Face lifting covers removing "excess" skin in the area of the hair and the ears removed and re-modeling of facial contours. It can also redesign jaw and neck lines. Sagging skin is tightened, by stretching a thin layer of connective tissue just underneath the skin.
Fixing the tightened skin no longer require sutures (stitches). Instead, fibrin glue is used. A few small wrinkles will remain in order to prevent the face to look like a mask. The numbness, usually around the ears, can remain for several months, which is completely normal and no cause for alarm.
In order to achieve a harmonious overall appearance, a full facelift can be applied (i.e. adding the forehead, mouth and throat). The incisions are made along the hairline, the ears and under the chin, which makes scares barely visible.
You should plan for at least 5-7 days in the hospital, with he actual surgery usually taking 3-4 hours, except for a mini-facelift that can be done as an outpatient.
Swelling (tightening of the skin) is very pronounced in the first few days, but will disappear after 2-3 weeks.
Drooping eyelids and puffy bags can also be operated during an outpatient procedure. This is done either by laser or conventional method. The result of this surgery are fresh, awake and radiant eyes.