Face Lift

Face Lift

A facelift will help erase the years by tightening the skin around your neck and face. It also removes deep creases especially around the nose and mouth that are common with aging. It results in a younger, fresher looking face with tighter skin tone that lasts 5 to 10 years.

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Known in the medical world as Rhytidectomy, this is a surgical procedure to tighten facial skin and muscles around the face and neck. It can be performed alone or in conjunction with a forehead lift and/or eyelid surgery.

The best candidates for a facelift are men and women over the age of 40 with good bone structure but sagging skin or deep creases around the nose and mouthErwähnen Sie im Vorgespräch mit dem Arzt unbedingt alle Vorerkrankungen, Allergien, chronische Krankheiten sowie Medikamente, die Sie regelmäßig einnehmen. Mindestens 2 Wochen vor der OP sollten Sie nicht rauchen. Vermeiden Sie bitte auch die Einnahme von Medikamenten, die die Blutgerinnung hemmen wie Aspirin, Vitamin E oder Ginkgo Biloba.

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent). Infection, bleeding. Poor healing; excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline.

Time required: 2-3 hours
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin
Tightness around face
Dry skin

Back to work: 10 to 14 days.
Strenuous activity: 2 weeks or more.
Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks.