What is a face lift?
With the years, the skin loses its firmness. If your skin is so relaxed that the contours of your face become less sharp, a facelift offers a solution.
Dr. Capi Wever introduces a three-step plan of the analysis. The aging of the face has three causes:
This means that we can work very goal-oriented, we call this a ’cause-based approach’. This approach is based on reliable information and not on a preference for technology, costs or earnings.
The weakening of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue go hand in hand with aging. You can notice this on the sagging skin around the jaw line and the slacking neck. Facelift surgery offers an effective solution for this.
- Fat loss
Fat loss sometimes plays an important role in aging. A facelift operation can partly cancel that. Sometimes the movement of the abdominal fat to the face (usually in combination with facelift surgery) is recommended for optimal results. We call this lipofilling or fat transfer.
- Skin damage from the sun or smoking
Superficial wrinkles, spots and veins can not be improved with a facelift and also not with the injection of fat. A laser treatment or a chemical peel are recommended in this case.
* The doctor determines whether the treatment is medically necessary. This treatment is exempt from health care in the sense of art. 11-1-g Law on Sales tax 1968.
How does a facelift work?
In this cosmetic operation, a plastic surgeon removes wrinkles and folds through your facial skin and tightens the underlying fat, muscle and connective tissues. Your facial features are lifted, as it were, giving you a fresher and more youthful appearance.
First an incision is made in front of the ear. This can run up to the earlobe, but sometimes it is extended to the hairline, above the ear or behind the ear. This depends entirely on the type of face and the desired result. Thereafter, the skin is detached from the binding and muscle tissue. Then this tissue is lifted. Because the binding and muscle tissue is stronger than the skin itself, the skin will lift automatically. The tissue is attracted and secured and finally the excess skin is cut away. The skin is stress-free. This is important for a beautiful wound healing and therefore a beautiful and inconspicuous scar.
What are the benefits for the facelift?
No visible scars
No more sagging skin
No deep grooves between nose and mouth corners
Surgeon with years of experience
When am I suitable for a facelift?
You are suitable for a facelift if you suffer from sagging skin on your lower jaw, prolapsed cheekbones, deep wrinkles and folds, deep green between nose and mouth corners. You are also eligible for a facelift if you suffer from loose skin, lines and excess fat in the neck.
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During your first consultation about the facelift with the doctor, you can indicate what you are most bothering about and what you want to change with the facelift. Prior to your interview, photos will be taken for the medical record, and to discuss with the surgeon during your conversation. As a result, he or she will consider whether you are a suitable candidate and will propose the most suitable treatment for you and explain what this technique entails and what you can expect with regard to the end result of the facelift. This way you can make well-informed decisions about the desired facelift. Furthermore, the surgeon will ask about your health, medical background and any medication. If you use blood-thinning medication, you must stop at least one week before treatment.
During your consultation, the recovery period and any risks and complications will also be discussed with you. Hereafter, your consultation is summarized in a treatment plan and the total costs of a possible facelift will be discussed with our consultant. The consultation on the facelift will take about 60 minutes and aims to inform you as clearly and completely as possible about the facelift.
What can I expect after a facelift?
A facelift is an operation where you have to be well prepared. The aftercare is, as is known by dr. Wever, intensive and well organized. After the operation, a head bandage is applied, which will be removed the day after the operation. The sutures will then also be cleaned properly. Doctor Wever uses small drains, which are removed after four days. A week after surgery, most of the stitches are removed.
It is advised to take it easy after your treatment. Do not drink alcohol during the first week after the procedure because of the after-effects of the anesthetic. You may do sports again after three weeks if you feel good enough for it. Do not swim for the first three weeks or go to the sauna. Both smoking and alcohol have an adverse effect on the healing and recovery, so try to ignore this.
We recommend that you take two weeks off and have one additional week as a reserve. If you have an official event where you need to be present, we advise you to plan the operation two months earlier. The total healing process takes about one year.