• ® device (Radiolase® technique)

    New radio frequency device for particularly gentle removal of changes to the skin and mucous membranes and for treating the finest of capillaries (couperose). Particularly well-suited to blepharoplastic surgery.

  • Anteface

    Middle and lower face that protrudes far forward (e.g. Angelina Jolie), corresponding to our ideal of absolute beauty.

  • Anti-press mini splint ()

    Tiny splint made of synthetic material, which stops clenching of the teeth very effectively.

  • Augmentation

    Plumping up of the cheek bones, the nasolabial line (nose-mouth line) and the chin by depositing lyo-cartilage, MEDPOR® or the patient's own fat. Eliminates “crows' feet” around the eyes and the nasolabial lines near the nose and mouth.

  • Bimaxillary operation

    Operative relocation of the upper and lower jaws (see orthognathous surgery) for perfecting the facial harmony and the positioning of teeth in the case of developmental flaws (see also rotation advancement and sleep apnoea).

  • Bleaching

    A gentle method which uses bleaching agents to whiten the teeth; performed by putting a soft synthetic cap over the teeth.

  • Brow lift

    Lifting the eyebrows by making a small incision in the hair region, eliminates “crows' feet” and drooping lids, creating an open and youthful look.

  • Cheekbone onlay

    Emphasising the cheek bone by inlaying lyo-cartilage through the oral cavity (please see augmentation).

  • Chin surgery

    Emphasising, reducing or reshaping the chin through an operation on the chin bone. The procedure is performed exclusively from the mouth, without visible scar formation.

  • Cosmetic surgery

    Surgery on normal anatomic structures without signs of illness.

  • Couperose

    Cluster of very fine capillaries in the face which can be eliminated using the Radiolase® technique or lasers.

  • Dimples

    A new method developed by Professor Sailer makes it possible to create charming dimples in the cheeks, without leaving any external scars. The intervention is done through the oral cavity.

  • Double chin (double chin treatment)

    The most efficient method is the combined treatment of the very small chin (chin enhancement) and the excessive soft tissue, e.g. by liposuction (see also drooping chin).

  • Drooping chin

    Drooping soft tissue of the chin that leads to the formation of unattractive wrinkles near the point of transition to the neck. A new method developed by Professor Sailer can correct this.

  • Ear surgery

    Laying back protruding ears or shaping the outer ear and earlobes.

  • Earlobe surgery

    As we get older our ear lobes extend (aggravated by heavy earrings), get torn or are distorted after failed facelift operations. Professor Sailer has the relevant surgical corrective methods.

  • Eye operation

    There are numerous operations within the eye socket e.g. in the case of protruding or sunken eyes, loss of the eyeball or aplasia of the eye socket. Professor Sailer performs these operations, conducted on the walls of the eye socket, using the piezo device which works using ultrasound.

  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

    Removal of superfluous tissue (skin and orbital fat) on the upper eyelid (hooded eyelid) or lower lid (eye bags).

  • Facelift

    There are several methods for toning the skin on the face, which, according to Prof. Sailer, should be used only in the case of an anteface or average face. In the case of a receding face, this gives poor results (please see also reverse facelift).

  • Forehead lift

    Lifting the forehead and/or the region of the eyebrows to firm up the skin on the forehead and to lift drooping eyebrows using a minimally invasive intervention through the scalp under hair cover. (see eyelid surgery).

  • Implant (ceramic implant)

    Artificial dental roots made of titanium or zirconium dioxide (ceramic) permitting a fixed tooth replacement. Prerequisite is the existence of adequate jaw bone mass (please see jaw ridge enhancement).

  • Injection of own fat

    The patient's own fat, drawn from the stomach or thigh region, is used to support and smoothen wrinkles around the mouth and the eyes.

  • Invisalign

    New method from the USA to correct tooth displacement in children and adults using invisible plastic caps.

  • Jaw ridge enhancement

    Bone transplantation in the region of the jaw via the calvarium bone (Prof. Sailer's method). Makes it possible to insert tooth implants which allow a fixed, aesthetically sophisticated denture.

  • Laser treatment

    Generally the CO2 laser is used on the face and in the oral cavity, e.g. during facial skin resurfacing.

  • Lengthening and shortening the face

    Relocation of facial and jaw bones through surgical access from the mouth to achieve harmonious and attractive proportions of the face. These interventions fall under the domain of orthognathic or orthopaedic surgery.

  • Lip-reduction surgery

    Reduction of the rosy area of the lips, e.g. after they have been injected too much.

  • Lip-shortening correction

    Shortening an upper lip which is too long, so that the teeth can be seen more easily; promotes a youthful appearance. The scar is located in the nostril and is not visible.

  • Lip-widening surgery

    Widening of very thin lips to make the rosy area of the lips more visible; has a lasting effect, unlike injection methods.

  • Liposuction

    Suction of fat tissue, e.g. on the stomach, upper thighs and in the chin-throat area.

