Dr. Steve Merten FRACS
Restore & Rejuvenate
pureaesthetics – cosmetic plastic & reconstructive surgery

Macquarie University


Suite 301, 2 Technology Pl
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
02 9812 3890

Sydney City


Level 6, 149 Macquarie St
Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9252 9262

Face

Changing your facial appearance is a major decision, and the reasons for considering facial aesthetic surgery vary widely, as do the surgical options. These include dissatisfaction with naturally-given features, such as a large nose or prominent ears, or a wish to reverse the changes that have occurred due to aging or life events.

At Pure Aesthetics, our specialist plastic surgeon shutterstock_60870067Dr. Steve Merten is a trusted expert in facial rejuvenation procedures, including face-lifts, eyelid surgeries, lifting of the brow and neck, fat transfer, as well as nose (rhinoplasty) and ear (otoplasty) surgery. Plastic Surgeons like Dr. Merten, with expertise in facial reconstructive work, and advanced equipment and technologies, are true experts in facial cosmetic plastic surgery.

Modern facial rejuvenation involves a wide spectrum of treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. These range from simple office-based procedures to improve skin and wrinkles, through to complex surgical procedures. We always strive to give natural and long-lasting results. Our approach is to develop a plan for you that will best address your concerns in the simplest, safest and most effective manner that suits your present concerns and lifestyle.

We believe facial plastic surgery should respect the balance of proportions and concentration of character within your face. The aim is to rejuvenate, refine and beautify, not to exaggerate.

Our most popular facial cosmetic surgery procedures are:

Nose (Rhinoplasty)

A beautiful nose is one that is in proportion to your face, and enhances your overall facial beauty. Rhinoplasty is one of the most exacting plastic surgery procedures, and requires careful planning and surgical execution. Dr. Merten is a trusted expert in rhinoplasty, with many years of experience and expertise.

Learn more about Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty).

Face and Neck Lift

Face and neck lift is the most efficient method for reversing the effects of ageing and gravity in the mid and lower face. Facelift elevates the cheeks and mid-face, reduces the jowls and provides a cleaner and more defined jawline. Dr. Merten provides highly customised face-lifts to achieve natural and long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

Please note that for our patients’ privacy, we do not have photo galleries of our facelift patients on our website, however you will be able to view Dr. Merten’s results in rooms at your consultation.

Learn more about the Facelift procedure.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

The eyes are the most important aesthetic component of the face, the “windows to the face”, and signs of aging often start early around the eyes, giving a tired appearance. Eyelid procedures are among the most efficient ways to obtain significant rejuvenation to the face, often with relatively minimal surgery. Whether the goal is to remove loose skin, correct eyelid “bags” or enhance shape and volume, Dr. Merten uses advanced methods that conserve muscle and respect eyelid function.

Please note that for our patients’ privacy, we do not have photo galleries of our eyelid surgery patients on our website, however you will be able to view Dr. Merten’s results in rooms at your consultation.

Learn more about the Eyelid Lift.

Brow Lift

With aging, the eyebrows move down the forehead, giving a tired and more masculine appearance, and creating lines across the forehead as you subconsciously try to lift the brow into its normal position. Browlifting corrects this, and is often done in conjunction with eyelid or facelift surgery. Dr. Merten uses the “endoscopic brow lift “ to rejuvenate the forehead and around the eyes, reversing the effects of sagging, asymmetry and heavy creasing. It provides a natural and precisely adjusted lift, which is gentle to the forehead and leaves only minor scarring hidden behind the hairline.

Please note that for our patients’ privacy, we do not have photo galleries of our browlift patients on our website, however you will be able to view Dr Merten’s results in rooms at your consultation.

Learn more about the Eyebrow Lift procedure.

Protruding Ears (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty is a commonly performed plastic surgery procedure to improve the appearance of prominent ears from birth. This surgery is often done in children, but is also easily performed in adults who dislike their ears.

Learn more about Otoplasty.

Facial Fat Transfer (Fat “Grafting”)

As we age, our faces lose volume and appear “deflated”. Fat transfer is a minor surgical procedure that uses gentle liposuction to remove your own fat from one area of your body, which is then prepared and injected into areas of deficiency. Fat grafting is often used in conjunction with facelift and eyelid surgery and complements the results. Using your own fat cells, this technique has a wide application and is used effectively to counteract gravity by offering a light lift, and deliver smooth and youthful contours.

Facial Implants

Facial implants are “off the shelf” permanent implants designed to improve contour in various areas of the face, in particular to give a stronger chin and enhance the cheek volumes. Implants are placed against the facial bones to add to or restore contours to the solid structure of face. Implants are equally suited for use in the correction of facial asymmetries as well as for cosmetic enhancement. Implants of firm medical-grade silicone and other permanent materials have been used in plastic surgery for many years; they are safe, give permanent, balanced results, and look and feel natural.