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By AIden Collins
As we age, our skin becomes loose and our fats deposit in the neck and other unflattering areas. Luckily, the best facelift in Calgary can get rid of these problems.
Hopefully in this article, you’ll learn how to find and choose the best cosmetic clinic for your facelift procedure. We’ve also answered some FAQs, including how much facelifts cost and what types of facelift procedures are in Calgary to help you out.
How Much Do Facelifts Cost in Calgary?
As mentioned, here are the costs you should prepare for to get high-quality facelift procedures.
|Type of service||Expected price range|
|Facelift and neck lift||$12,500–$14,500|
|Dermal fillers||$400–$800 (per injection)|
Where to Get the Best Facelift in Calgary?
Here are the best clinics in the city that’ll give you a facelift. We included licensed and certified clinics offering non-invasive and invasive rhytidectomy for your convenience.
1. Dr. Kristina Zakhary
|SERVICES||Rhinoplasty, facelift, fillers, blepharoplasty, chin and cheek lifts, otoplasty, forehead lifts, neck liposuction, mole removal, injections, wrinkle reduction, acne scars|
|ADDRESS||2303 4 St SW #404, Calgary, AB T2S 2S7|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 775-2583|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Dr. Kristina Zakhary is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has performed over 1,000 facial surgeries including facelifts, nose lifts, brow lifts, eyelid tucks, and facial implants.
As an expert in various facial surgeries, she can do several surgeries in one session, thus providing holistic and natural results for her clients. Dr. Zakhary also finds the best spot for the incision, making sure it’s camouflaged for a clean appearance.
To guarantee safe healing and no shaving of the hair, Dr. Zakhary uses the Optimum Mobility Facelift technique. She also removes excess fat for the best facelift in Calgary.
Aside from her all-around procedures, we also like that Dr. Zakhary performs all her surgeries under general anesthesia for maximum comfort. That said, you should expect increased costs because of the payment for the anesthesiologist.
Luckily, Dr. Zakhary offers flexible payment schemes and financing options starting from $99 per month.
Her excellence in plastic surgery has even gained numerous awards, including Consumer Choice Award and Readers’ Choice Award.
If you still want to avail of Dr. Zakhary’s services, you need only schedule a consultation by calling her clinic or answering her convenient online forms. However, know that the clinic isn’t very accessible since it’s only open on weekdays, excluding Wednesdays.
Read these reviews to gain more insights into Dr. Zakhary’s facelift:
“Thanks to Dr Zakhary, I can look on the outside the same way I feel on the inside. The facelift was something I had never done before so at first I was quite nervous. Thankfully, Dr Zakhary was always there to explain everything from start to finish and assure me that it will take some time before my appearance has fully molded into what I wanted. It’s been a year so far and I love the results!”—Frank Reed
“I started getting a lot of wrinkles on my face and slowly my confidence was getting low. A very dear friend of mine suggested a facelift from Dr. Kristina Zakhary. I didn’t have any idea how I will look after the facelift still; I went to the clinic for consultation. Dr. Kristina Zakhary explained nicely about the facelift. I got it done and I have regained my confidence as there are barely any wrinkles left on my face. Thank you, Dr. Kristina Zakhary!”—Kellie Jones
2. The Institute of Wellness x Advanced Aesthetics
|SERVICES||Face lift, mini face lift, fat grafting, brow lift, eyelid blepharoplasty, lip lift, neck lift, ear pinning, nose lift, arm lift, labiaplasty, liposuction, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, break augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, gynecomastia, implant removal/exchange, coolsculpting, facials, hair restoration, injectables, fillers, laser treatments|
|ADDRESS||3007 14 St SW #301, Calgary, AB T2T 3V6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 286-4263|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
The Institute of Wellness x Advanced Aesthetics (IWAA) is composed of an international team of experts. It offers all types of plastic surgeries for facial and body parts.
IWAA also has an online shop featuring various beauty products to maintain your cosmetic treatment results. The clinic even features a 10% discount for first-time buyers.
Like other clinics, IWAA does the standard invasive facelift surgery. More importantly, IWAA also offers a mini facelift for those with only mild sagging and fat transfer for those who need more facial volume.
