As we age, it is not uncommon to feel that there are many things we don’t like about our appearance when we look in the mirror.

Sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, a crepey neck… we often think back to 10, 20, or 30 years ago, longing once again for a time when our skin was plump, smooth, and much younger!

Oftentimes, the confidence of yesteryear can begin to fade… but fortunately, there is a solution to help restore a more youthful visage, and boost your confidence along the way.

Facelift surgery in Australia is a popular plastic surgery procedure that aims to remove excess skin and tighten the facial muscles.

The goal is to make the patient feel and look younger, leaving them with a tauter, more alert, refreshed, and youthful face.

Book a consultation with Brighton Plastic Surgery

If you’d like to learn more about facelift surgery or wish to find out if you’re a suitable candidate, we invite you to book a consultation with Mr Keith Mutimer AM at Brighton Plastic Surgery. Contact us online here or submit a confidential enquiry here.

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How long do facelift results last?

While you can achieve significant and noticeable results, it is sometimes tricky to say that a facelift is permanent simply because the natural ageing process will continue.

So while the actual results of a facelift are considered permanent changes, your skin continues to age.

Using this logic and understanding, we can expect that a facelift performed by our specialist facial plastic surgeon in Melbourne can be expected to last up to 10 years.

Can a facelift be combined with other procedures?

A facelift may be performed in conjunction with a neck lift or other complementary procedures.

Your specialist surgeon can help you understand the safest and most effective plastic surgery journey. We encourage you to ask plenty of questions, listen to your surgeon, and have realistic expectations.

Speak to your plastic surgeon today about combining plastic surgery procedures. Some options may include:

Neck lift

A neck lift is designed to smooth the contours of the neck, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It is a popular procedure performed alongside a facelift.

Fat injections

Fat injections can help restore lost volume, add definition, and improve your facial contours.

Facial implants

Cheek and chin implant surgery is an individualised procedure customised to meet each patient’s unique needs. It can help improve the shape and contours of your face.

Why do people choose a facelift?

The fact is that while there is nothing we can do to stop the natural ageing process, a facelift may be a suitable solution for you, to target some of the major tell-tale signs of ageing, such as…

Loose skin

Two of the most important proteins that keep young skin taut and supple are collagen and elastin.

As we age, our bodies produce less of these proteins, resulting in sagging, looser, and thinner skin.

A facelift can help to correct a sagging face by removing excess skin, refining the contours of the face, and resulting in a fresher, more lifted, and more youthful appearance.

Sagging facial muscles

Ageing, sun damage, and genetics are three of the leading causes of sagging facial muscles.

The tightening of facial muscles is an important part of the entire facelift process, and improves the overall outcomes of the procedure. Sagging face muscles, particularly around the jawline, can lead to jowls.

Jowls and excess fat

Jowls are the pockets of fat that sit along your jawline, on either side of your mouth. As we age, these deposits can become more prominent, and sag down to give the illusion of a drooping, old, or tired visage.

A facelift tightens loose muscles along the jawline, removing excess skin and creating a younger and fresher look.

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Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

Patients most suitable for a facelift include those who…

  • Are generally healthy, of a healthy weight and fitness level
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations of what any cosmetic procedure can do for them
  • Are honest and transparent with their surgeon

These factors are not conclusive however they are often great indicators.

In more casual terms, we find many people who look into facelift share similar sentiments of feeling like they look tired or older than they feel, and want to look younger.

What is the best age to get a facelift?

While there is no “best” age to get a facelift, we find that typically, those who choose facelift surgery are aged 40+.

However we are more than happy to speak with interested candidates of any age, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today if you have any questions or would like to organise a consultation.

Interested to learn more about facelift surgery at Brighton Plastic Surgery?

Get in touch with our friendly team today

Passionate about creating beautiful, natural results, our specialist facial plastic surgeon Dr Keith Mutimer AM performs facelifts in Melbourne. The procedure is performed at Cabrini Brighton, located just moments from our clinic.

Find Brighton Plastic Surgery in New Street, around the corner from the popular Church Street shopping precinct.

If you like to get in touch online, please fill in this form. Alternatively, you can submit this confidential enquiry form.