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The term "mini facelift" or "little face lift" or "mini-lift" are marketing terms that are interpreted very differently by suppliers of Plastic Surgery. Mini associated with the patient "easy", "low", "low risk" and "faster healing." In addition, a connection with minimally invasive surgery is suggested, which means that care is taken in the OP not to cause as few injuries and to minimize the duration of healing. However, the surgical techniques for mini-facelifts differ significantly depending on the provider and often only serve as a lock-offer. Facelifts still have to bear the risk of mask-like appearance the call. Here, the term "facelift" used without between the very different surgical techniques to distinguish. Depending on the applied surgical technique and experience of the surgeon as good or bad facelifts can be the result.
Opera Auditions techniques for mini-Facelifting
Skin tightening without tissue and muscle toning
Many of the mini-facelifts or soft face lifts are easy to operate and can be performed even for less experienced doctors. But many of these deals lifting achieve no lasting effect because they are based mainly on the way to stretch the skin.
small incisions to tighten the skin over a large area on the face can only be conducted. These are outside the visible range and mostly over, valued at or in the ear. The skin is then simply streamlined towards the ear on both sides. This technique can contribute to strong tightening lead to a mask-like appearance. With too low tightening only a small effect is seen, which can significantly subside again after 2 years. After the easy OP is further injected into the rule.
The term "mini" fits well here because complications can arise through the small incisions and missing tissue and muscle toning barely. However, the result is also correspondingly mini or excessive tightening fast mask-like.
Skin tightening of tissues and toning (SMAS)
Prolonged facelifts require larger incisions and adjacent to the tightening of the skin also a structuring of the layer of tissue between the skin and muscle. For the incisions, there are various techniques. SMAS stands for Superficial Muscular fascia system and referred to the layer of tissue between the skin and muscle. The streamlining of the SMAS layer provides sustained for years lifting. The tissue at the muscle layer is not as quickly wrinkled as a simple skin tightening.
The skin is loosely applied to the tightening of the SMAS layer with low skin tension, again. Redundant skin is removed. The skin sutures are placed as inconspicuously as possible. In hairline is clamped to avoid unnecessarily injuring many hair roots.
Facelifting SMAS MACS-LIFT
Usually a small incision in the skin and only a small correction of the tissue under the skin. The large proportion of the facial skin is not detached from the fabric and simple streamlined. It is usually a combination of the mini facelift with little use of the SMAS technique.
Facelifting SMAS S-LIFT
The S-Lift is started with an arc that begins in the hairline before the ear, then continues to run in front of the ear, is pulled under the ear with a bow and ends behind the ear. Skin and tissues are tightened extensive.
Facelifting SMAS Soft-LIFT
Marketing term to refer to individual SMAS face lift without standard.
Selection of the appropriate "mini" -Facelifting
Basically, the texture of the skin is the basis for the decision of perfect surgical technique. A good surgeon will clearly recommend a surgical technique in which a mask-like appearance is prevented, yet the skin is so far streamlined that mimic wrinkles persist to the extent necessary, but sagging skin and tissue is removed at non-critical sites.
streamline many areas of the face at the same time
If any wrinkles problems should be solved in the face with a surgical while the surgery is to be performed only with a tightening of the skin layer, without the underlying tissue, then the risk is very high that the face looks like a doll. The wrinkles can effectively and naturally tighten the face, one should divide the areas and combine the best method for smoothing wrinkles:
- Forehead wrinkles and hanging eyebrows
- Small crow's feet and laugh lines
- Sagging skin on the cheeks
- double chin
- eye bags
Forehead wrinkles can be treated with hyaluronic acid or Botox so, that the effect lasts 6 to 12 months. Tightening the forehead skin and eyebrows hanging works fast artificial and should only be done with a tissue tightening. The OP should consider only deep forehead wrinkles and select the surgeon carefully.
Crow's feet and laugh lines small
The type of wrinkles can never be streamlined complete with a facelift without the appearance seems unnatural after the surgery. The stronger tightened in the area, the faster the face looks like a mask. It should therefore be streamlined only moderately in the area. For a perfect result for months you would have to inject under the small wrinkles and additionally or lasers.
The best can be injected wrinkles around the eyes and the mouth with fillers such as hyaluronic acid. Botox also helps for a period up to one year.
