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Your face is the first thing people see when they meet you. A harmonious, healthy-looking face helps form a positive first impression and eases social interactions. However, as you age your face might begin to look perpetually tired, lose its youthful glow and form premature wrinkles and folds. These aesthetic problems can be corrected through facelift surgery. As one of the most experienced Toronto face lift surgeons, Dr. Alexander Golger uses leading-edge surgical techniques to deliver noticeable yet natural-looking rejuvenation results. When performed by Dr. Golger, facelift can enhance both your appearance and your psychological well-being.
You might be a facelift candidate if you have medium or deep wrinkles around your mouth and nose. You might also notice deep folds on your cheeks and jowls and a loss of definition in your jaw line. Facelift surgery can help reduce the prominence of wrinkles and folds, remove the excess skin and restore a beautiful jaw line.
At Dr. Golger’s plastic surgery Toronto offices, patients are offered several face lift variations to meet their individual needs. A full facelift might be appropriate for mature individuals with very prominent signs of aging, while mid-facelift or mini-facelift might be recommended for younger people with fewer noticeable wrinkles and folds. In addition, Dr. Golger might combine face lift surgery with fat transfers to add volume to sunken areas of the face.
Dr. Golger personally meets with all of his Toronto face lift patients and explains how they should prepare for their treatments. He discusses any medications and supplements his patients are taking and their possible effects on surgery. He also reviews dietary and exercise recommendations and the importance of quitting smoking at least a few weeks before surgery. Smoking interferes with proper blood flow, which might make surgery more difficult, prolong healing, and affect the tone and elasticity of the skin. Therefore, it is highly recommended that facelift patients abstain from smoking before and after their procedures.
Dr. Golger typically begins facelift surgery by creating one or more incisions along the hairline. He uses these openings to lift the facial skin, remove any excess fat and skin, rearrange the underlying tissues and gently tighten the facial oval. Dr. Golger then sutures the skin into its new position and applies bandages over the treated area. The recovery after facelift surgery takes several weeks, and the final results become apparent within a few months. Most of Dr. Golger’s Toronto facelift patients are extremely satisfied with their results, as they look refreshed, rested and radiant.
Although the vast majority of Dr. Golger’s facelift Toronto patients recover quickly and experience no complications, facelift surgery is associated with several risks. Like all surgical procedures, it entails the risks of infection, bleeding, excess swelling and bruising. However, Dr. Golger takes several steps to minimize any potential side effects. He operates only at fully accredited facilities and works exclusively with trusted anesthesiologists and nurses. As a result of these precautions, the majority of his patients experience a smooth recovery and excellent results.
One of the more commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures that complements facelift is neck lift surgery. This procedure, often performed simultaneously with a facelift, requires small incisions under the chin and behind the ears. The purpose of neck lift surgery is to eliminate skin laxity of the neck and reduce the appearance of saggy tissue under the jawline, which is accomplished through skin tightening techniques. In some cases, excess fat is also removed from the neck area using liposuction. The best candidates for neck lift surgery are patients who have a double chin or “turkey wattle.”
For those who desire to also improve the appearance of the upper face, Dr. Golger offers eyelid surgery and brow lift. These treatments can be performed in conjunction with facelift surgery in order to achieve an overall rejuvenating effect. As a highly skilled Toronto forehead lift and eyelid lift surgeon, Dr. Golger performs these procedures using the latest surgical techniques and a minimally invasive approach that reduces bruising and speeds up healing.
If you would like to learn how facelift surgery in Toronto can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Alexander Golger. He will perform a thorough evaluation of your skin, bone structure and overall health in order to recommend the most appropriate treatments, such as facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, rhinoplasty or ear surgery in Toronto. You can schedule an appointment by clicking here or by calling the Avenue Plastid Surgery offices at (416) 789-9979.