Face and Neck Lifting

There are increasingly many so called face- and neck-lifts (face- and neck-tightening) that are based on bygone techniques but still being used also by less experienced surgeons – the problem here is that all “soft” – bio- S- and similar lifts have a temporary effect only because they exclusively or nearly always rely on skin tightening. Since skin is rather elastic, its tension diminishes rather quickly with time and the initial effect fades away fast. After such an operation a face often appears rather unnatural, sometimes even like a mask.

The surgical procedure that promises a long-lasting natural success and a naturally appearing face- and neck-tightening, is the vertical SMAS-face-neck-lift. Here, not only the skin is prepared free but also the underlying muscle-connective tissue layer, the so-called SMAS (superficial-muscular-aponeurotic system) is tightened. This tissue layer is responsible typically for age appearance, such as deep nose-lip-folds, flattened skin contour and sagging neck skin. These age-related contours become naturally smooth again by way of inner tightening of this layer. The natural mimicry remains intact. And the face looks refreshed, younger, more vitalised and attractive.

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