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Facelift is a surgical removal of age-related changes in facial contours, folds and sagging skin, making you much younger.

Facelift can solve the following problems:

dropped eyebrow line;
lowered outer corners of the eyes;
vertical crease between the eyebrows;
sagging skin and sagging cheeks;
deep nasolabial folds.

To look fresh and youthful, it is important to pay attention not only to the face, but also to the skin of the neck. in women, it is the appearance of the neck that can give out age-related changes. A neck lift can get rid of a double chin, wrinkles on the neck, and sagging skin.

Types

Plastic surgery offers several methods for a face and neck lift. The choice of technique depends on the condition of the skin and the needs of a particular patient. The most common:

General circular facelift is performed by incising the skin along the hairline and removing excess skin. The incisions are stitched, which dissolve after 2 weeks. The operation gives a good result even with strong age-related changes.

SMAS lifting will get rid of deep wrinkles and tissue prolapse. Surgeon makes an incision from the front edge of the ear to the back of the head, moves the musculoaponeurotic subcutaneous layer and fixes it in a new place.

Endoscopic facelift is a minimally invasive technique (facelift is performed after 2-3 small incisions). It is used to correct imperfections in the upper and middle part of the face.

Thread lift is an operation in which doctor inserts special threads under the skin that cling to soft tissues and return them to their place.

Operation

The lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. However, a local lift is performed under local anesthesia. The duration of the operation depends on the chosen technique, but does not exceed 4-5 hours.

Quick Details
  • Procedure Duration

    4-5 hours

  • Recovery Period

    2 months

Contraindications

There are no specific contraindications for facelift. The list of restrictions is the same as for any other surgical intervention:

severe diseases and systemic damage to the body;

blood diseases;

inflammation;

pregnancy.

Preparing for Surgery

Before the operation, patient should consult with specialists (therapist, surgeon, anesthesiologist), provide the most complete picture of the state of health, as well as take tests and undergo procedures (blood, urine, chest x-ray, ECG). It is recommended to give up smoking, alcohol and drugs that affect blood clotting, hormonal drugs at least 2 weeks in advance. The day before the operation, you need to limit yourself to food, and on the day of the operation, do not eat at all.

Recovery

After surgery, patient spends several days in hospital. The first dressing is done on day 3-5. Your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics to prevent infection. For 10 days after the operation, do not use cosmetics and wash your hair. The edema subsides in 2-3 weeks, by which time patient will be able to return to her usual way of life, but full recovery will take at least 2 months. During this time, patient is prohibited from visiting the swimming pool, sauna, solarium, playing sports, dyeing hair, smoking and drinking alcohol. To speed up recovery, doctors recommend physiotherapy and massage, but not earlier than a month after the operation. As with any surgical intervention, complications are possible after facelift. You can minimize the likelihood of negative consequences if you contact an experienced plastic surgeon.

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