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When to consider a face lift with Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky


Whether looking into the mirror or looking out into the world, your face is your first and most prominent feature. Genetics, personal habits, the pull of gravity, and sun exposure all contribute to the rate at which facial aging occurs. The results of these stressors can be seen on your face in the form of sagging skin, wrinkles, or heavy jowls. Fortunately, these all can be improved with modern facelift techniques.

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, performed by top Cleveland facials plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky, can improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, by correcting sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles, and flattening deep creases to restore a more youthful face and help turn back the clock on aging. Often performed in tandem with other surgical and non-surgical treatments, the result is a natural, refreshed appearance.

How It Helps

A facelift performed by Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky will reduce the cumulative effects of genetics, sun exposure, smoking, fixed expressions, and gravity on the face. It can elevate sagging skin, redefine aging facial contours, soften deep creases, and minimize heavy jowls. Modern facelifts create more natural-looking results than ever before, with multiple approaches and techniques that are customized to the individual.

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What to expect before a facelift

Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky will begin your consultation by asking about your goals and expectations, then will discuss any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. After examining, photographing, and analyzing your face, your surgeon will discuss potential options and recommended treatments, as well as outcomes, risks, or potential complications.


What to expect during facelift surgery

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure, including intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Depending on the plan agreed upon with your surgeon, other procedures may be performed along with the facelift, such as fat transfer, eyelid surgery, eyebrow lift, or skin resurfacing. Your customized plan may affect your facelift procedure time and recovery. Another option is a mini-lift, another surgical approach that provides similar rejuvenation with less recovery time.

A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends along the hairline behind the ear. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls, and neck, and underlying tissue is repositioned. Skin is redraped over the new contours and the excess is precisely trimmed. A small incision is made under the chin to address excess fatty tissue and platysmal banding. The incisions are closed with sutures or surgical staples along the hair-bearing areas, which are removed 7-10 days after surgery.


What to expect after a facelift

Immediately after a traditional or mini facelift, a gentle compression dressing is placed over the incisions and around your head. A friend or family member will need to take you home, as you may still be affected by the anesthesia. Resume light, normal activities within a few days, and expect some bruising and swelling, which will continue to resolve over the course of 1-2 weeks. After about 7-10 days, you will be able to wear makeup to camouflage any lingering discoloration. Once healed, the suture lines become nearly invisible within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )