What is a Facelift? 

Rediscover a revitalized version of yourself through a Facelift procedure, designed to rewind the clock and unveil a more youthful you.

My mission is to deliver superior natural results, without a ‘pulled’ or over-tightened look; sagging skin, deep folds, and jowls are expertly addressed with minimal invasive scarring and a swift recovery.

I offer a range of Facial procedures tailored to your needs, ensuring personalized and exceptional outcomes. In my experience the Deep Plane facelift delivers the most natural and long-lasting results, boosting your confidence and beauty.
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Who is an ideal candidate for a Facelift?

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Good candidates for Facelift are men and women who are showing signs of aging in their faces

Deciding whether you need a Facelif  is a personal choice that depends on your individual concerns and goals. However, several common signs and conditions may indicate that a Facelift could be beneficial for you.

1. Sagging facial skin: If your skin has started to sag noticeable around the cheeks, jawline (jowls), and neck, a Facelift can help restore a more youthful and refreshed look.

2. Deep facial skin folds: Nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (lines around the mouth) deepen with progressive sagging of the skin, and can be efficiently addressed with Deep Plane Facelift.

3. Loss of midface volume: When loss of volume in the midface gives you an older or tired look , a Deep Plane Facelift  can restore the lost volume.

4. Wrinkles: A Facelift can smoothen the wrinkles in your face. A combination with laser therapy  can be indicated to further address fine lines.
5. Desire for a refreshed and more youthful appearance: If you are dissatisfied with the current appearance of your face, and wish to restore a more youthful and refreshed look, a Facelift can be transformative.

6. Non-surgical Treatments no longer sufficient: While non-surgical treatments like Botox and fillers provide temporary corrections, they may no longer be effective in addressing more advanced sagging of the skin and volume loss of the face. In such cases, a surgical Facelift might be a better option.

7. Revision Facelift: In case of unsatisfactory results or complications following a previous Facelift.

It’s crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a Facelift. During the consultation, I will assess your facial anatomy, discuss your concerns and expectations, and recommend the most appropriate approach to achieve your desired results.

The ideal patient is in good health and refrains from consuming alcohol and tobacco before and after their procedure, since it really affects wound healing and results.

To achieve optimal long lasting results it is important to have your desired weight before the operation.
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Facelift Recovery

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Understanding the recovery process is essential to prepare for your Facelift journey.

Immediate Post-Operative: You may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications. Also you wear a pressure bandage in the first 2 weeks.  

First Week: Rest is crucial during this period. Keep your head elevated and avoid strenuous activities. Numbness in the operated area is normal. The swelling will continue to progress to a maximum at the end of the first week. You may experience some anxiety and feelings of panic in this period, thinking your face will never be normal again. Let me assure you this is normal. 
2-4 Weeks: Most people can return to work and light activities within this timeframe, but vigorous exercise should be postponed.

4-6 Weeks: Swelling and bruising will continue to subside, and you’ll notice significant improvements, and increasing definition of the youthful contours of your face.

3 Months: The scars have started to become less noticeable, and the most swelling has disappeared, revealing a more refined and revitalized facial contour.

6 Months: Any residual swelling or tightness will have completely resolved, leaving you with a comfortable and natural feel. By now, you will be able to fully appreciate the results of your Facelift.
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Facelift Results

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natural-looking results. A Facelift can reverse aging and restore vitality.

• My expertly performed Facelifts create high quality natural outcomes, without a ‘over-tightened’, or ‘pulled’ look. People look refreshed and rejuvenated.

• Results of a Deep Plane Facelift last for 10-15 years, depending on how severely the sagging and volume redistribution was before surgery, and a person’s age.

• To maintain a good result, other factors like a stable weight, non- smoking, and overall good health can have a positive influence.
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Consultation

Consultation

Together we will clarify your desires. Guided by your unique preferences, I will meticulously analyze your face. Based on your wishes and the nuances of your face, we will delve into the different treatment options. Confidence is essential to me, and therefore I will devote ample time to answering your questions, and discussing the path forward, revealing the anticipated results and any potential risks with transparency. It is important to be on the same page! Possible surgery dates and quotations are given by my assisting beauty coach.
Preparation

Preparation

Our commitment to your safety, comfort, and outstanding results drives us to provide you with comprehensive guidance for the days leading up to your Facelift surgery and the crucial recovery period that follows; it is setting the stage for success!  A medical evaluation and pre-operative medication advice will ensure a smooth surgical experience. Lifestyle adjustments like staying hydrated, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption contribute to faster healing and improved results.
Operation

Operation

On the day of surgery, I will meet you before the operation to go over the planned procedure together. It is important to adhere to the pre-operative fasting instructions you have received for your safety during anesthesia. A gentile general anesthesia will smoothen your experience on this important day. Put on comfortable clothing and avoid wearing makeup and jewelry. When you wake up, a dressing will be in place, and you will be transported to your room to recover. A nurse will be standby to assist you during your stay.
Recovery

Recovery

Usually an Facelift is performed in daycare, unless your health requires longer admission. Allow your body ample time to heal. Rest with your head elevated and avoid strenuous activities during the initial days after surgery to accelerate your recovery. Follow the prescribed medication regimen and skincare instructions diligently. This promotes healing, minimizes discomfort, and supports optimal scar management. Continue prioritizing a nutrient-rich diet and staying hydrated. Have someone by your side to ease your transition back home and provide help with daily tasks.
Follow up

Follow-up

Together with my dedicated team, I am there to support you every step of the way, from initial consultation to your post-operative journey. Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments. These visits allow us to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and guide you towards a successful recovery. Within the first 2 weeks after surgery, wound inspections and stitch removal will be performed. After 3 weeks we will meet again to assess your recovery, and 6 months later the scars should be fading, and it is a good time to evaluate your transformation!

