Facelift surgery at the University of Ottawa.
When concerns with skin laxity, volume loss and facial contours cannot be effectively addressed with non-invasive treatments, a facelift can address these signs of aging and restore a youthful appearance to the face. An in depth consultation to evaluate the patients health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for a facelift procedure. From there, a treatment plan will be designed to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. The procedure generally involves incisions placed along the hairline and around the ear to minimize visible scars. The underlying muscle, adipose and connective tissue will be tightened, removed, repositioned and redistributed as needed. Additionally, excess skin will be trimmed, lifted and redraped to achieve a natural and pleasing outcome. A facelift procedure can be done in conjunction with other surgeries such as an eye lift or neck lift. Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.