Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery / Skin Cancer Specialists / Appearance Medicine

Facelift

How long will this procedure take?
Time will depend upon the extent of the procedure. For some patients, mini-facelifts can be performed in under two hours. Standard facelifts usually take three-to-four hours and may take up to six when combined with eyelid or brow surgery
How much will this cost in a private hospital?
$25,000 to $30,000
How much will this cost in our private clinic?

Facelift

A modern facelift hones natural beauty, restores youthfulness and balances proportions. From upper lift, to midi lift, to lower lift there's a facial procedure to meet every individual's goals.

A facelift aims to improve the appearance of the skin by restoring and lifting jowls and cheeks. The procedure works by suspending deep tissues (SMAS) to improve the structure of the face, and removal of excess skin – engaging well concealed incisions – to achieve a refreshed, relaxed and younger appearance. A facelift is often combined with brow, eyelid or neck surgery to enhance and balance facial form.

WHAT DO I GET WHEN I PAY FOR PLASTIC SURGERY?

QUALITY

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialised branch of medicine which requires many years of training. Following medical school both Mr Adam Bialostocki and Mr Brandon Adams undertook near 10 years of additional training and were awarded a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS). They both went on to undertake training in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and complex reconstructive surgery with leading experts.

IMPLANTS AND GARMENTS

If your surgery requires implants or a special post-operative garment then these will have a cost associated with them.

FOLLOW UP

Your follow up at six weeks, including any wound care and appointments, is included in your surgeon's fees. Costs for revision surgery is not included.

SAFETY

To perform safe surgery a high quality operating facility is required. Extensive surgery requires overnight hospital stays with skilled nurses.

Private hospitals charge for time used in the operating theatre, recovery time and day stay or overnight hospital stays. In addition they charge for all equipment used such as sutures, dressings, disposable instruments and drapes.

Mr Adams and Mr Bialostocki only operate at private hospitals with highly trained nursing staff who care for you after your operation in recovery, and on the ward if you stay overnight.

SKILLED ANAESTHESIA

Any surgery requiring a general anaesthetic (going to sleep for surgery) or sedation requires a skilled anaesthetist. Anaesthetists are skilled doctors who require at least seven years training after medical school to achieve the highest standards of skill and safely.

Your comfort and safety is the result of team work between all of the doctors and nurses who will care for you. If you have complex medical conditions you may need additional assessments prior to surgery.

WHAT IF I NEED REVISION SURGERY OR HAVE A COMPLICATION?

Most of the time surgery goes well and wounds heal without problems. However, no surgical treatment is completely risk free. So, if you are having elective or cosmetic surgery it is especially important that you understand this. The general complications of surgery which occur with some regularity include:

Infection
Delayed healing
Bruising
Problematic or unsightly scars
Infection
Injury to nerves, blood vessels, or surrounding structures
Pain
Distortion of surrounding skin or other structures
Allergic reactions
Poor cosmetic result
Complications of sedation or general anaesthetic
Further surgery or other treatments

If there is a complication that requires further surgery – you or your insurer will be responsible for any further costs.

FINANCIAL CONSENT

The estimates of cost provided are estimates only and are not based on what is needed by any particular patient. If surgery is unexpectedly complex it may take longer then hospital and anaesthetic costs will increase. If a complication occurs and requires surgery there will be costs associated with repeat surgery. Mr Bialostocki and Mr Adams do not control the hospital or anaesthetic costs.