Facelift by experienced Plastic Surgeon

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is more than just a surgical procedure—it’s a transformative journey towards rediscovering a more youthful, vibrant you.
At Aesthetica in Armadale, our experienced and empathetic Plastic Surgeon brings expertise and a passion for excellence to every procedure.
With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, you’re not just getting a facelift procedure; you’re gaining an experienced and caring team committed to your unique aesthetic aspirations.

We look forward to offering you plastic cosmetic surgical procedures and non-surgical interventions that deliver realistic and long-lasting results in Armadale, Melbourne.

Aesthetica is not just a name, it’s a reflection of our commitment to creating realistic expectations.

We believe in enhancing and preserving the real you.

About Aesthetica

Our team of Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Medical Practitioners, each have over 30 years of experience, specialise in delivering realistic and long-lasting results. Our commitment to exceptional care is unwavering, and we strive to meet and exceed your expectations.

We understand that the initial consultation is a crucial step in your journey.
We are dedicated to answering all your questions, addressing your concerns, and assisting you in making informed decisions about your options.

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Benefits of a Facelift

Opting for a facelift can offer numerous benefits. This procedure significantly reduces the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, helping to restore a more youthful look. Additionally, a facelift can provide more enduring results compared to non-surgical treatments. Our advanced techniques ensure a natural and refreshed look, avoiding the tell-tale signs of surgery.

Considerations Before a Facelift

Before deciding on a facelift, it’s important to consider the following:

  • Health Status: Ideal candidates are in good general health and do not have medical conditions that impair healing.
  • Realistic Expectations: Understanding the potential outcomes and limitations of the procedure is crucial.
  • Recovery Time: Be prepared for a recovery period and follow-up appointments to ensure optimal healing.
  • Consider Non-Surgical Options: Aesthetica offer a wide range of non-surgical treatment options that can lift and tighten the skin. These treatment options can be used as an alternative to surgery or complement the facelift, enhancing both recovery and enhance your results.

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Good overall health is also crucial for candidates considering otoplasty. We will review your medical history and perform a thorough examination to determine your eligibility for the procedure.

Having realistic expectations about the outcomes of otoplasty is essential. While the procedure can significantly improve the appearance of your ears, it is important to understand the potential results and limitations. He will discuss these with you in detail during your consultation, helping you make an informed decision.

Your consultation with our Plastic Surgeon is a key part of the preparation process. During this consult, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and any questions you may have about the procedure. He will explain the surgical techniques he will use, the expected outcomes, and the recovery process, ensuring that you are fully informed and comfortable with your decision.

What is a facelift

The soft tissues of the face comprise five layers –

  • From superficial to deep: skin,
  • Fat,
  • SMAS membrane,
  • Sub-SMAS space,
  • Periosteum (the fibrous covering of the facial bones).

For the facelift procedure to be effective with long-lasting results, all the layers have to be considered.
The SMAS layer is fibrous and relatively low in elasticity, meaning that when it is lifted, it does not quickly stretch out again.

Lifting of the SMAS layer during a facelift can be achieved in two different ways: a deep-plane approach, or a mid-plane approach.

high smas facelift

The High SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) facelift is an advanced technique that provides more comprehensive and natural-looking results.

A High SMAS Facelift aims to lift and smooth signs of aging in the face and neck that arise due to excessive loose or descended skin and deep facial tissues. This procedure involves repositioning deeper facial tissues along with the overlying skin to achieve a more youthful and balanced appearance.

The facelift procedure begins after your thorough consultation and the best approach for your needs determined.
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic at a private hospital. Precise incisions are made, often concealed within the hairline and natural contours of the face. The underlying tissues are lifted and repositioned, and excess skin is removed. Finally, the incisions are carefully closed with sutures, ensuring minimal scarring

mid plane macs facelift

The mid-plane facelift or MACS facelift exposes the SMAS but does not cut through it to gain access to the space underneath. The SMAS layer can be very effectively lifted by use of slow-dissolving “purse string” sutures woven through the SMAS, lifting and anchoring it to the cheekbone.

