Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Breast Art - Before & After


After result from a 
Breast Augmentation
with Dr Rastogi











Before Breast Augmentation 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

An excerpt from my patients blog

6 weeks after surgery

My breasts are me...they are a part of me and feel as if they have always been there. 
I can do anything now, in terms of lifting and exercise, but I know I have to start off slow and steady.
I am about to go overseas to visit my family and can’t wait until they see me.
I bought myself a new bikini and the lady in the shop didn’t even notice.
She just went...”Wow, You look amazing in that.”
I had to tell her that I had my breasts done and she said she would never have known and she has been working in swimwear for 2o years.
She couldn’t believe how natural they looked and how perfectly proportioned they were.
This has been the best thing I have ever done for myself.
Having kids with the man I love has been the best thing I have ever done, but having my breasts done has been the best thing I have ever done for me!
I would not have done it differently, nor would I have gone to anyone else. 
Dr. Rastogi is a genius! I feel like my life is different now, better...
I am a much happier person than I was before. I was always happy and cheerful with other people, but I used to go home and think...”I wish I could be as positive about myself, as I am with other people:”
Now I am. I love myself and that is gold. 

Read more here -
http://myjourneytonewbreasts.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/1st-consultation-with-dr-rastogi.html


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Breast Art


Creating natural looking and feeling breasts is an art form and what I strive for with each patient. 
Here is an actual patient result 
(an image from my Breast Art book).

Monday, 1 December 2014

What do implants look like laying down?

One of the questions most patients ask is …….
What do breast implants look like laying down?


Here are the results from one of my actual patients

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Sun Damaged Skin


Polishing sun damaged skin and pigmented skin to add a fresh glow with IPL can take years off the skin. 

Facial rejuvenation can minimise lines and wrinkles and give a more youthful appearance.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Forever Young

Health & Wellbeing NINE MSN

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006



Today, whether you want to smooth lines and wrinkles or improve skin tone and texture, there's little need to go under the knife. It's now possible to turn back the clock in under a day or two — or indeed under an hour, with minimal or no downtime.



Where cosmetic procedures were once the domain of the rich and famous, they are now accessible to all. According to Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr Anoop Rastogi, a youthful appearance is becoming of increasing importance in our society.

"The availability and accessibility of these procedures has made them part of everyday life," he says. 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Rosacea a problem?

MIRVASO has been developed and clinically evaluated specifically for the treatment of the redness associated with a common skin condition called rosacea. 


Fast results that last up to 12 hours

Get ready for real redness relief: MIRVASO® (brimonidine) topical gel,0.33%* is the first and only FDA-approved and TGA-approved medication developed and indicated for the persistent facial redness of rosacea. MIRVASO has been proven to continue to give consistent results, month after month. We stock Mirvaso at our Double Bay Clinic. Come in and try it for yourself.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Tips for 40+ skin

Tips for 40+ skin - Body & Soul Magazine 

  • Wear sun protection every day. Cosmetic physician Dr Geoffrey Heber says, "It has been shown if you do nothing else but use a sunscreen, it allows the body's natural repair processes to prevent and repair skin damage over time."
  • Use vitamin A. "There is no ingredient with more scientific data attesting to its anti-ageing efficacy," Heber says. "It repairs skin ageing and also prevents it."
  • Get plenty of sleep. It's the best anti-ageing treatment on offer.
  • Drink sufficient water. Aim for at least two litres a day.
  • Maintain a steady weight. Being underweight or overweight can add years to your face. "It's the time of life when you must choose between your face and your bottom," cosmetic surgeon Dr Anoop Rastogi says. Eat essential fatty acids, from oily fish and avocado, for internal hydration.
  • Cut back on alcohol. It dehydrates skin and can lead to sagging, lines and wrinkles.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Longer lashes - the latest product

Clinically proven, fuller looking Lashes
Enjoy your longer, fuller, thicker and darker eyelashes in only a few weeks. You will be amazed by the incredible new volume and strength… sparse eyelashes and eyebrows are now a thing of the past.
Medici Lash combines Stem Cell science plus Biotin with the best lash accelerators for unmatched results.
You will have longer lashes or fuller eyebrows naturally!
This breakthrough technology will give you amazing eyelashes & eyebrows!
Itʼs safe, natural formula will help to improve your eyelashes & eyebrows in length, fullness, thickness and darkness in only 4 – 6 weeks. Medici Lash has been formulated by Medici Capelli and safety tested by an independent laboratory, proven to be a safe and effective cosmetic lash accelerator.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

