Facelift Cosmetic Surgery in Melbourne

Do you feel like refreshing your look? At DermaMed, we are committed to helping you reach your aspirations by providing professional facial cosmetic surgery services such as facelifts at our highly-acclaimed clinic in Hawthorn, Melbourne. A visit to us means leaving feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

A mini facelift or S lift (or rhytidectomy) operation is performed to raise and tighten the lower facial tissues thereby eliminating or decreasing overhanging folds or lines. The surgery aims to correct the effects of ageing by tightening and relocating muscles which have stretched and drooped. A mini facelift is the best solution for you if you are faced with sagging cheeks or jowls or a deep nasolabial fold. It is different to a full facelift in that it is less invasive, faster recovery, has a much shorter scar and can be performed under local anaesthetic with sedation, rather than general anaesthetic.

Advantages to the facelift procedure

There are many benefits of choosing our facelift procedure including:

no hospital admission,

no general anaesthesia,

quick recovery time,

walk-in walk-out procedure,

and no hidden fees!

What is the Mini Facelift procedure?

The mini facelift operation is a short scar procedure (hence the name S lift) usually takes between two and three hours to complete and is performed under local anaesthetic with sedation (twilight anaesthesia).


Before any incisions are made the surgeon will inject local anaesthetic and adrenaline solution beneath the skin.


The skin of the face and neck is gently lifted from the underlying deeper tissues to free it and the superficial muscles of the lower portion of the face and neck are tightened to firm the jawline and neck.


The incision begins in the hairline just above your ear/side-burn and then follows the natural crease lines in front of and inside the ear to hide the final scar. If a neck lift is performed at the same time, then the incision may proceed underneath the earlobe and turn upwards in the groove behind the ear to finally extend inside the hairline behind the ear.


Once the lifted skin is suitably pulled upwards, the excess skin is trimmed and the skin edges are then stitched into place. Finally, dressings are applied over the incision lines and the face is bandaged.

What can I expect after the procedure?

You should be fit to resume your normal activities within a few days and be confident to appear in public after about a week. You can look years younger and this can be a great boost to your confidence. The improvement in appearance can be dramatic and is usually even more so when combined with the removal of eye bags (blepharoplasty), fat transfer, dermabrasion or other surface skin treatments.

DermaMed is made up of dedicated facelift surgeons that do all they can to ensure a great service, please contact our Melbourne clinic to book an appointment today.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.