Aside from the usual facelift surgeries, IWAA also offers injectables and laser treatments to rejuvenate your face and body. This clinic even features the 2D Skin Tightening procedure, a non-invasive facelift procedure that targets underlying tissues and stimulates elastin and collagen production.
We also find it helpful that IWAA offers several financing options. So, clients on a tighter budget can still experience the best facelift procedures in Calgary with IWAA.
IWAA also has online forms for consultation scheduling. However, if you’re planning on getting full surgeries and treatments other than injectables and laser therapy, you’ll still need to call the clinic.
To add to its lack of online scheduling forms for surgeries, IWAA has also received some complaints about missed communications.
Customers keep coming back to IWAA, thanks to its high-quality customer service and welcoming atmosphere. Read these customer reviews to know more:
“My first experience at IWAA, and certainly not my last – this clinic has definitely set the bar high for any other medical aesthetics clinics in Calgary. It’s a beautifully designed space, that made me feel like I was in the Spa of the Mandarin Oriental or Four Seasons Hotel.
I was welcomed by Kim, and as we began the consultation her friendly demeanour and utmost professionalism made me feel at ease and more importantly calm as I’m not comfortable with needles or injections of any sort. The process of administering both Botox and Restylane (facial filler) was painless and before I knew it we were finished. Kim followed up with me two weeks later, and I am more than happy with the results. I’ve recommended a lot of other friends to IWAA and especially to schedule with Kim. I’ll continue my business with this great group. thanks!”—Bryan Kulbaba
“I visited Calgary Institute of Plastic Surgery for my first ever Botox treatment, and it was a great experience. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, everyone was so kind and made me feel at ease. Every concern I had was answered without me feeling like I asked a dumb question (some of them were definitely dumb questions!) and after everything had been explained, Thomas did the injections with no pain, no blood, and no bruising! (I bruise very easily, so that’s impressive!) I am so happy with my natural looking results!”—Twyla Yacyshyn
3. Preventous Cosmetic Medicine
|SERVICES||Ultherapy, botox, dermal fillers, cool sculpting, acne/acne scar treatments, dermal fillers, laser treatments, laser hair removal, hydrafacial, lip augmentation, skin tightening|
|ADDRESS||1635 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0E5|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 229-0129 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM |
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Now, if you’re not yet set for a surgical facelift, then Preventous Cosmetic Medicine may be the best facelift clinic in Calgary for you. This clinic mainly offers non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments like laser therapy, ultherapy, and fillers.
Preventous Cosmetic Medicine mainly combats loose skin with its Thermage, Ulthera, and Fraxel treatments. These treatments are even multi-purpose, so you can tighten skin, stimulate its elasticity, and improve its quality, all at the same time.
We also like that all these treatments are available to every Calgarian, even to male customers.
And to truly cater to each client, Preventous Cosmetic Medicine also offers in-person and virtual consultations. So, anyone who wants to avail of the clinic’s services receives valuable information and advice before proceeding with their desired treatment.
Preventous Cosmetic Medicine takes convenience a step further by also connecting its clients to financing options. You’d most likely need this because the clinic’s skin tightening treatments require multiple costly sessions.
But like other clinics, Preventous Cosmetic Medicine also has its faults, particularly in its unavailability during weekends and Fridays.
