Facial rejuvenation | facelift in Bonn

Aesthetic and professional lifting of the face

Acquire a youthful, vibrant and fresh look with facial rejuvenation! Our skin loses tone, moisture and the power of regeneration owing to the natural ageing process. The dermal cells gradually form less hyaluronic acid and collagen fibres. This natural change leads to the development of wrinkles. With the help of a facelift, the skin of the face and the tissues underneath can be lifted to improve skin tone and create a younger, fresher appearance.

Dr med. Daniel Sattler, the treating physician in the field of face lifting, would be happy to inform you about the treatment possibilities of a facelift in a personal and comprehensive consultation.

Quick guide:

Anaesthesia Anaesthesia:
Operation exclusively possible under general anaesthetic
treatment Duration of treatment:
approximately 3 hours
Fit for work Fit for work:
after around one to two weeks
Fit to socialise:
after around one to two weeks
sport Sport:
after around 4 weeks


FAQs about facial rejuvenation

You can find a selection of the most frequently asked questions here:

What are the facial rejuvenation treatment possibilities?

There are various commonly-used treatment methods for facelifts. The SMAS lift describes a lifting method in which not only the skin of the face is lifted but also the tissue below. This procedure normally lasts approx. 3-4 hours and is the most popular option for facelifts.

What are the risks of a facelift?

A facelift in Bonn is normally performed under general anaesthetic during an operation. The procedure is subject to the normal risk factors of an operation. With the correct advice, professional treatment and by maintaining the highest medical standards as well as comprehensive instructions regarding the correct post-operative care however, all risk factors are minimised.

Is the result of facial rejuvenation permanent?

Long-term satisfying results can be achieved by operative facial rejuvenation. This is a somewhat more elaborate procedure which has a major and long-term effect. The patient acquires a long-term younger look and therefore an overall improved quality of life.

What do you need to consider either before or after facial rejuvenation?

A facelift is usually an operative procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. Before the treatment in Bonn, you should avoid blood-thinning medication, nicotine and alcohol. After the treatment, you should plan a recuperation period. The correct wound care is also essential for a satisfactory result. Dr med. Daniel Sattler will discuss the exact pre-operative and post-operative care measures to be taken in a personal consultation with you in Bonn.

What costs are involved in a facial rejuvenation in Bonn?

A facial rejuvenation in Bonn includes various treatment possibilities, meaning that it is not possible to quote a specific price. The procedure is tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Dr med. Daniel Sattler will discuss the options, procedure and the costs that are incurred with you in a personal consultation in Bonn.

The consultation with Dr med Daniel Sattler:

A personal consultation before a facelift is just as important as the preparation for the operation, the procedure itself and the post-operative care. The wishes and expectations of the patients are discussed as well as the possible procedure. The facial rejuvenation can be carried out in the form of a classic facelift, an MACS facelift or in combination with further optimising cosmetic operations. The lifting technique to be used must also be decided. Options include a facelift alone, a facelift in combination with a throat lift or a mini-lift. All questions that arise can be explained in a comprehensive consultation.

Preparation before the procedure:

Preparation for a facelift or facial toning should be discussed in as much detail as possible with the doctor treating you. It is recommended that you avoid nicotine for one to two weeks before the procedure. Alcohol, blood-thinning medication, sleep-inducing drugs and pain-relieving medication should also not be taken for at least 10 days before the operation.

At the consultation you should also inform the doctor about any pre-existing medical conditions, allergies or medicine intolerances. Several pre-examinations are necessary before the operation can be carried out. The type of anaesthesia to be used must also be clarified in advance. This depends on the procedure to be performed and the personal wishes of the patient. It is generally possible to have a facelift under either general anaesthetic, sedation or local anaesthetic, although in most cases, general anaesthetic is used.

What happens during the treatment?

A facelift is usually performed as an inpatient procedure. There are different methods for performing a facelift. The SMAS lift describes a lifting method in which not only the skin of the face is lifted but also the tissue below. This procedure normally lasts approx. 3-4 hours.
and is one of the most frequently performed procedures. The result is a youthful and natural appearance for a maximum period of time.

The MACS lift describes a variation of the SMAS lift in which the facelift takes place with a minimal incision. In a mini-lift, the central facial area is lifted in particular and sunken volume is reaffixed on the bones. This method is used more frequently in younger patients and carried out on an outpatient basis with local anaesthetic, meaning that the patient can go home shortly after the procedure.

Post-operative care after the operation:

The patient normally stays in the clinic for two to three days after the operation, as long as no complications arise. The patient needs to wear a special headband for the first few days after the facelift. Swelling, bruising and feelings of tension and numbness are almost unavoidable straight after the operation. The heaviest swelling subsides one to two days after the procedure. You are advised to rest for the first five to seven days after the operation. After approx. 10 days, you may use creams and ointments again. Direct sunlight, sauna visits and heat should be avoided for at least four weeks without exception.

It normally takes 3-4 weeks for the skin and tissue to fully regenerate, depending on individual disposition and the extent of the procedure.