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.
Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Raja Sawhney is a well established and respected Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgeon. As the Director of Sculpted Clinic on the Gold Coast of Australia, he specialises in Reconstructive surgery including deformities caused by trauma or cancer. His vast experience, skill and knowledge in complex breast surgery including complications of breast augmentation and cancer reconstruction presents a unique opportunity to his patients on the Gold Coast.
Dr Raja Sawhney is the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Gold Coast University and Robina Hospitals on the Gold Coast of Australia.
He performs most of his cosmetic and private reconstructive surgeries at Gold Coast Private Hospital. He also has admitting rights at Pindara and John Flynn Hospitals, as well as Brisbane Private Hospital.
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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.
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.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications with this procedure which include:
Dr Sawhney will explain these in detail during your consultation.