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Facelift

Key to a youthful appearance

What is Facelift?

Facelift je advanced surgical aesthetic procedure that delivers revolutionary results in combating aging. This procedure effectively lifts and tightens the skin, tissues, and muscles of the face, achieving the desired youthful appearance.

Why choose a facelift?

Aging brings changes to the skin and facial shape that many wish to correct.

Facelift allows for:

  • Tightening sagging cheek skin
  • Removing excess skin in the jawline area
  • Smoothing deep nasolabial folds

* It is important to note that facelift does not treat shallow wrinkles, lines around the nose and above the upper lip, sun spots, and uneven skin tone.

Preparation and procedure

Preparation for a facelift

During the preoperative consultation, the surgeon will explain where incisions will be made and what results you can expect. The doctor will determine the approach for the facelift based on skin condition, skin thickness, distribution of fatty tissue, and facial shape. They will mark and draw lines to guide the incisions. Your face will also be photographed for comparison with the results after the facelift.

Facelift Procedure?

Facelift is performed under general anesthesia or short-term intravenous analgosedation (lidocaine).

During facelift surgery, incisions are made along the temples along the hairline, then immediately in front of the earlobes, under the earlobes, and behind the ears along the lower scalp. Sometimes, a limited incision facelift version is performed, where there is no incision along the lower scalp. The skin is lifted to tighten the tissues and muscles underneath. Fat tissue under the skin can be removed, reshaped, or repositioned to achieve new facial contours. Excess skin is removed and closed.

Facelift surgery typically lasts between 2 and 4 hours.

Recovery After Facelift?

During the first three weeks:

  • Do not remove the scabs that form during the wound healing process.
  • Care for the wound as recommended by your surgeon.
  • Wear clothing that does not need to be pulled over your head.
  • Avoid wearing makeup.
  • Refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities.
  • Do not dye your hair, bleach, or perm it for at least 6 weeks after facelift surgery.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and do not use tanning beds. Later, make sure to apply sunscreen with a high SPF (greater than 30) and wear dark sunglasses when outdoors.

Risks After Facelift?

It is important to note that complications after facelift surgery are very rare. Swelling, bruising, and numbness of the face are temporary. Occasionally, hypertrophic scars may appear behind the ear, and there may be some shifting of the hairline. Extremely rarely, permanent alopecia (hair loss around the incision in the hairy scalp area) may occur.

Before and After

FAQ

How long does the recovery last?

The recovery is relatively short. The first follow-up appointment is 2 days after the surgery, and the stitches are removed between the 7th and 10th day.

It is recommended to wear an elastic band, avoid physical exertion, direct exposure to the sun and make-up in the first three weeks.

The final results become visible after the swelling and bruising have reduced, which usually takes a few weeks.

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