Facelift surgery lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a more naturally youthful facial appearance. It is often said that having a facelift works to “turn back the clock” and patient look like a younger version of him or herself. By removing excess, sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues, a facelift surgery can help a patient look not just younger, but simply “better.” Facelift surgery is a complex procedure that requires extensive knowledge in facial anatomy, a very specific skill set of surgical techniques, and a highly-developed eye for aesthetic detail.
The end result is visible facial rejuvenation. With this type of facelift can be corrected many unaesthetic changes in the face and the consequences of age. The first step before the intervention is to go through a consultation with our specialist, where you will have the opportunity to comment on the desired result and how achievable it is. The patient has the ability to ask all the questions that interest him/her, as well as let the doctor know about any diseases. The patient will be informed about how the procedure is going, the recovery period, and receive instructions on what to do before and after the operation.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, although it can also be performed under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. The duration is about 2-3 hours. As a result of the facelift, the face looks younger, smoother and more attractive. The durability of the achieved effect is individual, up to several years and depends primarily on the condition of the skin. It is determined by its blood supply and elasticity, which decrease with age. In addition, smokers have thinner and weaker skin and the result usually lasts less time than non-smokers. To stabilize the result in smokers, it is recommended to stop smoking two weeks before and after the operation and use a face cream rich in oxygen. There is usually swelling and bruising after the operation. Cold compresses can help these symptoms go away faster.
General or Local