in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Richard Rival performs facelift surgery in Toronto and Newmarket to give the face and neck smoother, more pleasing contours. The traditional face lift specifically addresses the "jowls" and "turkey gobbler" in the neck. Many patients also choose this procedure to improve the deep lines, called nasolabial folds, where the cheek meets the mouth.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a face lift is to consult Toronto area facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Rival. We encourage you to request a consultation by filling out and printing our online consultation certificate, or call us toll-free at 1-866-229-FACE (3223).
Board-certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, Dr. Rival devotes his practice exclusively to enhancement of the face and neck, with a focused specialty in rhinoplasty.
During your consultation in Toronto for face lift surgery, Dr. Rival will assess the thickness, texture, and elasticity of your skin, and the severity of wrinkles and folds. Your hairline will be examined to determine where incisions can be placed. The structure of your face will be considered to tailor surgery to you individually. Many patients who choose a face lift also may benefit from other facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or rhinoplasty (nose job).
During facelift surgery an incision is hidden in the contour of your ear, then extends around the earlobe and back into the hairline. Following surgery, incisions can be easily concealed by your hair or with makeup. There may also be a small incision hidden underneath your chin.
After the skin has been elevated the deeper tissues may be repositioned and tightened. Excess skin and fat are then removed to create a natural, youthful facial contour. A small incision beneath the chin may be used to aid the removal of fatty tissue in that area and smoothing of the cord-like structures of the underlying muscle in the neck.
Dr. Rival also offers neck lift surgery to restore the appearance of the jaw and neckline. For more detailed information about this procedure, including a real patient's experience, read this article from ELEVATE Magazine featuring Dr. Rival.
After the surgery, patients wear a light head dressing, with suction drains placed under the skin. All drains and dressings are removed the day after surgery. Most face lift patients will experience some bruising and swelling. This will gradually resolve over 2 to 3 weeks. Return to normal activities may occur at this time but strenuous activities should be delayed for 4 to 6 weeks. The details and risks of this procedure will be covered fully by Dr. Rival at the time of your consultation.
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