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About the procedure

A face lift surgery is one of the synonyms for aesthetic surgery.

Ageing of the human face is an unavoidable process supported by the gravitational force of our planet, as well as by natural ageing mechanisms in human cells. FACE LIFTING, i.e. tightening the skin of the face and neck belongs to rejuvenation procedures and the renewal of the face and neck appearance. A careful surgical approach and modern technology enable the removal of excess, saggy skin of the face and neck, a double chin, and elimination of wrinkles. At the same time, the SMAS technique is used to return the muscles of the face and neck in their prior position. The results of the procedure renew and rejuvenate the appearance drastically, but always in a natural way, without a mask effect.

Preoperative procedure

After the surgeon’s examination, laboratory tests are required in order for the anaesthesiologist to gather information about the patient’s health status. If you are taking aspirin or similar products which reduce blood clotting, it is necessary to end such treatment at least two weeks prior to the operation, and if you are a smoker, it is advisable to quit smoking several weeks prior to the procedure. Our staff will give you all the other details regarding the preoperative procedure.

Anaesthesia

Face lifting is a completely painless procedure, and you will not experience any pain even after the surgery. The operation itself can be performed under general or local anaesthesia, depending on the specialist anaesthesiologist’s decision, as well as the patient’s wishes.

Operation

Prior to the procedure, preoperative imaging and careful planning is performed. We use the SMAS technique of FACE LIFTING which, along with removing excess skin, repositions the face musculature, providing a completely natural look and long-lasting results. The operative procedure lasts for around 2 and a half or 3 hours. The patient is awoken at the end of the procedure, without any pain or discomfort.

Postoperative procedure

After the performed operative procedure, patients stay at the Polyclinic for a few hours to awake and recover completely, after which they can be accompanied home or to their accommodation. A special compressive bandage should be worn around the face and below the neck, to be taken off in 24 hours, at the time of the first bandage change.

Basic recovery lasts for around 10 – 12 days after which most patients return to their everyday activities.