Transformative Facelift Surgery by Drs. Matthew and Mark McRae

Masters of Facial Aesthetic Excellence in Hamilton, Burlington, and Toronto


Drs. Mark and Matthew McRae are esteemed for performing a high volume of facelift surgeries, having honed their expertise under global authorities in the field. With a practice rooted in Hamilton and Burlington, now extending to Toronto, they offer enhancing facelifts tailored to your unique contours, ensuring a result that is both naturally youthful and meticulously crafted to your anatomy. Embrace a refreshed appearance that is you, rejuvenated.

Visual Testaments of Precision

Before & After - A Journey of Transformation


Drs. Matthew and Mark McRae’s facelift transformations speak louder than words, showcasing the ability to harmonize clinical precision with aesthetic vision. We invite you to view these photos generously permitted on this site by our patients, each reflecting a part of their health journey and renewed confidence.

The Science and Art of the Modern Facelift

Personalized Techniques for Unparalleled Results


Drs. Matthew and Mark McRae’s approach to facelift surgery represents medical innovation combined with artistry. Utilizing modern techniques that sculpt the different layers of the face, they enhance your features to a youthful state.. This is facelift surgery redefined – tailored to your facial structure, crafted to your desired outcome.


Frequently Asked Questions


Explore our selection of popular procedures, each designed to meet specific aesthetic or reconstructive needs. From enhancing your appearance to restoring form and function. 


A facelift, medically known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to create a more youthful appearance by improving major signs of aging in the lower two-thirds of the face and jawline.

Ideal candidates are those who are physically healthy, non-smokers, with well controlled blood pressure, not on blood thinner medications, with realistic expectations and a goal of achieving a refreshed, less tired appearance.
Dr. McRae customizes each procedure to the individual’s unique facial structure, aging process, and desired outcome, employing techniques that may include repositioning of facial tissues. The incorporation of complementary procedures like facial fat grafting and skin rejuvenating peels exemplifies their commitment to cutting-edge care.

A mini facelift involves shorter scars and less downtime, suitable for patients with moderate signs of aging, while a facelift offers comprehensive improvements for typical facial aging symptoms.


Patients can expect to see improvement in sagging skin, elimination of loose jowls, more defined jawline, softened wrinkles, and a reduction of folds, particularly from the nose to the mouth.


SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) techniques are critical as they involve repositioning the layers beneath the skin, including the superficial fat pads, which are vital for facial aesthetics and expression. SMAS layer modifications require careful attention to identify and protect facial nerves.


Incisions are discreetly made in natural skin creases, in front of and behind the ear, and sometimes under the chin to minimize visible scarring.


The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, determined by patient preference and the expected duration of the surgery.


Typically, facelift surgery lasts between 2.5 to 4 hours. Dr. McRae aims to keep surgical times under 5 hours to reduce potential complications and aid in more rapid recovery.


Yes, additional procedures such as eyelid lifts can be performed simultaneously, provided the total surgery time does not exceed the 5-hour limit for safety.


Dr. McRae employs an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Protocol, which includes a multi-pronged approach for medication, hygiene, and patient care to minimize risks and promote smooth, fast recovery.


Initial recovery usually involves some swelling and discomfort with most patients returning to normal light daily activities within 2 weeks. Final results, including scar maturation and resolution of swelling, can take up to a year.


While rare, potential complications can include bleeding, scarring, skin loss, nerve injury, and pain syndromes. Risk factors and prevention strategies are discussed during the consultation.


They believe in a minimalist approach that yields the maximum results, focusing on the least number of interventions to achieve the desired aesthetic goal.

Your Path to Timeless Elegance Awaits


Embark on a transformative journey with Drs. Matthew and Mark McRae, where your desire for renewal is met with facial surgical expertise. With meticulous attention to detail and a personalized approach, they ensure your facelift is a success. Ready to take the first step? Contact us to schedule your consultation and discover what’s possible.