This procedure is recommended when there are deep wrinkles and loosening of the skin around the neck and face area. Excess skin is being removed and the face is restored to its original position by the correction of deep facial tissues to achieve a more natural and long lasting effect. Successful lifting is considered ONE after which the person looks relaxed and refreshed as he/she was 10-15 years ago.
This procedure does not alter the facial features as long as the patient has realistic expectations . In this procedure, the facial support is achieved by reconstructing the Superficial Muscle Aponeurotic System (SMAS). However, it is necessary to properly evaluate the excess skin that must be removed to achieve a natural result.
It is applicable from the age of 40 and over. However, the younger the patient, the more natural the result and the longer its duration.
The operation is performed with sedation and local anesthesia.
The procedure lasts 3 to 4 hours.
The day after the surgery the patient can go home. 7-10 days after the stitches are removed and the patient can return to work and 20 days after the patient can start exercising.
Yes. Ideally, he or she should have stopped smoking 3-4 weeks before surgery because nicotine causes vasoconstriction of the small capillaries of the skin and thus increases the chance of complications due to poor healing.
Complications that can occur are rare and are: post-operative bleeding, poor or delayed healing and in extremely cases some nerve injury. Therefore, special care is required in selecting an experienced and specialized Plastic Surgeon.