Facelift at the expert Prof. Dr. med. Shafighi in Bern

Duration of treatment

3 hours..

Type of stunning

Twilight sleep or anesthesia

Hospital stay

Outpatient or with 1 night


1 week bandage

Recommended physical rest

1 week


after 2-3 weeks

Sport possible after

4 weeks

Price / costs including controls up to 1 year

15,000 SFR

Why is someone considering performing a facelift or mini facelift? Most people will find out at some point that conservative, non-surgical face rejuvenation can and will reach its limits. This limit is reached when conventional methods such as creams or serums with hyaluronic acid or good make-up such as make-up with high coverage and 3D effect no longer help to conceal the aging. Wrinkles cast shadows in your face, they look tired and exhausted. But is that you? Appearances are sometimes deceptive, and the sight of one's face leads to wrong conclusions.


You are now looking for something that brings about an improvement, but not, like injecting wrinkles with hyaluronic acid or the use of botulinum toxin, only works temporarily and has to be repeated regularly. You're looking for something that will make you look years younger and sustainable. The answer to that is a facelift. The facelift, sometimes carried out as a mid-facelift, can reverse a large part of the changes that have occurred over time.


Why is the skin aged and slack and why do wrinkles appear, even if we try to keep our facial expressions relaxed? The elastic fibers of the skin are a big factor. Over the years they lose their elasticity due to gravity, exposure to the sun, environmental influences, but also due to genetic factors. the skin and soft tissues of the face and neck sag. The middle and lower parts of the face in particular change. The fat in the midface is absorbed or can slide down due to gravity and reduced tension. This can be intensified by tensing the facial muscles.

The various operations serve to tighten the face and neck area. If this is done carefully, the destination will emerge as desired with a fresh and natural-looking facial expression, similar to that after returning from vacation. If a facelift is not carried out well, the result is a tense, "operated" facial expression. We therefore recommend leaving the implementation to a suitable specialist.


During the facelift, age-related changes are corrected, particularly in the area of the lower jaw, neck and corners of the mouth. The individual starting situation is always taken into account. Facelift means lifting. Wrinkles in the nose and cheek folds (nasolabial folds) can only be influenced to a limited extent. However, these wrinkles also make the face look natural. If these wrinkles seem too deep, they can also be injected with hyaluronic acid. Also

Upper and lower lip folds cannot be removed with a facelift. For these problem points, however, other interventions such as injection methods with hyaluronic acid or laser treatments (CO2 laser) for facial rejuvenation are available.


Face lift advice

The consultation before carrying out a facelift with us in Bern and Zurich is about careful planning. We will discuss your wishes and any concerns in detail. A detailed examination of the face is carried out and photo documentation is created, with the help of which we can discuss and explain the surgical steps individually. Prof. Shafighi always tries to give you an idea of what to expect before the operation.


There are various surgical procedures for face lifts. Before an operation, it is always important to be informed about possible restrictions and risks as well as correct follow-up treatment. With regard to the actual operation, it always depends on what the individual factors are and what your expectations are. The aim is certainly a natural and, above all, a balanced result. A combination with other interventions such as forehead tightening, eyelid tightening, hyaluronic acid treatment, etc. can be useful.


Operation: Facelift - Neck Lift ("SMAS Lift")

A facelift is usually carried out under general anesthesia with a subsequent stay of 1 day. The implementation includes a tightening of the holding layer (so-called "SMAS") in the relaxed cheek and neck area. This is then re-anchored. Excess skin is removed. By cleverly placing the incisions in the area of the hairy scalp and directly in front of the ears, the fine scars will come to lie as barely visible lines. The sewing is done without tension. The facelift as a face lift can be performed in combination with liposuction in the chin and neck area, a lift in the forehead area and / or an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty).


After the procedure

After the operation, two drains are usually placed, which can be removed after 1 day. A chin bandage as a special bandage supports the swelling for a few days. A stay in our clinic is recommended for 1 day. The sutures are removed after 7-10 days.


The result of the facelift

The result of the facelift is a real eye-catcher. The scars are usually not visible and are well hidden. After the wound has healed, the patients appear more youthful and relaxed. With the technique used by Prof. Shafighi, the result will last for many years. The natural aging process is set back and therefore does not start again until later.

Would you like to see before and after photos of facelift and neck lifts? In our clinic in Muri near Bern we would be happy to show you pictures of our face and neck lift results!

Häufig gestellte Fragen zu Facelifting - Facelift

Wie viel Verjüngung kann erreicht werden?

Durch das Facelifting kann ein Verjüngungseffekt von mehreren Jahren erreicht werden. Das Gesicht sieht natürlich gestrafft aus und zeigt neue Spannkraft und verleiht frisches Aussehen.

In welchem Alter sollte man ein Facelift machen lassen?

Da der Haut- und Gewebealterungsprozess von Mensch zu Mensch unterschiedlich ist, kann man für ein Facelift kein konkretes Alter benennen. Sobald eine störende Gewebeerschlaffung besteht, ist beispielsweise ein Mittelgesichtslift möglich. Hierbei ist es ratsam sich bei uns beraten zu lassen, welche Methode sich am besten eignet, nicht chirurgisch oder chirurgisch, um Ihr Gesicht aufzufrischen.

Kann ein Facelifting nach Jahren auch wiederholt werden?

Ja, diese Möglichkeit besteht.

Besteht die Gefahr durch den Eingriff ein maskenhaftes und unnatürliches Aussehen zu bekommen?

Im Gegensatz zu vielen Patienten und Operateuren in den USA wird hier in Europa grosser Wert auf ein natürlich wirkendes Ergebnis gelegt. Das Ziel ist ein professionell durchgeführtes Facelifting, bei dem die Patienten danach eben nicht maskenhaft glattgezogen, sondern dynamisch und frisch aussehen.

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