IPL

Did you know IPL reduces pigmentation (sun & age spots) and is highly effective in the treatment of redness of the face and body (Rosacia & Spider veins). 
IPL is most often used to treat the face, neck and chest area, but can successfully be used on any other areas, such as the back of the hands and the arms. 
For the best results it is recommended to have at least 4 treatments separated by monthly intervals.
The versatility of IPL also provides extremely effective permanent hair reduction. Any areas of concern can be treated including the face, bikini, underarms, legs and back. Hair removal usually requires a minimum of 6 treatments.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Diary from my patient's Breast Augmentation journey

Jessica Berg
Sydney-based Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist, Jessica Berg has been using her expertise to boost women’s confidence for over a decade. Little did I know, that she, herself, had developed low self-esteem as after breast-feeding her children she was left with a hollowed out chest. Who would have thought that this beautiful, willowy former model lacked confidence!
I suggested, that perhaps she should seek some advice in regards to a breast augmentation and recommended she have a consultation with cosmetic surgeon, Dr Anoop Rastogi who specializes in the procedure.
Here is her story (in her own words) on how she gained back her self-confidence and femininity…
I have always wanted to have boobs! I never really had much shape at all. Before I had my two beautiful boys, my cup size was a very small B.
When I fell pregnant for the first time, eight years ago, it was an amazing boost to my ego, because I got some much wanted shape to my all over frame.
Being pregnant made me feel feminine for the first time in my life.
I was lucky to have plenty of milk and chose to fully breast feed both boys, without supplementation.
I breast-fed my eldest son for 15 months and my second son for 12 months. Although I wouldn’t change a thing it definitely took a toll on my whole body, particularly my breasts.
Having gone from a full C cup whilst breast-feeding, to what I have now – a double A has made me very self-conscious about my breasts. I won’t leave the house without wearing a bra, not even to get the newspaper. Sometimes I will even wear a bra to bed, as I don’t feel comfortable.
My husband is a great support and says he doesn’t mind my breasts the way they are, but I do mind. I feel shapeless if I’m not wearing one of my many heavily padded bras.
Sometimes, I’ll try and make light of it by joking that I need bigger drawers to fit all of my bras in.
So after lots of research and sole searching I made the decision to have a breast augmentation, as I truly wanted to feel happy and confident about my body.
I also wanted my boys to see a happier, more confident mummy. I owe it to them to give them the best of myself.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Frown lines - treatment longevity




A lot of patients wonder how long their treatment will last? 
These are some generic images of injectables used over the course of 120 days and the results.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Aspect Dr Skincare

The team behind Aspect DR aims to develop close working relationships with key medical professionals in order to support the growth of this outstanding range of actives which includes in-clinic peels.


Aspect Dr is a protected brand, not available in department stores or online, and is only supplied to end-users only through partner medical professionals. I sell this brand through my Double Bay Clinic and at Bella Face in Newcastle.

 
The comprehensive Aspect Dr range of products is:

  • Formulated with the highest concentrations of pure naturally-derived botanicals and high octane cosmeceutical correctives.
  • Formulated with certified organic non-genetically modified ingredients wherever possible.
  • Chirally correct and optically pure actives for maximum clinical results without unnecessary irritation or trauma.
  • Free of propylene glycol.
  • Free of mineral oils        
  • Free of parabens and other harsh preservative systems.
  • Free of artificial fragrances.
  • Free of animal derived ingredients.
  • Never tested on animals only people

Monday, 11 August 2014

Love the skin you're in…..


