6 Types of Facial Cosmetic Surgeries People Seek to Turn Back the Clock

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November 15th, 2021
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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

We’ve discussed many times throughout the pandemic the effects covid has had on people’s self-esteem and how they perceive themselves when they look in the mirror or video camera.

The “Zoom Boom” of 2020/2021 is still very much in effect and has created an influx of demand for comimetic procedures worldwide.

The most common influx of surgeries we see at Toronto Plastic Surgeons is those related to face cosmetic surgery. There has been a huge demand for face cosmetic surgery in Toronto, but what exactly does it mean? There’s no “all in one” face plastic surgery; instead, this is a general term meant to reference various procedures that can be performed to enhance the overall appearance of a patient’s face.

Here are some of the many types of facial cosmetic surgery options that we offer at our clinic.


As the name might imply, facelifts are a popular form of cosmetic face surgery. A facelift is a favourable option to many looking to get face surgery, as it is efficient in reducing the signs of aging. Some people report feeling their face appear a whole decade younger after receiving a facelift!

Facelifts can be used to treat signs of aging such as drooping brows, sagging jowls, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles all over the face.

There isn’t just one type of facelift, either. When you get a facelift in Toronto, there are several types to choose from. Our clinic offers the following varieties of women’s and men’s facelift procedures to help treat a range of concerns regarding our patient’s needs. This can include:

Mini Facelift

Mini Facelifts are the most minimally invasive forms face plastic surgery. Mini facelifts target the lower portions of the face, treating lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin in regions like the jowls.

This is a preferential method for people who have minor concerns about their face, such as mouth lines and drooping cheeks, but who do not yet display more prominent signs of aging such as deep lines and excess wrinkles. Due to this, patients of a mini facelift are generally younger patients in their 30’s and 40’s.

Mid Facelift

Mid-facelifts are another form of face plastic surgery – this time as specializing problems that occur in the mid-section of the face.

Leaving the upper portion of the face untouched, mid-facelifts can treat areas like eyes, cheeks, and the nose. When the skin is smoothed out, and the underlying fat is repositioned, the middle of the face can appear far more rejuvenated.

Full Facelift

There are two different methods to perform full facelifts, the deep plane facelift and SMAS.

Deep Plane:

Deep plane facelifts are one of the most invasive facial cosmetic surgery options. This is because the incisions created during the procedure go deeper into the skin than other facelift methods. The reason for the deeper incisions is because it allows for stronger and more precise handling of the facial tissue. Fat is repositioned, and skin is smoothed throughout the face.

Having a qualified, experienced surgeon is paramount during a deep plane facelift, as the facial nerves and muscles are exposed during the procedure.


SMAS facelifts are another type of full facelift. This procedure targets the layer of tissue known as the Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System, which is typically ignored during other methods of facelifts. This layer works to support the overall shape of your face and neck.

By targeting this layer during a SMAS procedure, signs of aging like sagging jowls and deep smile lines can be addressed and corrected more thoroughly.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Being displeased with the eyes appearing tired, even when you’re not, is one of the most common reasons people seek out face surgery. Toronto eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure used to treat the appearance of drooping eyelids.

Drooping eyelids are among the primary reason that the eyes can appear tired. Drooping generally occurs when the muscles that hold the eyelid up weaken over time. Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery for your face that helps tighten these muscles and removes the excess skin that has drooped too far.

Dark circles and puffy bags under the eyes are another common reason people may appear tired. Bags under the eyes occur when the skin loses from the under-eye region, leaving an empty pocket under the skin. This empty pocket can begin to fill with fluid over time, which is how the formation of bags occurs. Blepharoplasty on the lower eyelids can help to treat this by removing the excess skin and tightening the remainder, so no further space for fluid to gather exists.

Besides the cosmetic portion, blepharoplasty can be a necessary surgery for those with severe eyelid drooping, where the sagging lid has begun to obstruct their vision and line of sight.

Double Chin Removal

When it comes to the chin and jawline, many people describe their ideal aesthetic to be that of a more defined, streamlined line. Unfortunately, stubborn pockets of fat in the face can create a double chin. There are many reasons why double chins form on our faces. They can form for a variety of reasons, such as weight gain and general aging. Those who have experienced extreme weight loss can also find themselves frustrated by retention of a double chin, normally a result of having now loose skin in the region. It can even be a result of plain old genetics, such as a predisposition for weight gain or a less prominent jawline.

Because their causes are so widespread, double chins are an incredibly common condition. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reported that during a survey, roughly 68% of people reported having some form of a double chin.

During a double chin surgery in Toronto, we work to reduce the appearance of a double chin, which can enhance the jawline and improve proportions in the face.

Our clinic offers many methods for treating double chins, both surgical and non-surgical.


BodyTite is a revolutionary body contouring procedure that utilizes temperature-controlled radiofrequency energies.

