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Is there anything more aggravating as we age than sagging jowls, falling cheeks, and a hanging neck? Do you ever just wish you could lift your facial skin back up to a more youthful position? If so, that’s where a facelift in Cleveland may be able to help.

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How Can a Facelift Benefit Me?

  • Remove deep facial folds and sagging skin
  • Achieve a more defined jawline and neck
  • Open and refresh the eye area
  • Elevate the brow/forehead
  • Smooth horizontal forehead creases
  • Deliver a more youthful and attractive appearance

How We Make Your Facelift Look Natural

Unlike many facelifts that try to make a patient look different, it’s Dr. Frankel’s goal to achieve a more natural-looking yet youthful appearance. Using the most advanced methods, he personalizes each facelift procedure to the patient’s exact needs and desires after a careful evaluation and examination.

His advanced techniques avoid out-of-date techniques which result in the dreaded “wind-swept” facelift look so that patients instead look refreshed and rejuvenated — never plastic and “operated on.” Many surgeons simply pull as tight as possible when performing a facelift, but Dr. Frankel’s technique is to lift and reposition the tissues to where they once were, restoring a youthful look while maintaining the most natural-looking results possible. When searching for the surgeon to perform your facelift in Cleveland, look no further than Dr. Frankel, who will help you look refreshed, healthy, and well-rested. 

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Who is a Candidate for a Facelift?

Men or women who would like to turn back the clock and achieve dramatic facial rejuvenation are usually good facelift candidates. Ideal candidates for a facelift should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Have no concerning medical conditions
  • Do not smoke
  • Have significant sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Would like to address a double chin and/or jowls
  • Have experienced a loss of facial volume, such as sunken cheeks or other hollow areas
  • Have realistic expectations about what a facelift procedure can achieve

Your Consultation with Dr. Frankel

The most important part of the consultation process is explaining your concerns and goals to Dr. Frankel. He will ask what changes you’ve noticed, what your aesthetic concerns are, and what your cosmetic goals are. This information will allow him to formulate a treatment plan specifically tailored to you. He will have a detailed discussion with you so that you have a clear expectation of the surgery, recovery, and results. You will also meet with our clinical staff to go over “do’s and don’ts” prior to your facelift. Getting a facelift in Cleveland and Mayfield Heights means personalized care that is tailored to your aesthetic goals.

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Facelift Reviews

I highly recommend 100%

Dr. Frankel and his team provide excellent, expert, friendly and professional service! I highly recommend 100%, without any hesitation, that if you are looking for anything from cosmetic surgery to injectables to facials Dr. Frankel and his practice are where you must absolutely go! I found everyone very welcoming, discrete and accommodating and I am very pleased with my results.

D.B.

Dr. Frankel is an excellent doctor with excellent results.

Dr. Frankel is an excellent doctor with excellent results. He also really cares about his patients! He is always responsive to any questions/concerns. His staff is also friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and very kind. Thanks Dr. Frankel!

S.I.

Dr Frankel by far has been the most honest and empathetic

I have seen 12 Plastic Surgeons and Dr Frankel by far has been the most honest and empathetic of all. The fact that he is double certified facial only combined with his huge heart makes him my favorite PS. Special mention to super duper Katie. She is absolutely amazing. She will go out and about to make your appointment as close as perfect as she can.

L.S.

Dr. Frankel was nothing less than amazing.

Dr. Frankels office was so welcoming, helpful, and kind. Dr. Frankel was nothing less than amazing. He was really kind and listened to my concerns and made sure to give me realistic expectations while keeping in mind what I wanted. My overall experience was amazing and I would recommend him to anyone.

H.M.

Dr Frankel is a very skilled and compassionate physician.

Dr Frankel is a very skilled and compassionate physician. The time he took during his initial consultation really helped prepare me for surgery. His staff is very kind , caring, helpful and informative. I would truly recommend Dr Frankel to anyone considering facial rejuvenation surgery.

Z.G.

Facelift Procedure Details

Dr. Frankel performs facelift surgery with the patient under either deep sedation or general anesthesia. He pays meticulous attention to detail, hiding incisions so they will be nearly imperceptible once healed. He customizes each facelift for the specific patient based on their anatomy and tissue characteristics and uses a specialized surgical glue that allows him to avoid the use of surgical drains. For patients with excess tissue of the neck, Dr. Frankel performs a deep neck lift to adequately sculpt underlying tissue to restore and improve the patient’s neckline. The facelift procedure takes between 2-4 hours.

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Facelift Testimonial

“I was a 60-year-old woman with relatively good skin texture, but day after day I found it more difficult to look in the mirror and see sagging jowl lines, deep nasal folds, and a profile without definition. As someone who had never even had fillers or even a facial, I was hesitant, but finally called to schedule a consult. The staff at Dr. Frankel’s office was not only welcoming, but took my call seriously and spent time answering even the simplest of questions, explaining options, procedures, finances, etc. 

I followed up with Dr. Frankel whose expertise, professionalism, and patient-client connection convinced me without a doubt to follow through with a partial facelift, liposuction of the chin, and a lip filler.

I had the confidence of knowing that I was under the care of a team of professionals led by a board-certified plastic surgeon who specialized in the exact type of procedure I was looking for. Two months post-surgery, I am thrilled with my appearance. My face looks fresh, like me, but not in any way like I had anything done.”

— Blaine V.

