Facial Skin Tightening
Facial Skin Tightening & Facelift (Men and Women)
With advancing age, the skin and facial muscles lose their elasticity and tone. This entails the formation of wrinkles and a slackening of the facial contours – the face loses its radiance and becomes tired looking. Creams and laser treatment can only superficially alleviate the signs of aging. A plunge into the fountain of youth will likely always reside in the realm of the myth. Nevertheless, the desire for a fresh, radiant look is justified for reasons that are not solely personal. Indeed, nowadays a fresh, dynamic appearance is existential in many professions.
The main focus of any skin tightening procedure is on preserving the facial character and the individual’s natural features. Depending on the scope of the face lift, the procedure is performed using local or general anesthesia. As part of this procedure, muscles and connective tissue are corrected, fatty tissue is removed or transferred and excess skin is removed. Subsequently, the skin tissue is tightened or restored. The incision runs along the hair and behind the ears, thus avoiding visible scarring.
A short in-patient stay at a hospital and thorough follow-up care (changes of the bandaging and monitoring of the wound healing process) is part of the post-operative care. Once the bandaging and the drainage tube are removed, patients can again wash their hair and shower. Hair-dyeing, on the other hand, should be done before rather than after the operation as patients should put off a visit to the hairdresser and the resumption of physical activity for several weeks.
General risks of surgery
- temporary effects of surgery may include swelling, bruising, pain, loss of sensation and/or restriction of movement.
- side effects from local or general anesthesia.
- thrombosis and embolism (especially among smokers and overweight individuals).