Is It Time for a Face Lift?

Ready to turn back the clock? If you’ve spent any amount of time researching anti-ageing treatments, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the incredible amount of information out there. The good news is that we’ve got a world of options at our fingertips today. The bad news is that it can be hard to find the best option.

When it comes to face lifts, there is a lot to consider. Face lifts are not a one-size-fits-all procedure and there are many different types of face lifts as well as other complementary procedures. The best treatment plan for you depends on your age and a few other keys factors.

Here’s what to consider before getting a face lift.

The Best Time for a Face Lift

At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, people often come in asking about the best age to have a face lift. Many patients seem to be looking for a magic number, however, the truth is that there is no one age that suits everyone the best.

For better or worse, the ageing process treats each individual very differently. A wide range of causes from genetics to lifestyle factors like sun exposure, smoking, skincare, and environmental pollutants, all impact the ageing process.

The average face lift patient is between the ages of 40 to 60 years old. This does not mean, however, that they all get the same exact face lift done at this time. At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, we treat each patient differently and offer a range of options for different needs.

Different Types of Face Lifts

A few bad plastic surgeons have given face lifts a bad name! There are too many people out there who assume that there’s one standard (and not so flattering) result of a face lift. But the truth is that you likely pass by many people on the streets of Sydney that you would never believe have had face lifts.

For patients who have several areas of concern and are looking looking for the most dramatic results, our resident expert, Dr Turner, recommends face and neck lift surgery. More than just a procedure on the skin, a SMAS face lift targets the underlying fibromuscular tissue that covers your face and neck. By rejuvenating the underlying facial muscles, the results of this procedure are incredible.

Those with fewer signs of ageing are better suited for a mini face lift that focuses on the cheeks and jowls to restore youthful contours. Similarly, a mid face lift targets the lower eyelids, cheeks and corners of the mouth to eliminate signs of ageing.

Of course, ageing doesn’t just affect the face and that’s why many patients also choose to get a neck lift along with their face lift. Likewise, procedures like brow lifts, eyelid surgery, facial implants and skin rejuvenation are all incredible options that can complement a face lift.

Things to Consider Before Getting a Face Lift

It’s essential to remember that ageing isn’t just an external process. As you age, your entire body ages. This is why it’s critical to ensure that you are physically fit for a procedure. At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr Turner gives a careful screening to each patient prior to planning any treatment.

Making a Decision

The best way to get started is to have a one-to-one consultation with Dr Turner at the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery. He will listen to all of your concerns and wishes then expertly guide you through each and every option available so that you can make a well informed decision.

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