  • Lyo-cartilage

    Homologous material for underlaying deep nasolabial folds or for building up facial contours such as the cheekbone and the lower jaw line. Lyo-cartilage is absorbed into the patient's own bone (this was developed by Prof. Sailer in a research project at the University of Zurich) and is used to lend volume to the face.

  • Masseter reduction surgery

    Reduction of the broad (hypertrophic) chewing muscles for narrowing the lower face. The operation is performed from inside the oral cavity.

  • Narrowing the face

    Reduction of the cheekbones and the jaw angle muscles (masseter reduction surgery). The intervention is performed through the mouth and does not leave behind any visible scars.

  • Nasolabial wrinkle correction

    The lines that run from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth; can be corrected with paranasal lyo-cartilage onlays and simultaneous lipotransfer.

  • Neck reduction surgery

    Removal of a double chin (see double chin treatment) or drooping chin using liposuction, surgical drooping chin reduction and/or a neck lift.

  • Nerve detector

    Special device to discover the facial nerve and its related branches. Professor Sailer uses this for tumours of the parotid glands and facial soft tissue, as well as in jaw operations and other operations.

  • Nose correction (rhinoplasty)

    The most frequent correction is that of the large hooked nose, where aesthetic and functional irregularities need to be corrected (curvature of the septum). Depending on the complexity of the malfunction, what is known as either open access or closed access to the nose is selected. Prof. Sailer usually uses lyo-cartilage, and occasionally MEDPOR® to improve the shape. 70% of the operations conducted at the clinic are re-operations of rhinoplasty surgery previously performed elsewhere. Prof. Sailer also operates on tumours of the nose and performs total reconstructions of the nose in case of loss through tumours or accident.

  • Orthognatic surgery

    Surgical relocation of upper jaw and/or lower jaw for functional and aesthetic correction of developmental malformations such as receding lower jaw (small chin), upper jaw or mandibular protrusion. Orthognathic surgery is regarded as the “queen” of maxillofacial surgery, because the aesthetic results achieved using this technique are far superior to all others.

  • Orthopaedic surgery of the facial skeleton

    Includes orthognathic surgery (jaw only) and over and above this, the entire facial skeleton.

  • Permanent make-up

    Introducing permanent (3-5 years) biological colour pigments into the surface layers of the skin on the lips, eyelids and eyebrows. Permanent make-up can be changed or removed with special tattooing methods. Caution is recommended in case where the patient regularly suffers from cold sores. The doctor should prescribe the relevant medicines in advance.

  • Piezo device (piezo surgery)

    State-of-the-art ultrasound machine for sectioning (osteomania) the lower jaw bone without injuring the soft tissue parts such as the nerves, muscles, blood vessels, etc. Also used by Professor Sailer for sinus onlays, operations of the eye cavity, nose, maxillary sinus and calvarium bone, to achieve maximum safety for important anatomic structures.

  • Receding face

    Middle and lower face have not grown sufficiently forward. This is considered to be unattractive owing to the short chin / neck contour and double chin formation (see also anteface and sleep apnoea).

  • Reverse facelift

    Surgical method developed by Professor Sailer for achieving a hitherto impossible, lasting effect of youthfulness and greater attractiveness than in youth (please see also rotation advancement).

  • Rotation advancement

    Surgical, three dimensional rotational and forward movement of the upper and lower jaws to different extents, to widen the respiratory passages and for performing a reverse facelift. Procedure developed by Prof. Sailer.

  • Scar correction

    Scars on the face pose a special challenge for every facial surgeon. Prof. Sailer performs what is known as psychological scar correction and/or geometric broken line correction, which usually results in invisible scars, as well as the technique of extreme eversion.

  • Sinus inlay

    Inlay of the patient's own bone or bone substitute on the bottom of the maxillary sinus to indirectly raise the jaw ridge with the aim of inserting tooth implants. Professor Sailer often combines the sinus inlay with a jaw ridge enhancement. Professor Sailer uses a piezo device to section the bone in the maxillary sinus wall.

  • Sleep apnoea

    Life threatening sleep disorder with extreme snoring, stoppage of breathing and oxygen deficiency in the organism. The therapy of choice in the case of severe obstructive sleep apnoea is the operative forward movement of both jaws (please see rotation advancement).

  • Tooth implant (zirconium implant)

    Artificial dental roots made from titanium or zirconium dioxide (ceramic), enabling a fixed denture to be fitted.

  • Tumescence local anaesthesia

    Special method of local anaesthetisation used in liposuction. The fat tissue is saturated with a liquid containing a local anaesthetic (in addition to adrenaline and sodium bicarbonate) to loosen up the fat cells and achieve a reduction in pain.

  • Veneers

    Porcelain caps which are fixed onto existing teeth to achieve aesthetic correction to the shape, colour and position of teeth in the front row. Healthy teeth only need to be ground down to a minimum extent.

  • Widening the face

    Building up or enhancing a face that is too narrow by contouring structures in the lower jaw, cheekbone and chin area.

  • Wrinkle treatment

    Depending on the anatomic region and the nature of the origin, several methods can be used: patient’s own fat, augmentation with lyo-cartilage, Restylane®, cortex sutures, facelift, reverse facelift.