Here are some of the ingredients to look for in skincare, remembering that many of the really good ingredients have several functions
Vitamin A, C and E: are powerful antioxidants which shield your skin from oxidative damage. ( a major cause of skin aging)
Retinols: are excellent at repairing fine lines and wrinkles, improving orderly metabolism and cell communication and stimulating new collagen and elastin. However they can be irritating so you need the right ones.
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids (AHA, BHA): these include ascorbic acids, Salicylic acid lactic acid, glycolic acids etc great for exfoliating the skin, improving pigmentation, promoting smoothness, stimulating blood flow and improving collagen content.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3):  is a superstar newcomer which is excellent at improving pigmentation by preventing melanin uptake into skin cells. It produces both skin clarity and translucency. It is also a powerful antioxidant and improves cell to cell communication, so is very versatile. 
Co-Enzyme Q10, fantastic for cell health and metabolism but, we are still awaiting really good scientific proof that it is valuable when applied to the skin.
Growth factors: Scientifically, the biggest buzz at the moment surround’s fibroblast activating growth factors. The proper forms of these products, directly stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin creating tighter, firmer skin and improving wrinkles.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Verdict on Macrolane

Name: Jodie Meier
Age: 40
Occupation: Beauty therapist, (part-time receptionist at Dr Anoop Rastogi's clinic, Sydney.)
Why did you decide to have the procedure?
Since having children I have been very unhappy with my breasts but didn't want to have surgery. I had this treatment to fill the emptiness in the top of my breasts without going too big. Nobody would know I have had anything done.
Have you ever had any other cosmetic work done?
Yes, anti wrinkle injections.
What appealed most about this procedure?
A simple procedure without surgery. No downtime. Not obvious to other people but looks better.
How long does it take?
Forty minutes.
What is involved?
I sucked on gas, had a local anaesthetic and felt some pushing and pulling. At the end I got up, looked in the mirror and, "Oh my God, they look great!"
What is the recovery time?
I was back to work the same day.
Did it work?
Yes, straight away. It was fantastic.
Did it hurt?
Some pushing and pulling, which was a little bit uncomfortable. No real pain.
Any side effects?
No, not really. There was a dull ache for 24 hours after.
Would you do it again?
In a heartbeat.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/nofuss-nips-and-tucks-20090403-9mfc.html#ixzz39KXvqrJA

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Macrolane Trial

For a truly uplifting experience, go up a cup size in an hour without surgery, writes Becky Barker.
It could only be a matter of months before women are queuing up for a walk-in, walk-out, go-back-to-work boob job in Australia. Dr Anoop Rastogi, who has a practice in Double Bay, started clinical trials on three patients with the new, injectable, gel-like filler Macrolane last month and says the patients love the look.
"There was a little bit of swelling, they took mild painkillers for a couple of days and were back at work the same day," says Dr Rastogi, who administered the treatment at 40-minute appointments where the subjects received a local anaesthetic under light sedation.

Dr Rastogi says the technique has since been refined and he has 100 patients on a waiting list if Australia's regulator for medical drugs and devices, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, gives Macrolane the go-ahead. It is said to suit people who are averse to surgery and scarring and want a subtle change from A to B or B to C cup.
The new filler is a thicker form of Restylane, which has been used as a skin-plumper for 10 years.
Despite that, there are big concerns about the jab's safety, cost - expected to be about $5000 to $7000 - and longevity. The effects last about a year before needing a top-up.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/nofuss-nips-and-tucks-20090403-9mfc.html#ixzz38f9S4Unh

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Breast implants changed my life

Jacqueline Achilles is a fitness instructor and part-time model who wants a career in fashion.

"I was always told my breast size wasn't ideal," says part-time model Jacqueline Achilles. "And when I went shopping I felt limited about what fashionable clothes I could wear."


So Jacqueline had breast implants and now, she says, "I feel more confident and feminine."


Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr Anoop Rastogi says that while Jacqueline had beautiful shoulders and nice hips, she lacked an hourglass figure as her breasts were small.


The aim was to create breasts to balance and sculpt her figure, which would allow her to pursue her modelling career.


Jacqueline had tubular-shaped breasts with a short distance between the nipple and the crease under the breast. 



Because of her natural breast shape, Dr Rastogi chose a very specialised anatomical implant (tear-drop shaped) so he could lift the nipple position and correct the tubular shape.

The breasts slope gently from Jacqueline's shoulders to her nipples, then arc fully to the creases under her breasts.

The width of the implants created cleavage, and fullness at the sides made a contrast with Jacqueline's waist, producing the desired                       hourglass figure.

