Face & Neck Lift with Endotine
The operation employs techniques similar to conventional Neck and Face Lifts -- cutting open and separating the skin from the SMAS & Platysma, and fastening them using endotine ribbon. This method can be used both with the face and neck.
This approach will take less time and create a smaller cut, and is recommended for individuals who do not yet experience much drooping, and thus do not require a major operation.
Individuals with mild wrinkles and drooping neck skin who do not yet require a major operation.
After applying general anesthesia, the surgeon will apply regional anaesthesia and water into the skin, cut open the frontal ear skin for the face lift, and back ear skin for the neck lift. The next step is to separate the skin layer from the SMAS and Platysma, fasten the internal tissue layer using Endotine ribbon, remove excess skin to achieve the desired face&neck shape. Then stop the bleeding, insert drain tube, and close the wound.
Apply some cold packs to the area during the first 3 days.
Clean the area daily, avoid contact with water.
Drain to be left in place for 1 day after the operation.
Wear a face mask for 2 months.
Remove the suture on Day 7. Patient can wash his/her face and apply makeup.
Avoid exposure to sunlight for 3 months.
The swelling will be less noticeable after 6 months.
The scar may be visible during the first 3 months, after which will be less noticeable within 1 year.
The same possible side-effects of traditional face and neck lift operations can be applied to this method as well.
How long will the change last?
The change will last about 5-10 years, depending on the individuals’ lifestyles and skin types.