Endotinе lift is a technique of face lifting with the use of special plates, endotines (note: patented name - endotine).
Endotines are plates made of a hypoallergenic material that is absolutely safe for the human body.
When lifting endotines act as fixators, reliably and evenly fixing the tissue in a new position, achieving the effect of a balanced, natural face lifting.
The mechanism of action of the endotine lift
During the procedure the doctor places the endotine plates under the skin (at the level of the periosteum) through mini-incisions, moves the tissues and fixes them in the right position on the claws of the plates.
As endotins dissolve, connective tissue replaces them, retaining the effect of tightening for a long time. The material does not cause rejection and within 6-9 months is completely absorbed in the patient's body and excreted with lymph.
Nothing odd is removed during the operation; due to this, the technique is completely prevented from the “surgeon’s hand”: pulled down tissues return to their original position, the fatty hernias are not excised, but are redistributed into areas that have lost volume.
Today, endotine lifting is the most effective and low-traumatic face rejuvenation technique. The doctor conducts all manipulations through short accesses of 1.5-2 cm in the scalp, after a couple of weeks the sutures become almost invisible.
Endotine types and fields of application
For complex face lifting (rejuvenation of the upper, middle, lower third of the face and neck) 6 endotine plates are used. For correction of only the upper and middle third of the face (lifting the forehead and the area of the eyebrows, periorbital and zygomatic areas) or for lifting only the lower third of the face (correction of the face shape, lifting the corners of the lips), the number of the plates is less.
The correction scheme depends on the patient's indications evaluated within the personal consultation with the surgeon.
Indications for lift using endotines:
- deformation of the face shape;
- deep wrinkles and ptosis of the face skin;
- jowls and second chin;
- loose skin in the lower and middle areas of the face;
- bags under eyes, hernias in the area around the eyes;
- overhanging eyelid;
- drooping eyebrows.
Contraindications to surgery may include:
- thyroid disease;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- diseases of the heart and blood vessels;
- chronic diseases in the acute stage;
- infectious and inflammatory processes;
- bleeding disorders;
- malignant neoplasms;
- disorders of the central nervous system.
Preparation for surgery
Preparation for surgery includes a standard preoperative examination, including blood and urine tests, an ECG, and an anesthesiologist consultation. You can undergo preoperative examination on the spot at the EMC clinic.
The effect of lifting using endotines
The effect of rejuvenation from face endotine lifting lasts up to 10 years, depending on the skin condition, individual characteristics of the patient and the degree of ptosis.
Rehabilitation after the endotine installation
Endoscopic access reduces the injury during lifting, which maximally reduces the rehabilitation period and the risk of complications. Possible bruising and swelling of the facial tissues subside within 7-10 days.
Within 2 weeks, the patient is not recommended to visit the swimming pool, sauna and banya, as well as to be in direct sunlight. The doctor will give additional recommendations after the operation. After completion of rehabilitation, the patient can return to usual active lifestyle.