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Oren Friedman, MD

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon located in Philadelphia, PA & Radnor, PA

There’s no better way to rejuvenate your appearance than with a facelift. Oren Friedman, MD, provides his patients with world-class facelifts at Dr. Oren Friedman Plastic Surgery. To learn more about why Dr. Friedman is sought after as a top facelift surgeon, and to learn about his innovative techniques and exceptional results, schedule a visit today at Dr. Oren Friedman Facial Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can book your consultation by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.

Facelift Q & A



Why do I look so much older than I feel?

Patients commonly ask plastic surgeons, “why do I look so old” or “who is that person looking back at me in the mirror?”. Life passes us by very quickly. We are so busy getting through our daily grind that we hardly have time to care for ourselves.

While we are busy shuttling others to events, answering texts and emails, working, and planning, we don’t take proper time to care for our own needs. Until one day, we stop and look more closely, and we wonder what happened to our youth. Facial aging has taken its toll, and we are shocked at what we see.

Two fundamental factors are responsible for facial aging: first, our facial muscles droop due to gravity, and second, there is a loss of tightness, volume, and thickness of our facial skin and soft tissues. Sagginess along the jawline and neck, hollowness in the upper cheek regions and under the eyes, and thinning of facial fullness replace our once youthful appearance.

These changes combine to give us a tired, older, and sometimes sad appearance that does not genuinely reflect how we feel inside. The great news is, all of these facial aging changes can be improved upon in a very natural way with non-surgical, minimally invasive, and surgical procedures.

What can I do to look refreshed?

If you have jowls, deep nasolabial folds, excess neck skin looseness (turkey neck, turkey gobbler, turkey wattle), flattening and hollowing of the cheeks, downward turning of the mouth corner, or drooping and sunken eyelids, Dr. Oren Friedman, a top plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, can provide your solution.

Dr. Friedman’s attention to detail and holistic approach to your health and wellness provide you with unrivaled care and facial rejuvenation results. 

I don’t want surgery, what can you do for me?

Dr. Friedman is recognized for providing you with smoother, more vibrant skin - he is an expert at maximizing your facial rejuvenation outcomes while minimizing risk and downtime.

During your consultation with Dr.Friedman, he will review with you what he sees through his highly attuned and trained aesthetic eye, where you are aging most and what stands out as a detractor from your youthful appearance.

He and his team of outstanding and compassionate expert assistants will build a program to match your specific needs. They do this through high-tech analysis and years of unparalleled experience in providing patients with the best minimally invasive skin care and surgical options to meet the patient’s specific needs and expectations.

Many patients are surprised and thrilled to learn how much improvement may be achieved without surgery.

Dr. Friedman is sought after for his delicate artistry and unrivaled outcomes through non-surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures, including Botox, Fillers, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Dermabrasion, Microneedling, and other non-surgical rejuvenation strategies. 

Why would I need a facelift?

As you age, the skin on your face can go through changes that affect your appearance. The natural elasticity of your skin wears down over time, leading to wrinkles, jowls along your jawline, and deep creases between your nose and the corners of your mouth. If you smoke cigarettes or spend a significant amount of time in the sun, you might also have developed marionette lines, which are tiny lines around your mouth. 

Facelifts are most common in patients between the ages of 40 and 80 and can be done alone or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures.

Dr. Friedman takes a minimally-invasive and maximally-effective approach that ensures rapid recovery and exceptional results. He uses the most advanced techniques to produce a natural-looking appearance that he tailors to your specific needs, preferences, and facial features.

You can explore whether you are a candidate for facial rejuvenation procedures and learn why Dr. Oren Friedman, a premier facial plastic surgeon, provides among the best facelift Philadelphia has to offer. Come meet Dr. Oren Friedman and learn about Philadelphia’s best facelift.

What is a facelift?

Facelift surgery lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a naturally youthful facial appearance. It is often said that a facelift “turns back the clock” and helps you look like a younger and better version of yourself. Facial wrinkles, sagging neck, and face skin can all be effectively removed with facelift surgery, helping you to look your best.

Expert Philadelphia facelift surgeon Dr. Oren Friedman is sought after as a top facelift surgeon because he is highly skilled and experienced, and because he is committed to natural facelift results. If you have less extensive facial aging changes, you may do well with a mini-facelift, which may be performed in the office setting under local anesthesia. 

