Mediterranean Surgery Center
January 4, 2011 § Leave a comment
In my practice at the Mediterranean Surgery Center in Igalo, Montenegro, I frequently perform facelifts. While a facelift cannot erase the effects of aging, it can be effective in rejuvenating the face; tightening the skin; and reducing lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Facelifts are complex procedures that can be undertaken either alone or along with complementary procedures such as nose reshaping and eyelid surgery. The best candidates for facelifts have begun to experience facial sagging, but still have excellent skin elasticity. Patients’ ages generally range from the 40s to the 60s, although facelift procedures have been performed successfully on individuals as old as 90. Unlike many cosmetic procedures, which have standard methodologies based on general body characteristics, facial procedures offer a chance to work intimately with patients in crafting a new look. After running comprehensive diagnostics to ensure that there are no underlying medical conditions, I thoroughly explain the techniques of facelifts to the patient. I also discuss costs and risks, making sure my client is aware of what the procedure will entail and the new look we will achieve.
The facelift procedure itself takes several hours, sometimes longer if the patient is undergoing multiple surgeries. I make incisions above the hairline at the temples, following the natural contours around the ear and down the lower scalp. When necessary, I also make a tiny incision under the chin. The facelift procedure involves a complex fine-tuning of the face through a combination of trimming fat, suctioning fat, and tightening the muscles. At the end of the procedure, I stitch the incisions closed and wrap the face loosely in bandages. These stitches are generally removed within a week, although the scalp often takes longer to heal. To learn more about the cosmetic surgery procedures offered at the Mediterranean Surgery Center, visit us on the Web at mediteranskihiruskicentar.com.