| Before the
|| No smoking 4 weeks before the operation (due
to danger of necrosis at the edge of the wound)
2 weeks before the operation: no painkillers (such as aspirin) to be
taken, as these slow down the clotting of the blood. If your hair is
short, if need be, let the hair grow a little, in order to be able
to conceal operation scars better. A facelift should preferably not
be performed on persons below the age of 45. Before a facelift, scrupulous
preparation is of special significance, as is the briefing and the
advice of the patient's doctor.
|| The natural aging process leads to more or less
pronounced wrinkles in the face and around the neck. Through the removal
of excess skin and the compression of the fatty tissue below the skin,
the skin of the face is tightened. A younger and fresher-looking face
is the aim of the . The patient's biological age is changed
favorably by some 8-10 years.
|| The cut begins in the part of the temples covered
by hair, proceeds to the front edge of the ear and curves in an arch
around and behind the ear. The skin of the face and the neck are peeled
away from the subcutaneous tissue and from the muscle structure. The
skin and the saggy subcutaneous tissue are tightened on two layers
in the direction of the cut (the SMAS technique); the excess skin is
removed. The edges of the incision are mostly rejoined with fine, deeply
set and dissolvable stitches. The forehead region can be either tightened
separately or included in the operation. If there are larger fat deposits
in the chin region, it is also advisable, where possible, to remove
these. Should the facelift be combined with an eyelid lift, the doctor
will discuss this separately with the patient.
|| General anaesthetic.
|| 3-4 hours
Patients experience various healing processes. Complications
are possible: Bleeding, Infection, Healing problems as well as scarring.
| Post Operation
|| For a few days, a head bandage will be applied. Swelling,
bleeding and a feeling of tension behind the ears will abate a few
days after the operation. At first, a slight hardening in the area
where skin has been removed will remain, as well as a loss in sensation
in the immediate vicinity of the incision, especially around the ears.
After the operation, the patient should rest for 5-7 days. After 8
days, you can again shower and put on make-up as per usual. During
the first 4 weeks, the patient must refrain from nicotine and painkillers
(such as aspirin). Direct sunlight should also be avoided for a period
of about 4 weeks (or sunscreen with a high factor should be worn).
Participation in sporting activities is again possible after 4 weeks.
The final result is fully recognizable after 2-3 months.
Noticeable scars are very rare. The scars are,
in the first weeks, lightly reddened and swollen. After about 5-9
months they fade and become lighter until merely a thin line is visible.
| Clinic Residence
|| 2 – 3 days
| Healing period
|| 2 - 3 weeks
|| To be consulted and agreed upon.