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Is undergoing a facelift in Toronto a good investment for you? We believe improving your wellness, confidence, and happiness always pays off exponentially, but it’s no secret that cosmetic surgery carries a high price tag.

Dr. Cory Torgerson is a sought-after facelift surgeon in Toronto who specializes in completely customized, natural-looking facial revitalization. His clients come from a range of ages and backgrounds, and he performs both female and male facelifts. No matter the patient or their needs, the feedback he most commonly hears is, “I wish I’d done this years ago.” Making surgical improvements to your face is a significant step. It’s not to be taken lightly, yet the many incredible benefits are well worth taking advantage of.

Facelift — what’s involved?

When scrolling through facelift before and after photos, you might find it easy to spot the brilliant results, but harder to understand what exactly was done. After all, there are a variety of terms floating around with “lift” in them. You have neck lifts, brow lift, face lifts, but also mid face lifts, and mini lifts. There are eyelid surgeries and liposuction, facial fillers and Botox. A facelift without surgery is heavily marketed, but mysterious to many. So just what does a face lift with Dr. Torgerson describe?

Face-lift is sometimes used as an umbrella term. Facelift surgery will usually tighten, tone, and elevate the tissue of the mid and lower face, including the cheeks, jowls, jawline, and neck. Incisions placed in front of and behind the ears are used and, depending on the degree and type, they may extend upward into the hairline along the sides of the head.

What is a mid facelift?

The mid face-lift focuses on improving the middle section of your face around the cheeks and nose, alongside the mouth and under the eyes. Flattening cheeks, lax under-eye skin, and deep nasolabial lines make a person appear weary and aged. Imagine smoothing the mid-face area and having full, healthy cheeks to liven up your face again.

What’s a deep-plane lift?

A deep plane facelift involves tightening the muscles under your skin along with the muscle fascia and fat pad repositioning. This is the most invasive procedure, carrying the longest recovery time, yet the results can be truly transformative and lasting. Without placing any tension on the surface skin, faces are lifted without ever looking tight or pulled.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift addresses skin laxity or bulges under the chin and across the neck. An incision placed behind the ear and under the chin can eliminate bands and create a younger look.

What is a mini facelift?

A “mini” lift creates subtle but effective lower face rejuvenation. Using shorter scars than a full-face lift, mini versions are ideal for younger people, because the effect of smoothing the jawline and cheek area isn’t as dramatic, yet it will last and help prevent significant aging in the years ahead.

What is SMAS?

SMAS means superficial muscular aponeurotic system. It describes the thin fascial layer covering muscles in the face. Lifting and tightening this layer is believed to give strong, resilient improvements, without the more invasive alteration of the muscles themselves.

What about just lifting the skin?

Have you heard of thread lifts or feather lifts? How about a lunchtime lift? Unless the last one is referring to injectable, liquid facelifts (which can be very effective), then the concept of pulling skin tightly is not recommended today.

Skin-only face lift methods are regarded as limited in their potential and not long-lasting. For people who wish to spend the money on an outcome that they can enjoy for years, this solution leads to disappointment.

Are you a good facelift candidate?

Once the skin begins to lose natural elasticity and collagen during the 30s and 40s, many people start to notice the development of jowls, hanging neck skin, wrinkles, folds, and a flattening of the mid-face.

The common reasons for choosing a facelift include:

  • Sagging in the mid-face
  • Appearing tired or sad
  • Diminished jawline definition
  • Jowls
  • Excess fat under the chin
  • Neck bands or “turkey neck”

Other qualifying factors include but are not limited to:

Good skin condition: Younger patients often have better skin elasticity, which means the skin conforms to its new shape and bounces back well.

Good bone structure: Well-defined facial bones, especially cheekbones, help support and lift facial tissue.

No untreated medical problems: You should be free of any serious medical conditions that could affect your ability to heal or make surgery unsafe for you.

Have realistic expectations: It’s not typically possible for 60-year-olds to appear 25 again. A successful, full facelift will usually erase many years of apparent age and is more likely to make you look 10 years younger. Today’s facial surgery goals are not to appear plastic. Most of Dr. Torgerson’s face lift patients don’t want to appear as though they’ve had work done at all. They just want to look rested, vibrant, healthy, and a bit younger. You can find out if you’ll make a good facial cosmetic surgery candidate without any obligation. We offer consultations, so we invite you to contact us today.

What are the benefits of a facelift?

Patients experience many returns on their investment. Some people are surprised by their increased social tendencies, a boost in confidence, or a more adventurous side revealed. It’s really true that when you look better, you’ll feel better too. Knowing that you look attractive and vibrant can make you feel that way on the inside.

For both men and women, appearing older than they feel (or wish to) can have detrimental effects on their career prospects, as people are staying in a competitive workforce longer today. It’s incredible what shaving a few years off can do for your confidence during presentations, introductions, and relationships with younger colleagues.

Many people are also re-entering the dating scene in the middle years and older. While they may not have been paying close attention to lines and wrinkles for the past decade, suddenly the pressure is on, and they don’t like what they see in the mirror. Why shouldn’t you look as youthful as you want to? Nobody should be held back because they’re self-conscious about neck bands, laugh lines, jowls, and wrinkles. A face lift in Toronto can reset your optimism and outlook to fabulous.

Facelift surgery recovery

After your procedure, you’ll be able to return home with another adult, friend, or family member to help you out in the first days. You’ll need to rest with your head elevated and take it easy. Dr. Torgerson provides all surgical patients with his personal phone number to contact him if any needs arise after surgery.

We have patients come back a day or two after surgery for their first check-up, and sutures are removed at roughly 1 week. The process is not usually described as painful, but swelling in the face can appear quite dramatic. The tissue in the head and neck is highly vascularised, which means that bruising and fluid retention is normal, and you may find that your features appear distorted and puffy for at least 3 to 5 days. After that point, inflammation will begin to resolve, and you’ll feel more like yourself.

All strenuous activities like working out at the gym must be paused for a few weeks, and you’ll receive instructions to keep you comfortable. Most people take a couple of weeks off work, and we recommend treating yourself to child and pet care along with housework and meal prep help. Prepare comfortable, relaxing spaces to rest and entertain yourself with low-key activities at home. After the first 2 weeks, most swelling and bruising will be resolved, and you’ll start to see exciting changes take shape. The full healing will take at least a few months.

Dr. Cory Torgerson is dedicated to head and neck facial plastic surgery. His stellar safety record, innovative techniques, and reputation for natural results make him a highly respected facial plastic surgeon in Toronto. Dr. Torgerson collaborates with clients to hear their vision, desires, and concerns, then recommend the course of action that will satisfy them best. Sometimes that means a combination of solutions, both surgical and non-surgical. Dr. Torgerson is passionate about the artistry of facial transformations and revealing each person’s most attractive features. He enjoys doing this with injectable facial fillers and neuromodulators as well to refine, soften, and enhance the face carefully.

When seeking a facelift, Dr. Torgerson can offer so much more than just a one-size-fits-all approach. Your facial surgery should be completely bespoke with a tailored effect that makes you look your personal best and ages well over time. With sincere compassion and true enjoyment of his work, Dr. Torgerson excels in making each patient feel seen and heard, comfortable, and happy with their experience.

If you’re ready to find out how cosmetic surgery can bring value to your life, we’d love to show you. Treating yourself is always worthwhile, and we can help you determine the perfect way to do it.

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