INSTAGRAM – Staying Connected
I am passionate about Facial Plastic Surgery and nothing makes me happier than the positive feedback I receive from patients who are satisfied with their results.
Each patient is unique, and everyone’s journey is different.
Staying connected is an essential part of follow up with every patient who undergoes a procedure. I like to see my patients immediately following the procedure and then at regular, predictable, intervals so that I can monitor healing and recovery and continue to answer any of their questions. This close consultation helps ensure the patient receives optimum care as we continue to work together to achieve the best results.
Patient confidentiality is paramount in this medical consultation process.
For those considering undergoing a facial plastic surgery procedure, such as a Face and Neck Lift, Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, Blepharoplasty, or Eyebrow Lift, it can sometimes be useful to see ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of similar procedures.
Instagram and my website are the main avenues I use to showcase results (‘before’ and ‘after’’ pictures) of those patients who are happy and have also given their consent. No identifiable photos of patients are shared on my website and social media without their prior consent.
As well as being of interest to those considering undergoing a procedure, many of my current and past patients also choose to stay in touch via connecting with me on social media and subscribing to my newsletter.
My INSTAGRAM account is a more accessible and frequently updated gallery of ‘before’ and ‘after’ images than my website and also allows for more interactivity. I read all the comments and respond whenever straightforward or appropriate to do so.
More detailed questions or anything that breaches patient confidentiality can’t be answered on this platform. It’s worth stressing that social media commentary will never take the place of a face to face consultation, which is essential for anyone considering a facial plastic surgery procedure.
Comments following my posts are usually affirming and positive, a celebration and sometimes acknowledgment of the fact that the person featured chose to undergo something that may be life changing.
I regularly post on INSTAGRAM to stay in touch, document and celebrate.
With each post is an essential disclaimer guiding the viewer to pay attention to the fact that the photos shared are unique to that individual who is featured:
“Outcomes experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect what another person may experience. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks which you should discuss in detail with your surgeon.”
* Photo descriptions:
- Both Preservation and Structural techniques were used to create a completely natural and elegant nose in all angles. The bump is gone and the bulbous droopy tip is nicely refined and supported and will continue to refine over the next one to two years. The nostril shape is neat. The tip no longer plunges when smiling… and very importantly, her breathing is markedly improved.
- These photos are taken 12 months apart. One year on from a Primary Rhinoplasty using a combination of Preservation and Structural techniques. Her nose looks completely natural and elegant. it is straight and defined in the front view. The bump is gone and the bulbous droopy tip is nicely refined and supported. The nostril shape is neat. The tip no longer pulls down with smiling…. and very importantly, her breathing is markedly improved.
- At only ten days post-op note the natural-looking, strong, manly jawline and neck contour. This patient had two previous surgeries performed elsewhere which had failed to adequately treat the neck. Deep Plane Face and Necklifts take the tension off the skin so there is no “pulled” look and the ear attachment is not drawn downward during the healing process. Deep Plane Face and Necklifts look natural because the patients own ligaments are retensioned and repositioned.
- A recent revision rhinoplasty photographed two weeks post-op wearing NO MAKEUP. Unfortunately previous surgery performed elsewhere left her with a deformity of the nose and marked retraction of the nostril rims as well as hanging columella. This continued to get worse many years after the surgery. Structural manoeuvres with the patient’s own rib cartilage were used to create an elegant natural profile and refined defined tip with good support and pleasing nostril shape. The nose looks great at only two weeks post-op despite some swelling and will continue to refine and define and become more elegant over the next one to two years. (Long term swelling and thickened scar tissue can lead to a long healing process in some revision rhinoplasty patients. This is usually controlled over time with nasal massage, taping and steroid injections… and patience). In this case swelling is minimal at two weeks … and very importantly her breathing is excellent.
- Outcomes experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect what another person may experience. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks which you should discuss in detail with your surgeon.
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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.