What You Need to Know About a Facelift Procedure


Did you know that a facelift is the fifth most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure and that more than 120,000 are performed each year in the U.S. alone?

There is a rising demand for facial rejuvenation and facial lifting treatments right here in Toronto. The popularity of this cosmetic plastic surgery procedure is largely due to people looking for a firmer, more youthful appearance. While popularity can influence decisions, we believe that it’s important to fully understand this procedure before starting your cosmetic plastic surgery journey.

Education is Key
Our cosmetic plastic surgery team believes education about the procedures that are available today is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. When it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery, you can’t make a decision based solely on popularity.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Toronto, I am passionate about educating all of my patients about every procedure. Our cosmetic plastic surgery practice specializes in a variety of solutions that meet any need. From non-invasive injections like BOTOX® to Brazilian Buttlifts to full mommy makeovers, we’ll walk you through the entire procedure so you know what to expect.

Initial consultation discussions provide me with the opportunity to walk you through the procedure, but it also provides you with the chance to ask questions and learn more about what each treatment will be like. For example, it’s important for you to learn how I plan on utilizing cosmetic plastic surgery to create a natural, more youthful appearance that you can be confident in. This type of open transparency and communication is what you can expect at our office.

The “Lift” in Facelift
A facelift performed by an expert cosmetic plastic surgeon can help you have a firmer, smoother and more youthful appearance.

You might not know this, but when we perform a facelift procedure, there are actually two tissue layers that are lifted and tightened. This is the muscle layer and your skin. The typical “lift” is mostly created by lifting the muscle layer. From there, we reposition your skin in a more structured and firmer way. This process gives you a natural appearance while avoiding any tension placed on the face.

There are several different “lifting” treatments that we can perform that depend on individual body types and needs. This is something we assess early on.

A facelift is usually combined with a neck lift procedure to provide a uniform, natural appearance that is beautiful, harmonized and youthful. These cosmetic plastic surgery treatments typically require small incisions in front and behind the ear.

Our professional cosmetic plastic surgery team has a variety of world-class methods to reduce the appearance of scars. From cosmetic enhancements to properly placed meticulous incisions, we can ensure you have a flawless appearance.

What You Should Know About Facelifts
The facelift is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that can help you turn back the clock on your appearance. This popular treatment can redefine your appearance and provide you with the confidence you’re looking for. Through a facelift procedure, our dedicated team can help you achieve a more youthful appearance by:
  • Tightening facial muscles: The underlying structure of your face will weaken and sag with age. This is an unfortunate reality for many. Before I repair your loose skin, we will re-sculpt this underlying structure. This approach puts less tension on your skin and helps your facelift last longer.
  • Repairing loose skin: Our cosmetic plastic surgery team will meticulously trim the sagging skin and tighten it for a smoother, more natural look.
  • Redefining your facial contour: Depending on the facelift procedure you opt to undergo, we can smooth the look of your cheeks and lower eyelids, while creating a more attractive jawline and neck.

The Bottom Line
Whether you’re undergoing a facelift, neck lift or other cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, you should always choose a cosmetic plastic surgeon who is board-certified and has experience in delivering great results. By choosing a dedicated, experienced and trusted cosmetic plastic surgeon, you can be confident that you’ll achieve a beautiful, youthful and more natural-looking result.

Next Steps
If you have any questions about a facelift procedure, other cosmetic plastic surgery options available to you or just want some advice, contact me directly. I’m always happy to help!
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