Facial aging is the result of gravity-induced descent of facial tissue and solar effects on the facial skin. The most obvious of these changes are deepening folds between the cheek and the lip, and the formation of "jowls" along the line of the jaw. Loosening of the neck skin or formation of "double chin" completes the gravitational triad. In contrast, solar damage produces fine wrinkling, patchy pigmentation, scaling and prominent capillaries.
Modern plastic surgery can address both problems separately and with excellent effect. Whilst the effects of "photo-aging" can be corrected by laser therapy or peel treatments, a traditional facelift is the best way to correct the effects of gravity.
Through a barely noticeable incision in front and behind the ear, the skin and deeper tissue of the cheek and neck can be dissected and repositioned into a more natural, youthful configuration. The cheek folds are smoothed out, the jowls lifted, restoring the smooth sweep of the jaw line, and the loose neck skin can be trimmed to recreate a pleasing natural neck-chin angle.
During the initial consultation at our Sydney clinic, you will be asked to point out exactly what you would like to see improved through a traditional or mini facelift. This will help Dr Kohout understand your expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved. In assessing you for facelift surgery, Dr Kohout will examine the thickness, texture and elasticity of your skin, and the severity of wrinkles and folds. Your hairline will be examined to determine where incisions can be discreetly placed. All of these factors, as well as your bone structure and underlying tissues, will be considered in developing an individualised surgical plan.
Dr Mark Kohout may discuss with you additional procedures that can be performed at our Sydney clinic, alongside a facelift, in order to address all the concerns you have identified. In some cases, a mini facelift may be the most suitable option.
|Facelift and Necklift||$16,900|
|Mini Facelift/ S-lift/MACS lift||$11,900|
If you’d like to learn more about traditional or mini facelift procedures, please get in touch with our Sydney clinic on 1300 551 555.