Preparing for a Facelift
Your facelift surgery can be performed right on site in the state-of-the-art facilities of The Plastic Surgery Clinic. If you prefer, you can choose to have your surgery at one of the hospitals where our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad, enjoy privileges. These include the Mississauga site of the Trillium Health Centre, where Dr. Lista was Past Chief of Plastic Surgery, and the University Health Network, where Dr. Ahmad continues to provide his services.
No matter where you choose to have your surgery, there is always a Toronto facelift surgeon on call to respond to your concerns. In addition, a board-certified anesthesiologist will administer your local or general anaesthetic, stay with you during the entire operation, and will be there as you wake up.
A facelift is a very individualized procedure, so the first thing we do is listen: we listen to your needs; we ask you to describe, and have you bring in photos of, your ideal look; we use Uniplast™ digital imaging software to show you what you might look like.
Your consultation will also involve a physical examination, including an evaluation of your skin, the underlying bone structure of your face and a careful medical history. Dr. Lista or Dr. Ahmad, leading cosmetic surgery providers, will spend as much time as you need to make sure both you and your surgeon know exactly what you want. It may not always be possible to meet all your expectations with surgery, so it crucial that you understand what is a realistic outcome.
Your surgeon will also instruct you on how to prepare for surgery in order to achieve the best result, including guidelines on eating, drinking, and taking certain vitamins and medications. Smokers should plan to stop smoking for a minimum of one month before surgery and one month after, as smoking decreases circulation and greatly interferes with proper healing.