For outstanding skill and natural look results call 8599 7161 for a free private consult (normally valued at $300). If you are interested in a face lift our expert team has over 20 years experience and many before/after photo’s to view in the clinic. We have provided some general information about face lifts below to help you get a better understanding of the procedure itself. We would love you to come in for a consultation so we can determine the best form of cosmetic surgery to target your skin type and problematic area. To learn more about the cosmetic surgery costs involved with having a face lift please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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The process involved in a face lift, or Rhytidectomy, include the removal of excess skin on the face, tightening of tissues that lie under the skin and then the repositioning of the face and neck skin. Many people are concerned about where the necessary incisions are made and how they will appear after the procedure. Traditionally face lift surgery incisions are made around the ears and hairline, therefore hiding any scars in the faces natural creases but in most cases facelift scars are insignificant.
If you are considering a face lift it is important to remember that they work best on people with thin skin and good bone structure. If you want to get rid of the loose skin folds on your neck and cheek wrinkles then it may be time to consider a face lift.
If you’re concerned about nasolabial (the natural deep folds that you find running from each side of the nose to the corners of your mouth) or marionette lines (those wrinkles that are found around the mouth and chin area – often referred to as “frown lines”) then a face lift may not be the procedure for you. In these instances, Dermal Fillers may be an option. Speak to our experienced staff about what the best procedure would be for you to correct your areas of concern.
Full Face lift or Traditional Face lift
A full face lift helps address ageing concerns of the upper, mid and lower face and neck. The incision is made starting at the temple and extends in front of the ear and then on to the back of the ear. The SMAS layer is accessed and tightened to produce the desired result. The resulting excess skin is removed.
Lower Face Lift The lower face lift helps ageing concerns of the lower face and neck. It is not useful if the patient has concerns of the upper and mid face ageing. The incision is made starting in front of the ear and then on to the back of the ear. The SMAS layer is accessed and tightened to produce the desired result. The resulting excess skin is removed. It helps to address ageing concerns of the upper, mid and lower face and neck.
Neck Lift The neck lift addresses ageing neck. In reality isolated neck lift is usually combined with the lower facelift to give a superior result. The incision is made starting in front of the ear and then on to the back of the ear. The SMAS layer is accessed and tightened to produce the desired result. The resulting excess skin is removed. It targets the upper, mid and lower face and neck.
Mid Face Lift The mid face lift targets drooping mid face In reality mid face lift is usually combined with the lower eyelid surgery to give a superior result. The incision is similar to that of lower eyelid surgery. The SMAS layer is accessed and repositioned along the right vector to produce the desired result. The resulting excess skin is removed.
An S-Lift is a face lift that repositions the skin and soft tissues of the face that have been affected by the ageing process.
The main difference between an S-Lift and other types of facelifts are that the S-Lift features a significantly reduced scar burden. The scarring in the crease behind the ear and in the hairline behind the ear is largely or completely eliminated. With a growing pressure to look “beautiful”, this type of surgery is perfect for someone wanting a less invasive approach to surgery.
The incisions and ultimately the scars for a short-scar lift begin in the temporal hair area and are extended downward, in front of the ear to the earlobe. Sometimes the incision can extend behind the earlobe or slightly behind the ear.
The choice of placing the scar in the crease just in front of the ear or within the ear itself is determined by individual patient anatomy. An alternative incision is to place the incision along the temporal hairline, rather than within the temporal hair. An S-Lift addresses the lower face for those concerned about the neck and jowl area.
A local anaesthetic is injected in front or behind the ears. This numbs the lower face and decreases the chance of bleeding. A few small incisions are placed either in front or behind the ears and proceed up into the hairline. Then, the surgeon elevates and tightens the skin. The incisions are closed with fine sutures while the surplus skin is taken away.
This cosmetic surgery procedure takes around one to two hours and is normally performed under mild sedation.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.