Prominent wrinkles and saggy skin can have a huge impact on facial contours, changing the way you look and making you feel older than you actually are. It’s important for your professional and personal life to always look your best, and a Toronto facelift can help you achieve this.
A facelift, technically known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can help you get rid of the prominent wrinkles, creases and lax skin that are undesirable to you. Surgery may target the face as well as the neck, with a dramatic improvement achieved in the area of the jawline (jowls). By reversing the effects of environmental damage, stress, gravity and the aging process, you’ll look more youthful, fresher and revitalized – the key to a happier you!
How You May Benefit From A Facelift:
If you dislike the features of your face and neck due to:
- saggy skin and muscles
- fat deposits that droop
- deep and prominent wrinkles
- excess skin that sags, particularly along the jawline
- a crepey neck
- significant creases in/around the nose, mouth, and chin.
and you generally healthy both physically and mentally, then you may benefit from a rhytidectomy.
The General Procedure
The facelift surgery involves the removal of excess skin and if necessary, fat deposits. Incisions are made in discreet areas on the face, typically at the hairline, to allow for the removal and redraping of skin. Another incision may be made under the chin to target the area of the neck. The incisions are then sutured with tiny stitches to minimize the risk of scarring, ensuring that the results won’t look like you’ve had “work done”. The exact techniques performed during your rhytidectomy may vary depending on your physiology, expected outcome and concerns. The entire procedure can take a few hours and may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgical procedures, like liposuction or breast augmentation, to achieve a total image transformation. A facelift is indeed a very rewarding procedure when performed correctly, with fantastic benefits for the patient such as a better appearance and renewed self esteem.
Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon has extensive experience treating patients from a wide age group, although it is typical for patients to be in their forties.
Your face will be dressed to decrease the recovery time and to reduce swelling. Any clips, stitches or staples that were placed during surgery are typically removed in a few days. As with other cosmetic surgical procedures, a facelift will require you to get plenty of rest and limit your movement to help with recovery. Minor discomfort during your recovery can be effectively treated with prescribed oral medication.
The information provided here is for general reference. It should not replace a consultation with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, during which your unique concerns and questions will be addressed.