Facelift Surgery in Cyprus, Greece and Malta
Our face is an integral part of our identity and plays an essential role in physical attractiveness. Even in the simplest interaction with others, attention gravitates to the face.
But as we age, our face loses its elasticity and volume. The additional adverse effects of sun exposure, hectic lifestyle and daily stress bring about wrinkles, folds and skin sagging to our face and neck.
In addition to volume loss, the structural integrity of our face begins to sag to the point where it becomes more noticeable. The ligaments that hold up the cheeks and the jaw line weaken and make aging more prominent and facial contouring less defined.
Custom plastic surgery is the key to unlocking a naturally younger look for your face and neck by improving the most visible signs of aging. Using his extensive understanding of the facial aging process Dr. Stavrou performs facelift plastic surgery that meets and exceeds patient expectations in Cyprus, Greece and Malta.
What is Facelift Surgery?
Early or advanced signs of aging include loss of skin elasticity, bone mass, soft tissue, tone and contour. The collagen levels drop, whereas deep wrinkles, folds and lax skin emerge. The loose skin extends from cheeks to the jawline.
The science and technology about cosmetic surgeries have been groundbreaking over recent years. New, modern techniques and advances in fat transfer result in a successful facelift without distorting expressive features.
The facelift plastic surgery is suitable for both men and women. The results are long-lasting, with the appearance looking at least 10 years younger.
Patients often combine the facelift procedure with Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty or Brow Lift. There are also non-surgical procedures that can lengthen the facelift results, such as Botox, fillers, etc.
What is a Mini-Facelift?
The mini facelift is suitable for younger patients who exhibit a mild degree of jowling and sagging. It is a less invasive technique to tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, typically located along the hairline above each ear and/or in the natural creases surrounding the ear.
Through these incisions, structural tissues around the cheeks are lifted and tightened to correct jowling, refine the jawline, and rejuvenate a “tired” appearance.
A mini facelift improves the appearance of the face’s central area, from the upper lip up to the lower eyelid. It repositions lax tissues and enhances the skin’s volume in the mid-face section.
The surgeon performs a mini-facelift under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and it takes around two to three hours. Read about the different types of facelifts.
What Are The Aesthetic Benefits of a Facelift?
A facelift can turn back time and offers patients a new, younger and natural look on the face and neck.
The benefits of having a facelift surgery include:
- Fewer wrinkles
- Improvement of sagging skin
- Restoration of a youthful look
- Better skin quality and tone
- Natural-looking appearance
- Round and smooth cheeks
- Improvement of deep folds between the mouth and cheeks
- Defined neck and jowls
Facelift Before & After Photos
What Does Facelift Surgery Involve?
Step 1: Anesthesia
The first procedural step is general anesthesia performed by a board certified anesthesiologist. This type of anesthesia will have you sleeping throughout your facial rejuvenation surgery.
Step 2: Incisions
Through incisions located just behind the hairline, starting near the temples, and following the hairline down to the ear, around the earlobe, and into the lower scalp, post-surgery scarring is hidden within the hair and/or existing facial creases.
The surgeon lifts the facial skin, repositions the deeper facial tissues and removes excess skin, then tightens the surrounding muscles to create a firmer foundation for the skin. The remaining skin is gently laid back over the newly rejuvenated facial tissues, giving the face a smoother, more youthful contour without over-tightening the skin.
Step 3: Closing incisions
The incisions are closed with exceptional attention to detail using sutures. The incision lines hide within the hairline and in the natural contours of the ear and face.
Recovery After Facelift
After any type of facial plastic surgery, some swelling and bruising is expected that will gradually dissipate after about 10 to 14 days.
After the first two days, the patient will be able to shower and gently wash their hair.
Sleeping with a few extra pillows to elevate the head can help speed the resolution of post-op swelling.
Patients typically return to normal daily activities after about 2 weeks. More strenuous activities may be resumed after the first three weeks post-op.
It’s especially important to keep your face protected from the sun. We suggest the regular use of sunblock to prevent permanent hyperpigmentation and sunburn. In addition, staying out of the sun will help scars heal the best way possible.
What our patients say!
Facelift Surgery for Men
Men opt for facial rejuvenation to look younger and compete in the challenging business world. A youthful appearance shows energy, new ideas, vitality and passion for achieving newly-set goals. On the contrary, deep wrinkles and sagging skin can make a man look tired and uninterested in keeping up with new and exciting activities.
Experienced surgeons design tailored facelifts for men regardless of their hair pattern.
Dr. Stavrou offers a custom facelift plastic surgery to men in Cyprus, Greece and Malta, for a youthful appearance that looks natural.
Where Will The Facelift Surgery Take Place?
Dr. Stavrou performs facelift and mini-facelift plastic surgery in accredited medical centers in Cyprus, Greece and Malta.
The facelift procedure takes place in a safe operation room. The surgeon uses only state-of-the-art medical equipment. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for his patient.
After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff.
The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers premium health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in a beautiful, exclusive and luxurious environment.
FAQs for Facelift
What to expect after facelift surgery?
The final effect of a facelift is a rested, more youthful, natural result that can increase your confidence in “facing” the world, reflecting your real energy level, vitality and youthful spirit!
A facelift in reality lasts forever, giving you a refreshed and rejuvenated look that will endure over many years to come. Even though natural aging will still occur, proper skin care and other non-surgical treatments lengthen the results of the plastic surgery.
When can I sleep on my side after a facelift?
The recovery time after a facelift plastic surgery varies from patient to patient. In any case, patients should not sleep on their face or side for the first two weeks after the surgery. It might take from two to four weeks for most patients to be able to start sleeping on their side.
Can other surgical procedures be done with Facelift?
A facelift plastic surgery is often complimented and further enhanced by:
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) to refresh and rejuvenate the eyes and remove excess, saggy eyelid skin.
- Brow Lift (Forehead Lift) to gently lift and refresh the brow, helping to create a more youthful appearance to the eyes.
In selected cases, the surgeon harvests the patient’s fat from a troubled area and injects it strategically to smoothen the deep facial lines and wrinkles. This ‘fat transfer’ procedure improves the hollow appearance from the loss of volume and enhances the face’s characteristics, such as the chin and cheeks.
Is Facelift right for me?
The facial bone structure, underlying skin composition, skin thickness, texture and elasticity, extent of facial wrinkles, and folds affect each person differently. Part of the consultation process with Dr. Stavrou is designed to formulate an individualized plan to address your unique features of aging and your specific aesthetic goals.