Are you interested in knowing more about facelifts? Read on to learn more!


Most people experience the unwanted effects of facial aging beginning as early as 30 years old, and they become more apparent through the 40’s and 50’s. While neuromodulators such a Botox and dermal fillers can be extremely effective rejuvenators, there comes a time when the non-surgical skin care and injectable treatments no longer improve sagging skin. At Verso Surgery in Toronto, facelift procedures are recommended for a variety of healthy patients who want to address the loose skin around their mid and lower face, turning back the clock on aging. Men and women from the GTA and beyond visit us to discuss facial cosmetic surgery.

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An experienced facelift specialist

Dr. Kolenda is a uniquely qualified and experienced facelift specialist. His extensive training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery– has given him particular insight and mastery in the complexity of head and neck anatomy. His expert techniques ensure the best possible results and a very high patient satisfaction rate. His approach ranges from minimally invasive to extensively transformative, yet he always aims for long-lasting, natural effects.

Face Lift

Over time, our facial skin loses its natural elasticity, collagen and hydration capabilities. The first signs may be fine lines around the eyes or mouth, thinning lips, hollowing cheeks or frown lines. Find out more about facelifts.

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What is a mini facelift?

This less invasive option is helpful for many people who have only minor sagging concerns either in the midface or jowls.

Often, younger patients choose this route, and there are a couple of good reasons for this. The result of a mini lift can be extraordinarily satisfying but are subtle, so there is no dramatic change in appearance to signal that you’ve had cosmetic surgery. People often appear revitalized and look a little younger after the procedure, but no one can guess what he or she did unless the secret is shared.

It can also be beneficial to have less extreme treatment when younger because the client will continue to age gracefully and naturally but filled with confidence in an appearance more suited to how they feel. The results from a mini facelift in Toronto are long-lasting but there are limitations, so everyone must consider their goals and expectations when deciding which options suits them best.

What can a facelift do for you?

This elective, cosmetic procedure is technically known as a rhytidectomy. It is designed to erase 10 years or more from the apparent age of a person’s face. It removes excess skin, allows for lifting and tightening of underlying muscles to reverse the stretch and gravitational pull that has caused sagging over the years.

Skin is gently redraped to reveal a smoother appearance without tension or a pulled look. There are various techniques and procedure combinations preferred by different surgeons and a variety or possible facelift methods from which you can choose.

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Possible Mini lift benefits:

  • Minimal anaesthesia for less extensive procedures
  • Quick surgery
  • Faster recovery time
  • Fewer/shorter incisions
  • Less apparent surgical intervention due to subtle changes
  • Aging more gracefully

What is a full facelift?

The full facelift treats multiple facial areas to tighten and rejuvenate the midface and jowls. Often a brow lift and neck lift will be done in conjunction with these as well. Targeting multiple facial regions results in a dramatic reversal of wrinkles, lax skin, and overall aged appearance. Sometimes fat will be removed or repositioned to help sculpt underlying tissues that lend youthfulness to contours. The process is more invasive and complicated, requiring a longer operation and recovery but the reward can be removing decades of aging, overnight.

Great facelift candidates usually present with one or more of the following:

  • Sagging facial skin with diminished elasticity
  • Visible jowls and sagging or hollowed cheeks
  • Deep laugh lines (from the nostril to corner of the mouth)
  • Loss of facial fat pads or muscle volume
  • Downturned mouth corners or marionette lines
  • A lack of definition in the jaw and neck area

Toronto facelift- what is the consultation like?

When you decide it’s the right time to visit Verso Surgery centre for a consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. Kolenda who will assess your facial concerns and our experienced surgical consultant who’s been working with him for 10 years. They’ll discuss your goals and explain various options available to you.

We are pleased to offer very flexible surgical booking dates because we run our own hospital standardized operating room and guest suites. When it comes time to get ready for your procedure day, our expert medical staff will meet with you to review all instructions, tests, and details, ensuring you are thoroughly prepared and stress-free.

Private Medical Financing Options

We feel that patients should feel relaxed, never rushed and be well-informed when they leave a consultation with us. Please feel free to bring pictures or a list of questions with you. Dr. Kolenda will describe the procedure in detail and let you know what your, specific process and results could entail. We’ll provide you with a personal surgical quote, and we also offer private medical financing options to help your planning go smoothly.

What is the recovery process like?

After undergoing a facelift in Toronto at the Verso Surgery centre, patients receive their initial visit from Dr. Kolenda as soon as they recover in their suite, before they return home. He’ll remind you about any instructions and what to expect in the first hours and days while you heal. The next time we see you will be within the first two days for a bandage removal. You’ll be allowed to shower carefully, and we’ll tell you how to wash around incisions for your comfort and safety.

All surgeries are unique, but generally, the next visit with us is scheduled within 7 days post-op. Patients are always free to call and book any necessary appointments with Dr. Kolenda and a Registered Nurse if there are medical concerns or questions between regular follow-ups. We also provide an on-call number for a registered OR nurse after hours, so there is always a friendly expert at your fingertips to ease your mind.

Activity restrictions after a facelift

Our patients report very little pain after a facelift; however, sensations of tightness and visible swelling or bruising are expected. The first week or two, the appearance of your face may look concerning, though you will likely feel great. That is because the facial skin is incredibly vascular, prone to inflammation and bruising. Most of these effects will be resolved by the 14-day mark, and you’ll start looking like your younger, vibrant self.

Incisions also close by roughly two weeks, and you’ll be given instructions for keeping them protected and healing beautifully. Our experienced staff offers long-term scar care tips to keep your results looking optimal. We will provide you with a few activity restrictions which are temporary and aimed at reducing swelling, bleeding or infection risks. Most patients are advised to take two weeks off work, and if they have small children or pets at home, asking for extra help will be a good idea in the first weeks. Avoiding the gym and other aerobic activity is necessary for a few weeks only, and you’ll need to stay out of pools, baths or hot tubs for a short while.

When can I expect to see results?

Within two months, you can expect to see your revitalized appearance shining through with very few signs of inflammation remaining and skin sensation normalizing. By 6 months the last residual traces leave the facial tissue and scars begin to soften, lighten and flatten so that they will be barely perceptible by one year.

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As one of the most rewarding cosmetic procedures, a facelift comprehensively addresses multiple signs of aging from the forehead to neck and can be 100% customizable for each person’s needs. When we are young, our skin is smooth, hydrated and muscles strong. We all begin to lose volume and vibrancy as we age, but you don’t have to settle for what you see in the mirror.

A growing number of men and women today are getting a little help from Dr. Kolenda to take back control of the face they present the world. 50 is the new 40, as they say, and with people staying healthy, active, engaged in careers and romantic pursuits longer, they want to slow down the effects of time on their face, so their appearance reflects a truer age. Dr. Kolenda is a leading facial surgeon who is skilled in delivering a wide variety of facelift rejuvenation procedures. He’ll be happy to meet with you and discuss what’s possible. If you’re thinking about making changes to give your appearance a boost, we can help, and we welcome you to contact us today.

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