December 15th, 2020
Dr. Thomas Bell, MD
Have you been spending a lot of time on Zoom and FaceTime recently? Do you find yourself constantly looking at your own face while you’re on these calls? You’re not alone!
Millions of Canadians are still locked down, which means they’re working from home and keeping in touch with loved ones via video calls. This technology gives us a great way to keep in touch and stay connected. However, it also gives us a chance to obsess over our faces and ask questions like:
- Am I getting frown lines?
- Is this a bad angle or do I have a double chin?
- Has my hairline moved back?
- Does my nose always look like this?
Daily video calls are being linked to a new influx of people reaching out to plastic surgeons to inquire about anti-ageing procedures.
Are you considering plastic surgery? We are here to help! Today, we will take a close look at some of the most popular and effective anti-ageing procedures that can help take years off of your appearance.
If you have a crooked nose, it can be a big insecurity. Not loving your nose can lead you to be hyperconscious of your good angles. You might feel uncomfortable when someone tries to take a picture of you from the wrong angle, or if someone is standing on your bad side in a group setting.
Some people may be bullied about their nose in school and get rhinoplasty as soon as they are legally allowed to. This was the case for fitness legend Jillian Michaels. She was bullied relentlessly about her nose and got a rhinoplasty at the age of 16.
Our rhinoplasty procedures are performed by Dr. Bell, who is one of the most respected rhinoplasty surgeons in Canada. He has countless satisfied customers and impressive rhinoplasty before and after pictures that speak for themselves. Dr. Bell offers both female and male rhinoplasty procedures so everyone can achieve their aesthetic goals.
What Can Rhinoplasty Do For Me?
A nose job can help you address problems like:
- A lack of symmetry between the nose and the face
- Bumps from overgrown cartilage
- Wide nasal bones
- A crooked nose
- A large, bulbous tip
- A bridge scoop
Your surgeon will work with you and assess your goals to come up with a customized plan.
Medical/ Structural Changes
Not everyone looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto is looking to make purely cosmetic changes. Some people are struggling with structural issues in their bones and cartilage that are causing respiratory issues or other health problems.
A medical rhinoplasty procedure can remove nasal obstructions and help you with:
- Difficult or loud breathing through the nose
- Compromised athletic performance or difficulty breathing while exercising
- Disturbed sleep, snoring, and sleep apnea
In these cases, the surgery can lead to an immediate improvement in the quality of life.
How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Cost?
Our prices can range anywhere from $4,999 to $12,999. A revision rhinoplasty would be the most expensive procedure we offer.
A Face Lift
The facelift (also called the rhytidectomy) is probably the most well known facial procedure on the market today. However, it is actually not just one single surgery. It is actually a combination of multiple procedures, customized for each patient.
The exact steps taken will vary depending on what you choose. You can opt for a regular or mini facelift procedure. We also offer a mid facelift. If you are a man interested in rejuvenating your appearance, TPS even offers men’s facelift procedures.
A Full Facelift
The goal is to give the patient a more youthful, rested, and rejuvenated appearance by treating:
- Wrinkles and facial lines
- Uneven skin
- Jowls or sagging cheeks
- Loose neck skin or turkey neck
Full facelifts usually refer to either:
- Traditional deep plane facelifts, or
- SMAS facelifts
Deep plane facelifts are more complex, which means a longer recovery time. Your surgeon will make a deep incision to tighten the muscles below your skin. They may also reposition skin, fat, and muscle. This requires the experienced hand of a seasoned professional, as the facial nerve is exposed.
On the other hand, SMAS facelifts target a sheet of tissue under your cheek known as the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. This helps your surgeon address sagging, jowls, and deep smile lines without creating a ‘stretched’ look.
A Mini Facelift
The mini facelift targets the patient’s cheeks and jowls. This is very popular among younger patients in their 30s and 40s that are seeing a loss of tone and skin elasticity in their lower face and neck. It’s also a go-to option for people that have undergone a full facelift before.
Your surgeon will utilize minimal incisions to remove sagging or extra skin in your face, jaw and neck areas. The subtle incisions are hidden in the folds behind your ears and your hairline. We may also recommend a fat transfer procedure that harvests fat from other areas of the body to add a healthy fullness, facial balance, and structure to your face.
We often combine facial fat grafting and liposuction techniques with a mini-facelift in order to achieve the best results.
A Mid Face Lift
This procedure specifically targets the middle of the face—even more so than a full facelift. Your surgeon will focus on smoothing out and tightening the areas around your nose. The full facelift would not give you the same level of attention to those specific areas.
Your surgeon may elevate the fat pads in your cheeks to give you a rejuvenated look and add more healthy volume.
In some cases, we may combine this procedure with traditional facelifts to create better facial harmony and give you the best possible outcome.