It is important to clarify that this type of open surgery is fundamentally different from “thread lifts”, which are performed “blind” (i.e. without surgical exposure of the facial tissue layers) and cannot directly lift the SMAS itself.

deep plane facelift

The deep-plane facelift involves the division of the SMAS and surgical invasion of the fourth or sub-SMAS space, intending to further mobilise the SMAS layer itself. This is a very effective procedure but requires a longer operation.

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Aftercare and Recovery

At Aesthetica our commitment to aftercare is paramount, ensuring the very best for our patients. The length of your recovery period will depend on your specific procedure and other health and lifestyle factors. Generally, you should allow 2-4 weeks for initial recovery following your surgery.

Good results depend on a collaborative approach and a healthy lifestyle. Following the specific instructions given by Aesthetica and attending all post-operative and treatment appointments are key to achieving the best outcome. Wearing post-operative compression garments throughout your recovery period is also crucial, and these garments will be provided as a part of your procedure fee.

At regular follow-up appointments we will monitor your healing progress, and our dedicated team is always available to address any concerns or questions during your recovery period.

maintaining your results

Please keep in mind that your results from facelift surgery or non-surgical facial rejuvenation may be impacted by fluctuations in your skin health or weight, as well as the effects of gravity, the natural ageing process, and environmental factors. Although a facelift will refresh your facial appearance, it does not stop your natural ageing process.

To maximise the longevity of your facelift surgery results, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. We also recommend following a regular, high-quality anti-ageing skincare regime. At Aesthetica, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments to enhance your facelift results and maintain your skin quality for years to come.
These treatments can include

We offer a complimentary skin consultation with one of our knowledgeable Dermal Clinicians to help you discover your options and create a treatment plan for your unique concerns.

Facelift risks and complications

All procedures carry some degree of risk, no matter who performs the surgery.
When surgery is performed by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon, there will be measures and precautions in place to help lower the risk of complications.

If complications do occur and require further treatment or revisional surgery, a qualified surgeon is trained to manage such situations. During your consultation, he will carefully explain the possible risks associated with your surgery so that you can make an informed decision.

why aesthetica facelift

Choosing a facelift at Aesthetica means entrusting your care to experts who are passionate about helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with the highest standards of medical excellence. With our experienced Surgereons at the helm, you can be assured of personalised care, exceptional results, and a rejuvenated, natural appearance.

Our comprehensive aftercare and complementary post operative treatments are designed to enhance your recovery and ensure the longevity of your results.

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thread lift

Deciding whether thread lift is the right choice for you depends on various factors, including your aesthetic goals, medical history, and expectations for the procedure.
During your consultation at Aesthetica in Armadale, our experienced cosmetic surgeons will evaluate your concerns, answer any questions and guide you through the decision-making process with honesty and transparency.

Radio frequency, RF skin tightening

About Accent RF radio frequency treatments 

Aesthetica’s RF Facial rejuvenation and FaceLifter  treatment uses unipolar and bipolar radio frequency modalities to heat our subcutaneous dermal tissue using various hand pieces emitting RF waves.
This technology causes the contraction of your existing collagen fibres, encouraging fibroblast migration and promotes new collagen growth that helps to tighten and improve the outer architecture of the skin. In short we help stem and reverse the natural ageing process of your skin

Jowls; how to reduce them

The age we feel sometimes does not reflect who we see in the mirror. At Aesthetica our experienced Doctors and dermal clinicians can have options for you from lower third facelifts to  minor skin tightening and texture rejuvenation to redefine your jowls.

Double chin treatment solutions

In today’s digital age, appearances matter more than ever, and the presence of a double chin can affect your self-esteem and how you present yourself, whether it’s during virtual meetings or in person.
At Aesthetica, we understand the impact a double chin or a more defined jawline can have on your self-image, and we’re here to empower you with effective solutions that will help you look and feel your best.

Cosmetic Surgery Questions

Undergoing any surgery can be a daunting experience. But when it is elective selecting the right surgeon to perform your procedure is crucial to ensure the best possible outcome. While it may seem logical to assume that any surgeon is qualified to perform any type of surgery, the reality is that not all surgeons have the same level of experience.

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Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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