Facelift + Necklift

Redefine Your Best Features

Redefine Your Best Features…

Sagging skin and wrinkles can make you look much older than you feel. Creams and other treatments can only do so much to address aging.

At Radiance Plastic Surgery, our Dr. Laliberte can perform a facelift to smooth wrinkles for a dramatically more youthful appearance.

So why should you consider a facelift at Radiance Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Laliberte has performed a multitude of facial enhancing procedures over the years. This experience coupled with his honed aesthetic approach produces naturally beautiful results customized to each patient’s facial structure, goals and circumstances.

By combining surgery with non-invasive treatments, Dr. Laliberte and his team are able to enhance your best features. Visit us for a private consultation to reveal a refreshed, relaxed, and more radiant version of your confident, expressive self. The Facelift and Neck Lift are among the best procedures for neck tightening.

Facelift and Neck Lift in Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore and Banff helps many women refine facial contours to achieve a proportional, comforting appearance and a more confident, youthful self-image.

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Facelift and Necklift Benefits


The natural aging process results in various changes to the appearance of the face and the texture of the skin. In addition to age, sun damage, smoking, and stress can also contribute to various undesired impacts on the skin. Facelifts can restore your youthful appearance by targeting various signs of aging, resulting in a tighter appearance of the face and neck.


Age, sun exposure, and even significant weight loss can result in excess skin around the face and chin. A facelift can provide a tighter, slimmer jawline. By recontouring the jaw and upper neck areas, a facelift can firm up sagging areas making your jawline appear youthful again.


If you are frustrated with the extra skin or excess fat that has formed around your neck, a facelift may help to reduce or even eliminate it. A facelift and neck lift can help to address these concerns by tightening and removing excess skin.


As we age, collagen levels and collagen stores in the body decrease. Consequently, loose or sagging skin starts to develop. A facelift will remove excess skin and tighten the neck and facial muscles to reduce sagging and restore a smooth, youthful appearance to the face.

Facelift | Neck Lift at Radiance Plastic Surgery

A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to create a younger appearance in your face. A facelift is used to give a “refreshed” appearance to the face addressing deflation or sagging in the cheeks, aging around the mouth, loss of jawline definition (jowls) and within the neck that typically occur with age.

During a facelift, a flap of skin on each side of the face is pulled back, and tissues below the skin are surgically altered to return the contour of the face to a more youthful shape. Before the flap is sutured closed, excess skin is removed.

What Is A Neck Lift?

A neck lift (platysmaplasty) is often done as part of a facelift to reduce fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck.

A facelift won’t decrease fine creases or wrinkles in your skin or damage from sun exposure. Other cosmetic procedures can address the appearance or quality of the skin itself. The Neck Lift is among the best procedures for neck tightening.

What Is A Full Facelift?

A full facelift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin in both the face and neck. A facelift can only be performed surgically and typically takes 2-3 hours.

How Much Does A Facelift / Neck Lift Cost?

Each of our patient’s cases is unique, however, the average cost of a Facelift / Neck lift starts at $23,500 and up depending on the complexity of the case and whether facial fat grafting and blepharoplasty or other procedures are requested.

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When Is A Facelift Or Neck Lift Performed?

As you get older, the appearance, shape and definition of your face is altered, typically due to regular age-related changes. Your skin becomes less elastic and looser, and fat deposits may decrease in some areas of your face and increase in others. Age-related changes in your face that may be reduced with a facelift include the following:

  • Sagging appearance of your cheeks
  • Excess skin at your lower jawline (jowls)
  • Deepening of the fold of skin from the side of your nose to the corner of your mouth
  • Sagging skin and excess fat in the neck (if the procedure includes a neck lift)

A facelift isn’t a treatment for superficial wrinkles, sun damage, creases around the nose and upper lip, or irregularities in skin color.

Most often a face and neck lift is done as a person gets older and gravity begins to change the appearance of the lower half of the face and neck. Occasionally a younger person, who has suffered significant facial scarring following acne will also benefit from the skin tightening and smoothing effects of a facelift.

