Facelift Gold Coast

Your face is your most visible asset

Face Lift

“A facelift is a procedure to lift, and re-support the soft tissue around our face, neck and jawline”

Ageing causes the deeper tissues in the face to fall and deflate as the skin becomes stretched and wrinkled. Face Lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tighten deeper tissues of the face to render a more youthful appearance. The aim is to tighten the skin to remove/reduce wrinkles and lift fallen volume into it’s original position.

Ageing involves loss of volume in different parts of the face and can differ significantly between individuals. This volume can be replaced with fillers or fat transfer before, during or after a facelift. Dr Sawhney usually performs a Face Lift with a Neck lift to create a harmonious result.

All about Face Lift

A facelift will often be coupled with other procedures such as a neck lift, a brow lift, upper and/or lower eyelid surgery, Laser skin resurfacing and fat transfer to achieve the best possible results.

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How is a facelift performed?

The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia with an overnight stay in a private hospital. The incisions are made along the hairlines and ears where by they can be hidden by hair. The skin is re-positioned by lifting and removing the excess skin and fat. If too much skin is removed during the process, it can result in an overly taught result, which makes it somewhat obvious you’ve “had work done”. Instead, Dr Raja Sawhney takes the time to carefully plan your procedure in conjunction with you, ensuring the very best possible results. He takes a more conservative approach to this surgery, ensuring results which look natural, and will last for years to come.

An incision under the chin may also be performed to address any skin laxity or fat present in the neck, but Dr Sawhney tends to avoid this potentially problematic scar in the majority of cases. A drainage tube is placed beneath the skin on each side to remove excess fluid and usually removed the day after surgery before you go home. You will be fitted with a Face Garment which helps reduce swelling and fluid accumulation after your surgery.

How long do I need to hide for?

Bruising tends to resolve over two weeks. The majority of swelling resolves in two to four weeks with minor residual swelling resolving slowly over the following 1-2 months.

We prefer you to wear your garment day and night for the first 2 weeks and then you can leave it off during the day while you get on with professional and social engagements.

All going well, by four weeks you should look like you have been on a long relaxing holiday with a refreshed look.

What are the risks of undergoing a facelift?

  • Infection
  • Damage to nerves giving paralysis to facial muscles (uncommon and usually temporary)
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring, including formation of keloid or hypertrophic scars
  • Skin loss or necrosis
  • Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation of scars and surrounding skin
  • Numbness – this is part of the procedure as the skin is detached from it’s nerves and improves slowly
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Allergic reactions to sutures, dressings or antiseptic solutions

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