Meloplasty (Facelift) Surgery Sydney

About the treatment

The skeletal framework of the face shrinks, and facial fat diminishes. This combined with the deterioration of skin elasticity and muscle tone can lead to the formation of skin folds, creases and jowls. The loss of definition around the jawline also causes the lower face to become heavy.


Meloplasty is a highly advanced and complex surgical procedure. Meloplasty is designed to remove excess skin, but instead of merely stretching or pulling at loose skin, Dr Liew focuses on repositioning the skin and tissue, to restore lost volume, and lift the skin in the right direction.


“A facelift should never pull the skin causing a taught and tight appearance, but rather softly reposition the tissue to where it should be. As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, my technique of choice is always a deep plane facelift” — Dr Steven Liew.’


Meloplasty (facelift) suits men and women wanting a more comprehensive change to their appearance. Those who have experienced a significant loss of volume, bone density and skin elasticity. As a result, the formation of jowls, skin folds and a weakened jawline.

  • Comprehensive surgical treatment for the whole face
  • Restore shape and volume to the face
  • Treat excess skin and loss of elasticity

What to expect from Meloplasty (facelift)

During your in-depth consultation, Dr Liew carefully analyses your facial structure to determine the direction of lifting required. Using advanced methods and the highest quality equipment, Dr Liew repositions underlying muscles and the skin and then combines this with the restoration of volume.

Meloplasty (facelift)

  • Procedure time: 3-6 hours
  • Downtime required: 2-6 weeks

Disclaimer: All surgical procedures are performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeons, Dr Steven Liew (FRACS) and Dr Ania Smialkowski (FRACS). No before and after image is guaranteed to be the same. Individual results and recovery times may vary. All procedures carry inherent risk. Please contact Shape Clinic on 02 8356 2888 to discuss this with your practitioner before proceeding with treatment. Written and verbal consent for the use of images on our page has been given by all patients photographed. ⁠

Am I a suitable candidate for Meloplasty Surgery?

While there are various non-surgical methods available to treat the face, facelift surgery (meloplasty) is an alternative and suitable for men and women who have:

  • A significant loss of volume, bone density and skin elasticity. As a result, the formation of jowls, skin folds and a weakened jawline.

A facelift (meloplasty), therefore, suits men and women wanting a more comprehensive change to their appearance. For those seeking improvements to specific facial areas, non-surgical alternatives such as dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections may be more beneficial. 

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The difference between meloplasty (facelift) and cervicoplasty (neck lift)

A cervicoplasty (neck lift) can be performed in conjunction with a meloplasty (facelift) for a more comprehensive treatment to the whole face. Cervicoplasty (neck lift surgery) focuses on the area below the chin and jawline and elevates the skin that drapes or hangs around the neck. 

This procedure repositions skin under the chin, jawline and jowls.

The difference between Meloplasty (facelift) and Browplasty (brow lift)

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

  • The upper portion of the face to elevate the eyebrows and smooth out the forehead.
  • It aims to correct excess skin on the eyelids and deeper lines. 
  • Removing excess skin 
  • Repositioning underlying muscles and tissue to eliminate deep grooves and soften creases across the forehead and nose bridge. 

Browplasty (brow lift) is often combined with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to rejuvenate the eye and forehead area. Therefore, this treatment is suitable for those with concerns primarily around the eye, brow, and forehead areas.

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Like to know more about your treatment options? 

Email us at or contact us on (02) 8356 2888 to book your consultation.


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