Facial Surgery

Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, an experienced specialist plastic surgeon experienced in Melbourne. He takes a personalised approach to facial surgery that aims to achieve results tailored to your unique requirements.

Your face

The appearance of a person’s face plays a crucial role in their overall identity and serves as the primary point of attraction during encounters with others. With the passage of time, various factors like genetics and lifestyle choices can cause changes in one’s facial features.

Surgical procedures may offer solutions for improving skin texture, reshaping underlying tissues, and eliminating excess tissue. Dr. Rodrigo Teixeira, a specialist plastic surgeon based in Melbourne, follows a customised approach for each patient in order to deliver outcomes that align with their unique requirements.

Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, specialist plastic surgeon in Melbourne
Beautiful smiling face on the mirror

Facial Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery of the face is a broad field with a variety of procedures available to treat signs of ageing. Our approach to facial surgery is tailored to the individual. We take into consideration the complexity of facial ageing, including the impact of skin ageing, sagging skin and soft tissue, and volume loss. These three components play a crucial role in ageing, with skin ageing resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Skin and soft tissue sagging lead to skin drooping and becoming redundant, resulting in an unbalanced appearance, and volume loss leads to a deflated appearance and hollow areas.

At Dr Rodrigo Teixeira’s clinic in Melbourne, we offer both surgical and non-surgical options to address these concerns. As a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Rodrigo Teixeira takes the time to understand your unique characteristics and expectations, and discuss the suitable treatment options to help you make an informed decision. Whether you’re looking to improve your overall appearance or want to target specific areas of concern, we can help you achieve your goals.

Non-surgical procedures

Dr Rodrigo and his team provide non-surgical facial procedures tailored to patients who prefer to avoid invasive treatments. Dermal fillers and injectables target concerns like wrinkles and lost volume, providing natural enhancements with minimal recovery time. Dr Rodrigo takes a personalised approach, focusing on each patient’s specific goals and needs, prioritising safety, satisfaction and aesthetic objectives.

In addition to facial treatments, the team offers scar treatments with LED therapy, skin serums and skin needling to help minimise scarring. The Brazilian lymphatic drainage treatment helps speed up the healing process. Dr Rodrigo and his expert team deliver a high level of personalised care, providing guidance throughout each patient’s healing process. Trust your skin with a skilled and compassionate team, and receive the best care available with Dr Rodrigo Teixeira.

Non Surgical Procedures

Meloplasty (Facelift) Surgery

A meloplasty, or facelift, can help combat skin wrinkles, folds, facial sagging issues. This surgical procedure improves facial contour while minimising the visible signs of surgery. A deep plane facelift which involves accessing deeper tissue layers beneath the SMAS layer, offers long-lasting results in facial reshaping.

In addition to the facelift, other areas of the face may be treated, including a brow lift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, double chin correction, and autologous fat grafting. The main objective of the procedure is to restore the face’s contour by addressing specific concerns.

Dr. Rodrigo Teixeira is a specialist plastic surgeon with extensive experience in deep plane facelifts. He believes in personalised approaches that consider a person’s aging and facial anatomy. He will evaluate your individual features and goals and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for you. With his guidance, you can make an informed decision if facelift surgery is right for you.

Browplasty (Brow Lift, Temporal Lift and Ponytail Lift)

As we age, the eyebrows tend to sag due to gravity and loss of skin elasticity. This can lead to a droopy and tired appearance of the eyes. Browplasty, also known as forehead lift, can reposition the eyebrows higher and even out wrinkles on the forehead. Endoscopic and open approaches are the two different methods for performing brow lift surgery. Endoscopic brow lift minimises scarring by using small incisions to release and lift the muscles and ligaments beneath the skin.

In addition to the traditional brow lift, there are other upper face procedures available like the temporal lift and ponytail lift. The temporal lift is aimed to correct the outer corners of the eyebrows and temples pulling the tissues on a oblique direction, while ponytail lift may extend to the midface and provide a more vertical lift. Consult with a specialist plastic surgeon to decide the appropriate technique that will best fit your individual needs and objectives if you are affected by droopy eyebrows, wrinkles on the forehead or frown lines between the eyebrows.

