Facelift for Those in Toowoomba & The Gold Coast

facelift - expected results - dr magnusson

There are many changes that occur during the ageing process, loss of volume and skin laxity being two of them. Topical treatments and cosmetic injections do produce effective anti-ageing results up until a point. Eventually, surgical intervention is required in order to maintain a youthful appearance.

Facelifts are still one of the most popular surgical procedures, with both men and women choosing to undergo surgery to continue feeling confident and young. This is a highly customisable procedure and it can be paired with several other types of surgery to achieve the best possible outcome.

A/Prof Magnusson will help you develop a personalised surgical plan following a thorough consultation.

The facelift procedure

Modern facelift techniques are more sophisticated than ever, capable of making you look years younger. After conducting a thorough evaluation of your facial characteristics at his Toowoomba and Gold Coast surgery, Associate Professor Magnusson will develop a customised facelift surgery to help you achieve the best results possible.

As with all aesthetic surgery, it’s important to establish goals and priorities first. A/Prof Magnusson will talk with you at length about the areas of your face that concern you the most. These goals and priorities will form the foundation for selecting the appropriate procedures to best address your concerns.

Facelift surgery can turn back the clock in terms of appearance in many different ways, including:

Lifting areas where the tissues have sagged especially along the jaw-line. Before lifting your loose skin, A/Prof Magnusson will tighten and rearrange the underlying structures into a better shape. This will put less tension on your skin and help the results of your facelift last longer and look more natural.

Repairing loose skin. The sagging skin will be carefully trimmed back and tightened to restore a youthful and natural look.

the facelift procedure with dr magnusson

Improving facial contours. By lifting the midface and using fat grafting to restore volume, A/Prof Magnusson can improve the contours of the face. This helps give the lower eyelids and cheeks a smoother appearance. To create a more attractive jawline, a lower facelift will be necessary. When combined with a neck lift, the appearance of the neck will also improve and jowls will be eliminated.

There are additional procedures that are commonly combined with facelift surgery such as laser skin resurfacing, which addresses sun damage and lines, and fat grafting, which improves volume and contours. It is common to address the entire area which for some people, may include the brow, eyelids, mid and lower face as well as the neck.

No two facelift procedures are the same. Instead, the approach is customised according to the individual’s goals, current status with respect to their unique anatomy, ageing changes and skin damage.

A full facelift is performed by making an incision along the hairline and in front of the ears. In some instances, the incision extends down behind the ears. The skin and fatty tissue will be lifted away from the underlying muscles so that the loose skin can be corrected. This means that excess skin is removed and the rest is pulled back and upward. Sutures are used to close the incisions and dressing is applied. A mid-facelift is slightly less invasive than a full facelift and won’t always offer as dramatic an effect.

The entire procedure can take anywhere from four to six hours to complete, depending on whether other procedures will be included.

Breast Implants v. Fat Grafting:

Undertaking cosmetic surgery (also known as aesthetic plastic surgery) is an intensely personal and private decision that can very positive effects. Success comes from helping individual patients clarify their goals and then creating a bespoke plan to achieve them. With a combination of communication, experience and knowledge, A/Prof Mark Magnusson has helped many patients across Brisbane, Toowoomba and Gold Coast. Let Dr Magnusson help you with your aesthetic journey.

Facelift and Neck Lift:

Choosing to undergo a facelift is a personal decision and one that a qualified and experienced surgeon should assist you with. Reputable cosmetic surgeons such as A/Prof Magnusson will take your specific requirements into consideration before offering a surgical recommendation. This ensures your face and neck lift results look natural and enhance your features. A/Prof Magnusson is a preferred choice for face and neck lifts in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Gold Coast.

Suitable candidates for facelift surgery

There is no age limit for when facelift and neck surgery should be administered; although the most suitable candidates are between 40 and 65.

You may benefit from this procedure if:

  • You have noticeable signs of ageing (skin laxity/sagging skin)
  • You are near or at your ideal weight (excessive weight gain or loss will affect the results of surgery)

Facelift results

A facelift is designed to address a few specific problems that come with age, such as:

  • Loss of muscle tone in the face and neck
  • Loss of skin elasticity/laxity
  • Loss of chin and neck contours
  • Pronounced nasolabial folds

The majority of patients will see the final results of their surgery after 3 months but since there are several factors that can impact the healing process, this timeline will be slightly different for everyone.

In terms of result longevity, most patients will only need to schedule a second facelift 10 years after the first one.


Facelift Before and After Gallery

frequently asked questions

How much does a facelift cost?

Since this is a highly personalised procedure, costs will differ for every patient. Not all patients opt to undergo a full facelift, sometimes a mid-facelift is enough to achieve their desired outcome. Not all patients want to add a neck lift to the surgery either. All of these factors will affect the final cost. Anaesthetist, surgeon and hospital fees will also need to be accounted for, which is why a consultation is required before an accurate quotation can be obtained. Since this is an elective cosmetic procedure, the costs won’t be covered by health insurance. When searching for a facelift surgeon, don’t make cost the main consideration. Make sure that your surgeon is qualified and capable instead.

What can I expect during my facelift recovery?

Discomfort, bruising and swelling is common after a face and neck lift. The worst of it will be experienced the first two days after your surgery but the effects can be managed with pain medication. Patients can expect to need one to two weeks to recover from this procedure but exercise should be avoided for at least a month after surgery. During your recovery, it’s important to keep the incisions and bandages dry – A/Prof Magnusson will explain how you can shower and wash your face. Some numbness and muscle stiffness are also common but this will fade over time. To maintain the results of the procedure, patients are encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle, avoid smoking and limit stress and sun exposure. A/Prof Magnusson can also recommend non-surgical treatments that can be used to enhance and maintain your results.

Will there be scarring following a facelift and neck lift?

Some scarring can be expected in the areas where the incisions were made but with the right care, any scarring will be close to invisible after a year. Protecting your skin from harsh sunlight, avoiding smoking and using products such as gel silicone strips can also help minimise scarring after your surgery.

Do I really need a neck and a facelift?

There is no rule that says you need to schedule both procedures but very often, when only the face is tightened and lifted, the neck can end up looking out of place, especially in older men and women. It’s for this reason that it is highly recommended older patients undergo both a face and neck lift but this can be discussed in your consultation with A/Prof Magnusson.

Will a facelift improve the appearance of lines around my eyes?

A facelift is not designed to alter the upper third of the face, which means excess skin and lines around the eyes will not be affected. If your eye area and brow are also a concern, you may need to incorporate a brow lift or blepharoplasty to your surgical plan. If possible, it’s always best to schedule these procedures together so that you only need to plan for one recovery period.

Request an appointment with A/Prof Magnusson from Brisbane, Toowoomba or the Gold Coast

If you’re interested in discussing a facelift, request an appointment with Associate Professor Magnusson in either his Toowoomba or Gold Coast clinics. He has helped patients in Brisbane and throughout Queensland achieve their desired results and can provide you with all the necessary information, including risks and recovery time.