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“The Lifetime Lift™” – Facelift and Neck LiftTo remove jowls and wattles for a more refined jaw, smoother neck and contoured cheek. Also known as a rhytidectomy.
Incisions are made starting at the temple, move around the ear and then are hidden behind the ear and in the hair. Skin is lifted and the underlying muscles and connective tissues are tightened and secured. Excess skin is removed. We perform a “graduated” technique, meaning we can do more or less, depending on your needs.
A rhytidectomy improves the appearance of the face by correcting deep wrinkles or folds, removing excess fat and loose skin at the jawline and neck, adding definition to the cheeks and re-contouring the chin.
Patients can choose a minilift, standard lift, or modified deep plane lift to achieve the results they desire. Neck liposuction and tightening of neck muscles can also be done.
A rhytidectomy will not stop the aging process, improve fine wrinkles or pigmentation problems, or completely remove deep wrinkles and skin folds.
Hair pattern and thickness.
Previous surgical scars.
Skin elasticity, thickness, texture and colour.
Underlying bone structure, including the desirability of chin or cheek augmentations to enhance structural facial definition.
Chin and cheek augmentation, or liposuction, are usually performed first if indicated.
Typical rhytidectomy surgery takes between 3 and 4 hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. (The entire procedure will be covered fully by Dr. Adamson during your consultation.)
Surgery is performed at The Cumberland Clinic™, under general anaesthetic or twilight sleep, depending on the patient’s preference.
Rhytidectomy patients are usually discharged the next day.
Recovery time is usually 2 weeks.
Vigorous activities should be avoided for 3 weeks following surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about facelift surgery, please watch our educational video in the tab below. You can also learn more about facelift from the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Adamson is a member and has been president of the medical society.
Dr. Adamson answers your questions…
What are the different types of facelift and which will be best for me?
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Before and After Photo Policy
We do not post an online gallery to ensure patient confidentiality. We are more than pleased to share pre- and post-operative photos in the office during your consultation so we can specifically relate these to your expected results.