Deep-plane Facelift Montreal

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Clinique Face MD

Your guide to deep-plane facelift in Montreal

Are you looking in the mirror and wondering why you don’t look the same way you feel? A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure meant to improve and reduce the visible signs of aging on the face. The goal of facelift surgery is to leave you looking and feeling younger, rested, and a better version of yourself.

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What is a facelift?

There are as many definitions of a facelift as there are plastic surgeons. In our practice, we perform facelifts when the goal is to lift the descended tissues of the midface.

This is different then a neck lift, which targets the lower face and neck. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Moubayed uses a special deep-plane technique that lifts the tissues of the midface using meticulous dissection above the facial nerve to rejuvenate and volumize the midface.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Face Lift?

A facelift procedure has many benefits including:

  • Face muscles are tightened
  • Improve the contour around the jawline, neck, and midface
  • Slow the visible signs of the aging process
  • Achieve a more youthful appearance
  • Smoothes out deep creases from the nose and corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Remove excess fat, excess skin, double chin, jowls, sagging skin, & loose skin
  • Can be paired with additional cosmetic procedures such as brow lift or eyelid surgery
  • Nearly invisible surgical scars
  • Minimal downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Boost in self-esteem and confidence.
  • Repair skin damaged due to sun exposure

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What type of facelift does Dr. Moubayed perform?

Dr. Moubayed’s technique of choice is the deep-plane face and neck lift, where meticulous dissection is carried out above the facial nerve to volumize and reposition the descended midface tissues. To optimize results, sometimes CO2 laser, radiofrequency, facial implants, liposuction, andfat grafting are added to the procedure.

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What are the risks of a facelift?

Like any facial plastic surgery procedure, face lift surgery presents the universal (but minimal) risks of scarring, bleeding (and bruising), infection (superficial or deep), and pain (temporary or permanent).

However, the main risk of any cosmetic surgery is not satisfied with the result. After a proper consultation that includes a complete examination and photo evaluation, Dr. Moubayed can generally produce the results desired by the patient. However, we do not control the healing of tissues, and some patients heal in an unpredictable way producing asymmetries or irregularities that can sometimes require touch-ups.

Any facelift procedure involves the risk of producing paralysis of a facial nerve branch, temporary (and sometimes permanent) numbness of the face or ear (via the great auricular nerve), hair loss, and changes in skin pigmentation.

Dr. Moubayed is a surgeon that is exclusively trained in facial surgery. He has a conservative and individualized approach with each patient. All patients are followed closely after surgery with very precise and very clear instructions. All of this is done in order to minimize the risks listed above.

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Warning: These photos are published as an indication to provide information on the nature of the intervention. They do not constitute a guarantee of results.

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What happens during a consultation?

A consultation starts with a complete medical history, physical examination, and discussion of any pre-existing medical conditions. Photos are taken and analyzed with your surgeon. This is an essential communication tool as some patients want changes that are not always possible in surgery.

Then, we talk about surgery and recovery, and Dr. Moubayed answers all questions you may have.

Multiple consultations are sometimes necessary before deciding to proceed with surgery. Cosmetic facial surgery is an important decision to make and you must be well informed before proceeding with it.

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How do I prepare myself for a facelift consultation?

It is a good idea to prepare yourself for your consultation and this is easily done.

First, prepare to list in order of importance the elements you would like to improve in your face: jowling, submental fat, neck platysmal bands, among others. Do you find you have weak cheekbones or a weak chin? Are there any other regions that bother you in your face such as your eyebrows, eyes, nose, or lips?

Finally, if you have had cosmetic soft tissue fillers to the face, try to find out which products were injected and when. If you have already had facial surgery, try to bring with you the operative report of your prior procedures if this is possible.

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How long does it take to perform a facelift in Montreal?

Facelift surgery is synonymous with safety, finesse, and precision. When it is practiced using modern techniques that enable maximal control, it takes approximately between two and four hours.

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Things You Should Know Before Getting A Facelift

A facelift or neck lift can be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of surgery and the patient’s wishes.

For general anesthesia, the type of anesthesia used is total intravenous anesthesia (without using anesthetic gases). This type of anesthesia is safe and helps reduce nausea and coughing after surgery. Our patients often report how positive their anesthesia experience was.

Patients leave the surgical center the same day and recover at home with plastic drains (to prevent blood accumulations under the skin), a big dressing around the face, and pain medication.

Your first appointment usually happens on the day after surgery where your surgeon removes your drains and examines your wound. Very precise and very clear wound care instructions are given and your stitches are removed 5 to 7 days later.

You should expect most bruising to disappear or be easily concealable after three weeks before returning to your daily activities.

