Please be aware that you must have a GP referral before booking a consultation with Dr Murray.
Mini Face Lift (Thread Lift) Perth
The Mini Lift, also referred to as the S-Lift or ‘Face Lift,’ can yield results similar to those achieved with traditional Mid-Face or Face and Brow Lifts. However, it is generally considered less invasive and involves shorter operating and recovery times. During this procedure, incisions are strategically made around the ear to access the SMAS muscles, allowing Dr. Murray to provide an upward lift. Ideal candidates for the Mini Lift are individuals seeking a substantial lift, aiming to reduce the sagging of facial features, defining the jawline and mid-face rejuvenation. Nevertheless, suitability for this procedure will be determined through a thorough consultation with Dr. Murray.
Face Lift, Contour Lift, Brow Lift, Neck Lift, Thread Face Lift, APTOS Thread Lift, Open Thread Lift, Closed Thread Lift, SMAS Lift, S-Lift, The Mini Face Lift
Cheeks, Jawline, Brow, Forehead, Eye, Jowl and Neck
*excluding theatre fee, post-surgical garments, post operative medications. An all-inclusive fee will be discussed at time of consultation with Dr Murray.
Assisting in achieving a rejuvenated appearance by addressing sagging facial skin.
While in certain instances, a visible improvement of the face can be observed, it’s more common for a gradual and continuous recovery to become noticeable over a period of 3-6 months. This progress is primarily attributed to collagen synthesis and the lifting and bunching effect.
Patients may experience limited facial movement during the initial 2 weeks following the procedure. Laughing or chewing may be uncomfortable during this period. It is strongly recommended that patients refrain from receiving facial massages or applying facial pressure for at least 1 month. However, it’s important to note that the recovery timeframe can vary from person to person and should not be regarded as an absolute duration.
Cheeks, Jawline, Brow, Forehead, Eye, Jowl and Neck
Why choose Absolute Cosmetic for your Mini Face Lift in Perth?
- Dr Murray has performed hundreds of Thread Lift and Mini Face Lift procedures in Perth
- He has completed the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery Face Lifting Techniques and Blepharoplasty training
- Dr Murray held the first thread lift workshop in WA
- He is currently undertaking a study on new, more effective methods of thread anchoring.
- Dr Murray has lectured on this topic and is familiar with all the latest techniques in the field.
*It’s important to recognize that any cosmetic surgical or invasive procedure comes with inherent risks and the possibility of complications. Therefore, before moving forward, we strongly recommend that you allocate time for thorough research, self-education, and consider seeking a second opinion from a qualified practitioner to make an informed decision.
Suitable candidates for a Mini Face Lift
Prior to your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Murray, it is essential to have a GP referral and complete the Body Dysmorphic Disorder questionnaire to assess your suitability and expectations regarding the cosmetic procedure. Ideal physical, mental, and emotional well-being is desirable for achieving favorable outcomes. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge that various contributing factors, such as age, genetics, skin and tissue characteristics, lifestyle, can either impede or lead to unforeseen issues. Realistic expectations will play a significant role and will be thoroughly discussed with Dr. Murray during your consultation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for a Mini Facelift.
If you are in the process of losing weight, it is advisable to consider waiting until you have reached your target weight before undergoing the procedure. This approach helps minimize the likelihood of needing additional revision surgery due to weight loss. Other factors that may lead to revision surgery will also be taken into account.
Cosmetic surgery medical requirements
From 1 July 2023, new regulations around cosmetic surgery were implemented by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia. Please make sure you have read and understood these new reforms when considering your cosmetic surgery. Further information on this is discussed in “Mini Face Lift surgery important information” below.
Mini Face Lift cost
The cost of a Face Lifting procedure will depend on which option is chosen and what other procedures are going to be alongside it.
The Silhouette Soft Thread lift starts from $2,000 and will depend on how many threads are required.
A Closed Thread Lift starts from $3,300.*
An Ultra Mini Lift starts from $6,600* and a Mini Face Lift starts from $9,900*.
*excluding theatre fee, post-surgical garments/cream, post operative medications. An all-inclusive fee will be discussed at time of consultation with Dr Murray.
Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options including, and not limited to; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc), AfterPay, Lay-by and Payment Plans. More information is available on our Payment Plan page. Alternatively, please call our reception who will also be able to discuss various options with you.
