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Facelift is a most complex rejuvenation procedure of aging face.

It is frequently combined with neck lift, rejuvenation of eyelids and fat grafting. Long-lasting effect is obtained by resection of skin excess, lifting of remaining one and most importantly suspension of subcutaneous and musculo-apponeurotic layer of the face (SMAS). The aim of the facelift is “physiologic” rejuvenation of the face by 10-15 years rather than excessive tension of the skin creating “mask face” appearance. You should bring your pictures taken 10-15 years before for preoperative consultation to help Dr Pietrasik select best rejuvenation plan for you face.

Upon patient preference and general health, facelift is performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation.

Skin incisions are located in hairy part of the scalp, pre- and retroauricular areas. Resulting scars are well camouflaged and became imperceptible after normal healing is complete

Patients after general anesthesia remain in the facility overnight. Patients after local anesthesia with sedation can go home 6 hours after the surgery. Recovery period depends on extend of the facelift and accompanying procedures. Return to normal activity after standard face lift takes 2-3 weeks.

3-6 months are required for final aesthetic results to be obtained.

Although facelift rejuvenates patient’s appearance by 10-15 years, it doesn’t stop normal aging process of the face.

Some dermatologic and cosmetic therapies are recommended to sustain or refine aesthetic result of facelift.

Duration up to 6 h
Anesthesia general or iv sedation
Stay in the facility 1 d
Recovery 10-14 d
Sutures removed at post-op day 7-10
Contraindications menstruation or premenstrual period, untreated mental illnesses, blood clotting disorders, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, cardiac arrhythmias, active infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, pregnancy
Recommendations before the procedure facelift pre-op.pdf
Recommendations after the procedure facelift post-op.pdf

This short information doesn’t replace medical consultation in the office.

Zalecenia pooperacyjne

Zalecenia przedoperacyjne

Postoperative recommendations

Preoperative recommendations