Face Lift

Rejuvenates the face and preserves its characteristics…

Definition

The facelift or cervicofacial lift corrects the aging of the neck and face through surgery. This procedure can be performed as soon as the signs of aging appear, usually as of 40 or 45 years, and may be associated with another of aesthetic facial surgery: eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), repositioning of the eyebrows (brow lift), correction of wrinkles of the forehead or the crow’s feet (botulinum toxin), or skin treatment (chemical peeling).

Objectives

The procedure is designed to treat the sagging and loosening of the skin but also of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) and can improve the 3 dimensions of the face. Due to gravity, the aging skin and muscles of the face undergo a vertical descent with time: temples and eyebrows, cheeks, jowls, oval face, and neck. These also lose some of their volume. The facelift corrects both problems at once.

Such an intervention does not aim to change the shape and appearance of the face. A natural and lasting result corresponding to the image you had a few years ago, can be rather achieved by the mere restoration of the different anatomical structures of the face and neck (skin, muscle, fat).

Scars

The required skin incisions are for the most part hidden in the hair (at the temples and neck) and around or inside the ear. The scar is almost completely hidden. Short-scar facelifts (where the scar stops at the earlobe crease) are performed when the neck does not require correction.

Procedure

Superficial muscles and soft tissues (SMAS) are repositioned according to a vertical vector, and the skin is lifted without tension on these structures, which gives a natural and rejuvenated face. This intervention is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with sedation, and requires one night of hospitalization.

Liposuction is often associated to a facelift, in order to correct the curve of the neck. If certain regions lack volume (cheeks, mandibular angle, chin), fat can be injected to correct the defect (lipostructure or lipofilling).