As we age noticeable changes occur to our faces. We start to notice lines and wrinkles and our skin loses its collagen and elasticity. Our skin starts to loosen and begins to sag. The youthful glow that we once had starts to disappear and we lose volume and contour from our faces. All these changes become even more prominent the more we age. It’s a sad fact of life that our present lifestyles tend to make us look older than we really are and sometimes feel!
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There are a number of options available;
Traditional face lift
A Traditional Face Lift is more suited for patients with advanced signs of skin ageing and very loose or excessive skin. It is an effective method of lifting the skin and facial tissue and can achieve dramatic results.
Traditional face lift procedure & expectations
A surgical incision is made in front of and behind the ears and hairline to remove loose and excess skin which achieves a lifting and tightening of the facial features. It is a procedure that may leave some scarring around the ears and hairline and it has a slightly longer recovery time.
Full Face Makeover
A full face makeover involves a combination of facial surgeries or treatments tailored to individual needs. Our Surgeons can advise you which combination of procedures would be the most suitable for you.
This 46-year-old patient sought advice on treatments in the lower eyelids, jowl, and neck areas.
A full Face Lift, Neck Lift and Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty were performed successfully (Note: images were taken a short time after surgery and during her recovery.)
Fat transfer to face
Patients can have their own fat transferred to their face in order to recontour the face, add volume and definition to improve or subtly or dramatically change their appearance, decrease facial lines and wrinkles, and correct abnormalities.
Fat transfer to face procedure & expectations
The fat is removed from the patient’s body by Liposuction and then it is re-injected into specific areas of the face so as to restore the volume that is lost with age or trauma.
The results of a Fat Transfer procedure can vary between individuals and may be long-lasting. Different therapies can be combined to increase the survival rate of the fat transferred as well as providing cosmetic benefits.
Fat transfer is a relatively quick procedure with minimal discomfort and a speedy recovery, with most patients experiencing minimal bruising which disappears in a few days.
Liposuction to Chin & Neck
This is ideal for patients with saggy skin under the chin, jowls, and neck, double or triple chins and excess neck fat and is effective in removing unwanted fat deposits.
Liposuction to chin & neck procedure & expectations
It is performed through tiny incisions under the neck and under each ear where the unwanted fat under the chin is removed. This achieves a smoother and more defined contour of the chin and neck line to give a visual lift.
A Neck Lift is an effective method of tightening the skin and lifting sagging neck skin, and eliminating double or triple chins to create a smoother appearance in the neck region.
Neck lift procedure & expectations
- Scarless Neck lift–helps lift the skin in the neck region.
- Traditional Neck Lift–removes excess skin from the front and back of the ears
- Laser Liposuction to Neck and Chin– a small heat probe helps tighten the skin
- Suture Neck Lift–sutures are used to elevate and tighten skin
- Platysmal Plication– involves folding & tightening the muscles to tighten sagging skin
Forehead & Brow Lift
A Forehead & Brow Lift is a successful method for lifting forehead tissue and skin to smooth out saggy skin and wrinkles and frown lines in the forehead region, as well as elevating droopy eyebrows.
Forehead & Brow Lift procedures & expectations
- Forehead Endoscopic Lift involves lifting the forehead skin upwards and reattaching it
- Forehead Suture Lift sutures lift and attach the forehead skin to fibrous tissue
- Forehead Coronal Lift It involves the removal of forehead skin above or at the hairline
Recovery periods for these procedures can vary, and while some patients may experience minimal scarring, this is not the case for all individuals. With Traditional; Neck Lift and Forehead Coronal Lift some scarring may be evident, and there is an extended recovery period.
A Thread Lift, also known as a Suture lift, is a non-surgical procedure that may help to improve the appearance of the face and neck. Results and recovery times can vary depending on individual circumstances.
Suture lift procedure & expectations
Fine threads are attached to underlying facial tissue and are tightened to reposition loose or droopy areas of the skin on the face or neck. The sutures are positioned so they cannot be seen and no excess skin is removed.
The advantages of this procedure are the quick recovery time and the threads can be tightened and adjusted over a number of years to maintain a more youthful appearance.
What other options are there?
We offer a range of non-surgical options, including Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Treatments, which may be suitable for some individuals seeking to address Fine Lines & Wrinkles. However for patients with Deep Lines & Wrinkles, severe Lax & Sagging Skin, and advanced Skin Ageing our Face Lift procedures would perhaps be more suitable.
At the Me Clinic our Surgeons have over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience.
We perform the following Face Lifts (Rhytidectomy) procedures
A popular and viable alternative is for patients to have their own fat (called autologous fat) transferred to their face so as to recontour the face, add volume and decrease facial lines and wrinkles.
It can also provide definition to the cheeks and chin and can also be used to correct facial deformities.
As we age some of us end up with sagging and loose skin on our necks. The dreaded turkey neck ages us beyond our years and detracts from our overall appearance. A slim taught neck is the framework that sets off our facial features.
A Neck Lift can tighten the skin, treat double chin and triple chins as well as a create a smoother overall appearance in the neck region.
A Forehead & Brow Lift is an effective method of lifting forehead tissue and skin to smooth out saggy skin and wrinkles and frown lines in the forehead region, as well as elevating droopy eyebrows.
When considering a Face Lift, patients who want to achieve optimum results can combine one of our Face Lift procedures with other procedures and treatments to the face to obtain maximum benefit from their Face Lift.
Even after dieting and strenuous exercise there are many women and men who experience stubborn areas of fatty deposits on their tummies and legs and other areas that will not go away.
Liposuction can help with these problem areas, shape their bodies as well as helping them to look better in their favorite clothes and the ability to show their bodies off at the beach. Visit our Liposuction clinic in Melbourne and you can meet our expert team who has over 35 years cosmetic surgery experience.