Do you have to be fasting to support the operation?
Yes, since it is general anaesthesia, you should not eat or drink for about six hours before the operation.
Is it necessary to stop smoking before the operation?
Yes. In order to promote rapid recovery and reduce the risk of infection, smokers should refrain from smoking, starting at least two weeks before the operation.
Is it not recommended to take medication before treatment?
It is not recommended, but there is a possibility that it is necessary to stop taking them.
How many types of face-lifts can be used?
There are three lifting techniques: traditional, DEEP SMAS and Neck lifting. Traditional lifting: used in cases of evident skin laxity, it consists in treating the layers of tissue under the epidermis and on the muscles in order to eliminate skin excess and make sure that cheeks and jaw are well defined. Once the administration of general anaesthesia is completed, I make an incision along the hairline continuing towards the front of the ears until the part behind the auricle. I then separate the skin from the underlying tissues, to remove excess fat, consequently, I place it back on the face, removing any excess. In this way, the face lifts up and assumes the new position.
Sub SMAS lifting: used when the tissues around the cheekbones start to fall out, creating nose-labial furrows and resulting skin laxity mainly in the central area of the face, it consists in actin deeply on the muscles of the face. It is a long and complex procedures not always necessary.
Neck lift : I pull the skin only with incisions in the back of the ears so that the skin and muscles in the neck are pulled and reinforced. Nowadays there is also another way to rejuvenate the face, this new techniques consists in injecting fat and stem cells in the face. The procedure can be done as a local day case and it is becoming very popular.