Voted as a Patient’s Choice Award recipient in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Adair Blackledge is a fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon who established the Blackledge Face Center in Jackson, Mississippi in 2003. Dr. Blackledge’s practice and expertise is unique in that he focuses exclusively on the cosmetic rejuvenation of the face, nose and neck. His approach is centered around the belief that natural surgical results should be complimented by a lifelong commitment to intentional skin care that not only makes patients look and feel better, but also prolong their surgical results. Dr. Blackledge’s personal touch in patient care which often includes personal letters, phone calls and home visits results in a patient experience that is unparalleled in the field of facial plastic rejuvenation. It is his belief that excellent facial rejuvenation should be natural looking and subtle without the “done” appearance that is seen so often in television personalities.
Dr. Blackledge has distinguished himself as a nationally renowned expert in the field of facial rejuvenation injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma and KyBella. He has been Mississippi’s only Allergan Black Diamond injector for now three consecutive years, and in 2014, became Mississippi’s only Allergan Top 100 Injector. This distinction is given to the top 100 injectors in the United States, with Dr. Blackledge being only one of ten facial plastic surgeons to be distinguished. He is a member of the national Pallette committee which is responsible for teaching and educating physicians on the techniques of injectables. He is as well a national researcher and educator for teaching his Botox, Juvederm and Voluma techniques to physicians now from twenty states. Because Dr. Blackledge has a strong belief that patient relationships are as important as patient outcomes, he performs all of his own injections on his patients. It is during this time, that he is able to study his patients as well as listen to their desires, so that a common goal is achieved.
Dr. Blackledge has combined his artful eye, surgical skills and team approach to develop a facial rejuvenation surgery that provides natural results with minimal downtime. His training included an intensive facial plastic surgery fellowship under Dr. Gaylon McCollough as well as studying under Dr. Frank Kamer in Beverly Hills. He is now an invited lecturer across the country to speak about his techniques in facial rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Blackledge is also a guest instructor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center teaching residents his approach to facial plastic surgery. Having performed over 4,000 facelifts in his career, he has now operated on patients from 47 of the 50 states.
A native of Quitman, Mississippi, Dr. Blackledge and his wife, Deanna have two children. He is passionate about family time as well as the Mississippi delta blues scene and art, choosing oil as his preferred medium.