The outcomes shown above are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect
the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics and diet. The after photo was taken 3 months following the procedure.
Dr Szalay has substantial experience with the lower facelift
The lower facelift improves the firmness of the lower face which provides a more defined jawline. So sagging tissue is lifted and wrinkling in areas of the face can be reduced.
Dr Szalay aims to produce natural results and has performed over 1000 facelift or necklift procedures.
Many patients also seek improvement of the neck. More information on the neck is here
How does the lower facelift work?
Dr Szalay uses multiple fine sutures to lift and support sagging tissue on the lower face. The sutures are looped through the sagging deep tissue layer (smas) which supports the lower face. Dr Szalay anchors the other ends of the sutures to firm tissue behind the ear or in the scalp. Consequently, he strengthens the result.
Dr Szalay removes excess skin through a fine incision along the ear and sometimes into the hair. He places the incision carefully so as to be as imperceptible as possible.
What are the features of the lower facelift?
- Effective: The procedure can effectively tighten sagging of the lower face or neck.
- Natural Results: The procedure can provide natural results.
- Recovery: Most patients are able to return to normal activities after 14 days.
- Longevity: The results usually last several years. The sutures will not break because multiple sutures are inserted. So these support each other and add to the strength of the lift.
How long is the recovery period for the lower facelift?
Following the procedure we will fit you with a bandage for 4 days. You will also have drains for this time.
It is important for you to have someone to pick you up following the surgery and they will need to stay with you that night and help care for you for 4 days.
Some pain will occur so we give you a script for pain medication.
You may find it difficult to fully open your jaw for a couple of weeks and we recommend a light diet for the first week. We remove the sutures after 7 days.
Swelling and bruising will occur following the procedure, so most patients feel comfortable facing the general public again after 14 days.
Dr Szalay will discuss what to expect during your recovery as part of your consultation and we will provide you with detailed pre and post operative instructions.
Find out more about the lower facelift here.
A detailed list of pre and post operative instructions is here.
The initial consultation with Dr Szalay is $75. The cost of the Lower Facelift is as follows:
- Face: from $13,390
- Neck: from $8,990
- Face and neck: from $15,390
Please note that these costs include the hospital and anaesthetist.
Here is what you can expect from your first consultation with Dr Szalay:
Step 1: Meeting with Dr Szalay
We will first discuss the areas of your face or neck that you would like to work on. This is carried out in a warm and professional environment to make you as comfortable as possible.
Step 2: Dr Szalay assesses your face or neck and explores feasibility
Dr Szalay will examine the areas you want lifted to ensure that procedure is the best solution for you.
Step 3: If The Lift-Plus is viable, Dr Szalay explains the procedure
It is important you are well informed. So Dr Szalay takes this time to explain how the lower facelift works, possible risks and answers any of your questions.
As with any surgery, there are possible risks involved with the lower lift. Dr Szalay will discuss these with you during your consultation. A list of possible risks is here.
Dr. Szalay does his utmost to prevent and treat negative side effects. Please read the pre-operative instructions that we provide you with carefully and contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner