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From $22,500+ | 5-6 Hour Surgery | Financing as low as $463/month

Dr. Pirani is a top facelift and neck lift surgeon in Toronto that has trained with some of the best facelift surgeons in the world. Our facelift procedure is designed to help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance that looks natural and beautiful. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that your facelift is safe, effective, and tailored to your unique needs.

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FACE PROCEDURES

Rejuvenate

Facelift

From $22,500+ | 5-6 Hour Surgery | Financing as low as $463/month

Dr. Pirani is a top facelift and neck lift surgeon in Toronto that has trained with some of the best facelift surgeons in the world. Our facelift procedure is designed to help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance that looks natural and beautiful. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that your facelift is safe, effective, and tailored to your unique needs.

or call (416) 360-8772

Facelift Before and After Gallery*

* The results depicted are not guaranteed and may vary between patients.

Dr. Pirani is dedicated to helping you achieve a more youthful, natural, and rejuvenated appearance. As one of Toronto’s top trusted and experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Pirani combines his expertise with advanced techniques to provide exceptional facelift results. With our personalized approach and commitment to patient satisfaction, we strive to help you look and feel your best.

Our clinic has been awarded the Top Choice Award for Plastic Surgery Clinic of 2023 and 2022. Our clinic has also been named The Toronto Star Reader’s Choice Award winner for Cosmetic Surgery Services.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that addresses signs of aging in the face and neck. It involves tightening the underlying facial muscles, removing excess skin, and repositioning the remaining tissues to restore a more youthful contour. At our clinic in Toronto, we offer various facelift techniques tailored to your unique needs, including the highly effective deep plane facelift.

What Makes Someone a Candidate for a Facelift?

Signs of Aging:

Individuals experiencing visible signs of aging on the face, such as sagging skin, deep lines, neck bands, and loss of facial volume are often candidates for a facelift. Common concerns include heavy jowls, loss of jawline definition, deep nasolabial folds, and a generally tired or aged appearance.

Good General Health:

Candidates for a facelift should generally be in good physical health. A comprehensive evaluation, including medical history and physical examination, will be conducted to ensure the safety and success of the procedure. It is essential that facelift patients avoid all forms of nicotine for a minimum of 6 weeks before and 6 weeks after surgery.

Realistic Expectations:

It’s essential for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of a facelift. While the procedure can provide significant improvement, it does not halt the natural aging process.

Psychological Readiness:

Candidates should be psychologically prepared for the facelift process, understanding the potential physical and emotional aspects of the surgery and recovery.

Consultation with a Specialist:

A thorough consultation with a facelift specialist, such as Dr. Pirani, is crucial. During this consultation, individual concerns, goals, and medical history will be discussed to determine candidacy and create a personalized treatment plan.

Benefits of a Facelift

Potential Benefits of a Facelift:

  • Restores youthful facial contours and addresses sagging skin
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and jowls
  • Improves jawline definition and neck laxity
  • Enhances self-confidence and overall facial harmony

The Facelift Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr. Pirani will evaluate your facial structure, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend the most suitable facelift technique for you. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Pirani will make discreet incisions, typically placed within the hairline and natural contours of the face, to minimize visible scarring. The underlying facial muscles and tissues are then repositioned, excess skin is trimmed, and the incisions are meticulously closed. The procedure generally takes several hours to complete, and you can expect a personalized and attentive approach from our skilled medical team.

What are the Different Facelift Types?

Traditional SMAS Facelift:

The traditional SMAS facelift is the most common type of facelift performed. It involves making incisions in the scalp, behind the ears, and in the neck. The skin is then lifted and the underlying muscular layer (SMAS) is tightened, and any excess skin is removed. The SMAS is usually only sutured to tighten it or very minimally lifted and shortened. The extent of dissection under the SMAS is much less than in the deep plane facelift.

