What is a short Scar Facelift;

A Short Scar Facelift is a surgery that rejuvenates the central and lower parts of the face and, in some cases, includes the neck area. It is actually a face lift that visibly reduces sagging at the cheeks and the jowls, contours the face and smooths the skin on the neck area.

Who’s a good candidate?

Both men and women, over the age of 40, with visible ageing signs are good candidates for a Short Scar Facelift. The procedure is ideal for patients who wish to redefine the lower part of their face without having the drastic change of a full face lift. It is the best choice for those seeking maximum rejuvenation with minimum scars.

Facts I need to know

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia, incisions are small -smaller than those of a full face lift- and are usually hidden in the hairline, above the ears, in areas that are less visible and there are no incisions behind the ears. The doctor, after considering each case, removes excess skin and fat and elevates the muscles in order to tighten the skin and make the face look 5 to 10 years younger. The stitches or the special surgical clips that are used to secure incisions are removed soon after the procedure. The surgery takes from 1 to 3 hours and the results of a Short Scar Facelift may last from 7 to 10 years, in some cases even longer. Regular protection and care of the skin will give the effects a much longer life.

Recovery Time

Stitches are removed 7 to 10 days following the surgery while patients may return to their work after one or, in some cases, two weeks. Swelling an bruising may appear but only in some rare cases while the incisions are hidden behind the hair.

Doctor’s Remarks

A Short Scar Facelift procedure allows us to surgically remove excess skin and tighten the tissues beneath it. Thanks to advanced science this surgery can be performed under sedation, a method of anesthesia that allows patients to return to their normal routine very soon, a week, after the surgery while the french method of elevating tissues without causing any trauma reduces bruising and swelling to a minimum. The surgery can be accompanied by other, smaller procedures such as a blepharoplasty, while if we wish to rejuvenate and smooth the skin we can apply a fractional laser ( i pixel Harmony by Alma Lasers ) or a nanofat mesotherapy.