Do you like what you see in the mirror? If not, is it because you see a loose neck, cheeks with jowls or deepening lines and wrinkles? Some people say they have only noticed such changes recently or that they came on gradually. Some say they look in the mirror and see a parent or grandparent staring back at them. If any of this is you, whether your facial aging is mild or advanced, you are probably a candidate for a face lift at the McLean Clinic in Mississauga.
If you have limited time to devote to improving your facial aging, you may want to choose the McLean Clinic “3-day facelift“.
Plastic surgeons think of a face lift as a procedure to treat looseness and aging in the cheeks, jowls and neck. (A face lift would treat the eyelids and forehead at the same time). You can expect a face lift to smooth out the jaw line, get rid of jowls, tighten the cheeks, improve the lines between the nose, mouth and chin, and to tighten and smooth a loose neck. The person in the mirror should still look like you, but you should be a lot happier with the image you see! People who have face lifts look more youthful, fresh, and generally feel more confident and happy with the appearance they present to the world, their children, and their friends.
At the McLean Clinic in Mississauga, our aim is to make it as easy as possible to look good. Facelifts are performed in the comfort of our private cosmetic facility where we have tried to simplify your experience. For example our typical face lift clients go to their own homes after their procedure without bandages and without drains or tubes to remove. There are no removable stitches in their well-hidden incisions. They can wash and style their hair and apply light makeup the next morning. Their procedure is accomplished while they sleep peacefully in the care of our expert anesthesiologists who make sure that their patients wake comfortably in the privacy of the recovery area.
The McLean Clinic Three Day Face Lift makes it even easier! The procedure is designed to reduce the time it will take to be presentable afterward. It is not a “mini” lift, but uses techniques to reduce bruising and speed recovery.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
The cost of a face lift varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean during an in-depth consultation.
You may want to enhance the benefits of a face lift by adding a brow (forehead) lift or eyelid surgery. These procedures can “ice the cake” by improving areas not treated by a face lift. While surgery can lift sags and smooth bulges, it does not treat the quality of the skin. The McLean Clinic medical aestheticism can prescribe a program to improve skin health and appearance. This could involve such things as lasers or medical grade skin care. Our Lines & Wrinkles Treatment which includes fillers such as Juvederm can further enhance your results. Lines of the lips (so-called “smoker’s lines”) can be treated with fillers or resurfacing procedures.
We all know that we take risks in life every day. The risks of surgery are very much like those of everyday life: really bad things (like being hit by a truck) are rare. Less bad things (like getting a hangnail) are more common.
When we think of the downside of surgery we think of things like infection (most infections are readily treatable), bleeding (generally well controlled during surgery), fluid collection, bad scars (wide, lumpy or discoloured, for example) and healing problems (leading to unexpected scarring). Most plastic surgery involves two sides of the body and they are never totally identical with or without surgery. Sensation can be altered by surgery. For example, loss of nipple sensation is a risk of many breast procedures.
As part of your preparation for surgery at the McLean Clinic, we provide you with information about the risks of the procedures you are undergoing. This is to inform you, not to frighten you! You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks with your doctor and we encourage you to ask questions and make sure that you understand everything you need to.