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How to Avoid an Epic Facelift Fail

by | Sep 2, 2016 | Blog, Facelift

If you’ve been considering a facelift, pictures of celebrity plastic surgery disasters may have given you pause. Some A-listers pay up to $1 million to their surgeons, only to end up with obvious trout-pout mouths and stretched-out faces. Others undergo facial rejuvenation that leaves you wondering whether they’ve had a facelift, or just a nice, long vacation.

Why the discrepancy?

Plastic surgery doesn’t always turn out the way people want it to, whether you’re a red carpet regular or just a regular at the local supermarket. In this article, we explain what you can do to ensure that things go right.

When a Surgeon Is Capable, But Not Qualified

Facelift fails are most likely to occur when a surgeon doesn’t have the level of training and experience required to do a good job with the procedure you want. This is why you should be sure to look for a facial plastic surgeon for any facial surgery, not simply a plastic surgeon. According to industry statistics, plastic surgeons typically perform no more than 15 to 17 facial surgeries in a year. The rest of their time is devoted to transforming other parts of the body and repairing defects. Even after a decade in practice, these surgeons have limited knowledge of the nuances of facial plastic surgery.

In Australia, facial plastic surgery is a specialty. A facial plastic surgeon in Australia must first be a fully qualified Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). To earn their accreditation as specialists, facial plastic surgeons complete formal training in plastics, ENT (ear nose and throat), and sometimes, general surgery. When that portion of their education is complete, they go on to further training that prepares them to specialise in surgery of the face.

Stealthy: The Deep Plane Facelift

The deep place facelift is a very demanding procedure with a steep learning curve. It requires a highly experienced surgeon. If the surgeon does not perform it regularly enough, there is higher risk of damage to the facial nerves. In the hands of a true professional, however, it can be relied upon to deliver patient-friendly benefits such as:

  • Natural looking results
  • Subtle improvements
  • Invisible scars
  • Firm skin that doesn’t look pulled

Dr Marcells has specialised in facial plastic surgery throughout his career. He has helped thousands of individuals achieve their facial rejuvenation goals with the deep plane facelift, considered the gold standard for facial rejuvenation.

Facelift Success in Edgecliff

If a facelift is on your to-do list, your first step should be a consultation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon. To schedule a visit with Dr George Marcells at our Edgecliff facial surgery practice please use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095 to schedule an appointment to get the facts from Dr George 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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