A minimal incision is created during the procedure, and an internal probe is inserted into the incision. We then use a handheld electrode device that is moved around the treatment area. The energy emitted between the electrode and probe heats the fat in the chin region until it melts to a more liquid state. By having the fat melt prior to removal, its extraction is far easier and less invasive, leading to less bruising and swelling during recovery.

The heat generated from BodyTite also stimulates soft tissue contraction in the skin post-surgery, allowing the chin to achieve up to 40-50% soft tissue contraction over the 12 months following surgery.


VASERLipo™ stands for “vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance,” in plain speak, it is a device that uses ultrasound technology to help break up fat.

During this type of face surgery, VASER™ utilizes ultrasonic waves, vibrating the fat cells in the chin until they begin to liquefy.


SmartLipo is a procedure that utilizes heat like Bodytite, but instead of using an electrode to generate heat, it uses laser technology.

The laser probe beams laser energy into the fat cells, generating the heat necessary for liquifying them for easier removal.


As previously mentioned, we have many forms of non-surgical methods for reducing the appearance of double chins. Among one of the leading methods is CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting works by using freezing cold temperatures to break down and kill off fat cells in the double chin region.

As no incisions are made during this routine, CoolSculpting offers virtually no downtime and is less expensive than liposuction.

More specifically, the procedure is approximately one hour, and the effects of CoolSculpting should begin seeing the effects of the fat cells disappearing any time between 6-12 weeks. For best results, we usually recommend patients return for two to three additional rounds of treatment, though this is not always necessary. Pricing can begin at $799 per treatment.

Otoplasty (Ears)

While it may seem like a slightly more obscure insecurity, otoplasty was the 5th most popular cosmetic surgery that men had performed in 2020.

Those who seek out this type of face cosmetic surgery, usually report insecurity revolving about having ears that are “too large” or “stick out too far.” Often the associated comparison patients refer their problems to is “Dumbo ears. In general, the concern appears to have a less serious, more ‘dopey’ appearance.

During an otoplasty in Toronto, incisions are made behind the ears; then, the cartilage is shaped around and adjusted accordingly to a desired angle and appearance. Any flared out or protruding nature is corrected at this time by bringing the ears closer to the head.

Another popular reason for this surgery is to correct earlobes that have been stretched out over time from large jewelry pieces like plugs or other ear piercings.


Rhinoplasty isn’t just one of the most popular types of cosmetic face surgery out there; it’s one of the most popular types of plastic surgery in general.

Rhinoplasty was performed over 352,000 times in the year 2020 alone, making it the number one invasive cosmetic procedure that was performed, beating out procedures like liposuction and breast augmentations.

But what makes a nose job in Toronto such a popular facial cosmetic surgery?

On the cosmetic side of things, your nose is one of the most prominent central features of your face; It’s one of the first things people see when they look at you or what you see first when you look in the mirror. We also live in an age where selfies have become the leading source for photos of ourselves. The problem is, selfies have been reported to give the illusion that our noses are much bigger than they are – up to 30% larger in fact!

In terms of aesthetics, the desired effect in rhinoplasty in women is to create a more slender, feminine appearances, such as a button or duchess nose.

While women undergo the majority of rhinoplasty, the procedure still managed to be the number one cosmetic surgery men got in 2020.

In men’s rhinoplasty, the goal is to enhance a masculine appearance with a more straight-cut and refined nose. This is usually achieved by straightening out the bridge of the nose and increasing the width along the middle.

Rhinoplasty is also a popular facial cosmetic surgery because it can be used to treat an important breathing issue known as a deviated septum.

When your nose’s septum has deviated, either through natural formation or breakage, various breathing issues such as snoring, sleep apnea, frequent congestion and nosebleeds, and an overall difficulty achieving proper airflow.

While many people tend to opt into a cosmetic update when treating a deviated septum, it’s not always necessary, and the procedure usually can be performed without making a cosmetic change to the nose, barring any required changes to fix the deviation itself.

If you’re a man interested in rhinoplasty, TPS offers male nose jobs and gives an in-depth explanation of the process and male rhinoplasty cost.

Cheek Implants

Cheek implants, also known as cheek augmentation, are commonly performed to enhance the volume of the cheeks, helping to create fuller, more defined features on the face.

A common reason for desiring cheek implants is to help treat facial asymmetry of the midface region. While many women seek the procedure for more rounded cheeks, they are also popular among men, who seek sharper and more masculine cheekbones.

Are You Interested in Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

If you’re having concerns about the appearance of your face and are desiring to face cosmetic surgery in Toronto, we can help.

Whether they’re lifelong concerns like the ears and nose, or newly formed insecurities such as lines and wrinkles, our clinic is specialized in creating results that will help you find your confidence.

If you want to know more about any of the procedures we’ve mentioned today, don’t wait! Go ahead and schedule a consultation with us online or call us at 647-723-3739 and speak with a dedicated member of our clinic. We’ll be happy to field any questions you may have about our procedures, such as face surgery costs, recovery time, and methods we use! Also, please feel free to explore our website, where you can find many face cosmetic surgery before and after photos.

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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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