Aesthetic surgery

Tiia Tamme M.D., Ph.D.

Modell260715 Facelift surgery is probably the best-known cosmetic facial procedure.

Men and women today have longer life, healthier and more active than ever before.

Face-lift candidates tend to fall into two categories. There are those who reason that they want to minimize of aging from the start. These patients tend to undergo their first face-lift in their 40s. They often have second face-lift 10 years later. The results from the lift are subtle but real, and friends and colleagues may never notice the change, thinking only that their friend is aging very well. The second group patients waits until later life, typically their 50s and 60s. They want to see a more dramatic change from lift. Each facelift is tailored to the specific patient based upon their health, recovery time.

Face lift:

tightens sagging facial skin, jowls and loose neck skin by tightening muscles, redraping skin.

Duration: several hours.

Anesthetic: local with sedation or general.

Side effects: temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin, tight feeling.

Risks: injury to the nerves which control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary). Infection, bleeding.

Recovery: depends on type of face-lift. Usually back to work 10-14 days. More strenuous activity 4 weeks. Brusing 2 to 3 weeks. Final results 5 to 6 months.

Duration of results: usually 5 to 10 years.

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Dr. Tiia Tamme Kirugia OÜ - Reg. nr. 12616953

Tallinn, I-Med, Kivisilla 4

Tartu, L.Puusepa 8

Pärnu, Aida 1