A facelift can reduce visible signs of aging and help you achieve a sleeker, more youthful appearance.
What are face lifts?
Facelifts are some of the most effective ways to reduce the signs of aging and to improve your facial appearance. If you want to remove the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and daily stress, and look great at any age, a good facelift may be the answer.
Why have a face lift?
As people age deep creases can form between the nose and mouth, the jaw line grows slack and jowly, and folds and fatty deposits appear around the face. While a facelift, or rhytidectomy, can’t stop the aging process, it can work to reverse the most visible signs by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face.
To ensure the results you want, our plastic surgeons will assess your skin quality, hairline, hairstyle and bone structure to determine the approach that is best for you. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
Face lift results
The volume and elevation of the cheeks will be improved. The middle and lower part of your face will have a smoother, more youthful and natural contour – you will not suffer the “wind-tunnel” look often associated with facelifts. A facelift can improve the deep cheek folds, jowls, and loose, sagging skin around the neck that come with age. After surgery, patients present a fresher, more youthful face to the world.
Final results are usually evident in six to eight weeks with continued improvement for up to six months. After that, the aging process continues. Your lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in determining the extent and longevity of your results.
What to expect during a face lift
There are several different types of facelift surgeries, each with their own unique benefits and risks. The type of facial rejuvenation surgery that is best for you depends on your objectives, the specific features of your face and skin. Our facial plastic surgeons use a wide variety of techniques to achieve your facial rejuvenation objectives.
During your facelift surgery, bleeding spots will be cauterized to reduce bruising and swelling, making for an easier recovery. Some minor liposuction may also be performed during the procedure to sharpen the definition of the neck.
- Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, follow the natural line in front of the ear, curve behind the earlobe into the crease behind the ear, and into or along the lower scalp.
- Facial, neck tissue and muscle may be separated; fat may be trimmed or suctioned and underlying muscle may be tightened.
- Most of the scars will be hidden within your hair and in the normal creases of the skin.
- After deep tissues are tightened, the excess skin is pulled up and back, trimmed and sutured into place.
Recovery after a face lift
Patients will experience swelling and bruising during the first seven to fourteen days. However, the discomfort is minimal and easily controlled with medication. Bandages will be removed at the Surgical Centre in a day or two after surgery. Sutures are removed, often in stages to minimize scarring, within seven days. Patients are able to return to work and social activities within 2-3 weeks.
Get a face lift with Centric Health
Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for facelifts. Many facelifts have been successfully performed at our state of the art facilities by our team of renowned plastic surgeons. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence performing rhytidectomy procedures. Our pre and post-operative care is exceptional, and combined with our patient centred philosophy will provide you with a positive and rewarding experience. We will help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.
Next steps: Book your face lift consultation
If you are ready to discuss your cosmetic surgery needs with our board-certified plastic surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Incision techniques
- Potential risks and complications