Some of the most noticeable signs of aging first appear on the face. Deep creases form around the nose and mouth; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck; and the jaw line grows slack and jowly. All these changes can make someone feel and look tired, when in reality they are rested. More often than not, people seek a facelift in order to match how they look, to how they actually feel.
A facelift, also known as a face and neck lift, helps reduce the effects of aging, giving patients a more youthful, natural and rested appearance. It repositions the cheeks to their younger position and restores the sharp contours of the jawline and the neck. If you’re unhappy with how weathered and tired you look around your cheeks, mouth and neck, a facelift surgery may be right for you. Rejuvenating and defining your appearance without overstretching your skin, Dr. Motakis customizes his facelifts to reflect your personal needs and preserve your individuality.
What Does a Facelift Involve?
A commonly performed procedure, also known as rhytidectomy, this surgery lifts the skin and muscles of your face and neck, giving it a firmer, softer and more attractive appearance. Dr. Motakis uses a variety of techniques to expertly perform facelifts. Depending on the amount of facial and neck laxity the incisions are modified. Dr. Motakis strives to use the shortest incisions possible (Mini-face lift). However when absolutely necessary the incisions of a full-face lift are used to give the optimal result. An incision is made along the anterior contours of the ears, which is extended behind the ear in variable degrees. If the neck is really droopy an incision under the chin may also be necessary (Neck & face lift procedure). Excess skin and fat are delicately removed and the underlying tissues are tightened and lifted giving your face a smoother, rejuvenated look. Particular attention is paid to closing the incisions in a gentle ‘non-pulled’ way, with attention to detail to prevent distorted ‘cat-like’ appearances and other ‘tell-tale’ signs of facelifts.
An integral part of the modern facelift is the use of “micro-fat” grafts, to replenish the volume that we now understand is lost with age. Dr. Motakis ‘volumizes’ the deflated parts of the face in a conservative manner, thus restoring the face to its more youthful state.
Depending on the patient’s unique needs, some facelifts can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as forehead lift, nose reshaping, liposuction, or eyelid surgery.
In the hands of Dr. Motakis facelifts are performed under general anesthetic or under sedation and typically require a one-night stay at our state-of-the art medical facility.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?
The ideal candidate for a facelift is someone who is comfortable and happy with his/her look and age, but who does not want to look weathered and tired all the time. Frequently, rhytidectomy patients are in their forties, fifties and, but facelifts can be successfully performed on patients in their seventies and eighties. While a facelift can be combined with other facial surgeries to provide rejuvenation of the whole face, a facelift on its own can make the patient look rested and refreshed by sharpening the contours of the cheeks, jawline and neck.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether facelift procedure is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. In a consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery in order to make an informed decision. Having expertly completed countless cosmetic procedures, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. He recognizes that each person is unique, with different expectations, desires, downtime and budget and he always makes sure to tailor the treatment to the patients needs. Dr Motakis attention to detail, his artistic skills, and ability create a natural appearance is what sets him apart. Your peace of mind, comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance.
For information about the cost of a rhytidectomy or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us