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Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a restorative surgical procedure to improve and sometimes eliminate visible signs of aging in the face and neck.Everyone is different, however we know that eventually the natural aging process will take its toll on the appearance of our face and neck. As your face progressively ages you may start to notice visible signs of aging such as skin pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of volume such as hollow cheeks, and loss of elasticity. Whilst there are non-surgical procedures that can rejuvenate your skin, only a facelift can correct the loss of elasticity and gravity.
If you’re unhappy with the signs of aging in your face, then a facelift may be right for you. It can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, refresh your face so it looks less aged, and as a preventative maintenance program it will help to stop sagging and drooping skin.
Facelifts are generally successful procedures that can have dramatic results, often turning the clock back 10 years. However, it’s important to be aware that no face-lift will ever make you look 18 again, and you should be aware of the limitations before you agree to undertake surgery.
A facelift may have many psychological and emotional benefits, these may include; enhanced self-esteem, a happier body image, increased confidence and overall well-being.
The Western Australian Plastic Surgery Centre is currently the second largest private practice in Australia. All of our Plastic Surgeons are members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as being Fellows of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. They are skilled in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including breast augmentation, nose surgery, tummy tuck, facelift, and liposuction.
If you’re considering a facelift, the information in the following pages will give you a good understanding of the procedures we follow at the Western Australian Plastic Surgery Centre – when it can help you, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect.
When you’re ready to proceed, the next step is to arrange an in-depth consultation with one of our Plastic Surgeons. This will allow your surgeon to have a complete understanding of your goals and concerns so that the important surgical decisions can be made in partnership with you. As well as gaining a full insight into the facelift procedure, you’ll also have the opportunity to view a range of before and after photos of clients who have had a facelift procedure that is similar to that recommended by your surgeon.
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We ask that all private consultations are to be paid for on the day of service.
Your surgeon will provide you with an estimation of fees prior to any surgery. This estimation of fees will detail your surgeons expected costs and information on other costs for which you will be responsible. These costs may include hospital fees, theatre fee, anaesthetist fees and pathology costs. As these providers fees may vary from time to time it is recommended that you contact them directly for a customised quote. Additionally we recommend that you confirm with your private health fund whether any out of pocket expenses will be incurred.
Non-cosmetic surgery - accounts for non-cosmetic surgery are generally issued after the procedure as item numbers charged may vary as a result of the procedure.
Cosmetic surgery - as Medicare and health fund rebates do not apply to cosmetic surgery these fees are prepaid.
Initial post operative consultations are generally included in your surgical costs however consultations outside of the 6 week post op period generally attract a charge.
Surgical fees can vary depending on the type, length and complexity of your procedure. In addition to your surgeons fees there may be costs incurred from the hospital, theatre, anaesthetist and pathology company.
Your surgeon can provide you with advice regarding whether your procedure will be covered by Medicare or your health fund. Additionally, your surgeons secretary would be happy to answer any questions regarding fees for your surgery.
If you have a referral from your GP or specialist your consultation fee may partially be rebated from Medicare provided it is not for cosmetic purposes. Referrals from a GP are valid for 12 months, specialist referrals for 3 months.
Generally surgical procedures for which an item number apply (non-cosmetic procedures) will attract a rebate through your private health insurance fund in addition to Medicare. There may be out of pocket expenses incurred however you will be advised of this when you are provided with your estimation of costs.