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
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.
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