A facelift is a powerful surgical tool to rejuvenate the face and restore the effects of ageing and gravity resulting in a more youthful, vibrant and refreshed appearance
Dr Scott Turner MBBS(Hon), BSc, MS, FRACS(Plast)
A face and neck lift procedure remains the ‘gold standard’ in facial rejuvenation to reverse the signs of ageing and restore a youthful appearance. Dr Turner takes great care to ensure the effects of your face lift give a natural and proportional rejuvenation, and does not betray the fact that you have had plastic surgery.
We often combine other facial procedures such as a fat grafting, brow lift or blepharoplasty during a face & neck lift procedure to restore the natural balance and proportions to the face. To complement your new face we frequently combine advanced non-surgical techniques such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and skin resurfacing to enhance the skin texture, tone and restore a youthful glow.
|In/Out patient:||Day Surgery or Inpatient|
|Length of surgery:||3-5 hours|
|Recovery:||Most patients are back to work in approximately 10 – 14 days when swelling and bruising resolves. We advise our patients to avoid strenuous activity for 1 month.|
|Results:||Final results are seen within 6 months, and the duration of those results vary from one person to another due to the quality of their skin, ageing and weight changes.|
What can a Face Lift do for me?
Face and neck lift surgery requires both knowledge and expertise to combine the multitude of surgical techniques to give a natural and balanced result, this is something that Dr Turner is passionate about.
Some of the many benefits of face / neck lift surgery include:
• Reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck
• Tighten loose sagging skin
• Elevate the corners of a drooping mouth
• Correct jowling and define the jaw line
• Elevate the sagging cheeks and restore natural volume
• Improve facial contours
• Soften wrinkles, folds and creases
• Give a more youthful and refreshed look
• Remove excess fat in the neck
• Improve the appearance of neck ‘bands’ or ‘cords’
Am I Suitable?
There is no specific age that is best for a facelift – we all age differently according to our individual genetics and environmental experiences such as sun exposure, skin care and smoking.
Facelifts can be performed from early 40′s to late 70′s. Benefits usually last longer when a facelift is performed on a younger person. For older people, whilst perhaps a more dramatic change is noted, deep furrows and wrinkles have already made their permanent mark and may need to be accepted by the patient if they cannot be totally removed by facelift surgery.
You need to be in good general health, and a non-smoker (at least six weeks) to qualify for surgery.
Your Facelift Consultation
Firstly, you are fully informed of the normal surgery process, plus possible complications. After a thorough history and discussion about your desires / goals, Dr Scott Turner will examine you to assess you are a good surgical candidate. This will focus on your face and neck, including skin quality, underlying bone structure, muscle activity and fat composition. Routine pre-op photographs are taken.
No two faces or facelift procedures are the same. Above all, as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Turner can give you the time, individual attention and detailed assessment to ascertain the correct combination of procedures to ensure you the best result. He will discuss all of your options with you, from non-surgical techniques to improve your facial appearance, to mini-facelift techniques through to full face lifts for the maximum benefit.
Once your initial face lift consultation is completed, you’ll receive a quote from our friendly practice manager including your costs for your surgery, anaesthetic and hospital stay. Deposit details will also be provided so that you can confirm your surgery date once you’re ready to proceed. Once confirmed, you’ll receive a consent form and hospital admission paperwork to complete and will be guided and supported in the lead-up to your procedure date.