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.View Facelift Gallery View Necklift Gallery Contact Us
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minor discomfort and tenderness is common following a facelift. Medication is used to control any associated pain.
The scar may follow or begin within the anterior temporal hairline, follow the ear and lobule, and continue behind the ear into the occipital hairline. This gives access to the entire face, eyelid, cheek, lower face, and neck.
The scar begins in the temporal hairline and goes along the ear tragus and below the lobule. This gives access to the midface, lower jowls, and upper neck.
The Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) is lifted to naturally rejuvenate the entire face and neck. The high design allows the midface and lower eyelid to also rejuvenate.
Allows access for fat excision (directly or via liposuction), repositioning of neck muscles, correction of platysma bands, and excision of any prominent submandibular glands. Restoration of a youthful neck is complete.
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.