Enjoy a new lease on life with a customized facelift procedure in Hamilton

When performed by a detail-oriented artist such as Dr. Brace, a facelift can impart tremendous physical, social, and emotional benefits. After a facelift, many patients feel more like their old selves – energized, beautiful, and confident. Dr. Brace strives to deliver natural-looking changes that not only enhance your appearance but also elevate your overall quality of life.

What is a facelift?

The medical name for a facelift is rhytidectomy and the surgery is performed to elevate and reposition drooping skin in the mid and lower face. Incisions are well-hidden in the folds behind the ears and within the hairline. Facelift surgery often gets a bad reputation for making patients look “pulled” or “windswept.” Dr. Brace avoids these stereotypes by practicing a conservative approach, focusing on nuanced changes that enhance vitality and natural beauty without overoperating.

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Types of Facelifts

Dr. Brace has a variety of facelift techniques at his disposal, allowing for customization of the procedure to each patient’s unique goals and needs. 


Over the years, surgeons have shifted away from surgery that merely pulls the facial skin tight, instead opting to use a more holistic approach that firms the deeper superficial musculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS. This newer technique creates more elegant, natural-looking outcomes and helps patients to avoid looking “done.”

Revision facelift

If you are unhappy with the results of your primary facelift, there is a solution. Revision surgery often requires a higher degree of precision and artistry, as it is a more complex and delicate undertaking. Rest assured, Dr. Brace is a skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can correct any aesthetic issue, restoring your peace of mind.

Deep plane facelifts

With this approach, Dr. Brace releases the facial ligaments, allowing him to reposition the SMAS layer, fat pads, and muscles as a single unit rather than in pieces. This advanced technique produces organic changes in the face and neck while also correcting the appearance of nasolabial folds.

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What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

  • The procedure can be highly customized
  • Rewinds the clock on facial aging
  • Restores a more youthful, inviting countenance
  • Corrects sagging skin and jowls
  • Firms and smooths the jawline
  • Reduces nasolabial folds
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Natural-looking, nuanced improvements
  • Results can last a decade or more
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Facelift Recovery

Downtime after a facelift is determined by the technique used to perform surgery, how well you follow Dr. Brace’s postoperative instructions, and your own natural healing ability. A deep plane facelift has the most potential for positive transformation but it also comes with a slightly longer recovery period, as larger areas of tissue and skin are addressed. Most patients will need around 2 weeks of social downtime but some can need 3-4 weeks, depending on how much discretion they require.

Scarring after a facelift typically fades within a few months. Dr. Brace will provide a complete aftercare plan and prescriptions for pain medications to ensure your healing progresses smoothly and without incident. He will schedule regular follow-up visits to check on your recovery, as his care and attention extend long after you leave the office.

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Why Choose Guelph Facial Plastics in Hamilton?

Choosing Dr. Brace in Hamilton means selecting a double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has focused his career exclusively on procedures for the face and neck. Dr. Brace’s single-minded passion is to deliver exceptional anti-aging results for his patients, helping them to look and feel their best. His outcomes are consistently elegant, beautiful, and nuanced, supporting a transformation that breeds confidence and security. 

Dr. Brace is the proud recipient of the elite and prestigious Jack Anderson Award at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting in Nashville, an honor bestowed on those who earn the highest marks in both written and oral examinations. Dr. Brace completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery as well as a fellowship that focused on treating craniofacial trauma, facial burns, facial skin cancer, and facial paralysis.

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