Modern face lift techniques have the central goal of correcting visible aging of the face. Professor Gassner is particularly concerned about natural and “non-surgical” looking results after face lift surgery.
The technique for taking fat from one part of the body and injecting it in another is known as Lipostructure, Liposculpture or Lipofilling. For example, fat from the belly area could be taken out and injected in the face.
Age-related changes to the skin around the eyes such as excessive eyelid skin, or bags and wrinkles below the lower eyelids can be corrected via eyelid surgery. For upper lids, usually a small strip of skin is removed.
Treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox, Vistabel, and others) has been the standard for wrinkle treatments (crow’s-feet, furrows in the brow, etc.) for many years. This medicine is safe and low-maintenance if used by an experienced doctor.
Defects of the facial skin are often the result of a removal of a tumor or an accident. Depending upon the severity which includes the breadth, localization and depth, restoration of these soft tissue defects of the face is widely variable.
There are various modern preparations for wrinkle injection. For example, hylauronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm) or hydoxylapatite (Radiesse). These preparations are widely used to smooth wrinkles in the facial area.
A microtia operation (auricular reconstruction) is used to rebuild a missing or incompletely formed auricle (outer ear). Typically, the surgery is performed on patients born without ear(s).