Face and Nose Procedures

Face (Meloplasty) And Neck Lift (platysmaplasty) Brighton, Melbourne

Skin is lifted and tightened, as are some of the deeper supporting structures of the face, before the excess skin is removed.

What is a facelift (meloplasty)?

With ageing, many of the support structures of the face, including the skin and muscles, tend to sag or loosen. A face (meloplasty) and neck lift (platysmaplasty) can improve the appearance of the jaw line and lower face, and the shape and contour of the neck, by repositioning and tightening the deep supporting structures of these areas. Brighton-based specialist plastic surgeon Mr David Mogan can help improve the appearance of your face and neck with a treatment designed to tighten and contour.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

This procedure can improve the overall appearance of your face by removing excess skin and elevating facial structures back to their original position, before gravity and ageing took effect. This rejuvenates the area, giving a fresher and more youthful appearance to the face.

Our goal is to produce a result that looks natural and refreshing – a better version of you, not a different version. This procedure can be combined with a brow lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), or liposuction to the neck to improve the overall result. The combination that is most suitable for you will be assessed and discussed at your consultation.

Is Dr Morgan experienced in this procedure?

Mr David Morgan has a special interest in facial surgery and has many years of experience in these procedures. At your consultation, Mr Morgan will be able to show you before and after photos of previous patients, to show you some examples of successful patients and to give you an idea of the results gained from this type of procedure.

How is it performed?

A face (meloplasty) and neck lift (platysmaplasty) is carried out under general anaesthesia and, depending on technique, can take between three and six hours to perform. A minimum stay of one night in hospital is required, although patients will often stay for a little longer.

This procedure involves incisions made from the sideburn hairline, down the front of the ear, around behind the ear, and into the hairline again on both sides of the head, and can sometimes be combined with a small incision made just under the chin. Through these incisions the skin is lifted and tightened, as are some of the supporting structures and muscles on the face. The excess skin is then removed.

How long will I need to recover?

Everyone will experience an anaesthetic or recover from an operation differently. Although uncommon, complications can also occur and result in a longer recovery time. Generally, most patients will recover sufficiently in three weeks to return to social activity and office-based work. More physical activity may require extra time.

All surgical procedures carry risks.

Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic surgery is real surgery, and will most often require a general anaesthetic. All surgery will require a period of recovery before returning to normal activity. Although uncommon, complications can and do occur, and may affect the final result of your surgery. The potential risks will be discussed fully during your consultations, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the various risks in your particular circumstance. Risks may include poor quality scarring, excessive bruising and swelling, infection, bleeding, pain, asymmetry, nerve injury, anaesthetic complications, unsatisfactory cosmetic outcomes, the need for further surgery, and permanent disability or death.

As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Mr Morgan is appropriately trained and qualified to deal with complications of surgery, including the ability to admit you to hospital, if required.

Who should/should not consider this type of surgery?

The best results are achieved in those with a clearly defined concern and realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve. In situations where this is not the case, the outcome from surgery may be disappointing.

You should not consider this type of surgery as a response to a personal or professional crisis, or under the encouragement of somebody else. Any decision to undergo surgery needs to be for the right reasons. All surgery entails an element of risk, and you should not make any decision regarding surgery at a time of stress.

Face (meloplasty) and Neck Lift (platysmaplasty) Melbourne

Being healthy and happy with your decision increases the chances of achieving a satisfactory result. Smoking, other medical conditions, and being overweight can make surgery unsafe. These and other risks will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.

If you would like to know more about face (meloplasty) and neck lift (platysmaplasty), or to book an appointment, please contact us today.