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Facelifts are Back & Better than Ever

by | Oct 5, 2018 | Blog, Facelift

Facelifts are in again. Actually, anti-ageing facial surgery was never really out of fashion, especially not at our practice. Over the past few years, surgical facelifts were eclipsed temporarily by the advent of a wonderful array of non-invasive and minimally invasive anti-ageing treatments. Why are facelifts back in the spotlight again? Last year, in an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Marcells answered that question like this, “At the end of the day, surgery can be delayed by newer treatments but not replaced…(surgical facelift) results are so good that they are almost invisible.”

Surgical face lifts are not all the same. Let’s go beneath the skin for a deeper look at why…

Changing the Face of History & Yours, Too

Facelifts celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2016 and a history of helping men and women correct

  • Loose skin
  • Saggy skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Creases around the jawline, nose and mouth
  • Jowls
  • “Turkey neck”
  • Double chin

Over time, the procedure has gone from good to better to best. In 1916, the “good” technique was primitive and described at the time as “Lifting the [sagging] skin from the underlying fat, drawing it back, re-draping it and then removing the excess,” according to the Tatler. The unintended consequences included an unnatural windswept look to the face and “pixie ears,” both linked to skin that had been pulled tight.

The “better” superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) lift was the next leap forward in facial rejuvenation. A facial plastic surgeon tightens the underlying muscle structure, and may extract skin in order to improve facial contours. Unfortunately, the SMAS can only provide a certain level of benefit as some of the causes of facial ageing go deeper than the SMAS layer.

Top of the Charts: Deep Plane Face Lift

Today, Dr Marcells is able to offer patients the “best” in facial anti-ageing treatments: the deep plane face lift. “The deep plane technique is superior in its ability to erase the effects of ageing on the face and neck,” says Dr Marcells. “It allows me to rejuvenate a patient’s entire face more effectively by repositioning deeper tissue layers, not just pulling skin.”

  • Rejuvenates the entire face and neck area
  • Addresses mid-face ageing which does not respond well to other techniques
  • Accentuates the cheekbones, jawline and neck
  • No pulled skin
  • Less bruising and bleeding
  • Longer lasting results
  • Virtually invisible results

“You can turn the clock back a bit with (cosmetic injectables) but it keeps on ticking,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons told the New York Post. “Ultimately, nothing rejuvenates the face like a facelift from a board-certified facial plastic surgeon.” We couldn’t agree more.

The Right Surgeon for the Job

The success of a deep plane face lift has everything to do with a surgeon’s mastery of the challenging technique. Dr Marcells has been in practice for over 15 years and has performed hundreds of successful face lifts. If you would like to put that expertise to work for you, we invite you to call us to schedule an appointment or use our simple online contact form.

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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.

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