Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryFace & Neck Plastic Surgery
Dr Vlad ILLIE is a skilled Australian plastic surgeon with comprehensive experience in performing facial and neck surgical interventions, including:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation)
- Brow lift
- Lip lift
- Neck lift
- Chin implants
- Double chin removal
- Otoplasty (ear surgery)
- Head and neck reconstruction
“Whatever your needs, I customise each surgical procedure to cater to your unique characteristics and wishes. I dedicate extended time and attention to detail to ensuring that you receive individualised care and the best possible outcomes.”
Dr Vlad ILLIE
Facial / Neck Aesthetic Surgery
Our face is a fundamental aspect of our identity. It represents our unique self and also serves as a powerful tool for expressing our emotions and showcasing our personality. Through Facial and Neck Plastic Surgery, patients have the opportunity to reclaim their natural contour or rectify any genetic imbalances. Some of the common goals of facial plastic surgery include reducing sagging skin and other signs of ageing, improving the symmetry of the face, and enhancing the overall proportion and balance of the face.
Drawing upon a wealth of expertise in this field, I am well-equipped to deliver exceptional results in facial plastic surgery procedures.
Using cutting-edge techniques for Face and Neck Plastic Surgery interventions, I offer patients a chance to regain the natural tone, shape, and symmetry of the face to achieve subtle and harmonious results that enhance their appearance without changing their essence. Basing my practice on solid scientific evidence and the highest standards of safety and quality, I tailor a solution that suits your individual needs and goals. Dr Vlad ILLIE is the best plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Sydney for facelifts, neck lift, eyelid surgery, chin implant, double chin removal in Sydney.
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By eliminating sagging or surplus skin, firming the underlying muscles and soft tissues, and reestablishing definition in the jawline and cheeks, a facelift revitalises one’s appearance, creating a smoother, more toned look. This surgical procedure is widely regarded as the pinnacle of facial rejuvenation, owing to its remarkable and enduring transformations. As a highly skilled and certified specialist in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Vlad ILLIE brings his meticulous attention to detail and refined artistic sensibilities to provide an outcome that is both aesthetically pleasing and harmoniously natural.
Dr. Vlad ILLIE offers an array of facelift surgery options tailored to your unique requirements. His most popular approaches include mini facelifts and deep plane facelifts, with or without neck lifts. Dr Vlad Illie is an expert in various modern methods of approaching a facelift, including altering the Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System (SMAS), the deep layer of tissue that supports the skin. He tailors his approach to each patient, adjusting the SMAS in different ways, such as cutting, folding, or moving it and securing it. His skill and experience allow him to create natural and lasting results. Due to Dr ILLIE’s extensive expertise, you can achieve your aesthetic goals through the ideal facelift technique suited to your specific needs.
Typically conducted as an overnight admission, a facelift is commonly performed using general anaesthesia. The surgery lasts approximately three to four hours,. In some cases, the combination of a facelift with other aesthetic procedures such as upper and lower eyelid lifts, rhinoplasty, brow lifts, or fat injections may be recommended for better overall results of a patient’s facial aesthetic aspirations.
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Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), skilfully performed by Dr Vlad ILLIE under local or general anaesthetic, is a permanent procedure aimed at creating a smoother appearance of the eye area while keeping the focus on the eye’s natural beauty. This surgical technique involves the careful removal of excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids, effectively reducing sagging or puffiness.
Eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that can be completed in a single day. It is often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as a facelift or brow lift surgery. The incisions are made along the natural crease of your eyelid, and the scar will gradually fade over time. Dr ILLIE’s expertise lies in delivering remarkably natural results while addressing sagging skin and wrinkles.
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Lip lift surgery, offered by Dr Vlad ILLIE, is a specialised procedure designed to permanently enhance the appearance of the lips and create a balanced facial aesthetic. The technique is customised to your individual needs and involves shortening the distance between the nose and the upper lip creating a fuller lip look. Lip lift is often performed with other facial rejuvenation procedures like facelift or eyelid surgery.. Recent innovations and changes to incision placement have made the procedure more reliable, natural-looking, and long-lasting
Dr ILLIE’s expertise ensures that lip lift surgery is tailored to your unique facial features, providing a subtle and natural enhancement.
