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Facelift Procedures in Melbourne Victoria

The face is often one of the first areas of the body to show signs of ageing. Sun exposure, smoking, and heredity can all contribute to premature wrinkles and saggy, drooping skin. To eliminate wrinkles and restore more youthful skin and well-defined facial and neck contours, Mr. Richard Maxwell performs facelift, necklift, and browlift procedures. These procedures are safe and highly effective, allowing you to turn back the hands of time and emerge with a refreshed, younger appearance. Patients often ask what is the ‘right time’ to have a facelift. The answer is that whilst the majority of candidates are aged between 40 and 65, there is really no limit to the age at which the procedure may be performed.

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Facelift Types and Options

The facelift procedure addresses skin excess in the cheek, jowl and upper neck regions. There are several different types of facelift in addition to the traditional full facelift. Mr. Maxwell customises the procedure according to each patient’s individual needs. A facelift is usually performed alongside a necklift and is often combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and/or a browlift. Correction of naso-labial creases and other age lines and wrinkles with fillers may also be performed. Buccal fat pad excision is a very satisfactory procedure for individuals who are self-conscious about having round faces.

When it comes to performing a facelift, there are plenty of ways that a surgeon can go about it. It really depends on the needs of  the patient and the best way to meet these needs. When you visit with  Melbourne, Victoria plastic surgeon  Mr. Richard Maxwell, he will assess your situation in great detail to determine the best way to go about performing your facelift. No two patients are alike, and so no two facelifts can really be performed in the exact same way.

The thing about the facelift surgery is that it can be adapted to a patient’s needs. If you have deep forehead furrows, jowls, a problematic neckline, or wrinkles and sagging in the cheek area, the surgical technique can be adapted to your needs. We’d like to briefly cover some of the various facial lift surgeries that can be performed. These options can all be covered in more detail during a consultation with Mr. Maxwell.

The first  Melbourne, Victoria facelift  technique we should cover is the traditional facelift. This surgery targets the middle portion of the face. The surgery will involve incisions, one of which is hidden in the hairline near the temples. These incisions will allow Mr. Maxwell to adjust underlying facial structures and tighten your facial skin and features.

The next facelift technique we’d like to examine is the upper facelift, which is also known as a brow lift. The brow lift targets the forehead and helps remove furrows in the brow and deep lines. During this surgery, an incision is made along the scalp area to adjust and enhance the appearance of the forehead. Over the years, less invasive forms of brow lift surgery have emerged that involve smaller incisions.

Finally, there is the lower facelift, which can target the neckline area. This is particularly good to consider if you have excess skin the in neck or drooping jowls. Incisions for this facelift technique tend to be made behind a patient’s ears and under a patient’s chin. As with the other facelift options, these incisions allow Mr. Maxwell to adjust the overall contours of your face.

For more information about facial plastic surgery, be sure to contact Melbourne, Victoria plastic surgeon Mr. Richard Maxwell  for a personal consultation.

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Surgical Technique

The traditional facelift procedure involves an incision hidden in the hair of the temple and on the back of the neck. The only visible part of the incision is in front of the ear which heals extremely well and is very hard to see. After the skin has been elevated from the underlying facial tissues, the fibrous SMAS layer between the skin and facial muscles is tightened to help produce a lasting result. Excess fat is removed from under the chin and the malar fat pad is elevated back to its normal position. The skin is then ‘re-draped’ and the excess excised. A drain tube is inserted on each side and the wounds closed. The drains are removed after 2 days and the patient is discharged home. A facial support garment is worn day and night for 2 weeks.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your facial skin, a facelift produces results that are smooth, firm, and youthful-looking.

Contact our plastic surgery practice in Melbourne, Victoria to schedule a consultation.

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