All About Face Lifts
As people age, their facial skin begins to lose the elasticity and tone that it once had. Facelifts can be used to reduce the appearance of ageing by making to make skin appear smoother, younger and refreshed Excess fat can be removed or repositioned and facial muscles can be tightened to help improve their tone under the skin.
After a thorough assessment is made during the consultation a copy for the estimation can be given.
Facelifts are performed by removing sagging skin around the neck and face and are performed under general anaesthesia and normally take between four and six hours. An overnight stay at the hospital is also required.
The procedure involves an incision being made in or behind the hairline, tracing from the front of the ear, between each ear and the cheek, ending behind the ear and hairline.
The skin is separated very carefully from the muscle and fat layers, and muscles and tissues are then tightened. Excess fat is removed via liposuction or by being trimmed. Sometimes, excess fat from the front of the neck is also removed during the facelift, via a small incision below the chin. The facial skin is then pulled back toward the incisions, and the remaining excess skin is removed.
What are the risks?
All procedures involve an element of risk, however, most people undergoing a facelift will not experience complications. The general risks of all procedures involve wound infection, which can be treated by antibiotics, nausea and pain or discomfort from the incisions made during the surgery. You may experience minor bruising, swelling or numbness around areas of your face as you heal from your procedure. You may also may sustain facial nerve injury.
If you are concerned about possible complications, be sure to discuss them with your surgeon.
Where can I get the procedure done?
Our surgeons are available from the following hospitals for this procedure:
- East Sydney Private Hospital (Woolloomooloo, NSW)
- Macquarie University Hospital (Macquarie University, NSW)
- Kareena Private Hospital (Caringbah, NSW)