Canadians Are Turning to Facelifts to Help Turn Back the Clock on Aging

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( — September 27, 2021) — Most Canadian adults would say they are not a fan of growing older, or at the very least, the visible signs of maturity that come with it. Aging is a natural part of life that unfortunately comes with fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

There are plenty of preventive methods on the market to help slow down the aging process, from homeopathic to cosmetic lotions and creams. But these products can only do so much, and many of them are merely preventative, rendering them infective on those with existing signs of aging, who may not have had the knowledge or resources to use them in their youth.

It is precisely this reason that many Canadians are turning to facelifts to help turn back the clock on aging.

Below, we’ll talk about surgery techniques, risks, the cost of a facelift in Canada, and all things related to the anti-aging procedure.

Who should get a facelift?

The ideal age for a facelift is anywhere between ages 40-60 when the face has matured to the point of showing visible age but is still resilient enough that the skin can bounce back efficiently during recovery and yield more natural-looking results. This is only a general guideline, however, as every person ages at a different rate. 

Those older or with harsher signs of aging may have more dramatic results from the procedure, which can come across as more noticeably surgical, which may not be desired. Meanwhile, those in their 30’s with fewer wrinkles but signs like under-eye bags or drooping cheeks might opt for a mini facelift, a less invasive version of the procedure that tackles fewer areas. 

All things considered, the best time for a facelift is when you and your surgeon feel you’re ready for one.

How is a facelift performed?

Firstly, you will meet with your surgeon for a consultation. During this time, you will learn about their credentials, including schooling, licenses, and expertise in both general plastic surgery and with facelifts specifically. After you’ve discussed your areas of concern and plastic surgery goals with the doctor and all parties have decided a facelift is the best course of action, it’s time to set your surgery date.

On the day of your surgery, a general anesthetic is applied to alleviate any pain during the procedure. While you sleep, incisions are made, usually around the ear, and the loose skin is drawn back and smoothed. Fat deposits that cause puffiness are removed or redistributed, and any excess skin is removed.

The whole procedure usually takes anywhere between 3-4 hours for a complete facelift.

Let’s talk cost

Receiving a complete facelift is a more extensive procedure that combines several, more minor procedures; as such, it can come with a higher price tag. The cost of a facelift in Canada ranges between $10,000 to $20,000, but your surgeon will give you a more accurate rate during your consultation with them based on your goals.