Aging is a process to which we are all subjected. The notable signs of aging develop earliest on your face, characterized by deep creases, displaced or excess fat deposits, loss of muscle tone and loose, saggy skin. In an effort to revitalize their appearance, 119,026 facelift procedures were performed on men and women in 2011 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, has the ability to make you look about 11 years younger, as the study, Outcome analysis in 93 facial rejuvenation patients treated with a deep-plane face lift, led by Dr. Eric Swanson suggests. In the same study, 93.5% of patients reported that they would recommend a facelift to someone else.

Look Years Younger

before facelift
after facelift

One of the most rewarding benefits facelift surgery has is not the aesthetic improvement you'll experience, but the dramatically positive impact your results will have on your self esteem and confidence. By choosing an experienced, highly qualified Plastic Surgeon who is Board Certified, you're guaranteed to reduce the risk of negative side effects and complications. As Associate Professor of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto, Dr. Jeffrey A. Fialkov possesses the experience, expertise and surgical skill that has made him a popular Plastic Surgeon in Canada. He will tailor your face lift to achieve your goals, creating a result that enhances your natural features.

A face lift will:

  • Tighten lax muscles to improve tone and eliminate jowls
  • Remove excess skin to smooth the jawline and neck, giving better definition in the area
  • Eliminate excess fat in the neck to create a sleeker contour
  • Redrape the skin, banishing deep creases around the nose and mouth as well as under the eyes
  • Rejuvenate the entire face, making you look years younger

One of the only studies conducted to determine the satisfaction levels for facelift patients was performed by Plastic Surgeons at the California Pacific Medical Center Aesthetic Surgery Institute. The study, The measure of face-lift patient satisfaction: the Owsley Facelift Satisfaction Survey with a long-term follow-up study, suggests that a full year after facelift surgery, 87% of patients describe their results as very good or beyond expectations. Even after an average of 12.6 years, close to 70% of patients still described their results in the same way: very good or beyond expectations. Your facelift will achieve a level of improvement with which you'll be content, and although results will be altered by the natural course of aging, you can expect your desired improvement to be long lasting.

The longevity of your results relies on the particular surgical techniques that Dr. Fialkov applies during your surgery. Your facelift is not about "stretching your skin". It is about restoring the structure that lies beneath your skin to its more youthful state. With this substructure optimized, your overlying skin will be adjusted for a more natural, less "pulled" result that lasts longer.

A facelift is often performed in conjunction with a necklift Read more about a necklift. If you have poor bone structure, facial implants may also be used to create a more aesthetically pleasing result.

Nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments can only take you so far. For a restorative transformation of your appearance that you will feel better about, call (416) 256-5614 to book your medical consultation about a face lift with Dr. Fialkov.


More Facelift and Necklift Information

General Information about A Facelift

General Information about A Necklift

The Rapid Recovery Neck Lift and Facelift: Factors To Consider

Is a Face Lift Right For You?

Facelift Risks

Telltale Signs of a Facelift

After Surgery

Post-Operative Care Instructions

Maintain Your Facelift Results

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Facelift General Information


If you would like to improve your facial contour and self esteem with a facelift, it is important that you examine why you'd like to do so and have realistic expectations of surgery. Express your goals and reasons to Dr. Fialkov during your consultation so he can have a better understanding of your expectations from surgery. That way, you'll be happier with your results.

A facelift is designed for men and women who are seeking improvement, rather than perfection, in their appearance. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you're physically healthy and emotionally stable.


While complications are fairly rare, you should still be aware of the potential risks of a facelift. These include facial nerve injury, infection and skin contour irregularities. You can reduce the potential of negative side effects by following your post-operative care instructions provided to you prior to your surgery.


Your health will be assessed and you will find out about the surgery and its related risks. Measurements of your facial contours may be taken. Make sure to discuss your expectations and concerns so Dr. Fialkov can better understand what you'd like to achieve.


You'll receive instructions on how to prepare for surgery with guidelines for eating, drinking and smoking. Smokers should stop well in advance of surgery. You'll most likely need to stop taking certain medications, particularly those that may increase bleeding. You'll also find out what to do the night before and day of your surgery. You should make plans to have someone pick you up after surgery and help you the first few days of recovery, since simple tasks may be difficult to perform.

The Procedure

General anesthesia will most likely be administered.

The procedure typically involves a single incision that extends along the hairline, at the temples. If your neck is to be addressed as well, an incision may be made just under the earlobes. Through this incision, fat is sculpted and excess tissue may be removed. All incisions willl then be closed and dressed. A bandage may be placed around your face.

Following the Surgery

As the anesthesia wears off, you'll most likely feel sore following surgery. Discomfort may be alleviated with medication.

Returning to Normal

Swelling and bruising are typical and will most likely hide the optimal results of your surgery. Follow the post-operative care instructions provided to you by Dr. Fialkov closely to expedite your recovery.


You'll most likely be pleased with your rejuvenated appearance. Results will be long lasting.

Memberships and qualifications held by Dr. Jeffrey A. Fialkov


Dr. Jeffrey A. Fialkov is an active member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), Canadian Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), Trauma Association of Canada, as well as the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations. He is in good standing with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Fialkov is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional organization that includes over 50 Nobel Prize winners.

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