A FaceLift is the surgery that improves the visible signs of aging and turns the time back.
Stress, smoking, heredity, environmental conditions, or, just the passage of time are some of the leading factors of the first signs of aging skin on the face and neck. The signs of time in the face, but also in the neck, create dissatisfaction.
Face Lift – Aesthetic applications
Face Lift – Reconstructive applications
FaceLift is performed either with general or with local anesthesia and light sedation.
After surgery, the patient may leave the hospital on the same day. In some cases, the patient must stay until the morning of the following day. In order for the patient to leave the hospital, it is necessary to be escorted by somebody and, in case he leaves the hospital on the same day he should have a close person companioning him/ her during the night.
The incision from each side begins at the hair and over the ear and falls directly in front of the ear to the limit of the lobe. There in some cases of severe laxity, it returns behind his/her ear and ends up in his/her hair. The surgeon mainly handles a very thin tissue (SMAS) just beneath the skin and repositions it, in its original position. Then the surgeon repositions the skin in its original condition and removes the excess. This technique clears the facial and neck wrinkles and, most importantly, the skin laxity is canceled. The profile recovers the youthful corner of the inferior mandible.
With this technique, we have no deformation of the face and it does not change the person’s physiognomy. Most of the time facelift goes unnoticed even by our closest people.
In some cases, and especially in people who have lost a lot of their face tissue, we use fat transplantation to give the person the lost volume. Fat autologous transplantation is wise and in certain points so that the results are completely natural. These spots may be cheekbones, deep wrinkles on the side of the nose, and lips. The duration of the surgery is about 2 – 4 hours (The duration depends on the severity)
After surgery, the face is circumferentially covered with a rubber bandage to avoid very intense edema or bruising. The bandage is removed the next day and replaced with a ribbon, which should ideally stay for a week.
Shampooing is allowed 48 hours after surgery.
Complications are rare after FaceLift.
The duration of the effect of a Full Facelift is about 7-10 years.
Complications in plastic surgery operations are not common but it is necessary to be aware of them at the first appointment.
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