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    Facelift

    CenterPlast offers you facelift with and without platismaplasty. Mini facelifts or eyebrow lifts are also offered.

    What is a facelift?

    At the beginning of every treatment there is the inquiry of your change wishes and the analysis of your individual anatomical conditions. A facelift is an effective method to restore youthful facial contours and can be combined with a skin treatment, neck lift or volume build-up to achieve an optimal result.

    The incision starts at the hairline of the temples and runs through the natural folds in front of the ear and behind the ear in the hairline. The technique depends on the desired changes. The cheek tissue can be brought to its original position via a short access (mini face lift). The restoration of youthful contours of the lower part of the face and the corners of the mouth requires access to the back of the ear. For a natural and lasting rejuvenated appearance, microsurgical technique is used to loosen and reposition the deep connective tissue (SMAS).

    How can you prepare for the facelift?

    • All your questions about possible complications and alternative treatments should be answered in advance.
    • Keep nicotine and alcohol consumption to a minimum!
    • Temporary discontinuation of hormone-containing medication (the pill).
    • At least 10 days before the operation, discontinue any blood-thinning medication (e.g. ASS / Thomapyrin®) after consulting your attending physician.
    • Vitamin preparations (A, E) and food supplements (omega-3 fatty acids, St. John’s wort preparations, etc.) must be discontinued at least 4 weeks before the operation.
    • Cosmetic surgeries like face lifts limit your ability to travel by air. In the 6 weeks following the operation, air travel is to be avoided (both professionally and privately)!
    • Lay down ice cubes or cooling pads at home ready to cool the skin after the operation!

    How is a facelift performed?

    • As a rule, surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This is associated with an inpatient stay of about one day.
    • A mini facelift can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and twilight sleep.
    • The duration of a facelift varies depending on the extent of the procedure, so that the facelift is completed in at least 2 to a maximum of 7 hours.

    What do you have to consider after a facelift?

    • An elevation of the upper body of about 30 degrees (also during sleep) over 5 days is beneficial for the decongestant and wound healing.
    • Drainage tubes behind the ear are usually removed after 24 hours.
    • The skin threads are removed approximately one week after the operation.
    • Showering is possible immediately before the wound control from the 1st postoperative day.
    • A previously adjusted compression mask should be worn 24 hours a day for 1 week, then at night for 1 week.
    • Lymph drainage from the 14th postoperative day supports the decongestant.
    • Scar care (scar massage, sun protection, silicone overlay) from the 3rd postoperative week onwards helps to create inconspicuous scars.
    • Bending down, lifting heavy loads and sporting activities must be avoided as much as possible for three weeks, possibly longer if swelling still exists.
    • After about 2, better 3 weeks you can go back to work. By then the swellings and the coarsest effusions have disappeared.
    • Postoperative clinical check-ups are recommended on the 3rd postoperative day and after 1, 2, 6 weeks as well as after 6 and 12 months.
    • Sports, saunas, swimming, heavy work and sunbathing should be avoided for at least two weeks. 6 weeks should be avoided.

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    Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl

    “Our goal is to provide the best, most discreet and precise treatment based on our extensive expertise in plastic surgery. „

    Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl is distinguished by a unique international perspective with a feminine view of plastic surgery. Her personalized and detailed approach is key to the beautiful and natural results she achieves. Having trained in Brazil, one of the largest and most well-known countries for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, she understands her patients’ desire to look and feel their best.She completed her medical studies and her training as a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery in Brazil. In 2009, she also successfully passed the German equivalence examinations for the medical state examination. Two years later, in 2011 she received the German and in 2012 the EU specialist recognition (EBOPRAS) for plastic surgery.From 2009 to 2013, she deepened her knowledge of aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery with world-renowned representatives of plastic surgery such as Professor Gubisch at the Marienhospital and Madame Firmin in Paris.A VDÄPC Fellowship (continuing fellowship for graduate students) in Switzerland, France and the USA has further enriched her professional experience.Dr. Santos Stahl is active in several prestigious professional societies. Besides the DGPRÄC and DGBT, she is also a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery – SBCP.She is also the author of several scientific articles and, together with her husband, is dedicated to research and clinical studies in the field of plastic surgery.

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