OVERVIEW OF THE PROCEDURE
The face-lift procedure is carried out to restore a more youthful and rested appearance by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles and repositioning the skin of the face and neck. The procedure can be done separately or in conjunction with eyelid surgery.
The incisions are located along the hair line on the temples and continue immediately in front of the earlobe, in front of the earlap and behind the ear. After that the facial and neck skin is liberated, and its excess is removed, with the previous lifting of the subcutaneous structures, in order to provide a long-lasting effect. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the fat deposits under the jaw and on the neck by liposuction for improvement of their contours.
Duration of procedure and anaesthesia
The surgical intervention is performed in local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation, and lasts some 2–4 hours. The duration of intervention depends on the type of operation, as today there are many types of mini-lifting (S-lift, lifting of the temporal region or the neck).
Removal of the bandages and drainage after 1-2 days, after which the patient can wash the hair, while the sutures are removed between the day 7 and 10.
What Is A Face Lift?
A facelift is performed to improve the appearance of facial skin making it look younger, with the most spectacular results being visible on the neck and cheeks. It does not remove all fine facial wrinkles. For fine line reduction such as those around the mouth or eyes, other techniques are used such as: deep peels (EXODERM,WEEKEND-PEEL) or smoothing the skin texture with the injection of substances (AQUAMID, botulinum injection).
The incisions are made in the natural creases of the skin in the frontal part of the ear and up in the direction of the temples, and behind the ear in the hairline. The procedure can be performed with local or general anaesthesia. Long hospitalisation is not required.
The results are lasting, natural looking and without the over tightened effect. The most significant improvement is usually seen in the jowls, lower face and neck, whilst plumpness is restored in the cheeks. A brow lift can also be performed at the same time to raise the brows and reduce forehead wrinkles.
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