Deep Plane Facelift or Sub-SMAS Facelift:

The deep plane facelift is a more advanced type of facelift. It involves making incisions in the same areas as the traditional facelift, but the surgeon also lifts and tightens the deeper tissues of the face by dissecting under the SMAS and releasing the tethering ligaments that prevent upward movement of tissues. The lifted tissues are then secured to deeper tissues and the tension is not placed on the skin. This results in a more natural-looking lift by addressing deeper facial tissues and provides more significant and long-lasting results. The deep plane technique is often preferred for its ability to produce comprehensive rejuvenation. The deep plane facelift is usually performed by more experienced facelift experts. 

What is the Best or Most Effective Facelift Technique?

Choosing the most effective facelift technique involves a careful consideration of various factors tailored to each individual. Dr. Pirani understands that every patient is unique, and a personalized approach ensures the best possible results. Here are some commonly employed facelift techniques:

1. Deep Plane and/or Vertical Facelift:

Advantages: Addresses deeper facial tissues, providing comprehensive and long-lasting results.
Ideal For: Individuals seeking significant rejuvenation with a focus on lifting underlying muscles for a natural appearance.

2. SMAS Facelift:

Advantages: Lifts the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) for a smoother, rejuvenated appearance.
Ideal For: Patients looking for a less comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation without addressing the deeper facial structures.

3. Mini Facelift:

Advantages: Shorter scars with a focus on specific areas of concern rather than global facial rejuvenation.
Ideal For: Younger individuals with mild to moderate aging concerns without a significant amount of skin excess.

4. Non-Surgical Alternatives:

Options: Injectable dermal fillers, Botox, radiofrequency microneedling and laser treatments.
Advantages: Minimal downtime with less effective results, suitable for those seeking non-surgical options.

It’s essential to note that the “best” technique varies for each person based on factors such as age, facial structure, and desired outcomes. During the consultation process, Dr. Pirani will conduct a thorough assessment, discuss your goals, and recommend a customized approach that aligns with your individual needs.

Why Choose Dr. Pirani for Your Facelift Journey

We understand that choosing a surgeon for your facelift is a significant decision. Dr. Pirani, a distinguished expert in the field, stands out for his unwavering commitment to excellence, patient-centric philosophy, and state-of-the-art facility.

Meet Dr. Pirani

Expertise and Experience:

With over 15 years of dedicated practice, Dr. Pirani is a board-certified plastic surgeon recognized for his exceptional skill and expertise in facial rejuvenation. His commitment to staying at the forefront of cosmetic surgery advancements ensures that patients receive the most innovative and effective treatments available.

Patient-Centric Approach:

Dr. Pirani’s approach to patient care goes beyond surgical skill. He is known for his compassionate and personalized care, taking the time to understand each patient’s unique goals, concerns, and expectations. Dr. Pirani believes in fostering a collaborative relationship with patients, ensuring they are well-informed and comfortable throughout every step of their facelift journey.

Our Philosophy

Natural-Looking Results:

At Dr. Pirani’s practice, the philosophy revolves around achieving results that look natural and harmonious. Emphasizing the enhancement of each individual’s unique features, Dr. Pirani tailors facelift procedures to meet the specific needs and desires of his patients, promoting self-confidence and a rejuvenated appearance.

Safety and Care:

Your safety is our top priority. Dr. Pirani and his dedicated team adhere to the highest standards of safety and care. The practice’s commitment to utilizing advanced technologies and following rigorous protocols ensures a secure and comfortable experience for every patient.

Tour Our Facility

World-Class Facility:

Our facility is designed to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for our patients. From consultation rooms to state-of-the-art surgical suites, Dr. Pirani’s practice prioritizes creating a space that reflects the commitment to excellence in both care and aesthetics. Our surgical facility is accredited by the Canadian Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (CAAASF) and has passed inspection by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

Comprehensive Care:

The facility is equipped with the latest technologies and amenities to offer a seamless and comprehensive experience. Dr. Pirani and his team are dedicated to providing a supportive and stress-free environment, ensuring that patients feel confident and well-cared-for throughout their entire facelift journey.

