Our face is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging. The loss of facial volume combined with decreased skin elasticity can result in a sagging or sunken looking visage. There are many different facelift techniques that can be performed to correct the effects of facial aging. Dr. Born often combines different techniques along with fat grafting and eyelid surgery in order to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing and natural results.
No two patients are alike, and the same can be said for facelift techniques – there is no single method that is appropriate for all patients. Dr. Born will work closely with you, listening to your concerns and goals to create a surgical plan that is tailored to your anatomy and its unique requirements.
Rhytidectomy or facelift surgery specifically refers to correction of the face from the eyes down to the collarbone. There are many different variations of the facelift procedure; the technique used is different for every patient. Ultimately, a face and neck lift will restore a more youthful appearance by reducing deep facial folds and excess sagging skin. Using a 3 dimensional, modern approach to facial surgery, Dr. Born is able to lift, tighten and smooth out the skin on the face and neck while maintaining and enhancing your natural structure.
Age is not necessarily the deciding factor when determining who may be a candidate for facelift surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Born will perform a full physical assessment in order to gather the information he needs to develop a thorough treatment strategy. You will also discuss your personal goals and concerns. With all of this in mind, Dr. Born will determine which surgical technique and approach should be used in order to guarantee the best outcome with the least amount of risk.
Dr. Born is among an elite group of top surgeons who practice only the most advanced, up-to-date surgical techniques for facial procedures.
In the past, facelift surgery focused primarily on skin lifting and tightening. The overly “pulled” or tight look of facelifts is not acceptable in this day and age. The Modern Facelift addresses the loss of facial volume with a 3D modern approach, and also works to correct skin laxity using new techniques that support the facial structure. The deep facial tissue is shaped in order to re-position and restore the underlying foundation of the face – essentially lifting, or re-building the structure from the bottom up. This includes repositioning the fat and fascia that has fallen or become lax over the years. Dr. Born often includes fat grafting with facelift surgery, resulting in much softer, rested and more youthful appearance. The Modern Facelift is ideal for the modern patient who wishes to avoid a “done” or operated look but still wants to see the dramatic results that can only be achieved with a complete surgery.
Dr. Born has performed hundreds of facelift surgeries over the years and is regarded as one of the most technically advanced surgeons in North America. In 2012, he was invited by the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons to lecture on the latest facial surgery techniques in a discussion titled “Transitioning from Facial Fillers to Facelift Surgery.”
He has been performing facial micro fat grafting in conjunction with facelift surgery for longer than any surgeon in Canada and is regularly consulted by the media for his expertise and visionary opinions cosmetic plastic surgery techniques.
During your consultation with Dr. Born, you will discuss every aspect of your care within the TMB practice. We aim to provide our patients with the best results, the fastest recovery and the highest standard in post-operative care. Dr. Born is even known to call his surgery patients the evening after their surgery just to check in and offer his personal support during their recovery.
It is important to remember that facelift surgery is not for everyone. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your surgery. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with your facial surgery during your private consultation. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if you an ideal candidate for surgery so that we may avoid complications in the future. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.