What happens before the procedure?
Smoking and illicit drug use must be strictly avoided before the procedure. We take smoking very seriously as a high risk for any procedure, so you must be aware of the cancellation policy if you smoke. Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery. Ideally, you should stop smoking at least 8 weeks prior to a procedure, cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications, however, the greatest health benefit is gained by quitting smoking for good. More information about the possible complications, as well as information about how to quit, is available here.
You should be fit and healthy, and avoid blood thinning medication such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicine. You must fast on the day of the procedure. You are able to eat dinner as usual the night before, then you must stop drinking fluids at midnight. On the morning of the procedure you can take a small sip of water to take your pre-surgery medication.
At least two consultations are needed before most procedures. A full history and examination will be conducted. You will be started on antibiotics and extensive instructions will be given.
What happens after the procedure?
Patients will find their lower face and neck movement limited for the first 2 weeks. It may be uncomfortable to laugh, sing or grimace. Avoid massage or facial pressure to the area for 1 month. It is recommended to wait at least 7-10 days before returning to work. If you have added Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing to the procedure, it is recommended to take at least 2 weeks off.
Swelling and bruising may be present for up to 1 month after the procedure.
There are often immediate results, however, these continue to improve over a 3-6 month period. This improvement is due to the collagen synthesis and lifting and bunching effect.
Dr Glenn Murray
Cosmetic Doctor and Medical Director
Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training; undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world. He is the past president of the Cosmetic Society and has competed the European College of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery training in Face Lifting Techniques. Dr Murray has a special interest in repairing botched oversees surgery and more information on this can we found here.
Dr Murray, our Medical Director, at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient. His full resume can be seen here.
Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options including; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc), Lay-by, Payment Plans, Third Party Finance. More information is available on our Payment Plan page.
Why choose Absolute Cosmetic for this procedure?
- Dr Murray has performed hundreds of thread lift and mini face lift and neck 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.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.