FACE LIFT SURGERY IN SYDNEY, COFFS HARBOUR AND PORT MACQUARIE; FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

First impressions make a difference in our society and our faces convey much about who we are. Many men and women seek to enhance or restore their facial appearance to a more youthful and rejuvenated look in step with who they are on the inside.

The following are questions that I am frequently asked by men and women considering Facelift Surgery.

1. I don’t want to look strange or unnatural – is this avoidable in Facelift surgery?

Scary face lift

In the hands of an experienced and talented Cosmetic Surgeon, natural and rejuvenated results are achievable with Facelift surgery.

Often the images that spring to mind when thinking about facelift surgery are the well known celebrities that look like they’ve spent a month in a wind tunnel and have distorted and unbalanced faces pulled too tightly and unnaturally. Other looks most patients wish to avoid are known as “moonface” or “catwoman”.

A skilled and knowledgeable Cosmetic Surgeon is able to deliver results that are natural and long lasting, taking potentially 10-15 years from your apparent age. Thorough preparation involving repeated consultations between the Cosmetic Surgeon and the patient are crucial in establishing a positive rapport, trust and a consensus as to appropriate expectations regarding the results and a foundation for an optimal outcome.

2. What should I expect from the recovery process from Facelift surgery?

Immediately after surgery, the Cosmetic Surgeon will apply dressings and bandaging that require replacing on a daily basis for the first two weeks. A bandage that wraps around the head, under the chin and over the ears, should be worn for 24 hours for the first six weeks after surgery, and then at night or at home for another 6 weeks. Stitches inserted by the Cosmetic Surgeon are usually removed within 1 – 2 weeks, depending on your healing and recovery.

Initial pain and discomfort is addressed with pain relief prescribed by the Cosmetic Surgeon and Anaesthetist. Initial bruising should resolve within one to two weeks after surgery. Swelling takes longer to resolve; up to 6 to 12 weeks.

You need to sleep on your back for approximately 6 weeks, supported by pillows at your sides to prevent you from turning on your side.

Improvements in your appearance can be noticeable as early as a week to two weeks, but optimal results are not seen until further down the track in your recovery as swelling resolves and the tissues heal.

3. Will the scars from the Facelift surgery be visible?

Again, this is depending on the skill and technique of the Cosmetic Surgeon (and one reason it pays to do your research and seek several opinions prior to choosing a Surgeon to perform your surgery). In the right hands, your incisions are carefully placed and hidden to avoid detection.

4. Does facelift surgery include lifting the eyes?

Facelift surgery addresses the loose and sagging skin and tissue of the face. Surgery to the eyes, known as Blepharoplasty, can be performed on either or both the upper and lower eyelids. This is often performed in conjunction with a Facelift to achieve the overall refreshed appearance sought by the patient. Facelift surgery may also be combined with neck lift surgery, specifically addressing the sagging skin and tissue on the neck area. A Browlift may also be recommended in conjunction with Facelift surgery to achieve a lift of the forehead and eye area.

These different procedures will be discussed with you at length by the Cosmetic Surgeon in light of what you want to achieve, your present appearance, and what procedure/s is/are most suitable to achieve your goals.

5. How long does Facelift surgery take?

Facelift surgery can take anywhere between 2 and 4 hours depending on what your particular surgery entails. It is usually performed under general anaesthetic.

6. I’ve heard of thread lift surgery for the face; is this a better and less invasive option to Facelift surgery?

 

Thread Lift will make you look like your face is pulledIn short this is not a better or less Invasive procedure.

Thread lift surgery involves the insertion of threads into the facial tissue which are then pulled tightly in an attempt to lift the skin and tissue. The threads have barbs placed along their length in order to provide grip on the tissues.

Unfortunately, whilst thread lifts are heavily promoted and marketed, patients who have pursued the procedure are inevitably unhappy with the results. This is partly due to thread lifts being performed on many patients who are not suitable candidates for the procedure. The procedure is also performed by medical practitioners who are not adequately qualified in performing surgery and lack a thorough understanding of the facial tissues, underlying muscles, nerve supply and blood supply.

Many of these patients then seek Facelift surgery to achieve the results they were originally seeking. Unfortunately, this poses significant difficulty for the Cosmetic Surgeon performing a Facelift as the threads are extremely difficult and time consuming to remove, adding time and complication to the Facelift procedure.

