Face and neck lift is performed if one wishes to tighten sagging facial contours. Sagging may be caused by inheritance, age and excess sun, which have reduced the elasticity of tissues. In addition to this, excess fatty tissue often accumulates under one’s chin, which can be removed by a surgical operation. These operations are performed from the age of 40. Surgeons perform primarily face, neck, eyebrow and forehead lifts. The operation has a rejuvenating effect, but it will not stop the ageing process. The result will last approximately for eight to ten years, after which the operation may be repeated. Before surgery, the patient will be asked questions about previous illnesses and chronic diseases and allergies occurred. Tobacco addicts should reduce the cigarette dose, since smoking considerably inhibits blood flow in the incision area and interferes with the healing of the incisions. If necessary, patients will undergo ECG and blood tests. The operation takes three to eight hours. The subcutaneous fatty and muscle tissue is lifted and the excess skin is removed. Following surgery, the face must be wrapped in bandage both day and night for a week. After surgery you will have to take a two- to four-week sick leave, depending on the nature of your work. Sick-leave form will be issued by your General Practitioner (Family Doctor). Aerobics, bodybuilding and other sports which may put recovery from surgery at risk, must be avoided for a month. Lifting heavy things, strenuous work, saunas and hot baths must also definitely be avoided.