Facelifting is a surgical method of facial rejuvenation by means of correction of age-related skin changes and, if necessary, deep structures of the face and subcutaneous tissue.
Facelifting before and after
A facelift surgery often includes the so-called SMAS lifting, which involves lifting of the muscles and the connective tissue located under the skin and fatty tissue. Such lifting allows you to get more pronounced and lasting effect.
The lifting can be done on the upper, middle, lower zones of the face. Simultaneous tightening of all zones is a circular face lift or facelifting.
Types of facial rejuvenation according to the correction area:
- Eye lift.
- Brow and forehead lift.
- Mid face lift.
- Lower face and neck lift.
- Lift of the lower 2/3 of the face.
An endoscopic face lift is fit for young and middle age patients with a slight tissue ptosis and without a large amount of excess skin. In most cases, it is used for the upper and middle zones of the face. The surgery is done with the help of a special tool – an endoscopic equipment. Endoscopic lifting has the following advantages: minimal invasiveness, a short rehabilitation period, the possibility of using it in several areas of the face simultaneously.
Indications for facelifting
- Deep wrinkles and folds.
- Overhang of the upper eyelids and eyebrows.
- Cheek ptosis.
- Excess skin in front of ears.
- Overhang of jowl over the lower jaw.
- A sagging neck.
- A double chin.
General contraindications: cancer, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days.
Duration of the surgery: 3-5 hours (depending on the complexity and the type of the surgery). The patient stays in a clinical setting for 1-5 days.
Anesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
Incision options: The incisions are made in the scalp, behind and in front of the ears, in the chin crease. The scars after the surgery are imperceptible to others.
*Recovery period: Swellings, bruises (subcutaneous hemorrhages) and other side effects disappear by the end of 2-4 weeks after the surgery. During the first week, the patient wears a compression pad. The sutures are removed in 5-10 days. The effect of the surgery is estimated in 2-3 months.
*Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, indurations, slight pain, sensory decrement.
*Risks: infectious complications, hematomas, long healing, visible scars, sensory decrement, nerve damage, skin slough.
*Result: is medium or long-term, the duration of the result depends on features of the human organism and its insenescence.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
lower facelift and neck lift
limited lower facelift
mini facelift (crows feet)
endoscopic lift of the upper or middle part of the face
endoscopic upper facelift
forehead lift coronoid incision
endoscopic eyebrow lift
direct eyebrow lift
Do I need to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
Laboratory examination before the procedure / operation you can pass in our clinic or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation takes place under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Full blood count and urine tests.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Clotting assay.
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
7. Wasserman reaction.
9. Physician’s examination
10. Chest X-ray.
11. Gynecologist’s examination.
12. For breasts surgery – breast ultrasound examination, examination by a breast specialist.
If the operation will take place under local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Clotting assay.
4. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
5. Urine test.
6. Blood type.
7. Chest X-ray.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 $.
Anesthesia is included in the price of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and duration.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 3 hours) - 300 $
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally - 100 $
3. Intravenous anesthesia - 200 $
4. Local anesthesia - 100 $
After surgery, will I be able to stay in your clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our clinic. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day.