Gravity’s impact, exposure to the light, and the pressures of everyday life may all be visible in our faces as we get older and our skin ages. A facelift may help you restore a younger, fresher appearance by turning back the hands of time.
Read along to learn more about our facelift methods that are available at Visage Clinic Toronto.
Visage Clinic Facelift Options
A facelift also known as a rhytidectomy may assist to minimize the appearance of some of the most apparent indicators of aging. Tightening underlying muscles and redraping the skin reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles between the nose and mouth, as well as tightening the jawline and neck skin. Additionally, extra neck fat is eliminated.
A facelift may be done on its own or in combination with additional treatments like a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or rhinoplasty. At Visage Clinic Toronto our patient outcomes can be improved through experience and innovation.
Facelifts are performed on an annual basis at our clinic, ranging from 50 to 100 each year. Doctor Dupéré, a famous Toronto cosmetic surgeon, utilizes the short-scar facelift method, which minimizes scarring while making a facelift seem more natural than ever before.
Our clinic is continually updating our abilities and keeping on top of the most recent advancements in facelift surgery as we continue to grow in our respective fields. Our aim is to be able to provide our facelift patients with the most natural and safest outcomes possible.
What is a Facelift Procedure?
At Visage Clinic Toronto, we provide a variety of facelift procedures to best meet the needs of each unique cosmetic surgery patient. These procedures include a normal facelift, a short-scar facelift, and a mini-facelift, among others.
The Standard Facelift
Incisions for a regular facelift typically begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear and just inside the cartilage. They then continue behind the earlobe to the hairline behind the ear.
Incisions for a brow lift typically begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear and just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear. A minor incision beneath the chin may also be necessary if the neck requires attention.
In general, your facelift surgeon will tighten the skin and muscle under the surface of the skin. To enhance the shape of the neck and chin, fat may be cut or suctioned away from these areas. Later, the surgeon tightens the muscles and membranes under the skin, draws the skin back, and eliminates any extra tissue. Stitches hold the layers of tissue together and help to seal wounds.
You may be a suitable candidate for a mini-facelift if you are interested in addressing the look of drooping skin in the lower face while also wanting to minimize scarring, eliminate bruising, and need less recovery time. Having a mini-facelift is appropriate for patients in their 40s or younger, making them seem younger than the majority of full-facelift patients. Good candidates often only need a little amount of facial tightening, which is most commonly concentrated around the jawline.
The appearance of tissue laxity around the jawline, neck, and lower cheeks is one of the earliest apparent indicators of aging when we reach our forties and fifties. While dermal fillers may be beneficial in alleviating these issues in the cheeks, they are unable to treat regions of drooping skin, which need surgical intervention. A mini-facelift may tighten this lower-face sagging with little scarring and bruising after the procedure. The outcome is natural and unobtrusive, and it is simple to repeat the procedure 5 to 10 years later to preserve the rejuvenated appearance.
Innovating techniques such as the short scar or limited incision facelift have been developed to accomplish the same results as a complete facelift but leaving much less visible scarring. In most cases, the scars from a facelift extend behind the ear and into the hairline after the procedure. A short scar method has been created as a result of recent advancements in cosmetic surgery, which significantly reduces the length of the scar.
This procedure involves making a very tiny incision immediately above and below the front of the ear, which is then sutured closed. There is no scar right in front of the ear; instead, the scar is put within the ear. This is a more subtle approach. As an added benefit, this new procedure removes the hairline scar behind the ear, which is a huge advancement that allows women to style their locks in a bun or ponytail without showing any traces of having had surgery.
When compared to a traditional facelift, the operation for a short scar facelift takes less time, and the recuperation period is also much shorter. Even so, there will be some swelling and bruising after a brief scar facelift that will persist after a few weeks.
Some people might see significant improvements from a little weekend lift. When doing a weekend facelift, a surgeon employs a minimum version of the short scar procedure, in which a very tiny incision is made slightly above and below the front of the ear, removing the necessity for an incision (and scar) behind the ear.
When having a weekend facelift, the bandages are often removed within 48 hours, however sutures are typically left in place for a week following the procedure. A weekend facelift, in contrast to a complete facelift, may be done as an outpatient procedure. The treatment will take roughly one to one and a half hours to complete.
Alternatives to Surgical Facelifts
If you want to have a more rested facial appearance but don’t have severe skin laxity or drooping, a non-surgical facelift also known as a “Soft Lift” may be able to assist you attain that rested and refreshed appearance. A non-surgical facelift achieves a natural-looking effect by combining injections that cure both wrinkles and volume loss. This eliminates the need for surgery and the downtime associated with post-surgical recuperation.
The best part is that each therapy is completely personalized to meet the specific requirements of each individual patient. A number of various areas of concern may be addressed, including lines around the eyes, brows, and forehead, as well as “marionette” lines around the mouth and lips. Additional places that may benefit from this procedure include the jaw, chin, and lips to name a few examples. If you’re searching for a less dramatic makeover, this is a non-invasive, quick, and easy alternative for you.
It’s vital to remember that a non-surgical facelift will not provide the same kind of transformational outcomes that a surgical facelift may provide. It’s clear that a non-surgical facelift will fall short of your expectations when it comes to more major alterations, or if you’re hoping for anything that tightens the skin and/or underlying muscle.
Consultations are a great option to figure out the best treatment plan for you. Our surgeons would be delighted to hear your story and discuss your treatment choices with you if you’re unsure about which treatment is suitable for your needs.
