Facelift surgery is meant to fight the signs of aging. The procedure is also referred to as rhytidectomy and it addresses the signs of aging on the neck and face. The problems that may be solved through the procedure include the sagging of the mid-face, the creases below the lower eyelids and the creases around the nose, stretching all the way to the mouth. If there is misplaced of fallen fat, this can be handled as well. The surgery can also improve the look of the face if there is loss of muscle tone, excess fat and loose skin.
It is common for facelift surgery in Tunisia to be performed along with other procedures such as brow lift and eyelid surgery .
First of all, the patient needs to be sedated by using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. In order to improve the outcome of the procedure the surgeon can also use facial implants, resurfacing techniques, soft tissue augmentation and injection to reduce the wrinkles.
Depending on the results that the patient would like to achieve, the surgeon could perform a traditional facelift, neck lift or incision facelift. A traditional procedure starts at the hairline. The fat is redistributed or sculpted around the face, neck and jowls. Then the surgeon redrapes the skin and if there is any excess, it is removed. If the neck shows signs of aging, the surgeon will make a second incision at the chin.
If the skin is loose at the neck or if there is sagging or fat accumulation, a neck lift could take care of the problem. In this case the incision starts in front of the ear stretching to the lower scalp.
After the procedure the treated region will be gently bandaged to decrease the swelling and bruising. Excess blood and fluids might be drained with a very thin tube that the surgeon might insert after finishing the procedure and during the anesthesia time. Patients should expect to experience some discomfort and pain but these can be managed through medication.
The cost of the procedure varies between €2,400 and €2,900, which includes the surgery's charges, as well as the six-night accommodation in Tunisia (in the private clinic as well as the hote or similar accommodation unit).