Face and neck lift (cervicofacial)

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Facelift (and mini-lift) is designed to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck such as sagging in the midface, deep creases below the lower eyelids, deep creases between the nose and mouth, fat that has fallen or is displaced, loss of muscle tone in the lower face that may create jowls and loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw. The aim of such an operation is not to change the shape and appearance of the face. On the contrary, by simply restoring the various anatomical structures of the face and neck (skin, muscle, fat), the patient can regain the appearance he or she had a few years ago. Face and neck are somehow ‘reconstructed’ and ‘restructured’.


The cervicofacial lift (lift of the face, neck and mini facelift) is performed in Geneva or Genolier under general anaesthetic. Hospitalization of 24 hours is usually necessary.

The incision is largely hidden in the hair and around the ear. This allows access to tighten underlying muscle, remove excess fat and reduce sagging skin. A second incision under the chin is sometimes necessary. If skin tone is good and only mid-face aging or excess fat in the neck will be corrected, abbreviated techniques with shorter incisions may be used. Liposuction techniques with shorter incisions may be used. Liposuction techniques may assist with removal of fat deposits.

The facelift will be indicated for patients with major skin excess. The mini-lift will be offered to patients with incipient skin laxity.





Recovery period

After a facelift or necklift, the patient can be discharged either the day after or the day after the operation.

For the first few days, you should rest as much as possible and avoid any violent exertion. Bruising (bruises) in the neck and chin and edema (swelling) appear on day 2 and sould subside within 2-4 weeks.


Two to three months after a face and neck lift, you can get a good idea of the final result. The facelift of the 21st century offers to the patient a significant effect of rejuvenation with a very natural, non “surgical” look. The patient looks eight to fifteen years younger, whith a face rested, relaxed and refreshed.

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