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Facelift Overview

Summary: The facelift procedure removes excess skin and tighten the tissues of the face and neck. It will correct the sagging, double chins and jowls.

Where: Surgical OR

Anesthesia: Local or General

Who: Dr. Mulholland

Alternative Names: Lifestyle Lifts, Mini Stealth Lifts, Face Lift

Cost: Starting from $10,000

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks

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Good Candidates

Good candidates are those that have experienced a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck. Patients that have the following are good candidates for face lifts:

Loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck.

Dcreases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth.

Facial and neck wrinkles and if you believe you lack youthful chin and neck contours.

Tired facial appearance

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Pre-Operative Consultation

As we age, the face undergoes natural and predictable aging processes, consisting of deflation, descent and deterioration. Deflation refers to the loss of facial fat and volume that leaves the fullness of youth and soft tissues of youth unsupported. The unsupported tissues of the mid-face, jowl and neck then begin to descent.

The following animation and loss of volume result in wrinkles and deterioration. A truly natural and attractive face lift procedure will restore, through a natural and attractive balanced way, the fullness of youth through volumization techniques such as fat grafting or transfer of various gel fillers at the time of facial rejuvenative and face lift surgery.

The ranges in the extent of face lift surgery can vary from very small, limited “mini-face lifts”  which provide improvement for the jaw line and upper neck, to intermediate type jowl and neck lifts to full face, cheek, jowl and neck lifts.

During your consultation Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your options, inform you about the length of recovery required and demonstrate the kind of outcomes you might expect from face lift procedure. Make sure to disclose your medical history and known allergies. You will need to be properly evaluated before being determined as a good candidate.

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Dr. Mulholland will select the most inconspicuous and hidden incision locations to minimize any risk of visible scars.

The facelift procedure will focus mainly on the lower facial areas such as the jowls and the cheeks. Other areas the facelift can focus are the upper and mid facial areas to alleviate wrinkles. The doctor will remove skin and the fat from the face, making it appear younger.

The incisions the doctor will make will depend on your goals for the procedure. The surgeon will raise areas of the face you want lifted like the cheeks, neck and temple.

Patients stay overnight, and go home the next day without the need for any dressings.

The minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 10-14 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 10-20 days. An early result is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months.

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The benefits of the facelift are having younger looking skin and less wrinkles with vibrant cheeks.

Additional Procedures

Additional and alternative procedures include other facial treatments such as neck lift, mini-facelift and double eyelid surgery. Discuss with the doctor in your consultation any other surgeries you would like to have performed during the procedure or in the future. 

Risks and Complications

The risks and complications for the facelift are the following:

  • Probable scars from the incisions
  • Hematoma
  • Allergic reaction
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Infection

The doctor will provide you instructions on after care and how to prepare yourself for the surgery. If you face difficulties following the surgery, make sure to inform the doctor and your medical centre.

After Care Instructions and Expectations

After your facelift surgery with Dr. Mulholland you will begin a comprehensive post-operative non-surgical facial skin enhancement program that will address imperfections in your skin such as rosacea, broken capillaries, sun damage, brown spots, acne scarring and wrinkles; that is part of your comprehensive package.

Over the five to six months following your facelift surgery, you will be provided postoperative care in the form of intense pulse light, fractional laser rejuvenation and medical skin care to ensure that not only do you achieve a natural volume, proportion and elevation but that you also attain youthful and compelling skin. Your face and its projected vitality should match your inner spirit of youthfulness and we are committed to achieving this goal.

Your comprehensive face lift program will be complimented with a recommendation for our medical grade Home Skin Care which will help support and enhance your facelift results.

Maintenance Required

Though the results can be everlasting, it is advised to visit your surgeon and create follow-up appointments to discuss your facial recovery and results.


The procedure will achieve a more rested, youthful and natural contour to the face and neck.

Cost and Payment Options

Facelifts range from $9,999 to $24,999, depending on what other facial procedures may be added.

Patients can have Medicard payment plans arranged for their procedure. Low interest payment plans can be approved in less than 30 minutes.

Next Steps

Patients should simply fill out the appointment request form or “ask a question” form and upload up to 3 photos for Dr. Mulholland to review.

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now at 1-877-695-2835 to schedule a consultation.


Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Spa:
66 Avenue Road Suite 4
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 1-877-695-2835