Facelift & Neck Lift

In Ottawa

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Facelift & Neck Lift


Facelift surgery, medically known as a Rhytidectomy, is a very popular facial rejuvenation surgical procedure that lifts your facial muscles to reduce drooping facial skin, removing extra skin for a tighter, younger countenance. 

Similarly, as we age, the skin and muscles in the neck area can start to sag and lose elasticity, resulting in the appearance of jowls, a double chin, or what some refer to as a “turkey neck.” A Neck Lift in Ottawa, Canada can address these concerns and give you a more youthful, defined neck silhouette.

A combined Facelift & Neck Lift procedure is performed to create a facial appearance that is smooth, soft, and defined. Committed to natural, long-lasting results, the surgeons at Ottawa Plastic Surgery improve the visual appearance of the face with a complete platysma muscle suspension beneath the skin to camouflage evidence of surgery.

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What is a Facelift & Neck Lift?

Facelift & Neck Lift surgical procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the face, neck, and jawline by reducing sagging skin, tightening underlying muscles, and removing excess fat. It is an effective solution for individuals who are bothered by the signs of aging in their jawline, cheekbones, and neck area, such as loose or sagging skin and the presence of excess fat or jowls. Through the skillful techniques of our surgeons, we can help create a more defined and youthful facial and neck contour, enhancing overall facial harmony and restoring a more rejuvenated appearance.

Personalized to meet each client’s aesthetic goals, our surgeons target each section of the face individually to create an overall look that is beautiful and refreshed. 

What Are The Benefits Of A Facelift & Neck Lift?

Our patients looking to address age-related sagging facial and neck skin have seen huge benefits from their Facelift & Neck Lift in Ottawa.

  • A more contoured jawline
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Lifted cheeks
  • Natural results for a more youthful appearance
  • Overall tightening up of sagging facial and neck skin
  • Reduced appearance of neckbands
  • Reduces and can eliminate deep creases
  • Vibrant and youthful appearance


Who Are The Best Candidates For A Facelift & Neck Lift?

The best candidates for an Ottawa Facelift & Neck Lift should have some of the following characteristics: 

  • Committed to good skincare
  • Dissatisfied with their facial appearance
  • Have sagging facial tissues (i.e. deep wrinkles, jowls, double chin)
  • Keep a positive attitude throughout the process
  • Maintain realistic expectations
  • Be at or close to their desired target weight
  • Understand the procedure, recovery time, and risks
  • Non-smoker
  • No serious underlying medical conditions

First steps of a Facelift & Neck Lift

What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting a Facelift & Neck Lift in Ottawa is to schedule a consultation at Ottawa Plastic Surgery with Dr. Nicholas Cormier, Dr. Silverman, or Dr. Frank. On the day of your appointment, your chosen surgeon will evaluate your unique needs, cosmetic goals, and your unique facial structure and features. They will physically examine your unique facial features, including skin quality, skin laxity, soft tissue, sagging jowls, and neck muscles.

They will review your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for facial and neck surgery. For instance, if you are on medications for hypertension, you might be better served with nonsurgical Facelift & Neck Lift options.

 If you are deemed a good candidate for a Facelift & Neck Lift procedure, they will discuss what a surgical Facelift & Neck Lift involves, the pros and cons of the latest surgical techniques available, and which method would be best for you. They will also show you where the various incisions will be placed and what you can expect from scarring.

 Once you and your surgeon are satisfied with the direction of your procedure, they will create your custom procedure plan. Our Patient Coordinator will help schedule your surgical date and provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. These tips may include stopping certain medications in the days leading up to the procedure, avoiding sun exposure, and keeping up a thorough skincare routine.

What to Expect on the Day of Facelift & Neck Lift Surgery

On the day of your Facelift & Neck Lift surgery, you will first meet with your surgeon, who will discuss the details of your surgery. When you are comfortable and ready to go, you will be administered general anesthesia to make your experience as comfortable and painless as possible.

Once you are sedated, your surgeon will make an incision in front of your ear near your temples, continuing it under the earlobe towards the back of your ear, allowing it to blend in with your hairline. They will then gently lift the skin to tighten the underlying muscle and tissue, removing excess skin and fat along the way.

 For the Neck Lift part of the procedure, they will make discreet incisions in strategic locations, possibly under the chin, to access the underlying neck tissues. They will then carefully reposition and tighten the muscles, remove any excess skin, and sculpt the neck contour to achieve the desired outcome. In some cases, Liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat deposits.

 The incisions will be placed in a natural skin fold to minimize any appearance of scars post-healing. They will take your gender, ethnicity, and physical anatomy into consideration as they shape your face. Once the excess skin and fat are extracted, your surgeon will close the incisions with sutures to create minimal scar tissue.

 After your surgery, a compression dressing will be gently applied to protect the incisions and prevent any collections of fluid. You will also have one to two surgical drains to promote the removal of excess fluid.

Depending on the complexity of the surgery and the number of additional procedures, the process can take from four to six hours.

Facelift & Neck Lift Recovery

The recovery period for a Facelift & Neck Lift can vary depending on the extent and depth of the procedure. Immediately post your procedure, you’ll need to rest and allow your body to heal. The surgery is typically an outpatient procedure but since you are sedated, a family member or friend will need to drive you home.

You may be sent home with two or more drains placed on your face. Drains are necessary for the Facelift & Neck Lift procedure to minimize swelling and bruising. They typically come out within 1-2 days.

 During Facelift & Neck Lift recovery, you can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the first few days after the procedure. Your surgeon will provide a prescription for pain-reducing medication, in addition to detailed instructions on caring for the treated area, which includes keeping your head elevated as you sleep to reduce swelling and keep stitches secure. You may need to wear a compression garment to support the neck and aid in the healing process. It is crucial to keep the incision sites clean and follow the prescribed skincare routine as instructed by the surgeon’s team. 

Avoid strenuous activity and exercise for a few weeks. This allows your body to heal fully. 

The time it takes to return to work after a Facelift & Neck Lift surgery depends on the extent of the procedure and your healing journey. Most patients expect to take at least a week off work to recover from the procedure. For more complex Facelift & Neck Lift procedures or patients with physically demanding jobs, it may be necessary to take additional time off.

While the effects of a Facelift or Neck Lift are long-lasting, the results are not immediately visible. It can take several weeks to months for the swelling to subside. Incision lines take about six months to fade and become less noticeable.

Facelift & Neck Lift Cost

How Much Does Facelift & Neck Lift Cost In Ottawa, Canada

The cost of a Facelift & Neck Lift in Ottawa, Canada is widely determined by the facial rejuvenation techniques that Your surgeon uses and the degree and number of procedures necessary to meet your aesthetic goals. Further, it depends on anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, and a few other factors. The best way to find out how much it will cost for you is to come in for your initial consultation and let your surgeon create your surgical plan. Once made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to show you the price breakdown for your procedure.

Why Choose Ottawa Plastic Surgery?

This is a great question! There are several options when selecting a surgeon to perform your facelift, so we appreciate you considering us. When choosing a surgeon to perform your operation, it’s important that you check out their credentials. Our plastic surgeons are certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Plastic Surgery.

Our Plastic Surgery office has performed over 9,000 cosmetic procedures, and our medical providers are both award-winning surgeons. Ottawa Plastic Surgery is the only clinic in Ottawa that focuses exclusively on aesthetic plastic surgery.

Our surgeons understand the anatomy of the face and modern-day style. We are a combination of artists and surgeons, where we blend science and beauty, creating stunning facial aesthetics for our Ottawa patients. Our entire team strives to provide an elevated experience for our patients. To learn more, please view the OPS Patient Experience page.


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