Five rules to remember:
  1. Patients really need to do their research when choosing a surgeon. How attractive the breasts will look has a lot to do with the surgeon's skill.
  2. When looking for a surgeon, check the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery website for advice. www.accs.org.au
  3. Look at before and after photos to determine the shape you want.
  4. Have in mind the cup size you would like to be, but also be guided by the surgeon's knowledge.
  5. The most often-used implants in Australia are cohesive silicon gel, they give the most natural look and feel. Saline implants can wrinkle and have a higher failure rate.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Before & After Results of my Breast Augmentations

Before & After Results of my Breast Augmentation with the Furry Brazilian P-ure Polyurethane Implants







Sunday, 29 June 2014

Follow me on Social Media

Follow me on Twitter -
https://twitter.com/DrAnoopRastogi



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Monday, 23 June 2014

My Artistic Endeavour


I am a Breast Augmentation Surgeon known for my outstanding surgical results creating very natural breasts.

When the surgeon desires it to be, and has the skills to allow it to be. For as long as the surgeon sees the surgery merely as a procedure where an implant is placed into a breast to make it bigger, it can be nothing more. 
However with the artistic skill to visualise a breast sculpture with all its natural beauty, balance and proportion, and a desire to utilise all ones surgical skill, knowledge and experience to create the beauty that one has envisaged then ………. An operating theatre becomes a studio, a surgeon becomes an artist and surgery becomes an artform.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

IPL

What is IPL and what are its uses?

IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light.

IPL offers treatment for a wide range of skin conditions and hair removal for the entire body.


Intense Pulse Light stimulates fibroblasts in the dermis which promote new collagen in turn reducing fine lines and giving the skin a smooth, glowing rejuvenation. 

We offer all IPL treatments at my Double Bay Clinic and at Bella Face, my Newcastle Clinic.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

The importance of Sunscreen

When it comes to skin care….


My number one tip is….

Don’t forget sunscreen.

Sunscreen is probably the most important part of your daily skincare routine to help prevent premature ageing and for goodness sakes stop smoking (if you still participate in this nasty ritual from the dark ages). 

It is not only killing you its also killing your skin.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

The Final Word on Facelift Post Operative Instruction


It is normal to have some degree of facial numbness post-operatively. 

This may sometimes continue for several weeks following surgery Facelift surgery (Meloplasty). 

Some patients may start to experience a tingling sensations and even small sharp pains one to two weeks after the procedure. This is quite normal and is due to the nerves starting to regenerate and will resolve itself. 

That said, I always encourage my patients to contact me with any concerns.



Sunday, 25 May 2014

My face Lift post operative instructions - Step by step

DAY 5-10.

Any sutures that require removal are removed on day 14.

Bruising and swelling may differ from person to person but generally 5-10 days is the optimal period for this to subside. 

It is possible though that these symptoms may remain for up to 4 weeks.


Make–up may be worn after the sutures are removed, but only on the actual suture lines when these have completely healed. 

Chemicals may also be applied to the hair 4-5 weeks later.   

Sunday, 18 May 2014

My face Lift post operative instructions - Step by step


DAY 2.

Discontinue using ice packs.
Hirudoid ointment may be applied to bruised areas, do not apply to broken skin (ie. suture line).
This ointment may be obtained by the chemist.


DAY 3-4.
You will have a 4 day follow up in our rooms.
You may wash your hair with an antibacterial shampoo (phisohex). Ensure suture line is dry after showering.



Sunday, 11 May 2014

My face Lift post operative instructions - Step by step

DAY 1.

Patients usually experience only minimal discomfort following facelift surgery due to good pain management, and gentle surgical techniques.

You may apply ice packs to both sides of the face to help reduce swelling. Do not apply ice packs directly onto the skin, wrap them in a towel, tea towel etc.

You will have a pressure dressing or face form support in place for 24hrs and then a lighter support dressing for a further 24hrs after that.


Generally a semi-upright sleeping position (2-3 pillows) is preferable for at least the first week.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

The three Facelift areas

The upper face consists of forehead, eyebrow and eyelid area. Dropping brows and deep furrows in the forehead area can be corrected by an incision behind the hairline followed by elevation of the skin, which is then pulled tight and excess trimmed away. This tightens the forehead and widens the eye opening, muscles can be freed to release wrinkles and frown lines. Only a fine scar is left behind the hairline.

The mid face involves eyelids, nose and cheeks, down to the jaw line. The lax skin and muscle in this area produce deep wrinkles and folds running down from the nose and jowl formation. An incision extends from the temple downwards over the small cartilage bump in front of the ear to the earlobe. The skin is then freed and gently pulled back to give a youthful appearance.

