Due to aging process skin is losing its volume and tightness, so with some patients only solution is face-lifting. Face-lifting means face and neck tightening and lifting in purpose of restoring youthful look. Lifting is often needed to be combined with blepharoplasty and liposculpture (volume restoration with patients own fat).
Procedure can be done in local or general anesthesia and requires tests recommended by surgeon and anesthesiologist depending on anesthesia type – in most cases those tests are laboratorial tests and internist exam with EKG.
Cuts are made in hairline along the ears and behind them. Once skin is released, all excessive tissue is removed with previous subdermal structures tightening for longer effect. Sometimes is needed to combine this procedure with neck and chin liposuction or fat transfer in order to create better volume.
Bandages and drains are removed within 2 days and patients are allowed to wash hair afterwards, while stiches are removed between 7th and 10th day.
In that period swelling and bruises are expected to be gone, so final results can be expected within few weeks.
Swelling and blood bruises are possible in first few days and expected to be gone within few days, as well as temporary numbness. In extremely rare cases it is possible to gain hypertrophic scars, dislocated hair line or even temporary or in rare cases permanent alopecia (hair lose).
Mr sc. med. Vladimir B. Stojiljkovic is a pioneer in regenerative surgery in our country – with scientifically based approach he gained a lot of experience in fat transfer, stem cells and growth factors extracted from thrombocyte enriched plasma. Hi was first in our country to do a natural breast enhancement, using patients own fat tissue and BRAVA method for enlargement.