Face Lift

(rhytidectomy surgery)

Facelift Surgery Procedure Abbotsford

Women and men typically chose to go ahead with a rhytidectomy better known as a face lift due to not having a youthful looking appearance anymore. A face lift is a more invasive cosmetic surgery done under a general anesthetic which removes the excess skin that is loose and sagging from the face, chin and neck from aging. A blepharoplasty (eyelids) can also be done at the same time as the face lift. A facelift is one of the most common options to improve visible signs of aging.

facelift surgery

In your one-on-one consultation in our Abbotsford, B.C. office, he will discuss:

  • If you are a candidate for a face lift
  • Your expectation and goals for surgery
  • The incisions and scars from the surgery
  • If a mid-face and neck lift vs. full face lift
  • What to expect before and after surgery
  • The benefits and risks of having a face lift

Once you are done your consultation, you will be given a quote for the surgery, which is good for one year. This quote includes the fee for Dr. Brown to perform the face lift, the clinic and follow-up appointments with Dr. Brown. The only extra cost to you would be the pain medication that would be prescribed to you for after your surgery and general lab work (if you do not have a BC Care Card). You will be given a booklet of information to take home with you which will include your quote, more information on the face lift surgery, clinic information and financing options.

Facelift Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the surgery performed?

Dr. Brown performs the surgery at a private surgical facility located in Langley, BC.  It is just minutes from Highway 1 and an hour outside of Vancouver, B.C.

How long is the surgery?

The surgery typically takes 3 – 4 hours (depending how much is going to be done; this will all be discussed in your consultation). You can expect to be at the surgical clinic for majority of the day.

What is the recovery like after having a face lift?

Every patient is different as every procedure differs from patient to patient. Bruising and swelling is normal for the first week or two. You will see Dr. Brown the remove the stitches anywhere from a 7 – 10 days afterwards. Most patients find that they can return to doing normal day to day activities after 2 weeks. Strenuous activities should be avoided until Dr. Brown gives you to go ahead.

How long after my consultation can I book my surgery?

With our increased flexibility with scheduling, we can typically accommodate the month you would like to proceed with your surgery in.

Can I see before and after pictures?

For the privacy of our patients, we do not have before and after pictures on the website; however we do have a book of pictures of Dr. Brown’s work you can look through after your consultation with Dr. Brown.

Do I need to be from Abbotsford, B.C. to see Dr. Brown for a face lift

With Dr. Brown’s convenient location right off of Highway One in Abbotsford, his office is easy to reach from the Lower Mainland cities. Dr. Brown commonly sees patients from Hope, Chilliwack, Mission, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver.

What is the price of having a face lift?

Dr. Brown will discuss the cost of having a face lift in your consultation as every patient is not the same and might need more or less work done.