The lip lift procedure can be performed as a day surgery procedure under light general anesthesia or under local anesthesia and oral sedation. The procedure takes approximately 1.5 hours when done as an isolated procedure. No bandages or dressings are applied to the lips, and washing and showering are encouraged as soon as desired. At the end of the procedure, you will be given an antibiotic ointment to apply to the incision lines three times a day. Most people who undergo the lip lift procedure are back at work after 7-10 days.
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A neck lift is a surgical procedure that corrects loose skin and sagging in the neck area, redesigning the outline of the neck and jawline. It is usually performed as part of a facelift, which improves the appearance of the midface, cheeks, jowls, and neck.
The surgical technique involves the removal of excess skin and tightening underlying muscles, effectively reducing sagging or wrinkling in the neck area. Dr Vlad ILLIE prides himself in achieving natural results for his patients and ensures that neck lift surgery is tailored to your unique needs, offering you a more defined and tighter neck profile. A neck lift is typically conducted under general anesthesia within a fully accredited hospital, either as a day procedure or with an overnight stay. Incisions for a neck lift are strategically placed in the creases behind the ear, and depending on the extent of muscle tightening required, there may be an additional incision in the chin crease. These incisions are discreetly concealed. The procedure commonly involves liposuction of the neck, tightening or plication of the platysma muscle, and a degree of skin re-draping. A drainage tube may be temporarily inserted, typically removed a few days post-surgery during a routine office visit. A neck support dressing, possibly applied during surgery, is usually removed the morning following the procedure. Stitches are generally removed between days 5 to 9 post-surgery. While patients can resume light activities on the day of surgery, precautions regarding straining and exercise are advised. Most individuals take 10 days to 2 weeks off work post neck lift surgery.
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Double chin surgery (submental liposuction)
Double chin surgery, also known as submental liposuction, is a permanent procedure Dr Vlad ILLIE offers to address excess fat beneath the chin. The technique involves the removal of unwanted fat deposits above and below the muscle through small incisions, resulting in a more defined and harmonious neck and jawline contour.
Dr ILLIE’s expertise ensures that the double chin surgical procedure is tailored to your individual needs, providing a subtle and natural enhancement.
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Rhinoplasty, also commonly known as a ‘nose job,’ is a facial surgical procedure Dr Vlad ILLIE offers. He focuses on refining the nose’s bridge, nostrils, and tip to achieve a personalised and aesthetically pleasing result, permanently enhancing the nose and facial balance. Dr Vlad ILLIE prides himself in creating a highly natural appearance that seamlessly integrates with your unique facial features, highlighting your individual beauty.
During the open rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the columella, the strip of tissue between the nostrils, providing access to the underlying nasal structures. This approach allows for precise adjustments to the bone, cartilage, and tissue of the nose, tailored to meet your desired aesthetic goals. By carefully sculpting and reshaping these components, we can address concerns such as a dorsal hump, bulbous tip, or asymmetry, resulting in a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. Throughout the procedure, anesthesia ensures your comfort, and meticulous surgical techniques minimize scarring and promote optimal healing. Open rhinoplasty offers the advantage of enhanced visibility and control for the surgeon, leading to precise and predictable outcomes. Following surgery, a period of recovery is necessary, during which swelling and bruising gradually subside, revealing the final, refined appearance of your nose. Dr Vlad ILLIE employs open rhinoplasty for patients requiring significant changes, intricate work, or revision procedures, ensuring the most precise and customised results.
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Head and neck reconstruction
Dr Vlad ILLIE is a leading specialist in head and neck reconstructive plastic surgery, delivering outstanding results to patients following cancer removal operations or accidents. The procedures are performed at St Vincent’s Hospital for both functional and aesthetic restoration.
