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Facelift - What is it?

One of the surgical procedures that Dr. Hamilton often performs at an accredited hospital in Calgary, in order to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, is commonly known as a facelift. The technical term is a Rhytidectomy.

Refreshing your image with a facelift

If the signs of aging in your face and neck are troubling you, a facelift, performed by Dr. Hamilton, may be the solution.

A facelift may help to reduce some of the following effects

  • Deep creases along the nose, extending to the corners of the mouth
  • Deep creases beneath the lower eyelids
  • Jowls created by loss of muscle tone in the lower face
  • Fat that has been displaced
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw, giving the appearance of a double chin

If you need additional information to know more about your procedure feel free to call at 587.353.0244.

Could a facelift be an option for me?

The decision to have a facelift is a personal one. A consultation with Dr. Hamilton in Calgary may help to determine if a facelift would be a useful procedure for you

A facelift may be a viable option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You don't smoke
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the enhancement of your appearance

Your discussion with Dr. Hamilton

During your consultation with Dr. Hamilton at his office in Calgary, he will counsel you on all of the issues to consider before deciding on whether a facelift is a suitable option.

Dr. Hamilton may also:

  • Evaluate your general health
  • Look for any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Examine and measure your face
  • Take photographs for your medical record

Prior to surgery, Dr. Hamilton may request that you:

  • Undergo specific lab tests and/or a medical evaluation
  • Begin taking specific medications or adjust your current ones
  • Avoid taking Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, as they can increase bleeding
  • Stop smoking

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Dr. Hamilton is Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, and is Assistant Professor (Clinical) Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Calgary Medical School. He sits on the Surgical Executive Committee, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, and is also Director of the Hand Clinic at Peter Lougheed Hospital.

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Special instructions that Dr. Hamilton will give you cover what to do on the night before, and morning of surgery, as well as the use of anesthesia during your facelift and post-operative care and follow-up.

Dr. Hamilton will personally perform your facelift

Several other procedures can be performed, that can further enhance the results of a facelift. These include:

  • Facial implants
  • Resurfacing techniques to improve the tone and texture of facial skin
  • Soft tissue augmentation to re-contour the facial structure

Your outcome

The outcome of your facelift should make you look younger and more rested. This will help you feel better and more confident about yourself.

Dr. Hamilton's instructions

Dr. Hamilton will counsel you about what you can expect during your individual recovery period

  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When should I return for follow-up care?

Enduring results

Avoiding long-term exposure to the sun will help to maintain the refreshed appearance that will result from your facelift that Dr. Hamilton will have performed. This will minimize photo-aging or sun damage to your skin. A healthy lifestyle will also help to prolong the results of your revitalized appearance.

If you need additional information to know more about your procedure feel free to call at 587.353.0244.

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