Plastic surgeon Thessaloniki, Greece, Dr. Ioannis Gkotsikas



FACELIFT briefly

Procedure Time

3-4 hours


General or Sedation

Hospital stay

1 night

Time off work

14 days

Progressive aging of the skin and presence of wrinkles on the face and neck are inevitable. The situation worsens with smoking, excessive sun exposure and some genetic factors. The result is a tired-look face, which sometimes has a great impact in a person’s mood.

Facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a genuine solution to this issue. Through incisions made in places of the scalp that are hardly visible, the skin is stretched and any excess is removed. Correction of face and neck wrinkles is achieved resulting in a youthful appearance.
The facelift can be combined with forehead lift or eyelid surgery to achieve better cosmetic results.

What is the process of surgery and what is to be expected after surgery?

The surgery takes about 4 hours and is done under general anesthesia. The patient remains in the hospital for 1-2 days. Intense swelling and bruising is to subside gradually over 2-3 weeks. The pain is mild and completely controlled with standard painkillers.

Is the result permanent?

The influence of factors that lead to aging skin and wrinkles are continuous and permanent. For this reason, the result of the facelift lasts 5 to 7 years. The surgery, however, can be repeated after this time.

What is the forehead lift?

This is a surgery procedure that corrects the wrinkles of the forehead. The incisions are made in the scalp, forehead skin is pulled upwards and is sutured to place. This results in the improvement of forehead wrinkles and a relaxed and youthful appearance.

Before & after photos

Face and neck lift. Before and six months after surgery.

FACELIFT briefly

Duration of surgery

3-4 hours



Stay at the clinic

1 night

Return to work

14 days


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