Eyelid puffiness, drooping upper lids or fine wrinkles around the eyelids can make people appear tired, sad, or older than they feel. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may offer the improvement you seek. Eyelid surgery can remove drooping skin and excess fat of the upper eyelids, reduce under-eye bags and tighten the lower eyelid skin.
As we get older our fat content in the face, especially the mid face and chin area loses some volume, which makes the skin look saggy and loose. The cheeks look sunken and in the chin area “jowling” appears. The whole face can look older and tired and a similar appearance is evident in people who lose a significant amount of weight. To regain a more youthful look and add volume to the midface fat can be taken from a different part of the body (typically the abdomen and thighs) and transferred into the areas where required, giving more volume and improve skin texture to restore and rejuvenate the face and neck.
I use an advanced, innovative technique of fat grafting which uses your own fat to restore volume. This involves fat grafting through a gentle low pressure harvesting method, purification process and re-injection technique.
Fat is usually removed form the abdomen, hips or thighs and put into certain areas of the face, especially the areas where additional volume is required such as under the eyes, the nasolabial folds, cheeks, lips and pre-jowl hollows. This is usually carried out using local anaesthetic and IV sedation (unless combined with a longer procedure for example a facelift) on a daycase basis.
Fat grafting appeals to a lot of people because it is minimally invasive and does not require traditional facial incisions. Another advantage of fat transfer is that the body does not reject it.
Cryolipolysis is a recent technology and it is a non-invasive treatment that is used to destroy fat cells. Fat cells can be selectively cooled to self destruct over the next 3-12 weeks.
Micool® targets localised fat bulges by sucking the skin and fat into an applicator and the tissue rapidly becomes less sensitive or numb as the cold takes effect. Initially you will feel firm pressure and cold but this is not painful. The procedure does not require local anaesthetic or sedation and takes approximately 45-60 minutes per session. Treatment costs start from $900- $1,500 per session, depending on the number or size of areas treated.
Click here to download Micool/cryolipolysis brochure.
1 . Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
Julian has for the past 2 years been an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society for skin cancer assessment, biopsy, removal and the removal of pre-cancerous lesions and cysts.
This ensures a very streamlined process for you as our patient. If you come to see us regarding skin cancer detection and/or treatment, we have automatic prior approval to see you for your assessment. We will then process the prior-approval paperwork for Southern Cross Health Society to authorise surgical costs. This is a significant time saver for all concerned and means treatment, should you need it, will be offered quickly.
Julian’s Affiliated Provider contract has recently been renewed and we continue to offer this service to Southern Cross members.
2. Nova Medical Finance
Nova Medical Finance is New Zealand’s only specialist medical finance company and offers the flexibility of easy payment plans for your surgery. They offer some of the lowest personal loan rates available and understand the unique requirements of borrowing for medical purposes.
Nova is run by doctors and other medical professionals, and works very closely with the medical profession. Nova is affiliated with some of the best and most highly trained doctors in New Zealand and works with these practices to ensure the best possible outcome for patients. Because they are specialist medical financiers they also understand the need for discretion and sensitivity when it comes to all things medical.
Financing with NOVA
With Nova, financing your surgery simple.
1. Fill out the on-line application form at http://www.novamedical.co.nz/application
2. Nova will give you a call within 24 hours and advise you of the outcome, and will then send you some documentation to complete once approved.
3. Once Nova has received the completed documentation back from you your bank account will be direct credited with the funds for your surgery.
To apply online now, click on the link below:
Or for more information call Nova Medical Finance toll-free on: 0800 NOVAMED (668263)
What are the monthly repayments?
Nova offers a discounted interest rate of 14.75%* per annum for patients of affiliated practices like New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. This is one of the lowest personal loan rates in the country.
1. Repayments are based on a discounted interest rate of 14.75% p.a., documentation fee of $250 and include optional Lifestyle Protection Insurance
2. A standard interest rate of 15.75% p.a. applies to patients of affiliated practices. We are pleased to offer the 1% Novasure interest rate discount to approved clients who wish to include Lifestyle Protection Insurance
3. Rates and fees are subject to change without notice
4. All approvals are subject to normal lending criteria
3. ACC and Private Treatment Fees
Julian Lofts is a registered ACC provider. ACC subsidies are available for all treatments required as a result of accident or injury. Legislative changes have meant that patients are often required to make a contribution towards the treatment.
Charges will depend on the length of the appointment required to deal with the complexity of your injury.
ACC co-payment of $30 for the initial consult/assessment and $45 for follow up treatments/appointments.
For all other procedure/fee estimates please contact the practice.