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FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

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FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY


The final step in the LF Concept to optimize a youthful and natural look is surgery. Even though surgery means restructuring facial cartilage, bone and soft tissue we strive to be minimally invasive while maintaining the appearance of a natural look. 

Facial plastic procedures can be used for several purposes:

  • Facial rejuvenation - restoring youthful appearance by repositioning facial soft tissues, and redraping and removing excessive skin as a result of normal aging process. These conditions include deep facial lines, wrinkles and folds, extreme loose or sagging skin in different areas, neck bands, brow ptosis. All these conditions generally cause formation of sharp transition zones of the face which give elderly appearance.
  • Facial contouringcorrecting facial irregularities of the bone, cartilage and skin by remodelling each of them separately. These irregularities can be result of normal facial development seen in early ages (nose, chin, ears, etc.) or later as a result of normal aging process, visualized later age (neck, midface, nose).   
  • Facial reconstruction term generally used when the surgeon is correcting facial soft tissue irregularities or abnormalities from previous surgery, trauma or tumours.

Facial plastic surgery is our centre is performed by the board certificated surgeons of the EAFPS which means they are subspecialized in the field of facial plastic surgery. Their goal is to bring the best possible care to the patient by combining their skill, artistry and knowledge.  

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or nose plastic surgery, is a surgical procedure performed for cosmetic reason to improve the appearance of the nose, but also ultimately to enhance the beauty of the entire face by giving it a natural balance. At the same time the functional aspect (improvement of nasal breathing) of the nose is addressed.

Benefits

  • Safe procedure, when done correctly result lasts for the entire life
  • Both aesthetic and functional aspects of the nose are addressed in one procedure
  • Enhances facial harmony
  • Can be combined with other aesthetic treatments – blepharoplasty, facelift, brow lift etc.

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Recommended for patients with:

  • A nose size too big or too small
  • A nose that is too long or too short
  • A crooked or deviated nose
  • A hump or a depression (saddle) of the nose dorsum
  • A nasal tip that is too thick, too round or uneven, drooping, upwardly turned or hooked
  • Large nostril or asymmetric nostril size
  • Impaired nasal breathing because of a deviated septum or obstructed nasal valve 

Not recommended for patients with:

  • Extremely thick skin
  • Unrealistic expectations

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery, or upper blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to improve and rejuvenate the contours of the upper eyelid space, mainly the region between the eyebrow and the eyelashes. It can be used to correct visual problem that you may experience as a result of excessive skin.

Benefits

  • Safe procedure, rejuvenation result will last for several years
  • Can be combined with other aesthetic treatments– lower blepharoplasty, brow lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, etc.
  • Limited postoperative downtime – up to 5 days

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Folded, sagging skin of the upper eyelid that disturbs the natural contour while the brow is in a normal position
  • Fatty deposits in the medial part of the upper eyelids that appear as puffiness
  • Folded eyelid skin that impairs the full extent of your visual field
  • Asymmetric eyelids


Not good candidates are patients with:

  • People with unrealistic expectation
  • Eyelid problems that mainly originate from droopy brows (these patients need brow lift) 
  • Dry eyes syndrome
  • Pure eyelid ptosis

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to rejuvenate the contours of the lower eyelid space, mainly the region between the eyelashes and the middle face. 

It can be used to correct functional problem that arises from eyelid sagging which is related to chronic eye dryness.

Benefits

  • Safe procedure, rejuvenation result will last for several years
  • Can combined with other aesthetic treatments – upper blepharoplasty, brow lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, etc.

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Excessive and sagging lower eyelid skin
  • Fat bulging in the lower eyelids that appear as puffiness - eyelid bags
  • Cascading hammocks of lax skin and orbicularis muscle - festoons
  • Folds at the border between eyelid and cheek which disturbs the natural youthful contour
  • Droopy eyelids that revels to much white below the iris (ectropion, scleral show)
  • Asymmetric lower eyelids
  • Dryness of the eye related to facial nerve paralysis


Not good candidates are patients with:

  • People with unrealistic expectations
  • Fine wrinkles lateral to the eyes
  • Dry eyes syndrome
  • Protruding eyes with negative vector

Brow Lift

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift is the surgical procedure that is performed to raise and rejuvenate the eyebrows, forehead and temple area. 

Benefits

  • Safe procedure, rejuvenation result will last for several years
  • Can be combined with other aesthetic treatments – blepharoplasty, facelift, rhinoplasty, etc.
  • Limited postoperative downtime – up to 5 days

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
  • Wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead
  • Frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows

Not good candidates are patients with:

  • People with unrealistic expectations

Facelift

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the middle and lower part of the face. Additionally, it can be used in conjunction with necklift to rejuvenate the contours of the neck area.

