The signs of ageing appear in the face more obviously. And the day may come, when after looking in the mirror, it becomes clear that the face does not correspond to the internal feelings. Stretching of facial skin is chosen by people who want to look as good as they feel. Most often this surgery is necessary and performed on 40 to 60 year old patients.
Procedure: the facial skin is smoothed by stretching the skin of the face and neck, by the removal of excess fat tissue and by strengthening the muscles.
Duration of the surgery: depends on the extent of surgery.
Anaesthesia: general or local with sedatives.
Treatment: in the hospital, some patients need to stay in hospital for a couple of days.
Convalescence: after the surgery there is oedema, a reduction of skin sensitivity, bruises that disappear within 2 to 3 weeks. Exposure to strong sun light should be limited for several months.
Results: the surgery helps patients to look younger, the effect usually lasts 5 to 10 years.