Aim of the Treatment of a Face Lift
Our patients keep saying that their face, their appearance, does not match how they feel and experience it, namely active, youthful and fresh.
With a good face lift you achieve exactly that: The face looks just like you remembered.
Procedure of the Treatment
Our patients come to our clinic and are operated on for five hours.
The most important part is the deep tightening of the tissue: the muscles of the face and neck, i.e. the SMAS and the platysm, are brought into their former position. This procedure restores the shape of the face and neck, i.e. a crucial part of the appearance.
When the deep structures are tightened, the skin automatically remains, there is no need to pull on it at all. The excess skin is simply removed and a large part of the skin folds disappear. If the skin is not pulled, there is also no overtightened, artificial impression.
If the fat is too much or too little, the fat is also tackled: Too much fat, e.g. on the neck, is removed by suction. Too little fat is transplanted in the same session.
After the operation, our patients stay on the ward for two days. On the first postoperative day, the compression bandage is removed and replaced by narrow strips of plaster and the hair is washed.
On the second day after the operation we go home with my mobile number, medication, advice and check-ups.
We regularly check the healing process at our Clinic located in Germany and take care of the skin after a face lift or Soft Lifts.
The stitches are removed two weeks after the operation, sometimes it takes a few days longer.
The final result is visible after three months, then the swelling has finally subsided and the internal healing is complete.
The main risk is the injury of the facial nerve, the affected facial muscles are no longer innervated, parts of the face become asymmetrical, crooked. This must not happen! If it does happen, the following has to be done: The severed nerve must be found and sutured under the microscope. It then slowly grows forward again and supplies the affected muscles again, but not completely. Post-operative corrections minimize asymmetry.
Wound healing disorders and secondary bleeding occur, but are very rare.
When is it not Advisable to Undergo Surgery?
The changes caused by aging must be seen correctly. Then it is worth the effort, the effect before – after – is clear.
However, if the changes are small, smaller measures are indicated.
Heavy smokers may not be operated, because then complications, particularly healing disorders, are foreseeable.