Dr Marcells’ Blog
Since it opened, About Face has helped a host of people win in their fight against visible signs of facial ageing.
Most people overlook something important when it comes to facial rejuvenation. It’s the skin on their necks.
Despite vast improvements in techniques and results, many people visiting our practice still worry that a little nip-and-tuck will leave their faces looking unnaturally tight rather than naturally youthful.
When you think of ‘medical tourism,’ do you think of Australia? Many people do.
Facelifts are in again. Actually, anti-ageing facial surgery was never really out of fashion, especially not at our practice.
Patients who visit Dr Marcells to rejuvenate their facial appearance with a deep plane facelift can look forward to enjoying many years of looking more youthful.
Bell’s palsy can be a shocking and devastating facial paralysis. In an interview with Professional Beauty magazine, Dr Marcells explains with one of his patients what happens and how it can be treated.
As one of Australia’s most respected facial plastic surgeons, Dr Marcells is often asked, “Will I have scars after a deep-plane facelift?”
When the phone rings at our facial plastic surgery practice in Edgecliff, our front desk team often hears the question; “I want a deep-plane face lift with Dr Marcells.” That’s no surprise.
The business of aesthetic enhancement is many things. Most of all it’s a business about people.
We’ve seen more than our share of scars at About Face. Some patients consider their scars badges of honour and mementos of youthful hijinks or perhaps a high school sports injury. Other patients would love to erase their scars, forget about childhood acne, and have beautiful, unblemished skin again.
In 2016, Vogue magazine called microneedling “the next big thing in skin care.” How right they were! Microneedling was and continues to be an in-demand treatment at About Face.
We consider ourselves fortunate here at About Face. We’re passionate about skincare and privileged to work with patients who share our passion.
Whoever coined the expression “No pain, no gain” wasn’t talking about Dermapen 3. The innovative microneedling device has shown it can deliver the same skin-beautifying results as fractional laser treatments.
If you’re a selfie enthusiast (and it seems as though almost everyone is these days), you may have become more aware of your features, but not in a good way.
Are you familiar with an eye condition known as ptosis? Forrest Whittaker is. The Academy Award-winning actor has this congenital problem.
The Internet is an amazing tool. You can use it to find top-rated movies, tasty recipes, the history of sloths, and so much more. It’s also a resource for DIY skincare suggestions…
Plummeting mercury is one indicator that winter is coming on fast. Another is the increase in patients visiting our medispa in Edgecliff eager to change their skin care routine.
You wouldn’t think twice about asking your doctor for healthcare solutions based on your body’s needs and unique chemistry, would you?
Do you enjoy a well-mixed cocktail, where the elements of the drink enhance one another so beautifully that the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts? We apply that same mixologist philosophy to skincare.
The desire for a more attractive nose through rhinoplasty is something many people share. Unfortunately, they also often share a fear of the procedure.
Are you familiar with probiotics? Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis has made a new career for herself, promoting yoghurt as an excellent source of probiotics.
Healthy eating is a hot topic at our practice. We share nutrition information with our patients because we know that what you eat can have a dramatic effect on how your body heals after surgery.
Rhinoplasty has never been more popular. Harper’s Bazaar listed it as one of the top five most popular facial plastic surgeries performed in Australia.
Patients often visit our Edgecliff practice eager to tell Dr Marcells what they don’t want: “I don’t want this bump on my nose,” “I don’t want such a big nose,” “I don’t want unsightly nostrils.”
Not too long ago, our founder, Dr George Marcells, was asked to write an article about flared nostrils for a national magazine.
Welcome to the third instalment of our three-part series on facelifts.
We hope you’re enjoying our series on facelifts. They’re definitely a hot topic.
The decision to have a facelift has serious implications and must be considered carefully.
We have two kinds of patients at our Edgecliff practice: people who want everyone to know they’ve had a facelift and people who don’t.
Don’t be scared. Instead, we say “Be Prepared” for your visit with Dr George Marcells or any facial plastic surgeon.
One question about rhinoplasty that we enjoy answering at our practice is whether people will be able to tell they’ve had surgery.
One of the questions often posed at our Edgecliff practice is “How old is too old for rhinoplasty?”
Many of Dr Marcells’ patients at our Edgecliff practice are teenagers. More often than not, they (and their parents) wonder if it’s too soon to have a rhinoplasty because…
Are you thinking about scheduling a rhinoplasty consult at our Edgecliff practice? Excellent!
There’s a difference between being invisible and feeling invisible.
“Why is Dr Marcells looking at my chin when I came to see him about making my big nose look smaller?” a patient asked recently.
Our practice in Edgecliff is a no-judgment zone. We only offer opinions about a patient’s lifestyle when we feel a behaviour is detrimental to surgery success.
Our team loves questions about rhinoplasty. We were delighted recently when a patient we’ll call “Elizabeth” at our Edgecliff practice asked, “Do I have to sacrifice my eyes to improve my nose?”
It’s one thing to buy a fabulous fake designer dress or handbag. It’s quite another to think you’ve found a qualified facial plastic surgeon, then learn that s/he is a phoney
We’ve noticed a change at our practice. We’re seeing more and more 20- and 30-somethings coming in for an early start on anti-ageing treatments.
Neuromodulators, the science-y name for anti-wrinkle injections, are extremely popular at our Edgecliff practice.
A patient at our Edgecliff practice recently asked, “Will cosmetic injectables replace facelifts?”
The risk of facial nerve damage following a cosmetic procedure is one of many factors Dr Marcells discusses with prospective patients…
When Dorothy left Kansas looking for her heart’s desire, she ultimately realised “There’s no place like home.” That same realisation has come, sometimes too late…
In this space, we’ve written often on the subject of facial rejuvenation and the surgical and non-surgical treatments that correct/minimise evident signs of facial ageing.
Staffers at our new practice in Edgecliff were talking with patients recently about their must-have lists for the holidays.
Would you like to know more about surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty?
It’s one thing to be obsessed with the idea of facial plastic surgery for yourself, but an alarming number of people seem obsessed with other people’s faces and bodies.
Expert aestheticians such as we have at our practice are trained to help individuals navigate the sometimes confusing world of make-up, skincare, and SPF.
If you are in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with surgical and non-surgical procedures, your age may be irrelevant.
If you’re not happy with the results of a recent or long-ago rhinoplasty, this article will be of particular interest to you.
Dr Marcells and his team are masterful at diagnosing wrinkles. A personal in-depth interview with every patient allows our team to develop treatment plans tailored to their individual wrinkle-busting needs. Do you know the best wrinkle treatment to keep...
The deep plane facelift is one of the most advanced, sophisticated facial plastic surgery techniques used today. With all a deep plane facelift has to offer, why would anyone want anything else?
It’s the question on the lips of virtually every facelift patient that visits Dr Marcells at our practice in Edgecliff: “How long will my facelift last?” This article is dedicated to answering that question.
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.
The Paleo Diet is filled with nutrient-dense foods such as veggies, meats, and starchy tubers. These deliver a mountain of vitamins and minerals to your body. Beyond these body-nourishing substances, the Paleo Diet includes plenty of skin-loving, collagen-building foods.
In this article, we lay out the rules for keeping signs of facial ageing at bay. Don’t worry, they’re a snap to follow. Best of all: the impact on your wallet is small, but the benefits for your skin are enormous.
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.
Sadly, gravity, sagging muscles, and the loss of collagen can make eyes appear old and tired. Here are some things you can do about that.
Here’s the science behind the new sensation.
In the great scheme of things, looks shouldn’t matter, but they do. Perhaps this is why the history of plastic cosmetic surgery dates back to 600 B.C, and continues to bring patients to our practice in Bondi Junction.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries Dr Marcells performs. Here are some reasons why men have gotten on the rhinoplasty bandwagon.
Is 40 the new 60 when it comes to facial enhancement? It appears to be.
At About Face, men and women alike now feel free to talk openly about their self-improvement goals.
You don’t have to spend your life wrapped up in scarves to camouflage your neck. In this article, we’re sharing secrets to maintain a youthful neckline.
The United States has proven itself to be an excellent barometer of what’s happening here in Australia, so we’re sharing the highlights of that report in today’s article.
In this article, we explain why experienced facial plastic surgeons like Dr Marcells insist that patients give up smoking prior to a facelift, neck lift, or any procedure that requires the skin to be shifted.