7. Will I require further procedures after the Facelift surgery?

No facelift surgery can offer an absolutely perfect result, and usually the Cosmetic Surgeon will discuss with you prior to surgery what further procedures may be required following surgery to enhance or maintain the results. For example, Dermal Fillers may be recommended after surgery to add volume to areas of the face such as the cheeks or lips to enhance a youthful appearance. Another recommendation may be the use of a Cosmetic Facial peel to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Only ever pursue further facial treatments on the advise and recommendation of your Cosmetic Surgeon.

Looking after your skin and face will contribute to long lasting results. Discussing with your Cosmetic Surgeon your ongoing skincare regime and other treatments is important to achieving and maintaining the best results.

Ideal Facial rejuvenation The over-riding message if you are considering Facelift Sydney surgery is to do your research, seek several surgical opinions. Choose a fully qualified  and experienced Cosmetic Surgeon with previous results that appeal to you and with whom you can build confidence and trust.

 

 

 

 

 

For a Face Lift or Neck Lift consultation contact Dr. Bobby Kumar at the Bare Aesthetics Cosmetic Surgery Clinics in Sydney ,Port Macquarie  on 1300 676 003 or 0430 491 009 or send us a request at www.bareaesthetics.com.au/contact-us.php


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Cosmetic Surgery for Men at Bareaesthetics Clinics in Sydney and Port Macquarie

The Top Cosmetic Surgery procedures for Men

Typically cosmetic surgery is normally associated with women having procedures such as Breast Augmentation, breast reductions and liposuction. If we discuss men having cosmetic surgery we normally think about well known male actors and celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone, Michael Jackson and Mickey Rourke. These men are not great examples of natural and aesthetic cosmetic surgery results. However; men do have great Cosmetic surgery results it is just that we hear about the extreme and ridiculous results performed on the infamous celebrities.

Statistics released in March 2011 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) demonstrate that many more men are now becoming more conscious about their appearances and maintaining their appearances that they are now considering some form of Cosmetic surgery. The statistics revealed that the overall increase in cosmetic procedures in men increased by 2% in 2010 when compared to the previous year. Some procedures in particular like Facelift surgery rose by 14% and Liposuction increased by 7% in 2010.

The ASPS statistics for 2010 show that men underwent an increased number of Surgical and minimally invasive procedures; the increase in surgical procedures grew faster than the traditional minimally invasive treatments.

The increase in men having cosmetic surgery may be related to a number of factors; such as an increase in the general fashion and cosmetic industry and therefore an increase in the participation of men in requiring cosmeceuticals and that their requirements do not seem to be unusual or the domain of women. Also with the changes in workplace perceptions and socially men may feel the need to have a rejuvenated and youthful appearance as well as being fit and healthy. Men and women have shifted the age for when they are choosing to have children. As such men may feel that they are now ready, mature and financially capable enough to make the decision to have Cosmetic plastic Surgery.

Interestingly once the minimally invasive procedures such as Antiwrinkle injections or dermal fillers were popular with men. It is apparent that as men age, so do the tissues and the addition of gravity means that the tissues sag. Consequently a much more comprehensive surgical procedure is required and is necessary to lift and rejuvenate the body to show any significant improvement.

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Body Contouring – Tummy Tuck, Liposculpture, Arm & Thigh Lift, Male Breast Reduction

Bare Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery Clinics in Sydney, Adelaide and Port Macquarie

A person’s body has become such a talked about and noticed thing. One cannot look in the mirror without thinking of something wrong with their body. Those patients considering Augmentation, enhancement, rejuvenation or correction of their body there is Cosmetic Surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery offers the ability to produce aesthetic and natural results; however, patients need to have realistic goals and expectations and to remember that it  is “Real Surgery” and by being Cosmetic Surgery in no way diminishes the seriousness of the surgery, its outcomes and potential complications.

Several Cosmetic Surgery procedures are included in the “body contouring” procedures list. These include such procedures as Liposuction or Liposculpture, Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty, Arm Lift or Brachioplasty, Thigh Lift, Calf and Pectoral Augmentation, and Male Breast Reduction or Male Gynaecomastia Surgery. Read More »


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Our face is the first part of our body people notice and first impressions can be lasting. With the process of aging written all over our faces, it is common for both men and women to seek ways to rejuvenate and refresh their appearance. This may range from the use of beauty products that promise to restore a youthful complexion, to the use of facial peels, and products such as Antiwrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers.

Antiwrinkle compound is often referred to as an anti-wrinkle, wrinkle reduction or muscle relaxant treatment. It is a neurotoxin  the clinical use of which is the result of more than 100 years study. The quantities used cosmetically to effectively treat facial wrinkles are not sufficient to cause any systemic harm (to cause harm several thousand units would be required).

