Facelift - Neck Lift - Cheek Lift
Traces of our lives leave their marks on our faces as we age. The appearance of wrinkles as we get older is accelerated by the gestures we make, exposure to sun, stress, nicotine, alcohol and genetic predisposition. Surgical smoothing of wrinkles can make the face optically more youthful by many years. An almost complete elimination of wrinkles is technically possible, but we do not recommend such serious surgery as it can leave the facial expression stiff and possibly even masklike in appearance.
We put great emphasis on a personal, realistic and fully tailored planning to your individual needs during a personal consultation. We will also create your own personal anti-aging concept, and where applicable, include any relevant further methods of anti-wrinkle therapy in order achieve a fresh, youthful appearance.
During a facelift, the cheeks, neck and temples are tightened. To do this, an incision begins within the hairline in the middle of the temples, extends around the front of the ear and ends in the lower scalp. The skin is freed from the underlying tissue and lifted upwards, then the underlying tissue is remodelled and excess removed. After suturing, an elastic head bandage is applied, which helps prevent swelling and excessive bleeding
Aftercare and Recovery
Normally, a facelift is carried out under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic combined with sedatives. Therefore, it is recommended to receive aftercare as an in-patient for about 1 day after surgery. The bandages are removed two to three days after surgery and the sutures are usually taken out 10 days after surgery. To reduce operation traces such as swelling or bruising it is possible to wear so-called camouflage make-up. You should avoid sport and other strenuous physical activities for six weeks. Besides this, it is important to protect the face from exposure to the sun for a few months.
Basically, it is also possible to use endoscopy techniques, as we predominantly use in forehead lifts, for other areas of the face. These techniques allow us, for the most part, to make minimally invasive incisions within the hairline. In a cheek lift, the cheeks are raised, modelled and tightened. In some cases an endoscopic neck lift can be performed, for example to eliminate a double chin and tighten sagging skin on the neck.