Here at Dr Zurek in the eastern suburbs, facelifts are one of our key specialties. We are pleased to offer our clients from all across the eastern suburbs a range of facelift procedures according to their specific needs, and as our clients have discovered, we can be trusted to deliver only high quality services in a professional, comfortable setting every time.
Different types of facelifts:
Here in the eastern suburbs, most people desire a facelift to improve their sagging and tired appearance, but are not prepared to spend a long period of time recovering from it.
Aggressive facelifts are becoming less popular, as they carry an increased risk of facial nerve injury and often involve long periods of recovery. Some of the conventional facelifts also produce an unnatural pulled appearance (“wind tunnel”), ear distortion, elevation of side burns and visible scars.
The general trend towards less invasive surgery led Dr Zurek to apply this concept to facelifts. He learned the technique of S-Lift from the originator of the procedure, Dr P. Ansari. In 1998, Dr Zurek performed the first S-Lift procedure in Australia, and has subsequently developed his advanced modification, which he called SAFE™ (S-Access Facial Elevation)™.
In early 2000, Dr Zurek developed a lower face and neck lift, which he called the “Z-Lift”. The letter “Z” refers to the shape of the incision around the lower ear, and also coincides with his name initial.
Dr Zurek reported his procedure in Australia and at a number of international conferences, but after performing over 100 Z-Lift procedures, Dr Zurek retired this technique, as he was convinced that a vertical vector of elevating the platysma/SMAS was more effective. His current Z-Lift is a procedure that is customised to the particular concerns and expectations of our patients from the eastern suburbs.
In recent years, different facelift techniques using threads have become increasingly popular. First reported in 1956, when Buttkewitz used subcutaneously applied nylon thread to elevate tissue, the technique was further developed in 1999, when Dr M Sulamanidze described a technique of lifting soft tissue of the face with barbed or notched threads, made from polypropylene, which he called APTOS (Anti-PTOSIS) threads.
Dr Zurek thoroughly explored this concept, and as APTOS threads were not approved in Australia, he developed custom made, self-anchoring, bi-directional (barbed) threads using polypropylene (an approved suture material commonly used for many years in surgery). He trademarked the AGE Filaments™ (Anti-Gravity Elevation filaments) in 2002.
With over 45 years of experience in medicine and surgery in Australia, Dr Zurek is a trusted name in the cosmetic industry, and is especially renowned for performing facelifts. Want to know more? Contact us at our cosmetic clinic right here in the eastern suburbs today to make a facelift enquiry or booking!