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Answers to Patients’ Top 6 Face Lift Questions

by | Jul 22, 2016 | Blog, Facelift

Answers to Patients’ Top 6 Face Lift Questions

Patients visiting our facial plastic surgery here in Bondi Junction have lots of questions for Dr Marcells about this popular procedure. That’s okay with us. We love questions. We know that asking questions before undergoing surgery helps ensure that a patient won’t look back on their experience and say, “Gee, if only I’d known…”

Today, we’re answering the top questions asked by our patients about rhytidoplasty, the medical term for face lift. We hope you’ll find your answers here, too.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Face Lift?

The answer to this question can only be provided by a well-trained and experienced facial plastic surgeon. Dr Marcells takes into account factors such as a patient’s age, body type, and size, as well as his/her aesthetic goals.

What is the Best Kind of Face Lift?

The best face lift for you isn’t something you can decide yourself. Your surgeon will advise you as to the procedure that is best suited to your goals and anatomy.

Some of the most popular include:

  • Deep Plane
  • High SMAS
  • MACS Lift
  • Short Scar
  • Skin Only
  • SMASectomy

These procedures are differentiated by the type of incision used, the number of tissue layers treated, the degree of invasiveness, and downtime, as well as the area of face that is being targeted.

Why Are Deep Plane Face Lifts so Popular?

The deep plane lift has been shown through peer-reviewed studies to offer longer-lasting results with fewer revisions. The deep plane lift is Dr Marcells’ preferred approach to erasing signs of facial ageing, though he may choose other approaches based on a patient’s facial rejuvenation goals and anatomy and budget.

How Long Does Face Lift Surgery Take?

Standard face lifts usually take between three and four hours, although the surgery may last up to six hours if it is being combined with other procedures such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift. So-called “lunchtime lifts” and other mini-facelift procedures may be accomplished in under two hours.

What Is the Recovery Time After a Face Lift?

Recovery time is highly individualised. That being said, most swelling starts to diminish within 10 days, and the majority of patients are able to return to work in 14 days.

How Will a Face Lift Change My Looks?

The most common adjective our patients use to describe their faces after surgery is “refreshed.” Ideally, a facelift helps you look naturally youthful, not obviously operated upon.

The Right Face Lift for YOU

Are you unhappy with the loss of muscle tone and skin elasticity in your face and neck? Would you like to learn more about face lifts and the anti-ageing benefits they deliver? If so, then please talk to us!

You can use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095 to schedule an appointment to get the facts from Dr Marcells.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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