Face and neck lift

As we grow older, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the stress of daily life can take their toll on our faces. Deep folds can form between the nose and mouth, our cheeks droop, and fat and wrinkles can appear around our neck.
A face lift cannot stop this process, but it can improve the most visible signs of ageing by tensing the face muscles, removing excess fat, and redistributing the skin from the face and the neck.

The ideal candidates for a lift are those women or men whose faces and necks have begun to “droop”, but whose skin still maintains its elasticity. Most patients are aged between 40 and 60, but the procedures can also be successful on those patients aged between 70 and 80.

Face and neck lift cases

Face lift procedure

The face lift is a procedure that tenses the facial and cervical skin, with the aim of reducing creases and wrinkles. The bone structure of the face, the muscles, and the skin texture can suffer over the course of time. Additionally, there are also hereditary factors, diet, stress, extensive sun exposure, etc. which can all have a substantial effect on the ageing of the face.

A rhytidectomy is commonly used to treat the skin on the neck and cheeks, but on occasions it can correct wrinkles on the forehead and drooping brows. Eyelid surgery is often carried out with a rhytidectomy.

The operation can be performed with general or local anaesthetic, or sedation, depending on each specific case (minor or more extensive surgery, personal preferences of the patient, etc.).

Statistically, a face lift is carried out in accordance with the following timings:

  • Surgery: Between 2 and 4 hours
  • Anaesthesia: Adapted to the needs of each patient
  • Hospitalisation: one night in hospital
  • Recovery: 7 days
  • Final result: 30 days