Face & Neck Lift FAQ

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When it comes to rejuvenating the areas that are most susceptible to aging, neck lift and facelift surgeries are very popular at our Mississauga and Toronto offices. Thousands of Canadian men and women undergo these surgeries each year, and many have questions about what they can expect before, during, and after the procedure. Here are answers to some of the questions Dr. Michael J. Weinberg hears most often from his patients from Oakville, Brampton, and beyond.

To learn more about facelift or neck lift, call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment onlinerequest an appointment online. Dr. Weinberg looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Am I old enough for a facelift?

Candidacy for a face and neck lift is less about your numerical age than it is about physical aging. People age in different ways and at different rates, so it's impossible to say that everyone will be ready for a facelift at a particular age. Instead, take a look at your lower face and neck. If you see significant laxity, jowls, localized fat deposits, or deep wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. During your consultation, Dr. Weinberg evaluates your areas of concern and helps you determine whether the procedure would be a good fit for you.

How is a non-surgical facelift different from a traditional facelift?

A non-surgical face lift relies on strategic administration of injectable treatments such as hyaluronic acid fillers to reduce wrinkles, add volume, and even add a subtle lift to sagging areas. Although a non-surgical facelift can't manipulate the underlying tissues and tighten muscles the way a traditional facelift can, it can create noticeable results for people with less significant signs of facial aging. It's also a great, customizable option for people who want a quick refreshment without taking time out from their daily lives to heal. Dr. Weinberg can help you determine what kind of results you can expect from both surgical and non-surgical approaches.

A Better Face & Neck Lift

Dr. Weinberg knows that facelift surgery is a true test of a surgeon's precision and creativity, in which even small changes can have a major impact on his patients' self esteem. As former Division Head of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre for more than 15 years, he uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques to achieve satisfying results. Benefits of choosing Dr. Weinberg include:

  • Experience – Over many years, he has performed hundreds of both reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgeries.
  • Skill – With meticulous attention to detail, a delicate touch, innovation and dexterity, he is able to reduce surgical times, improve safety and enhance recovery.
  • Results – He strives to provide a natural, rested appearance while retaining the unique traits that give your features individuality.

Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, and is committed to helping you achieve a youthful and vibrant appearance.

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Can face and neck lift surgery improve my entire face?

A face and neck lift procedure is intended to improve the neck and the lower two-thirds of the face. These areas are where people tend to see the earliest and most significant signs of aging, which is why this procedure's popularity continues to endure.

Although facelift surgery doesn't improve the upper face, Dr. Weinberg offers options for patients interested in treating specific concerns in this area. Eyelid surgery can improve the look of both the upper and lower eyelids by removing excess skin, reducing fatty deposits, and filling hollow or sunken areas. Brow lift surgery lifts a sagging brow and smoothes forehead wrinkles for an alert, refreshed appearance. If you're bothered by both your upper and lower face. Dr. Weinberg can add eyelid surgery or a forehead lift to your face and neck lift for a more complete transformation.

What kind of scarring can I expect?

At his Toronto and Mississauga clinics, facelift and neck lift patients can choose from 2 distinct versions of the surgery: the long scar, or traditional facelift, and the short scar, or mini facelift. Both of these procedures produce very discreet scarring that is typically well-hidden behind your hairline, even if you wear your hair very short.

I'm more concerned with aging in my neck than my face. Can I just have a neck lift on its own?

Yes. Although it's not as common as a combined procedure, Dr. Weinberg can alter his approach to perform only neck lift surgery for a more targeted improvement.

How can I make my results last as long as possible?

Although facelift surgery can't stop the aging process, results can last for many years. Practicing good skin care goes a long way toward preserving your new look. A strong at-home regimen that includes daily cleansing and moisturizing with proven ingredients, such as antioxidants or retinols, keeps skin healthy and beautiful. Applying a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day is also important to prevent damage and wrinkles from forming. Additionally, you can extend your results with regular non-surgical treatments, such as injectable fillers.

Will I need additional surgery in the future?

Although some patients do choose to undergo a second facelift 10 or 15 years after their first, this is a personal decision. Even though facelift surgery doesn't completely stop the aging process, you'll still look younger than you would if you hadn't had any surgery. Only you — with Dr. Weinberg's guidance — can determine whether additional surgery is the right choice for you. When the time comes, Dr. Weinberg can help you understand the type of results you can expect.

Dr. Weinberg does not endorse or lend his name to any specific product, medication, or device. The information on this page is meant to familiarize prospective patients with some of the commonly available treatments/products and devices in use for specific issues and is intended for general educational purposes only. Decisions regarding treatments in a specific patient must be made in the context of a medical consultation.

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The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

1-66 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
(416) 207-9090

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.