Facelift

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A facelift involves the surgical tightening of the skin around the face and neck, the removal of wrinkles, and the repositioning of the volume of your cheeks, providing a youthful, refreshed and natural appearance.

Since the aging of the skin can be caused by a number of factors including genetics, sun damage, smoking, excessive facial expression and discolouration, there are many techniques both surgical and non-surgical to consider. Skin care, lasers, fillers, and neurotoxins (Botox) will all be considered, as facial rejuvenation takes into consideration all the signs of aging, not just the loose or sagging skin.

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During your consultation, Dr Shortt will discuss your desired outcome, while evaluating the structure, gravity, volume and texture of your face to carefully develop a surgical plan that is appropriate for you.

Dr Shortt will go over your options, so you feel that your surgery is specifically planned for you.

When to consider having this procedure?

The desire to “turn back the clock” and look like your younger self often leads patients to inquire about facial rejuvenation through a surgical facelift procedure. In general, candidates for a surgical facelift are aged 45 – 70 years, but younger patients do sometimes require a face or neck lift depending on their desired appearance. You should be in good health and are able to have general anaesthetic, and may have one or more of the following characteristics:

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sagging or drooping facial skin due to the aging process, reduced skin elasticity, or sun damage

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self conscious about facial appearance and the aging process

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deepening lines and wrinkles on the face due to the aging process, reduced skin elasticity or environmental factors such as ongoing squinting from working outdoors

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desire to look like their “youthful self”, without looking overdone

What is the recovery time?

In general, the recovery time following a facelift surgical procedure is a 2-3 weeks. Sutures will be removed at one week but you may still have some bruising or swelling for a bit of time after that. Generally, after the first week you can apply cover-up to conceal bruising. As with any surgery under general anaesthetic, there are potential risks or complications to consider. During your private consultation, Dr Shortt will take a thorough medical history from you, discuss your surgical options, explain the complete procedure and potential risks, what to expect pre and post surgery and your estimated recovery time.

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I recently received breast augmentation and am extremely happy with the results

I recently received breast augmentation and am extremely happy with the results! Dr. Shortt and his staff are wonderful and very talented. I definitely recommend this surgeon to anyone who is interested in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Shortt is a very talented and compassionate doctor

Dr. Shortt is a very talented and compassionate doctor. He takes the time to listen to your concerns, and he lets you know what’s possible and what isn’t – he will never do something that will make you look fake or “done.” Dr. Shortt likes to say that he will make you into a better version of yourself, not someone else. He goes above and beyond to achieve your goals and truly cares about his patients.

I had a septorhinoplasty done to correct my breathing and the appearance of my nose. I have always been insecure about the size and shape of my nose – I had a bit of a bulbous tip and a prominent dorsal hump. I am so thrilled with the results of my surgery! In addition to breathing better, I am also feeling a lot more confident. I used to freak out if anyone took a photo of me from the side, but now I actually encourage it!

The support staff at Briarwood are wonderful, too. They make the experience comfortable and easy.

I am extremely happy that I finally took this step

I just want to say Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on my tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). I am very pleased! The care I received prior to, during, and after my surgery has been great. Dr. Shortt and the stuff at Briarwood cosmetic surgical centre have been very thorough and detail oriented when tending to my needs, concerns and questions. I am extremely happy that I finally took this step and LOVE my results. I wouldn’t have changed a thing and am glad I chose Dr. Shortt for my surgery.

Dr Shortt did an awesome job

I recently had a breast reduction and am so happy with the final result – Dr Shortt did an awesome job!

Dr Roger Shortt is a Genius, I am so happy with the result

I recently had a scar revision surgery to repair scars from a bilateral mastectomy. Dr Roger Shortt is a Genius, I am so happy with the result it is more than I could have hoped for. I am so grateful to Dr Shortt for his empathy kindness and professionalism. His staff reflected that image and were helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. Even though I had a bilateral I feel very happy when I see myself in the mirror. That says everything.

Best Choice I Made!

The stretch marks, loose skin and a deformed belly button from my twin pregnancy really affected my self confidence. Dr. Shortt helped me get that “old me” feeling back! He is patient, professional and truly cares for you during the recovery process. I always felt that Dr. Shortt and his team were there when I needed questions answered. Before I went for my surgery, I had no idea how important the weeks and months after would be. Now, I couldn’t be happier that I chose Dr. Shortt to be my doctor. He also makes sure that you know what to expect and that made the journey so much easier for me. Best choice I made! I finally feel like myself again.

Extremely pleased to share my recent experience with Dr. Shortt

Extremely pleased to share my recent experience with Dr. Shortt and his professional staff. The entire experience was more than I had hoped it would be. From beginning consultation to follow-up visits. Dr. Shortt and his staff are highly recommended for any results you are hoping to achieve. This team is the very best!

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