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Facelift

SKIN COUTURE…

With growing age, the loss of elasticity of facial skin leads to wrinkles and drooping cheeks. It is normally the result of bone changes. The external appearance suffers as a result. With a neck and face lift or a facelift , the experienced medical specialist
for plastic and aesthetic surgery can achieve an attractive appearance and face profile.

Causes

The skin change is caused through the contraction of certain cells. There are three significant components of the connective tissue, which change and reduce:

  • Elastic fibres
  • Collagen
  • So-called glycosaminoglycans

Methods for facelifts

After a facelift, the face appears fresher and younger. In the process, the facial skin is tightened upwards and backwards according to the vectors. There is the M-lift, the MACS lift and the Extended facelift. They differ in the scope of the operations.
I put a lot of emphasis on safety for the circulation in the skin and the function of the lymph flow. A disruption of the lymph flow causes swelling and a rather mask-life appearance.
For an optimal result and ideal healing of scars, an overlifting must be absolutely avoided. The overlifted look of people after a facelift in the media is scary and has nothing to do with sophisticated aesthetic surgery.

The objective of the operation must be to appear subtly attractive and to look like ‘you haven’t been operated on’. A beautiful neck profile appears rejuvenating and is very important to many patients.

Fine details such as the specific consideration of the ear cartilage (tragus) and the natural form of the earlobes should be surgically respected. Poor facelifts can be recognised by ear cartilage sticking out and earlobes pulling downwards. Furthermore, white, badly blooded scars are testimony of an over-tight lift and tissue tension.

Application of a facelift

I do not carry out facelifts for patients under the age of 45. I prefer to operate on non-smokers. Smokers should stop smoking at least four weeks before surgery.