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There are many joys to getting older. However, sagging facial skin and visible aging aren't usually among them. 

A facelift can create a more youthful appearance while maintaining your unique features. 

Dr. Arnold S. Lee of AeLeeMD Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Boston, MA, can tighten your skin with a natural-looking facelift.

What Is a Facelift?


A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to tighten, raise, and trim the excess skin along your face. It can leave you looking noticeably rejuvenated and restore your confidence.

Enjoy Natural-Looking Facial Rejuvenation With a Facelift

Before a Facelift
Before a Facelift
After a Facelift
After a Facelift
​Plastic surgeon Dr. Arnold S. Lee can noticeably tighten sagging or excess skin with a facelift procedure. Whether you choose a traditional facelift or opt for a targeted lift, you can enjoy the restored confidence that facelifts provide. Dr. Lee can also combine your facelift with a neck lift, as he did for this patient. Visit AeLeeMD Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Boston, MA, to explore your exciting options.

Deciding Between Facelift Procedures

You're about to begin an exciting journey! Dr. Lee will be happy to discuss your options during a consultation at his Boston office. Until then, we'll explain the basic differences between our facelift procedures, so that you know where to begin.
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Traditional Facelifts

Traditional facelifts address the lower two-thirds of the face. They may also be combined with other procedures, like neck lifts. A traditional facelift can create more impressive results than a mini facelift or other subtler procedures. 

While they do provide stunning results, traditional facelifts also require a longer recovery time than mini facelifts or other lifts. You will be placed under general anesthesia during a traditional facelift, so you will also need someone to bring you to and from your facelift surgery.

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Midface Lifts and Lower Face Lifts

Dr. Lee also offers targeted lifts that address specific areas of the face. These procedures can mean a shorter recovery time compared to a traditional facelift. 

The midface lift targets the area from the eyes to the upper mouth, helping address crows' feet and making eyes appear less sunken. A lower face lift addresses hanging jowls and sagging below the mouth, restoring definition to the jawline. 

What Additional Procedures Can a Facelift Surgery Involve?

Combining a complementary procedure with facelift surgery can provide even more stunning results. Dr. Lee offers several complementary treatments, including:

Eyelid Surgery

Neck Lifts

Brow Lifts

Choose a Plastic Surgeon Who Guides You Through All the Options

When it comes to your appearance, you deserve to be in full control. Dr. Lee works with your individual goals to create a personalized treatment plan. He can even guide you through procedures that can be combined with a facelift, like a neck lift, brow lift, or nonsurgical injectables.

Rest assured, our plastic surgeon will not recommend a procedure unless he thinks it could help you achieve your aesthetic goals. He can answer your questions and discuss your eligibility in detail, so you feel completely confident moving forward with treatment.

Dr. Lee is the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center, which distinguishes him from other local plastic surgeons. If you're ready to start your journey with him, contact our friendly Boston team with our form or call us at:

(617) 636-7702

Explore Your Plastic Surgery Options

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Considering facelift surgery to tighten your loose skin? Dr. Lee and our friendly Boston team are happy to explain all your options.

Where fillers and injectables cannot provide substantial results, a facelift may succeed.

Did You Know?


Facelift surgery also has another name: rhytidectomy. It translates loosely from the original Greek as "wrinkle removal." Because facelifts tighten your skin, they can result in smoother cheeks, a defined jawline, and a more alert under-eye region. There are many types of facelifts, like traditional, SMAS, and mini.

How Can a Facelift Refine My Appearance?

A facelift procedure can dramatically refresh your appearance by:

Trimming Your Jowls

Removing Excess Facial Skin

Smoothing Saggy Under-Eye Skin

Slimming Double Chins

Tightening the Neck and Face

Restoring Facial Definition

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Facelift?

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Patients will heal from their procedures over a course of four to six weeks, but it can take up to six months for your final results to become apparent. You can expect swelling, bruising, and redness as you recover. Though this is typical, if you have any concerns, you are always welcome to contact Dr. Lee.

We typically have patients return to our office within a couple of days for a checkup with Dr. Lee, so he can make sure everything is healing properly. As the second week ends, patients can usually return to less intensive job duties and activities. After about a month, you should be able to resume your normal activities.

If you're not ready for surgery or you want a procedure with minimal to no downtime, we may recommend injectablesBOTOX® Cosmetic can address fine lines on different areas of the face and dermal fillers like Restylane® and Sculptra® Aesthetic can combat concerns like aging and sagging skin by adding volume.

Meet Dr. Arnold S. Lee

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Your plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee, has been named Top Doctor by Boston Magazine since 2017. During that time, many patients have trusted him with their facelifts at AeLeeMD Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.

Throughout his time practicing, he has distinguished himself in the field. Not only has he presented and published scholarly articles, but he has also worked as a clinical instructor. He also specializes in treating patients of color, ensuring every visitor to his clinic receives the same high standard of treatment.

Dr. Lee truly believes in an individual approach, caring for his patients as the unique people that they are. He aims to focus on your goals and your needs — not on a cookie-cutter treatment.

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Boston Patients Trust Our Doctor to Listen to Their Needs

"Wow Dr. Lee is amazing. He truly listens and cares for his patients, he does not let anything get overlooked. Trust me you are in good hands! Definitely recommend!! 5 star doctor!!" Abel D.

A more youthful appearance may be closer than you think.

Concerned With Cost? We Accept Financing

While facelift surgery is not covered by insurance, our Boston team can work with you to make treatment possible. We accept CareCredit® financing, along with cash, checks, and major credit cards to make plastic surgery more accessible. We're happy to explain the financing process, so reach out to our Boston office to learn more.

Arnold S. Lee, M.D.

Arnold S. Lee, M.D. Lee Facial Plastic Surgery 

Dr. Arnold S. Lee is the director of facial plastic surgery at Tufts Medical Center. Named Top Doctor by Boston Magazine since 2017, Dr. Lee offers individualized care to every patient, and specializes in cosmetic enhancement for patients of color.

Dr. Lee has advanced education and training from the following distinguished institutions:

  • University of Virginia
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Illinois in Chicago

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery facility, request an appointment online or call us at (617) 636-7702.

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