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“The Liquid Face Lift” – Antiwrinkle Injections

Our face is the first part of our body people notice and first impressions can be lasting. With the process of aging written all over our faces, it is common for both men and women to seek ways to rejuvenate and refresh their appearance. This may range from the use of beauty products that promise to restore a youthful complexion, to the use of facial peels, and products such as Antiwrinkle Injection and Dermal Fillers.

Antiwrinkle Injection is often referred to as an anti-wrinkle, wrinkle reduction or muscle relaxant treatment. It is a neurotoxin  the clinical use of which is the result of more than 100 years study. The quantities used cosmetically to effectively treat facial wrinkles are not sufficient to cause any systemic harm (to cause harm several thousand units would be required). Read More »


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Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants in Sydney and Adelaide

Breast Implant surgery is one of the most common Cosmetic Surgery procedures performed in Australia. Many women are choosing breast augmentation to enhance their breast shape and size, body proportion and contours. Some women have always felt uncomfortable with smaller or uneven breasts; other women seek to restore their breast size and shape after pregnancies and breast feeding or significant weight loss. Whatever your motivation, it is important to research the procedure and seek the opinion of a qualified and experienced Cosmetic Surgeon. Read More »


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Cosmetic surgery is common and available to many patients especially in progressive countries such as Australia. The desire for people to look and feel good has been steadily increasing. Cosmetic surgery not only enhances one’s self-esteem but also has its health benefits. In Sydney, the most common procedures are breast augmentation, liposuction, and Rhinoplasty. Other common cosmetic surgery procedures for both males and females include face lift, neck lift, and tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty).

Breast augmentation using breast implants, typically silicone implants, is currently the most popular and common cosmetic surgery performed in Sydney. This procedure involves the insertion of implants to enlarge and enhance a woman’s breasts. This requires only a few days of recovery and has very good rates of success and high satisfaction. Read More »


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Face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is one of the cosmetic surgery procedures performed to address evident signs of aging in the face and neck, to give the patient a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Typically patients who seek Face lift surgery are those who have genetic, chronological or environmental signs of facial aging.

Non-surgical and less invasive facial rejuvenation treatments, such as Antiwrinkle Injection or Dermal Fillers, are temporary measures to address the signs of aging such as wrinkles, frown lines and volume loss. Face lift surgery offers longer lasting refreshed and rejuvenated results.

There are a number of techniques to perform Face lift surgery, with varied results and success. Macs lift; S Lift and Thread lift offer quick “lunch time” Face lifts. They temporarily address the sagging skin but not the sagging underlying primary soft tissues. These procedures are also restricted by the kind of patient for whom they are appropriate. They are normally youthful patients with minimum wrinkles, sagging or sun damage and thick skin. However, as the results are only temporary, many patients are unsatisfied longer term and seek correction with a comprehensive Face lift at a later date. Read More »


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A face lift, otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure resulting in a refreshed and rejuvenated look, specifically for men and women who are seeking to address the signs of aging. The procedure normally involves the excision of excess facial skin and the re-draping of the skin on the face and neck.

If you are among the many people who are contemplating face lift surgery, there are certain things you should consider in your quest for a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. First, try to learn as much as you can about the procedure. It is important to familiarize yourself with the different options available so you can discuss with your surgeon how your needs and expectations can be addressed. There are two types of face lift; the traditional face lift and the mini face lift. The latter is usually appropriate for younger patients who have less excess facial skin than the traditional face lift patient. It also uses a smaller incision and concentrates on smoothing the middle section of the face more than the neck or chin area. Read More »


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Many people are seeking to enhance and rejuvenate their appearance and Cosmetic Surgery is now more widely available, accessible and affordable. Certified Cosmetic Surgeons maintain up to date knowledge and techniques, and with continued research and experience, techniques continue to be refined and improved to create natural and aesthetically pleasing results with less invasive procedures.

Men and women have different reasons for pursuing Cosmetic Surgery, whether it is to achieve a more youthful appearance to reflect one’s outlook and personality, to achieve a certain body proportion or shape, or to restore or rejuvenate one’s appearance. Often patients are everyday people seeking to restore their body shape, sometimes after significant weight loss or often mums who want their bodies to return to their pre-pregnancy shape and size. What is important for a person considering Cosmetic Surgery is that the individual is doing it for himself or herself and not for other people. It is also vital to have realistic goals and expectations of what Cosmetic Surgery can achieve, and a certified Cosmetic Surgeon will discuss your goals and potential outcomes of Cosmetic Surgery with you in detail.

People who have had successful Cosmetic Surgery describe an increase in their self-esteem and self confidence, which has a positive impact on their everyday interactions in work and social situations.
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