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Cost of Facelift in Toronto

The decision to have a facelift is a major step that should be treated as an investment in yourself. Naturally, if you are considering surgery to turn back the clock, you need to know what the cost of the procedure will be. Although cost is an important factor, it is equally important to not compromise your aesthetic goals in the interest of saving money.

Dr. Ashlin Alexander is a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon whose entire career has been dedicated to reconstructive and aesthetic procedures of the face and neck. His approach to facelift surgery is both scientific and anatomical. With a deep understanding of facial anatomy and impressive technical skills, Dr. Alexander performs facelift surgery with precision and safety for a cost starting at $14,000.

Why Do Some Doctors Charge More than Others for a Facelift?

Some physicians who perform facelifts are not board-certified, although they have been trained in performing facial plastic surgery procedures. As these doctors have not made the investment in time and education needed to achieve board certification, they often attempt to compete by offering surgical procedures at lower prices. Dr. Ashlin Alexander is not only board-certified but also dual-fellowship trained in facial cosmetic surgery with a practice devoted exclusively to treatment of the face, neck, and hair restoration.

Another factor affecting the cost of a facelift is geographical location. Goods and services simply cost more in some areas than in others.

What Is Included in the Cost of a Facelift?

A great deal goes into the cost of a facelift performed by Dr. Alexander, including:

  • Years of training and experience
  • Patient pre-care and aftercare
  • Medical testing
  • Digital imaging
  • Equipment costs
  • Operating room fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescription medications
  • Follow-up appointments

Facelift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The cost of the procedure includes use of a fully accredited private operating room that adheres to the highest standards of safety and comfort. Procedures performed under intravenous sedation or local anesthesia can be performed in our own state-of-the-art Toronto facility.

Other Procedures Involved in a Facelift in Toronto

As performed by Dr. Alexander, in addition to surgery, a facelift in Toronto may also involve laser skin resurfacing or facial fat grafting. Also known as fat transfer, facial fat grafting is performed by removing fat from other areas of the body (such as the abdomen or thighs) and then injecting the purified fat into specific areas of the face to add volume. Using this technique, Dr. Alexander can restore lost fat volume in the:

  • Cheeks
  • Lips
  • Tear troughs
  • Jawline
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds

Compared to injectable dermal fillers, fat grafting provides long-lasting results with the use of the body’s own fat, with no risk of rejection. This technique produces soft, natural-looking results that are not overdone.

How Much Difference Will a Facelift Make in the Long Run?

When properly performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic facial surgery, a facelift can produce stunning, natural-looking results that age naturally with you. Although the aging process does not stop after a facelift, you will continue to look years younger than you would have appeared without undergoing surgery.

To maintain your facelift results, it is important to maintain a stable, healthy weight. Avoid significant weight fluctuations that can leave you with loose, stretched skin. A quality skin care regimen can help you guard against these issues.

Why a Surgeon’s Experience and Skill Are So Important in a Facelift

Facelift surgery is a complex and delicate operation that requires a specific surgical skillset, extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, and an eye for aesthetic detail. Not all doctors who practice cosmetic surgery receive training in facelift surgical techniques.

To achieve the best results with a facelift, it is important to define your goals and find a highly-skilled and respected facial plastic surgeon you can have confidence in, and with whom you feel comfortable. Choose a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with the correct training and credentials and ensure that your surgeon has the natural skills and experience that set him apart.

Dr. Alexander’s Approach to Facelift Surgery

Dr. Ashlin Alexander has named his three-tiered approached to facial rejuvenation the “Trinity Facelift.” It involves:

  • Resurfacing damaged skin
  • Re-suspending deep soft tissue that has begun to sag with gravity and aging
  • Restoring lost facial volume with fat grafting, using your own stem cell-containing fat

Why the Deep Plane Facelift Costs More than Other Facelifts

Dr. Alexander has the surgical skills, knowledge, and experience to perform an extensive “deep-plane” facelift with precision to produce beautiful, long-lasting results. This technique requires superior skill in handling the deeper tissue layers of the facial structure. Surgically, it is more demanding than other facelift procedures.

Advanced Surgical Technique for a Natural Look

The deep-plane facelift lifts the entire face and accentuates the cheekbones, neck, and jawline by repositioning deeper layers of tissue. It lifts the difficult-to-treat midface region more effectively, leads to less bruising and bleeding, and produces longer-lasting results than other facelift techniques. Perhaps its greatest advantage is that it leaves no pulled skin, no plastic look, and no telltale signs that a facelift has been performed – just a fresher, well-rested, rejuvenated facial appearance.

Why a Deep Plane Facelift is a Superior Procedure

There is little undermining of the skin in a deep plane facelift procedure, as the skin is not separated from the underlying lymphatic system. With little trauma and no tension on the skin, the incisions heal more quickly. As most of the surgical work is done on the deeper tissues, not on the surface, recovery from a deep plane facelift is shorter than recovering from other facelift procedures.

A deep plane facelift is simply more effective and produces more natural results than other facelift procedures. It allows the surgeon to more thoroughly address the signs of aging in the face and neck. It requires a level of skill and experience possessed by only a few surgeons, and naturally comes with a higher price tag.

Facelift Fees and Financing

As an elective cosmetic procedure, a facelift is not covered by health insurance. At the Toronto practice of Dr. Ashlin Alexander, we strive to make every aspect of treatment comfortable and convenient for our patients. We accept all forms of payment, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and debit cards, and we offer third-party financing to our patients through Medicard.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26th, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we decided to close the practice until at least April 7th. We will need to reassess closer to this date to determine whether or not we can open at that time or if we must remain closed a while longer.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 7th.
  • The office will be staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Surgeries will be rescheduled.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the Ministry of Health and Public Health. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to FACE if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Social distancing and social isolation are also critically important. Please stay home if you can!

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not rest until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions.

Looking forward to moving past this and being able to continue to help our patients look and feel their best!

We are still continuing to conduct virtual consults. Contact us today and schedule a virtual consultation!