A procedure to tighten the skin and subcutaneous tissue of cheeks and neck.

Duration of Procedure

120-180 minutes


1 night(s)



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After 1-2 weeks

Course of the Procedure

In this procedure, the skin and subcutaneous cheek and neck tissue are tightened. The incision is made directly in front of the ear and behind it, depending on the looseness. Sometimes an additional incision under the chin is made if we see any particularly distinct saggy neck muscles (platysma muscle).


After the Operation

After the operation, the face can be completely swollen for two to three weeks; however, the swelling begins to settle down after 48 hours.

Bruises can be present anywhere in the operative area and are gone after one or two weeks a lost sense of touch can be present in front and behind the ears, under the eyes and on the forehead. Within weeks or months, sense is regained. The pain during the pressure can be present for a few weeks around the ears. The feeling of tightness as pressure can last for some time around the ears and on the neck, and it reaches its summit in the third week. The stitches are removed within one or two weeks. A few days after the operation you are able to wash your hair. Make-up can be used a few days after the operation.

Smoking can prolong the time of wound-healing and can cause the skin around the wounds to sink in (especially behind the ear) since nicotine reduces the blood flow. Therefore, smokers should stop smoking ten days before the procedure and should not start smoking for three weeks after the operation.



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Post-Operative recommendations

Rest, following the recommendations of the medical personnel, taking the prescribed medications, icing 24 hours after the procedure, lymphatic drainage recommended, quitting smoking before and after the procedure, elevated pillow during the rest.

Possible inconveniences after the procedure

Slow wound healing, temporary asymmetry and temporarily lost sense of touch.

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