Facelift, or as it is called rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure for improving the visible signs of aging in the era of the face and neck. If those signs bother you, you can consider undergoing a facelift.

Who are the perfect candidates for this procedure?

The perfect candidates for this procedure are motivated patients, who are well informed and who have realistic aesthetics expectations. This procedure can improve your image but first you should be informed of all possible risks and complications as well as trust the opinion of your surgeon.

What exactly does the facelift treat?

The word facelift gives a general idea of what is done. There are many procedures that are included in this term. Front lift, brow lift, midface lifting, neck lifting are some of those. Generally speaking, undergoing, a face lift you can correct:

  • Deep creases bellow the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Sagging of the midface
  • Correction of the fallen or displaced fat of the face
  • Loose skin and deep wrinkles
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face, creating jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw
Can I undergo a lifting surgery after having lifting threads?

Yes, you can. But the risks are high and dr. Lafchis does not suggest you undergo facial surgery after threads treatment. In any case you can discuss with dr. Lafchis this scenario during your appointment and he will explain to you all the risks.

How should I prepare for the surgery?

During your appointment you would be given all necessary instructions for your preparation for the operation. All needed exams will be scheduled. The date for your surgery will be scheduled according the menstruation period. It is very important for you to strictly follow the given instructions and to inform your surgeon about all drugs and food supplements that you take. Although the usual recovery time is shorter you are advised to plan 14 days before going back to work.

How long is the operation?

Usually the operation can take up to 1 hour, according to the used method. This time should be only for orientation since it can vary according to the severity of the case and the used methods.


Any surgical procedure hides risks. Those risk may be from general, found in all surgical manipulations to specific for your case and the type of your operation. During your consultation dr. Lafchis will explain you in detail all the risks. You will find a list of them in the inform consent you will be asked to sign before the operation.

How long does the recovery take?

The recovery usually takes 7-10 days and after that you can go back to your everyday life.

Under what anesthesia is the operation done?

Facelift is usually done under general anaesthesia.

When is the best time for surgery?

Dr. Lafchis advices to undergo aesthetic surgery during the winter and avoid the hot weather.

Can I combine this operation with other procedures?

Facelift can be combined with many other procedures. You can discuss this option with Dr. Lafchis as he will explain in detail everything about the opportunity to combine procedures. After the discussion you will be informed about the type of anesthesia and all risks.