If you’ve got a special event in your future, NOW is the time to think about what you can do to get camera-ready.
In this post, however, we’d like to look at a different kind of change. This change isn’t in surgery; it’s in the patients themselves.
In this article, we review the key factor that goes into a successful rhinoplasty and explain what Dr Marcells does to help his patients achieve their goals.
In this article, we’re highlighting three innovative strategies to help patients at About Face quickly improve skin tone and texture without surgery.
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.
I believe that the collective knowledge of facial plastic surgeons is being constantly enriched by the work of researchers and practitioners from across the world.
In this post, we talk more about the often over-looked topic of male body image and look at some of the ways surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation can help guys enjoy fun in the sun without self-consciousness.
What’s new in facial rejuvenation for next year? I’ve got two predictions that I’d like to share.
With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we’ve been seeing a different kind of holiday shopping at About Face.
As a medical doctor, I’m interested in everything that keeps my patients’ bodies in tip-top shape, and my own body, too!
In this post, I’d like to take a closer look at Anne Robinson’s facial transformation and talk about the risk of excessive cosmetic surgery.
In this post, I’d like to focus on cosmetic injectables and how they can give your face a lift without surgery.
I’d like to share a concern that several patients have raised about having a deep-plane facelift for facial rejuvenation at my practice in Bondi Junction.
In today’s post, I’d like to share breaking news from the world of cosmetic enhancement research. A ground-breaking study is shedding light on a concept called “facial profiling” and an unexpected benefit that can come with cosmetic enhancement.
When patients visit me at About Face to talk about how a facelift can help them achieve their cosmetic enhancement goals, many of them say: I want to look like a movie star
I am proud to have earned the accolade “master of rhinoplasty” from both patients and my peers around the world.
As the founder of About Face in Bondi Junction, one of my great challenges (and also my greatest pleasures) is bringing new, enthusiastic professionals to my practice. That’s why I’m so pleased to announce the addition of a dedicated nurse injector to the team.
We offer a variety of solutions for rejuvenating the appearance, and in today’s post I’d like to talk about the different choices that exist for relaxing, refilling, and refreshing your face.
What does 2015 hold for patients and providers? In this post, I’m sharing my predictions for what we’ll see in the year to come.
I had a funny conversation with a prospective patient the other day who told me she had been “bitten by the facial plastic surgery bug.” She needed my guidance, and I was happy to give it to her.
Dr George Marcells Explains “When Is a Face Lift Not a Face Lift?”
In this post, I’d like to invite you to explore the intricacies of the ageing face with the help of our sister organisation in the U.S.
Let me tell you more about what I’ve observed at my practice here in Edgecliff.
In this article, I’ll introduce you to the five stages of facial ageing to help you understand what’s happening and why.
In today’s post, I’m going to be an answer man and respond to a question asked more and more by my cosmetic surgery patients: Can cosmetic injectables enhance cosmetic surgery outcomes?
As a leading facial plastic surgeon considered by many to be the master of rhinoplasty, I have seen thousands of people who want to change the size and shape of their noses. It’s certainly understandable.
The About Face rooms in Bondi Junction have never been busier, and that’s true of many other cosmetic practices around the country.
My schedule at About Face in Bondi Junction is almost always filled with a variety of rhinoplasty surgeries.
With the arrival of 2015, patients have been calling in to ask about facial rejuvenation.
Everyone at About Face in Bondi Junction is excited about the new Healite II, a type of low-level light therapy (LLLT).
At my practice in Bondi Junction, we use everything at our disposal to ensure that we provide the two faceliftbenefits patients value most: more natural-looking results and less visible scarring.
Cosmetic enhancement, once the almost exclusive domain of women, is currently in-fashion for men…and likely to remain so.
The How-To of Nasal Irrigation after Rhinoplasty
To ensure that your new nose continues to look and function at its best, now is the time to practice nasal douching.
As you’ll learn in this post, whether or not someone will be happy with the results of facial plastic surgery may have as much to do with the patient as with the surgeon.
When a person has a facelift, they go through both a physical and mental recovery process. In this post, I offer some suggestions that help make for a smoother transition.
Have you ever thought about how hard your skin works to look good?
