FaceLift in Montreal
Facelifts counteract the signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat and trimming excess skin, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. They are especially effective for rejuvenating the mid- to lower face and neck, correcting sagging, deep creases under the eyes or between the nose and mouth and loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw.
In most facelift procedures, incisions are made from the temples down in front of the ears and back behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. The procedure takes about two hours. Montreal plastic surgeon, Dr. Borsuk lifts the skin, suctions fat, tightens muscle, trims excess skin and then stitches the incisions closed. Sometimes metal clips are also used to hold incisions firmly closed on the scalp, and bandages are often wrapped around the head to reduce bruising or swelling.
Forehead Lift (Open and Endoscopic)
Also known as a brow lift, a forehead lift is a surgical procedure performed to reduce signs of aging in the forehead area. It aims to remove or minimize deep horizontal creases across the forehead and bridge of the nose, and the frown lines between the eyebrows. It also lifts the eyebrows, making the eyes look more open.
The procedure usually takes about one to two hours to perform. Depending on the surgical technique used, one long incision or a series of small incisions are made. Tissue and muscle underneath the skin are moved or repositioned as necessary. At the end of the procedure, the incision(s) is closed with sutures, screws, adhesives or surgical tape; a drain may be put in to collect excess blood and fluid. Post-surgery, the patient is moved to a recovery area for observation.
A patient typically returns home on the day of the forehead lift surgery, although an overnight stay may be necessary for some. Swelling may be pronounced for the first day or two after surgery, although most swelling goes away within 2 weeks. To prevent post-operative bleeding, bending and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few days. It can take up to 6 months for swelling to fully subside and scars to fade.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that improves the appearance of the eyelids by tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess fat and skin. The blepharoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. General anesthesia may be used for anxious or nervous patients. Patients may choose to have this procedure on their upper or lower eyelids, or both. Depending on these choices, the procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.
If the upper eyelid is being treated, an incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid. Once the incision is made, your doctor may reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles and tissue or remove excess skin. For the lower eyelid, an incision is made just below the lash line in order for excess skin to be removed.
After the procedure is performed, the incisions are closed with sutures and usually wrapped in gauze to allow the area to heal.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can reshape, reduce or augment a person's nose to achieve facial harmony and boost self-confidence. It is usually an outpatient procedure that is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Surgeons typically use one of two techniques when performing nasal surgery. In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils. In an open rhinoplasty, the incision is made across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils. With both methods, the surgeon gently lifts the soft tissues covering the nose. He or she sculpts the bone and cartilage to the desired shape. Any additional cartilage needed to augment the nose can often be taken from the septum.
The entire procedure generally lasts for one to two hours.
The neck is often one of the first areas of the body affected by the signs of aging, resulting in wrinkled, hanging skin that can make you look much older than you feel. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that sculpts and smoothes the neck for a younger, natural-looking appearance with no clear signs of surgical intervention.
During a neck lift, liposuction may be used to remove fat, while additional procedures remove excess skin and tighten the neck muscles for a younger-looking appearance. Many patients choose to combine a neck lift with a facelift, forehead lift or eyelid surgery to maximize results.