Here are customers that have shared their experience of getting minimally-invasive injection facelifts from Preventous Cosmetic Medicine:
“I have been going to Dr. Rohan for face treatment “Filler and Botox” for over 2 years now and I am very happy with the great work he does on my face. He is very patient and knows what he is doing. i see better results day after day. I have my lips done couple weeks ago it looks really natural and no bruises the next day. Every single staff from the Receptionist to the Dr.s are extremely professional and provide a great service with a nice smile on their faces. above all of these, the place is really beautiful and I get an apple from the reception desk each time I leave the clinic. Thank you so much for all what you do I am really grateful for all of you:)”—Sara Castle
“Thank you very much for the filler treatment I received at your clinic. My experience was excellent. The facility is beautiful, and the staff are very professional and accommodating. Dr. Bissoondath completed my filler treatment. He clearly listened to my concerns. I was interested in a natural and a youthful approach to my facial volume deficits. He achieved an excellent result with little to no downtime. I was very happy with my outcomes. I will definitely return for future appointments.”—Frances Krawiec
4. Jeffrey C. Dawes MD, FRCSC
|SERVICES||Facelift, necklift, facial fat grafting, brow lift, nose lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, facial implants, ear surgery, liposuction, tummy tuck, buttocks lift, arm lift, thigh lift, labiaplasty, breast augmentation, breast lift, areola reduction, inverted nipple correction, laser treatments, dermal fillers, chemical peels|
|ADDRESS||47 Sunpark Dr SE #102, Calgary, AB T2X 3V4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 571-3141 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM |
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Dr. Jeffrey Dawes is a board-certified plastic surgeon. With his full-service clinic, Dr. Dawes can provide all types of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, from facelifts and nose lifts to tummy tucks and other body treatments.
As such, Dr. Dawes also offers facial fat grafting services. We find this helpful for those looking to add more shape and volume to their face.
Besides, we also found that Dr. Dawes’s clinic has laser treatments and dermal fillers that are applicable for those looking for non-invasive treatments. They even have facials, chemical peels, and other skincare treatments to improve and maintain your youthful look after facelift surgery.
Before any treatment, Dr. Dawes conducts consultations where he discusses your options and advises on what types of surgical or non-surgical treatments you need. He has even developed Rejuvanalysis, a consultation to solve almost all signs of ageing.
To avail of any of its services, you can schedule an appointment by answering its online forms or calling the clinic. Make sure to free up a weekday before setting an appointment because Dr. Dawes’s clinic is only open from Mondays to Fridays.
Despite being more focused on other types of plastic surgery, Dr. Dawes, his clinic, and his staff are still praised for bringing out customer’s natural beauty. Here are some positive reviews to tell you more:
“I absolutely LOVED my experience at Jeffrey C Dawes Plastic Surgery!!! I had my skin laser resurfaced on my face and the results were incredible!!! Dr. Dawes was so down to earth and so extremely knowledgable! Such wonderful staff! They put all my apprehensions and fears at ease! 😄 Seriously, after having had this experience I’d never go anywhere else!!!!”—Jodi Nicolle
“I recently had BBL laser treatment ( Broad Band Light ) from Ashley the nurse at Dr Dawes office. I signed up for 5 treatments for Rosaea, Veins and to lessen the signs of aging on my face and neck. First I had a free consultation with Ashley. She was very through on her assessment of what I would need to achieve the results I was looking for. We decided on 3 treatments 1 month apart to see how I was responding to the Laser. Ashley took before pictures with a high tech camera system they have. Very cool computer program set up to it. I had the first treatment, which was basically painless. I have since had my 2nd treatment and continue to complimented. I am 56 yrs old and have been told by people I am looking younger all the time. I am so happy with the results. I have had treatments in the past with little or no results and have not felt very comfortable with the service I was recieving.
Very thankful a friend recommended Dr Dawes to me. All the staff in the office are very friendly, helpful and I felt like I was truly cared about. I am recommending them to everyone.”—Jennifer Hooks
5. Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery
|SERVICES||Dermal fillers, microneedling, dermaplaning, chemical and power peels, targeted treatments, eyelid surgery, ear surgery, nose lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, thigh lift|
|ADDRESS||7425 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0L8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 452-7953|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery is home to three board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Hymphreys, Dr. Whidden, and Dr. Byers. Thus, this clinic offers surgical procedures for the face, breasts, and body.
Unfortunately, surgical facelift isn’t among Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery’s offered services.
But while it really doesn’t offer facelift surgeries, Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery still provides minimally-invasive facelifts. We say this because the clinic offers JUVÉDERM fillers.
Its fillers include JUVÉDERM Volift, which can restore volume and lift the appearance of sagging skin near the nose and upper lip. It also has JUVÉDERM Ultra, Ultra Plus XC, and Voluma XC for added volume.
Additionally, Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery offers medical aesthetic services to solve other effects of ageing on your skin.
