Have you ever thought about having younger appearance for the whole life? Did you know that cosmetic procedures such as face life have made a big revolution in restoring the lost young appearance caused by aging? There is huge trend of investigations on various cosmetic methods to meet the needs of patients who look for to restore the younger version of themselves that have been lost due to the aging process. The following is the content based on Dr. Farzan Rezaei explanations about facelift as of the most modern techniques in the field of cosmetic procedures of the face.


The surgery to lift skin and muscles of the face is an invasive procedure to rejuvenate appearance of patients. This process helps you to have less lines and wrinkles and get rid of visible aging signs on your face. The surgeon tightens muscles and supporting structures of the face and neck and places your skin over the face in a natural position and removes any excess skin to get to the optimal improvement on the face.

Loose or saggy skin can be a result of gravity or genetics or can be attributed to sun exposure. As we age, dermis loses the strength, cheeks sunken, nasolabial fold deepen, and there is less neck and jaw line definition. Facelift is considered as a cosmetic restorative surgery that fundamentally treats superficial wrinkles and irregularities in your face.

Smoking and drinking alcohol are some other factors that accelerate aging. The cosmetic procedure of face lift tightens facial tissue and smooths out wrinkles and folds. There would be some other fine folds and wrinkles on the face that can be removed by other techniques such as dermabrasion, peeling or other chemical and re-surfacing procedures to create a smoother skin on the face. During the first consultation your doctor will explain the reasons of having surgery and discuss about the best procedure and techniques for your specific needs.

Ideal facelift candidates

In general, ideal candidates for facelift in Tehran include:

  • Nonsmokers
  • Healthy people
  • Individuals with realistic expectations
  • Patients with sufficient skin elasticity

best facelift candidate - Dr. Farzan Rezaei

What is the best facelift procedure?

Most candidates of face lift are people who are in their 40s to 60s. Deep lines and wrinkles and sagging skin are the results of aging process. Facelift is a great solution for this problem that tightens the tissue and muscles and sculpts or removes the fat in the face and neck. It re-drapes skin over the newly positioned contour of the face and removes the excess parts. This surgery usually takes 3 hours and general anesthesia is typically used to put patients into a sleep state to feel no pain. Incisions often begin in the hairline at the temples and stitches are removed after a week. Recovery for this type of procedure is longer and it is necessary for patients to refrain from exercise for almost 3 weeks.

Laser facelift

A laser facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to tighten sagging skin to help patients feel they appear younger on the face. It is a safe procedure that uses heat and laser energy for treatment. It is an ideal option for those with fine wrinkles and folds on the face. There is no incision in this procedure, but it is not suggested for patients with very serious aging signs.

What are benefits of facelift?

A facelift can improve and reduce signs of aging that are appeared on the face and neck. This procedure is a common way to solve the age-related problems and has a lot of benefits for those who suffer from these problems, too.

  • benefits :
  1. Targets signs of aging on cheeks
  2. Helps to eliminate excess skin of the jawline
  3. Reduces deep wrinkles

When it combines with neck lift, it will remove excess fat and skin of the neck. This procedure can not eliminate signs of sun burn and patients can benefit from some other cosmetic techniques to have a brighter and lighter skin.

What is vertical short scar face lift?

A vertical face lift is used to tighten the skin and eliminate folds and wrinkles by some small incisions are made along hairline. Unlike traditional facelift that pulls the skin horizontally, the vertical procedure pulls skin in a vertical direction and creates a more youthful and much more natural appearance in lower face.
Today, there are variety of techniques to lift face. The best technique is the one that can meet your needs and create the best results for you. Obtaining the best result of the vertical or traditional facelift surgery is all about the angle. Choosing the right angle can enable surgeon to achieve a successful outcome and create a youthful appearance without flatten cheeks.

Face lift is not just about tightening skin and tissues of the face. The greatest reduction of laxity and the right angle and many other factors are important considerations that can end up to a satisfying result. For example, a 60 years old person needs to have a lifting of 60 degrees. with this method you can have fuller cheeks without the use of implants.

Vertical vs. traditional facelift

Both vertical and traditional facelift procedures are techniques to treat the sagging facial skins and folds and wrinkles in the lower face. The vertical procedure creates shorter incisions and it is a feature that has made it a preferred procedure for many patients. This technique has also some more advantages:

  • Creates a more natural appearance
  • Improves sunken eyes
  • Contours cheeks naturally

What is endoscopic facelift?

