By Doctor Bernard Cornette de Saint Cyr
The classic face lift, which is still performed today, involves a scar along the front edge of the ear and one behind the ear, in the hair on the nape of the neck.
Some people are not worried about the scars behind the ears, but are concerned about having a scar in front of their ears.
We know that tensor threads achieve great results on the cheeks and oval, but they are not as effective on the neck, especially if it is very saggy and fat or wrinkled.
The new hybrid technique involves surgically operating on the neck from behind, to rehang the skin on the neck and jawline and enable us to suck out any excess fat in the neck or double chin. I then complete this by reshaping the oval and cheekbones using tensor threads, which replace the previous surgical procedure.
I might also use fat from the neck or elsewhere and transfer it into the cheeks and cheekbone area, if required, and combine this with a PRP treatment (platelet-rich plasma) for skin rejuvenation.
Of course, if required, we could also perform an eye lift, upper lip lift or any other complementary procedure at the same time.
An injection of botulinum toxin along the jawline (Nefertiti neck lift), 8 to 15 days before surgery, helps to relax the muscles that drag the face down and increases the effectiveness of the tensor threads.
To summarise, a hybrid lift involves invisible surgery at the back of the neck combined with tensor threads at the front and, if required, micro-lipostructure with nano-grafts and PRP.
We can thus achieve a perfect lifting effect on the neck and a natural and effective result on the face and oval, leaving behind no visible scars, just beautiful and regenerated skin.
Doctor Cornette de Saint Cyr
Member of the french society of Plastic surgery. founding member of the sofCeP (french society of aesthetic and Plastic surgeons). former chairman of the sofCeP. Private practice in Paris, france. member of the IsaPs (International society of aesthetic Plastic surgery). former professor of postgraduate education in aesthetic Plastic surgery for the ISAPS.