We can wear clothing every day to hide our own perceived body imperfections but our face is always visible to others and ourselves throughout the day. Over time, visible signs of age can appear as a result of stress, genetics, sun exposure, tobacco, alcohol, lack of sleep, poor diet or environmental factors. Loose skin, deep folds, or wrinkles and a sagging jaw or neckline all can be improved with facelift surgery.

A facelift or neck lift will re-drape and tighten the skin of the face and neck to soften the effects of aging, wipe years away and give our patients a more refreshed look. The procedures not only provide a younger-looking appearance, but also can provide a boost to your self-image; helping you feel more confident on the inside, as well.

For more information about facial surgery procedures and a personal evaluation of your cosmetic concerns, please contact us now online or call us today at 905-315-9994

Candidates for a Facelift

Our patients consider a facelift to improve the visible signs of aging such as:

• Loose, sagging skin of the lower face including jaw line or cheeks
• A hollow look or loss of facial volume in areas of the cheeks over time
• Loose skin, folds and fat deposits around the neck
• Deep creases between the nose and mouth

The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still maintains some elasticity. Most of our patients are in their forties to sixties, but can also be successfully performed on people well into their seventies. It is important, however, that all patients are in good physical health overall prior to undergoing a facelift.

Surgery Overview

Dr. Assad is continually refining his facelift techniques in light of newer innovations and the introduction of technological advancements. Each face lift procedure is carefully developed and planned based on the individual patient’s desires.

Some people are hesitant to consider facelift surgery because they have seen or heard about results where a patient’s face appears too tightly stretched, looking “windblown”. One of the primary reasons patients choose Dr Assad is for the beautiful results he is able to achieve. Using the Total Anatomy Technique, careful manipulations and tightening of the underlying, deeper facial tissues allowing Dr. Assad to create the most natural-looking end result.

The scars fade to near-invisible over time. Due to the intricate nature of the procedure and the multiple layers of skin and tissue that must be trimmed and tightened, facelift surgery generally takes several hours to perform.

Dr. Assad may ask you to keep your head elevated and as still as possible for several days following surgery to help keep swelling down. Like most patients, you will have swelling bruising, discoloration of the skin and dryness. Swelling should subside within two weeks. Bandages are usually removed in three to five days, and most of the stitches will be removed after five to ten days. It is normal to also have some numbness and tender areas of skin temporarily. Patients are instructed to keep the incision sites clean to prevent infection and minimize scarring.

Healing continues over the months and weeks following surgery. You’ll start to notice positive changes in your appearance almost immediately, and many patients are ready to return to work and other activities within two weeks.

Related Surgical Procedures

Our patients combine many other types of facial plastic surgery and non-surgical enhancements to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance.

Neck Lift Surgery is often performed in conjunction with a facelift, particularly for men and women with loose, sagging skin below their chin.

An Eye Brow Lift or Eye Lid Enhancement Surgery may also be a good option for those who want to improve the appearance of both their upper and lower face.

Non Surgical

To maintain their youthful look after surgery, many of our patients come back for periodic injectable treatments with BOTOX®and Dermal Fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, VOLUMA®, VOLBELLA® PERLANE® RESTYLANE® or LASER treatments for skin rejuvenation.

If you would like to schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Assad please REQUEST A CONSULTATION or CALL (905) 315-9994.


As we age, our faces and necks are affected differently. Some people develop wrinkling and sun damage on their entire face and neck. Some people seem to lose facial fat, while others accumulate fat on the neck and maintain good skin tone. Others may develop more exaggerated signs of aging on their neck.

Our patients from around the globe and right here in Burlington and Milton have found that neck lift surgery can provide dramatic results, especially when combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures.

Improvements from Neck Lift

Neck lift surgery corrects the signs of aging on the neck and the jaw line. It often accompanies Face Lift surgery for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. The benefits of neck lift surgery include:

  • Removing loose, sagging skin from under the chin
  • Correcting visible vertical bands on the neck
  • Eliminating areas of fat from under the chin (double chin) and on the neck
  • Restoring a smooth, youthful-looking neck

Dr. Assad performs neck lift surgery as an outpatient procedure in Milton District Hospital, using general anesthesia. Loose skin is pulled up and back and removed; neck muscles are often tightened as well. The incisions are hidden inconspicuously behind the ears. The result is an enhanced, more pleasing neck and jawline.

If you would like to schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Assad with our web based booking system please REQUEST A CONSULTATION or CALL (905) 315-9994