facelifts

corrects sagging facial features

1 Session

from 8000

forehead, lower face, neck

4h

A surgical facelift provides lasting rejuvenation for the face and neck.

About the treatment

There are several types of facelift that improve unsightly signs caused by the ageing of the face and neck, either in a localised area or more generally. The aim of this operation is to correct sagging skin, facial muscles and features (such as at the temples, eyebrows, cheeks, jowls and the facial oval), as well as the neck. A facelift is not designed to change the shape or expression of a face, rather it aims to restore the position of the face’s various structures (such as the skin, muscles and fatty tissue), which gives the patient a younger appearance while not looking unnatural.

A facelift can either be on the entire face, or can be more targeted:

  • A temporal or frontotemporal facelift treats sagging of the forehead and eyebrows
  • A mid-face facelift treats sagging in the central area of the cheeks and cheekbones; it also reduces shadows under the eyes and improves the appearance of the lower eyelids when they become distended
  • A face-and-neck lift treats sagging of the lower part of the face and the neck

Before a facelift, a patient has to have a complete check-up. During the operation, the surgeon makes an incision that is largely hidden in the hair and the perimeter of the ear. The skin and muscles are then tightened, any superfluous fat is removed and excess skin is eliminated. The stitches are put in at several levels to reduce the tension on the tissues and to give a long-lasting, natural result. At the end of the procedure, the surgeon applies a bandage around the head, which is removed the day after the operation.

Avantages

A facelift corrects:

  • Sagging of the eyebrows and forehead
  • Circles under the eyes
  • Sagging of the cheeks and cheekbones
  • Loss of the facial oval of the lower part of the face and the jowls
  • Slackening around the neck
  • Certain deep wrinkles

Benefits

The face regains its tone and the cheekbones gain volume, while bone structure is improved. The final result of the facelift can be seen between 3 and 6 months after the procedure.

In the case of excess fat, a facelift can be carried out using liposuction. In contrast, if the face is sagging, lipostructuring (fat grafting) can be performed. To optimise the procedure’s anti-wrinkle effect of the treatment, botulinum toxin (Botox®) and hyaluronic acid injections are the perfect complementary treatment.

Good to know

The effects of a facelift procedure can be felt for 2 to 3 weeks after the operation. These include a feeling of tightness, oedema and bruising.

Just as for any surgical procedure, some complications are possible, and for each patient, both the risks and benefits have to be considered. Detailed, personalised information will be given to you by your surgeon during your consultation.