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The Different Types of Facelifts 

Primary (Traditional) Facelift

Often referred to as a traditional facelift, a primary facelift is a procedure that is designed to dramatically alter a person’s appearance. Primary facelifts are often performed in tandem with other treatments, such as a neck lift or brow lift, to change a person’s entire appearance and reverse any visible signs of aging.

The primary facelift’s complex nature gives it the ability to correct advanced signs of aging that are difficult to address with less involved procedures. Deep wrinkles, accumulated fat deposits under the chin, and heavy jowls are just a few of the issues that can be corrected with this treatment.  

Among the reasons that people choose this procedure are its dramatic and striking results, ability to combine with other procedures (such as a brow lift or neck lift), and the fact that the results last longer than other procedures. The only real downside of a primary facelift is the recovery time. While the recovery time for a primary facelift varies, it averages at around two to four weeks.

Primary Facelift

Revision Facelift

A revision facelift is quite simply a facelift procedure that is performed after the first one. After a person receives a facelift procedure, there are new factors to consider, including scar tissue and skin that has a stretched-out quality. For this reason, it is vital to consult with a credentialed plastic surgeon with experience in facelift surgery to ensure that the follow-up procedure turns out better than the first one. 

There are a myriad of reasons for why patients seek out a revision facelift. One of the most common is that facelift techniques are constantly evolving, and a facelift from more than 10 years ago might not hold up when compared to the results of current procedures. However, the reason could be as simple as the patient is not satisfied with the results. This could be due to issues with certain aspects of the face (the mouth, ears, or hairline), asymmetry, skin issues, or simply unnatural-looking results. 

Revision Facelift

Deep Plane Facelift

As the name suggests, the deep plane facelift differs from the primary facelift in that it goes deeper. Unlike traditional facelifts, which only lift the skin of the face, a deep plane facelift lifts the skin, muscles, and fat pockets as one solitary unit and repositions it. 
As aging occurs both at the surface and sub levels of the skin, addressing both of them at once has great benefits. For one, the results look more natural and not ‘overdone.’ Beyond that, the results typically last longer than all other types of facelifts, and there is less risk of scarring or complications and therefore a lower likelihood of needing a revision later on. 

Deep Plane Facelift

Mini Facelift

A mini-facelift is slightly more complex than other facelifts. It’s referred to as ‘mini’ because the skin is pulled only minimally. While it is less involved than a primary facelift, its complex design can address advanced signs of aging, including deeper wrinkles that are more visible, fat deposits that have accumulated near the chin, and larger-than-normal jowls.


Patients can benefit from the mini facelift’s ability to correct deeper signs of aging without having to undergo the more complex full facelift. The duration of the procedure is also much shorter when compared to a full facelift, and the recovery period involves less swelling and bruising and usually only lasts nine to twelve days. 

Mini Facelift

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FAQ

How much does a facelift cost at Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery?

Are there any risks?

What other procedures go well with a facelift?

How much does a facelift cost at Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery?

Surgery fees begin in the range of $7,000-$8,000 for a lower face lift and neck lift. There are also additional fees for anesthesia and facilities. During your consultation, we will give you a precise fee for your specific surgery.

Are there any risks?

Many patients are concerned about anesthesia. Dr. Frankel’s facelift surgery can be done safely under deep twilight anesthesia, and is actually often safer than driving in a car.

What other procedures go well with a facelift?

Patients who are interested in a face lift typically also have other areas of concern. Because of this, other procedures that often make a nice complement procedure to facelift surgery are skin resurfacing, facial fat transfer, upper and/or lower eyelid surgery, a chin implant, a brow lift, or a lip lift.

Recovery and Results

Most patients are able to return home the same day as their procedure, where they are cared for by friends or family. Recovery times range between 1-3 weeks, with an average 10-14 days of social downtime.

Over the first 2-3 days after surgery, you will experience swelling and bruising. These will begin to subside by day four. Pain is minimal, with most patients reporting discomfort from the light compression dressing (on the first night after surgery).

Once the dressing is removed, most patients do well with Tylenol® alone. Sutures are removed at one week, with a few remaining sutures removed at 10 days after surgery. 

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Dr. Frankel sees facelift patients the morning after their surgery, at one week, and at 10 days following surgery. After this, he continues seeing patients on a regular basis to help them along their journey: at one month, three months, six months, and one year. In addition, patients are given his cell phone number and are encouraged to call with any questions/concerns during the recovery period for their facelift in Cleveland.

You will be able to see an improved neckline on the day after surgery, and generally after 10-14 days, only close friends and family may notice some residual swelling. Less familiar acquaintances will not notice.

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“I love restoring patient’s confidence in the way they look. Patients often tell me they feel better about themselves after face lift surgery and begin to eat healthier, exercise more, and have a more positive attitude. I love when patients tell me that they now look as young as they feel.” 


Dr. Jonathan Frankel

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Why Choose Dr. Frankel for Facelift Surgery?

After a facelift surgery from Dr. Frankel, patients typically say that they haven’t seen such a great neckline since they were in their 20s, and they wish they had done it sooner. They are pleasantly surprised that they look refreshed without looking like they’ve had surgery. As the premier center for facial plastic surgery in Cleveland, Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery offers patients a way to look like the very best version of themselves. Facial rejuvenation surgery and facelifts are our main services, and Dr. Frankel takes great happiness in seeing his patients so satisfied and confident. If you’re interested in a facelift in Cleveland with double board-certified surgeon Dr. Jonathan Frankel, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us.

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