Dr David Campbell  

                                                                                     MB BS FRACS

                       Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

                                       149 Wickham Terrace  Brisbane

                                       (07) 3839 7800

Face Lift

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Face lift surgery is unique in its ability to rejuvenate the face in situations where excess skin and sagging of facial support are a problem.  It is commonly used in conjunction with other rejuvenation techniques, such as eyelid surgery, laser or chemical resurfacing to achieve the most natural looking and balanced rejuvenation results.

There are many variations on the face lift technique, although the basic principle is that skin and support layers of the face and neck are lifted and tightened, to overcome the changes that time and gravity produce.  Sagging and loss of facial fat also add to the aged appearance, and this can be repositioned in some areas during face lift surgery.

In a typical face lift procedure, the greatest benefit is usually seen in the lower face and neck, although if the upper face and brow are a particular problem, brow lifting procedures may need to be considered.  Wrinkles around the mouth and eyes are not usually improved by face lift surgery, and if these areas are a problem, they may need to be addressed by other techniques, such as eyelid surgery or laser resurfacing.

What is involved?

A face lift operation takes about 2 - 3 hours,  and can be done under general anaesthetic or twilight sedation.  Most patients stay in hospital for one or two nights afterwards.   

There is usually noticeable swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery, but this can usually be covered with makeup after the first week or so.   Scars are a necessity but they are placed in a way to help hide them in natural skin creases around the ear, and in the hair above and behind the ear.  

More information on Face Lift

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons - Face Lift Information


    Main Office:        

    Suite 82,  Level 8,  Morris Towers,   149 Wickham Terrace,    Brisbane    Qld  4000   

Phone: (07) 3839 7800

Fax:  (07) 3839 4334


Also Consulting at:  


Emerald Medical Group - Superclinic. Pilot Farm Road,  Emerald,   Qld  4720   Ph: (07) 3839 7800

Stellar Medical Springfield Lakes,18 Springfield Lakes Blvd, Springfield Lakes,  Qld. 4300   Ph: (07) 3839 7800

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