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Non-Surgical Lower Facelift Sydney

As we age, our perioral region (mouth area), can be one of the most visible signs of aging, along with loose jawline skin (known as our jowls) – these signs of aging can lead individuals to choose a traditional surgical facelift, which results in an extended ‘downtime’ and associated permanent scarring.

At Bella Plastic Surgery we offer an alternative non-surgical treatment focuses on the lower face, to soften lines around the mouth, conceal the lower jowls and strength the lower jawline.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Non-Surgical Lower Facelift?

Our Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment involves the precise placement of high-quality Hyaluronic Acid products into specific lower facial areas. We assess your facial characteristics and take a non-surgical approach, to address your concerns.

Our injectable techniques will soften fine lines and poor skin texture issues around the mouth, ‘hide’ unwanted jowls, and provide a more well-structured and more contoured lower face.

What type of Hyaluronic Acid products are used?

There are a range of Hyaluronic Acid products, that contain different consistencies and serve different purposes when injected into facial areas.

Hyaluronic Acid is made from complex sugar molecules that naturally occur in your body and bind with water to support your skin and increase volume.

At Bella Plastic Surgery, we use only the highest quality hyaluronic acid products to achieve long-lasting results.

When can I expect Results?

Results can be seen immediately following your treatment. You can expect to see the lines around the mouth significantly reduced and your jowls less visible. You will also notice a strengthened and more well-defined jawline.

How long does the treatment take?

This treatment generally takes one and a half hours, including 30 minutes to complete the patient registration form and receive a consultation regarding your treatment.

Does it hurt?

Before your treatment, a topical anaesthetic gel will be applied to alleviate discomfort.

How long do the results last?

The Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment is customised to meet the individual aesthetic goals of each patient and typically will last 18–24 months.

What is the recovery time?

Following the procedure, there is usually some transient redness and swelling, which will dissipate in a few days. Depending on the skin sensitivity of the patient, there may also be some bruising, which usually takes a week or two to clear. Makeup can be worn after 24 hours post-treatment, and we will recommend the best types of makeup to use.

Potential Risks

Every non-surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand these risks and the possible complications associated. The majority of patients do not experience the following, but you should discuss each possible risk with your physician to ensure that you understand the risks and can make an informed decision regarding your treatment.

Common side effects may occur immediately or maybe delayed and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding/Haematoma
  • Inflammatory Reactions (swelling, Skin redness)
  • Itchiness
  • Tenderness
  • Paraesthesia/Numbness

Other adverse reactions may include:

  • Induration or nodules
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Weak filling effect
  • Infections including abscesses, granuloma, hypersensitivity

Extremely rare but serious adverse events associated with intravascular injection of Hyaluronic Acid products have been reported and include temporary and permanent visual impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral haemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying structures.

Post-Procedure Care

The following are very common side effects after treatment and should resolve with time.  

  • Swelling 
  • Bruising 
  • Redness 
  • Puncture Marks 
  • Asymmetry 
  • Tenderness 
  • Hardness 
  • Tightness 
  • Itching 

To prevent and/or help minimise any bruising after your treatment:  

  • Application of a cold compress to the treatment area immediately and for at least 15minutes after. 
  • The regular intermittent application of cold packs during the first 24-48 hours may be beneficial. A cycle to consider is 10min on and 5min off. 
  • Sleep with the head elevated for the first evening. 
  • Vigorous exercise can increase blood pressure and aggravate any bruising that is developing – therefore, exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours. 
  • You should avoid extreme heat for the first 24hrs (or until bruising has resolved). 
  • Topical creams that may help with bruising – reduction in the development and helping in the resolution.
  • Arnica cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4 x per day until resolution.
  • Vitamin k cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4 x per day until resolution. 

Final ResultsYour final results can take 2-4 weeks. You will likely require further treatments to achieve your desired results.

AftercarePlease contact the clinic immediately 1300 373 662 if you experience any inflammatory reaction and/or side effect. Late onset inflammatory response may occur at least 2 months after injection. If necessary, additional treatments, medications and/or surgery may be necessary.   

If out of hours, please attend your local medical centre or emergency department.  

  • You may return to your normal activities (including driving immediately post-treatment.    
  • Please cleanse face with water and gentle cleanser.  Avoid any active ingredients.  
  • Avoid makeup for at least 12 hours. 
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and extreme temperatures for at least 2 weeks post treatment.   
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or alcohol for 24 hours.  
  • Avoid touching or massaging the treatment area.  
  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, IPL, laser or any other skin treatments for at least 2 weeks after treatment. 

As part of your post-treatment care plan, you will be provided with verbal and written post-treatment instructions.

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