Commonwealth Plastic Surgery: Jared Nimtz, MD
715 Shaker Dr., STE 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.

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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.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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 a neck lift on its own or a neck lift 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.

What Is the Difference Between a Surgical and Nonsurgical Facelift?

As reflected in its name, the nonsurgical facelift, such as Dr. Nimtz’s signature Lunch Hour Lift, does not involve surgery. This minimally invasive procedure, also called a liquid facelift, provides temporary facial rejuvenation through a combination of wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX®, dermal fillers like Juvederm®, and/or fat transfer to smooth out wrinkles and folds and replace lost volume in the cheeks and around the eyes. The best candidates for a nonsurgical facelift have early signs of aging or want an alternative to surgery. A surgical facelift provides significant rejuvenation, and the results last 5 years or more. Improvements from a liquid facelift are temporary, so maintenance treatments need to be repeated every 6 to 12 months.

How Old Do You Need To Be To Have Facelift Surgery?

There is no specific “best” age for facelift surgery, although most patients are at least in their 40s. If you are bothered by signs of aging such as lax skin on your lower face, jawline, and neck; flattened cheeks; fullness under the chin; and neck banding, you may be a candidate for a facelift. Because we age at different rates, it’s best to seek the advice of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Nimtz to discuss your concerns and options for facial rejuvenation, both surgical and nonsurgical.

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.

Can I combine facelift surgery with other procedures?

Patients who are interested in a facelift might be interested in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation 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.

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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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Facelift FAQ

What’s the difference between a facelift and a brow lift?

While both cosmetic surgery procedures address facial aging, a brow lift addresses the area from the eyebrows to the hairline and a facelift focuses on the lower 2/3 of the face. Dr. Nimtz often performs these procedures together for rejuvenation of the whole face.

Can I get eyelid surgery at the same time as my facelift?

Yes! Lower eyelid surgery addresses sagging and puffiness under the eyes and a facelift continues the rejuvenation down from the upper cheek area to the jawline. Depending on your needs, Dr. Nimtz may recommend upper eyelid surgery and/or a brow lift as well.

How long does a facelift last?

Facelift results typically last at least 5 years depending on genetics, lifestyle, and skincare regimen. While a facelift cannot stop the natural aging process, patients continue to look years younger than if they had not had the surgery at all.

How long will it take to see my final facelift results?

Patients usually feel comfortable going in public within 2 to 3 weeks after facelift surgery. Typically, patients are close to their final results in about 4 to 6 weeks when swelling, firmness, and bruising have faded significantly. The healing process is typically complete within 6 months.

Should I massage my face to help it heal after my facelift surgery?

During the initial healing stages, it’s important to avoid any pressure on your face, such as massage. Wait until Dr. Nimtz clears you before having any massage or other wellness therapy.

How many years on average does a facelift take off your appearance?

A facelift can take 5 to 10 years off your appearance depending on how old you are when you have the surgery, your degree of facial aging, the condition of your skin, and other factors. The aging process will continue, so proper skin care and a healthy lifestyle are needed to maintain facelift results as long as possible.

Are facelifts safe?

The safety of facelift surgery is affected by your choice of a plastic surgeon, your health and lifestyle, and your commitment to post-op care during recovery. If you are in good health, choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, and take care of yourself as directed after surgery, your outcome is likely to be positive.

If you live in greater Lexington, Louisville, or other cities in Kentucky, request a consultation at Commonwealth Plastic Surgery using our online form or call (859) 277-9435 for an appointment.