Facelift in Dnipro

A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure, that is used to correct signs of aging and sagging skin on a face and a neck. During the facelift, a surgeon makes small incisions in the area of ​​the temporal bones and ears, then tightens skin and subcutaneous fat tissue, removes excess, and fixes them in a new position. This allows you to eliminate wrinkles, tighten your skin, and restore your face to a more youthful and fresh appearance.

What are the indications for a facelift procedure?

A plastic surgeon may prescribe a facelift in various cases, for example:

  • a sagging skin on the face and the neck,
  • wrinkles and folds on a face,
  • pronounced nasolabial folds,
  • a violation of a natural oval of a face,
  • an excess skin in the area in front of the ears,
  • a prolapse of muscles and fascia,
  • a loss of volume in the cheeks and cheekbones,
  • a loss of skin elasticity on the face and neck,
  • drooping eyebrows, bags under the eyes, and double chin,
  • visible signs of aging.

Only during a consultation, a plastic surgeon will be able to accurately determine the need for a facelift.

What are the contraindications for a facelift?

Among the contraindications to a facelift:

  • allergies to drugs used during surgery,
  • skin diseases, such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis,
  • infections in a face and a neck area,
  • scars and other injuries in the face or the neck area,
  • bleeding disorders and low platelet levels,
  • diabetes,
  • tumors and neoplasms in the face or the neck area,
  • serious heart, lung, and liver diseases,
  • a pregnancy and a breastfeeding period,
  • taking certain medications, such as anticoagulants.

Before the surgery, the doctor will collect a patient’s medical history and tell about all contraindications in detail.

What types of surgical facelift are used?

Surgical facelift depends on the indications:

  • A facelift is the most common type of facelift, which involves removing excess skin and fat deposits and tightening muscles and skin. This procedure allows you to remove wrinkles and smooth out folds on the face, as well as restore a more youthful and fresh appearance.
  • A midface lift or lifting the lower two-thirds of the face is a surgery that lifts the middle part of the face, including the cheeks and nasolabial fold. This surgery allows you to restore your face to a more youthful and fresh appearance.
  • A neck lift is a surgery that removes wrinkles and smoothes out folds on the neck. This procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with another type of facelift.
  • Front lift or upper facelift is a surgery to correct drooping eyebrows and upper eyelids, which provides the effect of an “open”, younger and clearer look.

The plastic surgeon will determine what type of facelift to use during the consultation, and will also tell you about the prices for facelift.

What are the stages of preparation for a surgical facelift procedure?

A facelift is a surgery that requires careful preparation:

  • A consultation with a plastic surgeon to assess the condition of the skin and muscles of the face and prescribe an individual treatment plan.
  • Quitting smoking and alcohol, which increase the risk of complications and slow down the healing process, 4 months before surgery and for 3 weeks after.
  • Stop taking certain medications several weeks before the procedure to reduce the risk of bleeding.
  • Avoid coloring your hair before surgery.
  • Last meal 6 hours before surgery.

Your plastic surgeon will tell you more about the preparation process during your consultation.

How is a facelift surgery performed at N1 Clinic?

A facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of such a surgery is from 2 to 4 hours.

A plastic surgeon applies markings to the skin to indicate instrument entry points and tightening sites. After this, the doctor makes small incisions in the temple area and behind the ears. Then she lifts the muscles and skin of the face to remove wrinkles and folds and lifts them upward. If necessary, the surgeon removes excess skin. Then she closes the incisions with sutures or glue.

After the surgery, bandages are applied to the face to reduce swelling and the risk of bleeding.

What is the period and the process of the rehabilitation after the facelift?

Depending on the scope of the surgery and the characteristics of the patient, the rehabilitation period after the facelift can take from several days to several weeks.

The patient stays in the hospital under the supervision of a doctor for 1-2 days, and then he is discharged from the hospital. Upon discharge, the doctor will give detailed recommendations that are important to follow:

  • change bandages every day,
  • apply creams and lotions for skin care,
  • limit physical activity,
  • limit smoking and alcohol intake,
  • avoid direct sunlight,
  • attend follow-up visits with your doctor.

After the facelift surgery, patients usually return to normal activities within a few days, but the final results will only be noticeable after several weeks or months.

What are the advantages of undergoing a surgical facelift procedure at the N1 Clinic in Dnipro

A facelift at N1 Clinic is:

  • a surgery performed by a plastic surgeon with 30 years of experience,
  • minimum incisions,
  • a modern operating room,
  • a high-quality anesthesia without consequences,
  • a full medical support,
  • attention and care of medical and administrative personnel,
  • a comfortable room and 3 meals a day.

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