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Beauty Bootcamp: 3 Ways to Be Sure Your Face Kicks Butt this Summer

by | Jan 1, 2016 | Blog

With swimsuit season just around the corner, the team at About Face in Bondi Junction want to remind you that

No matter what shape your body is in, a beautiful face instantly makes you a standout.

At our facial plastic surgery practice, we offer a variety of anti-ageing treatments from full surgical facelifts to professional skincare products. We asked Dr George Marcells, our practice founder, what he recommends for men and women who want to improve their facial appearance this summer with or without surgery.

He didn’t hesitate for a moment before naming these top three facial rejuvenation procedures:

Blepharoplasty – The Surgical Word for “Making Eyes Beautiful”

It’s difficult to look wide-eyed and alert when your eyelids are running amok. Unfortunately, as we age, fat pockets and excess skin can cause the eyes to look droopy or puffy. In some instances, drooping eyelids can actually interfere with vision!

In a procedure known as blepharoplasty, Dr Marcells surgically removes excess skin, fat, and muscle around the upper and lower lids. He works to achieve natural looking results that make the eyes look refreshed, not “done.”

No surgery is completely pain-free, but there is consensus that blepharoplasty is one of the least painful, routine cosmetic procedures. The surgery itself doesn’t take very long. Furthermore, the skin on and around the eyes, as well as the eyes themselves, have amazing self-healing powers, making recovery from eye surgery fairly rapid.

The before-and-after results made possible by eyelid surgery are truly eye opening.

Don’t Let Sunken Cheeks Deflate Your Ego, Says Dr Marcells

Fat migrates as we get older. It settles on our middles while disappearing from our faces. The resulting hollows that form under the eyes are hallmarks of what we call the ageing face.

Dr Marcells recommends injectable soft tissue fillers as a useful non-surgical approach to volumising the face. In addition to their plumping effect, dermal fillers help smooth fine lines and erase wrinkles. The results are excellent, though temporary, in comparison to the long-term benefits of a facelift.

Another advantage of soft tissue fillers for facial rejuvenation, says Dr Marcells, is the number of formulations that are available. They differ based on

  • Ingredients
  • How long the effects last
  • How they feel once injected

This allows our expert nurse injectors to select fillers perfectly suited to each patient’s facial enhancement needs and goals.

The #1 Way to Win the War on Forehead Wrinkles

Dermal fillers aren’t the only injectables that get a thumbs-up from Dr Marcells. He often combines dermal filler treatments with muscle relaxants to help our patients achieve an even higher level of facial rejuvenation.

He recommends muscle relaxing injections to many of our patients who are bothered by

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet

Under the direction of Dr Marcells, our nurse injectors achieve wonderfully natural results. The treatment is fast and non-invasive. Results are visible in 3-5 days and last for about three months.

MediFacials & More for Skin that Feels as Good as It Looks

At About Face, we offer a variety of anti-ageing treatments, including medifacials, full surgical facelifts and even professional skincare products. If you would like to learn how aesthetic enhancement can refresh your appearance, please use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095.

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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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