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Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

Another name for a Facelift is Rhytidectomy. It is a surgical procedure that helps correct the signs of ageing on the face and neck. This includes loose skin, lines, wrinkles, folds and jowls that often appear around the lower face. The procedure helps to lift and firm facial tissues.

Why consider Facelift?

Reduce lines around jowls, chin and lips

Lift and tighten facial muscles

Refine your jawline

Reduce excess jaw & jowl skin

Facelift

Before and After Gallery

Disclaimer: The outcomes shown are only relevant for these patients and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.

What are the potential Facelift (rhytidectomy) outcomes?

  • Reduce excess skin along both the jaw and jowls
  • Restore a more defined jawline
  • Tighten up the face
  • Reduce the lines around your lower jowls, chin and lips
  • Lift and tighten the deep facial muscles

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Am I a Suitable Candidate For a Facelift?

A suitable candidate for a facelift typically exhibits signs of facial ageing such as loose skin, jowls, and wrinkles. Candidates are in overall good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. It’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if a facelift is the right choice for your specific concerns and goals.

What Can I Expect During Surgery?

The time taken to complete your procedure will depend on the surgical approach taken by your chosen Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Typically, Facelift Surgery will take between 2-4 hours.

The exact technique your chosen Specialist Plastic Surgeon uses during a facelift depends on a number of factors, including your facial anatomy, the extent of the facelift.

Typically during the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions along the hairline and around the ears. They then reposition and tighten underlying tissues, remove excess skin, and close the incisions.

Risks and Complications

Facelift like all surgical procedures carries some risks and potential complications. These may include:

  • Anesthesia Risks
  • Exessive Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor Scarring
  • Nerve Damage
  • Hair Loss
  • Skin Irregularities
  • Asymmetry
  • Prolonged Swelling or Bruising
  • Skin Necrosis
  • Visible Scars

It’s essential to discuss these risks with your surgeon during the consultation and follow their pre- and post-operative instructions to reduce the risk of complications.

All surgery has risks – for detailed information about the risks and potential complications of Facelift Surgery surgery please visit the risks of surgery page.

Recovering from Facelift Surgery

Post-operative recovery

The length of your recovery period will depend on your specific procedure and other health & lifestyle factors. Recovery times can vary significantly from person to person. The general rule, however, is that you should allow 2-4 weeks for initial recovery following your surgery. Scar maturation can take up to a year.

You will need to work with your Surgeon to allow for adequate and proper healing time. It is important to consult with your Surgeon before returning to daily activities such as driving, lifting and exercise.

It is also important to wear the post-operative compression garments throughout your recovery period for the designated time frames. At Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery, your garments will be provided by your Surgeon.

Good results depend on a collaborative approach and a healthy lifestyle. You will need to be willing to follow the specific instructions given to you by your Surgeon, and attend all post-operative appointments.

Maintaining your results

Please keep in mind that your results from Facelift surgery or Non-Surgical Facial Procedures may be impacted by fluctuations in your skin health or weight, as well as the effects of gravity and the natural process of ageing as well as climate and environment.

Although a Facelift will help to alter your facial appearance, it does not stop ageing.

To maximise the longevity of your Facelift surgery results, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. We also recommend following a regular, high-quality, anti-ageing skincare regime.

Facelift

Before and After Gallery

Disclaimer: The outcomes shown are only relevant for these patients and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.

Facelift Surgery Melbourne Cost How much is Facelift Surgery Melbourne?

Average Facelift surgery prices in Melbourne, Australia vary depending on who you choose and what approach they believe will suit you best. A Specialist Plastic Surgeon may start from $20,000 to between $40,000 to $60,000 for a fuller approach. So it depends on WHAT procedure you’re having.

What is included in my quote?

Options for your facelift surgery will be discussed and recommendations or options will be offered by your Surgeon. You will then be given a detailed quote for your chosen procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, an Anaesthetist fee, a Surgical Assistant fee and hospital fees. There is a waiting period before you can have/schedule surgery due to cosmetic surgery elective procedure guidelines.

Why Choose Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery?

It is important to remember that everyone’s surgical journey is different and your exact surgical process may vary from the details provided above.

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons customise Facelift Surgery for each individual patient to suit their particular condition and their desired surgical outcomes.

For more information on the surgical process of a Facelift or anything you’ve read so far, you can speak to one of our Patient Care Team on: (03) 8849 1400 or email us at reception@cocoruby.com.au

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.

Phone (03) 8849 1400, Email us: reception@cocoruby.com.au with our Patient Liaison Manager or Book a Face to Face Consultation with a Surgeon.

Visit our FAQs page, learn more about your procedure or have a look at our Before and After Photos.

Download our 2023 Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Guide

This complete guide to Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:

  • Your surgery explained
  • How to assess if you are a suitable candidate.
  • Planning for your surgery
  • Answers to most frequently asked questions.
  • Before and after gallery
  • Learn more about Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

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Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001124843 Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001190266 Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon MED0001052799 Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001405964 Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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