Benefits

  • Safe procedure which rejuvenation effect results last for about 10-15 years
  • Can be combined with other aesthetic treatments – upper and lower blepharoplasty, brow lift, skin laser treatment 

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Excessive and sagging facial skin
  • Disappearance of a well-defined jowl line - jowls developing
  • Loose skin and fat of the neck that appears as a double chin or "turkey neck"
  • Deepening of the facial fold lines between the nose and the midface (mesolabial) or the corner of the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Midface depression due to fat resorption or gravity 


Not good candidates are patients with:

  • People with unrealistic expectations
  • Excessive smokers

Lip Surgery

A lip surgery, is a group of surgical procedures that can correct visible signs of lip aging – loss of red lip volume and definition, white lip decent or elongation, no teeth show. 

Benefits

  • Safe procedure with permanent result which avoids the need for repeated lip filler injection
  • The only technique that can shorten the long upper lip
  • Suitable in both younger and older patient
  • Can combined with other aesthetic treatments – upper and lower blepharoplasty, brow lift, skin laser treatment, skin peels, facelift.  

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Red lip tissue atrophy - loss of red lip fullness/volume and definition
  • Lip descend because of the loss of support – distance between the base of the nose and red part of the lip (called white lip) is too big
  • Limited teeth show which is regarded as a less attractive feature
  • Who had multiple filler injection which caused fibrosis
  • Asymmetric lips


Not good candidates are patients with:

  • People with unrealistic expectation

Cheek Surgery

Cheek refinement is a surgical procedure which help to reduce full rounded cheeks, and enhance and better define cheekbones, leaving patients with a slightly more chiseled look.

Benefits

  • Enhances the contours of the upper and lower cheeks 
  • Surgery is safe and effective, and performed under local anesthesia
  • Permanent results
  • No visible incisions
  • Combined in conjunction with other procedures for complete facial rejuvenation

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Both men and women
  • Fatty face – “chubby cheeks”
  • “Baby face appearance” 
  • Who want more chiseled appearance


Not good candidates are patients with:

  • Not realistic expectations

Neck Lift

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck.

Benefits

  • Safe procedure which rejuvenation effect results last for about 10-15 years
  • Combined with other aesthetic treatments – upper and lower blepharoplasty, brow lift, laser treatment.  

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates irregular jowl line - jowls
  • Excess fatty deposits under the chin – double chin or turkey neck
  • Sagging of the neck skin and neck muscle drooping
  • Anterior vertical banding in the neck, which creates abnormal contours



Not good candidates are patients with:

  • People with unrealistic expectations
  • Poor chin patient 
  • Position of the hyoid bone that is too low in neck
 Some of these issues can be better addressed with other procedures like chin implant.

Otoplasty

Otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. This defect of the ear structure can be present at birth or be caused by injury.

Benefits

  • More natural shape will bringing balance to entire face
  • Even minor correction can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem
  • Can be performed in local anesthesia 
  • Long lasting result

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Overly large ears – macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees 
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery



Not good candidates are patients with:

  • Child of less then 5 years of age
  • Child's ear cartilage is not stable enough for correction

Ear Rejuvenation

This type of surgical procedure is performed to correct large, pendulous earlobes caused by aging that many patients find unattractive.

Benefits

  • Surgery is safe and effective, and performed under local anesthesia
  • Permanent results
  • Combined in conjunction with other procedures for complete facial rejuvenation

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Earlobes that are too large
  • Floppy earlobes that have excess hanging skin
  • Over pierced or split earlobes 


Not good candidates are patients with:

  • Not realistic expectations

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PETER JFM LOHUIS, MD PHD

BORIS FILIPOVIĆ, MD PHD

BOŽO GORJANC, MD

MAJA KOVAČEVIĆ, MD

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

·   Rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty can be performed using a large variety of techniques, all of which are performed in our clinic. 

·   The final decision which technique to use will depend on your nasal anatomical features, wishes and needs.

·   Recovery period after upper blepharoplasty is usually short. You may start doing your daily routines as soon as the following day. 

·   Total downtime after surgery is around 7 days.

·   Lower eyelid surgery is delicate and can be performed using several techniques, all of which are performed in our clinic. 

·   The final decision which technique to use will depend on your facial anatomical features, wishes and needs. Your surgeon will discuss this with you.

·   Brow lift can be performed using several techniques, all of which are performed in our clinic. 

·   The final decision which technique to use will depend on your facial anatomical features, wishes and needs.

·   Facelift can be performed using several techniques, all of which are performed in our clinic. 

·  The final decision which technique to use will depend on your facial anatomical features, aging features, skin type, wishes and needs.

·   Lip lift can be performed using several techniques, all of which are performed in our clinic. 

·  The final decision which technique to use will depend on your facial anatomical features, wishes and needs.

·   Recovery period is usually only few days and you may start doing your daily routines as soon as the following day.

·  Recovery period after otoplasty is usually up to 14 days and you may start doing your daily routines as soon as the following day.

·  However, it may take up to 3 months for the ear to feel "back to normal" in terms of texture, sensibility and loss of tightness.

·   Recovery period is usually only few days and you may start doing your daily routines as soon as the following day.

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