Dr Vlad ILLIE’s microsurgical expertise allows him to perform free flap reconstructions, an advanced technique that enhances the outcomes of complex cases. The dedicated team at St Vincent’s Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive care and support throughout your journey to recovery, ensuring that you regain both form and function effectively.
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Risks and complications
Face and neck surgery is generally considered safe, but it comes with potential risks and complications like any surgical procedure. It’s important to discuss these with your surgeon beforehand. Here are some potential risks and complications associated with facelift and neck lift surgeries:
- Infection: There is a risk of infection at the incision sites. This risk is minimised by following postoperative care instructions and taking prescribed antibiotics.
- Bleeding: Some bleeding is normal after surgery, but excessive bleeding can occur. It may require additional surgery to control bleeding in rare cases.
- Hematoma: Accumulation of blood under the skin (hematoma) is a potential complication. This may necessitate drainage to prevent complications.
- Nerve Injury: Facial nerves may be injured during surgery, leading to temporary or, rarely, permanent numbness, weakness, or altered facial expressions.
- Scarring: While efforts are made to minimise the appearance of scarring, some scarring is inevitable. Most incisions are strategically placed to be less noticeable.
- Skin Necrosis: In rare cases, the blood supply to the skin may be compromised, leading to skin tissue death. This can result in delayed wound healing.
- Asymmetry: Achieving perfect symmetry is challenging, and the final results may have some degree of asymmetry.
- Hairline Changes: For certain procedures, there may be changes to the hairline, particularly in the temple area.
- Anesthesia Risks: Risks associated with general anesthesia, though rare, include allergic reactions and respiratory issues.
- Unsatisfactory Results: While modern techniques aim for natural and pleasing results, individual variations in healing and patient expectations may result in outcomes that are not entirely as anticipated. Dr Vlad ILLIE is one of the best plastic surgeons in Sydney. Dr Vlad ILLIE – best facelift plastic surgeon in Sydney, deep plane facelift in Sydney, verical facelift in Sydney, best facelift surgeon in Sydney Eastern Suburbs, best natural looking facelift in Sydney.
How much does facial and neck surgery costs?
Following the detailed consultation with Dr Vlad ILLIE, you will receive a comprehensive breakdown of the total expenses associated with the procedure.
It is important to note that certain procedures, if deemed medically necessary, may qualify for partial coverage through your private health fund. The costs linked to each procedure vary based on several considerations, including the anaesthetist’s fee, fees for a private hospital or day surgical facility, the potential necessity for post-operative garments, the duration of hospital stay, and the potential requirement for other related procedures to be performed simultaneously. Additionally, in some cases there may be a fee associated with a surgical assistant. Dr Vlad ILLIE is one of the best plastic surgeons in Sydney. Dr Vlad ILLIE – best facelift plastic surgeon in Sydney, deep plane facelift in Sydney, verical facelift in Sydney, best facelift surgeon in Sydney Eastern Suburbs, best natural looking facelift in Sydney.
It is all about you!
“I have a rich experience in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical interventions, and during the consultation, we can discuss what is the best approach for your particular situation.”
Great microsurgical skills are crucial for plastic surgeons to perform complex reconstructive procedures, such as breast reconstruction or facial reanimation, which involve the transfer of tissue or reattachment of nerves and blood vessels. These delicate procedures require precision and extensive expertise to achieve optimal results and minimize the risk of complications. With advanced microsurgical skills, Dr Vlad ILLIE can offer his patients safe, effective, and long-lasting solutions to their cosmetic and reconstructive needs.
Through direct involvement in managing an experimental microsurgery laboratory during his early training and subsequently instructing practical microsurgery courses, Dr Vlad ILLIE acquired the professional expertise to handle complex reconstructive cases and revisions from previous operations.
For further information about Dr Vlad ILLIE’s research publications in the microsurgical field and his contribution to microsurgical training at Oxford University Hospital, please click here.
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Dr Vlad ILLIE, a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Sydney, holds qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).
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