If you were to choose this clinic for your facelift needs, you can simply schedule weekday appointments via phone or online forms. What we like about this clinic is that it provides each doctor’s number, so you’ll have direct communication with a doctor from the start.
Read these reviews to know the quality of treatment and customer service to expect should you choose Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery for your facelift in Calgary:
“With welcoming front end staff, amazing injectors, and the most educated and professional team of Nurses and Doctors, Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery Center can help you be the best version of you! Vanessa has been doing my injections for 4 years now and I won’t trust my face to anyone but her. She is knowledgeable, honest and is great at keeping me looking refreshed without being over done. I always look forward to my visits and leave extremely happy – I’m sure you will too!!!”—Kellie Brayton Kinney
“I’ve been going to Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery Clinic for about 5 years now and, without fail, I’ve always had a very positive experience! The clinic is impeccable, and all of the staff are very nice and professional! Vanessa, who I see for injectable, is a consummate professional, with a vast wealth of knowledge in her field. She is excellent at what she does, is always patient with nervous first timers 🙋, and I always leave LOVING my results! I’ve recommended Vanessa and the clinic to everyone I know, and am looking forward to my next visit in October!”—Isabelle Martin
What are the Factors to Consider When Choosing a Cosmetic Clinic?
First of all, you have to consider the clinic and its doctor’s credibility. Like we did before making a list, make sure they have a medical degree and medical certifications and licenses for plastic and reconstructive surgery.
2. Types of facelift services
Next, you should consider the type of facelift procedures the clinic’s doctor is skilled in. Non-invasive, invasive, and minimally-invasive facelifts are very different from each other, so your doctor should be highly skilled and experienced in whichever type you want.
3. Aesthetic sense
You should also agree with the clinic doctor’s aesthetic sense and visions. You can inspect their version and standards of beauty by viewing their portfolio of before and after pictures.
A clinic’s reputation says a lot about its cosmetic procedures and customer treatment. So, browse through customer reviews and gather recommendations from your friends and family for added information on the clinic.
More importantly, choose a clinic with pricing rates you can afford. You can check out our cost guide at the beginning of the article for reference.
Facelifts are naturally expensive. But while your insurance won’t cover such cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, you can still find clinics offering financial options.
What are the Different Types of Facelifts?
Invasive facelifts are divided into two categories: the mini-facelift and the standard facelift procedure.
The mini-facelift tightens the underlying skin using shorter incisions at the hairline near your ear up to the tissue surrounding the ear. Thus, it’s suitable only for patients with mild sagging of skin.
On the other hand, standard facelift procedures require larger incisions that span the length of the hairline down to the lower scalp behind your ears. While it does require a longer recovery period, standard facelifts have more dramatic results.
To improve the appearance of your neck, your doctor may also make an incision under your chin.
Pros: visible dramatic results, effectively removes excess skin and fat, long-term effects
Cons: long recovery time, risk of overcorrection, expensive, long treatment time, dependent on surgeon’s skill
Minimally-invasive facelifts are like the middle ground of non-invasive and surgical facelift procedures. It can be in the form of filler injections or thread lifts.
Fillers work by acting as support to your superficial tissues. They also improve signs of ageing by stimulating collagen production and refining facial contours.
On the other hand, thread lifts work by hooking and repositioning sagging skin.
Pros: instant results, visibly dramatic results
Cons: higher risk of pain, bruising, and swelling
On the other hand, non-invasive facelifts don’t require any incisions or injections. Instead, it relies on technologies such as lasers, radiofrequency, and even ultrasound.
Here are the different types of non-invasive facelifts you can inquire about:
- Laser skin resurfacing therapy
- Microneedle frequency
Pros: more affordable (per session), minimal side-effects, fast treatment per session
Cons: requires multiple sessions, results are not as easily visible, dependent on the type of technology used
FAQs about Facelifts
We hope our complete guide can get you a step closer to the best facelift in Calgary. So, just pick which type of facelift you want and find which clinics provide such services.
If you happen to know other clinics and surgeons offering facelifts, please do tell us so we can review them, too!
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