Here’s a basic question many surgeons ask their patients: “When you look in the mirror, are you surprised at the face you see looking back at you?”
One of the most gratifying aspects of being a facial plastic surgeon in Australia is being part of a professional community that comes together frequently in the spirit of peer-to-peer continuing education.
Today’s post is for anyone who has ever considered cosmetic enhancement and been told that the quest for looking and feeling your best makes you shallow, self-absorbed or vain. I’m here to tell you they’re wrong!
During the hour some people spend eating, shopping, or having a manicure, patients at our Bondi Junction practice are revitalising their appearance with a Lunch Hour Lift, or, as some people call it, a liquid facelift.
Intrigued? I hope so. Because what I have to share today is truly mystical, but incredibly practical at the same time.
There’s no time like the present to rejuvenate your face and enjoy all the positive benefits of facelift surgery. That being said, however, if you wait patiently until autumn or winter, you may have a better chance of getting the best possible results.
Scarring after a rhinoplasty fortunately tends to be minimal and, for the most part, unnoticeable. The outcome depends on several factors, not the least of which is choosing a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.
This is the age of the “Selfy Generation.” Every day, millions of people of all ages document their every move with self-portraits taken on mobile phones, ipad’s, and other electronic devices. Are you one of them?
In this post, I want to answer that question with information about what can be expected from different types of facelift techniques, and things a patient can do to ensure the most lasting results.
This post shares the questions you absolutely need to ask your surgeon before you dive into a facelift, as well as some of the answers you should expect to hear.
This is an extremely valid concern. Fortunately, surgeons such as myself who are well trained in facelift cosmetic surgery know how to minimise the appearance of scars.
In a century marked by tremendous advancements in health and beauty that help us look and feel younger than ever before, many people are wondering if it’s ever too soon to begin thinking about cosmetic enhancement.
In this post, I’m going to talk about some of the world’s best-loved celebrities and explain why they personify the expression,“You’re not getting older, you’re getting better”.
In this post I’m talking about rhinoplasty, a treatment for a broken nose that focuses on the aesthetics of nasal beauty while addressing any breathing malfunctions.
Your nose occupies a prominent position in the middle of your face, unprotected and exposed. That makes it especially vulnerable to impact and susceptible to damage.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about ear reshaping surgery.
Are you wondering what to expect after a facelift?
If you are considering a nose job, you may be wondering how the procedure is performed.
After a nose job, there are several steps you can take that may reduce recovery time. Find out which are the most important!
“Good eyebrows can make your face look younger and fresher so that you appear well-rested, attractive, and feminine,” says Dr Marcells.
Whether you’re getting ready for a non-stop round of parties or plan on taking a more subdued approach to the coming holiday season, one thing is certain: You’ll want to feel your best.
“Turkey neck” is so named because the wobbly, loose, and sagging skin that develops under the chin looks a lot like a turkey’s wattle.
Most surgeons agree that rhinoplasty, which combines science and art, is one of the most difficult procedures to master. Nobody wants their surgeon to rush through nose surgery.
Facial threads became popular some time ago among people in their 30s and 40s,as well as some who were older but whose skin had not become too lax for this treatment.
We’re not talking about looks here, but about breathing functionality. Most of us hardly ever think about our noses’ main role, ensuring that our lungs get enough oxygen and all the carbon dioxide from our body is released from our body.
According to Dr Marcells, even though there are many studies that examine outcomes of cosmetic surgery, most of the studies look at outcomes from the patient’s point of view and how patients report satisfaction.
It has been six months since Tania underwent a reconstructive rhinoplasty performed by Dr George Marcells. She now speaks about her rhinoplasty experience.
Snoring is annoying. It can ruin relationships, strain marriages and drive partners to sleep in separate rooms. But in reality, snoring can be more than just annoying.
Losing your sense of smell affects the enjoyment of food, because around 80 percent of what we experience as taste has something to do with our sense of smell.
Prevention is always better than cure. It is best to begin your routine skin care regimens early, long before you see fine lines develop on your face.
No matter what your age, for a smooth, healthy and radiant skin, Dr Marcells recommends Eyra Care.
Rhinoplasty is an extremely delicate and technically challenging cosmetic procedure, which can be performed to correct functional problems or for aesthetic reasons.
