Facial Surgery Melbourne and Sydney

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

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 ageing, undergoing facial plastic surgery might be the next step that will result in both more visible and longer-lasting results.

Your face shows your character and emotions, but it also shows your age and signs of ageing like no other part of the body. The pace of life filled with stress and lack of sleep, inadequate diet, excessive sun exposure, as well as other factors like smoking, all leave their mark on our face and neck. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Surgery?

A candidate for facial surgery is any person who is 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.

However, 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. For example; 

  • Patients need to be non-smokers with good overall health.
  • It’s also important that patients are not be suffering from any serious illnesses and/or other medical conditions that could endanger their safety
  • Patients must also be mentally stable and confident in their decision
  • And finally, they 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. It’s important to note that the results of facial procedures are individual and may vary significantly. This can be due to the patient’s condition as well as their anatomical predispositions. However, 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. He is able to give you the more balanced and beautiful look you are looking for.

We have put together a 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.


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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:


  • Other terminologies for this procedure include Facial Rejuvenation and Rhytidectomy.
  • It is the most well-known and widespread procedure in facial plastic surgery.
  • The goal is to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Mini Facelift

  • The Mini Face Lift is a less invasive version of the classic facelift.
  • It is ideal for those who have less pronounced signs of ageing.

Neck Lift

  • Platysmaplasty is another name for this procedure. 
  • The goal is to restore the youthful appearance of the neck. 
  • Surgeons achieve this by strengthening both the sagging skin and relaxed muscle structure.
  • Furthermore, Dr Sackelariou is one of the leading experts in the field of Neck lifts.

Facial Implants

  • Facial implant procedures are aesthetic.
  • The goal of Facial implants is to improve and enhance a patient’s facial contours.
  • The surgeon will place implants into specific areas of the face.
  • This gives the patient a more harmonious and balanced face. 

Upper Lip Lift Surgery

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

Chin Implants

  • Chin Implants can give patients the appearance of a stronger chin and jawline.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift

  • Raising lowered eyebrows achieves a more energetic facial expression.
  • It can also reveal 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 ageing, 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 and his dedication to excellence, as well as his extensive expertise in surgical planning for natural-looking, harmonious results.

Thanks to the experience and expertise of Dr Sackelariou in the field of facial surgery, patients experience both a 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. This will include a cost breakdown so you know exactly what you’re paying for. This will include not only a Surgeon’s fee but also an Anaesthetist fee, a Surgical Assistant fee, and hospital fees.

Some procedures are eligible for cover by Medicare & health insurance, however, procedures that are purely aesthetic are generally not eligible. In other words, you will have to pay for the procedure completely out of your own pocket. 

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

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Complications and Risks of Facial Surgery

Risks and potential complications are very rare in facial procedures performed by Dr Sackelariou, however, they are still possible, the most common risks and complications include:

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

Achieving the body image you want is not always as easy as having a procedure, it is often just the part of the journey.

It is also important to ensure you are well aware of what each procedure involves, and whether or not it is the treatment for you.

Do your research, read the website pages and look at the Before and After Photo Gallery. Check and consider the qualifications and experience of your chosen surgeon or doctor.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

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

Dr Sackelariou 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.

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

What’s Next

Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou in Melbourne or Sydney. A caring discussion with a Plastic Surgeon about all your options can really help. The best thing is to start with a phone enquiry and consider having a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou. Try the Free Nose Simulation Tool.


If you are considering cosmetic plastic surgery then Dr Richard Sackelariou is the specialist plastic surgeon for you.

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