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Full Face Lift / Rhytidectomy Surgeon in Vancouver

As we age our facial skin and soft tissues undergo numerous changes, including loss of elasticity, sagginess, thinning, loss of volume and sun damage. These changes result in the characteristic signs of an aging face; line and wrinkle formation, jowls, down-turned mouth, heavy cheek folds, cheek flattening and descent.

Before considering surgery many individuals will have tried or have been using fillers and Botox, in some instances for years. If you’re finding that such treatments are becoming less and less effective, it’s time to consider something more radical; a facelift.

A facelift is a comprehensive surgical procedure that aims to reverse many of the above changes. Whilst it doesn’t halt the aging process it can ‘set the clock back’ by 10-20 years in many cases. It is performed through a hidden incision located around the ear and hairline. More often than not it is performed alongside a neck-lift that aims to improve the appearance and contour of the neck and jawline simultaneously (see neck-lift section). When performed correctly a facelift should not result in a ‘windswept’ or ‘operated-on’ appearance that is frequently seen in movie stars and celebrities after poorly executed surgeries. The goal instead is to create a visibly younger and healthier appearing self without the telltale signs of surgery.

Full Facelift Quick Facts

AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia
SurgeryDay surgery
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Recovery– 5-7 days off work
– 2 weeks light activity only
– Majority if not all bruising and swelling gone in 10-14 days
– After 2-3 weeks activities can be increased
– Resume full activities after 4-6 weeks

About Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss

MB, BS, MSc, FRCS (Plast), FRCSC

Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss is a plastic surgeon based in Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia who has practiced medicine in the UK, Australia and Canada for over 15 years. He works in both the private sector with a focus on breast, body and facial aesthetic surgeries as well as in the public sector. His public/MSP work is varied, with a focus on cancer reconstruction and trauma. He has completed fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, breast reconstruction, craniofacial trauma and head & neck reconstruction.

Dr. Tregaskiss and his team strive to create a welcoming, professional and courteous environment for all patients and to achieve surgical excellence and beautiful cosmetic outcomes.

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Dr. Tregaskiss takes the time to listen to your goals and concerns, answer all your questions, make recommendations and discuss your surgical options in detail so you feel comfortable before deciding to proceed with surgery.

We understand that choosing to get surgery can cause anxiety in some people. Therefore our caring and licensed staff is there to support you and make you feel comfortable every step of the way from consultation to recovery to follow-ups. Our team ensures patient safety and strives for quick recovery time. Dr. Tregaskiss uses innovative techniques and customized approach for each patient to achieve natural looking and incredible plastic surgery outcomes.


Full Face Lift / Rhytidectomy
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Estimated Fees

Prices starting from $18,000. Full face and neck-lift $20,000+.
Fees can vary depending on your requirements. Contact us to know the exact fees for your procedure.

Financing Available

Third-party financing options available. We are pleased to have partnered with Medicard who can provide patient financing for medical procedures. We will provide any assistance with this process that we can.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does a facelift make you look younger?

A facelift procedure makes you look more youthful by tightening the deeper facial tissues (which sag with aging) and trimming away excess skin. It is often accompanied by ancillary procedures like fat grafting to add volume to deflated parts of the face, as well skin rejuvenation procedures like Morpheus and laser treatments to improve the quality of the remaining skin.

How do I prepare for a facelift?

To ensure optimal healing after surgery, getting your body to a healthy state starting six weeks before surgery is essential. Starting at least six weeks before your surgery you should eat healthy, avoid smoking, minimize alcohol intake, stay hydrated, and exercise regularly.

How long after a facelift can I exercise?

You will be able to walk around within hours of completing your procedure, however only very light activity should be undertaken in the first few weeks after a facelift. You can typically resume light exercise four weeks after your facelift surgery, building up to your normal exercise regime/intensity a further 2 weeks after that.

How long does facelift last?

A facelift can typically last ten years. This is because as you continue to age, your face may begin to sag once again.

How painful is a facelift?

There is typically very minimal discomfort after a facelift procedure. Any discomfort you may experience is typically managed with simple analgesic medications given under your doctor’s supervision.

What is best age for facelift?

A facelift is best performed on individuals in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. These ages are when signs of skin aging become more visible.