Get a Younger-Looking Face with a Facelift

Turn back the clock and embrace a more youthful you with our expert facelift procedures. Reclaim your natural beauty and confidence.

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A facelift is a surgical procedure that can help you look and feel younger by removing excess skin and tightening the muscles in your face and neck.

As a result of the procedure, deep lines and wrinkles are smoothed, facial contours are defined, excess skin is removed, and muscles regain tone. Jowls, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds are improved, and forehead lines are tightened. Neck skin and double chins are eliminated.

A facelift aims to restore a youthful look without drastic changes. Although it can last up to a decade, aging will naturally continue, and periodic minor treatments may be desired to maintain results
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Explore the remarkable benefits of a facelift procedure and discover how it can rejuvenate your appearance, boost your confidence, and help you reclaim a youthful, refreshed look.

Restore a more youthful appearance

Turn back the clock and regain your youthful radiance with a facelift.

Reduce sagging skin and wrinkles

Bid farewell to sagging skin and wrinkles, embracing a smoother, tighter complexion.

Tighten muscles in the face and neck

Enhance facial and neck contours with muscle tightening, for a firmer, more defined look.

Improve the definition of your jawline

Rediscover a well-defined jawline that enhances your facial symmetry and attractiveness.

Eliminate jowls and neck folds

Say goodbye to bothersome jowls and neck folds, achieving a sleeker profile.

Give you a more confident and refreshed look

Reignite your confidence and feel refreshed with a revitalized, vibrant appearance.

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Before and After Photos

Witness Transformations: Compare the remarkable changes in our patients’ appearances through before and after photos.
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How is the surgery performed

Depending on the procedure’s extent and other factors, you will likely be placed under general anesthesia, with local anesthesia as an option in some cases.

Dr. Gerstle will make incisions, typically behind the ear, and then proceed to remove or redistribute facial fat, remove excess skin, and tighten the muscles that are relevant to the outcomes you’ve discussed. The whole procedure usually takes anywhere from three to five hours.

Most patients can return home later that day. We ask patients who are traveling from out of town to stay for a night at a local hotel so that Dr. Gerstle can examine you at your post-operative appointment the following day, prior to your return home.
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Facelift Post Op

After surgery, a drain is placed under the skin to collect fluids. You’ll receive specific discharge instructions before going home. Expect bruising for up to three weeks, and it’s recommended to take it easy for the first week or two. Most patients can return to work in about three weeks.

  • Post-surgery Drain: Collects fluids.
  • Discharge Instructions: Provided before leaving.
  • Bruising: May last up to three weeks.
  • Recovery Time: Initially, take it easy; most return to work in about three weeks.

You’ll have a follow-up appointment the day after surgery to discuss further appointments or treatments with Dr. Gerstle. Regardless of the timing of your appointments, he is always available for questions or concerns via his personal cell phone and email.

Self-care is crucial during the weeks following surgery. Have friends or family check in on you and prepare meals. Keep essentials like your phone, charger, medications, gauze, towels, and a thermometer nearby. Enjoy podcasts, audiobooks, or that series you’ve been meaning to binge.

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Happy Patients

Real stories of joy and transformation shared by our delighted clients.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A facelift uses “redraping” of the skin, tightening of the underlying facial structures, and selective fat removal to turn back the clock on the aging process.
While there are different methods, a facelift generally consists of surgically going beneath the skin to lift the facial tissues and muscles and then redraping the facial skin over the improved underlying structures to create a more youthful, smoother appearance.
Yes. There are more than 125,000 facelift surgeries performed every year in the United States.
Those who are beginning to experience sagging and would like to improve their appearance will be good candidates for a facelift provided that the skin retains enough elasticity to “bounce back” after the repositioning.
Your procedure will be performed at Lexington Plastic Surgery in the office-based surgical center under general anesthesia. A good rule of thumb is to expect to be in the surgical theater for three to five hours. A friend or family member will need to pick you up afterwards and stay with you that night.
Many assume that there is a lengthy recovery time after a facelift, but most people will be able to resume many normal activities after just three weeks. You will likely experience some swelling and bruising that can take up to several weeks to resolve. Pain can be managed with prescription or over the counter medications. Other side effects may include headaches, nerve sensations, itchiness, and minor hair loss around the incision site.
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    Dr. Theo Gerstle

    Dr. Theodore L. Gerstle has deep ties to both New York and Kentucky. Though his extended family is mostly in Kentucky, he grew up in Westchester, New York. Dr. Gerstle has a longstanding history of community service, starting in childhood with his involvement in the Boy Scouts of America, where he eventually achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

    After completing his military service, Dr. Gerstle decided to pursue medicine as a way to continue helping others. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he was elected President of his class every year. Throughout his time there, he received numerous accolades, including admission to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

    Dr. Gerstle’s diverse background and commitment to service have undoubtedly shaped his approach to medicine, making him a compassionate and dedicated physician.
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    To find out more about Facelift surgery at Lexington Plastic Surgery, PLLC, request a consultation or call our office at (859) 279-2111.