Vital Information On The Gold Coast Facelift
Vital Information On The Gold Coast Facelift
The facelift in Gold Coast is a facial rejuvenation procedure that can address problems such as sagging skin and excess skin. The procedure is also used to tighten structures underneath the skin; this may include the underlying tissues and muscles. Therefore, the treatment is often obtained by patients to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Since there are several things involved with having a facelift, we always urge patients to read up on the treatment before their initial appointment; this makes it easier to ask any questions during your consultation. If you still need some essential information about the facelift before your appointment at The Dr Lanzer Clinic, please read the info provided by our medical team below.
Do I Need To Stay Overnight At A Clinic After A Facelift?
Most facelift procedures are executed on an outpatient basis; this means the patient can leave the clinic on the day of their procedure. Of course, a patient will only be cleared to leave once (s)he has been evaluated by a medical professional.
The amount of time you spend at the clinic can also be subject to the type of anaesthetic that is used during the procedure. Patients who had a general anaesthetic are usually monitored longer, as general anaesthetic is associated with more risk.
How Does The Cosmetic Surgeon Execute Facelift Surgery?
A facelift is a surgical procedure and can be executed with various techniques, depending on the needs of the patient. For the purpose of this article, we will explain the traditional facelift technique. However, the technique used for your cosmetic surgery may vary, so always speak to your cosmetic surgery about the technique he will use for the treatment.
At the start of your facelift, the cosmetic surgery will make an incision in the front of the ear; this incision can extend into your hair or into the hairline. In some cases, the incision will extend behind the ear, so it can depend on the underlying structures the surgeon needs to access.
Once the incision is made, the cosmetic surgery will separate the skin from its facial muscles and the underlying fat; this gives the surgeon access to underlying structures and enables him to pull the skin in an upwards position.
During a facelift procedure, certain patients also want a neck lift. In these cases, the cosmetic surgery will also make an incision underneath the skin.
Shortly after closing the incisions, the surgeon can put some drains into place. Drains are usually situated behind the ear for several days; this is done to remove any remaining blood and fluid from the treatment area.
Once the procedure has been executed, the cosmetic surgery or a member of his team can also apply some bandages. The bandages will protect the incision site against infection, but also reduce some of the swelling and bruising that can be experienced after a treatment.
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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Facelift In Gold Coast procedures. This procedure is also done in other Dr Lanzer Clinics across Australia, this also includes QLD, Brisbane, Queensland and more. If you wish to learn more about this procedure, feel free to contact our friendly team via the online enquiry form.
To ensure you are fully informed about the techniques your surgeon may use, we have included all three techniques in the overview below.
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What Are Some Of The Medical Things That Will Be Evaluated Before A Facelift?
There are a couple of things the surgeon will look at before you have a facelift. A basic medical evaluation will be executed; this can include taking your blood pressure and checking your overall health.
Patients must also report any medications they are taking before a facelift; this since certain medications can interfere with the facelift procedure or your recovery.Patients should also stop smoking before the treatment takes place, as smoking increases the chance of infection and can slow down the healing process post-facelift.
During a consultation before your facelift, the cosmetic surgery will discuss some details of the surgery with you. It can include the technique he will use and the anaesthetic that will be used during the procedure. The surgeon can also discuss some of the risks associated with the treatment, so patients can look out for possible complications during their recovery and make an emergency appointment if required.
A consultation with your cosmetic surgery before the facelift is also perfect to discuss some of your aesthetic requirements. By conveying the results that you want to obtain to your surgeon, your cosmetic surgery can ensure you are getting the right treatment for your needs.
Which Problems Can A Facelift Address?
The facelift can be used for a number of reasons. Firstly, the treatment can be implemented to remove excess skin. It also tightens the skin and can subsequently remove drooping of the neck and jawline. The facelift is therefore an effective anti-ageing treatment for a number of common signs of ageing.
Facelift procedures do not address elasticity and collagen production, as it is more aimed at physically lifting the lower face and possibly removing loose skin. However, other skin care treatments can be used for this purpose. Laser resurfacing for example can address skin irregularities and impurities, but also stimulate the production of collagen. Fillers are also an additional treatment that can be obtained in combination with a facelift. However, fillers are used to address volume loss. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to use the patient’s own excess fat and inject it in the area where the volume is needed.
How Long Is The Facelift Downtime?
Patients must expect some downtime after their facelift procedure. Every surgical treatment should be seen as an invasive procedure and therefore needs to be considered carefully. The facial skin will need some time to heal and this means your body needs some recovery time. Of course, each patient has his or her own healing speed, so the recovery time can be variable from patient to patient.
Patients should refrain from strenuous activities for the first couple of weeks after the procedure. This gives the underlying muscles time to rest, but also avoids problems with sutures.
The recovery time after a facelift procedure can also be influenced by any additional procedures that were executed alongside your facelift. For example, some patients may choose to combine their facelift with neck lift surgery or a neck lift procedure, eyelid surgery with liposuction, brow lift, or another procedure. For these patients, the recovery time is usually expected to be longer.
Cosmetic surgery can be executed under a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic. Patients who had a local anaesthetic should avoid making important decisions or signing any important documents for 48 hours after their treatment. We also recommend that someone stays with you during this time, as many patients experience side-effects caused by a general anaesthetic.
How Do I Make An Appointment For A Facelift In Gold Coast?
To make an appointment for a facelift at The Dr Lanzer Clinic, we recommend contacting our team of receptionists by telephone during business hours. If you are a new patient at our clinic, you can also request our free no-obligation appointment, during which you can discuss the treatment with Dr Lanzer.
Cannot contact us during business hours? Enter your information on the online enquiry form and submit it to our clinic. We will get in touch as soon as possible.
Please note that the Dr Lanzer Clinic recommends getting a second opinion before obtaining a facelift, mini facelift, or another cosmetic procedure that tackles common signs of the ageing process. By getting a second opinion from another health practitioner, you can make a more informed decision before you enquiry about your treatment.