We all have great summer memories, and each year everyone wants to create more memories to last a lifetime. However, we don’t want people to see how many summer memories we have just by looking at our skin. I am of course, talking about facial aging. As sad as it may be, we can tone our bodies, and eat healthily, but skin aging is inevitable. The infamous ‘turkey neck’, jowls, and sagging skin cause many a sleepless night as we worry about becoming Keith Richards’ older looking sibling. So what can we do to look sun-kissed rather than sun-fried this summer? Dr. Kohout, cosmetic surgery guru, can help.
Have you ever wondered how celebrities like Madonna, Blondie and Hilary Clinton manage to stay looking fresh decade after decade? Rumour has it; they’ve all been under the knife. The Facelift, or ‘Rhytidectomy’ allows you to be facially re-born, resulting in a fresh, firm, and rejuvenated appearance which creates a discreet difference to the old you. Friends will not believe how amazing you look after that ‘holiday’…
Do you agonise over deep lines from the corner of your nose to your mouth, jowls, saggy cheeks, loose and slack skin in the neck? If you painfully nodded to all the previous aging ailments, you are the perfect candidate for a face and neck lift!
Step 1 is the consultation. Dr. Kohout will find exactly what you want from the procedure and by studying bone structure, hairline and skin texture will plan perfectly individualised results. Dr. Kohout always makes clients aware of what is realistically achievable to avoid disappointment and is clear on all the risks. Please note the face and neck lift does not fix droopy eyebrows or wrinkles around the mouth. Nevertheless, Dr. Kohout may recommend additional procedures such as eyelid surgery to help achieve your dream result.
Before your procedure it is strongly advised to stop smoking and lose any intended weight as this can affect results. Also, to make your operation more discreet it is also advised to tactfully grow hair to help hide scarring.
The operation lasts around 3 hours and is most often done under general anaesthetic. Incisions are created in the natural fold of the ear and hairline, allowing the face to be repositioned in a more youthful configuration. Patients may be free to go home that day or stay a few nights, depending on recovery. Stiches will be removed 4-7 days after the operation but bruising and swelling should be expected to last 3 weeks. However, patients should wait 8 weeks to see accurate results. Always remember the aging process will continue normally. Results generally last up to 7 years but to make your results last for the optimum time make sure to protect your complexion with plenty of sun screen.
It is important to note that your relationship with Dr. Kohout will not end after your operation. He will meet up with you regularly to check your progress and answer any questions you may have.
A face and neck lift procedure starts from around $16,900. To discuss your suitability with Dr. Kohout, call 1300 551 151 or email email@example.com. More info can be found at www.drmarkkohout.com.au.