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Face lift (tuck up surgery)

by one of the best plastic surgeons in Kyiv - Andrei Kharkov

Nothing can stop the aging process, the impact of gravity and sunlight, but a circular face lift has helped many people turn back the time and give self-confidence.

The biological process of aging usually begins in the second half of life, and the first signs of age-related changes of the face we can see already from the age of thirty. Age changes are the consequence of the decrease in the amount of elastin and collagens and their percentage in fat, muscle, bone, facial and aponeurotic tissues. This leads to the formation of wrinkles, creases and sagging of the skin.

Facelifting will help restore the elasticity of your face, give it more youthful appearance, correct sagging of skin and muscles, and also remove excess fatty tissue and smooth wrinkles.

The naturally looking results of the surgical procedure virtually destroy undesirable effects of time and impact of the environment, and you will not only look, but feel younger.

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Frequent questions about Face lift (tuck up surgery)


  • sagging of forehead and eyebrows;
  • hanging of external corners of eyes;
  • descent of eyelids (ptosis of the eyelids);
  • deep wrinkles in the area of bridge of a nose, temples, cheekbones;
  • pronounced nasolabial folds;
  • vertical wrinkles and puffiness of soft tissues of cheeks;
  • formation of a “double” chin;
  • pronounced wrinkles and folds on a neck.


At the meeting, we will discuss your medical history, especially as regards previous injuries (damages), allergic reactions and previous plastic surgeries, if any.

The examination before the conducting of facelift begins with the detection of the degree of age-related changes of skin, its structure and colour are also evaluated.

We will consider in detail all the problems that you are experiencing because of age-related changes in the face, which, you think, are undesirable and must be corrected.

After examining external face characteristics, we will discuss in detail your wishes and on how much, in our opinion, the operation will meet them.

Also you will be informed about all the details of upcoming facelift, its duration, rehabilitation period and possible complications.


  • When preparing for facelift, medical examination is mandatory to determine possible contraindications to the operation. And preoperative photographs are also taken. Before the operation, we will thoroughly analyze these images, and we will use them together with the data obtained after the examination to compile an individual operation plan.
  • 14 days before the surgery, you should stop taking aspirin and aspirin-containing medications because they affect normal blood clotting. If you are in doubt about any preparation, carefully read the instructions on the label or consult our clinic. Tell us about all the drugs that you will take before surgery.
  • Also, two weeks before the surgery, it is necessary to give up cigarettes or minimize their number, since nicotine leads to the reduction of blood vessels and can worsen blood circulation in tissues during and after the surgery.
  • 7 days before the operation, it is necessary to exclude from the diet spicy and fatty dishes, as well as to stop drinking alcohol.
  • Do not eat or drink 8 hours before the surgery. For safe anesthesia, your stomach should be completely empty before surgery.
  • On the day of the surgery, wear comfortable, loose clothes that will not need to be removed through the head.


  • After discharge from the clinic, you will receive recommendations on the use of painkillers and antibiotics. Strictly follow their instructions.
  • The first 2-3 days the patients should sleep with a slightly raised head. Elevated head position minimizes postoperative edema and discomfort.
  • Sutures are removed within 7-10 days after the surgery.
  • Within 2 weeks you should give up cigarettes, nicotine worsens blood circulation in tissues and as a result increases the rehabilitation period.
  • Do not exercise for 3 weeks after the operation, which requires a lot of physical activity. In order to minimize the chance of the postoperative complication, avoid such actions as low slopes or lifting of weights, and also the position when the head is below the body level.
  • After facelifting, it is not recommended to fly for 2 weeks on airplanes, and 4 weeks – to visit sauna or swimming pool, and during a month it is forbidden to dye your hair.
  • Be sure to let us know if after the discharge from hospital discomfort or bleeding increases, also if you shiver and have the temperature above 38 degrees Celsius.
  • During the operation, there is a partial trauma of small nerves that are in the skin, so the sensitivity in some areas of your face skin will be restored only after a few weeks, sometimes even months.
  • During the rehabilitation period, food rich in vitamins and microelements should be included into the diet.


  • After discharge from the clinic, you will receive recommendations on the use of painkillers and antibiotics. Strictly follow these instructions.
  • During the postoperative period, the development of general surgical complications and corresponding complications of this operation is possible. The risk of the onset of the first (suppuration, bleeding, thrombophlebitis, thromboembolism) is reduced through an appropriate preoperative examination and, if necessary, through medicinal preparation.
  • Under skin, blood (hematoma) and tissue fluid (seroma) can be accumulated, and hardenings (scars) can also be formed in adipose tissue. They gradually dissolve within several weeks and even months.
  • In cases of severe skin nutrition disorders, its partial death (necrosis) is possible with subsequent scarring.
  • There is a possibility of injury of the branches of the facial nerve, in connection with which there is a violation of facial expressions on the side of the injury. Conducted treatment, as a rule, eliminates this complication.
  • There may be temporary disturbance of hair growth and their loss in the area of surgery, rarely these changes are permanent.
  • Damage of tissue of the saliva gland or its duct can lead to formation of a cyst.

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The unique 3D modeling of the future operation result using the Vectra 3D XT machine, allows you, together with the doctor, to select the most natural, and organic result of face surgery (changing the shapes or sizes according to the individual proportions of your face).

Modeling procedure takes place during the personal consultation, where you have the opportunity to discuss with the doctor all the details of the future result. At the end of the procedure, the full presentation will be prepared by the doctor for you , with the view “before and after the changes”.


A personalized approach to the patient allows us to organize an online consultation and determine the exact volume of surgical treatment based on the provided diagnostics and studies, shows the results “before and after” on similar operations, identify the individual needs and wishes


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Plastic surgery of the face is one of the most complex and functional operation with unique techniques of the individual selection, optimal combination of different volumes of corrections in order to achieve an unoperated patient appearance.

The choice of the patient should be in favor of doctor’s experience, continuous education of the doctor and improvement of skills and techniques.

Considering the fact, that more than a half of patients in Ukraine are determined by the need for a second operation, the so-called "secondary procedure", the patient must to be extremely selective, informed, choosing a doctor. Making such an important decision, change forms or correction of appearance - carefully weigh the cost of the operation in the way of possible complications from other’s unprofessional surgeries.

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