Traditionally, this is accomplished by literally lifting the skin off the face so that the subcutaneous tissues can be tightened. The facial skin is then replaced more smoothly in a way that evens out creases and wrinkles. Problem areas of the face that can be corrected with a facelift include crow’s feet (wrinkles by the corners of the eyes), forehead lines, jowls, double chins, and vertical folds by the front of the neck.
Consultation at Clinic 360
Facelifts should be performed at a reputable plastic surgery firm such as Clinic 360 in Toronto to ensure that results are optimal and long-term. During your consultation prior to surgery, your surgeon will examine your facial structure, skin texture, colour, and elasticity. Your medical history will also be assessed along with individual risk factors such as smoking, tendency of scarring, high blood pressure, any prescriptions or supplements you regularly take, and issues with blood clotting.
What to Expect
It is important to be honest about your medical situation with your surgeon at Clinic 360 during the consultation as this can help ensure your results are in line with your expectations along with aiding in avoiding any unnecessary risks, both during and after your facelift surgery.
The aesthetic benefits of your facelift can also be augmented with complementary plastic surgeries such as facial liposuction and a neck lift procedure.
For best results, you should be in good health and of optimal weight.
How is a FaceLift Performed?
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FaceLift Surgery Risks
As with any form of plastic surgery, facelifts carry a certain set of potential risks. However, having your procedure performed at a reputable, recognized plastic surgery firm such as Clinic 360 in Toronto greatly reduces your chances of complications. The most common risks associated with facelifts are:
- Reactions to anaesthesia
- Bleeding under the skin
- Numbness (may last for 6 months to a year)
- Damage to the nerves that supply the muscles in the face (may cause facial spasms or paralysis, both temporary and permanent)
- Hair loss (alopecia)
- Tissue loss
- Embolisms (blood clots)
Many facelift complications can be avoided by being completely honest with your surgeon at Clinic 360 during your consultation. At this time, they will go over all risks in further detail with you as well. You also should be sure to carefully follow your doctor’s instructions, both prior to and after your facelift surgery.
Recovery usually takes 2 to 3 weeks, during which time your doctor may prescribe you medication for any pain. Patients should avoid strenuous or rigorous activity during this period.
Cost & Financing
FaceLifts are considered an elective cosmetic procedure and, as such, are not covered by health insurance. The cost of a FaceLift at Clinic 360 in Toronto generally begins at $19,600. We understand that affordability is essential, and to make the process even more accessible, we provide financing options. Take the first step towards feeling more confident and comfortable with a facelift procedure at Clinic 360.