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Facelift Surgery

A facelift is a Plastic Surgery procedure that lifts the facial skin, removes excess wrinkles and repositions the deep layers of the face to a youthful position, through a carefully planned incision around the ear and in the hairline. A Neck lift is often included with a facelift to address the contour and aesthetic appearance of the neck.

The face is unique and conveys the way we look and express ourselves as individuals. As we age, our faces undergo changes that can result in wrinkles, volume loss, and a sagging facial appearance. A facelift can correct these age-related changes, rejuvenating and revitalising the face. Dr Zoumaras’ technique of High SMAS facelift executed with finesse ensures a dramatic and natural result that few surgeons offer.

Dr Zoumaras dedicates a day’s operating to rejuvenate the face with a High SMAS facelift and neck lift. This attention to detail and care sets Dr Zoumaras’ facelift technique apart and results in you having the best possible natural result that will boost your self-esteem and transform you.

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The Platinum Packages

Artiste Platinum Signature Facial Rejuvenation

  • Full High SMAS Flap Facelift
  • Neck lift with skin, muscle and gland contouring
  • Fat grafting to face, including lip augmentation
  • Dermabrasion and Chemical peel to eyelids and around mouth
  • Blepharoplasty and Brow lift to rejuvenate the eyelids and open the eyes
  • Once in a life time surgery

What you get:

  • High SMAS Facelift
  • Full Neck lift
  • Structured Fat Transfer and Grafting
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Brow lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dermabrasion

  • Operative Time: 8-10 hours operating time
  • Recovery: Overnight Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10-14 days

Artiste Platinum Signature High SMAS Face and Neck lift

  • Full High SMAS Flap Facelift
  • Neck lift with skin, muscle and gland contouring
  • Fat grafting to face, including lip augmentation
  • Dermabrasion and Chemical peel to eyelids and around mouth
  • Once in a life time surgery

What you get:

  • High SMAS Facelift
  • Full Neck lift
  • Structured Fat Transfer and Grafting
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dermabrasion

  • Operative Time: 6 hour procedure
  • Recovery: Overnight Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10-14 days

Artiste Platinum High SMAS Facelift

  • Full High SMAS Flap Facelift
  • Fat grafting to face, including lip augmentation
  • Dermabrasion and Chemical peel to eyelids and around mouth
  • Once in a life time surgery

What you get:

  • High SMAS Facelift
  • Structured Fat Transfer and Grafting
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dermabrasion

  • Operative Time: 4 hours
  • Recovery: Day surgery or Overnight Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10-14 days

Artiste Platinum Neck Lift

  • Submental and facelift incision approach for neck lift
  • Muscle suspension, platysma band removal, gland contouring
  • Fat removal and skin contouring

What you get:

  • Full Necklift
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Digastric muscle trim
  • Platysmaplasty
  • Platysmamyotomy
  • Fat removal
  • Skin removal

  • Operative time: 4 hrs
  • Recovery: Day or Overnight Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10 days

The Gold Packages

Artiste Gold Facelift

  • Full Facelift Incision
  • SMAS resection or plication
  • Fat grafting to face, including lip augmentation
  • Dermabrasion and Chemical peel to eyelids and around mouth
  • Will last 10 years

What you get:

  • Facelift with SMAS resection or plication
  • Structured Fat Transfer and Grafting
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dermabrasion

  • Operative Time: 3 hr procedure
  • Recovery: Day surgery or Overnight Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10-14 days

Artiste Gold Neck Lift

  • Submental and facelift incision
  • Muscle suspension
  • Fat and skin removal

What you get:

  • Full Necklift
  • Platysmaplasty
  • Fat removal
  • Skin removal

  • Operative time: 3 hrs
  • Recovery: Day or Overnight Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10 days

The Silver Packages

Artiste Silver Short Scar Facelift

  • Ideal for those in 30s to 40s, or early 50s with moderate signs of ageing
  • Short scar incision around the front of the ear only
  • SMAS excision or plication
  • Will last 7-9 years

What you get:

  • Short Scar Facelift with SMAS resection or plication
  • Structured Fat Transfer and Grafting
  • Lip Augmentation

  • Operative Time: 2-3 hr procedure
  • Recovery: Day Surgery
  • Unsociable for 7 days

Artiste Silver Neck Lift

  • Neck liposuction through minimal incision submental
  • Liposculpture of the neck

What you get:

  • Neck liposculpture
  • Fat removal

  • Operative Time: 60 minute procedure
  • Recovery: Day procedure Fast recovery

The Bronze Packages

Artiste Bronze Facelift

  • Offered by Dr Zoumaras as a Rooms only procedure to provide a real alternative to those seeking a facial procedure but not ready for surgery
  • Minimal access incision facelift under LA by a Plastic Surgeon
  • SMAS plication (superior to threads and by our expert Plastic Surgeon Dr Zoumaras)
  • Will last 2 years

What you get:

  • Short Scar Facelift
  • SMAS plication
  • By a Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Zoumaras

  • Operative Time: 1.5 hrs
  • Recovery: Day Procedure

Artiste Bronze Neck Lift

  • In rooms/office procedure

What you get:

  • Neck liposuction limited by local anaesthesia in rooms
    • Fat removal from Neck

  • Operative Time: 30 minute procedure
  • Recovery: Day procedure

Achieved With Facelift Surgery

Lift and Tone Sagging Skin

As we age, the collagen in our skin begins to break down, causing our facial tissues to become weak. Eventually, gravity pulls on the tissues and causes them to droop. Excess, sagging facial skin usually occurs below the cheeks and along the jowls. A facelift will lift and tighten your sagging skin, restoring tone and a youthful facial appearance.

