The facelift is a method of plastic surgery that aims to reduce wrinkles and sagging parts of the facial skin by returning the sagging skin to its original location and removing excess skin.
From around the 25th year of life, the “triangle of beauty” of faces begins to recede. The V-shaped face – with its pronounced cheekbones and a smooth, slim jawline and chin – develops into a U-shaped face with a wider lower jaw, deep nasolabial folds, a raised angle between the jaw and neck, and falling eyebrows. Normally there is no need to conduct a facelift operation on patients aged between 25 and 55. The signs of time can be considerably alleviated using liquid facelifts with fillers or through what is known as a thread lift.
At some point, however, these measures alone are unfortunately no longer sufficient. In order to look younger and fresher over the long term, it is necessary to perform a surgical facelift. Here you can choose between a full facelift and a mini facelift. The latter requires smaller incisions and is less invasive. A specific, individual plan should be provided for each face.
Unlike in years gone by, facelifts do not just include a tightening of the skin, but also the tightening of the underlying structures. In a multi-layer facelift, in addition to the skin tightening, the flaccid muscles of the neck and face are also repositioned in order to be able to return the sagging soft parts of the face back to their original, youthful position. The result is a very natural-looking face and no limitations to facial expressions, which can be caused by overtightening.
After all, our main priority is for you to look fresh and natural again. This is our primary objective for each and every facelift.
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After a detailed consultation and a comprehensive check-up, we will decide together which areas of the face should be tightened. You must not take any aspirin or other blood-thinning medication 14 days prior to the operation.
During your pre-op consultation, we will tell you exactly which medicines you are allowed to take and which you should stop taking before and on the day of the operation.
The surgery takes about 4 to 6 hours and is usually performed under anaesthesia. However, it is also possible to undergo the operation whilst under sedation. After surgery, you must wear a so-called chinstrap (a special head bandage) for 14 days to achieve the best possible results.
Despite localised swelling and small haematomas, you will be able to see the success of the treatment immediately. The final results will stabilise after 4-6 weeks. You can return to your normal routine after 14 days.
All operations carry a risk. We will discuss all of the potential surgical risks with you in detail prior to the operation. As cosmetic surgery constitutes what is known as an elective, voluntary intervention, it is even more important that the patient is fully informed and prepared for the operation. For us it is a matter of course that we offer our full support to you before and after the operation and are available 24/7 during this period.