Sagging skin – Face & neck lifting

Face lift


Face is the central organ in the human body and the center of feelings and emotions. Anatomically, it consists of skin, subcutaneous fat, fascias, and muscle and nerve regions. The whole structure is based on bone structures, i.e. the bones of the facial skull.

The face comprises the following aesthetic units, each of which plays its fundamental role in the face:

Aging, sun rays, smoking and other habits, as well as inheritance, change how our face looks. Initially, expression lines develop on the forehead and the sides of the eyes. Next, gravity wrinkles appear around the mouth, as a result of skin and surrounding tissues sagging, such as the SMAS and the popliteus and the neck.

In addition to the above, we also have photaging, filamentous thin wrinkling and discolorations, the so-called age spots.

It is a modified SMAS lifting. It releases the buccal fat and certain muscle groups from the bone structures.
It is a complex lifting with limited applications,
Figure: blue color corresponds to the route of the skin during face lifting, green corresponds to the incision during short scar face lifting, and red corresponds to the detachment of tissues during classic face lifting.

3.Composite facelift

It is a SMAS lifting, but it includes the eyelid muscle, as it is responsible for lower eyelid drooping,

4. Mid face-lift

It is applied on the middle face and extends to the jawline, i.e. the mandibular line. The best candidates for this type of surgery are aged around 45 years.

5. Mini-facelift

It is like classic lifting, but it does not include the neck and the incision is shorter; the so-called short scar-face lift. Patients undergoing the surgery usually have sagging skin in the middle face but their neck looks good.

6. Thread Lift

It is a bloodless lifting involving sutures and local anesthesia and is aimed at individuals who want only micro-corrections. The result, depending on the types of sutures, is either temporary or permanent, but its outcome is a lot more inferior to that of the classic face lifting. A couple of disadvantages are localized skin shrinkage and nubs.

7. Subperiosteal facelift

Ideal in cases of droopy cheekbones, deep nasolabial grooves. It is characterized by tissue detachment from the bone structures and the incision is performed not only on the skin but also inside the mouth, as it happens in facial implant placement. It is combined with classic face lifting.

8. MACS facelift

It requires a smaller incision and is based on the vertical suspension of the tissues with sutures. It extends shorter than classic face lifting and has shorter duration and recovery time.


Complications are uncommon in face lifting and completely manageable.

Face Lifting. Photos Before - after