Advanced Facelift by Dr. Jon Mendelsohn

Dr. Jon Mendelsohn is a gifted Cincinnati facial plastic surgeon who has helped thousands of facelift patients achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. He uses the most advanced techniques in his Advanced Lift facelifting procedure to help patients erase the signs of aging — including deep folds and sagging skin, jowls, and neck. The results of this technique create a natural and more refreshed appearance.

We all want to look as good as we feel. Healthy habits like eating well and exercising can defy many of the signs of aging, but over time our skin and soft tissue inevitably grow lax, producing sagging skin, the presence of jowls with an ill-defined jawline, and an overall tired appearance. While these are all-natural marks of aging, they can be erased through a procedure that delivers equally natural and lasting results.

Unlike other facelift procedures, Dr. Mendelsohn’s Advanced Facelift goes more than skin-deep to address the complex structures of the face and skin that contribute to issues including jowls, double chins, “hollow” cheeks and facial folds.

Rather than simply tightening the skin, this procedure starts by repositioning and tightening the submuscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), which serves as a support structure for the face. Excess skin and fat are also removed and repositioned, producing more youthful contours including smoother skin, a tighter neck, a defined jawline and cleaned up jowls.

Dr. Mendelsohn, who is repeatedly named one of the top 10 plastic surgeons in the state, has performed this 75-minute procedure more than 4,000 times. He balances this extensive expertise with a personalized approach, tailoring the process to meet your specific goals so you can look as vibrant as you feel.

•We all suffer from the consequences of age. For some, an Advanced Face Lift in Cincinnati with Dr. Mendelsohn may provide the solution. This one-hour procedure is performed under local anesthesia and utilizes incisions that are well-hidden and are 60-70% smaller than those of traditional facelifting procedures.

•With the Advanced Face Lift, Dr. Mendelsohn repositions drooping soft tissues, removes excess fat, tightens underlying muscles, and re-drapes the skin to achieve rejuvenating results. Patients are able to achieve a more refreshed and very natural appearance to help them look as good as they feel.

•When considering a facelift, it’s important to avoid a windblown, pulled, and plastic look that lets the world know you’ve had a procedure. The skill and artistry of Dr. Mendelsohn avoids this, while helping patients recapture their youth with beautiful and natural-looking results.

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  • The process begins with an extensive consultation, during which we will discuss the procedure and your goals, take detailed photos of your face from varying angles and work together to develop a treatment plan.
  • This outpatient procedure is performed in a private operating room in our surgery center, which is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • The procedure takes just a little over an hour, and only local anesthetic is required along with a “cocktail” consisting mostly of Valium.
  • Upon the completion of the procedure, a dressing is placed for one night and is removed the next day.
  • While certain activities may be restricted such as Pilates and Yoga, most other activities may resume almost immediately.
  • Dr. Mendelsohn and his wonderful team are available 24/7 via your private and secure online portal where photo and video reviews are provided frequently.
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Advanced Facelift LIVE surgery Video

This video depicts actual surgical footage from the operating room.  While it it graphic, it helps to demonstrate the critical aspect of properly addressing the SMAS.  As with all procedures, each patient has his/her own anatomy and the surgery may vary.  Dr. Mendelsohn shares a few things as he shows Wendy’s Advanced Lift.

Managing a Natural Tragus LIVE Surgery

Achieving natural results in facelifting require attention to detail. Something as simple as proper management of the tragus, can make a big difference when it comes to Natural results. On this video, Dr. Mendelsohn demonstrates a few techniques that should be addressed in all Advanced facelifting patients.

Subnasal Lip Lift LIVE surgery Video

The Subnasal Lip lift is a wonderful adjunctive or stand-alone procedure to help restore natural harmony and balance to the face.  Watch the video is you like and read below for additional common questions about this minor surgery.


The subnasal lip lift is one of the more popular procedures performed by Dr. Mendelsohn specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. Learn more about the subnasal lip lift, including what’s involved, who it’s suited for, and what you can expect afterwards.


In recent years, volume loss and imbalances in the lip and mouth area have been popular topics in the general media and in medical publications. Lip augmentation using injectable fillers has become an increasingly popular treatment option for patients and has been subject to a great deal of attention.

