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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 may be able to help and Dr. Frankel is among a few who perform the best facelift Cleveland has to offer.

Goals of a Facelift

  • To remove deep facial folds and sagging skin
  • To achieve a more defined jawline and neck
  • To opening and refresh the eye area
  • To elevate the brow/forehead
  • To smooth horizontal forehead creases
  • To deliver a more youthful and attractive appearance

Look Like You...Only Better

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His advanced techniques avoid out-of-date techniques which result in the dreaded “wind-swept” facelift look so that patients instead look refreshed and rejuvenated — never plastic and “operated on.”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. If you're looking for the best facelift in Cleveland, our procedure will help you look refreshed, healthy, and well-rested. 


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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 face lift. Getting one of the best face lifts in Mayfield Heights and Cleveland means personalized care that is tailor to your aesthetic goals.

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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.

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 face lift 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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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. 

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.

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 face lift 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 face lift with double board-certified surgeon Dr. Jonathan Frankel, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us.

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