MUDr. Jozef Hedera - plastický chirurg

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Face (and midface) Lift

Procedure:

Improves sagging facial skin, jowls and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and re-draping skin.


Length of the surgery:

Approximately four hours.


Anesthesia:

Usually general anesthesia is used or the patient may elect to have sedation and local anesthesia.

 

Inpatient/Outpatient:

Usually this is an outpatient procedure, although some patients may require a short hospital stay.


Possible Side Effects:

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of the skin, as well as a tight feeling and dry skin. For men, permanent need to shave behind ears, where beard-growing skin is repositioned.

 

Risks:

Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (which is usually temporary but in rare cases may be permanent), infection, bleeding, poor healing, excessive scarring, asymmetry and a change in the hairline.


Recovery:
The patient may return to work after ten to fourteen days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after two weeks or more.

Bruising should begin to disappear after seven to ten days. Sun exposure must be limited for several months after surgery. The use of a sun block that provides both UVA and UVB (Utraviolet )protection is recommended.


Results:

Most facelifts can be expected to maintain optimum appearance for up to five to ten years.

 

MIDFACE LIFT

Procedure:

Rejuvenates the central section of the face from the lower eyelid to the upper lip, by repositioning sagging tissues and enhancing the volume of soft tissue that is lost in the midface with age, sun exposure, and gravity.  

Length:

The procedure takes approximately one to two hours. 

Anesthesia:

General anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used. 

Inpatient/Outpatient:

May be either depending upon whether other procedures are being performed at the same time 

Possible Side Effects:

Temporary swelling, numbness, weakness of facial muscles or dry eyes 

Risks:

Infection, persistent swelling, persistent dry eyes, permanent muscle weakness or areas of permanent numbness are possible. 

Recovery:

The patient may resume work in seven to fourteen days. More strenuous activities may be resumed after three weeks. 

Results:

The results are usually permanent.