Facelift | Neck Lift The Consultation

How To Prepare For A Facelift

Initially, you’ll talk to Dr. Laliberte about a facelift. The visit will likely include:

  • Medical history and exam. Prepare to answer questions about past and current medical conditions, previous surgeries, previous plastic surgeries, any complications from previous surgeries, history of smoking, and drug or alcohol use. Dr. Laliberte will do a physical exam, may request recent records from your doctor, or order a consultation with a specialist if there are any concerns about your ability to undergo surgery.
  • Medication review. Provide the names and dosages of all medications you regularly take, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal medications, vitamins and other dietary supplements.
  • Facial exam. Your plastic surgeon will take photos of your face from different angles and close-up photos of some features. The surgeon will also examine your bone structure, shape of your face, fat distribution and quality of your skin to determine your best options for facelift surgery.
  • Expectations. Your surgeon will ask questions about your expectations for the outcomes of a facelift. He or she will help you understand how a facelift will likely change your appearance and what a facelift doesn’t address, such as fine wrinkles or naturally occurring asymmetry in your face.

Before A Face-Lift:

  • Follow medication directions. You’ll receive instructions about what medications to stop taking and when to stop. For example, you’ll likely be asked to discontinue any blood-thinning medication or supplement at least two weeks before surgery. Talk to your doctor about what medications are safe to take or whether the dosage should be adjusted.
  • Wash your face and hair. You’ll likely be asked to wash your hair and face with germicidal soap the morning of the surgery.
  • Avoid eating. You’ll be asked to avoid eating anything after midnight the night before your face-lift. You will be able to drink water and take medications that have been approved by your surgeon.
  • Arrange for help during recovery. If your facelift is done as an outpatient procedure, make plans for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you the first night after surgery.

Facelift | Neck Lift The Procedure

The Facelift Procedure

The procedure is typically done using sedation and local anesthesia, which numbs only part of your body. In other cases, general anesthesia may be is recommended.

During The Procedure

In general, a face-lift involves elevating the skin and tightening the underlying tissues and muscles. Fat in the face and neck may be sculpted, removed or redistributed. Facial skin is then re-draped over the newly repositioned contours of the face, excess skin is removed, and the wound is stitched or taped closed.

The incisions for the procedure depend on the techniques that will be used and the patient’s preferences. Options include:

  • A traditional facelift incision
  • A limited incision
  • Neck lift incision

A facelift generally takes two to four hours but might take longer if other cosmetic procedures are done at the same time.

After The Procedure

After a face-lift, you may experience:

  • Mild to moderate pain
  • Drainage from the incisions
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness

Your incisions will likely be covered with bandages that provide gentle pressure to minimize swelling and bruising. A small tube might be placed under the skin behind one or both of your ears to drain any excess blood or fluid.

In the first few days after surgery:

  • Rest with your head elevated
  • Take pain medication as recommended
  • Apply cool packs to the face to ease pain and reduce swelling as directed by Dr. Laliberte.

Facelift | Neck Lift Recovery & Results

Let your discomfort be your guide. You can resume normal activities by the end of 2 weeks. It will take 4 weeks to get back to significant aerobic or physical activity.

Following surgery, you can begin applying a thick layer of scar gel or vitamin E ointment twice a day until the scars appear flat and white without redness.

Facelift and Necklift Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Younger Will I Look After A Facelift?

Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after surgery, according to a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Additionally, a recently study showed a portfolio of photographs of a group of patients before and after a facelift – and on average the facelift patients were judged to be nine years younger! Each patient’s procedure and results are tailored to their situation, therefore, it is common to expect a degree of varying results.

What Is The Best Age To Have A Facelift or Neck Lift?

What matters is appearance and not age. It is a question of how much a person is bothered by something that can be fixed with a facelift. In general, this process begins in the early forties, with the most common age for a facelift being in the mid-fifties. The oldest age is limited only by the health of a patient.

How Long Does A Facelift Last?

A face-lift can give your face and neck a more youthful appearance. Face-lift results are not permanent. With age, the facial skin may begin to droop again. In general, a face-lift can be expected to last around 10-15 years.

Will I Have Scarring After A Facelift?

Wherever an incision is made there will be a scar. Fortunately the areas of the facelift incision heal remarkably well. When incisions follow curves around natural landmarks they are extremely difficult to notice, even when viewed close up.

Can A Facelift Treat Wrinkles On My Face?

A facelift is primarily concerned with lifting than it is about removing wrinkles. By elevating and tightening, the wrinkles on the cheeks will be a little more stretched flat and will look better. But it will not effect anything in the chin and upper lip area. A facelift does not actually make any change in the skin itself.

Will A Facelift Tighten My Neck?

A facelift reshapes the lower half of the face by removing excess facial skin, tightenining loose, hanging skin around the jaw line, also known as “jowls.” It can also remove deep creases around the mouth and nose, and excess, hanging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck.

