Vancouver Facelift and Neck Lift
For patients in and around Vancouver, facelift and neck lift procedures are designed to alleviate signs of aging, including sagging skin, jowls, deep creases around the nose and mouth, and general wrinkling and laxity in this area that obscures the contours of the neck and jaw. Vancouver facelift and neck lift surgery with Dr.Mathew Mosher can give the lower portion of the face a firmer, more youthful appearance.
Dr. Mosher had the privilege of completing a prestigious fellowship in Aesthetic Facial Surgery, through which he learned many advanced techniques in face lift surgery. This allows him to tailor your facial rejuvenation procedure to your unique needs, and create results that are natural looking and balanced, yet noticeable. When it comes to your face, be sure to find a plastic surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with extensive training and experience, such as Dr. Mosher.
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If you live in or around Vancouver and a face lift or neck lift is something you are considering, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mosher at YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Langley. He and his experienced staff will discuss all of your surgical and non-surgical options with you, and recommend a satisfying approach to achieving the look you want.
Your British Columbia Face Lift Options
Traditional Face Lift
In years past, face lift surgery involved simply lifting and tightening the skin of the lower face, which could result in a pulled or "worked on" appearance. Newer techniques allow for much more natural results, which look better and may last longer than with previous approaches.
During your face lift procedure, Dr. Mosher will make very fine incisions in front of and around the ear, which are concealed within the hair line. He will separate the skin from the subcutaneous layers, and tighten the deeper facial tissues for improved tone. He will reposition underlying fat and tissue to a more youthful placement, then re-drape the remaining skin and trim away the excess. In some cases, dermal fillers or other nonsurgical procedures such as photorejuvenation can be incorporated to enhance the results of your face lift.
Endoscopic Midface Lift
This approach, also called a cheek lift, can lift sagging cheeks, smooth out nasolabial folds or marionette lines, and elevate the corners of your mouth. It is performed using a tiny fiber optic lens inserted through half-inch incisions placed inconspicuously in your mouth and temple. Dr. Mosher will carefully reposition the sagging fat pads to their more youthful placement on the cheekbones, resulting in a subtle lift to the face. Endoscopic technology allows for minimal visible scarring, and a shorter, more comfortable recovery.
Mini or Short Scar Face Lift
This is a more limited version of the traditional face lift, which smoothes and tightens the nasolabial folds, jowls and neck through a smaller incision. This approach is good for women with some laxity in the lower face, whose skin is still somewhat elastic and does not display excessive sagging. Through the smaller incision in the temple area, Dr. Mosher lifts the skin and repositions and tightens the underlying tissues. The surgical and recovery time with this procedure is somewhat shorter than with traditional face lift surgery.
If sagging and laxity are limited to the neck area, a neck lift may be all that is required. This procedure involves an incision under the chin, through which the excess fat is removed and the neck muscles are tightened. Excess skin also may be trimmed away to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. A neck lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with face lift or other facial rejuvenation procedures.
Recovery and Results
Recovery varies from patient to patient, and depends on the extent of the face lift procedure you choose. After your outpatient procedure, you will leave our surgery centre with your head and neck lightly wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day. Most patients find that their discomfort is easily managed with oral medications. You will have some swelling and bruising, and sutures that will be removed approximately 10 days after surgery.
Most patients take 10 to 14 days off before returning to work or regular social activities, but sometimes less with the more limited face lift approaches. Your final results will be apparent after approximately 6 weeks, with subtle changes continuing for several months. At this time, many patients choose Medspa services at YES Medspa to enhance their results and maintain optimal skin quality after surgery.
If you would like to learn more about your options in British Columbia for face lift and neck lift, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mosher, a plastic surgeon specializing in both surgical and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation. Or you can call YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre at (604) 888-9378 to schedule your appointment.