|Length of surgery:||3 – 4 hours, depending on the individual case|
|Type of anesthesia:||Local anesthesia, general anesthesia, twilight sedation|
|Hospital stay:||Not necessary / outpatient|
|After surgery:||Intense recovery period of 2 weeks, sports & strenuous physical activities after 6 weeks|
The aging process of our skin, starting at about the age of 40, leads to the typical signs of aging derived from a loss of firmness in the skin of face and neck. As a result of this loss of skin elasticity, you might look considerably older than you feel. This often results in unhappiness and depression. It may be the time to consider a facelift to let your outer appearance be as youthful as your inner self.
The facelift is usually performed under general anesthesia, but it can also be carried out in twilight sleep under local anesthesia.
Don’t let yourself be confused by the numerous terms used for facelift surgeries, such as minilift, biolift, medilift, forehead lift, neck lift or SMAS technique. They refer to different operation techniques used by the plastic surgeon to achieve the best possible results for you. A facelift can be combined with additional treatments, such as modern laser technology to smoothen the fine wrinkles around the mouth or ultrasound therapy to tighten sagging jowls.
The incisions for any of the corresponding facelift procedures are always placed in such a way as to avoid visible scarring. In the temple area, they are positioned inside the hairline or in and behind the ear. Fears of a remaining rigidity are no longer justified, as we use a multilayer lifting method that does not impair your natural facial expression so that any concerns to end up with a “mask-like” face are unfounded nowadays. After 10 days the sutures are removed and makeup can again be applied as usual.
The results of the facelift last for 7 to 10 years. If you wish to repeat the treatment after that period of time, it is possible from the surgical point of view.
With our present modern surgery methods that are adapted to the individual needs of every patient, we can achieve a significant tightening of the facial tissue, giving you a more youthful and refreshed appearance without altering the dynamics of your natural facial expression.