Newcastle – Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, Lip Augmentation, and Other Facial Surgery
Facial plastic surgery is an invaluable resource to anyone who is dissatisfied with his or her features, or who simply wants to reverse the outward signs of aging. Dr. John Newton offers a selection of procedures at his practice serving the Newcastle area, including facelift, eyelid surgery, and lip augmentation, that effectively address many common aesthetic complaints. Every procedure performed by Dr. Newton meets the highest standards of safety and quality.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Drooping, baggy eyelids are often an early sign of aging. Over time, the skin around the eyes stretches, losing its natural elasticity – a condition that is made worse as excess fat and tissue build up in and around the eyelids. In addition to their impact on the appearance, drooping eyelids may also obscure a person’s peripheral vision, creating a potential hazard.
Dr. Newton, who provides superior facial cosmetic surgery to people throughout NSW, Australia, including the Mid North Coast, Central Coast, and Hunter region from his clinic near Newcastle, uses eyelid surgery to remove excess fat, tissue, and skin from around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is less invasive than many other facial procedures. Through incisions hidden in the crease of the eye, Dr. Newton trims away excess skin and fat and also repositions muscles around the eye if needed. The incisions are then closed, and the eyelid surgery is complete. The procedure may be combined with a brow or face lift as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan.
Most of Dr. Newton’s patients in the Newcastle area are able to return home from the hospital the day after eyelid surgery. They will need to return for a follow-up appointment after one week. There are no stitches to remove, and most are able to return to work after two weeks, but it will take as long as two months to see the final results. (See Dr. Newton’s article, “The Eyes Have It”)
Lip augmentation is an excellent option for those who are interested in facial rejuvenation but do not wish to undergo a more invasive procedure. Creating fuller, more sensuous lips is one of the subtlest, but most effective, ways to improve a person’s facial appearance.
At his clinic in Warners Bay, outside Newcastle, Dr. Newton performs lip augmentation using the fat transfer method. This procedure involves removing small strips of fatty tissue from elsewhere on the patient’s body, then inserting them into the patient’s lips through small incisions at the corners of the mouth.
This strategy offers numerous important advantages over surgical lip augmentation with synthetic implants. Because the tissue comes from the patient’s own body, it is safer with fewer side effects. It also offers advantages over lip augmentation with injectable dermal fillers, which sometimes cause allergic reactions and other adverse effects. The benefits of a fat transfer procedure also last much longer than those of injectable dermal fillers. In many cases, patients report visible benefits for years after the procedure, while the benefits from most fillers rarely last more than six months.
Perhaps most importantly, however, fat transfer produces natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results of any lip augmentation procedure. As a part of his commitment to offering the safest, most effective cosmetic treatments available in the Newcastle area, Dr. Newton offers lip augmentation using fat transfer.
The facelift is a popular and effective way to address facial wrinkles, lines, and the sagging excess facial skin that tends to develop as we age. By tightening and lifting the skin, Dr. Newton can smooth facial wrinkles and lines while also correcting for drooping, loose skin along the jaw, neck, and brow. The final result of a facelift is smoother, tighter skin and a more youthful appearance. Patients who want to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation can combine facelift with laser skin renewal, eyelid surgery, or lip augmentation.
A traditional facelift requires an incision hidden behind the hairline, through which facial muscles and the facial skin are tightened. Excess skin and tissue are trimmed away, and the incision is closed. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia. Full recovery takes two to three months, but most patients are able to return to work after only two or three weeks.
Dr. Newton, located near Newcastle, performs facelift using the MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) method. This method offers many noteworthy benefits that make it potentially ideal for Dr. Newton’s Newcastle-area patients. The MACS facelift is significantly less invasive than a traditional facelift. Dr. Newton performs the operation through a short incision through which he tightens the skin using permanent sutures. Both the surgery itself and the recovery period are shorter, and there are fewer potential side effects. The final results are refined and natural looking.
For those who do not need or do not want a full facelift but still want to correct wrinkles and drooping skin in the forehead and brow, a brow lift may be the answer. Patients with a hooded, drooping brow and frown lines in the forehead typically benefit tremendously from this procedure.
The brow lift is less involved than a full facelift, with smaller incisions made behind the hairline, through which the skin is lifted and tightened. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Patients are generally able to return to work after two or three weeks, though full recovery may take as long as three months.
The cheek lift, or mid-face lift, is a localized facelift procedure designed to correct drooping or hollow-looking cheeks by repositioning the pad of the cheek, which may descend over time.
The procedure is most effective for those without significant drooping in the lower face and neck. Patients are typically able to return to work after two or three weeks and recover fully within two or three months.
Contact Dr. Newton
While aging can take its toll on the appearance, facial cosmetic surgery can help turn back the clock and leave patients looking younger. At his office in Warners Bay outside Newcastle, Dr. John Newton performs facelift, lip augmentation, eyelid surgery, and other facial procedures that are proven safe and effective. Contact Dr. Newton to learn more about the advantages of facial cosmetic surgery.