6 Lifts That Can Take a Decade (or More) Off of Your Appearance

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December 19th, 2020
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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

You try to do all of the right things. You get as much sleep as possible and drink as much water as possible. You eat right and exercise regularly. You’re buying the best skincare products on the market, and applying them is part of your unflinching morning and bedtime routines.

But you’re still seeing the most-unwelcome signs of ageing showing up in the mirror. We all do our best to win this fight, but we’re up against a lot. We’re competing against time, gravity, and the body’s tendency to produce less elastin and collagen as we age.

In fact, research proves that, once you reach the age of 20, your body will produce 1% less collagen per year. That means your skin will lose about 1% of its elasticity per year. You may not notice the difference when you’re 25, but 35 is a different story.

However, you can take an active role in the fight against ageing. Our clinic offers a number of procedures that can help you take unwanted years off of your face, or extra pounds off of your body. Whether you’re a woman or man looking for liposuction or just a lift, TPS has you covered.

Here are a few of our most popular and most effective procedures.

1. Facelift

The always-popular facelift (or rhytidectomy) is a great way to remove a few years’ worth of ageing in a few hours. TPS is proud to offer both women’s and men’s facelifts.

It is basically a series of facial procedures that can help you:

  •   Remove lines and wrinkles
  •   Tighten your loose skin
  •   Reposition and repurpose facial fat in more flattering ways
  •   Give you strong jawline definition

Our team’s Dr. Bell is one of Canada’s top plastic surgeons, which means he is an expert in providing the best and most natural results. The goal of a facelift is to bring back a natural youthfulness and radiance to your face. It’s not to undergo a dramatic transformation that looks obvious or overdone.

2. Brow Lift

Your forehead and brow area can be the first places that you really start to notice the signs of ageing. You may see frown lines, new creases, or your eyebrows starting to sag and droop.

Our surgeons can show you how a subtle eyebrow lift can revitalize your face, helping you look more rested, vibrant, and youthful.

An expertly performed brow lift can help you:

  •   Fix or remove lines and wrinkles
  •   Even out furrows
  •   Elevate and tighten the brow area

Some men may experience the 1-2 punch of lines and wrinkles on their forehead, while their hairline recedes at the same time. This can add 15 years to someone’s appearance in a matter of 15 months.

In these cases, Dr. Roskies is well known for his mastery of the reverse brow lift, a procedure that lowers the hair while moving the hairline forward at the same time.

3. Chin Lift/ Neck Lift

Have you recently started to notice the emergence of the dreaded double chin? Don’t worry, millions of other people have too. COVID-19 has forced the introduction of video calls into our daily lives, which has also forced us all to look at our faces from a slightly lowered angle. And we hate it.

This lockdown has resulted in a mini-boom for the plastic surgery industry. People are feeling self-conscious about the loose skin in their neck and chin area, or they’re seeing that they’ve put on the so-called Quarantine 15 and it’s showing up in their face.

The good news is that, yes, you can still get a neck lift in Toronto despite the ever-changing COVID regulations across the city. We are still very much open for business!

Our expert surgeons can help you:

  •   Reduce the appearance of excess skin
  •   Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  •   Remove neckbands and tighten lax neck muscles
  •   Eliminate a double chin and unwanted fat in the face
  •   Give you a more defined and youthful jawline

The procedure involves your surgeon making a small incision under your chin. They will then skilfully remove the unwanted loose skin and fat. This tightens the muscles in your neck and chin.

4. Cheek Lift

Certain signs of ageing showing up around your eyes, cheeks, and mid-face area can make you look older and more fatigued.

These things could include:

  •   Bags under the eyes
  •   Crows feet
  •   Laugh lines
  •   Sagging cheeks
  •   A loss of volume in the face, which causes…
  •   Dark and unflattering shadows

If you were to get a cheek lift (or mid-facelift), you would get more attention and focus in these areas than a traditional facelift. Your surgeon will expertly tighten your skin to remove lines, sagging, and shadows. They can also repurpose facial fat from one area to another to add a healthy volume back to your face. The end result leaves you looking younger, healthier, and more vibrant. Many of our patients say that they look 15 years younger.

The Suture Suspension Cheek Lift is one of our clinic’s specialties, utilizing ground-breaking techniques that are emulated around the world.

5. Breast Lift

The effects of time, gravity, and having children can have an obvious impact on a woman’s breasts. You will most likely see your breasts sag progressively more over time, while the nipples point downwards, and the areolae stretch outwards.

The breast lift is a very popular procedure that can help you regain a youthful and perky body contour by raising the breasts. Also called a mastopexy, the surgery can address the breast tissue that is causing your sagging or drooping, while also removing any excess skin.