Light physical activity can be resumed after a week, but for more vigorous activities like weightlifting, it is recommended to wait three weeks to minimize bleeding risk.

After three weeks, facial tissues and incision sites are mostly healed. Most of the swelling will disappear during the first three months, but minimal swelling can persist for up to a year.

It is important to look at multiple factors during your plastic surgeon choice:
1- Does your surgeon have specific expertise in facial surgery and anatomy to be able to protect your facial nerve and minimize complications?
2- Can your surgeon perform all types of facelifts to be able to choose which one is most adapted to your needs?
3- Did you have a positive experience and feel comfortable during your consultation?

Certain carefully selected patients can benefit from minimally invasive injectable fillers or resurfacing procedures (CO2 laser, radiofrequency) and obtain excellent rejuvenation results.

However, nothing replaces consultation with a doctor that can offer the whole breadth of non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to be able to determine which one is best suited for your individual face.

Dr. Moubayed can counsel patients on the best individually-tailored type of procedure according to their facial aging profile.

Lips are specifically at risk for bruising and this often happens for a few days after the injection. The doctors at Clinique Face MD will give you all the tricks to minimize this swelling. Other areas of the face do not tend to swell as much. However, the vast majority of patients return to their usual activities the next day no matter the injected area.

When choosing where to get your cosmetic medispa treatment or cosmetic plastic surgery, make sure to ask the following questions.


1- Does this person have proper and deep understanding of facial anatomy?
2- Is this person trained in used a proper and safe injection technique?
3- Does this person know all the risks of facial fillers and know how to take care of complications if they happen?
4- Do you feel confident in your injector during your consultation?

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What are the different types of facelift?

There are as many types of traditional facelift procedures as there are surgeons in the world, making information on this procedure confusing and difficult to find for patients when they do internet searches.
Being a specialized facial surgeon, Dr. Moubayed performs all types of facelift in Montreal. Moreover, Dr. Moubayed recently published a medical textbook on Facial Plastic Surgery.

Removal of excess face and neck skin. This technique has a high rate of relapse and necrosis and is generally not performed.

Short incisions are practiced in front and behind the ear, with minimal dissection to reposition facial skin and muscles. Faster recovery but not all patients are good candidates.

incisions in front and behind the ear, as well as hairline incisions are practiced to reposition face and neck tissue in a position producing a younger and more refreshed look. The tissues are not dissected deep to the facial muscles, above the facial nerve, and this lift is not as powerful as a deep-plane lift.incisions in front and behind the ear, as well as hairline incisions are practiced to reposition face and neck tissue in a position producing a younger and more refreshed look. The tissues are not dissected deep to the facial muscles, above the facial nerve, and this lift is not as powerful as a deep-plane lift.incisions in front and behind the ear, as well as hairline incisions are practiced to reposition face and neck tissue in a position producing a younger and more refreshed look. The tissues are not dissected deep to the facial muscles, above the facial nerve, and this lift is not as powerful as a deep-plane lift.

Considered by many as the most powerful facelifting technique. Similar to a repositioning lift, but an additional dissection is practiced under the muscles of facial expression to reposition them in a more durable and precise fashion. A technique that requires advanced knowledge of facial anatomy as it is performed right above the facial nerve that enables facial movement.

Similar to previous techniques, but combines a small incision under the chin enabling removal of submental fat.

In addition to the aging effects of gravity, patients also suffer from fat deflation in the face. Facelift with fat injections is similar to prior techniques but combines fat injections (usually harvested in the abdomen) to restore facial volume in the aging face.

The best candidates are those with a strong facial structure. To optimize the results of facelifting, facial implants at the level of the cheeks and chin can sometimes be offered by Dr. Moubayed.

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We Are Committed To Helping You Achieve Your Desired Look. Trust Your Face To Face MD.

Facial features are what makes each of us unique, and enhancing the appearance of facial features can have a significant effect on self-esteem. Over the counter facial products and makeup provide temporary results, but our procedures offer more durable and dramatic results. Our goal is to identify each patients’ facial aesthetic potential and optimize it.

Clinique Face MD is an aesthetic medical center that specializes in cosmetic enhancement procedures for the face and neck. With our offering of injections, surgery, and state-of-the-art technologies, we are the only clinic in Quebec that provides such a complete service offering dedicated exclusively to aesthetic enhancement of the face and neck.

Our team of facial specialists – overseen by the highly decorated head and neck specialist Dr. Sami Moubayed – are able to improve facial features and help you maximize your aesthetic potential.

We use safe and effective treatment methods using the latest technology – with results that will not only enhance your appearance – but make you feel proud and confident with how you look.

For long lasting, safe and evidence based facial enhancement procedures, go with a name that many other Canadians trust. Trust your face to Face MD!

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