Facelift Surgery With Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy
Facial ageing affects your appearance in various ways. From skin laxity and loss of muscle tone to the degeneration of the various facial structure, time continues to manifest itself in the shape, grooves and fabrics of your skin. As the ageing process continues, you may feel disappointed or let down by your external appearance, particularly when it misrepresents your spirit and attitude toward life. Even when you feel happy and well-rested, your ageing face may say otherwise, which can dramatically affect your confidence and quality of life.
Dr Ellis Choy sees concerns like these regularly, with many patients feeling that their appearance inaccurately reflects their personality. A facelift is a surgical rejuvenation procedure designed to address the facial features that diminish, sag or deflate with age, and ultimately restore the balance between your inner and outer beauty. Drawing on his exceptional artistry and skill, Dr Choy performs facelift surgery by surgically lifting and tightening the underlying facial structure to enhance your facial definition. Based on an individualised treatment plan, Dr Choy can create a more refreshed and well-rested appearance that harmonises naturally with your age and stage of life.
What’s Involved in a Facelift?
Your facelift journey will begin with an in-depth consultation, where Dr Choy will take the time to understand your reasons for treatment and your expectations for results. He will carefully analyse your unique facial anatomy, observing how age has affected your face and your primary areas of concern, to determine what he can achieve with facelift surgery. Once he has identified the most realistic outcome and the most suitable surgical techniques, Dr Choy will walk you through the steps of the procedure to ensure you are comfortable and fully aware of what to expect during your journey.
A facelift focuses primarily on the lower third of the face. Though the procedure will vary for each patient, it generally involves lifting and tightening the structural tissue to restore a smoother facial contour. From sagging facial tissue to the deflation of fat, a facelift is designed to address the various components of facial ageing and combine their correction in a holistic and harmonious way. By targeting each facial layer, this surgery can re-sculpt your natural features to create a lasting rejuvenation effect. Taking a customised approach to treatment, Dr Choy will design a surgical plan tailored to your age, facial structure and cosmetic goals to ensure a personalised and satisfying aesthetic outcome.
What Should I Expect During Recovery?
A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure, so the recovery process is a crucial part of your journey. You should expect facial swelling, minor to moderate bruising and a feeling of tightness for at least the first week after your surgery. After approximately seven to ten days, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled so Dr Choy can remove your sutures and assess how your face is adapting to the new contour. It may take up to two weeks for the swelling to subside, after which, you will be able to see the effects of your procedure more clearly. Dr Choy believes that patient education and preparation is vital to the patient journey; he will ensure you are adequately prepared for what to expect and how to care for the area during recovery.
Am I A Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
The most suitable candidates for facelift surgery are women and men who feel disappointed or unhappy about the way age has affected their profile. As an invasive procedure, facelift surgery is ideal for those whose issues cannot be addressed with non-surgical treatments. If you are bothered by heavy jowls, sagging or loose skin, or you have lost shape and definition in your lower face, facelift surgery can help to correct these concerns by lifting and tightening areas of concern for a rejuvenated overall appearance. Considering your age, anatomy and the current condition of your skin, you should have realistic expectations about what results can be achieved with this procedure. In your consultation, Dr Choy will examine your concerns and needs to ensure that a facelift is the most suitable option for you.
Based on Dr Choy’s custom-tailoring approach, he can combine multiple surgical techniques to treat various signs of facial ageing. However, specific skin concerns may be better addressed with other procedures, which can be combined with a facelift to produce a more holistic and proportional result. For instance, patients with moderate to severe facial deflation may choose to combine a facelift surgery with facial fat grafting. While a facelift will help to smoothen out and soften facial lines, fat grafting can optimise the skin texture and overall quality for a more dramatic improvement. By strategically inserting your own tissue into hollow facial areas, a fat transfer can fill in fine lines, improve facial definition and restore natural vitality to your face.
At Dr Choy’s clinic in Sydney, many patients undergo facelift and neck lift surgery as a combination treatment. In fact, with a focus on harmonious and holistic aesthetic results, Dr Choy often recommends these procedures together. Since the face and neck complement each other in natural unity, addressing these areas simultaneously will help to create a balanced and natural-looking transformation. In your consultation, Dr Choy will work with you to determine which procedures will complement your facelift surgery, and whether a combination face and neck lift treatment is suitable for you.
Dr Choy’s Approach to Facelift Surgery
Beyond his surgical experience, Dr Choy draws on elements of artistry, elegance and grace to perform facelift surgery. He believes that beauty is not about looking younger, but about looking and feeling your best at whatever stage of life you’re in – the key to ageing gracefully. At the core of Dr Choy’s work is his aim to bring out the best of your unique beauty by revitalising and accentuating your natural features. With careful consideration of your age and motivations for treatment, he can refine your profile in harmony with your current stage of life to help you look and feel your best. This philosophy is how Dr Choy empowers his patients to embrace a free, more relaxed lifestyle and a more comfortable and confident state of mind.
“As I looked in the mirror and saw those awful fine age lines especially on my cheeks and chin,” a recent facelift patient recounts, “I thought — time to do something about this before I get too old!” A facelift is a significant, invasive procedure, and it is critical to be sure first that other methods can’t help you achieve the level of rejuvenation you want. However, for some, a facelift is clearly the best option.
The patient also had reasonable expectations about the results a facelift could achieve. “I am 66 and certainly wasn’t trying to look 25 or 35. I just wanted people to comment that I looked ‘well,’” he says. The first step was booking a consultation with a well-qualified and exceptionally trained specialist plastic surgeon — one who understood and could realise his facial rejuvenation goals.
If you are considering a facelift, you will have many aspects to consider, some of which you may never have thought about before. You will have focused on the results you would like to have from surgery, of course, but you will also have to plan for your surgery and recovery, as well. A qualified and experienced specialist plastic surgeon will have your best interests in mind throughout all aspects of your procedure. A surgeon like Dr Ellis Choy, for example, will spend ample time with you helping you to understand how you will feel post-surgery, what are normal side effects and what you can do to make your recovery as comfortable as possible. And, with Dr Choy as your surgeon, you can be sure someone will be there for you throughout your recovery.
*The information about face and neck lift was reviewed by Dr. Ellis Choy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.
Face And Neck Lift Information Sheet
Download and print out the Face And Neck Lift Information Sheet that includes a list of questions to ask Dr Choy during your appointment.