Deep Plane Facelift
Dr Hunt has specialised in, and has refined his techniques in deep plane facelifts over a number of years. A deep plane facelift delivers the most natural and long lasting results, and is now accepted as the “gold standard” in facial rejuvenation.
The lift is achieved by operating below the SMAS level, allowing maximum elevation of the fat pads, with minimum tension on the skin producing finer scars and minimum downtime.
Forget 40 being the new 30 – these days, 50 is the new 30! Thankfully science has kept up with our youthful lifestyles and we no longer have to accept the visible signs of ageing as an inevitable part of getting older.
Face lift surgery, or rhytidectomy, tightens skin that has lost its natural elasticity resulting in your your face looking fresh, dramatically rejuvenated and dramatically younger.
But dramatic shouldn’t mean obvious. Forget the celebrity horror stories – Dr Hunt understands that the change you’re looking for is best achieved through subtle, skillful results. You want to look 10 years younger, not like you’re standing in a wind tunnel!
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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Considering a facelift?
Is it for me?
Dr Hunt performs a range of specialist face lift procedures depending on his individual patients:
- SMAS face lift
- MACS face lift
- Midface lift
- Endoscopic face lift
- Sub-periosteal face lift
Dr Hunt will explain the type of face lift he feels is right for you during your one-on-one consultation.
Regardless of the face lift type, your surgery will be performed under a general anaesthetic administered by one of Dr Hunt’s preferred aneathetists in the hospital of your choice.
TRADITIONAL FACE LIFT
During a traditional face lift, Dr Hunt will generally make an incision along your hairline at the temple, following the natural line down past your ears and into your hairline. Thanks to the careful positioning of this incision, your scarring will be hidden within your hair and by the natural creases of your face. Your scar will fade quickly until it is barely visible.
Once your incision has been made, Dr Hunt will very gently and carefully separate your skin from the underlying tissue, allowing him to tighten your facial muscles and remove any unwanted fat before your skin is pulled back and the excess removed.
Dr Hunt will then wrap your face in bandages to prevent infection, minimise bruising and swelling and support your face while it heals.
MACS FACE LIFT
A MACS face lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) is less invasive than traditional face lift techniques, and therefore offers much faster recovery times. The results achieved, however, are just as good as with its more invasive alternatives. The key difference is that the incisions required are much smaller, with the tightening of the facial muscles and removal of excess fat performed through these small incisions.
When can I go home?
You will stay in hospital overnight after your surgery so that Dr Hunt’s team can keep an eye on you and ensure that you have adequate pain relief. You’ll be most uncomfortable during this time, up to 24 hours after surgery.
The following day, your dressings will be removed and replaced with a special bandage. You can then go home, taking a pain prescription with you. You should rest for the remainder of the day, minimising your movement.
Will I have to return for post-operative care?
You’ll see Dr Hunt five days to a week after your surgery, at which time around half of your sutures will be removed. You will then have another follow-up visit one week later, during which time Dr Hunt will remove the remainder of your sutures.
How long will I be off work?
You should plan on taking at least 2 weeks off work.
When can I resume my normal activities?
A facelift is not considered a painful procedure – most patients instead report feeling uncomfortable due to the ‘tight’ feeling of their skin as it’s healing. However, it is important to allow your body the best chance possible of healing quickly and effectively. This means taking it easy for the two weeks after your surgery, with no heavy housework, exercise, long trips or other strenuous activities. You’ll be back normal at around the four to six week mark.
When will I see the end result?
Just as you’ll be back to normal four to six weeks after your face lift surgery, this is when you can expect to see the full and final results of your fresh new face.
How much will a facelift cost me?
Facelifts are more reasonable than many people realise and the results are well worth the investment. The first factor that plays a role in determining the cost of a facelift is the type of facelift you decide on. A mini facelift costs less than a traditional facelift, which means Dr Hunt needs to take your specific goals and requirements into account first. Over and above the type of facelift, surgeon, hospital and anaesthetist fees also need to be added to the final cost. If you choose to combine your facelift with any other type of surgery, this will extend the surgery time as well as the cost. Since a facelift is purely cosmetic, patients won’t have the opportunity to apply for a Medicare rebate, which means all costs will be out-of-pocket. Scheduling a consultation with Dr Hunt is the best way to get a clearer idea of what a facelift will cost you.