The purpose for the surgery is to correct face, neck, cheeks, lower cheeks, and facial outline, as well as to reduce wrinkles.
Skin flaccidity (skin, fat and muscles) is due to ageing as well as to various aggressions such as lengthy sun exposure, smoking and daily stress, most of the time. The skin overstretches, (thins) and the face outline loses its shape.
The cervical face lift stretches the skin and the muscular system giving satisfying and lasting results. Accumulating fat (double chin, fatty neck and adipose lower cheeks) is corrected with a liposculpture.
Cervico-facial lift can sometimes be combined with :
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Lips, cheeks, chin surgery and in some cases a rhinoplasty.
Wrinkles: injections or laser.
Surgery is performed under local anaesthesia and sedation. A blood test is requested prior to surgery. Surgery lasts two to three hours, hospitalization 24 hours. Post surgery is not uncomfortable, and the patient is back to daily life within two week’s time.
Recent progress to this operation results in a true rejuvenating effect physically and psychologically. Results depend on the skin quality and post operation care, the effect lasts from 7 to 10 years.
Together with the cervical face lifting and an after skin treatment the patient could chose to have a superficial peeling or micro-dermabrasion to lessen the tiny face wrinkles as well as improve the tissue quality.
One can have a face lift at any age. A woman of 40 might need a face lift whereas for a woman of 60 it might not yet be the case.