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Designed to improve the visible signs of aging, a facelift removes excess facial and neck skin, and is one of the most popular procedures at Janiga MDs.


A facelift is one of the most effective procedures to help reverse the visible effects of age, gravity and weight loss. The procedure works by removing excess skin in the face and neck – often the first areas to show signs of aging. Prominent nasolabial folds and excess skin at the jawline are some of the early signs of facial aging, a facelift tightens the underlying facial structures to give a more youthful, natural appearance.

At Janiga MDs, we offer a variety of additional popular procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a facelift. These include:

  • Brow Lift
  • Face Injections
  • Platysmaplasty (Neck Lift)
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Fat Grafting
  • Lip Lift

The Procedure

Dr. Timothy Janiga performs this procedure in an outpatient surgery center using general anesthesia. Incisions are made in front of the ear, around the earlobe and back into the posterior hairline. The excess skin and underlying structures are lifted and restored to a more youthful position. In some patients, an additional incision can be made just underneath the chin if further neck tightening is required. Often we’ll use fat grafting in conjunction with a facelift to provide additional volume to the cheeks, lips and nasolabial folds.

A facelift will diminish deep creases on the face and neck, creating a more defined jaw and neckline. Dr. Timothy Janiga takes pride in his patient’s natural results, revealing a youthful, refreshed appearance.

The procedure takes approximately three hours with an additional two hours of recovery time.

Facelift Recovery & Results

Some patients choose to stay home from work for a week or two post-surgery to recover. Patients are seen the day after surgery to remove their head dressing. We remove stitches seven to ten days after your facelift. Expect full results within three months.

After a facelift, you should expect a smoother and tighter neck and jaw line, improvement of laxity and lines on the face.

Schedule a Facelift Consultation

We evaluate patients who desire a facelift in our Reno/ Tahoe office. To arrange for a facelift consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga, please send us an email or call 775-398-4600.

Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS

With highly respected credentials, academic achievements and almost a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Janiga looks amazing on paper. Incredibly, he is even more impressive in person. Emotionally invested in every patient, Dr. Janiga treats his patients like family instead of mere cases, and takes the success of each procedure personally.

He is drawn to the detailed nature of plastic surgery and the tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from the immediate physical and psychological changes that take place for his patients.