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The aging process results in loosening and banding of the neck skin, appearance of jowls, and redundancy in the folds at the nasolabial line. Facelift surgery by Dr. Scott Wells is tailored for each individual patient to restore the face to the way it was in youth. This is accomplished by tightening the facial muscles and the overlying skin. Above all, particular attention is taken by Dr. Wells to achieve a very natural look.

The choice of incisions is made by Dr. Wells on an individualized basis. Incision sites can be made “in front of the ear” or “behind the ear.” In either case, the lines are well hidden in your natural folds and shadows. Our optimal goal is to achieve a natural rejuvenated look. 

Most patients have minimal swelling and bruising during the first week. Most go out freely with friends within a week and return to work in two weeks. You should be picture ready in four to six weeks. 

In a facelift, the muscles are supported and the skin lifted. The results are generally permanent. That is, the “clock” is moved back, but unfortunately, we cannot stop it from ticking. The usual patient may want another lift 12-15 years later. This is sometimes requested because 12 to 15 more years of aging may bring back some of the problems that were corrected by the original surgery.

A facelift alone may not eliminate all of your wrinkles. Considering this, many patients from laser resurfacing performed by Dr. Scott Wells around the eyes or of the upper lip area where wrinkle lines are prominent and will not be eliminated by a facelift. 

Fat grafting can also be performed by Dr. Wells to fill the folds at the corner of the mouth or below (known as nasolabial folds or marionette lines) is also a common ancillary procedure. In addition, he often uses Botox to soften the crow’s feet, forehead lines, or lines between the eyebrows.

Call Dr. Scott Wells to schedule your face lift consultation at our Park Avenue office in Manhattan, New York City, Long Island or Westchester.

Scott Wells, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Manhattan, New York, NY & Long Island, Great Neck, NY

Welcome to the office of Scott Wells, MD, located at the Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Center in New York, New York. Our professional team of cosmetic care providers is delighted to serve you. Feel free to browse this website to learn more about how we can assist with improving your appearance and feeling more confident in the skin you're in.

At our Park Avenue office in Manhattan, we specialize in delivering a range of plastic surgery options, including Botox injections, lip and breast augmentations, and tummy tucks. We also provide an entire line of skincare products exclusively available to our patients. At Scott Wells, MD, we stand behind providing the highest quality service that our clientele has come to count on in a relaxed environment using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. 

Dr. Scott Wells is a New York City plastic surgeon who received a world-class education from the prominent Johns Hopkins University, as well as training at New York Medical College. Dr. Wells also completed thorough training at various other esteemed institutions, including completing his residency training at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and becoming certified in aesthetic laser surgery at Harvard University. He also acquired supplementary cosmetic medical and surgical training in Beverly Hills.

With more than 20 years of plastic surgery and medical aesthetics experience under his belt, Dr. Wells has developed an international reputation for delivering exemplary plastic surgery results through facelifts, neck lifts, eyelid lifts, and skin re-fabrication. As one of very few surgeons with the distinction of being dually board-certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Scott Wells is also skilled at performing various bodywork procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and body contouring, among other procedures.

In addition to the Park Avenue office, Dr. Wells also practices in Long Island. To learn more about how Dr. Wells can help you achieve your aesthetic needs, call our office to schedule a consultation. 

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Dr. Scott Wells In The Media

  • Town & Country - May 2016

    Without exploration, in fact, few of the latest health and beauty regiments would be marketable...  He considers highly hyped, toxin-cleansing colonics to be as effective as spending a fortune on vitamins.  "There's reality, and then there's what people want to buy into," says Wells, who nonetheless offers the latest cosmetics procedures in his elegant office and was one of the first doctors to offer hand rejuvenation with fillers and lasers. "We're brainwashed into thinking there are magic bullets, simple solutions for every problem."

    Departures - March 2016

    Need a good night's sleep? Or at least look like you had one? Dr. Scott Wells, a New York Plastic Surgeon known for holistic approach to "age management," has developed a 20-minute "nonpeel" Signature Peel that makes your skin look better than a 70-minute facial could.  A set of products for at-home use keeps the effects lasting longer.


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