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Jessyka G. Lighthall, MD, FACS

Jessyka G. Lighthall, MD, FACS
Penn State Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
200 Campus Dr
Suite 400 | Entrance 2
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Botox injections
  • Brow lift (forehead lift)
  • Chemical and laser facial resurfacing
  • Chin augmentation
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Ear reconstruction (including microtia)
  • Eyelid weights
  • Facelift
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial cosmetic surgery
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Facial trauma
  • Filler injections
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Microvascular reconstruction of head and neck defects
  • Nasal fractures
  • Otoplasty (ear pinning)
  • Reanimation of face
  • Reconstruction after skin cancer removal
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
  • Scar revision

Jessyka Lighthall, MD, FACS, is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology ─ Head and Neck Surgery and the division chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is fellowship-trained and holds two board certifications in both otolaryngology ─ head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lighthall founded and currently directs the multidisciplinary Facial Nerve Clinic and is the medical director of the Penn State Health Esteem Cosmetic Center. She specializes in treating patients with aesthetic concerns related to aging, as well as reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects, facial skin cancer defects, traumatic facial injuries and congenital deformities.

Dr. Lighthall provides the full spectrum of aesthetic facial surgical procedures, including facelift, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lift and facial augmentation. She is also trained in neuromodulator and filler use to treat wrinkles, as well as chemical peels, dermabrasion and lasers.  

Her additional expertise is in the reconstruction of Moh's skin cancer defects, microvascular free tissue transfer for reconstruction of large head and neck defects, and reconstruction of post-traumatic soft tissue and facial skeletal injuries.

Her clinical interests are in rhinoplasty, including cosmetic nasal reshaping, functional nasal surgery for difficulty breathing, and complex nasal reconstruction after cancer resection, trauma, or prior nasal surgery, as well as in the treatment of congenital deformities, such as cleft lip, cleft palate and external ear abnormalities.

Medical School
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine (Portland) - 2008

Residency, Surgery, Otolaryngology
Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland) - 2013

Fellowship, Surgery, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics (Minneapolis) - 2014

  • Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Chief, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical outcomes and quality of life after facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Improving function and quality of life of patients with facial paralysis
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State College of Medicine - 2019
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors – 2020-2024
  • Health Care Hero, Central Penn Business Journal - 2023
  • Head and Neck Cancer