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Necklift & Facelift Brisbane

NorthEast Plastic Surgery is a practice experienced in facelift and neck lift surgery in Brisbane. We provide a range of surgical and non-surgical facial treatment options specific t your individual requirements.

Treatments Overview | Why consider facelift and necklift surgery? | Facelift and necklift surgery consultation | Facelift and necklift surgery | Recovery period | Book Consultation

Surgical Treatments

Surgical treatments include facelift and necklift surgery in addition to facial fat grafting


Facelift surgery can manage temporal, mid/lower facial, and to some extent neck skin. In addition, it can repositions facial soft tissues to change facial proportions.

Neck lift

Neck lift surgery is often performed in conjunction with facelift surgery to manage neck skin and vertical lines in addition to the appearance of the chin and the angle between the chin and neck (cervico-mental angle). Where appropriate, liposuction techniques may be used in conjunction.

Lipofill (Fat Grafting)

Fat grafting involves transferring fat cells extracted by specific liposuction techniques from donor sites such as the abdomen or thighs.

Approximately two thirds of the injected fat is expected to survive long term and multiple treatments can be performed.

The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic in an accredited hospital as a day procedure.

Non-Surgical Treatments

We believe that a balanced and holistic approach provided by the experienced surgeons and staff is essential to achieving your optimal outcome.

Injectable treatments
Our Clinic can provide consultations on reducing the appearance of wrinkles. At NorthEast Plastic Surgery, all non-surgical injectable treatments are performed personally by your surgeon and include botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid injections.

Dermal Therapies
Dermal therapies performed at NorthEast Plastic Surgery and NorthEast Mediclinic by our qualified dermal therapist. Techniques used include
microdermabrasion, skin needling and peels.

Cosmaceutical Skin Care

Advice can be provided by the dermal therapists regarding cosmeceutical skin care.

Why Consider Facelift And Neck Lift Surgery?

Facelift Surgery

Patients typically request facelift surgery to manage:

  • Lateral eyebrow position
  • Facial proportions and contours
  • Appearance of the cheeks and jawline

Neck lift Surgery

Patients typically request neck lift surgery to manage:

  • neck skin, vertical lines
  • fatty tissue deposits
  • appearance of the chin
  • appearance of the cervico-mental angle between the neck and chin
  • appearance of submandibular salivary glands under the jaw

Facelift & Necklift Surgery Consultation

Before undertaking any procedure with NorthEast Plastic Surgery, you must first book a private consultation with one of our experienced surgeons.

During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your expectations for your surgery and identify potential limitations to achieving your expectations, such as skin quality, facial skeletal structure, and overall facial proportions. Your surgeon will then take you through potential surgical management options for each of these areas, which will include:

1. Management of the upper face
Including consideration of the forehead and position of the eyebrow complex.

2. Management of the mid-face
Including skin quantity and position of underlying soft tissue structural supports.

3. Management of the lower face and neck
including lower facial and neck skin quantity and condition of the underlying soft tissue structures.

Your surgeon will advise you on the impact each of these elements will have on your desired surgical outcome. Your surgeon will inform you of all treatment options, the degree of surgery required to achieve your desired results and will provide you with a range of before and after images.

Pre-operative Management

Your surgeon may request you undertake further medical examination before approving you for surgery, such as a blood tests. Your surgeon will also advise you on the medications, supplements and activities that will need to be ceased before undergoing surgery.

For example, it is recommended that any blood thinning agents be ceased or minimised in the lead up to surgery. Other medications, such as the oral contraceptive pill and aspirin, and supplements such as garlic and fish oil, may also need to be stopped ahead of surgery.

It is vital that smoking ceases six weeks before and after surgery, along with any products containing nicotine.


With NorthEast Plastic Surgery, you can be confident you’re in the hands of experienced and knowledgeable surgeons who take pride in the care and safety of their patients. As part of this commitment to you, it’s important we inform you of the risks associated with any surgical procedure.

