Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery on the Gold Coast
A facelift smooths loose skin on your face and neck, tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat. Your bone structure, heredity and skin texture all play a role in how many ‘years’ a facelift can ‘remove’ and, to some extent, influence how long it will last.
There are many variations to the facelift procedure and placement of incisions. The goal of every facelift technique is to keep the incisions hidden as much as possible. Following surgery, scars will be concealed by your hair or with makeup.
Your facial skin is lifted from its underlying tissue and the excess is trimmed off. The deeper tissues are also repositioned to restore a more youthful contour to your face. If necessary, a small incision beneath your chin permits the removal of fat and smoothing of the cord-like structures in your neck.
When facial sagging in the cheek area is pronounced, a procedure called a mid-facelift may be performed. Incisions are often made inside the lower eyelid or may be placed in another area that provides superior access to the central cheek region.
After facelift surgery, you will experience temporary skin discolouration and some tightness or numbness in your face and neck. Since your skin will remain somewhat sensitive for a few months, protection from the sun including daily use of a sun block is essential. You can wear cosmetics a few days following surgery and patients often are back to work within two weeks.
REDEFINING FACIAL FEATURES WITH A FACELIFT
Achieving harmony of your facial features is one of the most important goals of aesthetic plastic surgery.
Facial aesthetic surgery can help you shape your nose, reduce prominent ears, increase the projection of your chin and create a more pleasing contour in your cheek areas. Sometimes enhancing a single facial feature brings your whole face in balance, enhancing your overall appearance and increasing your self-confidence. Looking your best can give you an important ‘edge’ in both your personal and professional life.