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Face Lift Neck Lift

FACE LIFT – NECK LIFT

A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy is a procedure used in cosmetic surgery to give a more youthful appearance. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the redraping of the skin on the patient's face and neck.

In the traditional facelift, an incision is made in front of the ear extending up into the hairline. The incision curves around the bottom of the ear and then behind it, usually ending near the hairline on the back of the neck.

After the skin incision is made, the skin is separated from the deeper tissues with a scalpel or scissors over the cheeks, chin and neck.

At this point, the deeper tissues (SMAS - fascial suspension system of the face) can be tightened with stitches, with or without removing some of the excess deeper tissues.

The skin is then pulled upwards and backwards and the amount of excess skin to be removed is determined by feel. The excess skin is then removed and the skin incisions are closed with sutures.

Facelifts work best in women and men with thin skin and good bone structure. They are best for eliminating loose skin folds in the neck and wrinkles on the face.

A facelift can be combined with eye surgery (blepharoplasty). This depends on your on surgeon´s recommendation. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. Patients should abstain from taking aspirin or other blood thinners before surgery.

Recovery
Patients will stay for at least 1 night in the clinic after surgery and are monitored throughout this period. Patients are usually discharged from the clinic the next morning. Rest is recommended for 3 to 4 days following surgery. Bandages are usually removed on the 4th or 5th day after the operation.

Facial or eyelid swelling are very common side effects after surgery as well as feelings of tension and sensitive areas. These symptoms will usually  disappear within 2 weeks.

Once your bandages have been removed, it is possible for you to wash your hair and shower once a day. Your next appointment will be in 10 to 14 days after surgery, to have your stitches removed.

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