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How Will My Facelift Look in 5 Years?

by | Sep 16, 2016 | Blog, Facelift

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.

Five Years Younger for Five Years & More

One of the most comprehensive studies to explore facelift longevity was conducted by the former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. The decade-long project examined more than 1,700 facelift patients and found that:

“In simple terms, by having a deep plane facelift you can expect to look on average at least five years younger…This study provides validation that positive aesthetic changes from facelift surgery are maintained over several years with 76% of patients still looking better more than five-and-a-half years after deep plane facelift surgery than they did before.” – Dr Barry Jones, MS FRCS

It’s important to note that these outstanding results are attributable to a 21st Century solution to a centuries old problem: the deep plane facelift.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

Facelift” is a broad term for a number of techniques facial plastic surgeons use to improve the appearance of the face and neck. A deep plane facelift surgically tightens the muscles behind the ear and neck. The technique was developed as an improvement to traditional SMAS procedures. In SMAS lifts, surgeons cut and stretch the skin to improve facial tone, earning them the names “skin only” lifts. The drawback is that this technique can leave patients with unnaturally pulled-looking skin, and an unwelcome I’ve-had-surgery look.

Dr Marcells prefers and is a master of the deep plane lift. With it, he can reposition loose, saggy, soft facial tissue as a single unit. This leads to less tissue trauma and faster healing for his patients, as well as a face that looks rejuvenated.

Is a Deep Plane Facelift Right for Me?

Facelift surgery is a highly individualised procedure. In order to determine which anti-ageing approach is best for you, you need the guidance of a well-trained and experienced facial plastic surgeon.

During the course of his long and successful career, Dr Marcells has developed diagnostics that take into account a patient’s

  • Aesthetic goals
  • Age
  • Body type
  • Overall health
  • Anatomy
  • Lifestyle

He consults with each patient individually to determine the best approach to take.

Facelift Surgery with Long-lasting Results

It’s never too soon (or too late) to discover how facelift surgery can improve your appearance and elevate your self-esteem. Bring us your questions and we’ll provide the answers. You can use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095 to schedule an appointment to get the facts from Dr George Marcells.

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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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