Majority of Aesthetic Surgeons worldwide will agree that a truly effective and long lasting facelift is one of the most challenging surgeries. It takes many years of training and even more years of hand on performing this procedure to master its’ challenges and deliver constantly superior results.
Dr. Afschin Ghofrani has walked this path and with 25 years of practice in the field of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery and having performed countless aesthetic facial surgeries he rightfully is counted amongst the cream of facelift surgeons worldwide.
The concept of facial ageing is the same in every ethnic and region. However, not every surgical practitioner appreciates this universal concept and therefor techniques and results vary dramatically from hand to hand. In the recent decade the trend has gone to less invasive treatments with less downtime with the promise to deliver the same long lasting results.
We can summarize now, that this was not successful. We at Aestheticon believe in non-invasive, non-surgical treatments for facial and body rejuvenation, but for the right cases at the right time.
We consider it as our duty to inform each patient about the possibilities and limits of each treatment and guide them to the most effective treatment for their individual case. If that means that they would benefit from a composite facelift most we will advise right this and will not encourage them to undergo other less effective treatments.
The most important part of the face is the mid face areas including the eyelids and cheeks down to the lips. The other important part is the jawline and neck area and finally the forehead. None of these areas should be treated separately in a facelift procedure. They age together and they should be fixed together. Of course the extend of ageing in these areas differs from case to case. Some may have a considerable laxity on their neck and jawline, but still a nice forehead. Others, may have still a tight neck but severely aged mid face.
The art of facelift surgery and the skill of the surgeon will be to address all of this areas with the extend of correction each of them deserves. Another important fact is, that the vector of descent of the skin differs between mid-face and neck and jawline. The mid-face drops vertically, whereas the jawline and neck drop in an oblique manner towards the chin. We at Aestheticon reverse the signs of ageing by bringing the tissue back to their origins with the right vector pull.
Dr. Afschin Ghofrani has used for many years a sophisticated muscle suspension technique to lift the lower eyelid and mid-face. He has over time embedded this into the composite facelift concept developed by his friend Dr. Sam Hamra (www.drhamra.com). By using the principle of the composite facelift Dr. Afschin is able to deliver astonishing results, which are durable over many years and provide a natural and youthful look.
The surgery is performed in general anesthesia in one of our partner hospitals. Depending on the severity of the case it may take 3 to 5 hours for a full composite facelift. The incisions are placed at the upper and lower eyelid, around the ear and sometimes a small incision below the chin. The entire forehead, face and neck is rejuvenated including the eyelids. The patient will receive a mild compression bandage around the face and neck and recover on the ward in their private room. At the following morning the bandage is removed by the surgeon and so are the soft drains and the patient can be discharged back home.
The sutures around the eyes will be removed after 5 to 6 days and the remaining after 12 days.
Some patients resume work after 6 days, but in general normal daily activities can be resumed after 12 to 14 days.
For more information about the composite facelift, before after pictures and to book an appointment please contact our clinic.