Choosing Dr. Pirani means choosing a surgeon with a proven track record of delivering exceptional, natural-looking results, a commitment to patient satisfaction, and a dedication to providing the highest standard of care. Schedule your consultation today to discover how Dr. Pirani can help you achieve the refreshed and rejuvenated look you desire.

Additional Procedures for Enhanced Facial Rejuvenation

In addition to facelift procedures, Dr. Pirani offers a range of complementary treatments designed to enhance overall facial rejuvenation and address specific aesthetic concerns. These procedures can be tailored to individual needs, providing a comprehensive approach to achieving your desired results.

1. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty):

Benefits: Addresses sagging or drooping eyelids, reduces under-eye bags, and restores a more youthful and alert appearance to the eyes.
Ideal For: Individuals with concerns about aging around the eyes, including wrinkles and excess skin.

2. Brow Lift or Brow Restoration:

Benefits: Lifts and rejuvenates the brow area, restoring a more youthful, refreshed look.
Ideal For: Those experiencing sagging eyebrows.

3. Neck Lift:

Benefits: Targets sagging skin and excess fat in the neck area, creating a more defined and youthful neck contour.
Ideal For: Individuals seeking improvement in the appearance of the neck, often performed in conjunction with a facelift.

4. Injectables and Dermal Fillers:

Options: Botox, dermal fillers, and other injectable treatments.
Benefits: Non-surgical options for reducing wrinkles, adding volume, and enhancing facial contours with minimal downtime.
Ideal For: Those looking for a non-invasive way to address specific facial concerns.

5. Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Benefits: Improves skin texture, reduces fine lines, and addresses pigmentation irregularities through advanced laser technology.
Ideal For: Individuals seeking skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime.

6. Chin Augmentation:

Benefits: Enhances the definition of the chin and jawline, achieving a balanced and harmonious facial profile.
Ideal For: Those looking to improve the balance and proportions of their facial features.

What to Expect After Your Facelift Surgery?: Recovery and Aftercare

After your facelift, Dr. Pirani will usually have you stay overnight in our accredited surgical facility. You’ll be attended to by 2 nurses during your stay. These nurses will make sure that you’re safe and comfortable. Dr. Pirani will see you the next morning to change your dressings and make sure that you’re doing well.

You will be provided with detailed post-operative instructions to support your recovery. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are common during the initial recovery period, but these symptoms gradually subside over time. Dr. Pirani will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and provide guidance on activities, skincare, and any additional treatments that may enhance your results. Most people will return to work within 10-14 days after facelift surgery. It’s important to note that individual recovery experiences may vary, and our team is here to support you throughout the process.

Recovery is different for everyone and depends on health status, the techniques used, and tissue quality. However, having a general idea of what to expect can be helpful. Here’s a general timeline of what to expect after a comprehensive facelift and neck lift surgery by top Toronto facelift surgeon, Dr. Pirani:

Week 1

Day of Surgery: You will stay overnight at our accredited facility with 2 nurses dedicated to your care. After surgery, you may feel unsteady, sleepy, and nauseous. The nurses will empty your drains regularly. The first night is usually when you will need the most help.

Day 1: Dr. Pirani will come visit you before you go home to ensure you are well. He and the nurses will check your dressings and incisions. They will also remove your drains prior to sending you home. Your postoperative instructions will be reviewed with you prior to discharging you home. You must have an adult drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours afterwards. We STRONGLY recommend that you have an adult stay with you for 5-7 days. Rest is recommended, but you should get out of bed and walk around your home frequently.

Days 2-3: You should start to feel better and want to move around more. Bruising and swelling usually peak around day 3 and 4, but will be present for several weeks. Continue to take your medications as directed.

