In case of face / throat lifting, sliding flaps of cheeks and throat will be applied together with incisions at the hair lines and around the ears. Nowadays, skin and SMAS are prepared and lifted separately. A simultaneous liposuction at the lower jaw / throat area is often carried out. Also a face lift is often combined with a blepharoplasty.
The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia with accompanying twilight anaesthesia. It is important to quit smoking for a couple of weeks prior to surgery in order to minimise the risk of necrosis of the skin.
The surgery requires hospitalisation for 1 to 2 days.