The subnasal lip lift, often provides fantastic results to patients. The surgery involves creating balance between the top of the lips and the area where the lips and chin meet. The goal of a subnasal lip lift isn’t to simply create a fuller lip or to enhance the volume of the lip. However, it creates harmony and balance in the lips which is essential to creating an appealing appearance. To do this, they divide the distance from the bottom of the nose to the chin into thirds.

The distance from the base of the nose to the line where the lips touch should be one third of the distance from the nose to the chin. In addition the portion of the lip above the red lip should be concave, there should be a small ridge or pout where the red portion begins and the red portion should be convex. The upper lip should protrude slightly more than the lower lip, but the lower lip should have more red show, more fullness.

The lip can be flat or long in some people either due to aging or hereditary. Additionally, some patients have a longer upper portion of the lip, either as a result of aging or genes. The subnasal lip lift will shorten the portion of the lip and add volume to the rest of the lip. As a result, the lips look fuller and more youthful. More of the patient’s teeth are revealed when he or she smiles.


The ideal candidates for a subnasal lip lift are people with a very long upper lip. The upper lip hoods the top row of teeth so that there isn’t much tooth shown when a person smiles. Other good candidates for the surgery are those with diminished volume in the lip.

When performed on its own, a subnasal lip lift takes less than 30 minutes and is performed in an office setting, using local anesthesia. It’s possible to combine the surgery with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift. Recovery after a subnasal lip lift can take up to seven days. Patients often have some mild swelling in the area, but this can be easily managed.


What is a Subnasal Lip Lift?

A subnasal lip lift elevates the top portion of the lip and reduces the distance between the upper lip and bottom of the nose. The result is a smile that is fuller and more youthful.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Subnasal Lip Lift?

If you are in good overall health and are looking to reduce the size of your upper lip, or to increase the volume of the red portion of the lip, you are likely a good candidate for a subnasal lip lift.

Where is the Surgery Performed?

A subnasal lip lift is most commonly performed in an office setting. The surgery can also be performed with other procedures, in which case it is typically performed in a surgical setting.

What Type of Anesthesia is Used?

When a subnasal lip lift is performed on its own, only local anesthesia is used.

How is a Subnasal Lip Lift Performed?

To begin the surgery, Dr. Mendelsohn will make a very small incision at the junction between the nose and lip. The surgeons usually make the incision in the natural crease of the area, so that it is well concealed. After making the incision, a small, curved strip of skin is trimmed away, to lift the lip area. The resulting wound is stitched up with sutures. Most of the sutures will be removed within 5 to 7 days. Some of the sutures are dissolvable and will fade on their own.

How Long Will a Subnasal Lip Lift Take?

If a subnasal lip lift is performed on its own, it can take less than 30 minutes.

Can I Combine the Surgery with Other Procedures?

Yes, you can combine a subnasal lip lift with a variety of other facial surgeries and cosmetic treatments. Some patients undergo a lip lift at the same time as a facelift, for example. Combining a facelift and lip lift helps provide a patient with a more thorough facial rejuvenation. It’s also common to combine a lip lift with dermabrasion or another skin resurfacing treatment. Some people decide to combine a lip lift with other lip augmentation procedures. In addition for some patients with a very thin red lip, fillers or connective tissue grafts placed in the lip will create the most flattering result. The options that are available to you will depend on your specific goals and the amount of time you have for recovery.

Will There Be Scarring After the Procedure?

Although there will likely be a scar after a subnasal lip lift, the size of the incision made and the location of the incision means that the scar is usually very difficult to see. It is often a very fine line that is hidden by the shadow of the nose.

When Can I Go Back to Work?

Usually, patients take about a week off after a subnasal lip lift. Sutures are usually left in place for five to seven days after the surgery, plus many people have bruising and prefer to avoid being seen by friends and colleagues. After a week, it is usually fairly easy to cover up any remaining bruises with makeup.

Will I Need to Avoid Certain Activities After a Subnasal Lip Lift?

You can participate in most physical activity almost immediately.

Since you’ll want to avoid putting pressure on the lip and nasal area, it’s recommended that you avoid activities such as diving or snorkeling for at least two weeks after your surgery. If you have any questions about specific activities, please ask your surgeon.

Are There Risks?

All surgeries have risks, but having the procedure performed by board-certified, highly trained and qualified surgeon helps dramatically reduce those risks. Potential risks include infection and unwanted scarring, but both are very rare.

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