Face Lift

Face Lift

As we age and our neck muscles weaken, our facial skin loosens and wrinkles. Many factors can cause the skin to lose suppleness, including prolonged sun exposure, weight fluctuation and heredity. A complete facelift can address these problems by firming and tightening the skin of face and neck, most effectively for the lower face (jowls and neck). For full facial rejuvenation, facelifts are frequently done in conjunction with other procedures (in some combination) such as:

  • Upper and/or lower eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Chin and/or cheek augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty

A double chin can be improved with a simultaneous neck lift.

A popular misconception associated with facelifts is that the skin texture will be changed by a facelift. Acne scars, age spots, fine lines and smoker’s skin creasing will soon return with their original texture, no matter how tight the skin is pulled. A facelift will not give someone beautiful skin unless they already have beautiful skin.

Skin treatments such as laser or chemical resurfacing can be used in combination with a facelift to improve skin texture and smooth skin wrinkles.

FV Hospital has a number of options for facial rejuvenation.

How will surgery be performed?

A facelift begins with an incision of the temple above the hairline, extending in a natural line in front of the ear and continuing behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. The surgeon then separates the skin from the underlying fat and muscle, trimming or suctioning fat from around the neck to improve the contour. Finally, the underlying muscle and membrane are tightened and the skin is pulled back to remove excess.

What kind of anaesthesia will I need?

Local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia in consultation with your anaesthetist.

How long will surgery take?

Usually between two and a half and four hours.

Will I feel pain afterwards?

Initial mild pain, easily controlled by medication, disappearing by the second or third day.

How long is recovery?

Three nights in hospital are usually required. Patients generally feel initial tightness and numbness, gradually disappearing within a few weeks. Many activities are possible within the first week and almost everything by three weeks, your FVH surgeon advising accordingly.

Will there be bruising and swelling?

Swelling will disappear within a few days and bruising usually within two weeks.

Will I have to remove the stitches?

A simple procedure done by your FVH surgeon eight to ten days after surgery.

Will there be scars?

Scars are usually hidden above the hairline and in the normal creases of your skin. Some will remain pink for a few months before maturing into less visible white scars. Soon you will look very natural, fully rested and years younger.

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Complete Facelift Surgery & Leisure Combo

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Are you searching for a safe, reliable and high-quality destination for your surgery or medical treatment but at the same time want to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of a travel hotspot? Look no further! We have the most suitable packages for you right here in Vietnam!
We can offer you the most professional surgery/ treatment + relaxing leisure combo programs, in conjunction with Buffalo Tours, a leading and award-wining tour operator in Vietnam. Packages can also be tailor-made to your own special desires.
Please note that all of our packages & prices are estimates only and that durations can vary, depending on the timing of your admission, your surgery/treatment and your condition to fly back home. In some cases your doctor might restrict you from certain activities and the below package might not be suitable for you.

Below follows an example of a package:

  • Day 01
    Arrival, welcome and airport pick-up by Buffalo Tours Representative. Transfer to Renaissance Riverside Hotel 5* (www.renaissance-saigon.com) for check-in and rest.

    Overnight at Renaissance.

  • Day 02

    Transfer to FV Hospital for first consultation(s)/tests.
    After first consultation(s)/tests, transfer back to Renaissance, stay overnight.

  • Days 03-06

    Transfer to FV Hospital for hospitalisation and surgery.

  • Days 06-07

    Transfer from FV to Thao Dien Village (www.thaodienvillage.com). Free time.

  • Day 08

    “Riverway to Cu Chi”

    Cu Chi Tunnels is a massive system of tunnels combining to form an underground city during the American/Vietnam War. It has become a popular and must-see destination for many travellers. Buffalo Tours would like to offer you a new and exceptional way to discover this historical site: the trip combines a cruise, cultural experiences and history.

    At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250 kilometres from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel for what underground life in the American/Vietnam war must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for your benefit (otherwise you would not be able to enter them!).

    Leaving Saigon in the early morning, we board our speed boat from Saigon dock and leave the bustling city behind. From the boat, the city skyline gradually fades and is soon replaced by lush river banks. From the boat you can observe the daily life on the river. Along the way, you will stop at a lively market of Binh Duong Province, renowned for its variety of produce, from fresh seafood to flowers, fruits and traditional herbs. After visiting the market, you will enjoy a tea break in a local house before continuing to Cu Chi.

    Upon arrival at Cu Chi, you will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels’ construction. You will then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various man traps and the remains of an American tank, as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500-pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. You then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 2:00pm.
  • Days 09-10

    Check-out of Thao Dien Village. Transfer to Long Hai beach, around 2.5 hours drive from HCMC.

    Arrival in Long Hai, check-in Ho Tram Osaka resort (www.hotramresort.com)

    Relax at Ho Tram resort.

  • Day 11

    Transfer back to HCMC. Check-in Renaissance Riverside Hotel. Relax.

    FV hospital for post-discharge consultation (after recommended days from doctor)

  • Day 12

    Transfer to airport for flight back home.


Facelift Surgery

  • Complete facelift: US$4,150
  • Temporal facelift: US$3,650

The package includes:

  • Pre-operative consultations and tests
  • Hospitalisation
  • Surgical procedure
  • Doctor fees
  • Regular treatment and tests during hospitalisation
  • Discharge treatment
  • Follow-up consultation