Is a face lift permanent?
It is not possible to say with any certainty how long the wrinkle and contour correction will last, as it all depends on your individual predisposition, lifestyle, facial expressiveness and skin quality. Generally speaking, you can expect the results to be visible even after ten years. The natural aging process will continue but the effects achieved through the face lift will be lasting. However, the procedure may also be repeated at a later stage, if unwanted contour changes should recur as a result of the advancing aging process.
Will the scars be visible?
The incisions will be well concealed in the natural folds around the ear and along the hairline of your scalp. The incision points are also so fine that they will normally be scarcely visible once the healing process is over.
Do I need to tell you about any medication I am taking?
It is extremely important in every case that you advise the specialist treating you of any illnesses and any medication you may be taking. For two weeks before surgery you must not take any medication containing aspirin (because of its blood-thinning effect). These medications may lead to excessive bleeding during the operation and delay the post-operative healing process. The specialist may decline to go ahead with surgery at any time if an increased risk is posed as a result of medication taken before the operation.
What are the risks associated with a face lift?
As a general rule, any operation carries with it certain risks (e.g. intolerance of certain medication, bruising, delayed healing, inflammation, scar problems or loss of normal sensation). This all depends on the individual’s general state of health. The specialist will discuss any potential risks with you as part of the consultation process and in preparation for surgery.
When will I be able to socialise again?
This depends on how quickly you heal and how soon you wish to be seen. We recommend you take things easy for a period of three to four weeks.
When will I be able to play sport again?
You should not play any sport for four to six weeks after surgery. Then you can slowly resume physical training at a gentle pace.
How much does a face lift cost?
The cost of a face lift depends on the type and scope of the surgical procedure involved and can only be determined through a private consultation and a medical examination. In total you can expect to pay around 26,000 Swiss francs. The preliminary consultation is 200 Swiss francs.
Are the costs covered by health insurance?
No. Forehead, brow, face and neck lifts are not covered by health insurance.