The Gold Lift is a comprehensive set of procedures to achieve the ultimate in facial rejuvenation. It involves a set of procedures performed with precision and meticulous care, leaving you looking like a younger version of yourself – while looking completely natural. The Gold Lift addresses every aspect of facial aging for a look that is refreshed, youthful, and glowing with health. 

Comprehensive facial rejuvenation: The Gold Lift.

The Gold Lift is a set of procedures that addresses every aspect of facial aging. The first step is a private consultation with Dr. Moynihan, who will speak with you about your hopes and dreams and advise you regarding what the Gold Lift can do. This procedure has the benefit of addressing facial aging in all its aspects, creating a look that is remarkably natural, refreshed – and looks like you, not as if the result of surgery. Leave your friends and family wondering how you did it – and we never tell!

Your consultation will start with a discussion of your personal areas of concern. We will educate you about the aging process, how the skin and tissues lose volume, resilience, and suppleness over time, and what can be done to slow the process. We will discuss how our specialized approach leads to a significant level of facial rejuvenation that appears entirely natural and is undetectable as being the result of surgery.

Dr. Moynihan’s over-arching philosophy is that the end result should seamlessly match the patient resulting in a significant change that is undetectable to the observer. With his “aging face” procedures performed in a single surgical appointment, Dr. Moynihan can create an exceptionally rejuvenated look. 

The Facelift Procedure at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery

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Does a Gold Lift look natural?

We have all seen surgical facelifts that look obvious. When performed with older surgical techniques, a fake, pulled look is unavoidable. Dr. Moynihan is an accomplished, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who is known for achieving a look that appears entirely natural, never overdone, fake, or pulled. His clients are delighted to see themselves looking ten or fifteen years younger – and like themselves in their younger days. Imagine the difference in how you would feel about yourself, looking in the mirror and seeing a young, fresh version of yourself. It is exciting, rewarding, and in the end, life-changing.

What does a Gold Lift include?

The Gold Lift makes use of a combination of procedures to provide a tremendous change with a stunning, very natural result:

Deep Plane Facelift

A modified deep plane facelift with a low-tension closure technique is performed for exceptionally natural results that are virtually undetectable. Rather than just removing sagging skin (which creates an unnatural, tight facial look that is obviously the result of surgery), this approach repositions and tightens the underlying connective tissues just above the facial muscles. Dr. Moynihan is a recognized leader in facial rejuvenation and uses the most advanced surgical techniques when performing this delicate surgery. A modified deep plane facelift addresses the following facial issues:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Etched-in lines and creases
  • Smile lines
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Lost definition at the jawline 

Lip Lift

A lip lift shortens the distance between the upper lip and nose (called the “philtrum”) with an incision that is undetectable by others. A subtle change in that distance can enhance your look in the most subtle way. The lip lift allows more of the inner vermilion of the upper lip to show for a refreshed, youthful look. This procedure treats the following signs of facial aging:

  • Thinner-looking upper lip
  • A longer distance between the nose and upper lip due to skin laxity
  • The Cupid’s bow has lost its youthful definition
  • The teeth do not show when smiling as they did when younger

Temporal Brow Lift

A temporal brow lift is performed with minimal incisions to preserve the client’s natural face shape. This procedure is typically performed endoscopically, which involves just three very small incisions placed within the hairline for faster healing and virtually no visible scarring. This aspect of the Gold Lift addresses the following signs of facial aging:

  • Sagging brows
  • Heavy brows
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Hooded eyes
  • Low brow position

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is performed to preserve the volume of the upper lid for a natural result without creating a hollow look. For some clients, lower eyelid surgery can be performed. These procedures treat the following signs of facial aging:

  • Sagging eyelids
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Fat pads on the upper or lower lids
  • Restricted vision due to excess skin
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What is the recovery time after a Gold Lift?

After a Gold Lift, you should plan on about two weeks of downtime, with some bruising and swelling. Within about two weeks, with some makeup, you should feel well enough to attend social events. Full healing and final results are achieved at three to six months. Sutures are removed after one week, and we offer follow-up appointments to help reduce swelling, along with appointments at six weeks, three months, and six months. 

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