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As the face begins to show signs of aging, it is not just the outer layer of skin that is responsible—there are several layers of underlying tissue and muscle that also begin to sag with age. In previous forms of facelift surgery, surgeons would only address the outer layer of skin. This means that the underlying tissues were still sagging, pushing against the outer skin that had been tightened by the surgeon. This practice left patients looking windblown and unnatural.

By addressing the layers that lie underneath the skin, Dr. Asaria can produce a facelift that looks beautiful and natural, as though no plastic surgery was ever performed. His exquisite technique reaches into the deeper layers of the face, allowing for a thorough release of sagging muscles and deep wrinkles. If you’re looking for among the best facelifts Toronto has to offer, look no further than Dr. Asaria at FACE Cosmetic Surgery.

Overview of deep plane and sub-smas facelifts

SMAS is an abbreviation for submuscular aponeurotic system. It is simply a layer of tissue that lies between the outer skin and deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck.

The face contains three “planes” or levels of tissue that can be lifted and tightened. These are:

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  • The superficial plane, which is the outer dermal layer
  • The mid plane, which is the SMAS
  • The deep plane, which is the deepest level of tissue and muscle, lying directly under the SMAS

In performing a facelift, Dr. Asaria must determine which layer needs to be addressed. There are two main factors that play a role:

  • The severity of facial sagging and laxity
  • The specific area of the face to be addressed

To illustrate this, if a patient is in need of a facelift that addresses the mid-face, including the nasolabial folds and cheeks, a deep plane facelift may be the most appropriate procedure. However, a deep plane facelift may also be used on other areas of the face if the severity of sagging requires it.

Similarly, if a patient needs correction of sagging jowls and neck, a sub-SMAS facelift is generally more suited for those areas. However, just like a deep plane facelift, it can be used on other areas of the face if it is the most appropriate procedure.

When it comes to facelifts, there are almost infinite circumstances, and each one requires its own unique approach. To determine which approach is right for you, the next step is a consultation with Dr. Asaria.

Dr. Asaria featured on discussing facelift

Deep Plane & Sub-SMAS Facelift

Dr. Asaria was recently selected by leading Canadian cosmetic magazine, deepBODY, to do a series of video interviews and provide expert advice for patients considering a facelift procedure.

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Before & After

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Your face expert: meet Dr. Asaria

In performing facelifts, Dr. Asaria always considers each patient’s unique circumstances. Herein lies the magic of his approach—he is relentlessly competent at determining which technical procedure will achieve the best possible results. By employing a thorough consultation process, he begins by learning each patient’s goals for cosmetic surgery.

Understanding that, he can then perform an examination to get a good grasp of facial anatomy. Once this is done, he will use his expert knowledge of facial anatomy to determine which approach is most suitable. With his individualized approach and attention to detail, Dr. Asaria regularly performs among the best facelifts Toronto has to offer.

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If you think a facelift may be right for you, the next step is a consultation with Dr. Asaria. During this consultation, his first priority is to understand your personal goals for cosmetic surgery. Once this has been achieved, he can make recommendations regarding which procedure(s) can deliver the desired results. As a surgeon whose policy is always to put the patient’s needs first, Dr. Asaria strives to deliver the best facelift Toronto has to offer. Please call us to schedule your consultation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office for any symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVD-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. A mandatory Covid-19 consent form must be filled out before arrival to the clinic and temperature checks will be administered upon entering the building.
  • We have implemented a policy for the safety and testing of our staff members including daily screening and temperature checks. We will be maintaining physical distancing as much as possible throughout the office for staff and patients.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients.
  • We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. We are not servicing any walk-in patients and not allowing visitors or children to accompany any patient.
  • For your safety all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments. The software we have in place provides appropriate safety and privacy for the interaction.
  • We have increased our in-office cleaning. All areas of patient traffic are regularly cleaned throughout the day. All treatment rooms are cleaned between every patient encounter. All chairs and table tops in the waiting room as well as treatment rooms will be wiped down between patients, including counters, keyboards and door handles. Our credit/debit card terminal will be disinfected after each use. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.

We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at [email protected].