Youthful & Vibrant Appearance
How does a face lift work?
At Avenue Plastic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons perform facelift procedures using local and intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia.
During a traditional facelift procedure, incisions are made around the ears in well-hidden creases, and extend into the hairline. This allows us to lift, tighten and sculpt deep tissues of the lower face to produce a younger-looking appearance with firmer and smoother skin.
What should I expect after my facelift surgery?
After your Toronto facelift surgery, you can expect your recovery time to last approximately 1-2 weeks. Following the surgical procedure, the treated areas will be dressed to protect and promote healing. We’ll provide you with a prescription for medication to help manage any discomfort that you may experience. Facelift patients typically stay overnight and ice packs can be applied for comfort within that initial 24-hour period as well. You should expect to see some swelling and bruising, which can appear dramatic but is quite expected and temporary. We recommend that patients have a couple weeks set aside from regular work and activities so they can relax and recover in comfort at home. After this time, the majority of swelling and bruising will have resolved. You’ll see your plastic surgeon again within the first week of your recovery for follow up assessment.
What are the associated risks of a face lift procedure?
Because a facelift procedure is a surgery, like any other surgical procedure, there are associated risks to be aware of.
During your consultation and throughout your planning, our enhancement team will review with you the risks of complications related to a facelift procedure.