Essential Information On Facelift Surgery In Brisbane
Essential Information On Facelift Surgery In Brisbane
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Why Do Patients Obtain A Facelift?
Patients choosing a facelift can do so for a variety of reasons. However, the most common reason is to rejuvenate the face, as some common signs of ageing might have become quite dominant and are affecting their apparent age.
A facelift procedure can make you appear younger by addressing problems such as sagging skin and wrinkles, but also by addressing changes in bone structure, sagging jowls,
Does The Facelift Stop The Ageing Process?
The facelift is not a procedure that will stop the ageing process; this means that your skin will age after having the facelift. That being said, patients can take good care of their skin and enjoy a balanced diet to get the most from their procedure and keep common signs of ageing at bay for as long as possible.
How Do I Prepare For A Facelift Procedure?
Any preparations you need to take for your facelift procedure will be discussed with your surgeon or a member of his team during one of your pre-surgery consultations. Below, we have described some common preparations that will be required before your facelift surgery
Before your surgery takes place, it is not uncommon for your surgeon to take some photographs of the face. These photographs will be used as a before and after example once you are recovered from your procedure. It allows patients to have a better overview of the changes that have been implemented during the treatment.
Some patients may also be required to stop taking certain medications before their procedure. There are medications, e.g. aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that could interfere with your procedure or your recovery. Therefore, it is important to mention any medications or supplements you are taking to Dr Lanzer before your surgery takes place.
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What Will Happen During My Facelift Surgery?
The duration of the procedure is different for everyone, as it depends on the scope of the treatment and the overall complexity. It also depends if you have additional procedures in combination with the facelift (rhytidectomy); this could include laser resurfacing or eyelid surgery.
At the start of the procedure, the cosmetic surgery will make a small incision. The location and size of the incision will depend on the type of facelift you have; this will be discussed during your initial consultation with your cosmetic surgery. The incision can be situated near the earlobe, at the front of the ear, near the hairline, or another location depending on the chosen rejuvenation procedure. An additional incision underneath the chin can also be executed if you are having a lift of the jawline too.
Once the incision is made, the surgeon can remove the skin from its underlying structures and re-sculpt the face; this may involve repositioning or the removal of fat deposits as well as the tightening of underlying muscles.
In some facelift cases, the cosmetic surgery may choose the keep permanent stitches in place. The stitches will not be visible to the naked eye, as they will be situated underneath the skin. The role of the stitches is keeping the underlying structures into their new position as well as reduce some of the tension on the skin that lays on top of those underlying structures.
Cosmetic procedures can be executed under a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic, depending on the type of treatment you have. Evidently, a procedure that requires tightening of facial muscles or an s-lift may require general anaesthesia. The Dr Lanzer Clinic has worked with the same anaesthetist for many years. If you have any concerns about anaesthesia, do not hesitate to contact us.
Can The Cosmetic Surgeon Combine A Face Lift With Other Procedures?
The face lift is a specific procedure, but it can be a collective term for other rejuvenated procedures. Under that umbrella, rejuvenating procedures may include cosmetic surgery such as the neck lift, excess skin removal, wrinkle injections, the blepharoplasty, forehead lift and the brow lift. It can also include non-surgical procedures such as laser resurfacing or skin resurfacing.
A cosmetic surgery will only combine certain cosmetic procedures to reach the result the patient wants and if the patient has realistic expectations about the procedure. The combination of facelift techniques must also be deemed safe for the patient. There are many treatments that can restore a youthful appearance, which can be surgical or non-surgical treatments. To ensure the best results, it is important to speak to your cosmetic surgery about your expectations and the results you wish to obtain.
What Will I Encounter After The Facelift Surgery?
The post-operative care after any kind of cosmetic surgery is important, this includes after a facelift procedure. At The Dr Lanzer Clinic, you will receive all the information you need for your recovery; this includes how to look after facial skin after your treatment as well as a suitable skincare routine that will help you maintain the results.
Patients who have facelift surgery can experience a little discomfort once the anaesthetic starts to wear off. Your cosmetic surgery can require you with some pain relief medication and some antibiotics to prevent infection.
To ensure the face can conform to its new shape, the cosmetic surgery or a member of his medical team can wrap the face in special bandages. These bandages can also reduce some of the bruising and swelling that can be experienced post-surgery.
We urge patients not to evaluate the final results of their facelift until the swelling and bruising has gone down substantially. During your recovery time, bruising and swelling will subside gradually and the results will become more visible as you heal. While you will be able to see the results of a facelift during your follow-up appointment, most patients find that the results improve as their body heals.
Before you leave the clinic, a nurse or the cosmetic surgery can provide you with additional information about your aftercare. In some cases, patients will have received this information before the surgery takes place. Should you have questions about your aftercare guidelines, simply get in touch with your clinic for additional information.
How Do I Make An Appointment For A Facelift?
Patients who want to obtain a facelift must first attend a consultation with Dr Lanzer. During this consultation, Dr Lanzer can evaluate the treatment area and tell you a little more about the procedure. You also get the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the facelift surgery.
To book an appointment for a facelift consultation and to learn more about SMAS or the cost of this procedure, please contact our receptionists via telephone or the online enquiry form. The Dr Lanzer Clinic provides this treatment to patients in Australia as well as overseas patients who fly in for the treatment.