*Individual results vary, see disclaimer.
“I take great care to ensure your face lift is an enhanced natural result.”
Dr. Bernard Beldholm
Face and neck lift surgery can improve the appearance in the jaw, chin, cheek, and neck areas, reducing wrinkles with a natural lift.
Individuals suffering from a permanent tired-looking appearance benefit from this type of surgery, with a long-lasting procedure that brings a more youthful look to the face and neck areas.
With over a decade’s surgical experience, Dr Beldholm uses his surgical art to help thousands of individuals create a more sculpted appearance.
In his care, you will achieve highly individualised, long-lasting, and natural-looking results, as well as short recovery times.
To help maintain your results we frequently combine advanced non-surgical techniques such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and dermal skin rejuvenating treatments to enhance the skin texture, tone and restore a youthful glow.
Our plan for you
1. Call (02) 4934 5700 for an appointment.
2. Meet with Dr Beldholm for your consultation.
3. Start your facelift or neck lift surgical journey.
4. Enjoy your amazing results!
4 steps to a successful Facelift and Neck lift
As a patient of Specialist Cosmetic Surgery, you will be guided through a 4-stage process designed to meet all your unique needs and expectations of surgery.
Dr Beldholm and his staff are here to guide you through and make sure that you get the best possible result. We focus on making you comfortable and answering all your questions.
We are here for you.
Step 1: Private Consultation
Having performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past decade, Dr Beldholm will recommend an option that is customised for you, based on his vast experience.
The decision to undergo any surgery will be made after it has been determined that it is safe for you to do so and that the results will match your expectations.
By the end of the consultation all your questions will be answered so that you can make a well informed decision. You will receive a detailed quote for the options that have been discussed.
If you decide to proceed, Dr Beldholm and his team will collaborate with you on designing a personalised treatment plan, scheduling a convenient date and location for your surgery. You will be provided with all pre-operative and post-operative information.
Your appointment with Dr. Beldholm can be scheduled at our Hunter Valley location:
- 30 Belmore Rd, Lorn NSW 2320: a beautiful converted heritage house in the Hunter Valley
It can be quite overwhelming when you consider having surgery and often it can be hard to remember all the information that we have provided you with. We therefore provide you with written information about your procedure as well as an option to come back and have further follow up consultations with Dr Beldholm at no additional charge.
Step 2: Your Surgery
Dr Beldholm performs his facelift and neck lift procedures in two private hospitals in the Hunter Valley:
- Maitland Private Hospital
- Hunter Valley Private Hospital
There is a wide range of surgical options that are possible. The options are customised to your unique facial shape and the result you desire.
A mini facelift is a skin only facelift with a small amount of tightening of the deep fascia.
This procedure improves accordion lines on the cheek, jowls and jawline.
A full facelift involves lifting the skin and tightening the deep fascia to re-position loose tissues. As the deep tissues are lifted the results are natural.
Mini Facelift Combined with a Neck Lift
As we age the neck tends to loose volume. A neck lift combined with a mini-facelift will correct improve this area.
VASER liposculpture is added if you have a significant double chin or turkey neck. This removes the excess fat and sculpts the neck.
Step 3: Postoperative Care and Recovery
Recovery from facelift surgery will vary for each individual and will depend on the extent of your procedure.
With a ‘mini’ facelift, you can generally return home on the same day as surgery, following a post-operative check by Dr. Beldholm; however, a full facelift will require an overnight stay in the hospital.
A head garment will be fitted after the operation, which you will be required to wear for 2 to 4 weeks following surgery.
You will be reviewed several times over the first few weeks. Most patients return to work and regular activities approximately two to three weeks after the operation.
We have created an Post-operative wound healing program after you leave hospital to maximise healing and recovery.
Step 4: Follow up Care
Your procedure is not considered complete until Dr. Beldholm has met with you to follow up after your operation. He will ensure you are healing and that all the expectations discussed in your one-on-one consultation have been met.
You will generally see the doctor on the day after the operation and also in 1 month, 3 months and 6 months following surgery. These appointments are included in the surgical fee.
The refined surgical techniques result in strategically-placed scars that are hidden from view and will become almost imperceptible over the course of a year. The final result may take about a year to become fully apparent, as swelling subsides and the liposuction settles in the first three to six months.