During the operation, the patient is either under a full anaesthetic or sedated and asleep. A local anaesthetic will have the area completely numb during the procedure and for some time after. Some patients experience soreness around the ears whilst the bandage is in place. This rarely continues for more than a few days.
A good facelift can last 10 years, but it is very dependent on the maintenance given to the patient and the patient’s general health and wellbeing.
Depending on the style of the facelift, a patient can expect to look 10 to 15 years younger and should continue to look years younger than his or her age. For example, if one person from a set of twins has a facelift at 40 making her appear 15 years younger than her twin, at 50 she will still look younger than her sister and so on.
Most modern plastic surgery will have you looking recovered at 5 to 7 days; however, the final result of your surgery may take several months. Superficial swelling, numbness and some unevenness may persist past 6 weeks, however after the first 5 days; the patient will always look improved and will continue to do so while the final result is achieved.
Approximately $11,000 + hospital & anaesthetic. There are no Medicare rebates.
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