Facelift

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute

Jason Leedy, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Mayfield Heights, OH

Over time, as the skin on your face ages, it loses its elasticity and firmness. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Leedy offers facelifts at his private practice in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Leedy can tighten your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even eliminate fat pockets from your face and neck. To learn more or schedule your initial consultation, call the office or go online today to book your appointment.

Facelift Q & A

What conditions does a facelift help?

When you have a facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, Dr. Leedy addresses the signs of aging on your face and neck. Facelifts can:

  • Tighten sagging skin and facial muscles
  • Remove excess fat
  • Smooth wrinkles and fine lines
  • Restore facial volume, especially in your cheeks
  • Eliminate creases around the nose and mouth

Are there different types of facelifts?

Dr. Leedy performs several facelift procedures, ensuring that there’s a surgery to meet everyone’s needs.

During a traditional facelift, Dr. Leedy cuts your skin and lifts it from your face. He tightens your muscles and removes excess skin and fat. He redrapes your skin over your face and closes your incisions.

With a deep-plane facelift, Dr. Leedy addresses sagging skin on your jaw, neck, and cheeks. He repositions the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), which restores your face’s deeper soft tissues and adds youthful contours to your cheeks.

What happens during a facelift?

Dr. Leedy completes most facelifts under general anesthesia and as outpatient procedures. Once the anesthesia is administered, Dr. Leedy begins making his incisions on your face. He keeps these incisions on your hairline and along your facial contours, making scars less noticeable.

He then tightens this skin, stretching it to eliminate wrinkles, lines, texture issues, and creases. If necessary, he removes fat pockets in strategic places from your face. After repositioning your skin, he trims any excess, closes the incisions, and bandages your face.

Most facelifts take three to five hours to complete.

Depending on your goals, Dr. Leedy may recommend other facial rejuvenation procedures to compliment your facelift and optimize your results. This can include:

  • BotoxⓇ
  • Brow, eye, or neck lifts
  • Dermal fillers
  • Eyelid surgery

What should you expect after a facelift?

After your facelift, you may experience bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort. Your bandages need to stay in place for a few days and keep your head elevated. Medication can help reduce any discomfort or pain.

After 10 days, most patients can return to work on light duty. Avoid strenuous activities and protect your face as much as possible for at least two weeks.

If you think a facelift can help with your anti-aging goals, contact Dr. Leedy. Call the office today or go online to book your initial consultation.