Ask Dr. Friedman about your natural facial rejuvenation options that best suit your needs. 

During a facelift, loose skin on each side of your face and neck is pulled up and back. The muscles beneath the surface are tightened to return the contour of the face to a more youthful shape. Excess skin is removed, thereby reducing wrinkles and sagging skin while increasing facial volume.

A neck lift may also be done as part of a facelift, or as a stand-alone procedure, to help reduce the signs of aging in the sagging neck. A facelift will not decrease fine lines or creases in your skin associated with sun damage.

Other cosmetic procedures can address skin quality more effectively, and they are often included in the plan Dr. Friedman and his expert skin care team will provide you.

What happens when I get a facelift?

Dr. Friedman makes surgical incisions around the fronts of your ears, underneath your earlobes, behind your ears, and into your scalp. He then tightens the muscles under the skin of your face and trims off any excess skin. He then uses sutures to close up your incisions.

Dr. Friedman takes care to hide the incisions in your scalp and around the folds of your ear, so all anyone will see is the beautiful results of your surgery and a more youthful, lively-looking appearance. Even wearing your hair in a ponytail may not reveal to the outside world that you underwent a facelift. 

Why have a facelift?

As we age, skin loses elasticity, and facial tissues lose volume. Eventually, this results in “jowling” on the lower face, and deep wrinkles and loose sagging skin on the neck. While this is a natural part of growing older, we do not need to retain these appearances of aging permanently.

If you are bothered by such signs of aging, a facelift may be an excellent option for you. As a surgeon with a deep understanding of facial aesthetics and beauty, top Philadelphia facelift surgeon Dr. Oren Friedman recommends that if any signs of aging are bothersome to you, seek an expert opinion for rejuvenation.

What other procedures do you offer?

Dr. Friedman offers a wide range of services to help meet the needs of each individual patient and that enhance the appearance of your face, including:


A mini-facelift, or an endoscopic facelift, is a less invasive procedure that Dr. Friedman performs in his office or in the operating suite that can give certain patients excellent facial rejuvenation results through smaller incisions, minimal scarring, and a quicker recovery.

If you are younger than 45 years old and have good elasticity and tone of your skin, and have a mild degree of jowling or sagging skin, you may be a good candidate for a mini facelift. 

A mini facelift may be performed under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia, and it may be performed in the office to help you address unwelcome signs of aging before they become too pronounced. A mini-facelift in the office allows you to delay a more extensive full facelift.   Ask Dr. Friedman if you are a candidate for this technique.

Brow lift

Aging of the upper face results in drooping of the eyebrows and wrinkles in the skin of the forehead and around your eyes. The distance between your hairline and your eyebrows increases as your hairline rises and your brow line descends.

With a brow lift, Dr. Friedman raises the skin on your forehead and your eyebrows, reduces the wrinkles around your eyes, and removes any excess tissue around your brow.

Brow lifts can soften the lines in your forehead, raise your eyebrows, soften any creases, and give you a younger-looking, less angry and tired, appearance. Dr. Oren Friedman will provide you with the best brow lift analysis and best brow lift surgery in Philadelphia. 

Neck lift

In a neck lift, Dr. Friedman makes an incision under your chin and possibly in front and behind your ears to tighten your neck if it is disproportionately aged compared to the rest of your face. After the incisions are made, Dr. Friedman completes your neck lift when he trims any excess fat and skin from around your neck and jawline.

He finally tightens your neck and jawline skin and closes up any incisions with sutures. Dr. Friedman reduces excess neck tissue laxity, providing a straightforward solution for patients who are bothered by a “turkey wattle” or “turkey neck.”

The procedure is extremely beneficial, it is minimally invasive, and Dr. Friedman is particularly sought after for minimally invasive neck lift procedures that may very often be performed in the office. Men usually desire tighter necks so they may more easily button their top shirt button, and this is easily performed in the office under local anesthesia.


A mid-facelift restores fullness to your cheeks and eyes by elevating the fat pads in your cheeks. It can make you look rejuvenated and refreshed, and gives you more permanent results than treatment with injectables that aim to achieve similar results. 

To learn more about how Dr. Friedman can rejuvenate your appearance, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or requesting a visit online.


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