Commonwealth Plastic Surgery: Jared Nimtz, MD
715 Shaker Dr., Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 277-9435
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Commonwealth Plastic Surgery: Jared Nimtz, MD
100 Professional Dr.
London, KY 40741
Phone: (859) 277-8615
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.



In Lexington and London, KY, a facelift (rhytidectomy) by Dr. Jared Nimtz can offer amazing results for a more youthful appearance. This procedure can address a number of issues that develop as we age such as sunken or flattened cheeks, an overall loss of facial fat, smile lines (nasolabial folds), sagging skin around the mouth, jowls, and fat under the chin and jawline. Women and men looking for a facelift specialist in Louisville and throughout the Lexington area choose Dr. Nimtz.

Personalized Facial Rejuvenation

Because the facelift rejuvenates just the lower two-thirds of the face, Dr. Nimtz may combine it with a brow lift and liposuction of the neck and chin for more complete results. He can also perform these procedures separately. Patients who do not have significant laxity of the skin on or around the face might not need a full facelift. Dr. Nimtz can identify exactly which procedures will give you the results you desire and tailor your facelift to meet your unique needs.

Many patients ask about various named facelift procedures they see in the media. We recommend not getting caught up in the name of a particular procedure because it is often just a marketing tool.

What’s the Difference Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift?

The difference between a facelift and a mini facelift is the extent of the incision and dissection (the depth of the procedure). The incision for a full facelift extends from the temple, in front of the hairline, to in front of the ear, and then behind the ear right along the hairline. A mini facelift addresses the midface, so the incision starts at the temple and extends down in front of the ear.

A mini facelift performed in the office focuses primarily on skin excision rather than dissecting deeper, and I tighten mostly the midface. A full facelift involves the midface, jowls, and neck. Variations include lifting only the neck, or the neck and possibly a little of the jowls. During the consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns and decide on the areas you want to be lifted. Patients who want multiple areas lifted, such as the cheek, jowls, and neck, will need a full facelift.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Lexington and London, KY?

The price of a mini facelift is about $3,500, while the cost of a full facelift starts at about $9,000. The price of a facelift varies depending on the extent of treatment needed as well as other possible factors. After you meet with Dr. Nimtz, we will provide a cost estimate for the procedure. We provide patients a detailed price quote following the consultation.

We offer CareCredit® and  Alphaeon Credit as financing options, and our office also accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover as well as cash or personal checks.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Facelift?

Recovery following facelift surgery depends on the extent of the procedure. In general, you can expect to need a week to recover after a mini facelift and a few more days for a full facelift. Most patients experience little discomfort during the recovery but want to avoid social settings until the swelling and bruising resolve. Makeup can camouflage any lingering bruising after about 10 days and some patients consider a new hairstyle as part of their new look.

Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation

Patients who are interested in a facelift might be interested in our other procedures that treat the signs of an aging face. The following procedures can be performed to enhance facelift results:

Dr. Jared Nimtz

Dr. Nimtz is a Lexington board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly skilled, experienced, and truly cares about his patients. Through a conservative, classic approach to surgery he provides natural-looking results that are attractive and proportionate.

Meet Dr. Nimtz

Noninvasive Facelift

We are the only office in central Kentucky to offer the Fotona4D® noninvasive laser facelifting procedure. Our Fotona4D laser uses 2 different laser wavelengths (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG) and requires a series of 4 facial treatments to lift, tighten, and resurface the skin. Patients experience tightening of the brow, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and brighter, fresher skin. This unique procedure treats the exterior of the face as well as the interior oral cavity.

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