All of our facelift procedures are performed by Dr. Bell. His advanced techniques and technology ensure that you get the most vibrant and natural-looking results, while always ensuring things never (ever) look ‘overdone.’
A Neck Lift/ Chin Lift
The signs of ageing can really show up in your neck and chin areas. Your skin loses its natural elasticity as you age, and it’s often the first place that extra weight starts to show itself.
This is why so many people come to us to help them get rid of double chins and turkey necks. Removing the double chin and toning the jawline area is possible through a strong commitment to diet and exercise, but it is notoriously difficult. Some people are also simply more likely to have these conditions in their genes.
An expertly-performed neck lift can help you:
- Give you the youthful and defined chin/ jawline that we all want
- Remove unwanted fat in the chin and the jaw
- Fix loose, sagging, unsightly skin
- Tighten your neck muscles
- Remove excess fat
Our clinic is proud to offer one of Canada’s most sought-after neck lift surgeons, Dr. Thomas Bell. His satisfied patients often say that his procedures take 10-15 years off of their appearance!
Dr. Bell will begin with a small incision under the chin. He will then remove any fat and loose skin, then tighten the muscles of the chin and neck. This will give you an amazingly rejuvenated look, with no visible scar whatsoever.
Facial Fat Grafting (Face Fat Transfer)
This is a popular procedure for people with hollows that cause unflattering shadows around the eyes, temples, cheeks, and jawline areas. The goal is to add more healthy volume and vibrant fullness to your face by contouring, shaping, and plumping up your cheeks and lips.
It’s important to know that the results from a fat grafting procedure are permanent! If you went with something like dermal fillers to add fullness to your face, the results would fade over time. But facial fat grafting can help you say goodbye to wrinkles and depressions in the skin that add years to your appearance.
Your surgeon will take harvested fat cells from one area of the body (we’re positive that you won’t miss it) and redistribute them throughout the parts of your face that could use a bit more volume. The process also involves your fat cells being prepared through a centrifuge to remove any blood serum, and the local anesthesia, from your fat cells.
A Great Option For Both Sexes
We have seen great results from this procedure in both men and women. The procedure is pretty much the same for both, with a few subtle differences. Women will most often opt to have the fat harvested from their hips, their thighs, or their stomach. Men, on the other hand, will opt to donate fat from their love handles or their gut.
The goals are also slightly different, as each sex will want to add volume to the areas of the face that are traditionally associated with either a masculine or a feminine look.
A Brow Lift
Or maybe you’re unhappy with the lines or sagging skin that you might be seeing in your forehead and brow area. Do you ever find yourself pulling the skin back with your hands to see what you used to (and want to) look like?
The brow lift is a fantastic way to subtract years from your appearance by removing:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Deep furrows
- Sagging or hooded eyebrows
- Uneven or asymmetrical eyebrows
The brow lift will tighten the entire area to give you a more rested, alert, and youthful look.
The signs of ageing above the brow can be magnified on men with a receding hairline. They are seeing new lines on their forehead, while they are also seeing more forehead every time they look in the mirror.
In these situations, our own Dr. Roskies specializes in a procedure called the reverse brow lift. He expertly moves your hairline forward to turn back the clock, so to speak. Or, if your brow is currently sitting too low and crowding your upper eyelids, he can use a minimally-invasive endoscopic (telescopic) approach through 5 small ports hidden behind your hairline.
Or, if the ports can’t be done from above because of the patient’s brow position, the lift can be performed using the upper lid blepharoplasty (upper eyelid) hidden incision.
Why the COVID-19 Lockdown Could Be a Perfect Window for Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
As we mentioned earlier, the COVID-19 lockdown is creating a mini-boom for the plastic surgery industry in Canada and across the rest of the world. A lot of people are seeing this as a unique opportunity to get the plastic surgery that they have always wanted.
First of all, the current work-from-home world gives you a chance to recover from your surgery while working from home, without using any of your valuable vacation days. This gives you the opportunity to very discreetly have a procedure done during the lockdown.
And people are not just getting facial procedures. A lot of people are getting a liposuction procedure to help deal with a recent weight gain (AKA the Quarantine Fifteen) and help them regain their pre-COVID bodies. Other people have used this time to get into the best shape of their lives, and just need a little bit of body contouring help to take care of those last few pounds.
Are You Ready to See What’s Possible?
We hope this blog has answered a lot of your questions about facial procedures and surgeries. We know you will probably have many more. And we want to answer them in a one-on-one conversation.
During COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently offering one-on-one video calls in lieu of in-office visits. But these video calls still give us a great chance to talk about your goals and answer any of your questions.
If you are ready to see the new you, we are ready to show it to you. Don’t hesitate! Reach out to us today to see what’s possible.