Facelift and neck lift

The face changes with age and the skin loses its former elasticity, the subcutaneous tissue and muscles slacken and can sag downwards. The face and skin increasingly lose their elasticity and the contours become blurred. When minimally invasive procedures no longer work, it is time to consider a face and neck lift. Today, modern aesthetic surgery uses a variety of methods to successfully treat the signs of ageing. Would you like to look the way you feel? More alert, more dynamic and a little younger than your reflection in the mirror might suggest? Then a facelift may be the treatment of choice for you. Skin ageing can be treated in a harmonious way and you will look fresh and refreshed.

Frequently asked questions:

  • What are the treatment options for a facelift?
  • Which facelift techniques are possible?
  • How does a facelift operation work?
  • Have all wrinkles disappeared after a facelift?
  • What needs to be considered during the healing process?
  • In which cases should surgery be avoided?
  • What are the costs of a facelift operation?

Treatment options:

A facelift restores clear, dynamic facial features for a younger and fresher appearance. Thanks to the latest facelift techniques, facial expressions and personal expression are retained. When done well, no visible signs give away the surgical procedure of a facelift.

In a detailed consultation, Dr. Winterholer will discuss with you which measures are appropriate to achieve the desired, naturally harmonious result. For example, the overall concept of a facelift can also include an eyelid lift, eyebrow lift or wrinkle treatment.

The following techniques are recommended:

  • SMAS Lifting especially High SMAS Lifting
  • Superextended facelift
  • Deep plane facelift
  • Neck lift
  • Minilifting

Additional interventions:

  • Forehead and brow lift
  • Cheek corrections
  • Chin correction
  • Lip correction
  • Volume facelift and additional volume injections with autologous fat and fillers.

Treatment procedure:

We determine the treatment concept together as part of a comprehensive consultation and discussion of all treatment procedures. This ensures the very best treatment results.

Before every operation, Dr. Winterholer goes through the essential details with you in a surgery planning consultation. Preparations by our surgical and anesthesia team ensure your safety.

After the treatment, you will be personally looked after by our experienced surgical team. We will provide you with important information and information sheets for your follow-up treatment and coordinate all further check-up or treatment appointments directly with you.

Have all wrinkles disappeared after the facelift?

The superficial wrinkles are generally not smoothed out by a facelift, as the facelift is performed in the deeper layers of the skin. It can therefore both lift the deep, sagging layers and restore the natural tension in the neck. A facelift also cannot restore the volume lost naturally during the ageing process.
A facelift alone can therefore never eliminate all signs of ageing in one operation. Instead, it is part of a comprehensive treatment that is supplemented by other measures such as peeling, laser treatment, upper/lower eyelid lift, temple lift and volume injections (e.g. with autologous fat or fillers).

Which facelift technique is right for me?

There are very big differences in the surgical methods used for a facelift. Lifting methods that are too radical can leave a mask-like facial expression, which is why Dr. Winterholer relies on a combination of techniques that are individually tailored to the patient. During the consultation, we will work out whether you need a small lift, a medium lift or a full facelift. With individually selected methods, numerous desired rejuvenation effects can be achieved without the face looking unnatural.

Are noticeable scars to be expected after a facelift?

Ideally, a facelift is performed with inconspicuous incisions along the hairlines in the area of the temples and the hairline behind the ear as well as in the natural folds directly in front of and behind the ear. The scars are sutured without tension to avoid an unnatural tightening effect and to achieve delicate, inconspicuous scars.

What does a facelift surgery cost?

The costs are calculated according to the effort required for your personal facelift and the various methods that are combined in a facelift. These are not necessarily the most complex operations. Even the smallest measures are often successful in fulfilling your wishes.

Further questions about the facelift?

If you have any questions about a facelift or neck lift, please make an appointment for a personal consultation at my practice in Cham. You can reach me either by phone or by e-mail. I look forward to seeing you!

Dr. med. Dorrit Winterholer

Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive facial and breast surgery.

  • Over 20 years of experience as a surgeon.
  • Over 12 years of experience as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic medicine.
  • Senior Consultant Plastic Surgery Lucerne since 2021.
Dr. med. Dorrit Winterholer. Breast augmentation with autologous fat.

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