Facial Rejuvenation Sydney NSW

Facial Rejuvenation Sydney by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Turner

Facial rejuvenation surgery has undergone dramatic advancements over the past decade and now encompasses a wide spectrum of treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, which work together to reverse the signs of ageing and give results that look natural and beautiful rather than change your appearance or give you a ‘had work done’ look.

Different Types of Facial Rejuvenation Surgery

As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and expert in Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Dr Scott Turner offers a wide variety of facial enhancement and facelift rejuvenation treatments including

Facial Rejuvenation

Wrinkles, fine lines, eye bags, sagging jowls, and other visible signs of aging are inevitable. Other factors such as prolonged sun exposure, genetics, medications, smoking, and repeated facial expressions can also play a part in the development of your skin and facial imperfections. If you want to achieve smoother, radiant, and younger-looking skin on your face, facial rejuvenation might be right for you.

Dr Turner’s approach is to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you that will best address your desires from quick non-surgical procedures with minimal downtime to surgical procedures that can provide dramatic improvements and proven longevity.

The aim of facial enhancement is to revitalise, refine and beautify, not to exaggerate your face. This requires a thorough understanding of facial harmony and aesthetic proportions to achieve the right balance of treatment/s, both surgical and non-surgical. If wrong decisions are made and inappropriate procedures are undertaken then facial harmony can be destroyed creating unnatural results.

What is Facial Surgery?

This is a group of surgical procedures that provides facial rejuvenation by removing excess skin or fat and by tightening the skin on your face, eyes, nose, forehead, neck, jaw, and lip area.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Surgery?

During your consultation with one of our renowned surgeons, he or she will assess your health history, current medications, body type, and aesthetic goals to determine if face surgery is right for you. In general, you are allowed to have a face contouring procedure if:

  • You are bothered by the visible signs of aging on your face.
  • You are not taking any medications that can significantly increase your risk of bleeding.
  • You are willing to adhere to pre and post-surgical instructions.
  • You don’t have a bleeding or clotting disorder.
  • You don’t have any chronic debilitating disease.
  • You don’t smoke.
  • You have a positive outlook in life.
  • You have realistic treatment goals.
  • You have wrinkles, fine lines, eye bags, sagging jowls, and other visible signs of aging.

What are the Benefits of Facial Surgery?

Undergoing a facial contouring procedure can give you the following benefits:

  • Improved breathing
  • Improved outlook on life
  • Improved visual function
  • Smoother, radiant, rejuvenated facial skin

The following are the most common facial plastic surgery procedures:

  • Eyelid surgery: Removes folds and bags under your eyes by removing excess skin and fat.
  • Facelift: Tightens the facial skin by removing excess skin and tissue and using sutures to reshape your face.
  • Neck lift: Removes loose skin and fatty deposits on your neck to achieve a rejuvenated appearance.
  • Nose Surgery or Rhinoplasty – to help improve the look or function of your nose

Recovery after Facial Surgery

Your recovery time will greatly depend on the type and extent of your face contouring procedure as well as your desired cosmetic goals. It is important to keep in mind that the recovery period may vary from patient to patient. In general, you normally experience pain and soreness on your face following your procedure. Any discomfort that you may feel can be managed by mild pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. If you are stable, your surgeon will allow you to go home and will provide you with instructions regarding how to care for your surgical wounds, medications to take at home, and when to return for follow-up. You will also be advised to refrain from strenuous activities to prevent tension on your suture lines.

What are the Risks of Facial Surgery?

Like other surgical procedures, face surgery also has its risks. When recovering at home, it is important to watch out for the following signs and symptoms associated with your procedure:

  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia such as skin rashes and difficulty breathing
  • Changes in your facial sensation
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Facial weakness
  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Increasing pain in your face
  • Numbness in one or both sides of your face
  • Pus draining from your wound
  • Severe swelling
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin loss
  • Sutures that protrude through the skin
  • Unwanted scarring
  • Wound dehiscence

Facial Surgery Glossary

  • Anesthesia – Drugs used during a surgical procedure to relieve pain and other discomforts.
  • Anti-inflammatories – Medications that suppress inflammation.
  • Hematoma – Visible pooling of blood under your skin.
  • Hemorrhage – Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Jowls – Sagging skin that is located on your jawline.
  • Wound dehiscence – Partial or total separation of wound edges after it has been sutured.

Face Surgery FAQs – Questions about Facial Surgery & Neck Surgery

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For more general information visit the Smart Beauty Guide Face Rejuvenation page

How to find the Best Face Surgeon in Sydney or Newcastle

For many patients, having cosmetic plastic surgery is a life-changing experience. There are many qualified specialist plastic surgeons, but it is always best to find one who is experienced in your procedure.

Always find a reputable medical practitioner who can offer you a range of options and give you the best advice. Avoid choosing an undertrained doctor or so-called “cosmetic surgeon”.

See our blog on the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon and how to find the best surgeon.

Look at their past patient photos, read their online reviews and find a surgeon you feel very comfortable with.

Why Choose Dr Turner Plastic Surgeon?

Dr Scott Turner is a highly experienced, fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon with current FRACS and ASPS memberships. He has spent a lifetime accumulating experience and qualifications in Breast, Body and Face Surgery.

You can fly overseas to find a cheaper surgeon in another country but not all Surgeons have the same experience or intensive training and testing qualifications.

Be sure you learn the differences between a Plastic Surgeon, a General Surgeon, a Dermatologist, a ‘Cosmetic Surgeon’ or other types of Doctors that may perform your surgery.

Choosing a Specialist Plastic Surgeon means you are choosing an accredited recognised plastic surgeon who performs surgery in an accredited hospital.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

  • Enquire to find out more about your surgery
  • Please read our website to learn more about your intended procedure

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A GP Referral is required to Consult with Dr Turner (under new AHPRA Regulations)
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

How to Book Your Consultation

  • You can book your initial consultation by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment


  • To find out more information about surgery you can book a FREE 15-minute phone conversation with our Friendly Patient Care team via Calendly- Book Consultant 1 or Book Consultant 2

Contact us or call on  1300 437 758  to arrange your surgeon consultation in Sydney.

Email us for more information:  enquiries@drturner.com.au