A stuffed nose can ruin your mood, give you a headache and change your whole outlook on life. The constant sniffing and blowing can be very frustrating not only to yourself but those around you.
As more men turn to cosmetic surgery around the world, in Australia too we see the demand for rhinoplasty among them increasing.
People choose to have nose surgery (or rhinoplasty) for a number of reasons. But what will happen during the first consultation?
All noses are not created equal. Just as each individual is unique, so is every nose. Noses of people from different ethnic backgrounds, however, can share common features…
If you are one of the estimated 3.1 million Australians suffering from hay fever, springtime is not your favourite season…
Nasal tip rhinoplasty refers to any procedure performed on the lower third of the nose. Nose tip refinement is a delicate art. It requires a lot of skill and experience, as well as…
If you’ve been in an accident and suffered an injury, often the damages to the nose would be considered far less critical compared to most other injuries; unless there is immediate obstruction to breathing or something obviously dangerous.
How do you know which type of brow or forehead lift is right for you? This blog post compares and contrasts three different techniques.
Dr George Marcells answers some frequently asked questions about the deep plane facelift.
“What’s in a name?” asks Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet.
“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
Yet quite a few people don’t appear to buy into this idea.
Facelifts are among the top five most sought after cosmetic surgical procedures in the world. And these days they are becoming more mainstream with a steadily growing demand among appearance-conscious regular people, not just celebrities.
A lot of people think facial plastic surgeons have something against the use of injectables treatments, that we resent injectables because many consumers are turning to injectables instead of having surgery. Not so.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder characterised by a severe preoccupation with a perceived defect or slight imperfection in one’s appearance. Those who have this disorder focus on a specific feature to the exclusion of all other concerns.
There are so many fad diets out there that aim at helping you to lose weight quickly. The paleo diet is one such diet that differs from the rest in that it’s extremely easy to stick to because it’s healthy and everything you need can be found at your local grocery store.
It’s the party season and we all want to look our best!
Find out more about the non-surgical treatments available at About Face.
Where do you go to for information when researching a cosmetic surgery or facial plastic surgery procedure?
There is no substitute for a face to face consultation.
Like artists, Facial Plastic Surgeons ‘map’ the face and observe where there is symmetry.
But symmetry doesn’t always equate with beauty, and only ten per cent of people have faces that I consider to be symmetrical.
In your quest for beauty or to look younger there are now more treatment options than ever before. While there are different trends for different ages, an individual consultation is essential to assess your needs and determine what is best for you.
Your face deserves the attention and time you give to this topic. So, do your research!
With the deep plane facelift technique there is no ‘pulled’ appearance and a more defined jaw, neck and cheekbones can be created.
100 people, including 80 optometrists, attended the Personal Eyes Annual Conference Event (PEACE) held at the Queen Victoria Building last weekend.
I spoke about upper eyelid surgery and the deep plane facelift.
Photo: before and after brow lift and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
If you are considering undergoing a facial plastic surgery procedure there are many things to consider…. including the season that suits you best!
The open structure rhinoplasty technique requires advanced training to perform, and is by far the most thorough and structurally sound approach.
You can download a FREE copy of this e-magazine to learn more about nose surgery.
Volume loss in the mid-face is one of the hallmarks of ageing. While dermal fillers can temporarily recreate shape, cheek implants offer a more permanent solution.
Within our ageing and health conscious population, there is an increasing level of interest in facial surgery and what it can achieve. I have recently been interviewed by editors and beauty writers from a variety of publications…
The purpose-built hospital now spans over an entire additional level, offering state-of-the-art facilities for a range of Cosmetic, Facial, Plastic Surgery and ENT Surgery procedures.
What are your favourite smells?
A home-cooked Sunday lunch reminded me of the importance of smell in daily life.
The emphasis of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery is on providing education, leadership and research for our members.
As President, I will also be focusing on Education & Training, Promotion and Global Collaboration.
Recently I attended and presented at two conferences in Adelaide, and I was elected as President of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Attending conferences, seminars and workshops is essential for every specialist.
Cosmetic surgeons work on many different parts of the body, whereas facial plastic surgeons spend their whole day creating exacting results purely on the face.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past 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.