Face Lift Melbourne

Face Lift (Facial Rejuvenation)

As we age, the skin and soft tissues of our face and neck lose elasticity and volume, and with bony resorption, this can cause our features and facial appearance to change.

A face lift, known as a rhytidectomy or meloplasty, removes excess or loose skin from the middle and lower face and tightens the underlying tissues. It treats the cheeks, jowls and jawline, and may be combined with other procedures, such as a neck lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, fat grafting, or skin resurfacing, to give a balanced and harmonious facial appearance.

The facelift procedure takes approximately 4 hours and is performed under general or light sedation anaesthesia. It may be performed as a day case, but typically you will have an overnight stay. Whilst there are many variations in technique, incisions are hidden in the natural contours at the side of the face in the hairline, behind the ear, and beneath the chin. Through these, the skin is elevated and the underlying muscle is tightened and re-suspended, prior to any excess skin or fat being removed. Non-surgical options, such ultrasound or radiofrequency (RF) therapy, can also help improve facial appearance and contour following your procedure.

After your face lift , your face will appear fresher and firmer. The procedure restores a smoother, more pleasing contour to the face and neck, and patient satisfaction is often reported for many years thereafter. Significant complications from face lift surgery are infrequent and, in many instances, you are able to return to work and resume most regular activities within a couple of weeks.

The results and longevity of a face lift can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the individual outcome desired, as well as the degree of skin laxity, ageing, and sun damage. Ideal candidates for face lift procedures and facial rejuvenation are fit, do not smoke, are not taking blood-thinning medication, and have realistic expectations. After face lift and facial rejuvenation procedures, a period of psychological adjustment is common as you settle into your new and improved appearance.

Following your face lift, it is important to maintain the results you have achieved. This maintenance will include living a healthy lifestyle and not smoking, as well as regular skin care and sun protection with a high SPF. For optimal results, peels, regular muscle-relaxing injections and fillers may be recommended.

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To schedule a consultation with Dr Jeremy Richardson regarding facelift and facial rejuvenation procedures, contact us today on (03) 9486 6721.

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