Facelift Sydney

Face Lift / Super S Lift Surgery

 

Spring Prices $9500 All inclusive

 

As we age, we encounter the following problems

  • Loss of facial fat – leading to hollowness, loss of smooth plumped look
  • Loss of muscle tone and Thinning of skin – gives a droopy/tired/aging face
  • Sagging jowls
  • Droopy eyelids, excess skin both upper and lower eyelids, ‘eye bags’ under the eyes
  • Nose may lengthen somewhat
  • Wrinkles in areas such as crows feet, forehead and between the eyes.
  • Pigmentation changes due to Sun Exposure
  • Number of blotches and dark spots increase

Smoking and excess sun exposure will accelerate the development of an aging face.

Apart from smoking and excess sun exposure, most of the factors are unavoidable. This is just how human age.

Facial rejuvenation can improve your self esteem and confidence. This does not need to be surgical. There are nonsurgical facelift with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. The advantage of this is the downtime is minimal. The results can last between 1-5 years depending on the filler you choose.

Dr Chan will perform a thorough face consultation/assessment and will recommend to you whether you will need a non-surgical or surgical facial rejuvenation.

What is a Facelift?
A facelift is simply a procedure, whether its nonsurgical or surgical, to rejuvenate your face.
Dr Chan’s philosophy is to create a natural facelift that is not exaggerated which you see so often in the media and some celebrities. The end effects I want to achieve is, when meeting friends, for them to say “wow there is something different about you, you looked so refreshed and young, what is your secret?” Yet the results are so natural that your friends can not tell you had surgery.

What Techniques are Available?
Source: http://www.vibrantnation.com/fashion-beauty/cosmetic-surgery/6-basic-facelift-techniques-what-women-50-need-to-know

Methods and technologies for facelifts continue to evolve. These are the most commonly used today:

  1. SMAS Lift – Excess skin is removed and redraped, the skin and the SMAS, or underlying muscle layer, are elevated and tightened, and fatty tissue under the neck may be suctioned.
  2. Extended SMAS lift – Excess skin is removed and redraped, underlying muscle layer is freed from the cheek ligaments, and more tension is placed on the muscle layer instead of the skin flap.
  3. Subperiosteal lift – This lift can be done with the aid of an endoscope and/or via an incision running horizontally across the scalp with or without incisions placed inside the mouth used to free the fat, muscle, and skin layers off the bone so that they can be pulled up and tightened.
  4. Deep plane facelift – This lift is a total facial rejuvenation, including the upper and lower eyelids, usually an open brow lift, face, and neck; the facial tissues, fat, muscles, and skin are lifted in one continuous section. Deep face-lifts tend to be more invasive than conventional methods and may produce more prolonged swelling.
  5. Mid facelift – This lift is also referred to as a “cheek lift” because it addresses the triangular shaped section of the middle of the face. This technique does not usually improve the neck or lower face and may be combined with a neck lift procedure.
  6. Temporal fift (Lateral lift, Lateral brow lift) – This is a more lateral diagonal lift that can produce a youthful swept look to the outer arch of the eyebrow. It can relieve folds and small wrinkles in the forehead, the glabella (between the eyebrows), and the eyes. The temporal lift can also be used to lift the cheek skin and fat to restore a more chiseled look to the cheekbones where fat and loose skin have descended with age. The procedure may be performed open (with a vertical incision in the hairline) or endoscopically (with a small incision using an endoscope to lift the tissues under the skin).
  7. S lift – This lift is ideal for jowl areas only, however it does not address the mid or upper face.

Am I suitable for surgery?
You will need to have a thorough face consultation with Dr Chan to determine whether your should have nonsurgical or surgical facial rejuvenation.

Is the surgery done under sedation/local anesthetic or general anesthetic?
I will be entirely guided by you, most facelifts are done via the sedation/local method with an anesthetist
or performed under general anesthesia with an anesthetist.

Risks of the surgery?
This will be discussed in length at your consultation.

How long does the operation take and do I wear garments after surgery?
The Operation can take anywhere between 1-2 hours depending on the complexity of the operation and whether its combined with any other surgery for example eyelid surgery.

When Can I go Home?
This is a day surgery procedure only and you will require a support person. You will go home typically 2-4 hours after surgery. Early mobility is encouraged but limit yourself of not doing any strenuous activity.
Rest well and avoid any activity that might increase your blood pressure to avoid bleeding
Make Sure you take all the prescribed medications. Keep up your fluid intake, its recommended that you drink 2L of liquid, this includes coffee, tea, milk, water, basically any fluid.

Support Person
You must have a support person with you for 24 hours after surgery. They can monitor your progress and any concerns should be addressed to Dr Chan.

Time off Work and When can I resume normal activities?
2 weeks off week as there will be bruising and swelling. During this time your should rest at home and facilitate healing. Avoid heavy lifting, house work, exercise, no long trip, swimming or strenuous activities
As a general guide to exercise, you can light walk at 2 weeks, brisk walk 4 weeks and back to your normal exercise after 6 weeks.

Driving
You must not drive whilst you are under the influence of the anaesthetic and pain killers.

Sex
2 weeks after surgery, however if you are still in pain or sore, postpone sexual activities until you are comfortable.

Recovery
Bruising if any and swelling will typically go away within 2 weeks.
Final results can take up to 4-6 weeks and sometime longer in small number of individuals. This will all depend on your own healing.

When do I see Dr Chan again?
The day after surgery to check wound and look for signs of bleeding and haematoma. New dressing and bandage will be applied.

5-7 days to remove half of the stitches
14 days to remove remainder of the stitches
then 3 months and 12 months