Muscle and Skin Lift

To reposition the muscle and skin structure of the face.
The operation, as well lessening the signs of aging on the face and neck and returning a freshness to the area, slows the progressive lowering of the tissues.
A surgical technique perfected over the years, capable of making the face more youthful without damaging its natural look.
This technical evolution works in a respectful manner, guaranteeing a significantly more effect result than those techniques used in the past, able to make a difference without intervening too deeply on both the skin and the muscles beneath.
And there’s more: unlike techniques used in the past the results can last for many, many years, with less deep incisions required.

Operations:

Cervical-face face lift: for the whole of the face and neck
Temporal lift: the area around the cheekbones and above the eyebrows is repositioned. 
Neck lift: raising of the anterior muscles of the neck, thus eliminating the characteristic folds that occur as a result of aging.

Obviously the choice is advised by the surgeon according to the individual needs of the patient.

In order to ensure that the results last over time it is important to make sure that the skin is tightened and connected to the expression muscles while at the same time removing excess fat.
The level of improvement varies from person to person and is influenced by the physical conditions of the skin, by the damage provoked by exposure to the sun, by the bone structure and various other causes. 

To optimise the results from an aesthetic point of view however, it is necessary to hide as much as possible the scars of the operation, avoiding the raising of the eyebrows and reducing the resizing of the scalp, extremely important elements of the profile.

There is no ideal age.

Surgical Technique

A small part of the hair is moved to the temporal region and behind the ear, and in the case of a forehead lift, also to the frontal area or further back. The margins of the area affected is around the scalp and are thus covered by normal-length hair. The incisions start from above the temple and pass along to the area behind the ears, before passing down towards the neck. No scar is therefore visible as they are covered by the hair. By way of this incision, the skin is raised and separated from the muscles of expression, before being placed again after first removing excess skin and fat. The operation is completed by a suture.
At the end of the operation an elastic compress is applied in order to compress the whole of the affected area.
This helps to reduce swelling, which generally occurs after the operation and tends to resolve itself in the space of two to three weeks. It is accompanied by swelling and bruising, which tend to disappear after a week or so and can easily be disguised by a bit of makeup and are generally located in the area around the eyes and on the side of the neck. It is rare for there to be infections or problems related to blood coagulation, due to the disconnection of the tissues of the face and neck. If this should occur it is necessary to treat the area in order to ensure that the problem is quickly resolved, ensuring that the overall aesthetic result is not affected.

Anaesthetic

General anaesthetic is not necessary for the operation, which must take place in a structure authorized for surgical procedures, with a recovery period of one to two days. The patient receives a local anaesthetic in combination with a sedative which leaves the patient in a relaxed and calm state.

Post Operation

Two after the operation the dressing is changed and, after a careful control of the area, substituted by a lighter dressing.
After the fourth or fifth day the dressing is removed and after a week the remaining stitches behind the ear and at the edge of the scalp are removed.
The face will be completely normal again after two weeks. 
There is almost always a moderate reduction in the sensitivity of the edge of the ears and the neck, which tends to then gradually return over time.
It is recommended to rest for the first week after the operation and it is sensible to organise a reasonably long rest period from work and social activities. 
It is possible to restart sport after the third week.
The hair can be washed delicately after the removal of the dressing while dying of the hair can be done after one month, when the scarring process is in an advanced phase.
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided for at least two months and men are advised to be extremely careful when shaving: in the post operative period it may be better to use and electric razor.

Summary

Anaesthetic: local with sedation or general
Operation time: 90 minutes
Recovery time in clinic: 4 hours
Number of types of medication: 3
Recovery period: 10-12 days