Alternative Options to the Mini Face Lift
The Ultra Mini Lift is carried out in much the same way as the Mini Lift procedure. In comparison with the Mini Lift, the Ultra Mini Lift utilises smaller incision sites with less excision of the skin and less muscle lift. This procedure is suitable for patients who do not yet require the Mini Lift.
A Closed Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure with no cutting of the skin required. This procedure is more suitable for younger patients with good skin quality.
During the procedure, the threads are passed through the hairline towards the area to be lifted. They are passed just under the skin with a long needle and then used to pull the skin backwards to the hairline, resulting in the ‘lifting’ of the skin.
Silhouette Soft Threads represent a technological advancement involving the precise insertion of dissolvable threads beneath the skin, offering a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. This technique can potentially enhance the firmness of the midface, jawline, eyebrows, and neck. Each treatment is customized to meet the unique requirements and preferences of the individual patient. The effectiveness of this procedure can be influenced by factors such as age, lifestyle, genetics, among others, which will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation with Dr. Syed at one of our Perth clinics. See more information on Silhouette Soft Thread Lift.
Mini Face Lift surgery important information
In accordance with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) protocol, it is a prerequisite to obtain a GP referral for all cosmetic surgical procedures before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Glenn Murray. Additionally, a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) questionnaire will need to be completed to assess your suitability for the procedure. To facilitate informed discussions and address any questions you may have, informational videos will be sent to your designated email prior to your meeting with Dr. Murray. Following a second consultation with a member of our clinical team, a mandatory 7-day cooling off period will commence. During this time, we strongly encourage you to seek further information and education regarding your desired procedure, as well as consider obtaining a second opinion. After the 7-day cooling off period, you are welcome to proceed with scheduling your procedure and embark on your Absolute Cosmetic journey.
It is imperative to strictly avoid smoking, vaping, and illicit drug use before, during, and after the procedure. Nicotine consumption during the surgical process heightens the risk of complications, infection, delayed healing, or an unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome. Please note that we maintain a stringent cancellation policy for those who continue to smoke or vape. We advise all patients to cease smoking at least 2 weeks before the procedure and to abstain for 6 weeks following the procedure. Reducing nicotine intake does not diminish the risk of complications; the most substantial health benefit is derived from quitting smoking altogether. We highly recommend and encourage the use of nicotine cessation aids during this period. For more comprehensive information regarding potential complications and guidance on quitting smoking, please refer to this resource.
It is vital to note that if you have smoked within the last 2 weeks, the procedure will be canceled, and payment will not be refunded.
To ensure your readiness for the procedure, being in good health is essential. It’s crucial to avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, green tea, and turmeric leading up to the procedure. Additionally, a blood test should be conducted at least 1 week before the scheduled procedure. A nurse will go through an extensive checklist to ensure that you are well prepared, via a pre-operative call before your procedure day.
On the day of the procedure, fasting is mandatory, meaning you should refrain from consuming food or water for 6 hours prior to your scheduled surgical start time. However, you may take a small sip of water in the morning to consume any pre-surgery medication if necessary. These precautions are taken to optimize your safety and the success of the procedure. All paperwork must be completed before the procedure and will be sighted and signed by your admitting surgical nurse.
Mini lift aftercare and recovery
Patients may encounter restricted facial movement during the initial 2-week period, and activities such as laughing or chewing may cause discomfort. We recommend avoiding facial massages or applying facial pressure for a minimum of 1 month. Typically, the maximum tensile strength is reached at around 21 days. However, it’s important to note that the recovery timeframe can vary from person to person and should not be regarded as an absolute duration.
In some cases, there can be an immediate visible improvement to the face. However, it’s typical for a gradual and ongoing improvement to develop over a 3-6 month timeframe. This improvement is attributed to collagen synthesis and the lifting and bunching effect. During the recovery period, there may also be occurrences of “puckering,” a common part of the healing process, for which our clinical team in Perth will provide guidance on minimising its visibility.
Glenn MurrayMedical Director and Owner
Dr. Murray (MED0001196978) leads the team of doctors and health professionals at Absolute Cosmetic, bringing over two decades of full-time experience in cosmetic medicine to his role as Medical Director and Owner of Absolute Cosmetic Perth.
*General disclaimer. Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions.
Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.