Facial rejuvenation is a cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatment, or series of such treatments which aims to restore a youthful appearance to the human face. Invasive (surgical) facial skin rejuvenation procedures can include, among others, a dermabrasion, forehead lift, eye lift (blepharoplasty), facelift (rhytidectomy), chin lift and neck lift.

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When to consider facial rejuvenation

If you want to reverse the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance then you should consider taking some of the skin rejuvenation procedures. The same applies if your face and neck are sagging, or if you are losing volume in your cheekbones and contour along your jawline. Also, crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, fine lines and folds around your mouth, and frown lines and furrows on your forehead can be removed by using skin lifting procedures. You should also consider cosmetic surgery if there are drooping skin and wrinkling changes in your upper eyelids, upper and lower eyelid bags, and dark circles under your eyes.

Balancing facial features may require multiple procedures to address loose skin, loss of volume and uneven skin tone.

Types of skin rejuvenation surgeries

Dermabrasion is an exfoliating technique that uses a special instrument to remove outer layers of skin in order to improve the appearance of the skin. Dermabrasion can also help treat acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, skin patches, redness and thick skin on the nose, scars from surgery or injury, sun damage, tattoos and uneven skin tone.

Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck which are most obvious signs of aging of the skin. The surgeon will lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face to create more aesthetically pleasing contours appearance and facial structure and remove excess pockets of fat and skin that can contribute to an aged appearance.

Mini facelift or lower facelift surgery is the most common type of facelift surgery performed on the lower third of the face using small incisions placed around the ears. It appeals to many men and women because it can address some of the most prominent signs of aging. Mini facelift eliminates jowls, targets lax skin on the neck and jawline, addresses deep wrinkles, and raises the corners of the mouth.

Neck lift procedures target the neck, one of the first places where signs of age start to show. Neck lift surgery is one of the most transformative procedures in cosmetic medicine that can dramatically rejuvenate a patient's appearance (it also addresses wrinkled and sagging skin at the height of the chin – chin lift). Forehead lift procedure usually applies to an endoscopic brow lift, surgical correction of drooping eyebrows that softens worried or angry expressions that result from frown lines. Eyelid surgery also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty, reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.

Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

There are multiple treatments that can be combined to give you a more youthful appearance. The procedures chosen will be tailored to your specific needs, aging problems and concerns so that they provide you with optimal treatment through careful planning and sequencing of procedures. Your doctor will determine the best order of procedures in your particular case.

If volume enhancement using fat transfer is desired for facial rejuvenation procedure, it is typically performed first with fat grafting to deficient regions (the fat is harvested from other areas of the body).

Depending on the extent of face skin looseness, either a limited incision or a more extensive facelift is performed and it can be accompanied with eyelid surgery, brow lift or facial implants. For the facelift, the skin flaps are lifted and trimmed or undermined, then the flaps are moved to remove excess skin and secured with sutures. After that, laser resurfacing can be used to improve the quality of the skin surface.

After healing from the surgical component of facial rejuvenation, additional refinements can be performed during follow-up office visits.

Recovery and expectations

Patient appearance immediately after facial rejuvenation will depend on the type of procedure performed and the number of associated treatments. Expected recovery can take six weeks, but for most people, it only takes 10 to 14 days.

Although it is not possible to completely reverse the effects of gravity and the natural aging process, facial rejuvenation will have long-lasting results. The complementary procedures, filler and toxin injections, which can be repeated periodically, will help you to maintain your youthful appearance.

Also, some people worry that it will be obvious that they had surgery, but when the surgery is performed well, the result will be natural in appearance and nobody will be able to tell.

Face rejuvenation cost (price)

The cost of facial rejuvenation varies from doctor to doctor and from one geographic area to another. It also depends on the number of different treatments that are combined.

Plastic surgeon prof. Dr Milan Jovanovic

Plastic surgeon prof. Dr Milan Jovanovic

Prof. Dr Milan Jovanovic is a specialist in plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. As a surgeon with 27 years of surgical experience, Dr Jovanovic is one of the best experts in anti-ageing, plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in the region.

He is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, where he teaches general education to students of the fifth year, as well as at the postgraduate education for doctors who specialize in the field of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. He is the Head of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.

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Health institution General Hospital – Medical System Belgrade – MSB is a system which combines all medical and dental specialties.

Exceptional and complete services in the fields of anti-ageing, plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery are provided by the Center for Aesthetic Surgery MSB (Medical System Belgrade). Along with the necessary safety, quality, comfort and discretion, our main goal is – a satisfied patient.


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