FaceLift

IS A FACELIFT SUITABLE FOR ME?

At your consultation with the surgeon, you will be evaluated as to whether the procedure is suitable for you. There are several factors such as your medical history and current health status that are very important.  While discussing the concerns with your face, it’s important that you have realistic expectations of what a facelift is and what it can do.  The consultation with the surgeon will enable you to come to an informed decision.

Full Face and Neck lift Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A FACELIFT?

Some of the first signs of aging can appear on the face in both men and women around the age of 40. These signs can include sagginess in the face and neck skin, loose jowls, wrinkles and lines in the forehead, deep wrinkles and folds in the nasolabial area, hollowness under the eyes and droopiness of the upper and lower eyelids and brows.
Having a facelift is one of the most common cosmetic procedures today for achieving global facial rejuvenation. A facelift is designed to surgically redrape the skin, tighten the underlying muscle and fascia layer and remove any excess fat in the face and upper neck – giving you a younger and resilient appearance.

WHAT TYPES OF FACELIFTS ARE AVAILABLE?

When it comes to having a facelift, the most important factor is to identify which part of your face you wish to rejuvenate. The face can be divided up into 3 different regions – the forehead region, the mid-face region and the lower face and neck region. Your surgeon will then discuss with you which procedure is best to tackle the region you wish to have treated. Our surgeons offer full facelifts (High SMAS and SMAS), MACS(Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) lifts, mini facelifts and thread lifts (Silhouette, PDO). Each surgeon can prefer to use a different method to achieve similar results. Thus, it’s important to send us quality photos of your face from the front and profile views so we can make a proper evaluation and help you in your quest of how to look younger.

WHERE ARE THE INCISIONS MADE FOR A FACELIFT?

The facelift procedure involves incisions that extend from behind the earlobe and circle around the lower part of the ear, upwards along the natural line of the ear cartilage and into the hairline of the temple area. Afterward, the skin is separated from the underlying muscle and fascia (connective tissue) layer. The surgeon then tightens the muscle and connective tissue layer with sutures, removes any excess fat tissue and pulls back the skin which results in an overall improvement in the face and neck contours.

HOW LONG WILL THE FACELIFT RESULTS LAST?

The results of a facelift surgery are generally speaking long-lasting up to 10-15 years. However, the natural aging process varies amongst individuals and this may cause your skin to start sagging once again. Facelifts can be repeated a second time using old scars to keep you looking younger, longer.

HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

Depending on the extent and technique of the surgery, the procedure can take anywhere from 2-4 hours.

WILL IT BE OBVIOUS THAT I HAD A FACELIFT?

The goal of a facelift is to help you look younger and more rested, without creating a face that appears too “tight”. If performed correctly, there shouldn’t be any signs that you’ve had surgery. Over the course of several months, scars will gradually fade away until they become almost completely undetectable.

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO STAY IN BUDAPEST? WHEN CAN I RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Depending on the extent of your surgery, we recommend you stay in Budapest for 7 to 10 nights of rest and recovery after your surgery.  After a few checkups and assuming there are no issues with regards to healing, you will be able to travel back to your home country.  Return to work is normally 10-14 days post op, but strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least 2-3 weeks and restarted gradually.  It’s important to avoid heavy alcohol consumption, cigarettes, saunas and steam baths for a few months. 

WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY PAIN?

A full facelift procedure is extensive and may require you having a general anesthetic. You will feel more discomfort or tightness after the surgery rather than pain for the first few days.

WILL A FACELIFT IMPROVE MY OVERALL SKIN COMPLEXION AND ELIMINATE ALL OF MY FACIAL WRINKLES?

No, the purpose of a facelift is to counteract the effects of gravity on your face which results in sagging of the skin and underlying tissues. If you are concerned about the texture and pigmentation of your skin, you may require laser skin rejuvenation such as Thermage, Fraxel, HALO, BBL, MLP or Skintyte. These are designed to tackle issues of your complexion. Other treatments that can be complementary to a facelift include upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, brow lift surgery, dermal fillers, and/or botox injections. As a Medi Tours consultant about these treatments.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OR COMPLICATIONS OF A FACELIFT?

It’s quite rare for any major complication to develop as a result of a facelift, but, like any surgery, there is always a risk.
Some of the more simple complications include bruising, swelling, skin numbness, tenderness and tight or dry skin. Other complications can be wound infections, hematoma, seroma, poor healing, excessive scarring, asymmetry in the face and/or hairline and damage to the facial nerve. For men, it’s important to note that the shaving hairline border will be repositioned backwards towards the ears.

CAN I BE AWAKE DURING THE FACELIFT SURGERY?

Nowadays, it’s ever more common to perform a facelift while being awake during the surgery. This is something you will discuss with your doctor at the consultation. If this is the case, you will be given premedications to relax and needle injections of local anesthetic so as to not feel any pain while the surgery is taking place.

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Come to Budapest with Medi Tours Hungary and take advantage of affordable, cosmetic treatments in dentistry, plastic surgery, hair transplant, LASIK vision correction and more…

In this video, Veronyka Bodnarec, who came out to Budapest in May 2018 from London, England to have a facelift surgery with Medi Tours Hungary, tells her story about her treatment and experience of Budapest.

Before / After

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High SMAS, deep plane facelift was performed for upper neck and jowl improvement. 

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