What are Facelifts and Necklifts?
Facelift & necklift surgery are the most powerful options to address the signs of aging on the face and provide you with a more youthful look. As humans age there are multiple changes which affect our facial appearance, including descent of facial fat pads, decreased facial volume, loose and inelastic skin, and even changes in our bone structure. All of these changes contribute to a less youthful appearance over time. A facelift operation typically involves tightening an inner supportive layer of the face called the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), and then tightening the overlying skin. Tightening the SMAS helps to reconstitute the youthful position of the deep fat structures, and tightening the skin helps with decreasing lines and smoothing the skin. Following surgery, some patients look over ten years younger! Like most other aspects of surgery, there are different techniques and requirements with each face. Facelifts don’t change all aspects of facial ageing, such as eyelid and eyebrow appearance, and these are sometimes performed as combined procedures, depending on the need and patient preference.
Dr. McInnes was fortunate to learn his techniques by some of the most accomplished and sought-after facelift surgeons in Canada and Beverly Hills, California. He will show you before and after photos so you can appreciate the impact of a facelift and decide if it’s the right operation for you. The goal of facelift surgery is to provide you with a refreshed, significantly more youthful appearance that looks natural.
- adults with significant skin excess and looseness in the facial appearance
- adults with a relatively stable weight
- Individuals without complex medical conditions that would increase the risks of surgery
Results & Expected Outcome
The improved contour that results from a facelift will be apparent almost immediately following your procedure. It is common to have some swelling after your facelift that will subside as the weeks pass. Dr. McInnes will see you 1-2 days after your facelift and keep a close watch on things as you heal. Patients are generally advised to plan for 3 weeks off work depending on their occupation. Due to volume loss as we age, some patients will benefit from volumizing procedures after their surgery, such as filler placement, to help augment the results of their facelift procedure.