Cosmetic medicine & surgery and clinical skin care

Dr. Benjamin Taylor provides cosmetic surgical procedures for the face and neck. Our customized treatment plans provide you with beautiful, natural-looking results. We know that looking good and feeling good go hand in hand, and with the team at Vitality, it’s more discreet and comfortable than ever to feel more youthful, rested and beautiful.

Our practice is unique in that the members of our medical team collaborate to blend treatments across our areas of expertise, providing our patients with superior outcomes, while the medical esthetic team provides supportive clinical skin treatments.

Our cosmetic surgical procedures offerings include a variety of treatments.

Facial Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

Dr. Taylor offers a number of cosmetic and facial rejuvenation procedures in our beautiful surgical suite at Vitality. All procedures are performed under local anesthetic with the patient awake and comfortable. Medications can be prescribed pre operatively to help you relax and enjoy the experience.

At Vitality we also offer Pro-Nox, a nitrous oxide delivery system (otherwise known as laughing gas). This is a safe, inhalable anesthetic that eases pain and anxiety. It works quickly and completely wears off within minutes, giving the patient a sense of control throughout the process.

Dr. Taylor meets with every patient and preforms a thorough consultation pre-operatively. This allows patients to discuss their goals and expectations. Dr. Taylor will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to meet your goals. Our objective is to provide patients with a relaxing and enjoyable experience while optimizing beautiful results, safety, and patient satisfaction.

Mole Removal

Cosmetic removal can be performed to eliminate unsightly or bothersome moles. If any concerns exist that the mole or lesion may be skin cancer, Dr. Taylor will require a referral from a primary care physician to assess and treat this issue.

Scar Revision

Facial scars can be difficult to treat despite a number of options in creams, lasers, etc. Surgery can often be performed to hide, reposition, and improve the appearance of scars.

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

Otherwise known as an eyelid lift, this procedure targets the excess skin of the upper eyelids. Dr. Taylor surgically removes the excess skin and occasionally fat, giving the eyes a refreshed and rested look. This takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Temporal/Direct Brow Lift

This procedure is performed through a small incision in the temporal hairline, and occasionally the forehead hairline. The outer portion of the eyebrow is lifted to improve the appearance of the lid/brow unit. This procedure can be performed in isolation or in conjunction with an upper lid blepharoplasty. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

External Browpexy

This is a minimally invasive procedure to raise the outer eyebrow. This is performed as an isolated procedure or in conjunction with upper lid blepharoplasty to improve the appearance of the lid/brow unit. This procedure uses a 1 cm incision just above the outer corner of each eyebrow. It has minimal downtime and can be an excellent option in the right patient. This procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Submental Liposuction

The area underneath the chin and upper neck is a common problem area to collect fatty tissue. Submental liposuction can be performed with a small incision beneath the chin, improving the appearance of the submental area, upper neck, and jawline. This procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Modified Upper Lip Lift

Using the modified deep plane upper lip lift approach Dr. Taylor shortens the philtrum (the skin between the nose and the red lip). This results in plump, pretty appearing lips and restores youthful facial harmony. This procedure also reduces or eliminates the need for upper lip filler and avoids the duck-lip appearance occasionally associated with lip filler. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Mini SMAS Facelift

A mini or short scar facelift uses an incision from the temporal tuft of the hairline to the front of the ear. Dr. Taylor identifies and dissects the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system), a fibrotic muscular layer of the face that when tightened will reduce jowling and improve the appearance of the jawline and lower face. The tightening of the SMAS will result in a more long lasting result compared to a skin-only surgery occasionally associated with a mini facelift. This procedure takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Ear Lobule Repair/Contouring

Earlobes can become stretched or elongated over time giving the ear a larger or aged appearance. Occasionally earrings or stretchers will leave the lobule with a tear or wide hole. This can be repaired to a normal size and shape that can be re-pierced after healing. This procedure takes approximately 20 minutes per side to complete.

Chin Implant

Performed through a small incision underneath the chin, a chin implant improves the profile of the face in patients with a “weak chin”. This improves facial harmony and tightens the jaw line. It can be performed in isolation or in conjunction with a mini facelift. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Dr. Benjamin Taylor


We’re proud to have Dr. Benjamin Taylor (M.D., FRCSC) provide facial cosmetic surgical procedures focused on the face and neck. Dr. Taylor has extensive experience in surgical diseases of the head and neck with a focus on skin cancer, facial reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery.

Don’t wait any longer to see how Dr. Taylor can help you look and feel renewed. Schedule a consultation at our convenient location in central Halifax today!

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To book your consultation please call 902-422-4475