Facelift Surgery Sydney

About the treatment

Our unique features and facial definition often determine how we feel about ourselves and how we present ourselves to the world. 

However, as we age, the skeletal framework of the face shrinks, and facial fat diminishes, often resulting in a droopy and deflated appearance. Combine this with the deterioration of skin elasticity and muscle tone; these effects usually lead to the formation of skin folds, creases and jowls. The loss of definition around the jawline also causes the lower face to sag and become heavy, leading to a prematurely aged or worn appearance.


The contemporary facelift is a highly advanced and complex surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the face completely. Unlike the “traditional” facelift of old, which is often associated with a tightened or taut look, Dr Liew’s facelift surgery focuses on creating a natural, soft and harmonious profile. Instead of merely stretching or pulling at loose skin, Dr Liew focuses on repositioning the skin and tissue, replacing lost volume, and lifting the skin in the right direction to enhance your features and recapture your natural beauty.


“A facelift should never pull the skin causing a taught and tight appearance, but rather softly reposition the tissue to where it should be. This creates a more beautiful and harmonious version of you.  As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, my technique of choice is always a deep plane facelift to ensure the most natural and longer lasting result. People should notice you from a distance. They should wonder why you look so good. But they should never be able to tell that you have had anything done” — Dr Steven Liew.’

The face is intrinsic to our identity; its unique fabric determines how we express ourselves and how the world perceives us. 

Drawing on unparalleled artistry and technical skill, Dr Liew is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. He’s passionate about capturing your natural beauty and revealing its highest aesthetic potential.

At Shape Clinic, we’re committed to your cosmetic journey and helping you restore faith in your beauty through the most advanced cosmetic enhancement procedures. We aim to create naturally convincing and aesthetically beautiful results by designing an individualised treatment plan that considers your circumstances and stage of life. 


Facelift surgery is most suitable for men and women who have experienced a significant loss of shape and volume as a result of the ageing process. The procedure is commonly performed for women in their late 40s and over who have experienced a significant loss of volume, bone density and skin elasticity, resulting in the formation of jowls, skin folds and a sagging jawline that altogether deflates the face.

  • Complete revitalised profile
  • Restore shape and volume to the face
  • Reshape and contour the face into its most beautiful form
  • Achieve your desired profile and regain confidence in your appearance

What to expect from a Facelift

During your in-depth consultation, Dr Liew carefully analyses your facial structure to determine the direction of lifting required to produce your desired look. Using advanced methods and the highest quality equipment, Dr Liew repositions and re-drapes underlying muscles and the skin and then combines this with the restoration of volume. He uses fat grafting techniques to remove small amounts of fat from other body areas (most commonly the abdomen) before processing and strategically injecting the purified fat cells into the face to replace the volume that has diminished over time. Dr Liew’s approach creates symmetrical and harmonious contours that tone and holistically redefine the face.

  • Procedure time: 3-5 hours
  • Downtime required: 2 weeks
  • Pair this treatment with: Dermal fillers, Lower Facelift

*Individual results may vary

Am I a suitable candidate for Facelift Surgery?

While there are various non-surgical methods available to enhance or postpone the ageing face, facelift surgery is most suitable for men and women who have:

  • Experienced a significant loss of shape and volume as a result of ageing.
  • Women in their late 40s and over with a significant loss of volume, bone density and skin elasticity. As a result, the formation of jowls, skin folds and a sagging jawline.

A facelift, therefore, suits those seeking to revitalise their profile completely. For those seeking minor improvements to specific facial areas, non-surgical alternatives such as dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections may be more beneficial. 

Unsure about your suitability for treatment? Please get in touch with one of our team to explore your options. Click here. 

The difference between a facelift and neck lift

A neck lift is commonly performed in conjunction with a facelift for more comprehensive and natural-looking refinements to the entire face. Neck lift surgery focuses on the area below the chin and jawline and elevates sagging skin that drapes or hangs around the neck. 

This procedure repositions skin under the chin, jawline and jowls to produce a younger and smoother complexion.

The difference between a Facelift and Surgical Brow Lift

The brow lift, also known as the forehead lift, is a surgical procedure designed to address a sagging or deeply furrowed brow. While a facelift targets the lower face, a brow lift focuses on:

  • The upper portion of the face elevates the eyebrows and smooths out the forehead.
  • It aims to correct the tired look caused by droopy eyelids and deep furrows. 
  • Removing sagging or excess skin 
  • Repositioning underlying muscles and tissue to eliminate deep grooves and soften creases across the forehead and nose bridge. 

The brow lift is often combined with eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the eye and forehead area completely. Therefore, this treatment is suitable for those concerned primarily around the eye, brow, and forehead areas.

The Liew Lift

The Liew Lift encompasses a series of revolutionary techniques used by surgeons and physicians across the globe to help patients achieve the most aesthetically beautiful results. Guided by his innovative artistry and expertise, Dr Liew has developed a series of world-first non-surgical treatments that serve to reshape and contour the face into its most beautiful form. These pioneering techniques can help to redefine your face and achieve your desired profile to regain confidence in your appearance. 

For more information on how the Liew Lift can benefit you, visit our Total Face Enhancement page or enquire online.

Like to know more about your treatment options? 

Email us at concierge@shapeclinic.com.au or contact us on (02) 8356 2888 to book your consultation.


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