Lip Lift

As we age, the natural changes that occur in our skin and ligaments around the mouth can result in elongated and flat and deflated lips. One cosmetic procedure that aims to address this concern is the lip lift. It involves making an incision below the nostrils to shorten the philtrum and increase the size and definition of the upper lip.
While this elective procedure offers numerous benefits, such as restoring balance and proportion to the lips and enhancing the appearance of the cupid’s bow, it’s essential to note that there are risks involved. 
Beware of that overuse of lip fillers can cause distorted lips and even conceal teeth, also affecting younger individuals. Sometimes, a combination of techniques may be necessary to rectify the negative effects of excessive dermal fillers.
If you’re considering a lip lift, it’s crucial to consult a specialist plastic surgeon who can provide detailed information on the different techniques available, as well as the potential risks and benefits. It’s important to be well-informed before making any decisions about your cosmetic procedures.
Facial fat grafting in the cheek

Facial Autologous Fat Grafting

Autologous fat transfer, or fat grafting, is a surgical technique that involves taking fat from one part of the body and using it to improve another area for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons. Through lipoplasty, fat is collected from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or knees, cleansed and purified, then injected into the desired area. Today, surgeons can modify the fat graft for different applications by adjusting the texture and consistency of the fat tissue.

Facial contouring with autologous fat grafting offers a range of benefits that make it an option for those looking to replace volume loss and reshape facial contour. Fat grafting is normally used to restore volume in hollow areas around the eyes, cheeks and temples. Unlike dermal fillers, facial autologous fat grafting is a more permanent solution to volume loss in the face while also offering regenerative properties that can improve skin health and appearance. In addition, the procedure is minimally invasive, with simultaneous body contouring as an added benefit.

Facial fat grafting in the cheek

Submentoplasty (Double Chin)

The appearance of a double chin is a common aesthetic issue, resulting from diverse factors like age, genetics, weight fluctuations, and chin size. The degree of this condition can differ and require different treatment solutions. There are non-invasive procedures, such as fat dissolving injectables and skin tightening treatments such as radio frequency.
If the problem lies in superficial fat deposits beneath the chin, chin liposuction is advisable, whereas those with deep fat pockets or noticeable muscle bands may require neck lift. Patients who exhibit minor skin excess and firm skin texture can benefit from the neck lift with small incisions.
Neck Lift before and after

Neck Rhytidectomy (Neck Lift)

For those seeking a solution to sagging skin and excess fat in the neck area, a selective approach to neck tissues may be found in a neck lift. Specialised procedures like this are offered by Dr. Rodrigo Teixeira to help patients achieve a more youthful and defined neck contour.
A neck lift specifically targets the loose skin, muscle banding, and fatty deposits that contribute to an enlarged or sloped appearance of the neck. Dr. Rodrigo employs a selective approach that can involve careful lifting and tightening of underlying tissues, removal of excess fat, and potentially performing liposuction to improve the contour of the neck and jawline.
Dr. Rodrigo is fully aware that each patient has their own set of concerns and goals, and for this reason, he takes a personalised approach to each neck lift procedure based on his assessment of the neck anatomy and detailed discussion of the desired outcomes.
Neck Lift before and after
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Things to consider before facial surgery

Are you considering cosmetic facial surgery? While the idea of enhancing your appearance and regaining your youthful glow may be appealing, it’s important to consider a few things before going under the knife. Here are some factors to keep in mind:

Research the Surgeon: Do your due diligence and research the surgeon’s credentials, experience, and reputation. Look for reviews from previous patients, and make sure the surgeon is registered with the appropriate medical board.

Set Realistic Expectations: Cosmetic surgery can enhance your appearance, but it won’t make you look like a completely different person. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand the limitations of the procedure.

Consider the Recovery Process: Cosmetic facial surgery requires a recovery period, which can vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Make sure you have a realistic understanding of what to expect during the recovery process and plan accordingly.

Understand the Risks: Like any surgery, cosmetic facial surgery carries risks such as bleeding, infection, and complications from anaesthesia. Make sure you understand the potential risks and discuss them with your surgeon.

Have a Support System: Cosmetic facial surgery can be a major life event, and having a support system can make a big difference in your recovery. Make sure you have family or friends who can provide emotional support during the process.

By considering these factors before undergoing cosmetic facial surgery, you can ensure that you are making an informed decision and setting realistic expectations for your results. Remember, the goal of cosmetic surgery should not be to completely change who you are.

Reputable Surgeons for
Facial Surgery

If you’re considering Facial surgery, finding the right surgeon is critical to ensuring the best possible outcome. Here are some tips for finding a qualified and experienced surgeon:

Research credentials: Look for a surgeon who is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face. 

Schedule a consultation: Once you have identified potential surgeons, schedule a consultation to meet with them in person. This is an opportunity to discuss your goals and concerns and to get a sense of the surgeon’s approach to facial surgery. Dr Rodrigo offers personalised consultations to discuss each patient’s unique goals and expectations.

Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the surgeon’s experience, training, and approach to facial surgery. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions to help you make an informed decision about your surgery.

Look for personalised care: A good surgeon will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan. Dr Rodrigo and his team are committed to providing personalised care and support to each patient, from the initial consultation through the recovery process.

By following these tips and working with a skilled and experienced specialist facial surgeon like Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, you can achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire while ensuring a safe and successful surgical experience.

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