Visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin, can make you feel self-conscious about how you look.
A facelift can give you a rested and more youthful appearance, making you look 10 to 15 years younger.
At Dr. Peter Brownrigg's practice in Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R9, he is skilled in performing advanced facelift techniques.
5 Reasons to Choose Dr. Brownrigg for Your Facelift Surgery
1. Great Results Facelift Before and After Photos
3. Positive Patient Reviews Watch a Facelift Testimonial From a Patient
4. 3D Imaging to Preview Your Results
Our plastic surgery practice is one of the only offices in Ottawa to offer 3D imaging technology. Using your own likeness, the technology will then show a realistic representation of what you will look like after surgery. If you are concerned that plastic surgery will leave you looking unnatural or unrecognizable, our VECTRA® 3D imaging can help you feel at ease before you commit to undergoing this surgical procedure.
See How 3D Imaging Allows for More Precise Treatment Planning
5. Use of the ARTISS Sealant
The ARTISS® sealant is a product made by Baxter Healthcare. It minimizes swelling and bruising in face and neck surgery. For you, use of the ARTISS sealant means a faster and more comfortable recovery, with fewer healing problems.
Patients Want to Know Facelift Costs and Paying for Surgery
Facelift surgery is a highly personalized procedure. As such, each patient's cost can vary significantly. During your consultation at our practice, you can discuss your goals and needs with us to determine your facelift cost.
Financing and Credit Cards
Because cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance, many patients work with third-party lenders to pay for their surgery in installments on a schedule that works for them. Many third-party lenders offer flexible repayment terms and low interest rates that make surgery affordable. Our Ottawa practice also accepts all major credit cards if your existing line of credit offers better interest rates than those offered by third-party lenders.
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Are you unhappy about the appearance of wrinkles or jowls? A facelift is a popular and proven way to address these issues. And because he focuses on facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brownrigg can provide you with natural-looking results using the latest techniques.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift (formally known as rhytidectomy) is designed to remove excess skin, tighten the underlying muscles, and reduce signs of aging. There are many types of facelift techniques available, and our plastic surgeon will design your particular procedure to address your unique concerns.
Why Get a Facelift?
Address Signs of Aging
Excess skin and wrinkles can make you look tired or heavier than you are. A facelift can target these obvious signs of aging for a more youthful appearance.
Improve Your Facial Contours
During a facelift, Dr. Brownrigg can tighten facial muscles to restore the natural contours of your face, such as the cheekbones and jawline.
Boost Your Self-Confidence
A facelift can help you look younger, healthier, and more rested. In turn, these enhancements can improve your self-esteem and quality of life.
5-Star Reviews of Dr. Brownrigg
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Types of Facelift
This technique utilizes a short scar technique that extends the scar behind the ear and gives a better rejuvenating vector of lift. This gives a more natural-looking facelift. The use of ARTISS sealant with this technique dramatically reduces the postoperative healing period with much less bruising and swelling.
Dr. Brownrigg has worked in Europe with Drs. Tonnard and Verpaele, the developers of this technique.
As our understanding of the underlying structures of the face and neck improves, so do techniques to correct signs of aging in these structures. The SMAS facelift is one such innovation that gives a lasting, natural lift to the face and jawline.
Traditional vs. SMAS Facelift
Traditionally, a facelift was performed by lifting and tightening the superficial layer of skin. This method sometimes resulted in a “pulled” look and didn’t correct the drooping of the face’s underlying structure, only the skin. An SMAS facelift, however, improves all three layers of the face: the superficial skin layer, the underlying layer of fat, and the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (from which the SMAS facelift gets its name).
In an SMAS facelift, tension is restored to more than just the skin. The procedure yields a more natural look without the pulled appearance of classical facelifts. It is especially effective in giving a lasting lift to the chin and jawline.
Benefits of the SMAS Technique
- With this technique, the incision is often placed inside the ear canal rather than in front of the ear, as with older techniques.
- Furthermore, this advanced technique causes fewer problems with bleeding, bruising, and scar formation.
- To make healing even more quick and painless, Dr. Brownrigg uses the ARTISS sealant to complete the SMAS facelift procedure.
Although a facelift is effective at targeting issues affecting the lower and middle third of the face, it is not designed to address concerns on the upper face or neck. If drooping eyelids are blocking your field of vision, or if excess tissue on your neck is making you look aged and overweight, Dr. Brownrigg can combine your facelift with other procedures such as eyelid surgery, brow lift, or a neck lift.
Preparing for Surgery
We will provide a full list of preoperative instructions to ensure that you feel informed prior to your surgery. In preparation for your facelift, our plastic surgeon may ask you to:
- Stop smoking: Smoking makes it more difficult to heal and can increase the risk of complications during your surgery.
- Pause certain medications: If you are taking blood thinners, you may be asked to stop taking the medication, as it can increase bleeding during your procedure.
- Fast: Dr. Brownrigg will typically ask you to fast the night before your procedure so that the anesthesia can take full effect.
- Driving arrangements: Because this procedure is performed under anesthesia, you will also need someone to drive you home after the treatment.
What to Expect During Facelift Surgery
Before recommending a facelift, Dr. Brownrigg will sit down with you at our Ottawa, Ontario, practice to discuss your goals, concerns, and budget. Based on this information, he can plan your surgery to give you the best results possible.
In some cases, Dr. Brownrigg will use ARTISS sealant to reduce postoperative bruising and swelling.
Glowing Reviews From Satisfied Patients
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The Facelift Recovery Timeline
Recovery typically spans several weeks.