Facial rejuvenation and cosmetic enhancement are common reasons a person might visit a plastic surgeon’s office. Sometimes, your face is where you notice the first signs of ageing appear, and because it is the most noticeable aspect of your appearance, it can cause significant concern. Fortunately, surgical and non-surgical choices exist that can address specific aesthetic issues or an overall dull or tired complexion. Dr Teston offers a variety of surgical options that provide patients with dramatic, long-lasting results, no matter what their specific cosmetic goals might be.

Dr Teston is an experienced plastic surgeon who has been treating patients for more than two decades. Her knowledge and skill ensures you will enjoy the highest level of patient care and the best possible results from any procedure you choose. Dr Teston understands that there is not one single solution to any cosmetic problem, and works with each of her patients to tailor treatments to their specific needs and goals.


When the signs of ageing become pronounced, surgical procedures are often required to provide sufficient correction and satisfactory results. Dr Teston offers facelift procedures that can be customised to a patients precise needs. Her philosophy is to begin with the least invasive techniques in order to minimise discomfort and downtime without sacrificing superior results.

Dr Teston prefers the MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) technique for facelift procedures whenever possible, because it involves a shorter scar and less visible scarring afterward than traditional facelift techniques. This revolutionary technique combines more of the benefits of a traditional facelift with the shorter recovery time of a mini lift.

The MACS procedure primarily focuses on the mid to lower face, smoothing away wrinkles around the nose and mouth and addressing the formation of jowls along the jawline. Dr Teston may perform this procedure alone or in conjunction with other procedures (like eyelid enhancement) to further improve results.


Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping) surgery is another popular procedure among Australians of all ages. This procedure may be chosen both for cosmetic and functional reasons. Rhinoplasty can effectively enhance the size, shape or contour of the nose to produce better balance and harmony to the face overall. It can also improve the internal structure of the nose to allow for easier breathing.

Rhinoplasty may take anywhere from two to four hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the procedure. It is common to remain in the hospital for one night after surgery to ensure comfort in the early hours of the recovery process. Most patients can return to regular activities within a couple of weeks, although residual swelling may last a number of months before full results will be apparent. Those results should be permanent, ensuring a lifetime of improvement with just a single surgical procedure.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) is another option for refreshing your appearance, as it concentrates on the primary focal point of the face – the eyes. Like other surgeries Dr Teston offers, this one can be customised to the specific needs and desired results of each patient. Eyelid surgery may involve the upper lids, lower lids or both lids at the same time.

Dr Teston performs eyelid surgery in an accredited hospital using local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Patients will usually spend one night in the hospital after surgery, so that possible vision complications can be monitored. This procedure offers long-lasting rejuvenation results, and in some cases, improves the patient’s range of vision if drooping eyelids were interfering with their sight.

Eyelid Ptosis

Eyelid ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid, which can be due to any number of causes. For many patients, the ptosis is simply due to the ageing process, as the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid can stretch over time. There are also medical conditions that can lead to eyelid ptosis, which is why it is important to get an accurate diagnosis before seeking treatment options.

Dr Teston addresses eyelid ptosis with surgical techniques that provide long-lasting results. Selecting a plastic surgeon like Dr Teston for your procedure ensures that you will receive the best possible cosmetic results while also improving the function of the lid. With different techniques to choose from, your procedure can be tailored to the specific cause of your ptosis, producing the best possible results.

Ectropion Correction

Ectropion is a condition that commonly affects the lower eyelid. The eyelid begins to turn outward, exposing the interior of the lid and irritating the eye in many cases. This condition is often the result of ageing, as the connective tissue around the eye can become lax and weak over time. It can also be a result of injury, disease, or sun damage.

Surgery to correct ectropion consists of tightening the lid and possibly the muscle if necessary. In some cases, a skin graft may also be needed to produce full restoration of the lower lid. These surgical repairs are the best way to achieve complete repair that will be permanent in most patients.

When you are considering any type of surgical facial enhancement, it is important to select a plastic surgeon like Dr Teston, who has the knowledge, experience and skill to provide you with the best possible outcome. To learn more about your choices in facial surgery, contact Dr Teston’s office today on (02) 9708 3511.

Procedures Offered

With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.