Though uncommon, complications that can arise include scarring, infection, wound complications and excessive or abnormal bleeding. Any corrective surgery to address such complications would involve its own set of risks.

Risks specific to facelift, necklift and lipofill surgery include seven to ten days of bruising and swelling known as oedema. A significant but usually temporary risk that improves over six to nine months is sensory nerve damage affecting sensation of the ears and cheeks. A serious but uncommon risk is motor nerve damage that impairs movement of the eyebrows, eyelids and lips.

Additional risks include loss of grafted fat, incisional alopecia (hair loss in the line of incisions within the hair) and asymmetry which may require revisional surgery as appropriate.



There is a cost for an initial consultation at our Brisbane clinic, with the potential to receive a portion of this back via Medicare where eligible for rebate, provided you have a referral from your GP. You can call our Brisbane office on 07 3180 3400 to enquire about any out-of-pocket costs before your initial consultation as well.

Due to guidelines set by the Australian Medical Board, we do not advertise prices for medical procedures on our website. Following consultation with your surgeon, you will be provided with a personalised quotation for your surgery during your initial consultation.

Your Surgery

Your procedure will be performed by one of our experienced surgeons under general anaesthetic administered by specialist anaesthetists in an accredited hospital. Incisions are typically made in front of and behind the ears and within an area known as the temporal and posterior auricular hairline (the scalp and behind the ears), as well as sometimes under the chin.

Wounds are repaired with both internal dissolving stitches and external stitches that require removal. At the completion of surgery, tapes and dressings are applied which are suited to showering. External stitches of the facial and ear skin are removed one week after surgery and those in the hairline are removed two weeks after surgery.

Recovery period

It is important that access to medical attention is available by telephone once you have been discharged. Issues about which your surgeon needs to be made aware urgently include pain uncontrolled by medication, bleeding to the extent that the dressings soak through with blood, temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius, redness of the skin, swelling of the face or neck, difficulty swallowing or breathing or any concerns related to the surgery.

Following observation in hospital, patients can usually go home the same day. At the time of discharge, appropriate pain medication and antibiotics will be dispensed. It is important that these be taken to minimise discomfort and potential wound complications.

Patients are encouraged to keep their head in an elevated position with pillows at night to minimise bruising and swelling for one week. It is also important that access to medical attention be easily available via phone.

Facial compression garments are typically worn for two weeks after surgery followed by massage and taping of scars. You will be advised of such treatments during your post-operative visits. Wound healing generally takes from one to two weeks, during which movement including excessive chewing should be undertaken with care. Swelling will continue to subside for six to eight weeks and may take several months to subside fully.

Patients can return to driving once they have ceased pain medication, which is usually five days after surgery, and can return to work after approximately two weeks. Strenuous exercise can normally be resumed at around four to six weeks.

Second Opinion

Mr Patrick Tansley MD FRCS (Plast) and Dr Sugitha Seneviratne FRACS (Plast) provide a consultation service under Cosmetic Surgery Expert Second Opinion (CSESO). Patients seeking to address previous cosmetic plastic surgery problems and revisions for already ‘botched’ surgery. If you have had an unsuccessful or what is otherwise referred to as a botched facelift surgery, or would like an expert second opinion on previous surgery, book a consultation to discuss this with one or both of our surgeons.

Second Opinion

Mr Patrick Tansley MD FRCS (Plast) and Dr Sugitha Seneviratne FRACS (Plast) provide second opinion to patients seeking to address problems following plastic surgery performed elsewhere and revisional or corrective surgery. If you would like a second opinion on previously undertaken surgery, book a consultation to discuss this with one or both of our surgeons.

Before & After Photos

As the privacy of our patients is of the utmost importance to us, generally we do not provide before and after photos on our website. You will be shown a number of before and after images during your private consultation to illustrate the potential outcomes of surgery. These images have been provided by previous patients who have consented to their private use.

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T (07) 3180 3400
F (07) 3180 3401
P 0411865055
(paging service for after hours emergencies only)


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Wickham House
Level 1 155 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill
Queensland 4000

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