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Face lifting is the surgery to return your facial anatomy to where it used to be. Lifting and re positioning the deeper tissues and tightening the skin are what it is all about. The fundamental changes of ageing, which include the drop of tissue and the loss of tissue volume can be corrected.  That younger facial “structure“ of your face can be restored. Patients who want to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation can combine face lift with laser skin renewal, eyelid surgery, or lip augmentation.

Procedure

Once again the procedure will vary according to need. Essentially the surgery involves elevating the skin off the underlying tissues, lifting the underlying tissues and reshaping them, cutting away excess skin and then lifting the skin upwards and outwards. It involves incisions at the hairline and around the ear. These are well hidden and Dr. Newton will even hide part of the incision inside the ear.

Recovery

The first week involves wearing an elastic support dressing. After that, you should wear the support whenever it is socially acceptable for about 4 weeks.  Bruising usually goes by the second week. Swelling will persist for longer. You will, however , be socially acceptable by about 2 weeks.

Results

Results are good. You will feel pleased with your new look, not frightened by a dramatic change. You will look like a fresher, younger version of you.

Costs

Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.

Risks

The 2 main risks are skin dying (especially in smokers) and nerve damage.


Cheek Lift

The cheek lift, or mid-face lift, is a localised face lift procedure designed to correct drooping or hollow-looking cheeks by re positioning the pad of the cheek. It will lift the angle of mouth to nose area and make the hollow under the eye socked fuller.

Procedure

The procedure is commonly done through an incision in the lower lid. The cheek is elevated off the bone and moved vertically upwards . Any excess lower lid skin is removed.

Recovery

The first 2 weeks will be compromised by bruising and swelling. Patients are typically able to return to work after two or three weeks and recover fully within two or three months.

Results

Results are good. The cheeks are fuller and the cheek fold is reduced. The eyelid will be more defined.

Costs

Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.

Risk

The main risk Is in the position of the eyelid. Care is needed not to overresect skin.


Neck Lift

Neck lifting is aimed at correcting excess skin and fat under the jaw and tightening the muscle of the neck. Audrey Hepburn had the perfect neck and whilst we may never be able to have a neck like hers, we can correct some of the problems which we have and which may worsen with time.

Procedure

There are several procedures for neck correction. They include liposuction, skin excision, fat excision and tightening of the Platysma muscle. Neck lifting may be done in isolation or in combination with a face lift depending on the need.

Recovery

Recovery, even after extensive neck lifting is quick. You will have to wear a support garment for a week, then , depending on bruising, you can start getting back to normal.

Results

Results are good when the optimal operation is done. The fullness and excess tissue of your neck will be significantly reduced and your neck/chin angle will be a lot better.

Costs

Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.

Risk

There are few major risks in neck lifting surgery.


All facial cancer excisions and repairs

Facial cancers are so common in Australia and of course our facial appearance is so very important. Surgery is one of the most effective way of treating facial cancer. Oncoplastic surgery, the use of plastic surgery techniques to remove cancer, optimises the outcomes for cancer patients.

Procedure

The procedures are many and varied. They include simple excision, grafts and flaps. They need to be done with two objectives, removing the cancer completely and reconstructing the defect in the cosmetically optimal way. This must be done :

  1. with respect for the anatomical site
  2. with meticulous technique if the best result is to be obtained.

Recovery

Recovery varies. Simple excisions heal quickly. Grafts can take quite a while to settle in full. Flaps are in between. It is important to remember that scars can take 12 months to mature and we are after a long-term result.

Results

Results will of course vary depending on the cancer and its position. Oncoplastic surgery aims to make the result as good as possible.

Costs

Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.

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