Dr. Leila Kasrai, a leading Toronto facelift surgeon, has years of experience helping her patients achieve a rejuvenated appearance. Her dedication to helping patients seeking facelift in Toronto has resulted in many of her new patients being referrals from satisfied former patients. Please read the paragraphs below to learn how a facelift can enhance your appearance.
As you get older, gravity, sun exposure and stress age your skin. Deep lines form around the mouth, folds appear on the neck, and the jawline starts to look jowly. As a result, you look tired, older than you feel and definitely older than you want to look.
A facelift (also known as a rhytidectomy) smooths the loose skin on your face and neck, tightens the muscles, and removes excess fat to give your face a toned, more youthful appearance. It can be performed alone or at the same time as another facial procedure such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery.
Dr. Kasrai is a talented Toronto facelift surgeon, and her goal for every facelift patient is a look that's soft and natural. Your face will never look tight or pulled, just toned, rested and refreshed. Facelifts are most effective on people who have begun to experience some sagging of the face and neck, but whose skin still retains some elasticity. A facelift can't stop the clock, but if can effectively reduce some of those signs of aging, make you look fresher and younger, and help you feel more self-confident.
Dr. Kasrai performs two different facelift techniques the traditional approach and a newer, less invasive technique called the MACS Lift. Scars are placed in natural skin creases in both techniques.
Dr. Kasrai uses the traditional method for facelift Toronto patients who need work done on their neck as well as their face. Under general anesthesia, she makes an incision that follows the shape of your ear and extends into the hairline. A small incision may also be required under the chin if the neck needs a lift as well. She lifts the skin, tightens the muscle underneath, removes excess fat, then smooths and redrapes the skin and gently sutures the tissue into place. She then applies a loose dressing that is removed the next day.
For facelift Toronto patients who have mild to moderate loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone primarily focused in the jowls and nasolabial folds (the lines that go from the sides of your nose to your mouth), Dr. Kasrai makes use of the innovative MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) Lift. Developed in Belgium, the MACS Lift is less invasive than a traditional facelift, with a shorter recovery time and a more natural-looking result.
Dr. Kasrai makes short incisions in front of the ears that blend in with the hairline, tightens the skin and muscle, and sutures deep facial tissues to “suspend” facial features more effectively.
The MACS is not a mini facelift. It is a full facelift with results that are comparable to traditional techniques. However, patients who want to correct neck sagging will need to have a traditional facelift.
The surgery is done on an inpatient basis at the surgical facility in St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, where Dr. Kasrai is the Chief of Plastic Surgery. A one-night hospital stay is included in the facility fee.
Take a week to 10 days off work to recover. Most of our face lift Toronto patients don't experience discomfort; if you do, Dr. Kasrai will prescribe pain medication. Be gentle with your face and your hair; you may feel some numbness or tenderness. You should get lots of rest so your body can heal. You can shower and wash your hair the day after your surgery.
After about two weeks, most of the bruising and swelling will have gone down, and the sutures can be removed. Dr. Kasrai is careful about making incisions in areas that will not show scarring; scars will be hidden by your hair and in natural skin creases. At this point, it's okay to wear makeup to camouflage any bruises. You can get back to your regular activities, though you should avoid strenuous exercise like running or weight lifting for about six weeks.
Dr. Kasrai will give you specific instructions on how to care for your face and hair until it heals completely.
All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk. However, having a qualified Toronto facelift surgeon such as Dr. Kasrai perform the procedure ensures that complications are rare. Complications that can occur include:
The risk of complications is significantly higher if you are a smoker, are diabetic or have poor circulation. You can reduce your risks by following Dr. Kasrai's instructions, and by not smoking.
As a facial surgery expert, Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Kasrai is highly trained and experienced at performing Toronto nose jobs, otoplasty, forehead lifts and eye lid surgery in addition to her facelift procedures. Dr. Kasrai is also recognized as a leading Toronto Restylane provider.