in Westmount & Greater Montréal Area
Face Procedures / Facelift (Rhytidectomy) in Montreal


The concept of facial rejuvenation has changed over the last two decades. Using advanced techniques, Dr. Arash Izadpanah is able to contour the face and neck and create a more youthful appearance by tightening, lifting and restoring volume to the face during facelift surgery. 

11Facelift surgery is clinically known as Meloplasty or Rhytidectomy

What is facelift surgery?

Facelift surgery is a procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. The surgery involves removing excess loose skin and tissue, smoothing out wrinkles and deep folds, and tightening facial tissue. A facelift may be combined with facial fat transfer to maximize the refreshed, rejuvenating results of the surgery .


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 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)

Dr. Arash Izadpanah 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.


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: 

  1. Brow lift
  2. Fat transfer (fat grafting) 
  3. Neck lift
  4. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) 
  5. Liposuction

Dr. Arash 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 (but not limited to) 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. Dr. Arash Izadpanah will discuss all risks in detail with you during your consultation and before surgery.  

Additional facelift risks can include: 

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

*Any additional risks will be discussed in consultation with Dr. Arash Izadpanah


What to expect for facelift recovery

It is Dr. Arash’s to ensure that your entire experience from the initial consultation to your recovery is as positive and comfortable as possible. Dr. Arash  and the 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 


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

Book a Consultation

To learn more about a Facelift, or to book a consultation, please contact our Clinic today! 

Dr Arash Izadpanah is a highly skilled, compassionate and enthusiastic expert in facelift surgery.  He will work closely with you to help you achieve your ideal results.

Facelift Surgery with Dr Arash Izadpanah

What to expect when having a Facelift Surgery with Dr Izadpanah? 

Prior to booking your facelift with Dr. Izadpanah, you will have a consultation with him on location at his beautifully renovated clinic in the heart of Westmount, Montreal Quebec.

If you are unable to meet Dr Izadpanah in person, you may request a virtual consultation via Zoom. Please note that you will need to see Dr. Arash in person at some time before your surgery.  

Dr. Arash Izadpanah will collaborate closely with you to determine the best plan of action for you. You will go over the risks and recovery together, as well as what your desired result is. It is extremely important to Dr Izadpanah that you make informed choices, and that you are on the same page regarding outcome expectations. 

Only you can decide what your version of a beauty ideal is, so Dr. Arash Izadpanah will discuss this with you so that you will be satisfied with your facelift results. You are encouraged to bring in photos of what you are expecting so that it can be discussed, as well as a list of questions and/or concerns to your appointment. 


Dr. Arash Izadpanah is a compassionate and enthusiastic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is dedicated to patient care and satisfaction with natural-looking cosmetic surgery results. 

As a highly esteemed Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arash Izadpanah is driven by an intense passion for helping patients achieve a happier, more beautiful self through advanced cosmetic surgery procedures. He maintains a strong commitment to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and hand patients, of all genders.

11Dr Arash Izadpanah, Plastic & cosmetic surgeon. Breast augmentation & lift, BBL, Tummy Tuck, Facelift, Eyelid surgery.

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Schedule a consultation today to learn how Dr. Arash Izadpanah can empower you to take control of your look.

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