Rhytidectomy in Montreal

What does a facelift do?

Everyone will experience signs of aging over time, such as sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. Many patients will choose some non-surgical options to slow the process or help temporarily, but a facelift is a long-lasting option with beautiful rejuvenating results. A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure that will lift the sagging skin on the face and neck, and tighten the muscles underneath to restore a youthful appearance. Scars will be hidden around the ears and hairline, with natural looking results usually resulting in an appearance of 10 or more years younger.

Are you a candidate for a facelift?

Who is a good candidate for facelift surgery?

A facelift can help reverse a multitude of the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. If you have some of the concerns below, you may be a candidate for a facelift surgery. 

  • Sagging skin, muscles and fat
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Jowls
  • Deep wrinkles on the face
  • Marionette lines (vertical lines running from the mouth to the chin)
  • Appearance of double chin from sagging skin
  • Nasolabial folds (laugh lines-  running from the nose to the mouth)


Your plastic surgeon will give you an honest assessment and let you know if you are a good candidate for a facelift, but in general you should be in good overall health with no medical conditions that can impair healing, must be a nonsmoker or willing to quit smoking, and have realistic expectations.

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Other facelift considerations

How to maximize your facelift results

A facelift is the basis for revitalization of youthfulness to the face, but there are numerous procedures that can be combined with a facelift to enhance your results. 

Some procedures that are commonly performed with a facelift: 

  • Brow lift
  • Fat transfer (fat grafting) 
  • Neck lift
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) 
  • Liposuction

Your plastic surgeon will provide tailor-made recommendations to you depending on the extent of the signs of aging, age, lifestyle and desired results. 

Depending on your age, lifestyle and aesthetic goals, you may benefit from non-surgical options as a less permanent option. Facelift results are best when patients are over 40.

Possible risks

Know the risks of facelift surgery

Like any other surgery, there are of course risks associated with choosing to have a facelift, such as risks associated with anesthesia, bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, fluid accumulation (hematoma), changes in skin sensation and pain. Being aware of the possible risks will help you to make an informed decision to have your surgery. Your plastic surgeon will discuss all risks in detail with you during your consultation and before surgery. 

Additional facelift risks can include: 

      • Facial asymmetry 
      • Nerve injury 
      • Sutures becoming visible through the skin, requiring removal
      • Hair loss along incision sites (temporary or permanent) 
      • Revision surgery if results are unsatisfactory

What to expect for facelift recovery

It is our goal at Station L to ensure that your entire experience from the initial consultation to your recovery is as positive and comfortable as possible. Your plastic surgeon and surgical coordinator will go over your post-operative instructions and recovery with you as it is essential for your facelift results that you follow care instructions closely. 

First 24 hours: Have someone in place to pick you up from your surgery and  care for you at home

Back to work: 1-2 weeks

Exercise: Light exercise 2 weeks (light cardio-walking/treadmill), Full activity after 6 weeks

Final results: 4-8 weeks

Part of our  process at Station L is making sure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions and feel guided through the entire process. Our concept is for you to have a five star experience, and our goal is for you to have the best possible outcomes and least possible complications. 

Our office is always available for questions via email or text message should more questions arise.

Choosing Your Surgeon

We at Station L know that electing to have plastic surgery is a big decision. Finding the perfect plastic surgeon to fit your needs, your desired results, as well as your personality can be overwhelming. This is why we provide multiple surgeons to choose from, in hopes that you will find the right fit in one convenient, central location. Knowing that you are comfortable and feel at ease with your choice is our way of helping you have a five star experience.

Are you ready to find your surgeon? 



Nancy Simard

Nov. 02, 2022

Excellent follow-up from the two Dr. Izadpanah (Arash and Ali). In addition, the administrative staff as well as the nurses are very efficient and patient-oriented. Congratulations to the whole team for the impeccable approach and care.


Amélie L.

July 2022

A great surgeon who listens. You quickly gain confidence in his frankness and expertise. The results obtained are beyond my expectations and I am definitely grateful. A crush for Dr. Arash, for Nashrine, for Marie-Ève and Noémie the nurses who accompanied my process and for the nice ladies at the reception.


Stéphanie Hébert

July 2022

A great surgeon who listens to his patients and above all who does a remarkable job. For me it is a big crush that I will not hesitate to recommend to anyone in need of surgery. I will go back to see him for sure!.


Emy-Lhi L.

June 2022

What a great team and Dr. Arash is an exceptional, reassuring and talented surgeon. A beautiful human. Nashrin, thank you for supporting us in the process with gentleness, good listening and understanding. A lot of empathy in this team.


Anonymous patient

January 2022

Very good surgeon. I had a mommy makeover (abdominoplasty and breast lift with implant) by Dr. Arash and I am very satisfied. He's a magician. I can't stop staring at my chest.



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