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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?

Facelift, also known as “Rhytidectomy”, improves the signs of aging on the face and neck by tightening loose skin, and helps you achieve a more rested, youthful appearance while maintaining your natural appearance.

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.

Duration

4-5 hours

Anesthesia Used

General Anesthesia

Hospital Stay
1 night

Post-op garment

Facial Bandage

Downtime

1 month

Driving
1 week

Exercise

2-3 weeks

Final Result

2-3 months

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!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa kali..to apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.

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.

Facelift Surgeon,
Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Facelift Surgeon,
Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London and Israel.

In Australia, at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stavrou received advanced training in Facelift with his participation in the fellowship program “Advanced Aesthetic Surgery.”

He has extensive experience in facelifts and an artistic eye. He uses the most advanced surgical technology and disposables and employs a combination of traditional and modern techniques. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in a facelift plastic surgery.

For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in a facelift plastic surgery.

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.”

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

FAQs for Facelift

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.

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.

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.

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.

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