A face lift is also known as meloplasty or rhytidectomy.
The procedure tightens and removes sagging skin on the face and neck. Facial muscles may be surgically tightened to improve their tone. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin. Excess fat may also be removed or repositioned as part of the surgery. A face lift may also be combined with other surgical procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery or rhinoplasty. (add links to page). A face lift can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift.
You may be a good candidate for a face lift if:
- You have sagging skin in your midface and/or jawline
- You have deep creases extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds)
- You have lines extending from each corner of your mouth down your chin (marionette lines)
- You have facial fat (volume) that has fallen or is displaced
- You have sagging and loss of muscle tone in the lower face, resulting in jowls
- You have a double chin, resulting from loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw
- You have creased and sagging skin in your neck
While a face lift should make you look younger, it will not raise sagging eyebrows, remove deep frown lines in the forehead, change your upper or lower eyelids, or get rid of wrinkles around the mouth. Other forms of treatment may be more appropriate for you – see links. Face lift surgery does not stop the ageing process, it will continue after the surgery.
Face lift surgery is performed at Lingard Private Hospital or Warners Bay Private Hospital. You will stay overnight and will be discharged the following morning.
Face lift surgery is considered is a cosmetic procedure there is no rebate from Medicare or your health fund.