Jowls - Sagging skin on the cheeks
Large folds of skin on the face and excess skin and tissue that sags down, leading to jowls and others can best be streamlined operational. Here, the tissue should always be streamlined under the skin and modeled. From a simple skin tightening is not recommended unless you are at a very early stage, the skin must have just a little tightening.
A double chin is normally in a separate OP often combined with liposuction or neck lift performed in the area and has not directly to do with the offers of a facelift.
The causes of dark circles should be examined before an aesthetic surgery and are often the better approach. However, if a tightening wrinkles is desired in the area, this is done as part of an eyelid-tightening with its own offer of the surgeon. Here, too, small injections are often a better approach for a natural look. OPs around the eyes have to work at high risk for many months unnatural.
Causes of dark circles
- lack of sleep
- Metabolic diseases
- Wrong diet
- iron deficiency
- vitamin Deficiency
- Melanin or pigmentation disorders
- Oxygen deficiency of the vessels
- Strong eye strain
- genetic predisposition
- Sagging of the skin or the connective tissue
- Reduction of the fatty tissue of the lower eyelids
Price - cost in euro:
|duration||about 2 - 3 hours|
|correction||Muscle layer skin structure is applied without tension|
|hospitalization||Usually 2 or 3 days|
|ability to work||after 2 - 3 weeks bri mini facelifts without complication|
|durability||permanently as part of the aging process|
The boundaries between the different lifting variants are not clear in the very different offerings of clinics and practices. Ultimately, the surgeon you have confidence as consuming to perform skin tightening with a modeling of the tissue underneath.
The following factors have an influence on the result and the price:
- Skin tightening WITH or without correction of the SMAS layer
- What areas of the face (see above)
- Several appointments
- Additional injections for wrinkles
- Additional laser treatments
Aged between 35 and 45 injections are usually sufficient. A mini facelift does not necessarily make sense. but these are generally expensive because you have to brush up every 6 to 12 months.
Between 45 and 55 makes a SMAS mini face lift in a small scale sense, so no mask-like appearance arises. Particularly important here is the experience of the surgeon. Perfect results obtained additional treatments as injections or laser.
Over 55 with many folds across the face, you can schedule multiple surgeries to rejuvenate the face. A large SMAS facelift combined with a neck lift and months of healing period. In addition to injections and laser treatments in some places are useful order to let the face is not too unnatural.
There is no proof Specialist title that reflects a qualification of the doctor for facelifts. Facelifts are not a mandatory part of training as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery. In addition, hospitals and practices in Germany are allowed since 2006 no longer represent images to the public, making it hard for the patient to assess the experience of the doctor.
Facial nerve damage
An injury to the facial nerve is probably a risk that m most feared, because even the most experienced surgeon can not guarantee an injury-free operation. If the injury is very very low, the nerves recover usually after 3 months. For larger injuries, the surgeon have to help.
A numbness sensation in the first few days after surgery, however, is normal.
After skin tightening surgery
In the SMAS technique can be dispensed with oppressive associations that are necessary in other procedures for several days. Here a light dressing that is applied only hours after the operation to protect enough.
On the first day after surgery and to check wounds should be refrigerated to keep swelling in check. Get up and slight movement is already possible.
On the second day, the patient can leave the hospital, before the hair can be washed with lukewarm water with the help of the nursing staff.
In order to promote swelling and better healing should be used from the fourth day lymphatic drainage and professional cosmetics.
A week after the operation, conservation is announced, but short walks are beneficial to a recovery from.
you have to sleep on your back with lifted head and a pillow under the head mountain. The cutting of grimaces and chewing very solid foods should be avoided in order to ensure that the loosened skin can grow well.
Resulting from the operation hematomas are relatively small and are also included.
The scars are maintained after the removal of the dressing with clean cotton swabs and Bepanthen or panthenol, later scar ointment can also be used.
In the second week after surgery, the last threads skin usually be removed. The work can be resumed in most cases after 2-4 weeks.
To prevent discoloration of scars, sun and heat (eg. By sauna) to avoid the area of scars for at least 3 months in order to prevent discoloration of the skin.
People with glasses can cause irritation of the scar behind the ear. Then it's recommended for two to three weeks, no glasses to wear.
Not physically strenuous sports such as golf have to be suspended for four weeks for sports such as tennis, football or squash should be avoided because of the high risk for two to three months.