An SMAS procedure can be performed which combines tightening of sagging facial muscles with the overlying skin which gives a more natural, longer lasting appearance. The scars are again hidden in the temple hair around the ear.

The lower face and neck ageing problems include formation of jowls (‘turkey neck’), double chins and fatty deposits in the neck area. The incision begins around the earlobe and extends behind the ear and in the hairline without being evident even with the hair pulled back. Liposuction to the neck and jowls is possible to remove the fatty deposits.


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Facelift Basics

To many men and women, facial ageing is a very real concern. 

There are several reasons for someone desiring corrective facial surgery and thus many factors a cosmetic surgeon must take into consideration when evaluating a patient for surgery. 

These can be discussed in a consultation with the surgeon, but the following can answer a few basic questions generally sought after by someone considering this type of surgery.

The face is considered to be divided into three segments:

  1. The upper face
  2. The mid face
  3. The lower face and neck



Sunday, 20 April 2014

More on Aspect Dr

Aspect Dr

Tomorrow's Skincare Today.

The team behind Aspect DR aims to develop close working relationships with key medical professionals in order to support the growth of this outstanding range of actives which includes in-clinic peels.

Aspect Dr is a protected brand, not available in department stores or online, and is only supplied to end-users only through partner medical professionals.


The comprehensive Aspect Dr range of products is:
  • Formulated with the highest concentrations of pure naturally-derived botanicals and high octane cosmeceutical correctives.
  • Formulated with certified organic non-genetically modified ingredients wherever possible.
  • Chirally correct and optically pure actives for maximum clinical results without unnecessary irritation or trauma.
  • Free of propylene glycol.
  • Free of mineral oils        
  • Free of parabens and other harsh preservative systems.
  • Free of artificial fragrances.
  • Free of animal derived ingredients.
  • Never tested on animals only people

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Aspect Dr Skincare Range


We stock Aspect Dr in my Double Bay Clinic. Aspect Dr is an Australian owned Physicians’ Only range that incorporates ingredients with maximum percentages proven by clinical trials. Its product range if free of all parabens, perfumes or dyes.

They Promise the best ingredients at the best price! The comprehensive Aspect Dr range has been formulated with the highest concentrations of pure naturally derived botanicals and high-octane cosmeceutical correctives.

Using certified organic non-genetically modified ingredients wherever possible, the Aspect Dr range is chirally correct and uses optically pure actives for maximum clinical results without unnecessary irritation or trauma.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Breast Augmentation - Placement and Incision


The most common placement of the implant that Dr Rastogi uses is subfascial, which is between the fascia (the outer lining of the muscle) and the muscle. Dr Rastogi feels that this placement gives the best result and is less painful than underneath or above the muscle.

After the implants are in place, the incision is closed with stitches which are dissolving, and a paper tape is placed over your incision lines. You will be told to avoid heavy lifting and bouncing for a period of 6 weeks, after that time you will be able to return to normal activities. You will be advised to watch for any signs of infection, bleeding or bruising. Signs of infection are pain, redness, swelling and fever. Infection is an infrequent problem, which needs immediate attention with use of antibiotics.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Breast Augmentation - The facts


Breast Augmentation procedures are performed in a hospital and it is advisable to discuss with your Doctor and anaesthetist, the type of anaesthesia, whether general (fully asleep), local (awake with numbing of the area) or a combination of laical with mild sedation (partially awake). The risks of each type should be fully explained and understood.

There are three types of incisions used for inserting breast implants:

  1. An inframammary incision is made under the breast at the fold or crease line. This is the most common incision.
  1. A periareolar incision is made around the edge of the areola (the darker skin)

  1. An axillary incision is made in one of the crease lines of the armpit.

Dr Rastogi prefers to use the inframammary incision, as he feels this gives the best access to the breast tissue.

Dr Rastogi uses silicone cohesive gel implants that have the consistency of ‘turkish delight’.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Why Breast Augmentation?


Women consider having breast augmentation in order to improve their breast size or shape because they think their breasts are too small, uneven in size or unattractive. 

Some women have breasts that do not fully develop or have significant change in size or shape after pregnancy, weight change or ageing. 

The decision to have surgery should be an individual one to please you, not someone else.



