Neck and Face Lift

Neck and face lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to tighten and rejuvenate the face and neck.

What is this procedure?

Facelift is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the facial soft tissue, remove and repositions the excess fat and removes the excess sagging skin from the face and neck. Facelift surgery refers to the surgery of the area from below the eyes down to the neck, therefore, reducing visible signs of ageing. Factors such as excessive sun exposure, genetics, weight fluctuations, gravity, smoking and nutrition will affect the way the facial features change over time, leading to loss of facial definition or ,in general, looking tired.
The initial or early signs of ageing begin with a descent of the cheek or malar fat pad. This leads to a loss of roundness of the cheek and a lengthened appearance of the lower eyelid. As the subcutaneous tissues and the SMAS layer (a strong ligamentous structure that supports the soft tissue of the face) stretches and weakens, the cheek descends below the jawline creating jowls. Additionally, the nasolabial (smile lines) become deeper, and the lower cheeks begin to hollow. With further descent of the jowls, marionette lines form at the corners of the mouth, giving the mouth a sad appearance.
While there is a generalised loss of fat in the face, there is an accumulation of fat below the chin in the submental area. Bands begin to form below the chin giving a 'turkey gobbler' appearance. These are caused by the separation of the platysma muscle (a wide thin layer of muscle located on each side of the neck). In slightly older patients, the neck becomes more lax, resulting in the loss of normal angle between the neck and the chin. Facelift procedure is usually performed on individuals aged between 40 to 65. However, older people could also benefit from having facelifts.

What can be achieved?

Facelift surgery can benefit both men and women for cosmetic reasons, including:

  • Achieve a naturally smooth and full face rather than a tight and pulled appearance
  • Improved facial contours
  • Reduced visible signs of ageing
  • Firmer, tighter and fresher facial appearance
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
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FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are consultations?

For minor procedures, like moles, lesion & skin cancer removal, we can book you in for a 15 minute Short Consultation with Dr Mo.

For all major surgical procedures, we recommend a 1 hour Long Consultation with Dr Mo to go through your surgical needs & review your health in detail.

If you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to attend a Pre-Op Consultation, which can be claimed back from Medicare

Pricing for consultations are:
Short Consult (15 min) – $250
Short Consult - Pensioner – $200
Long Consult (1 hr) – $350
Follow-Up Consult (15 min) – $130
Pre-Op Consult (15 min) – Medicare Rebate Price

A $100 deposit will need to be paid to confirm your booking.
You may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate on your consultation fee with a referral letter from a GP. Pensioners may also be eligible for a reduced rate. Please bring your Pensioner card with you.

Please ask our friendly team for more information when booking your consultation.

How do I book a consultation?

If you would like to book a consultation, please either:

• Complete the Booking Form on our website
• Send us an email to hello@drmohaghegh.com.au with your name & contact details for a call back
• Call our Double Bay Clinic on 1300 074 466 to speak to our friendly staff

We look forward to meeting you & taking care of you throughout your journey with us.

What is the after surgery care & recovery process like?

Once you have finished in theatre you will be looked after by a team of medical staff ensuring you are comfortable whilst you rest at the hospital.

You will be fitted at the hospital with your surgical garment which you will wear during your recovery process.

After undergoing your surgery you will have a post operative appointment the following day with Dr Mohaghegh either in clinic or at the hospital depending on the procedure performed.

The post operative appointments are tailored to each patient’s needs and their Recovery Plan, however, Post-Op Follow Up checks are generally required at 1 week, 2 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months after the completion of your procedure. Post-Op Follow Up Checks are included as a part of our fees and no additional fees apply.

At the Follow Up Checks, Dr Mo and his nurse will:
• Review your surgical site
• Review and change the dressing as needed
• Scar management

Do you offer virtual/remote consultations?

Yes, Dr Mohaghegh does provide virtual/remote consultations for patients who aren't able to come into the clinic.

For patients who are able to visit the clinic, we highly recommend you to see Dr Mohaghegh in-person for the best possible assessment.

How much does plastic surgery cost?

The costs of Plastic Surgery will vary from patient to patient, and based on the details of your surgical plan, which includes:

• which procedures are to be performed
• the number of surgeries needed to complete the process, and
• the complexity of their needs.

After your consultation with Dr Mo, we will provide you with a detailed surgical plan & quote of the surgeon’s fees, as well as estimated costs for hospital fees, anaesthetists fees, etc.

You may be eligible to claim a rebate from your Private Health Fund for hospital costs depending on your level of cover.

You may be eligible for Medicare Rebates for some non-cosmetic procedures with an item number. Keep in mind, however, that Medicare only covers reconstructive surgeries that are deemed medically necessary. Procedures that are performed for solely cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by Medicare.

Please contact us if you require detailed information about pricing & your surgical needs.

The cost of body contouring after major weight loss will vary for each patient depending on the reason for your body contouring, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage.

How much does it cost for skin lesion & skin cancer removal?

For minor surgeries, like skin lesions & skin cancer removal, we charge based on the time required to perform the procedure.

This fee also covers their follow up appointments for 6 weeks.

Our out of pocket fees for minor procedures are:
Up to 15 min – $300
15-30 mins – $550
30-45 mins – $750
45-60 mins – $900

Book an appointment

Schedule your first consultation to start your journey.

Every patient is unique, and so are their surgical needs. We want to take the time to listen to you and understand what you and your body needs, before we can tell you how we can help. So the best way is to book you in for a one hour face-to-face consultation with Dr Mo.