facility in the state
  • Concierge-style care allows us to serve only one patient at a time

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

  • Video chat and Skype consults available
  • 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.

Read our patient reviews

Dr. Newman is a caring and passionate board-certified Fairfield County plastic surgeon with decades of experience delivering beautiful facelift results. He schedules his surgeries to ensure he has plenty of time to focus on your procedure. This allows him to focus on your face, minimize the potential for complications, and deliver a look you will love. Here are stories from real patients who have received facial rejuvenation from Dr. Newman over the years.

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.

“Dr. Fredric Newman was great. He really helped with my services and also answered all of my questions in detail. I would highly recommend 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!!”

— Danielle V. | December 18, 2019

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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!”

—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!”

— Vanessa P, Google

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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.”

—Emily | 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!”

—Alanna Miele | October, 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."

—Teresa Deering |June, 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!"

—Iris Rodriguez | September, 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."

—Eugenia T. | July 12, 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!"

—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!”

—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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Kelly's Life After Facelift

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Facelift FAQs

Dr. Newman helped this patient achieve natural-looking rejuvenation using techniques steeped in advanced training, experience, and compassion. For the right candidates, a facelift can provide attractive and natural-looking rejuvenation. Dr. Newman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

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.

A facelift is possible on any budget. You should never compromise your cosmetic goals in the interest of saving money, so our Fairfield County 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. PatientNow 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.

Choosing the right surgeon can help you achieve the best results

Fredric Newman, MD, FACS

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 Fairfield County practice to find out if Dr. Newman is the right surgeon for you. Contact us online or call us at: (203) 656-9999

Fairfield County Plastic Surgeon Dr. Fredric Newman


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.

Dr. Newman and his team will continue to provide safe, comfortable, world-class care thanks to their private, free-standing surgical facility. We are here to help you get answers to your questions, plan appointments safely and securely, and eliminate wait times. Consultation over video chat and Skype are available. Schedule your consult today.

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