Deciding if Facelift is Right for You
What are the steps of a facelift?
What Improvements Can a Facelift Make?
The results can make gratifying Improvements. At Avenue Plastic Surgery in Toronto, Facelift is one of our most popular performed procedures. We recommend rejuvenating facial procedures for patients who are seeking a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Your plastic surgeon, Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy, will work together with you to provide subtle yet gratifying improvements for common signs of aging, such as:
- Deep facial wrinkles and folds
- Lax, loose skin
- Heavy jowls
- Loss of youthful facial contour
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
The procedure is often done in conjunction with a neck lift or brow lift. When you undergo a facelift in Toronto or Whitby, you can enjoy transformational improvements such as:
- Tightened lax muscles, which eliminates jowls and improves tone
- Removal of excess, loose skin which smooths the jawline and neck
- Improved definition of facial features
- Elimination of excess fat for a slimmer contour
- Minimization of deep creases around the nose, mouth, and eyes
- Rejuvenation of facial features, providing an overall more youthful appearance
Am I a good candidate for a Facelift?
As we stated above, the surgery is an excellent option for both men and women who are bothered by the aged appearance of their face. Individuals with sagging and loose facial skin and noticeable folds and creases on their faces can benefit from the operation. The surgery is an excellent option for people with:
- Sagging cheeks
- Loose skin around the jawline
- Noticeable folds around the neck
- Noticeable wrinkles around the mouth and nose
What’s the First Step?
The first step to getting a facelift in Toronto is to schedule a consultation with us. By either giving us a phone call or filling out a contact form, our compassionate team of experts will schedule a time for you to come meet one-on-one with our surgeons.
Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy will provide a thorough analysis of your face. As expert Toronto facelift plastic surgeons, they have a deep understanding of the anatomy of the face. This will also be the best time for you to let them know your aesthetic desires, ask questions, and get to know your surgeon.
If you’re happy with their insight and recommendations, surgery will be booked and they’ll provide you with pre and postoperative instructions. It’s vital that you follow these instructions very closely, as they are designed to reduce risk and complications with your surgical procedure.
How is a Facelift Performed?
During a traditional facelift procedure, incisions are made around the ears in well-hidden creases and extend into the hairline. This allows us to lift, tighten, and sculpt deep tissues of the lower face to produce a younger-looking appearance with firmer and smoother skin.
The incisions for a lower facelift are made behind the ear to help conceal any post-surgical marks and provide more a natural-looking result. Any excess fat along the lower face is carefully removed. The underlying facial muscles are tightened and repositioned and the facial skin is carefully lifted and tightened to give the face a more youthful appearance.
In general, the procedure takes several hours to perform. If there are more procedures, it will increase the amount of time.
Our experienced plastic surgeons perform facelift procedures using local and intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. All surgeries are different and vary based on patient needs, but typically the procedure takes between three and four hours to complete.
After your Toronto facelift surgery, you can expect your recovery time to last approximately 1-2 weeks. Following the surgical procedure, the treated areas will be dressed to protect and promote healing. We’ll provide you with a prescription for medication to help manage any discomfort that you may experience. Facelift patients typically stay overnight and ice packs can be applied for comfort within that initial 24-hour period as well. You should expect to see some swelling and bruising, which can appear dramatic but is quite expected and temporary. We recommend that patients have a couple of weeks set aside from regular work and activities so they can relax and recover in comfort at home. After this time, the majority of swelling and bruising will have resolved. You’ll see your plastic surgeon again within the first week of your recovery for a follow-up assessment.
What is a Mini Facelift?
At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we also offer a lower facelift, also known as a mini-lift, for patients that have aesthetic concerns concentrated around the lower third of their face. Bothe a facelift and lower facelift can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures like a brow lift or neck lift.
Combining Facelift with Neck Lift
Combining these two procedures is very common and requested by a lot of our patients. With the combination of a face and neck lift, the surgeons are able to rejuvenate both areas, providing a seamless youthful appearance. Many times with age, both the skin in the face and neck equally wrinkle and become lax, which is why combining them makes sense and oftentimes provides the most optimal results.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Toronto?
A facelift is a highly personalized procedure. The cost of your Toronto facelift will vary based on the type of facelift performed along with other factors. The average cost of a facelift at Avenue Plastic Surgery is around $17,000. Financing options are available that can help make the payment process more manageable for our patients.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy are widely considered by their patients to offer the best facelift Toronto residents can depend on. During your consultation and throughout your planning, our enhancement team will review with you the risks of complications related to the procedure. They can also take the time to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized care and natural-looking results they are looking for. Contact our office in Toronto or Whitby today to schedule a consultation for your facelift.
Dr. Golger and his team were terrific. I would highly recommend him. I’m so happy with my results. Thank you!
Individual results may vary