Facial lifting

Human skin naturally sags downwards due to aging. Facial lifting is usually the most effective surgery for patients in their 50’s ~ 70’s. Nowadays,even younger people can have sagging facial skinas a result of facial contouring surgeries such as malarplasty or gonioplasty. Facial lifting is a popular operation for westerners 30 years onwards who have relatively thin skin and lackelasticity. Facial lifting is divided into three parts: the forehead, the mid face, and the neck. Surgery plan will varydepending on individual’s situation including the patient’s age, the area where the procedure is needed, and the need for improvement. If you need to improve the mid face and jaw line, mid face lifting is enough but if you are over 50 years old with severe skin sagging, mid face and neck lifting will be recommended. Plus, if the forehead wrinkles are severe, forehead lifting may also be needed.
Unlike conventional lifting, which pulls the fascia and cuts the skin only, we have special surgeon who performs cheek lifting which directly suture the muscles of the cheeks and rearrange the remaining fat to create a three-dimensional volume that gives you superlative result.

1. Mid face lift

2. Full face lifting (Mid face + Neck)

3. Forehead lifting

4. Cheek lifting

Am I suitable for facial lifting surgery?

• Too much loss of elasticity resulting insevere drooping of cheeks, jawline and neck

• Double chin or severe wrinkles

• Over 40 years old and have a sudden loss of skin elasticity due to natural aging.

• Skin sagging relatively after facial-related surgery such as gonioplasty or malarplasty

• Needs forehead lifting due to decreased skin elasticity around eyes

Getting ready for facial lifting surgery

Be well informed about instructions before the surgery through the consultation. This includes about smoking, medications taken, tickets, what to bring during the stay, length of stay after discharged, and fasting before surgery.

Below are some things to keep in mind to prepare for and recovery from surgery.

• Smokers should quit smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Smoking increases the risk of side effects. When smoking, the chemicals in cigarettes act as free radicals and interfere with the postoperative recovery process. Long recovery periods can cause scars to form in large or strange shapes, cause inflammation due to poorly healed scars. If you continue to smoke, your doctor may not proceed with the surgery.

• You should not drink alcohol one week before surgery.
• Do not consume any food or drink, including water, at least six hours before your surgery.

• Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications that can cause bleeding, and vitamins, fish oils, and herbal supplements that can cause swelling should be stopped two weeks before surgery.

After facial lifting surgery

Surgery is usually performed over two or more hours per surgeryand under general anesthesia. After surgery, the patient recovers for about an hour under the observation of the anesthesiologist in the recovery room and then transferred to the private room. You will be discharged by the regulation of hospitalization depending on the surgery you have had because the pain, swelling, red eyes or bruises may persist for two to three days. After a week or 10 daysafter the surgery, follow up check-up will be done by your doctor for abnormalities or to remove the stitchesthen you can go back to your home if there are no abnormalities found. The swelling gradually subsides and disappears over 3-6 months.

  • You can start shampooing gently after the date specified by the doctor.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking for at least one month and get plenty of rest.
  • Intense activities and sports should be avoided for at least one month.
  • Avoid physical contact to your chest for at least 3-4 weeks.

Risks of facial lifting surgery

Facial lifting surgery includes risk below

• Bleeding and hematoma formation

• Fluid collection

• Inflammation

• Slow recovery of the incision site and temporary hair loss

• Keloid or asymmetrical scar formation

• Temporary or permanent sensory changes

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