Face

Face Lift

Facelift procedures offered at out Adelaide, South Australia Clinic.

Facelifts and Neck Lift procedures are designed to improve or eliminate facial imperfections, and signs of ageing on the face or neck. There are a variety of factors which may cause you to consider a face or a face with neck lift; whether the effects of sun exposure, weight gain or loss, genetic predisposition or the natural ageing process when muscles and skin tend to slacken and sag.

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Dr. Hamilton utilises the Short Scar Face Lift to transform the lives of both men and women. In many cases, these surgeries in women the results may be augmented by fat grafting, using the patient’s own fat cells, to give a fuller, more natural look by restoring volume and contour which is lost in the ageing process. Dr, Hamilton also offers a Male Neck Lift, known as an Anterior Cervicoplasty. In all his facelift surgeries, Dr. Hamilton’s preferred approach is to rejuvenate these areas with a discreet Short Scar Facelift to help restore a more youthful appearance. This can help by:

  • Redefining the jaw line
  • Smoothing and tightening of the neck
  • Repositioning and elevating of the cheeks and mid-face
  • Elevating and freshening the brow and upper eyelids
  • Eliminating in the appearance of jowls
  • Reducing mild facial droopiness
  • Restoring volume and contour by facial fat grafting

Fat Grafting to the face now is a well recognized reliable aesthetic procedure with an abundance of advantages because it is taking the natural approach.Visit our fat grafting page for more information.

The Short Scar Facelift Procedure

Dr. Richard Hamilton performs Short Scar Facelift (also known as a MACS Lift) at his Adelaide practice, Hamilton House Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hamilton receives many enquiries about Thread Lifts, but their long-term success is unproven; as such he recommends the far safer and proven method of a Short Scar Face Lift procedure. The incision starts along the hairline at the temple, continuing to the crease in front of the ear and finishing at the ear lobe. Skin is then elevated to insert multiple suspension sutures, which reposition the drooping soft tissues of the face to their natural level. Excess skin is removed, and the lower eyelid skin is tightened. The incision is then closed with very finest sutures. Because the incision is made at the hairline, scars will be barely noticeable and all of your hair and hair volume is preserved, an absolute necessity for women patients. Depending on the condition of your face and your desire for any extra procedures (such as eyelid rejuvenation and fat grafting), the procedure may take up to 4 hours. It is performed in day surgery under twilight sedation; an anaesthetic which enables you to return home after day surgery and avoid the inconvenience of an overnight hospital stay. Very occasionally a general anaesthesia is used.

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Recovery after a Facelift

The recovery period after a facelift may include swelling, numbness, bruising, and tightness, but most patients report little pain and only minor discomfort. Dr Hamilton will personally monitor your progress with frequent checks during the early post-operative period. You will be seen on the first day after the operation and you may shower and shampoo on the second post-operative day. Stitches come out progressively at 5 days and 2 weeks. Once healing is complete, you will have a more youthful, refreshed look that will last for years to come.  Most patients can return to work after 3 weeks, or considerably earlier if they are able to work from home. For more information about the short scar Facelift offered at our Adelaide practice in South Australia, contact Dr. Richard Hamilton today.

Contact us for Facelift Surgery in South Australia

Cosmetic facial and neck enhancement can provide you with a renewed, recontoured and more youthful appearing face and neck. Chin correction, eyelid surgery, face and neck lifts, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) and more, are offered at our Adelaide, South Australia practice, where Dr. Richard Hamilton expertly performs a range of procedures to subtly enhance and improve your features. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your needs.