Endoscopic facelift is a minimally invasive procedure to solve the problem of saggy skin and achieve to a tighter and younger looking on the face using a device called endoscope that works on the face structure through very small incisions. This procedure leaves less incision and scar but it can not be a great option to lift the face. It is highly recommended for those who need lifting in eyebrows and forehead and look for youthful appearance on the upper part of the face.

what needs to be done before face lift surgery ?

Before undergoing a facelift surgery, several important steps and considerations need to be taken to ensure a successful and safe procedure. Here are some common preparations and precautions:

Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon: Schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation. Discuss your goals, expectations, and medical history during this appointment.

Medical Evaluation: Complete a thorough medical evaluation to ensure you are a suitable candidate for surgery. This may include blood tests, a review of medications, and an assessment of your overall health.

Discussion of Expectations and Risks: Have a detailed discussion with your surgeon about your expectations from the surgery, potential risks, and realistic outcomes. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of what the procedure can and cannot achieve.

Smoking Cessation: If you smoke, your surgeon may advise you to quit smoking at least a few weeks before surgery. Smoking can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

Medication Adjustment: Your surgeon may recommend adjusting or discontinuing certain medications, such as blood thinners, to minimize the risk of bleeding during and after the surgery.

Preoperative Testing: Depending on your medical history, your surgeon may order additional preoperative tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) or chest X-ray.

Avoiding Certain Substances: Your surgeon may advise you to avoid alcohol and certain herbal supplements in the weeks leading up to the surgery, as they can affect blood clotting and increase the risk of complications.

Postoperative Care Planning: Arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery and assist you during the initial recovery period. Plan for postoperative care, including any necessary time off work or help with daily activities.

Follow Preoperative Instructions: Your surgeon will provide specific preoperative instructions, which may include guidelines for eating and drinking before surgery, showering with a special antibacterial soap, and avoiding certain skincare products.

Prepare Your Recovery Space: Set up a comfortable and well-equipped recovery space at home. Stock up on necessary supplies, such as soft foods, pain medications, ice packs, and any prescribed postoperative care items.

Remember, each individual case is unique, and your surgeon will provide personalized guidance based on your specific needs and medical history. It’s crucial to follow your surgeon’s instructions closely to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

What types of facelifts are available?

Facelift surgeries come in various forms, each targeting specific areas of the face and neck. Here are some common types:

Traditional Facelift: This involves incisions around the ears, along the hairline, and beneath the chin. The surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying tissues, muscles, and structures of the face and neck. Excess fat is removed, and the skin is repositioned and trimmed for a natural appearance. Ideal for those seeking comprehensive improvement for moderate to significant signs of aging.

SMAS Facelift (SMAS Rhytidectomy): Focusing on the lower two-thirds of the face, this procedure tightens the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), addressing cheek and lower face sagging by tightening muscles and removing excess skin and fat.

Deep Plane Facelift: This surgery involves lifting the SMAS, fat, and skin as a single unit, providing simultaneous enhancement across multiple facial areas.

Mid-Facelift: Targeting the cheek area, a mid-facelift repositions cheek fat and tightens cheek skin for a rejuvenated appearance.

Mini-Facelift: Primarily lifting the lower face and neck, this less invasive procedure is suitable for younger individuals with early signs of sagging.

Cutaneous (Skin) Facelift: Focusing solely on the skin, typically in the neck and lower face regions.

Facelifts may be combined with other procedures for comprehensive facial rejuvenation, including eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty), nose jobs (rhinoplasty), facial implants, brow lifts, injectable dermal fillers for a liquid facelift, jawline rejuvenation, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing.

What to Expect After Facelift Surgery

Immediately following your facelift surgery, you’ll be taken to a recovery area where medical staff will monitor your condition as you wake up from anesthesia. Once you’re stable, typically within a few hours, you’ll be discharged from the hospital. During this initial period, you may have bandages around your face to reduce swelling and bruising. Additionally, small drainage tubes might be in place to facilitate fluid removal. Before leaving, your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative instructions, including how to care for your incisions and drains, and will schedule a follow-up appointment. You’ll also receive any necessary prescriptions for pain management.

Message Us on WhatsApp