Do You Get Better Facelift Results Earlier In The Aging Process?

Some studies have shown that the results of a facelift last longer when the facelift is done at a younger age. Nonetheless, a facelift is not done for prevention of aging changes; it is done as problematic changes get noticed.

Meet Dr. Michael C. Laliberte


Canadian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Laliberte, Radiance Plastic Surgery’s Royal College-certified plastic surgeon has quickly established himself among the finest Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery specialists throughout western Canada.

With extensive training and years of specialized experience, Dr. Laliberte has built an outstanding team of healthcare professionals and clinical staff to ensure an exceptional in-patient experience and seamless delivery of service and post-operative care.

Having operated alongside word-class surgeons throughout North and South America, Dr. Laliberte brings to the Canadian Rockies a practice that encompasses the breadth of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Michael Laliberte has extensively trained in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive surgery. After completing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Laliberte specialized in Plastic Surgery at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Laliberte and the team at Radiance Plastic Surgery are best known in Alberta, and throughout Canada for exceptional surgical outcomes and compassionate care. Our goal is simple: to support you in achieving your cosmetic goals and restoring your confidence.

A Cosmetic Experience Designed To Help You Rejuvenate Your Confidence

The secret is out. We’ve built a state-of-the-art clinic and private surgical centre servicing patients from Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and across Canada.

You’ll find us in the Canmore Crossing Complex. We are excited to welcome you to our new clinic and private surgical centre.

“Location shouldn’t limit your choices when it comes to finding the best plastic surgeon for your needs”

Our Canadian Rockies plastic surgery practice has quickly established a strong reputation as one of the leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgery centres throughout Alberta, and Canada.

We encourage women and men considering plastic surgery to view our gallery of before-and-after photos and read patient-written reviews, so they can rest assured they will be in good hands at our practice.

  • I recently had surgery with Dr. Laliberte. Both him and his staff did a wonderful job and I am extremely happy with my results. He made me feel very comfortable throughout my visits and took the time to answer all my questions. He is a doctor I would highly recommend to anyone who is thinking of seeing him.

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  • “Recently had surgery. My experience with Dr. Michael Laliberte was fantastic! Amazingly skilled, friendly medical professional and a great guy! Thank you!”

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  • I had my hand reattached above the wrist after an industrial accident and have never met such a dedicated and friendlier individual. He must work 20 hours a day. Sask will miss his talents.

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  • I trusted Dr. Laliberte from the moment I met him. He reassured me that he would make my broken and rotated finger perfect again, and he absolutely did! As someone who is incredibly hesitant and uncomfortable in hospitals, Dr. Laliberte and his team showed me a smooth and comfortable experience. I was so impressed by him and his detailed and kind approach. He is incredibly knowledgeable and clearly passionate about his work. I highly recommend him!

  • Dr. Laliberte was amazing! He fixed my finger. He was very realistic & down to earth. He made me feel comfortable. He answered all my questions. 5 stars all the way !!

  • Dr. Laliberte performed a breast reduction on me and I’m so thrilled with the results. He was fantastic in every way. He made my breasts significantly smaller and gave them a beautiful shape and lift. I would highly recommend Dr. Laliberte!

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  • I just got a breast reduction 4 days ago and I am already so happy with the results. Dr. Laliberte was so helpful and so kind to myself and my mom during this transformation. He sat down and explained exactly what he was doing and what to expect after. He's answered all my questions I have had so far. I would recommend him to anyone! He is an amazing man and an even better surgeon!

  • Dr. Laliberte did a breast reduction for me, and I am very pleased with the result. Very compassionate, great bedside manner, and great staff. I felt very relaxed and comfortable talking to him, and felt like he cared. I'm very pleased with the outcome of my surgery and would recommend anyone to him!

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  • I really cannot say enough great things about this Doctor. Dr. Laliberte did a breast reduction surgery for me and I am beyond satisfied with not only the end result but the entire process. Dr. Laliberte is very easy to talk to....very down to earth....he is happy to answer all questions and he never makes you feel like you are wasting his time. His "bedside manner" is beyond excellent and his surgical skills are outstanding!

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  • Dr. Laliberte did an amazing job of my augmentation. Very polite and knowledgeable. Took extra care in detail and made sure I was happy with the outcome. The team of nurses were also very kind and polite and made sure I was comfortable and understood what was going to happen and what I would feel. Highly recommended Dr. Laliberte.

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