Facelifts and Threadlift Procedures in Brisbane
Threadlifts and Facelifts Brisbane
Thread Lift is a minimally invasive method of facial rejuvenation, which allows lifting and repositioning of facial tissues, restoring youthful contours. It may be used to lift brows, cheeks, jowls and sometimes neck.
Fees: Threadlift from $3800. Longevity: Approximately 2 years. Downtime: Approximately 1 week.
The best candidates for threadlift procedure are men and women who do not have excessive loose skin and do not want a full surgical facelift. The threads used for this procedure have bidirectional barbs or cogs, that are spaced evenly. The threads anchor themselves within the tissue layers of the skin after careful planning. With accurate positioning, it is possible to achieve a variety of mini-lifts with less incisions, less surgical risks compared to traditional facelifts. This procedure can also be performed under local anaesthestics making it an extremely safe procedure to be performed in the office setting.
Once inserted under the skin in the right orientation and correct tissue plane, the threads are fixated in an umbrella-like fashion. The tension creates suspension that gently lifts sagging tissues of the face and neck. If you can imagine the tension from the barbs of these threads securing the tissue, the gathering or “bunching” up effect of the loose skin will create some firmness whilst improving jowling of the lower face. These threads gradually dissolve over a few months but during the dissolving process, it stimulates collagen in its place to retain the longevity of the results. Surgical risks including infection, bleeding, bruising, altered sensation or nerve damage. Excessive skin is generally not removed during threadlift procedures.
A facelift +/- necklift will generally provide better longevity of result compared to threadlift. During surgical face +/- neck lift procedure, excessive skin will be surgically removed and superficial facial musculature will be tightened using permanent sutures. Risks include scar, pain, infection, bleeding, altered sensation, or nerve damage. Dr. Wong can also perform corner of mouth lifts if desired. As of 1 January 2018, SMAS Facelifts will be required to be performed at Day Surgical Centre. To discuss extra fees, please contact our reception staff for further information.
Fees: (Please make consultation with doctor for accurate fee)
Below before and after Lower facelift (excessive skin removed and repositioned, sutures along the border of the ear)
Above: Before & after thread lift
Before & after lower face and neck lift
Silicone Facial Implants Brisbane
Facial implants surgery is a procedure where a sterile solid silicone implant is placed under the skin to create better facial proportion and improve the structural appearance of your face. Even though the implants used are solid, they are still very flexible and durable and can be trimmed to suit the patient’s facial requirements.
If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, surgery to insert a silicone facial implant may be of benefit to you.
If you feel your face is disproportionate – a recessed chin, undefined jaws, flat nose or flat cheeks – it can significantly affect your self image.
Defined facial features, visible contours and natural looking angles that are proportionate all create structural balance in your face and a more attractive appearance.
While many areas on the face can be augmented, the cheekbones, nose, chin and jaws are the most common sites for facial implants.
Facial implant surgery is an option to be considered for people who have already tried a non permanent improvement using injectable dermal fillers (which typically lasts 12 – 18 months) and wishing to have a more permanent as well as a more predictable outcome as compared to using injectable fillers (as it can be quite common to under-estimate the amount of fillers required to achieve a certain improvement in facial contour).
As with all types of surgery, the risks include the need for anesthesia, infection, scarring, swelling and bruising. Complications specific to implants can include extrusion of implant, shifting or buckling of implant, seroma, over and under correction.
As of 1 January 2018, permanent facial implants are required to be performed at Day Surgical Centre, using General anaesthestics. Please make an appointment to discuss fees involved or other non surgical options. (such as injectable implants)