Facelifts – a very effective way to look younger

An overview of a facelift:

Type of surgeryInpatient
Duration of surgery3-5 hrs.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia
DressingInitial compression bandage for 1-2 days
Clinic visit typeInpatient stay for 1-2 nights
Patient aftercareAvoid working overhead
Bed restNo
Recovery timeApproximately 1-2 weeks
Physical recoveryAfter 2 weeks
Aftercare from surgeonLocal cooling, scar care and protecting the scar from the sun
Return to workAfter 1-2 weeks
ResultLasts for many years after operation

Are you not content with small measures, but would instead prefer to tackle facial rejuvenation once and for all, with very effective results? Then getting a facelift at Difine in Essen is the right choice for you.

Your Specialist for Facelifts

Dr. med. M. Narwan, Facharzt für Plastische und Ästhetische Chirurgie, Difine Essen

Dr. med. Narwan

Medical Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetical Surgery

Do you have any questions about getting a facelift at Difine in Essen?

At what age is a facelift the right choice?

An effective – and correspondingly complex – facelift is usually indicated for people aged 50 and older.

What kind of aftercare or post-treatments are necessary after a facelift?

We usually recommend cold packs or lymph drainage to help reduce swelling.

What is Dr Narwan able to correct through a facelift?

A facelift is an excellent treatment for even very deep wrinkles on the face and neck, as well as a lack of fullness and sunken skin on the cheeks and chin. Furthermore, our doctor here at Difine can give you a facelift that will restore the natural, balanced contours of your face and neck.

How long does a facelift last?

In most cases, a facelift will last about 10 to 15 years. Of course, it cannot stop the natural ageing process of the skin, but only delay it. An unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, too much sun, etc.) can shorten this timeframe.

How often can a facelift be repeated?

If the effects of your facelift diminish, the operation can be repeated, possibly using a different surgical technique. As a general rule, there are no limits to the number of facelifts you can have.

What happens to wrinkles around the eyes or mouth?

Although an eyelid correction (wrinkles around the eyes) is a separate procedure, it can also be performed during the facelift. Unfortunately, little can be done surgically to remove wrinkles around the mouth. You may want to consider a chemical peel or dermabrasion.

Can I combine a facelift with a fat transfer treatment?

If you have pronounced fullness deficits in the facial area, we will supplement the facelift with a volume increase using your own fat. The transplanted fat also has regenerative qualities for the skin. For example, we can transfer fat from your abdomen or legs.

Getting a facelift at Difine in Essen has some impressive advantages:

Patientenempfang, Plastische Chirurgie Essen, Schönheitschirurgie Difine, Dr. Mustafa Narwan
  • A facelift is an effective solution that ensures 10–15 years of a more youthful, fresher appearance
  • A facelift will make you look about 10 years younger
  • Your ability to change facial expressions will not be affected in any way
  • After an expertly conducted facelift, scars are virtually invisible
  • During a classic facelift, the neck is lifted as well, which helps you look even younger.

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Get those years back easily with a facelift

If your wrinkles are consistently becoming more and more pronounced and losing volume, and your ‘whole face is starting to sag’, then a facelift is the most effective way of restoring the natural beauty of your face and neck. Particularly when wrinkles are very deep and cannot be ‘whisked away’ through filler injections, a facelift is a good option for making your appearance young and fresh again. However, a facelift does more than just tone your facial skin superficially. The goal of a facelift should always be to shape the volume proportions of the face so that they are once again in balance.

The incision begins at the hairline (at your temple) and runs along your ear. It then travels slightly upwards, around the earlobe, and ends in the hair at the nape of your neck. It’s very important to remember that a facelift doesn’t just tauten the skin – it also tautens the tissue under it (if necessary) and removes excess skin. The operation can be carried out with the patient either in twilight sleep or under general anaesthesia. We use the ‘tumescence technique’: a numbing solution is injected into the tissue, which loosens fat cells and constricts blood vessels, reducing blood loss afterwards. We also employ modern suturing techniques that result in very inconspicuous scars along natural wrinkles and into the hairline. For a naturally beautiful result after your facelift, our doctor of course always keeps in mind the natural ageing process for your skin and the areas of the face that are affected.

Facelifting, Plastische Chirurgie Essen, Schönheitschirurgie Difine, Dr. Mustafa Narwan

The only beautiful facelift is a natural one

For Dr Narwan here in Essen, it’s especially important for a facelift to make your face look natural, not mask-like. We incorporate all of our extensive expertise in order to ensure this. Our facelifts can delay the ageing of the skin by several years, giving your face a few ‘extra years’ of youthfulness.

For a classic facelift, we combine the facelift procedure with a neck lift, which makes the youthful effect more holistic. However, this is never a ‘standard’ procedure. We prepare every facelift in advance through a detailed consultation and surgery planning that is attuned to your own personal physical attributes. Another decisive factor is which type of facelift will produce the best result for your face. Dr Narwan will provide you with very detailed information about their approach and incisions. During the operation, the middle section of your face and your neck will be tautened.


Dr. med. M. Narwan

Difine Clinic
Girardetstr. 1
45131 Essen

Dr. Narwan
Königsallee 26
40212 Dusseldorf


0201 719 99 0 88

0201 545 899 51

0049 152 06327370


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Patientenempfang, Plastische Chirurgie Essen, Schönheitschirurgie Difine, Dr. Mustafa Narwan

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