FULL OR MINI FACELIFT SURGERY IN SYDNEY & CANBERRA

No one deserves to feel uncomfortable or self-conscious in their own skin, and for many people cosmetic surgery allows them to overcome this barrier. At Panthea Clinics, we specialise in a range of surgeries that achieve outstanding outcomes that meet our patients’ expectations.

Learn more and book your facelift or mini facelift surgery consultation with the team of surgical experts at our Sydney or Canberra clinics.

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WHY CHOOSE OUR CLINIC FOR FULL OR MINI SURGERY?

An individual’s face is a unique, complex, three-dimensional structure. With foundations of solid bone and supporting soft tissue volumes, these structures are all held together by visible and invisible ligamentous extensions. Environment, time and gravity eventually take their toll on the way your face looks, leading to wrinkles, a tired look, changes in the shape of the face or a loose neck and jowls. Through a facelift surgery, some of these blemishes can be undone – unwinding the clock on a person’s face – leaving them looking refreshed and younger.

Principal surgeon at Panthea Clinics, Dr Farhadieh, has a special interest, extended training and expertise in facial aesthetic surgery. Over the course of his career, he has undertaken two separate aesthetic and reconstructive fellowships with a focus on the face. Dr Farhadieh as the Chief Editor of the internationally praised Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques textbook, wrote the chapter on facelift surgery and is guiding the next generation of facelift surgeons worldwide by sharing his extensive knowledge and expertise.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to facelift surgery. Every procedure is tailored to the patient’s requests and their unique facial features. A natural aesthetic that appears more youthful than before is the ultimate goal. Patients who wish to make changes to their underlying facial appearance should discuss their surgical options in detail with Dr Farhadieh.

THE PREOPERATIVE AND POSTOPERATIVE PROCESS

The first step to any surgery is an initial consultation, where your surgeon will first learn your medical history, what your expectations are and what outcomes can be achieved. When you consult Dr Farhadieh about your facelift surgery, you can expect to discuss in detail these important factors:

  • Previous surgeries
  • Your medical history
  • Current medications
  • Allergies
  • Family medical history
  • Your smoking history

After discussing these in detail, Dr Farhadieh will offer various surgical options that best suit your needs, including whether a full or mini facelift is optimal for achieving your goals. We will provide as much knowledge and advice as you need to make an informed decision about what you want from your facelift surgery. In addition to expert advice, you will also be provided with a comprehensive information pack on your facelift procedure.

During your facelift operation, a hairline incision is commonly made in front of your ear, extending behind it to gain access to your facial features. Underlying facial structures like the fascia and shifting soft tissues are connected to underlying bones via an intricate system of ligaments. Only by surgically manipulating these structures can you achieve a more balanced and youthful appearance. For revision facelift surgeries, the process may vary slightly due to the intricacies of the procedures. If you wish to, your eyelids can also be addressed during a facelift surgery.

When opting for a neck lift however, the incision will be made under the chin to conceal it as much as possible.

Your facelift operation will be performed under general anaesthesia, and you will need to be admitted for one night. Most patients at Panthea clinics are discharged the next day. You can expect some bruising and swelling after the procedure, but they should subside in 2 weeks’ time. Most patients find themselves well enough to return to work after 2 weeks, some even returning just a few days after getting discharged from hospital. You will be required to return to our clinic between 5 to 7 days after your procedure so that Dr Farhadieh can remove any external sutures and reiterate scar management advice.

YOUR PEACE OF MIND IS OUR BIGGEST PRIORITY

All surgeries, no matter how big or small, carry risks of complication. Our surgical team will explain the risks of mini and full facelift operations, possible complications, and discuss all aspects of the surgery with you during your consultation. Be assured that you are in safe hands with Dr. Farhadieh. His experience with facial nerve reanimation subspecialty fellowship further emphasises his expertise and excellence in this field so you know you will be well taken care of.

Following your initial postoperative review, we will continue to organise follow-up appointments at regular intervals.

Throughout your surgical journey, your relationship with your surgeon is crucial to your procedure. Be sure you have read and understood all the information sheets provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them. We will guide you through every step of the way until you have a clear picture and are satisfied.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FACELIFT PROCEDURES AT PANTHEA CLINICS IN SYDNEY & CANBERRA

If you’ve been thinking about getting cosmetic surgery for a while now, Panthea Clinics are more than happy to guide you through the process of achieving the look you want. We are committed to your peace of mind and will provide all the information you want and need before you make the decision regarding mini and full facelift surgery.

Contact our Sydney or Canberra clinic today and book your initial consultation to see our surgeon, Dr. Ross Farhadieh. Other plastic surgery services we provide at Panthea Clinics include tummy tucks, nose jobs, neck lifts, breast augmentation and breast reduction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, facelift surgery is an intricate surgery. General anaesthesia and overnight admissions are the safest way to perform this surgery.

Initially, your scars will be visible. However, as the incision wounds heal, they will become less noticeable. Sometimes scar abnormalities or some skin loss may occur as a result of the procedure. Generally, they can be managed conservatively, at times requiring secondary surgery.

Recovery varies from patient to patient. Majority of the swelling goes away within the first 7 to 10 days, with any remaining swelling resolving in 4 weeks’ time. By the end of 2 weeks, most patients are well enough to be out and about.

While all our bodies have some intrinsic asymmetry, under the skilful hands of a trained plastic surgeon, noticeable or persistent postoperative asymmetry is rare. In the unlikely event that a facial nerve is bruised during the operation, it can take a few weeks to recover.

The face is an intricate part of the body and plays a crucial role projecting our sense of identity. Often thought as a subspecialty among plastic surgeons, further training beyond basic plastic surgical qualification is often required to be proficient in this field. Dr Farhadieh is not only highly skilled, but he has also undertaken two separate clinical fellowships in London, England, focusing on the face from both cosmetic and reconstructive perspectives. You are in one of the best-trained hands with Dr Farhadieh.

The face is an intricate part of the body and plays a crucial role projecting our sense of identity. Often thought as a subspecialty among plastic surgeons, further training beyond basic plastic surgical qualification is often required to be proficient in this field. Dr Farhadieh is not only highly skilled, but he has also undertaken two separate clinical fellowships in London, England, focusing on the face from both cosmetic and reconstructive perspectives. You are in one of the best-trained hands with Dr Farhadieh.

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