Look in the mirror and maybe notice that your face is changing shape. You are progressively losing that ovality you once had. And at the same time, notice a heavy weight in the lower parts of the face, along the jaw.
Also the neck is following this failure in progress. Then put two fingers near the ears and make the gesture of pulling the skin of the face sideways, as if to remove the excess.
Now you like it again … you will have earnt at least a decade. Obviously you’re also wondering if all this is possible. Would you like to go back to being like that ..
Therefore you will be happy to know that there is a type of surgery that proposes exactly what you have in mind: the “Facelift”.
However, at this point i should also point out that the proposed surgery should not give you a false expectation. Ask to show 30 years when one is 60 years old or more, unfortunately it goes beyond what can be done.
This is precisely the purpose of the preliminary visit: to get you to understand what is possible in your case as precisely as possible, as you will see shortly.
As a preparation for our first meeting I only ask you to analyze your face trying to understand what you do not like anymore. What has changed over the years. The task would seem easier if we could perhaps compare yourself with photos of when you were younger. All these aim to define your expectations as much as possible.
The first part of the visit will be to sit in front of you and, talking to you, try to understand as precisely as possible what your desire is, the improvements you expect from this intervention. I think it’s essential that all this is in line with what can be achieved. Then I will evaluate the quality of your skin and its excess. I find it very useful to show you results I obtained with other patients before. Of course, I will spend some time explaining how surgery is performed and possible risks and complications.
Just hesitations. You will have surgery. At this point you have decided it. You have decided to definitely raise the level of quality of your life. Congratulations.
There will be some routine preparatory examinations to be done. On the morning of the surgery you will be introduced to the clinic staff. After having done the admission procedures we will take some pictures and a mark. Nothing is missing. Apart from the intervention …
Start of the intervention. You know the various phases well now. So you know that the Facelift is a cosmetic surgery that is performed in sedation with loco-regional anesthesia or under general anesthesia. We will make incisions in the natural folds of the skin around the ear and in the temporal region. After which a skin flap is raised allowing access to the deeper tissue.
The repositioning of your facial tissues begins in fact right there and then completed with a redistribution of the skin flap after I have removed the excess parts. The extension of the Facelift varies quite from case to case. In this regard, I would also like to mention the Mini Facelift. This is an intervention that simulates complete cervico-facial lift, but with less extension. I usually recommend it in cases of moderate facial aging.
When we consider avid smokers who do not want or can stop, theFacelift is very dangerous due to the high risk of skin necrosis, a sequela that leaves visible and extensive permanent scars. So we stay away from it. Facelift scars will fade over a period of 3-6 months. The operating time ranges from 2 to 3 hours for a complete Facelift at 60-90 minutes for the minilift. It is usually necessary to place 2 drains for 12-24 hours. The hospital stay can be 24 hours but often it is not necessary. It is in fact thinkable and certainly feasible even the same day discharge.
Once at home it is recommended to move regularly from the start, but avoiding intense efforts in the first month. In the first days, it is advisable to sleep with one or two extra cushions, thus keeping the upper part of the body higher. This position is designed to reduce post-operative swelling. You will have a shower (not a bath) from 48 hours after surgery. And from there daily. The points are removed after 1 and 2 weeks. Then there will be further post-operator checks until the result is completely settled. The scars will be little or not visible at a distance of a few months from the intervention.
After about 2 weeks there is usually the resolution of all the bruises, or most of them. Thus making it possible to return to a context of social life. However, it is necessary to wait 2-4 months before the aesthetic result is optimal.
Sport can be resumed intensively after 4 weeks. Routine post-routine checks will be after 1, 2, 4 weeks, 3 and 6-12 months. If necessary, others would be added.
If you are considering to have a facelift, it is crucial and important that you schedule a consultation first. Here you will get the chance to explain your wishes and our surgeons will then guide and inform you of the various possibilities. Everybody is unique and needs a tailored consultation and procedure.
Your surgeon will explain the benefits and downsides with the various options, and together, you will decide the next steps.
You will have understood this at this point … The price depends mainly on the degree of extension of the Facelift. That can go from a simple minilift to a more extended lift, with complete treatment of the neck (submental approach) and perhaps the grafting of adipose tissue. We can therefore establish a fairly broad overall price range ranging from 6000 to 10000 euros. The equivalent financed in 4 years would lead to a monthly installment of 150 and 214.5 euros per month. We charge a 150 pound fee for our non-obligated consultation. The amount will be deducted from your surgery.
The preliminary visit (or first visit) has a cost of 80 euros.
Only the advance payment of the first visit will make it possible to fix the actual appointment.
Further pre-operative visits (second or third visits) or all post-operative visits are free.