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Considering A Facelift Over More Fillers & Injectables?

Have you reached a point in your life where it’s time to invest in facelift surgery? Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are an ideal treatment option for a more youthful appearance for many years, however as our faces continue to age, there does come a time when facelift surgery may be a good option.

Modern techniques and latest technology now make facelift surgery much more appealing for patients wanting a younger, more youthful appearance without the “unnatural look” which can result from previous techniques. In this article we explain what facelift surgery can address and its benefits to help achieve a more youthful appearance.

Why Consider Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery results in rejuvenation of the face by removal of excess skin and repositioning of the muscle-connective tissue complex under the skin together with the underlying fat. This type of aesthetic outcome cannot be achieved by laser therapy, dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections.

Facelift surgery addresses excess temporal, mid/lower facial and to some degree neck skin, by repositioning soft tissues of the face which will also smooth out wrinkles. In addition, repositioning soft tissues which have sagged resulting in “squaring” of the face, loss of cheek prominence and the appearance of “jowls” provides definition of facial features. The overall aim is to restore harmonious facial proportions and a youthful appearance.

Patients typically request facelift surgery to address:

  • Lateral eyebrow droop which results in a skin fold masking the corner of the eye
  • Loss of the aesthetic contour of the cheek bones
  • Deep nasolabial creases between the nose and corner of the mouth
  • Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Jowls which can contribute to a “square appearance” of the jawline

Facelift surgery aims to increase definition of the corners of the eyes, upsweep of the lateral eyebrows, define and increase prominence of the cheek, soften the nasolabial creases and marionette lines and increase definition of the jawline. It is often undertaken in combination with neck lift surgery to optimise the aesthetic outcome. 

Next Step

If you are considering facelift surgery and have questions you would like to ask or if you would like to book a confidential consultation at a cost of $140, click below or call (03) 9088 5000 for the Melbourne practice or (07) 3180 3400 for the Brisbane practice. The Cosmetic Surgery Co-ordinators of NorthEast Plastic Surgery will organise a consultation with Mr Tansley or Dr Seneviratne who are highly qualified and experienced surgeons. They will assess your individual requirements and discuss both surgical and non-surgical techniques in regard to facial rejuvenation and facelift surgery.


NorthEast Plastic Surgery has been designed to offer a bespoke and unrivalled cosmetic plastic surgical service of superlative standard and quality. Dr Seneviratne and Mr Tansley share their Australian and British plastic and cosmetic surgery experience in these educational articles.

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