The surgical technique used for a facelift procedure depends on your physical features and your Specialist Plastic Surgeon’s method. Usually, an incision is made commencing in the hairline at the temple, extending in a skin crease down in front of the ear, around the ear lobe and then behind the ear, finishing in the hairline of the scalp. This allows skin to be separated from the underlying fat and muscle. The skin is then stretched upwards and backwards, and excess skin removed. In some cases, additional procedures such as removal of fat under the chin and tightening of underlying muscles is performed. The procedure usually takes at least 4 hours, depending on the extent of surgery involved.
Depending on the desired effect, a facelift may be performed on its own or in combination with other cosmetic surgery during the same operation.← How is a facelift in Perth performed?