2,5 h to 4 h
Type of anesthesia
from CHF 16,000
Purpose of a facelift
The facelift makes it possible to considerably and durably rejuvenate the face by redefining its contours. During this intervention, the surgeon will raise the sagging tissues (the muscles and the fat of the skin) to put them their initial position, restoring their tone without creating additional volumes.
There are several types of facelift depending on the desired corrections: cervico-facial, frontal, temporal, soft-facelift, total facelift, partial facelift or even neck lift.
The facelift and its specific variations are recommended when skin slackening is important and a mini-invasive operation is insufficient to obtain the desired result. By reshaping the face, its oval and the neck, the facelift allows a real rejuvenation, up to 6 to 8 years depending on the patient, and its results last on average ten years. It can be combined with eyelid surgery, lipostructure, neck liposuction or aesthetic medicine treatments.
It is essential to aim for a subtle and undetectable result to maintain the authenticity of the features and thus avoid the trap of the standardized face.
Who is the Facelift for?
If the ageing of your face or neck and sagging skin are bothering you, a facelift is probably the solution for you.
The simple restoration of the different anatomical structures of the face and neck (skin, muscle, fat) will allow your face to regain the appearance it had a few years ago.
The cervicofacial lift is the most common type of facelift. It is the surgical correction of aging of the neck and face, from the temple area to the jowls.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that can imply risks and complications. A first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.
Befores and afters
The facelift procedure
The facelift will positively transform the harmony of your face. The results are definitive. Carefully follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.
Before the intervention
The first consultation is essential to understand your request and your motivations. Your surgeon will take the time to carefully analyse your facial anatomy to ensure that the procedure will beautify your face and provide real rejuvenation.
A pre-operative health check will be carried out to verify the absence of contraindications.
The facelift is generally performed under local anaesthesia with sedation. However, in some cases, a general anaesthesia is preferred. The choice of the technique will be made between you, your anesthesiologist and your surgeon.
A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.
The day of the procedure
The incision is usually hidden in the hair and around the ear. From these incisions, the skin is detached from the deep tissues The extent of the detachment may vary depending on the degree of skin laxity. We then proceed to an extremely precise and dosed tightening of the musculo-aponeurotic plane, in order to correct the deep sagging, while preserving the face’s natural expression.
In case of localized fat, liposuction or lipectomy can be performed at the same time, either on the neck, chin, jowls or cheeks. If there is a of loss of volume, lipofilling will often prove effective in harmonizing the final result.
The redraped skin will follow the shape created by muscle mobilization, lipostructure or liposuction. The excess skin is removed. Men have particular characteristics that require special attention: thicker skin, displacement of hairy areas, etc.
Depending on the importance of the corrections, the procedure can last from two to four hours.
After the procedure
The discharge may take place either the next day or two days after the operation. The first 10 days, you will have to rest as much as possible and avoid any strong effort.
The face will remain swollen for about two weeks. Certain facial movements are to be avoided. It will take two weeks to be presentable, two months to be impeccable . Follow your surgeon’s instructions on how to optimize the healing process. Manual lymphatic drainage from the first days, followed by drainage by Endermologie® will ease the resorption of edema and accelerate the healing.
The scars will be hidden in the hair. Only a small part of the scar will remain visible in front of the earlobe, but it can be concealed with hair or make-up.
The results are already visible after two weeks, but can be fully appreciated after two months.
This operation results in a real beautification and rejuvenation of the face. You will easily look 6 to 8 years younger.
The lifting restores firmness to the face. The results are impressive and last on average ten years. This physical improvement is often completed by a psychological well-being.
The goal of this surgery is to provide an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your expectations remain realistic, the obtained result should give you utmost satisfaction.
Facelift on video
The art of the facelift at Laclinic
At Laclinic, the artistic skills of the surgeons are essential for each intervention. Laclinic’s founder, Dr. Michel Pfulg, is one of the most renowned facelift specialists in the world. He has trained the other Laclinic surgeons in this expert technique, which he has acquired during his long career and which he has adapted to the different types of facelift.
The subtlety of the technique lies in the fact that the operation must remain undetectable. All the facial expressions that give your face its unique character are preserved. Substantial but subtle rejuvenation is at the heart of Laclinic’s facelift philosophy.
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Around the surgery
The first consultation
The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.
Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.
A facelift is often combined with eyelid surgery , lipostructure (lipofiling) or neck liposuction . Botox or hyaluronic acid injections can be offered as complementary treatments, as well as surface treatments to improve skin texture : mesotherapy, lasers, PRP, etc.
The medical facelift
When the first signs of aging appear without there being enough sagging skin to justify a surgical facelift, Laclinic offers you aesthetic medicine solutions to harmonize the contours of the face and fill in the missing volumes.