The Most Appropriate Candidates for Facelifts
In order to be the ideal candidate for a facelift, a man or woman must first notice that his or her face and neck have started to droop, but who still has some elasticity in their skin and whose bone structure is firm and well defined. The majority of patients are between the ages of 40 and 70, however the procedure may be done on people as young as 10 and as elderly as 100.
A facelift may help you seem younger and more vibrant, and it can also boost your self-confidence as a result of the procedure. However, it will not be able to completely transform your appearance, nor will it be able to restore the health and vigor of your youth.
Before deciding to undergo surgery, we recommend that you carefully consider your expectations, and that you consult with one of the most skilled facelift surgeons in Toronto, such as Dr. DuPéré. It is our responsibility to pay close attention to your requirements and to inform you of what to anticipate.
Getting Ready for a Facelift
Visage Clinic Toronto has a state-of-the-art facility where you may have your facelift surgery done. Dr. DuPéré is a board certified surgeon with decades of cosmetic surgery experience. Dr. DuPéré- Toronto facelift surgeon is always available to answer your questions or address your concerns at any point during your experience.
When doing a facelift, we start by listening to you: we listen to your desires and requirements, and we ask you to explain and bring in images of your ideal appearance. We then proceed from there.
Your appointment will also include a physical examination, which will include an assessment of your skin, the underlying bone structure of your face, and a thorough review of your medical history. During your consultation with Dr. DuPéré we will spend as much time as necessary with you to ensure that both you and your surgeon are on the same page about what you want. It is important to recognize that surgery may not always be able to match all of your goals; thus, it is important to grasp what is a realistic result.
In addition, your surgeon will provide you with instructions on how to prepare for surgery in order to achieve the best possible outcome, including suggestions on what to eat and drink, as well as instructions on taking specific vitamins and drugs. For smokers, it is recommended that they refrain from smoking for at least one month before surgery and for at least one month after surgery, since smoking reduces circulation and interferes with appropriate healing.
Recovery After Undergoing a Facelift
Following surgery, your head will be covered lightly in bandages in order to reduce bruising and swelling as much as possible. A short, thin tube may be temporarily inserted beneath the skin behind your ear to drain any extra fluid that has accumulated there. This tube will be removed the day after your cosmetic surgery treatment, and the bulky dressing will be changed with a smaller, lighter dressing the next day. You will be able to shower and wash your hair as a result of this. Even very significant discomfort after a facelift is unusual, if you do suffer any discomfort, we will prescribe pain medication to alleviate your discomfort.
We will provide you with more precise instructions on how to gradually resume your usual activities. They’re likely to contain the following recommendations: For at least two weeks, refrain from engaging in vigorous activities, such as sex or hard labor while walking and mild stretching are fine. Above all, make sure you receive enough rest and allow your body to devote its energies to the healing process. You may begin light activity in two weeks, but you should avoid vigorous aerobics or weight lifting for at least a month after that.
You will be required to take a week off from work. The majority of our facelift Toronto patients are back at work within 10 days to two weeks after their procedure is completed. Makeup may be used to conceal the majority of any remaining bruises if necessary.
Facelift Risks and Complications: What to Expect
A facelift done by a trained Toronto plastic surgeon is associated with a low rate of problems, which are often mild. Individuals, however, differ widely in terms of their anatomy, their bodily responses, and their healing skills, and the result is never totally anticipated in any situation.
Among the possible complications include hematoma (a collection of blood beneath the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), harm to nerves that control face muscles (which is generally transient), infection, and adverse responses to anesthesia. Cigarette smokers are the most prone to have poor skin healing.
You may lower your risks by carefully following the instructions of your facelift surgeon both before and after surgery..
Results From a Facelift Procedure
It is likely that you will be satisfied with the outcomes of your facelift, particularly if you are patient and allow enough time for your face to recover properly. Ideally, you should appear 10 years younger; this is plenty to give you a fresher appearance, but not so extreme that others will know you have had surgery.
For many months after surgery, you may notice that your hair around your temples is sparse and that your skin is dry and rough. Men may discover that they must shave in new locations, such as behind the neck and behind the ears, since patches of beard-growing skin have been moved.
It is inevitable that you will have some scars from a facelift, but they are usually concealed by your hair or the natural wrinkles of your cheeks and ears. However, they will fade with time and should be hardly discernible at the end of their useful life.
A facelift may help you turn back the hands of time, but it will not stop the clock. Your appearance will continue to change as the years go by. Regardless of whether you opt to repeat the treatment in five or ten years or not, our Toronto facelift patients continue to appear better than they would have if they had never had the treatment done in the first place years later.
What Is the Average Cost of a Facelift?
As a result, many individuals believe that facelifts are out of their price range since they take a great deal of knowledge, competence, and accuracy. However, this is not the case. The real cost of a facelift is dependent on a number of factors, which can only be determined at your consultation with your surgeon.. As a result, it is impossible for us to provide you with a fixed charge over the phone or by email.
Searching for a cosmetic surgeon shouldn’t be a bargain-hunting experience; that’s why we provide a variety of financing and payment choices to assist you in achieving your objectives. According to the hundreds of facelift patients who have visited us over the years, you will likely regard this as more of an investment in your well-being than a financial burden in the long run.
Why Choose Visage Clinic Toronto?
While facelift procedures are well-known for their many advantages and skin rejuvenation, selecting the most appropriate approach for your specific requirements is highly crucial to ensure a successful surgery. This is why our team of facelift specialists, as well as our board certified surgeon, are here to assist you in developing the most efficient treatment plan for your particular situation.
You are just a few steps away from receiving a stunning makeover. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email, or by filling the contact form on our website. Our specialists are looking forward to hearing from you and bringing your dream results to reality!