Facelift

If you are unhappy or losing confidence because of the way your facial appearance or structure is changing with age, Facelift surgery may bring you some improvements and help you feel more comfortable in your skin.

Facelift surgery, or Facial Rejuvenation surgery, aims to rewind the effects of ageing by manipulating the skin around the face and neck. Using a combination of lifting procedures on the face and neck area, Facelift surgery reduces or removes sagging or deepening of the folds around the mouth, while improving the volume of certain areas of the face to counteract the natural flattening of facial structures as we age.

As a specialist aesthetic surgeon Dr. Edmund Ek is on hand to help you turn back the clock by combating issues including:

  • Loss of muscle tone or saggy skin in the mid face and chin
  • Laugh lines from the nose to the corner of the mouth
  • Creases or deep wrinkles below the eyes
  • Jowls along the jaw line
  • Loose skin and creases on the neck

If you would like to discuss Facelift surgery in person with Dr. Ek, please don't hesitate to contact us on (03) 8419 0900.

Making the decision to undergo surgery

Like any surgery (elective or otherwise) the choice to undergo an operation is one that is best made after careful consideration of the risks and benefits of the procedure.

Dr. Ek will spend as much time as necessary talking with you about what you want to achieve from the surgery, taking care to clearly explain the benefits, risks and long-term outcomes you may encounter.

If you indeed choose to go ahead, Dr. Ek will plan and prepare (with your help, of course) the details of the procedure. The key to a successful Facelift is careful and expert evaluation, along with a detailed surgical plan.

Throughout this pre-surgery phase, Dr. Ek will take the time to offer his expert advice and consultation, answering any questions you have along the way.

Understanding the procedure

Facelift surgery is usually a combination of a range of techniques, including meticulous surgery on the supporting ligaments of the face, lipofilling (where necessary) and the careful removal and tightening of unwanted skin.

Through thoughtful communication and honest evaluation, Dr. Ek will work with you to establish what combination of surgical methods to use, as different methods work in different ways. If good results are achievable non-surgically, Dr. Ek will also suggest these.

What results or outcomes to expect

While surgery can achieve great results, it is the planning phase that is perhaps the most important, as this identifies your goals and defines expectations. This allows a surgical plan to be formulated aimed at meeting these goals.

As for the surgery itself, Dr. Ek will explain exactly what is achievable during your pre-surgery consultations. He will also follow up with you to ensure the surgery has had the desired effect, and to advise you on how to ease your healing.

It is important to understand that while a Facelift will be effective in reducing visible signs of ageing for a long period, it does not prevent future ageing. Lifestyle and environmental factors such as sun damage, smoking and chronic over-expression (e.g. constant squinting) will still cause ageing.

To enquire about Facelift surgery with Dr. Edmund Ek, please contact us on (03) 8419 0900.