Days 4-6: By this time, most people no longer need prescription pain medications and can manage with over-the-counter acetaminophen. Your swelling should start to subside and you should start feeling more comfortable moving about.

Week 2

Days 7-14: During this week you’ll still have some swelling and bruising but they should be well on their way to resolution. People often experience some numbness, tingling and tightness. These are all common after a facelift. At the end of the second week post-surgery, most people are feeling close to normal again and ready to return to light activities and desk work. Dr. Pirani will see you for a follow-up at 1 week and 2 weeks post surgery. Most of your sutures will be removed at the 1 week appointment but a few behind the ear will be removed at the 2 week appointment.

Weeks 3-4 and After

Days 15-30: You should be feeling almost back to normal during this period. After the 6 week postoperative mark, you should be back to doing normal activities. It can take around a year for very minor swelling, tightness and numbness to subside. Scars usually continue to improve for many months after surgery. Dr. Pirani and his team will begin a scar management protocol with you including topical silicone scar treatments and sun protection.

It’s important to note that this is just a general timeline and you should follow your surgeon’s specific postoperative care instructions.

The Facelift Consult

There is a large amount of information to review during a facelift consultation. Dr. Pirani will review surgical details and options prior to creating a custom surgical plan for you that addresses your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery. Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan. At the Toronto Plastic Surgery Center, we want you to be fully informed so that you understand everything about your treatment plan.

To schedule a consultation with Toronto facelift surgeon, Dr. Pirani, call 416-360-8772 or complete our contact form here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section

Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

If you’re concerned that your face and neck are starting to appear aged and concerned about obtaining a more youthful appearance, then you may be a good candidate for a facelift procedure.

In addition, patients should be healthy. Smokers will have to quit smoking for at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to surgery. Patients should avoid taking any medications that make them prone to bleeding, such as aspirin.

What are the risks and potential complications associated with a facelift?

Like any surgical procedure, facelifts carry some risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, nerve injury, and adverse reactions to anesthesia to name a few. Dr. Pirani will review your potential risks, benefits, and complications during your consultation.

Is the deep plane facelift suitable for everyone?

The deep plane facelift is a comprehensive technique that addresses advanced signs of aging. Dr. Pirani will evaluate your facial structure and recommend the most appropriate technique for you during the consultation.

How long does a facelift procedure take?

The duration of a facelift procedure depends on various factors, including the technique used and the extent of correction required. Generally, the procedure takes 4-6 hours to complete.

Will I have visible scars after a facelift?

Dr. Pirani carefully places incisions in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. Over time, the incision lines usually fade and become less noticeable.

How long is the recovery period after a facelift?

The initial recovery period typically lasts about two weeks. However, it may take several months for swelling and bruising to fully subside, and for the final results to become apparent.

Will a facelift make me look unnatural or “pulled”?

When performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Pirani, a facelift should result in a natural and refreshed appearance. The goal is to lift and rejuvenate the face while maintaining your unique facial features.

Are the results of a facelift permanent?

While a facelift cannot stop the natural aging process, it can effectively turn back the clock and provide long-lasting results. You should expect the results of a facelift to last for several years.

Will a facelift address wrinkles and lines around my eyes and forehead?

A facelift primarily focuses on the lower face and neck. To address wrinkles and lines in the upper face, additional procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery may be recommended. During your consultation, Dr. Pirani will assess your concerns and suggest the most appropriate treatment plan.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to a facelift?

Yes, there are non-surgical options such as injectable fillers, neuromodulators, and laser treatments that can help improve the appearance of facial aging. However, these treatments may not provide the same level of correction or longevity as a surgical facelift. Dr. Pirani will discuss the pros and cons of both surgical and non-surgical options during your consultation.

How much does a facelift in Toronto cost?

The cost of a facelift can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon’s expertise, and the geographic location. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personalized quote that takes into account your specific needs and desired outcome.

What should I look for in a facelift surgeon?

