facelift lica i vrata

What is a facelift face and neck

Sagging of the skin on the face and neck as well as other regions of the body is a natural process that occurs with age. A fine network of thin lines is created around the eyes and it becomes more and more pronounced. The horizontal lines of the forehead skin become more pronounced and deeper. There are more wrinkles and bumps around the chin, and the chin becomes more visible. The skin of the neck loses its elasticity and shows more pronounced signs of ageing.

The ageing process varies from person to person. Factors that affect how we age are genetics, life style, sun exposure, gravitational force, and dietary habits . The goal of facelift surgery is to improve the overall appearance of the face and neck. The results will depend on the type of skin and its elasticity, how the skin heals and the specifics of the facial bone structures.

In Džepina Clinic, facelift is a successful method of rejuvenation chosen by many middle-aged and elderly patients. The basic precondition for the procedure is good general health of the patient. It is very important that the patient has a positive approach to surgery. For patients who have lowered eyebrows, eyelids or the middle part of the face, the doctor may also suggest some separate procedures to achieve an even better rejuvenating effect. Some patients have excess fat that can be easily removed with additional procedures such as face and neck liposuction.

Who are the candidates for a facelift

Skin laxity, visibly pronounced and deep wrinkles are the reasons for dissatisfaction with the appearance and shape of the face. Facelift is a surgical procedure that alleviates the signs of ageing and ensures a more beautiful appearance with a long lasting effect.

This type of rejuvenation surgery is popular among the middle-aged and elderly population.  Facelifts are chosen by patients in their 30s, but also those in their 70s. The results are successful in all age groups, and it is a procedure whose goal is not to stop ageing, but to ensure a rejuvenated, refreshed and revitalised look, with a more youthful shape of the face.

Facelift procedure

In Džepina Clinic, patients have the opportunity to enjoy the results of the latest generation of facelift. It is a MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) facelift with a short scar. The advantage of this technique is that it is suitable for most patients of both sexes, especially younger ones, i.e., in their 40s and 50s. This technique ensures minimal trauma to the facial tissue with fewer scars, and the operation takes slightly less time, and the effect of the surgery is longer lasting. With this type of face and neck lift, postoperative recovery is significantly faster than with the classic technique, which means a lot to patients who can return earlier to their regular activities.

The classic facelift technique (SMAS) begins with an incision in the area of hair above the temple, in front of and above the ear, and continues with an incision around the ear.  This is followed by lifting the skin before it is repositioned and tightening of the deeper muscle and connective tissue in the desired position. Excess fat is removed, along with excess skin. In men, the incision is planned to fit in the line of beard growth. Once the excess skin has been removed, the incision is closed with fine sutures and/or metal clasps that do not require cutting the hair at the incision site.

Patients should not be concerned about the incision because it is placed so that it is closest to the existing normal skin furrows and wrinkles. This ensures the blending of the scar and the fit into the natural crease of the skin.

A bandage is placed after surgery to cover the incision and the operated area to protect the incision line. The bandage is removed after 1 to 2 days, and further dressings are arranged as needed. All sutures are removed 7 to 12 days after surgery. After a facelift, there is certain amount of swelling and/or bruising, and cold packs help to reduce the swelling. Pain after this type of surgery is minimal, so only a few patients should take pain medication.

A face lift procedure lasts between 2 to 4 hours and is usually performed under general anaesthesia. If a combination of light sedation, local and intravenous anaesthesia is chosen, the patient may feel slight discomfort.

Recovery after face lift

Recovery after facelift surgery is individual. Some patients will be ready for daily activities and return to work after two weeks, while some will need 3 weeks to recover. Patients are advised to avoid major physical activities and to raise the headboard during the early postoperative period. In case of discomfort in the head and neck area or other problems, it is necessary to contact a doctor. The risk with surgery is minimal, as with other similar surgeries.

Facelift procedure is an operation that does not stop the natural ageing process, but alleviates the signs of ageing. Slight skin relaxation is expected during the first few weeks.

Patient experiences after face and neck facelift

Patients who opt for a facelift look for a positive impact on appearance, boost in confidence and self-esteem. It is important to use safe and effective method enabling the patients to regain their youthful look and slow down the ageing process.

Plastic surgery in Džepina Clinic enables patients to correct many facial imperfections and remove the signs of premature ageing. By improving the appearance, cosmetic surgery also helps to change an individual’s attitude towards oneself.

The price of facelift

Džepina Clinic offers more payment options, and you can see the price of the facelift in the price list of the Džepina Clinic.

Actual results after facelift

The actual results of the patients of the Džepina Clinic before and after the operation clearly show the effect of the facelift surgery. The results are successful, clearly visible, and patients are left with long-lasting satisfaction due to their rejuvenated appearance.


Talk openly with someone who understands you and make an informed decision.
Dr. Dzepina's goal is to make you feel good in your body.
Simply through this conversation, you can realise what is really “normal” and what can be the realistic outcome of the operation.

Whatever you decide, you can be sure that you are in safe hands. Ask us.