Age and gravity both diminish volume resulting in the loss of facial features therefore showing the results of aging. Most patients requesting evaluation for the facelift feel that their facial features do not reflect their youthful spirit and energy level. They are looking for ways to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance. The facelift procedure continues to evolve. Over the years, the procedure has changed from simple skin lifting to more complex deeper plane lifting techniques. Today, many different techniques exist, with outcomes that are consistently reliable with long lasting results.
The facelift procedure involves incisions made in front of and behind the ears. The incisions will extend into the scalp where the entry incisions will be made with various degrees of undermining of the skin performed, and the deeper layers of the facial muscles are revised and the skin elevated.
To get optimal results and avoid complications we recommend you to avoid stress, stay out of the sun, eat healthily, and keep your weight within a normal BMI range, exercise regularly, and refrain from alcohol for 2 days prior to surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. Please refrain from smoking for at least 2 months before surgery and a minimum of 2 weeks after surgery as smoking can interfere with the final result.
Downtime following surgery
Heavy physical exercise and strenuous body movement or lifting must not be undertaken for a minimum of 4 weeks following the surgery. You can still move and do normal everyday things the day after surgery.
The final results will emerge between 3 to 6 months following surgery. There is very rarely disappointment in the patient’s perception of the success of the surgery.
Where to stay:
If you live some distance from the clinic we recommend that you spend one night in or near Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic so that our caring staff are on hand to reassure you should any issue arise that will cause you concern. Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic can highly recommend 2 hotels nearby to our clinic:
Contact us for more information and/or for booking the hotel.
We will require you to come to the clinic for a follow up check. With all surgery this is important as your surgeon needs to see how you are settling.
We do not recommend you fly for 48 hours post surgery. You may feel nauseous and tired in the hours following surgery. It is important to take your painkillers and drink enough fluids within the first 24 hours.
You may experience dizziness if you get up quickly from a chair or perhaps when you are lying in bed, so be sensible, take it easy and move slowly. This is quite normal following surgery and should pass within a couple of days.
For the first 2-5 days following your facial surgery you may feel stiff. After 7 days you can remove the special bandage, but keep the tape on the scar for two weeks. You will be instructed to wear a facial compression garment for approx 3 weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will discuss this with you at your consultation.
Follow ups will be carried out at the clinic/alternatively through phone or video consultation:
1 day after surgery, after 1-2 weeks, after 3-6 months and finally after 1 year when our guarantee to you is completed.
Bleeding and infection are unusual and if they do occur they may need to be treated with a small operation and/or an antibiotic. In rare cases wound healing problems and minor nerve injury can occur. If corrections are needed they are scheduled free of charge within one year after your surgery.