Facelift – Sydney, Canberra & Adelaide
Considering a Face Lift? Speak to the staff at Cosmos Clinic for a caring and understanding approach…
What is a Face Lift?
A Face Lift removes the tired heavy appearance of the face by lifting and smoothing out the sagging jowls and neck, re-defining the contour of the neck and jaw line.
There are several factors which influence aging of the face. A major factor is gravity which is a constant factor, its effect being to pull the facial tissues downwards causing sagging of the facial structures which accentuates the crease line running from the nostrils to the sides of the mouth. The effect is also seen on the jaw line and underneath the chin. As we age, we tend to lose some of the facial fat, and this in combination with decreased skin elasticity leads to sagging of the face. This can be made worse by excess exposure to ultraviolet light. It is well known that people who live in tropical climates have a prematurely aged skin. The facelift procedure is most sought after within the over fifties age group.
What is involved in a Face Lift?
The facelift has always been regarded as a major surgical procedure but recent advances in technique both surgical and anaesthetic have made it a much safer and comfortable experience. It is important to remember however, that although a facelift can wind the clock back by reversing the effects of gravity, it will not erase loss of volume and permanent creases, particularly around the lips. Further procedures like laser resurfacing or chemical peels can improve those lines and can be carried out in conjunction with a facelift. Dermal fillers may also be used in conjuction with a facelift to help fill hollow areas of the face.
Over the years the classical (skin only) Face Lift operation has undergone a number of modifications aimed at improving the overall results. Some of these modifications include the deep (S.M.A.S.) lift. Each of these modifications can be tailor-made to suit individual needs. It is possible to undergo correction of eye bags (blepharoplasty) as well as other procedures at the same time as the facelift. Free fat transfer from other parts of the body is sometimes used to restore the lost volumes of the central part of the face.
Is a Facelift without a large scar an option?
The Laser face lift is a new minimally-invasive procedure which tightens and tones the skin in under an hour. At a fraction of the cost of a traditional Face Lift, this new Laser lipo facelift procedure provides Face Lift equivalent results with minimal downtime. After numbing the treated area with a numbing solution a fine laser fibre is placed under your skin. The heat from the laser fibre melts the fat and tightens the skin resulting in a more defined jaw line with no saggy jowl.
What is a liquid facelift?
A liquid facelift involves the injection of dermal fillers into the face to help restore volume to the aging face. As the fat pads move south the top part of the face will need to be revolumised with fillers.
Face Lift Initial Consultation
At your face lift consultation you should provide your surgeon with a general medical history, together with details of any previous facial surgery. Slight differences in facial symmetry are normal and will have been pointed out as they often go unnoticed by the patient. By gently lifting the facial skin, the surgeon is able to assess what could be expected post operatively.
Face Lift Cost
Initial consultation costs $120 and can be performed at either of our Cosmetic Clinics in Sydney or Canberra.