FACELIFT TECHNIQUE

FACELIFT TECHNIQUE PedroLee 23 février 2015
Facelifts before - after Dr Bellity
Facelifts before – after Dr Bellity

The purpose of this procedure is to treat sagging and drooping skin and muscles of the face and neck. It is not intended to change the shape or appearance of the face. On the contrary, the simple restoration of the various anatomic structures of the face and neck enables the patient to rediscover their youthful looks of earlier times.

We differentiate between three levels which can be treated separately: the forehead, the face and the neck. But generally we treat the whole of the face harmoniously in what is called a cervico-facial lift or a facelift. Forehead lifts have become a rarity since the arrival of Botox.

The muscles and skin are tightened to correct sagging. The skin is then removed as requested but without excessive stretching. It is this double action that creates a natural result because the tightening must not be carried by the skin alone. Excess fatty tissue around the neck and jowl area may also be treated through liposuction.

Other procedures may also be suggested such as laser treatment on the upper lip, “filling” the cheekbones with autologous fatty tissue or an eyelid procedure within the same operation. This can offer a more global and therefore more balanced rejuvenation of the face.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

A standard pre-op check-up is carried out as is legally required. A consultation will take place with the anaesthetist no later than 48 hours before surgery. No medication that has aspirin in it may be taken in the 10 days prior to surgery. The day before the operation the patient’s hair is washed and on the day itself, all make-up is carefully removed. It is essential that the patient eats and drinks nothing in the final six hours before the operation.

TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC :

A cervico-facial lift can be performed under a general anaesthetic or under a local anaesthetic combined with intra-venous tranquillisers (« twilight » anaesthesia). The choice will be made following a discussion between you, the anaesthetist and the surgeon. Hospitalisation: The patient is usually required to stay in hospital for 24 to 48 hours.

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