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With age, skin loses its elasticity, sags and becomes lined and wrinkled. The fat underneath the skin descends because of gravity into the jowls, neck and the folds between the nose and corners of the mouth, often making people appear older than their years. A facelift in Toronto will restore the rejuvenated, attractive appearance of youth, while maintaining your natural expression.
A facelift repositions and smoothes the facial tissues. Excess fat is removed, muscles are tightened, and the skin on the face and neck is re-draped, leaving scars that are barely noticeable. While positioning of the scars tends to be well-hidden in the natural creases of the facial contours, silicone scar gel can help reduce their appearance. You can read more about silicone scar gel here.
Please note that surgical scars do tan like the rest of the skin when exposed to the sun. However, they don’t fade and can remain permanently darkened. As a result, diligent sunscreen use is particularly important for the first 12-18 months after surgery. We have a variety of non-comedogenic options in the office that we can help select for you depending on your skin type.
FULL OR SHORT SCAR FACELIFT
FAT GRAFTS CAN BE USED TO RESTORE FULLNESS
MEET WITH OUR BOARD CERTIFIED FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON DURING YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION
Facelifts in Toronto are very individualized procedures. Dr. Kesarwani will recommend one of several different types of facelifts depending on your facial structure and goals – a “full” facelift where the skin and deeper layers are both lifted and tightened or a “short scar” facelift which involves a shorter incision and tightening of the deeper layers with sutures.
We often combine facelifts with fat grafts. This is to restore the fullness that better resembles a youthful appearance.
A personal consultation with Dr. Priya Kesarwani is the first step toward reaching your goals. During the consultation, she will evaluate your face, discuss your wishes and will take the time to answer your questions and address your concerns. You’ll have an opportunity to see examples of his work and develop a plan that is right for you.
If you’d like to learn more about the Face Lift procedure, contact cosmedical in Toronto now to book your confidential appointment with Dr. P. Kesarwani.
Dr. Kesarwani can also show you before and after FaceLift photos from patients he has performed the procedure on previously, during your consultation. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures in Toronto such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, facial implants or nose reshaping.
How Soon After a Face Lift can I Wear Makeup?
The answer to this question depends on how confident you are in your makeup-applying abilities.
Makeup and Face Lifts
The swelling from face lifts is not aggravated by makeup, as far as we can tell. If possible, use products that don’t block pores, as the last thing you need is to get pimples while you still have swelling.
Where makeup becomes a problem is near the sutures. Makeup is not sterile and can both irritate and infect a wound. If your makeup never gets smeared or ends up where it shouldn’t be, you can apply it five millimetres away from any sutures. Still, it is better to wait until the incisions are completely healed and the sutures have been removed.
Other cosmetic routines can also be damaging. Tweezing any hairs on your face is a bad idea, as it puts pressure on the sutures and can cause more swelling. Dr. Kesarwani allows patients to wash their hair and face pretty normally 24 hours after the drains are removed, usually by the third day after surgery.. No matter how minor the routine, be sure to consult with your surgeon about whether it will be safe in those critical recovery days.
Makeup and Swelling
After the sutures are removed and the incisions have closed, usually within 2 weeks apply makeup to your heart’s desire. It can be particularly effective in hiding any remaining post-surgical swelling.
As with any other surgical procedure, a face life will result in swelling that could last a few weeks. The swelling may also compromise capillaries, leading to bruising, especially around the eyes. These blemishes are best covered up using camouflage cosmetics, special products that may be recommended by your cosmetic surgeon.
The most important tool in camouflage cosmetics is concealer. This can hide not only pink blemishes, but also outright bruising. For bruising immediately around the eyes, opt for something a little lighter, like foundation or eye makeup.
Another excellent tool is color correcting makeup. Some swelling may result in a yellowish ting, which fortunately is easily correctable with lavender.
To deal with swelling, especially surrounding a nose implant, you can use the technique of contouring. Contouring requires a highlighter, a color two shades lighter than your foundation, and a shadow, a color two shades darker. Use highlights and shadows to emphasize the angles of your nose, chin, and cheekbones. This will minimize the effects of swelling.
It’s important to remember that all these problems are temporary. Most patients are comfortable wearing makeup, going out, and showing off their new face about two or three weeks after the procedure.