When choosing a facelift surgeon, it is essential to consider their qualifications, experience, and track record of successful procedures. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Pirani who specializes in facial rejuvenation and has a reputation for delivering natural-looking results.

Can I combine a facelift with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, it is common for patients to combine a facelift with other complementary procedures such as neck lift, eyelid surgery, or fat transfer to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Dr. Pirani will discuss your goals and recommend the most suitable treatment plan during your consultation.

What type of anesthesia is used during a facelift?

Facelift procedures are typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the surgery. Dr. Pirani will work with a team of experienced anesthesiologists to administer the anesthesia and monitor you during the procedure.

How long before I can resume my normal activities after a facelift?

Recovery times can vary, but most patients can expect to resume their normal daily activities, including work, within two to three weeks after a facelift. Strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for at least 6 weeks to allow for proper healing.

Will a facelift address volume loss in my face?

A facelift primarily addresses sagging skin and underlying muscle laxity. If you have significant volume loss, Dr. Pirani may recommend combining a facelift with fat transfer or dermal fillers to restore lost volume and enhance facial contours.

Are there any age restrictions for a facelift?

There is no specific age restriction for a facelift. The suitability for the procedure is determined based on an individual’s overall health, skin condition, and aesthetic goals. Dr. Pirani will assess your candidacy during the consultation process.

How long will it take to see the final results of my facelift?

While initial results will be noticeable within a few weeks after the surgery, it may take several months for all swelling to subside and for the final results to fully manifest. Your patience and adherence to post-operative care instructions will help achieve optimal results.

Is financing available for a facelift procedure?

Yes, we offer various financing options to make your facelift procedure more affordable. During your consultation, our friendly staff will provide information about the available financing plans and guide you through the application process.

Will a facelift eliminate all of my wrinkles?

A facelift can significantly improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly those caused by sagging skin. However, it may not eliminate all wrinkles. Dr. Pirani can discuss additional treatments, such as laser resurfacing or injectables, to further address specific wrinkle concerns.

Will a facelift make me look like a different person?

A well-performed facelift should enhance your natural features rather than drastically change your appearance. The goal is to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated version of yourself. Dr. Pirani will work closely with you to ensure your desired outcome aligns with your expectations.

How much pain should I expect after a facelift?

While some discomfort and tightness are normal after a facelift, significant pain can be managed with prescribed medication. Dr. Pirani will provide detailed post-operative instructions, including pain management strategies, to help you have a smooth recovery.

Can I have a facelift if I have certain medical conditions?

The suitability for a facelift depends on your overall health and specific medical conditions. Dr. Pirani will carefully review your medical history and assess your individual situation to determine if a facelift is safe for you.

How do I prepare for a facelift surgery?

Dr. Pirani will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions that may include avoiding certain medications, stopping smoking, and arranging for someone to drive you home after the procedure. Following these guidelines will help ensure a smooth and successful surgery.

What improvements can I expect from a facelift?

Because facelift surgery addresses both the face and the neck, the benefits of this procedure can be broken down into these two separate areas.

Patients undergoing facelift surgery should expect to notice improvements in the following areas of the face:

  • Sagging excess skin will be tightened
  • A more youthful facial shape and contour will be restored
  • Increased cheek fullness
  • Jowl formation will be improved in order to create a more youthful and smooth jaw contour
  • Marionette and smile lines will be softened

Patients undergoing facelift surgery should expect to notice improvements in the following areas of the neck:

  • Sagging excess skin in the neck will be tightened and elevated
  • Obvious vertical bands (due to underlying muscles) will be softened
  • Chin/neck fullness will be decreased with an improved and more youthful neck contour

Ready to Rediscover Your Youthful Radiance?

If you’re ready to embark on a journey to a more rejuvenated and confident version of yourself, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pirani today. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care, ensuring your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your facelift experience.

Your transformation begins here. Schedule your consultation today.

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