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Many people understand the concept of facelift surgery. They also understand the concept of laser skin rejuvenation. Nevertheless, Dr. Lanzer finds that very often patients do not understand what is the most appropriate treatment for their face. There are 2 simple tests that one can check on to decide what is the appropriate procedure. If there is a change in the skin in that it appears mottled, wrinkled, or scarred, then laser resurfacing would be the more appropriate therapy.

If there is actual sagging of the skin so that the jowls appear more prominent so that there is a squaring off and a rectangular shape of the lower face so that there is drooping and sagging of the neck or that there is loose skin around the face, then a facelift surgery which elevates and removes that loose skin is more appropriate.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FACELIFT AND A SUTURE LIFT?
Facelift involves tightening of the underlying muscles of the face and actually physically cutting out the wrinkles and loose skin. Suture lift involves placing fine stitches in the upper dermis layer of the skin and not necessarily removing any skin. The skin with the suture lift is fixed and tied to the ear cartilage.

Some patients are concerned that the face will be rejuvenated and the neck and chest will not be. WHY IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TREATMENT IN THESE AREAS?
The main reason that the face is treated differently to the lower neck and chest is that the face has an excellent blood supply and therefore heals well, whether it is cut or treated with the laser. on the chest, healing is poor and deep lasers could lead to a scar.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE TIME HAS ARISEN TO PERFORM A MINI FACELIFT?
Mini facelifts are performed during all stages of life in patients of Dr. Lanzer’s practice. They are performed on both men and women. The youngest patient that Dr. Lanzer has performed a mini facelift on was on a 24-year-old lady before her wedding. The oldest person is someone in their 80’s. The majority of patients are between 40 and 65 years of age.

Facelift can be performed at any time if the skin appears to be sagging or loose. Most patients do their own test by standing in front of the mirror and pushing the skin towards the ear. This will be a guidance as to if they will benefit from a mini facelift.

WHY ARE FACELIFTS CALLED MINI FACELIFT?
Mini means that there is only going to be a smaller undermining and elevation of the skin of the face. In fact, it is only the first 4-5 cm in front of the ear rather than the entire cheek. It also means that the scar will not progress back into the scalp hair. The other feature of the mini face lift is that only the outer layers of the skin and fat are removed. There is no removal or cutting in to the deeper muscle layers.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF A MINI FACE LIFT?
A mini face lift has the advantage in that there are smaller scars, less invasion, less risk and a fairly natural result.

WHERE IS THE MINI FACELIFT PERFORMED?
Dr. Lanzer will perform the facelift in Sydney and Melbourne. It can be performed under general anesthetic or local anesthetic.

WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK?
Most patients can return to work in a couple of days. However, there will be scars and marks around the ears. Therefore, patients often take off 2 weeks of work.

Face Lift Costs

Cost is one factor that is involved with deciding on a cosmetic procedure. However, one always wants to balance the other important factors such as the doctor’s training, the doctor’s experience, and the doctor’s expertise. Dr. Lanzer has over 25 years of experience with facial rejuvenation and tends to specialise in trying to keep the results as natural as possible and focusing on procedures that have fewer risks. All surgery does have risks, particularly invasive procedures. Many patients who are having cosmetic surgery in Australia and around the world are working Australians and therefore the costs are quite important in their final decision. Costs can also vary between different states in Australia. That is one of the reasons that Dr. Lanzer finds that many patients do fly into Melbourne to have surgery in his Day Surgery Centre. Having one’s own day surgery centre does often mean that the theatre costs are much reduced as the surgeon himself does control the price of the theaters and nursing.

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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.

"All photographs represent one person's experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.

Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up."

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