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What is the Avenue Plastic Surgery approach to Facelifts?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Let’s take some time to talk about Facelifts.

An ever-popular procedure, facelift surgery can be an excellent option for people who have seen the signs of aging take a toll on their facial volume and skin elasticity, and who wish to restore some of the tone to their face that the years have taken away. Many of our patients remark on the wonders facelift surgery has done for their confidence and self-esteem, helping them not only to look naturally younger, but also to give a real boost to their quality of life due to this improved confidence.

At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we’re extremely passionate about helping our patients achieve a natural result they love, which is why we’ve applied our decades of experience and expertise in facial aesthetics to developing an approach to facelift surgery that’s not only safe and minimally invasive, but continuously sees our patients thrilled with their results.

Wondering if a facelift is right for you? Let’s take a look at the APS approach to the procedure, and some things you should be aware of if you’re considering undergoing facelift surgery.

Our approach:

At APS our key goal when performing facelift surgery is to ensure a natural looking result with minimal risk and downtime. We believe you should look refreshed after surgery, rather than different.

As well as being highly experienced plastic surgeons, our surgeons are experts in facial aesthetics and surgical rejuvenation. We appreciate this decision is a big one for you to make, so from your initial consultation, your surgeon will work closely with you to understand the look you are hoping for, and apply their expert techniques to ensure an excellent result. As every face is different, there are numerous different techniques and procedures available, and your surgeon will design the surgery specific to your unique requirements. We even use advanced computer imaging to help you envision what the finished result will look like. 

We refer to our approach to Facelift surgery as ‘three dimensional’. This is because our procedure involves three fundamental elements that ensure the best possible natural result and safe, positive patient experience.

  1. We integrate methods of autologous fat transfer into our facelift procedure. As leading Australian experts in fat grafting, we use your body’s own fat – a safer, more natural approach –  to restore lost volume to areas of the face. In this way, we can naturally restore volume to the lips, cheeks and other areas of the face, Using your body’s own fat cells ensures a more permanent result, as once transferred, this fat lives and grows naturally.
  2. Second, we adopt a minimally invasive approach to ensure your recovery and downtime is as short as possible. Our incision planning focuses on minimal visible scaring, and our technique minimises the risk of post-operative bleeding and bruising. We aim to make the process as simple and smooth as possible for you, our patient.
  3. Third, we avoid cutting important ligaments to avoid nerve damage and distortion of facial features. Our surgical process involves careful tightening of the facial muscles and removing excess skin to achieve a more toned, contoured facial appearance. Avoiding ligament damage is a top priority, making our surgery a less invasive and a safer method..

 

Through a combination of these elements we are able to create a natural result with minimal scarring. We restore smoothness and tone to the face, and create a long-lasting lift of the neck and jowls, while preventing an over stretched appearance.

Our facilities at Windsor Private Hospital allow us to offer these procedures as a Day Case, meaning most patients can return to the comforts of their home just a few hours after surgery.

 

Considering a face-lift?

Like any elective surgeries, it’s hugely important that you do your research first.

Familiarise yourself with your options, what the procedure will involve and ensure you are choosing a surgeon with sufficient experience and expertise to perform that particular surgery. There is no room for error when it comes to facial surgery, which is why you should ensure you’re having a facelift performed by a highly experienced and qualified expert.

At Avenue Plastic Surgery, our commitment is to you first, and we’re here to answer any questions that you may have when embarking on this journey.

If you’re considering face-lift surgery, don’t hesitate to make contact and begin a discussion with one of our patient advisors. The friendly and supportive team at our Melbourne clinic have a vast knowledge of these procedures, and will give you all the information you need and advise on your next steps.

Learn more about our face-lift surgery, or other facial rejuvenation procedures we offer here. 

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