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Prof. asoc. Dr. Stefan Gress


Professor Gress is one of the top specialists internationally

A person’s charm and impression
on others is substantially determined
by their face and appearance.

It’s a gradual process, but suddenly you notice it.  A glance in the mirror, a look at a photo: sagging skin on your cheeks and neck. You see wrinkles and folds, and the formerly smooth contour of the lower jaw is slack and sagging.

It’s the most aggravating and noticeable change to the face with advancing age. And it can be difficult to endure. It gives you a sad and tired look. You stand in front of the mirror and smooth back the skin of your face. That’s how it should look again, shouldn’t it? A cream can’t help. The only way to turn back time is by smoothing the skin and contouring the face with a facelift. A skillful facelift by Prof. Gress in Munich will let you once again look the way you actually feel: Fresh and young…

As we pass through life, age takes its toll on the face. Emotions, facial expressions, and external factors such as environmental influences, UV radiation and smoking all leave their mark on the face. As a rule, a facelift is the most practical and effective method to eliminate these signs.

A facelift or forehead lift, a cheek or neck lift should neither draw negative attention nor be noticeable to an outside observer, even if you look significantly younger afterwards. Rather, with a facelift by Prof. Gress in Munich, you’ll appear as if you have just returned from a vacation, fresh and rejuvenated.

You can think of a facelift as facial tightening with the help of surgery. There are many variations of facelift surgery; each procedure is based on the individual needs of the patient. Examples include a neck lift, forehead lift, removal of excess skin and thus skin tightening, wrinkle treatment and much more. It is essential for your face to be smoothed while retaining its characteristic features and naturalness without appearing mask-like. You won’t see a good facelift! It will make you look fresher, rejuvenated and thus younger; under no circumstances should you appear “lifted”.

The preliminary consultation will take place with Prof. Gress at his practice. He will take pictures and decide on the ideal surgical technique for you based on your expectations for the results.

Men and women have different expectations. There are different principles to consider with a facelift for a man. The procedure can make the male face appear more striking, while the female face is usually more feminine, softer.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. You should avoid drugs that increase the tendency to bleed (such as aspirin or Marcumar) for 14 days before the facelift procedure.

Stop smoking four weeks before the operation, since smoking is known to promote circulatory problems and wound healing disorders! If the operation is performed as an outpatient procedure, please make arrangements for someone to pick you up from the practice and look after you at home.

The skin incision runs along the temple starting at the front of the ear, around the earlobe and outer ear back up to the hairy scalp area. Therefore, scarring from the procedure is hardly visible.

Then, the both the facial skin and the structures underneath, such as the SMAS (Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System), a net-like tissue layer running under the subcutaneous fatty tissue, are lifted, smoothed and tightened in various directions.

Along with the facial skin, the SMAS, a fibrous layer under the facial skin, is also tightened in order to achieve lasting, beautiful results.

Tightening of sagging muscles and facial skin

Excess tissue is removed. Padding of the tissue with the patient’s own fat (lipostructure) can be useful during a facelift to plump unpleasant edges and flattened or sunken regions of the face and to reduce wrinkles. As an additional or independent treatment, a double chin can be removed by means of a liposuction procedure in Munich. A neck lift is performed to treat wrinkles on the neck, and the SMAS is also tightened.

You will receive a “roadmap” that outlines the next steps, set appointments for follow-up checks, discuss special directions, etc.

The bandage is removed after a few days. Drainage tubes are removed at our practice in Munich after one or two days, stitches after 5 to 10 days. No sports for four weeks. You can wash your hair after four days, but only in the shower so you can remain standing and don’t need to move your head too much.

Follow-up checks will be more frequent soon after the procedure. A repeated visit after several months is sufficient later. We maintain long-standing contact with our patients and will even invite them back to our practice in Munich years later to discuss the healing outcome and assess the procedure’s results.

In Germany, it is not permitted to publicly display before and after pictures of cosmetic surgery. Of course, you can view sample photos at our office during your consultation.

Frequently asked questions about facelift

 Will I need to stay at the hospital?

 How long will the result last?

 How will I look and how will I feel after the surgery?

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 At what age can I have a facelift done?

 What risks are associated with the procedure?

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Professor for Plastic Surgery

Professor and lecturer
in Plastic Surgery

Experience makes the difference

  • More than 10000 procedures
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Inventor and developer of the “Composite Reduction Labiaplasty”
  • Internationally recognized top specialist
  • Author of the international textbook “Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty” (Springer Publishers)
  • Professor and Lecturer in Plastic Surgery

In the most important national and international specialist societies

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen

International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The Aston Baker
Cutting Edge
Aesthetic Surgery

2018, New York

Faculty Member
The greatest honor for
a Plastic Surgeon