As we age, our faces change. Over time, depending on the quality of our skin, we begin to develop wrinkles on our face, as well as deepening folds along our cheeks (i.e., nasolabial folds) and jowls with loosening of neck skin. Once this has occurred, there are few options left to correct the effects of time other than surgery.

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure designed to tighten skin and remove wrinkles while improving the jaw line and neck contour. At Lincoln Aesthetic Surgical Institute, we are committed to helping you look younger and stop the hands of time.

With a facelift, incisions are made along the front of the ears, extending back behind the ears into the hairline. Dr. Mitchell is dedicated to helping you reshape your face and restore a more youthful appearance. Attention is in the details. Dr. Mitchell believes a facelift procedure is not a procedure to merely remove the excess skin. Rather, through his technique, he works to reshape the underneath soft tissues of the face that descend over time, restoring the face back to its prior position and producing a natural, non-windswept appearance.

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Before & After

Explore images of our previous patient procedures. Click on the thumbnails below to see different patients, and drag the bar on the left to compare imagery.*

* Actual patient. Results may vary.


A facelift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Dr. Mitchell will see you the following day to ensure everything is healing as expected. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to the procedure and until everything has healed well, to reduce your risks of complications. Pain is typically minimal. Swelling is the most common side effect and resolves within two to four weeks. All potential complications will be discussed in detail during your consultation. Sutures placed at the time of the operation will be removed in one week. Scars typically heal well, and fade over time.

If you are interested in a facelift, please contact us today or call at 402-483-8530 to set up a free consultation. Dr. Mitchell will meet with you privately to discuss if a facelift may be right for you.


In September 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in my life. Because of treatment I had received 23 years prior, I chose to undergo a double mastectomy with reconstruction. I did some research and visited a couple of surgeons in Lincoln; I actually made an appointment for surgery with one of them. I was also referred to Dr. Cassidy Mitchell. After speaking to him on the phone and meeting with him, I chose to change doctors and have Dr. Mitchell help me with this challenge. Dr. Mitchell was new to Lincoln then, but I felt very confident about how he was approaching my surgery and about his compassion towards me as a woman and patient facing a very difficult surgery. I have never regretted that decision. I am very happy with the results, but most of all, Dr. Mitchell approached the choices, surgery, recovery and reconstruction in a way that made me feel comforted, confident and as though I was in charge. That was important to me at a time when women often feel like their lives have gone completely out of control. I highly recommend him as a surgeon. His work is impeccable. I also have to say my general surgeon, Dr. Carolyn Cody, and the nursing staff at Bryan West Campus was also incredibly supportive. What a team. I am blessed. I’m cancer free, making music with my husband, and moving on with life. Thanks to all of you at Bryan. Thanks, Dr. Mitchell for helping me, for sharing your talent, and treating me with kindness. I’ll never forget it.

*Actual patient. Results may vary."

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