Facelift is a complex surgical intervention that is used to correct facial and neck contours when reconstructing skin and other soft tissues. The surgery aims at eliminating the signs of ageing on the face and restoring the facial oval as well as embellishing the facial lines.
During the surgery, skin in the middle part of the face is lifted, changes in the lower part of the face are corrected, excess skin is removed and deeper soft tissues, shaping the contour of the face, are transformed. During this surgery, eyebrow lift could also be preformed allowing the correction of eyebrow position.
We do not recommend this type of surgery for people under 40-50 years of age.
The surgery is performed using general anaesthesia and, as a result, the patient is asleep and does not feel any pain. Surgery lasts for approximately 4-5 hours, but the duration may vary depending on the patient’s facial changes.
During the surgery, the incisions are made in the least noticeable areas of the face, along the lines of hair growth, ears or natural wrinkles, so once the wounds heal, the scars appear less noticeable.
Facial and neck skin lifting is performed. As a result, the wrinkles that the patient had before the surgery become smoother or disappear, and make the facial contours aesthetically more attractive. Results are the most noticeable 6 or more months after the surgery.
Final surgery results are assessed following 4-6 months from the day of the surgery. Swelling of the tissues and bruising can remain noticeable for about 3 weeks, but as the tissues heal, the swelling goes down.
- In the first days after the surgery, it is important to apply special cooling compresses on the operated areas. This reduces tissue swelling.
- Surgery seams are removed 7 days after surgery.
- Following the surgery, patients are advised to remain under observation at the hospital for at least 2 days. Only upon confirmation that the patient’s condition is good, can outpatient treatment be recommended.
- Refrain from exercising for about 4 weeks.