Dr. Kristina Zakhary is specialty trained in Facelift Surgery and uses her artistic skill to remove fat deposits and to tighten and reposition the facial tissues to restore to you a fresh, natural and youthful appearance.
For some patients, Dr. Zakhary may determine that cosmetic neck lift surgery is the best procedure to remove excess skin (wattle or turkey neck) and fat and to tighten lax muscles in the neck. This surgery may be performed in addition to facelift or may be the only tightening needed for a younger, smoother looking neck.
The neck lift involves incisions along and behind the ears and under the chin to remove excess fat with liposuction, and reposition or tighten the neck muscles with sutures which hold the repositioned tissues in proper place to create a natural, more youthful neckline.
The surgery takes about three to four hours and may be performed using general anesthesia in a fully accredited Calgary surgical facility, and recovery is similar to that of facelift. Dr. Zakhary will recommend that you wear a compression bandage for a while to hold tissues in place and decrease swelling and bruising. You should plan on taking a least two weeks off to recover.
A mini facelift or Neck lift surgery is a minimally invasive procedure with shorter incisions than traditional surgery. Its results are less dramatic but can pinpoint specific signs of aging in the face. It is a very attractive option for you if you have specific facial enhancement needs. The advantage to a mini face lift is that it is tailored to meet specific needs, focusing mainly on trouble spots.
A mini face lift can address specific areas of the jowls, jawline and neck without the time and effort required for a traditional face lift surgery. It is like a traditional face lift in that incisions are required along the hairline or near the ears in order to help tighten droopy muscles and skin of the face and neck.
It prevents the need for more dramatic changes later in life and makes subtle changes to the face that doesn't look like it's been operated on. By using fewer incisions, the recovery time and number of complications associated with the surgery are reduced significantly. Undergoing maintenance mini face lifts is also easier than waiting to do a full face lift later on. This mini lift has been wildly popular among people with busy lives because of shorter recovery times.
During your facelift consultation, Dr. Zakhary will examine your face to assess the thickness and texture of your skin, the elasticity of your tissues and the severity of the creases and wrinkles. She will carefully examine your hairline so that she can determine the best places for incision placement for maximum camouflage of scars. Dr. Zakhary will tailor your surgery to you individually for your specific case and facial structure.
Dr Zakhary uses the Optimum Mobility Facelift technique, which was pioneered by Dr. Nabil Fanous. With this special approach, a maximum result is obtained using minimum surgical dissection, which translates to less swelling, no need for shaving the hair, and safer healing for the skin.
The incision starts above the ear, where it is hidden in the hairline at the temples. It then runs between the ear and cheek, into a natural crease, where the scar will be hidden and least noticeable. Finally, the incision continues behind the ear and along the hairline behind the ear, resulting in a scar that can be camouflaged by hair.
Dr. Zakhary performs Facelift surgery as an outpatient, in an accredited surgical facility, under general anesthesia. Recovery from a traditional facelift takes about three weeks, during which bruising and swelling will resolve, although final healing of incisions may take up to six months.
Calgary’s Top Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgeon, with over 20 years of experience specializing in facial surgery
Accredited by both the Canadian and American Boards of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Performed 1,000+ successful surgeries.
Facelift surgery result should last from 5-10 years. How long the result lasts depends on many factors including: skin thickness, skin elasticity, skin type, sun damage, etc.
The cost varies between $15,500 to $20,500 depending on several individual factors. Additionally, the patient will be responsible for the operating facility fees. Please call our office for a more reliable cost estimate.
The best age to get a facelift is between 50 years old to 75 years old. The earlier the surgery is reformed, the better the skin quality usually, and the better the result.
Mini facelift can be worth it if you wish a subtle improvement in jowls with a lower downtime and if you are between 45 to 50 years old.
The recovery is not usually painful and Dr. Zakhary and her team will do their best to improve your comfort during healing
Usually, patients are socially acceptable around 3 weeks post-surgery. Usually if all goes well, patients are ready for social gatherings/meetings/ parties after around 6-8 weeks post-surgery.
We appreciate your inquiry and look forward to helping you with your cosmetic needs. In order to best help you, we require all cosmetic patients to come in for a consultation. To schedule an appointment, you can complete the form or call our office. We look forward to hearing from you!
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