Facial Surgery - Dr Richard Sackelariou - Plastic Surgeon

Facial Surgery

Double Bay, Sydney & Hawthorn East, Melbourne
Sydney 1300 661 362    Melbourne 1300 264 811

Facial Surgery in Sydney and Melbourne

Facial Surgery by Dr Richard Sackelariou, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne & Sydney

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What is Facial Surgery?

Facial surgery includes a set of surgical procedures that achieve facial rejuvenation and shaping to achieve the desired result. In the case where non-surgical rejuvenation methods no longer keep up with the results of aging, undergoing facial plastic surgery might be the next step that will result in more visible and lasting results.

Your face shows your character, emotions, but also our age and signs of aging like no other part of the body. The pace of life filled with stress and lack of sleep, inadequate diet, excessive sun exposure, and smoking, leave marks on our face and neck. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Surgery?

A candidate for facial surgery is any person who is to dissatisfied with their appearance. If you suffer from decreased self-esteem caused by the appearance of your face or other facial features, and you have exhausted all non-invasive options or want more lasting and obvious results, considering face surgery might be the right solution.

But due to the extensiveness of most facial procedures, certain prerequisites must be met in order to be a good candidate for this type of surgery.

  • You should be a non-smoking person with good overall health.
  • you should not be suffering from any serious illnesses and other medical conditions that could endanger your safety
  • you need to be a mentally stable person, confident in your decision
  • you need to be aware of all the risks, complications, and results of the face procedure.

Benefits of Facial Surgery

The goal of facial surgery is to restore your face to its natural contours and freshness.

The results of facial procedures are individual and may vary due to the patient’s condition and their anatomical predispositions. Patients generally feel younger, more confident, and happier after facial surgery.

These surgical procedures can greatly help you to finally get rid of the problems that have burdened you for years. Giving yourself a new look will make you feel young not only on the outside, but also on the inside.

This is where the biggest benefit of facial surgeries lies, and Dr. Sackelariou is a top facial surgery expert with years of experience, able to give you a more balanced and beautiful look you are looking for.

We have put together this complete guide for you that will introduce you to everything you need to know about Non-Surgical Solutions and how to choose the best Face Surgery in Australia.

Most Popular Facial Surgery Procedures

Your face is made up of many structures that give it personality. It contains over 40 different muscles, almost half of which we use just to smile!

With the development of plastic surgery, various methods have emerged that focus on your face as a whole, the contours of your chin, the look of your neck, and the appearance of your ears.

The most frequent procedures performed by Dr. Sackelariou, a surgeon specializing in facial surgeries are:


A Face Lift, also known as Facial Rejuvenation or Rhytidectomy, is the most well-known and widespread procedure in facial plastic surgery, with the goal of achieving a more youthful appearance.

Mini Facelift

The Mini Face Lift is a less invasive version of the classic facelift, and it is ideal for all those who have less pronounced signs of aging.

Neck Lift

Necklift, also known as platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure with a goal of restoring the youthful appearance of the neck by strengthening the sagging skin and relaxed muscle structure. Dr. Sackelariou is one of the leading experts in the field of Neck Lift.

Facial Implants

The facial implants procedure is an aesthetic treatment thanks to which the face can get more pronounced and highlighted contours.

Upper Lip Lift Surgery

Upper lip lift surgery is an aesthetic surgical procedure that reduces the space between the upper lip and nose, and thus achieves a more youthful appearance and emphasizes the smile.

Chin Implants

Thanks to Chin Implants, patients can achieve the appearance of a stronger chin and jawline.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift

Raising lowered eyebrows achieves a more energetic facial expression and reveals certain facial structures that help achieve a youthful and cheerful look.

Ear Reshaping / Otoplasty

Otoplasty is an aesthetic correction of the ears to form a more harmonious ears shape and appearance.

Cosmetic Injections

In cases of milder signs of aging, especially in middle-aged patients, minimally invasive fillers can be a great solution for concealing unwanted age-marks.

Recovery After Facial Surgery

Several factors are important for recovery, the most important being the patient’s ability to recover and the extent of the procedure.

Most facial procedures are outpatient, meaning that patients are discharged to home care on the same day of surgery.

Most patients return to normal daily activities a week after the procedure, and for a quick and successful recovery, it is necessary to follow all the instructions given to you by Dr. Sackelariou.

Depending on the procedure, a certain degree of pain and discomfort is possible, but with the prescribed medication, it is easily manageable and does not pose much stress during recovery.

For more information on recovery, you can visit our page with recovery instructions and guidelines to help you get your recovery going as smoothly as possible.

What does Dr. Sackelariou do differently?

Dr. Sackelariou is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patients love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence, and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

Thanks to the experience and expertise of Dr. Sackelariou in the field of facial surgery, patients experience a very quick and easy recovery, along with beautiful and long-lasting results.

How Much Is Facial Surgery?

No part of our body is as individual as our face. For this reason, each facial operation is different and requires an individual approach.

Dr. Sackelariou will give you a price quote during the first consultation for your Nose Surgery. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee, and hospital fees.

Some of the procedures of nose surgery are covered by Medicare health insurance and mainly relate to procedures that are closely related to the functionality of the nose.

You can visit our pricing page to learn more about payment, approximate prices, payment methods, and more.

Complications and Risks of Facial Surgery

Risks and potential complications are very rare in facial procedures performed by Dr. Sackelariou.

However, like any invasive procedure, the most common possible risks and complications are:

  • Bleeding
  • Loss of sensation
  • Hematomas
  • Infections
  • Pain
  • Seroma
  • Scars (Almost or completely invisible)
  • Risk of poor reaction to anesthesia

Best Blogs About Face Surgery

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FAQ About Facial Surgery

 How long does face surgery take?

  •  Most of the facial procedures performed by Dr. Sackelariou last between 2-4 hours.

 How long after the facelift will I look normal?

  • It takes some time for the swelling, redness, and bruising to pass. But as time goes on, little by little, traces of facial surgery will be lost. Thanks to the experience and skills of Dr. Sackelariou, these side effects are minimal.

What age should you get a facelift?

  • There is no set age that conditions a facelift. Some of us age earlier, some later. But most patients who opt for a facelift are between 45-60 years of age.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon Facial Surgery expert

Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

He is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures,

He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patient’s love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

Next Steps – Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou

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If you are considering reconstructive plastic or cosmetic surgery then Dr Richard is the specialist plastic surgeon for you. Dr Sackelariou can assist you in achieving your desired image, helping restore you to a more youthful or confident self.


  • A Referral from your GP or from your specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a cosmetic consultation without a GP Referral although no Medicare rebates are claimable without one.
  • You can schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Surgeon by paying the $300 consult fee in advance.
  • Email us below or Call to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment


  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes


If you would like to know more about how Dr Richard can help you, please contact us today.

Phone Melbourne 1300 264 811 or Sydney 1300 661 362  to enquire or request a consultation.

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Sydney: 1300 661 362
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