Sunday, 9 March 2014

Liposculpture isn't just for women - Male Case Study 4

Case Study 4



This man in his mid 50s presented with a fatty abdomen and love handles. A 3 litre liposculpture was then performed to remove his excess abdominal fat and define his abdominal muscles and back.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Liposculpture isn't just for women - Male Case Study 3

Case Study 3



This man in his 60s had a significant excess of fat across his love handles, which he found uncomfortable and very embarrassing. A 4.2 litre liposculpture was performed to remove the fat from his abdomen and love handles.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Liposculpture isn't just for women - Male Case Study 2


Case Study 2 

This man in his 30s had progressively gained fat on his chest, abdomen and love handles since his 20s. He also had male breast development. A liposculpture was performed with emphasis on superficial undermining to ensure skin retraction. His abdomen and love handles were sculpted to define his underlying muscular shape and the breast glands and fat were also sculpted.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Liposculpture isn't just for women - Male Case Study 1


Case Study 1




This slender young man in his 20s had a disproportionate amount of puppy fat around his abdomen area, and love handles, which he found impossible to shift despite continued vigorous excercise. A 2.2 litre liposculpture was performed to remove fatty excess and help define his underlying muscularity.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Liposuction Information


Several years ago a new procedure, liposuction surgery, was perfected by a French physician. The procedure allows both men and women to improve the contours of their bodies through this relatively simple and safe technique.

Liposuction surgery involves the removal of fat cells from the body and is designed for those who have specific areas of localised fat deposits and who have tried unsuccessfully to eliminate them through diet, exercise and weight loss.

While the procedure is not designed to correct general obesity, any areas where excess fat deposits have accumulated can be treated, these include the chin, neck, jowls, cheeks, arms, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees, hips and abdomen. Men with gynaecomastia (enlarged breasts) can also benefit from this procedure.

Men and women in good physical condition with good skin elasticity are the best candidates for this surgery. When the procedure was first introduced, only younger people were considered to be good candidates, however recent improvements in the technique have made it possible to treat patients of all ages. Each person seeking this treatment, regardless of age, must be personally assessed by the surgeon to determine if he or she is suitable for liposuction surgery.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Face and Neck lift


To many men and women, facial ageing is a very real concern. There are several reasons for someone desiring corrective facial surgery and thus many factors a cosmetic surgeon must take into consideration when evaluating a patient for surgery. These can be discussed in a consultation with the surgeon, but the following can answer a few basic questions generally sought after by someone considering this type of surgery.

The face is considered to be divided into three segments:

  1. The upper face
  2. The mid face
  3. The lower face and neck

The upper face consists of forehead, eyebrow and eyelid area. Dropping brows and deep furrows in the forehead area can be corrected by an incision behind the hairline followed by elevation of the skin, which is then pulled tight and excess trimmed away. This tightens the forehead and widens the eye opening, muscles can be freed to release wrinkles and frown lines. Only a fine scar is left behind the hairline.

The mid face involves eyelids, nose and cheeks, down to the jaw line. The lax skin and muscle in this area produce deep wrinkles and folds running down from the nose and jowl formation. An incision extends from the temple downwards over the small cartilage bump in front of the ear to the earlobe. The skin is then freed and gently pulled back to give a youthful appearance.

An SMAS procedure can be performed which combines tightening of sagging facial muscles with the overlying skin which gives a more natural, longer lasting appearance. The scars are again hidden in the temple hair around the ear.


The lower face and neck ageing problems include formation of jowls (‘turkey neck’), double chins and fatty deposits in the neck area. The incision begins around the earlobe and extends behind the ear and in the hairline without being evident even with the hair pulled back. Liposuction to the neck and jowls is possible to remove the fatty deposits.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Mini Facelift



“One shows their finesse as a surgeon when performing a facelift. It’s all about meticulous attention to detail.” 
The aim is to create a youthfulness to the skin and a youthful appearance to the neck, jaw line, cheeks and eye area, in such a natural way that one has no inkling that surgery has been done.
As we proceed through our lives, loss of collagen and elastin from the skin, muscles and fat pads of our face, aided by gravity cause, our face to sag. This process is accelerated here in Australia due to the very destructive and ageing effect of our harsh sunshine. Other factors such as smoking, alcohol, weight loss, stress and genetics also play a part.
Injectables and dermal fillers are very effective ways to remove lines and wrinkles and treat the early appearance of facial sag. However once the neck skin loosens and the jowls start to become problematic, it is time to consider a facelift.