Facelift Q&A with Toronto's Top Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Ali Adibfar

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As one of Toronto's best plastic surgeons, Dr. Adibfar has delivered incredible results through a variety of plastic surgery procedures including facelifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers. With clients from across Toronto, Canada and North America, Dr. Adibfar is often contacted to discuss the benefits of a certain procedure. With facelifts growing in popularity because of the powerful and life-changing results that can be delivered, more people are searching for information on this incredible plastic surgery procedure.

Are you contemplating a facelift? Are you looking for long-lasting beautiful results that redefine your appearance and beauty? Our team sat down and discussed the most common questions that Dr. Adibfar encounters at his Yorkville, Toronto plastic surgery clinic, which was recently nominated as one of the best in Toronto.

Facelift insight from one of Toronto's best plastic surgeons


1. I've heard so many different things, but who is the right candidate for a facelift?

With facelifts being so popular, there is a lot of attention on this plastic surgery procedure. It's often discussed in the media and there is a lot of different information from a variety of sources. "There is no perfect candidate for a facelift," said Dr. Adibfar. "It really is a great procedure for someone who is looking for a firmer, more youthful facial appearance. That's the first criteria. From there, it comes down to a mixture of age, body type, size and health. That's why we employ a very in-depth consultative process to determine if a facelift is truly the best procedure for your specific body and expectations."

"Anyone who provides a highly specific profile for a facelift candidate isn't taking into consideration the uniqueness of each person, including their body and beauty," explains Dr. Adibfar.

2. I've heard of so many different kinds of facelifts, but which type is the best?

It's true. There are a variety of different techniques and approaches when it comes to performing a facelift procedure. From deep plane and high SMAS to short scar and skin only, the options can seem a bit overwhelming.

"When I am asked this question, I always have the same answer: It's more about finding the right plastic surgeon than trying to find the right procedure or technique," says Dr. Adibfar. "Each person is unique and when it comes to facelifts, the approach should be tailored to you and your body. That's why it's always my goal to deliver a more youthful, natural looking appearance using the latest plastic surgery techniques."

3. How long will my facelift procedure take?

"This can vary depending on the approach that we take," explains Dr. Adibfar. "Mini facelifts may take less than two hours while a traditional facelift will likely take between 3 and 4 hours."
"It may also take longer if it is combined with other plastic surgery procedures like a neck or brow lift."

4. What is the recovery time for a standard facelift procedure?

Undergoing plastic surgery to enhance your beauty often requires some recovery time to ensure you heal properly and the results are maintained. "The clients I typically work with will see swelling subside in 10-14 days with many returning to work or their regularly day-to-day lifestyle in about two weeks."
Our plastic surgery team recommends that you schedule your facelift procedure one month before a special occasion to ensure you are looking your best.

5. Are there risks associated with facelift procedures?

This is a common question and should be a focal point for anyone contemplating a plastic surgery procedure. "Like any plastic surgery procedure, there can be risks," explains Dr. Adibfar - one of Toronto's top plastic surgeons. "It's important to note that the likelihood of risks or complications occurring is related to the skill of the plastic surgeon you partner with."

"That's why our team puts health and safety above everything else," says Dr. Adibfar. "Our processes, experience, technology and approach are all based on delivering exceptional results in the safest way possible."

6. Should I get a facelift before losing weight?
A facelift is often part of an overall body transformation as you pursue a better version of yourself. Some people choose to include other plastic surgery procedures in conjunction with their facelift. Others may be seeking to lose a few pounds to achieve a more slender and contoured body before their facelift procedure.

"When it comes to most plastic surgery procedures, I typically recommend to be as close to your ideal body weight as possible for the best results," explains Dr. Adibfar. "A few pounds won't make a difference, but if you're looking to drop 15, 20 or even 30 pounds as part of your transformation, I would recommend waiting until you reach that goal before undergoing a facelift procedure."

7. What's the most important thing to know about a facelift procedure?

This is one of the most common questions that Dr. Adibfar is asked by clients at his Yorkville plastic surgery clinic. It's a question that everyone should be asking as they contemplate whether a facelift procedure is right for them.

"There is a lot to know about facelift procedures - from benefits, risks, recovery, the experience and everything else in the middle," says Dr. Adibfar. "The most important thing to keep in mind when contemplating a facelift procedure is choosing the right plastic surgeon."

"By selecting the best plastic surgeon who is committed to safety, results and being transparent, you can be confident and comfortable in your plastic surgery journey you're about to embark on," explains Dr. Adibfar.
"Look at reviews, before and after photos, credentials and ask a lot of questions. This is a big decision and you want to be partnering with a plastic surgeon you can trust to deliver the results you expect. Don't settle for anything less."

Next Steps

If you have any questions about a facelift procedure or just want some trusted advice, contact Dr. Adibfar directly. He and his team are always happy to help!

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Dedicated to all aspects of aesthetics and design, Dr. Ali Adibfar’s passion, his adept sense of harmony and balance, along with his outstanding surgical skill, places him in the top tier of Toronto’s cosmetic surgeons. As your Toronto plastic surgeon, he is devoted to delivering beautiful results. Dr. Adibfar’s keen sense of detail that sees his patients leave his care with the natural, astounding, and the perfected aesthetic alterations they desired.

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