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Granny Priscilla Presley Says YES to a Facelift

by | Nov 18, 2016 | Blog, Facelift

One of the most common questions prospective patients ask our founder Dr George Marcells about cosmetic enhancement at our practice is: am I too old for facial plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement?

If you are in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations a bout what can be achieved with surgical and non-surgical procedures, your age may be irrelevant. That’s good news for the increasing number of ageing baby boomers who want to look as youthful as they feel.

This raises a question, however: Should someone in their golden years have the smooth, unlined face of a 20-year-old? The mixed (and heated) reactions to the facelift of 71-year-old Priscilla Presley suggest a split-decision.

Leave the plastic surgery alone Priscilla Presley/She looks incredible
How unbelievably stunning/Her face looks like a mask

Don’t Blame Facelifts

When a facelift is performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon with aesthetic expertise, the results can be subtle and natural. A facelift won’t make a 70-year-old look like she’s a teenager, but it can help her look more fresh and youthful. “ – Dr George Marcells

With the evolution of facelift techniques, contemporary surgeons have a broader range of options. Today they can perform facelift procedures that improve a patient’s features and minimise scarring without radically changing the appearance of an individual. Dr Marcells is experienced at assessing a patient’s facial anatomy correctly in order to determine whether a facelift is indicated and which approach will provide the most positive benefits.

Dr Marcells is a master of the deep plane facelift, considered by many to be the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. The surgery creates dramatic changes in the mid-face area, including the cheeks, nasolabial folds, jaw line and chin. Additionally, unlike skin-lifting alone (SMAS) and short facelift procedures, the results of a deep plane facelift last from ten to fifteen years.

Your Fabulous Face at Every Age

At our Edgecliff practice, we’re dedicated to helping our patients look and feel better than they ever have before, whether they’re seniors, or younger. If you’d like to know about your options for cosmetic enhancement, please use our online enquiry form or call our practice on 1300 555 095 to contact us.

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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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