FAQ

What are the signs of facial aging?

1. Sagging skin: Gradual loss of skin elasticity contributes to sagging skin, most noticeable around the jawline (jowls), neck, and cheeks.

2. Deepening folds: Nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (lines around the mouth) become more pronounced as collagen and elastin decline.

3. Volume loss: Loss of facial volume of the midface caused by gravitational descent of the cheeks with aging can make you appear tired and older than you feel. 

4. Fine lines and wrinkles: The emergence of fine lines around the eyes (crow's feet) and forehead creases are among the earliest signs of aging.

5. Uneven Skin Tone and Texture: Sun damage and other environmental factors can lead to uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and a rough texture.

What causes Facial aging?

1. Internal Factors: including genetics and the natural aging process, play a pivotal role in facial aging. As we age, the production of essential proteins like collagen and elastin diminishes, leading to a decrease in skin elasticity and firmness.

2. External Factors: such as prolonged sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, and inadequate skincare contribute significantly to premature aging. UV rays, in particular, break down collagen fibers and accelerate the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

3. Volume loss: loss of fat in the face over time can lead to loss of facial volume, particularly in the cheeks and temples, resulting in sagging skin and deepened folds, and more prominent appearance of facial bones. 

4. Muscle Activity: repetitive facial movements, like frowning or squinting, can lead to the development of dynamic wrinkles, such as crow's feet and forehead lines.

What are the costs of a Facelift?

I believe in transparency. The cost of a Facelift  varies, and it is essential to understand this important investment in yourself.

• During your consultation I make an analysis of your face, and discuss the possibilities for enhancement of its appearance with you, taking your concerns and expectations into account.

• Depending on your wishes and the specific surgical requirements we make a plan.  

• The cost of Facelift procedure varies by the extent of the surgery.

• To maintain harmony in your face, it can also be indicated to perform other procedures like a Neck Lift, or Eyelid correction simultaneously.

What are the benefits of a Deep Plane Facelift?

The Deep Plane facelift has the power to bring out the best version of yourself.
A well-executed Deep Plane Facelift by an experienced surgeon can turn back the clock, sometimes with decades.
This Facelift technique creates a natural rejuvenation of the face, with superior and long-lasting results up to 10-15 years. Patients report increased self-confidence, improved self-image, and enhanced overall quality of life.

What are the risks of a Facelift?

Understand the Facelift Risks. I believe in informed decisions.

A Facelift procedure, like any surgery, has some risks. Complications that can occur with Facelift surgery are infection, pain, numbness, wound healing problems, hematoma (bleeding) and asymmetry, which are all relatively uncommon. Temporary paralysis of a branch of the facial nerve is rare.

As a very experienced facial specialist, I deliver high standard care with the fewest possible post-surgical problems. We are committed to your safety throughout the whole procedure.

What are nasolabial folds?

Nasolabial folds, often referred to as "smile lines" or "laugh lines," are the natural creases that extend from the sides of your nose down to the corners of your mouth. While these folds are a natural part of facial expression and aging, they can become more prominent over time due to factors like genetics, sun exposure, and loss of skin elasticity.

These folds can give a more tired or sad look. There are non-surgical options like dermal fillers to smooth out these lines, but a Deep Plane Facelift will provide you with a more comprehensive and long-lasting rejuvenation of your face.

What are marionette lines?

Marionette lines, often known as "puppet lines," are the vertical creases that develop from the corners of your mouth, extending down towards your chin.
These lines can give the face a tired or sad appearance, and their prominence can be influenced by factors such as aging, genetics, and skin elasticity loss.

There are non-surgical options like dermal fillers to smooth out these lines, but a Deep Plane Facelift will provide you with a more comprehensive and long-lasting rejuvenation of your face.

What are jowls?

Jowls are the sagging skin and tissue that develop along the jawline, often resulting in a less defined and youthful appearance.
These changes can be influenced by factors such as aging, genetics, and the loss of skin elasticity. With a focus on natural-looking results, a Deep Plane Facelift can achieve a firm rejuvenated, sculpted jawline.

At what age should I get a Facelift?

• Anyone of any age is welcome to undergo a Facelift, especially if you are unhappy with sagging skin, deep folds or volume loss in the face. 

• The most Facelift candidates fall between the ages of 40 and 65.

Is a Facelift painful?

Pain levels associated with a facelift can vary from person to person.
While discomfort and pain are common during the initial days after the surgery, most individuals report that the pain is manageable with prescribed pain medication.
We take measures to minimize discomfort through proper anesthesia and prepare you for a comfortable recovery.

When can I start working again after a Facelift?

• The first few days after Facelift surgery you will be able to work from home, but another 7-10 days will be needed to have the most obvious swelling and bruising disappear.

• My advise to patients is to take 10-14 days off from work.

• It is essential to follow the post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a smooth healing process and achieve optimal results.

When is a Revision Facelift needed?

There are several scenarios in which a revision Facelift may be considered:

1. Unsatisfactory results: If a patient is dissatisfied with the outcome of their initial Facelift, a revision procedure may be recommended to address the remaining concerns or to refine the results further.

2. Natural aging: Over time, the effects of the initial Facelift may be affected by natural aging processes.
A revision surgery can help refresh the appearance and maintain the desired outcome.

3. Complications: In some cases, patients may experience complications following their initial Facelift, such as asymmetry, scarring issues, or unnatural positioning of the earlobe.
A revision procedure can correct these issues and improve the overall result.

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