Vancouver Facelift with Dr. Eric Pugash

Facelift surgery is used to restore pleasing contours to the face and neck. It also produces a more refreshed, youthful appearance. Both women and men may benefit from this operation. Dr. Pugash strives for a natural result, with little evidence that surgery has been carried out. As one of the leading Vancouver face lift surgeons he has helped many patients take years off their faces by performing advanced techniques of facelift surgery. To learn how facelift can help you rejuvenate your appearance, compare the before-and after facelift photos and read the information below. We also invite you to schedule a personalized, private consultation with Dr. Pugash, an expert in facial plastic surgery. 

facelift before & after
facelift before & after

Before and after upper and lower blepharoplasties, facelift and chin augmentation.

Preparing For Your Facelift Surgery

Dr. Pugash will assess the condition of your skin and the severity of wrinkles and folds. Your hairline will be examined to determine where incisions can be placed. The structure of your face will be considered to tailor your surgery to you.

Depending on your aesthetic concerns and needs, facelift surgery might be combined with other procedures to correct eyebrow position, baggy upper and lower eyelids, and wrinkling of the lower eyelids and lips. Some of the treatments that can be performed in conjunction with facelift include eyelid surgeryfacial implants and forehead lift in Vancouver. Dr. Pugash will review these procedures with you so you can make the best possible choices.

Facelift Surgery with Dr. Pugash

Dr. Eric Pugash provides a facelift procedure that includes removal of excess fat, tightening of the underlying muscle layers and removal of loose skin. In some cases fat grafting may be carried out to restore fullness in areas of hollowing. The resulting scars are hidden under the chin and around the ear. As a result, other people usually are unable to tell that Dr. Pugash’s Vancouver facelift patients have undergone surgery. They simply look more rested, youthful and refreshed.

In some cases a short scar technique (mini facelift) may be used to eliminate all scarring behind the ear. The short scar face-lift technique allows women to wear their hair up without concern for visible scars.

Dr. Pugash headshot

Meet Dr. Pugash

Ready to turn back the hands of time, enhance body contours or conceal aesthetic imperfections. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Pugash today to learn more about how Dr. Pugash can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Pugash has built a busy cosmetic surgery practice that thrives on the referrals of satisfied patients. He and his staff take pride in their friendly office atmosphere, thorough patient education, and meticulous care both before and after surgery.

After Your Face Lift Procedure

Facelift surgery is usually carried out as a day care procedure, although patients may choose to spend the first night in the clinic. Most patients who undergo face lift in Vancouver are presentable within three weeks or so after surgery.

The results of facelift surgery are meant to last years. Of course general health, changes in weight and life events all affect the aging process. Many people are concerned that they are committing themselves to a series of operations once they have a facelift. This is not the case; you need never have anything further done, or you may decide to have additional procedures as the years pass. If you decide to pursue additional treatments, Dr. Eric Pugash will explain all your treatment options and help you select the most effective procedures.

Complications and Risks

Dr. Eric Pugash and his medical team observe the strictest safety and sterility protocols in order to promote the safety of their facelift Vancouver patients. However, as with all surgical procedures, the risks cannot be eliminated altogether. Potential risks and complications of facelift surgery include reactions to the anesthetic, bleeding that requires a return to the operating room, infection, poor scarring, hair and skin loss, nerve injuries, and unsatisfactory aesthetic results.

The results of facelift surgery are meant to last years. Of course your general health, changes in weight, and life events all affect how you age. Many people are concerned that they are committing themselves to a series of operations once they have a facelift. This is not the case; you need never have anything further done, or you may decide to have additional procedures as the years pass.

Facelift FAQs

Dr. Eric Pugash at Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery provides a facelift procedure that includes removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscle layers, and removing loose skin.

In some cases, he may restore fullness in areas of hollowing through careful fat grafting. He’ll take care to hide any resulting scars around the ear and under the chin.

In some facelift surgeries, Dr. Pugash may use a short-scar technique, which eliminates all the scarring behind the ears. The Vancouver short-scar facelift technique allows women to wear their hair up with little evidence of surgery and with an outcome that will enable them to age with charm and elegance.

A short-scar facelift is a more limited version of the traditional facelift, smoothing and tightening the nasolabial folds, jowls, and neck through a shorter  incision. The surgery and recovery time with this procedure may be less than traditional facelift surgery.

The less invasive mini or lower facelift surgery focuses on the lower half of the face, with an overall goal to help correct sagging skin around the neck and jawline.

The procedure has less downtime and produces substantially less revitalization and lifting than a traditional facelift. Ideal for younger patients under the age of 45, this surgery is popular for those who are just beginning to see signs of aging in the face.

The cost of a facelift  includes facility costs, anesthesia fees, medications, and the cost of medical tests, and also depends on the complexity of the procedure itself. Some patients have additional procedures done simultaneously, like neck lift surgery, which would add to the cost.

The best way to get a more accurate quote for your particular case is by having a confidential discussion with Dr. Pugash, who will provide a detailed breakdown.

As for many surgical procedures, you will need to significantly reduce your activity level for the first two weeks. After that, you should be able to gradually increase your activity level.

If your job is not strenuous, you may be able to return to work in as little as two to three weeks. However, you will most likely need to wait four to six weeks before resuming your exercise routine.

As a highly accomplished plastic surgeon patients turn to regarding comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Eric Pugash offers a range of procedures that can reduce the signs of facial aging.