The procedure can be combined with breast augmentation, or as a stand-alone procedure to give you back the natural lift and tightness that you may have lost through:

  •   The natural ageing process
  •   Hormonal fluctuations and changes
  •   Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  •   Significant weight loss or weight gain

If your breasts are on the smaller side, this could actually do more to help your contour than an actual breast implant procedure.

Of course, the most obvious case for this procedure is to restore a perky body contour and silhouette. You will not only feel younger, but you will also open up more wardrobe options and love shopping again.

However, not all of the benefits of this procedure are purely aesthetic. This is also a great solution if you’re bothered by under-breast irritation and chafing. As breasts start to sag, the friction often leads to sweating, pain, and irritation underneath the breasts. A breast lift can help this by taking the weight off of your skin.

A Breast Lift with Implants

As we mentioned, the breast lift can also be combined with breast implants to produce some amazing results.

You might consider this procedure if you’re looking to add volume and shape, as well as perkiness to your breasts.

We are proud to offer one of Canada’s foremost experts in breast augmentation. Dr. Bell is widely recognized as one of Canada’s most sought-after breast lift surgeons, with a reputation for unparalleled efficiency, skills, and results in breast procedures of all sorts.

His technical acumen and attentive level of care have led to some amazing customer reviews, and some striking breast augmentation before and after pictures.

6. Eyelift

You may have heard this procedure called a few different things. You may have heard it referred to as an eyelift, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty.

No matter what you call it, it’s a very effective procedure that can help you restore a smooth, youthful, and well-rested look to your face.

The effects of time, gravity and life may have left you with bags under your eyes or puffiness in the area. This can make you look perpetually tired, and add years to your complexion. You might also be experiencing a lack of skin elasticity that is causing your eyelids to droop downwards. This not only makes you look older, it can also impact your vision.

Eyelid surgery is incredibly popular. It was actually the third most popular procedure in North America in 2019, with over 211,000 eyelid surgeries performed. Those numbers may go up even higher with more people noticing their own sagging eyelids on Zoom calls during COVID-19.

During the actual procedure, your surgeon will skilfully trim any loose skin, while tightening the muscles in the eye area. This gives you a more evened-out look in the regions around your eyes, while making sure your eyelids aren’t hindering your field of vision.

The end result is a revitalized and rejuvenated look, with very little downtime.

What Else Can I Do?

All of these lift procedures can do amazing things and help you turn back the clock. However, there are certainly other options.

Liposuction

Carrying more weight can definitely make you look (and feel) much older than you are.

A liposuction procedure can quickly help remove those extra pounds and inches, with very little downtime. Not only will you look healthier and more youthful, but you will also really love the way your clothes fit you again. Your new confidence can lead to new energy and a renewed zest for life.

We also offer a number of non-surgical body contouring procedures as well. Let us show you which one can work for you!

Rhinoplasty

Maybe you have never loved the shape or size of your nose. Now, as you’re seeing it more on video calls, you’re being reminded of how much you don’t like it. Or, maybe you’re starting to notice it casting unflattering shadows that seem to be adding years to your face.

A nose job is not the first thing you think of when you think about anti-ageing procedures, but it can have a really underrated impact on your appearance. Also, it’s worth noting that the rhinoplasty surgery recovery time is relatively short and easy to manage.

It’s also a great procedure to get for non-appearance-related issues with your breathing. It opens up your airways, which can help you:

  •   Improve breathing while exercising and at rest
  •   Eliminate snoring or sleep apnea
  •   Get more sleep at night and feel more energetic during the day

TPS also offers male rhinoplasty so everyone can feel and look their best.

Anything that can lead to you getting more sleep or more exercise will always help you look and feel younger.

The rhinoplasty procedure was actually the 4th most popular plastic surgery procedure in North America, with just over 207,000 nose jobs performed in 2019.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant

There are few things that can add more years to a man’s appearance than hair loss or a receding hairline.

There are dozens of options out there to help you try to fight baldness, but nothing quite like the FUE hair transplant. Cutting edge robotic (Artas) and automated (NeoGraft) micro-rotatory punches will harvest hair follicles from areas towards the back of your head, and then implant them onto the area where you want to see more volume.

Our procedures also include low-level light therapy and nutrient shampoo that will ensure that you see the best possible results following your surgery.

Are You Ready to See What’s Possible?

These are only a few of the options that you may consider. Something on this list may have really jumped out at you. However, don’t get too focused on just one particular procedure. Keep your options open.

For example, you may think that you would like breast implants, but a quick meeting with one of our experts could show you how a simple breast lift could actually work out better for you. Or, maybe you’ve heard amazing things about the Velashape III body contouring system. But everyone is different and a combination of two other treatments may work better for you.

If you would like to start the conversation right now, you can request a consultation at any time!

We’re ready to show you what’s possible.

Posted by:

Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

Dr. Thomas Bell has been one of Canada’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons for 35 years. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care.

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