Smooth and Improve Wrinkles

Wrinkles develop in areas of the face that experience the most movement. Typically, this is around the eyes and mouth. Trimming away excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue helps smooth and improve the appearance of wrinkles, targeting both the eyes and mouth. Dr Zoumaras’ technique also ensures natural blending of the skin along the cheeks and around the eyes.

Restore Volume and Eliminate Jowls

As fat and skin become displaced, fatty jowls can develop and your cheeks can appear sunken. Fat is repositioned in the cheeks and along the jawline to improve facial contours and restore lost volume. Replacing fat along the cheeks can enhance your youthful appearance. Targeting fatty jowls improves the contour of the neck and crafts better definition at the jawline.

Facelift Techniques

Dr Zoumaras’ preferred facelift technique is the Full Facelift/High SMAS facelift, but he will offer and perform a short-scar facelift in the younger patient with mild facial aging changes and wrinkles.

Full Facelift

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  • Ideal treatment for patients of any age
  • A fine incision is placed in the hairline at the temples, around the ears, and in the occipital/posterior hairline
  • Skin is separated from the deep muscular layer of the face (SMAS)
  • The deep tissue layer is lifted upwards and supported with sutures (achieved with a High SMAS flap that rejuvenates the entire face)
  • Fat is removed or repositioned to help restore lost volume through fat grafting
  • The neck is often accessed through a small incision under the chin (this allows a neck lift to be performed with the facelift)
  • The neck fat and muscles are trimmed and re-positioned to create a sharp cervico-mental angle
  • Excess skin is trimmed
  • The remaining outer layer is draped to highlight your new facial and neck contour

Short-Scar Lift

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  • Best suited for patients with limited facial laxity, usually around 40 years old
  • An excellent alternative to fillers and other non-surgical techniques
  • Targets the limited area between the cheeks and jawline
  • Incisions are placed only around the front of the ear
  • Skin is separated from the muscular layer
  • The deep tissues are lifted with a SMASectomy or plication, and if needed, skin is excised
  • Dramatically improves wrinkles and is a superior alternative to short-term facial fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments

Addressing Any Concerns You May Have

Recovery

Most patients will stay overnight in the hospital so their initial recovery can be monitored. Immediately following your surgery, you may experience bruising and swelling. Drains will be placed to minimise excess swelling. You will see a nurse daily until your drains are removed.

Most patients return to work within two weeks of the procedure once the swelling has begun to subside. You can resume your regular physical activities after four weeks. Almost all major swelling should subside within six weeks.

Specific Instructions

You will be advised to sleep on a flat pillow or no pillow to avoid flexing your neck. You will be requested to keep talking to a minimum to aid in recovery of your face and neck. You will be advised to avoid chewing gum and avoid eating hot and spicy foods for five days.

Scars

All incisions are created in the hairline or around the ears, which masks most of the scarring that can develop. However, each individual heals differently, and it is possible for some scarring to develop. However, any visible scarring is likely to fade over time.

Cost

The exact cost of your facelift will be determined during your consultation. Prices vary depending on the patient’s extent of correction needed. Other factors such as location, hospital fees, surgical fees, and anesthesia fees can all affect the ultimate cost of your facelift.

Before Other factors. A combined neck lift, eyelid surgery and brow lift will also affect the cost of the surgery.

Pain

Minor discomfort and tenderness is common following a facelift. Medication is used to control any associated pain.

Faq

All facelift surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia.

Any patients with visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, drooping skin, or volume loss are good candidates. This usually begins around 40 years of age and becomes more common among patients that are 50 or 60 years old.

The quality of your results rely heavily on the person performing your procedure. Dr Zoumaras has specialised facelift training. His education, technique, and attention to detail allow him to achieve results so natural that nobody will be able to tell you’ve undergone surgery. Dr Zoumaras devotes a whole day’s operating to your face, which highlights the care and finesse he applies during surgery.

Not all patients suffer from volume loss in the cheeks; some have excess fat deposits that create chubby cheeks. Buccal fat removal eliminates excess fat from the cheeks to improve your facial contour.

It is common for patients to combine other treatments and surgeries with facelift surgery to achieve total facial rejuvenation that cannot be achieved through a facelift alone. Commonly combined procedures include a neck lift, blepharoplasty, brow lift, skin peels, and/or dermabrasion.

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