Cervicofacial lift

Cervicofacial lift or face-neck lift surgery aims to rejuvenate the face by re-tightening skin and underlying tissues.
This surgical procedure can be performed on both men and women.

  • You have sagging skin
  • You are embarrassed about neck creases
  • You look tired even after a good night’s sleep
  • You have sagging jowls
  • You have a double chin
  • You tighten your skin towards the rear every time you look in the mirror

The first consultation with Dr Thomet will allow you to get to know your surgeon, talk about your personal situation and present your expectations. In order to complete your medical record, she will ask about your medical history, previous operations you may have had, and the list of medicines and allergies.
A physical examination will be carried out with measurements and sometimes photos that will remain confidential and only used for your medical file. At the end of the consultation, Dr Thomet will make a diagnosis and tell you if you are a good candidate for surgery. She will explain to you the contemplated surgical procedure, scar positions, the recovery time and the risks of complications.
After you have had time to think it over, a second consultation will be scheduled, in order to answer your questions and set a surgery date.
An ophthalmological check-up is required before any surgery.


Cervicofacial lift is not covered by health insurance. A cost estimate will be forwarded to you after the first consultation.


Cervicofacial lifting procedure is usually performed under sedation or local anaesthesia. Sedation is a semi-conscious state achieved by intravenous drug administration performed by an anaestheanaesthesiologisttist. The procedure is painless through the combination with local anaesthetics. In some cases, a general anaesthesia may be recommended. A preoperative consultation with an anaesthesiologist will take place before surgery.


Cervicofacial lifting usually requires an overnight stay. This allows to better manage the pain medication and monitor you closely. Drains (small plastic tubes attached to a bottle) will be placed during the surgery. These will be removed without causing pain before your discharge from the clinic.


When leaving the clinic, you will have bandage type dressing that will be changed the following week for the first time at the practice.


Driving or making efforts after surgery is not recommended. Activity resumption may be considered after 10 to 15 days depending on the type of activity. It is necessary to wait 4 weeks before doing sports.
You will need to take holiday in advance since the patients of aesthetic surgery cannot take sick leave.