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Facelifting



The ageing of the skin:

With age the renewal of elastic and collagen fibres decreases. The skin and the connective tissue of face and neck lose their elasticity and tension - the face grows slack. So called jowls appear next to the chin, deep wrinkles around the mouth, the upper lip and the eyes (Crows feet). On the neck obvious strings of muscle show. The facial expression becomes sorrowful and weary. This often affects the whole organism and leads to general fatigue. A facelift can give your face back the expression of youthful vigour and make you feel as dynamic as you once did again.

Correcting operations:

Facelift

When doing a classic facelift, the skin and underlying connective tissue system, the so-called "SMAS", are lifted and stretched reaching close to the corners of the mouth, while at the same time protecting the facial nerves. This succeeds in a strengthening of the structure holding the connective tissue. A facelift is suitable from the age of 40 onward and can still cause amazing results in old age. This technique achieves a clearly visible rejuvenation of approximately 10-15 years.

Brow Lift

Apart from normal skin ageing processes, a distinct facial expression also leaves deep furrows especially on the forehead and between the eyes ("glabella region"), which often give the face an angry and strained look. When a brow lift is done the skin of the forehead is tightened and the muscles responsible for the angry furrows are cut. This results in a lifting of the eyebrows which can give your face its clarity back and create a more alert impression. The cuts are hidden under the hair.

Neck Lift

Hanging parts of the neck, furrows on the neck or a double chin are considered to be very disturbing. Mostly, we do tightening of the neck in combination with a conventional facelift. It follows the removal of surplus skin and the severing of irritating cords on the neck. The simultaneous suction of a double chin can often optimise the result. The cuts are placed behind the ear into the hair.

Full Facelift

The complete facelift includes the tightening of the lower part of the face, the forehead and the neck. It is the operation most often carried out because it causes a rejuvenation of the whole face and neck for the duration of 8 to 10 years. Important information

Stay at the clinic: 1 - 4 days, depending on the type of facelift

Duration of operation: 2 - 3 hours, depending on the complexity of work carried out

Type of anaesthesia: local anaesthetic, light sleep, general anaesthetic

Follow up treatment: cooling of face, sleeping in an upright position for 3 days

Risks: haematoma, swelling, unsightly scarring, temporary feeling of numbness, rarely paralysis of the facial nerves

Final result: after 3 - 6 months

Presentability: after approximately 3 - 4 weeks