The utmost of Plastic Surgery: A long-term facelift result without visual scars and with a natural effect.
Conventional facelifts (rhytidectomy) primarily treat the skin alone. The result is a taut appearance Simply pulling the skin up and back is not a good, long-term solution for facial rejuvenation, because the results don’t last very long and naturalness is lost.
Reverse facelifting. The facial surgery which creates a significant increase in attractiveness
In the method developed by Professor Sailer, not only the skin or underlying tissue layers are tightened but also the entire facial structure is taken into account. This unique operation method changes the approach to rejuvenating an aging face completely because it enables a long-lasting natural looking result without outwardly visible scars. This technique for repositioning the tissue and volume structures requires a high degree of skill and knowledge of facial bone structure.
Professor Sailer, a specialist in the craniofacial area, was the first surgeon to use this method extensively for facelifts, due to his outstanding understanding of facial morphology and its proportions. If the deep structures of the face are brought into the natural position of the ante-face, a facelift shows rejuvenation effects for considerably longer, creating a significant increase in attractiveness.
Planning a facelift operation
Each patient receives a consultation with our experienced team free of charge. Individual aesthetic wishes are discussed and the procedures and results of different surgical methods are explained. Our patients are able to see before/after photos of former patients, with the permission of these patients, and compare them with their own ideas. It is important, above all, that patients communicate their aesthetic wishes as precisely as possible at this stage.
A precise overall and facial planning is always the first step. This examination and the surgical planning incur a charge. Based on true-to-scale x-rays, Professor Sailer analyses the face and facial structures and discusses a patient’s wishes and their feasibility in detail.
Using a teleradiograph (cephalogram), Professor Sailer simulates the treatment procedure. This simulation gives the patient a closer insight into the procedure as well as a possible idea of the postoperative appearance.
The facelift surgery is painless.
The treatment is performed under general anaesthetic and is painless. After about 3 to 4 days in hospital, patients can move to a nearby hotel for ca. 6 days, where they continue to receive medical attention once a day.
If you would like further information, we would be delighted to offer you an initial free-of-charge telephone consultation.
Illustration of the cheek bone augmentation using lyophilised cartilage.
The material from lyophilised cartilage ossifies over time and transforms into the body’s own bone. The material is embedded under the periosteum without the need for screws. This procedure achieves a permanent and natural effect
Illustration of a jaw angle using an implant for better contouring of the chin-neck line. This procedure is especially recommended for sagging cheeks, double chin.
Combined with a chin-correction , this procedure replaces the conventional facelift without limiting the facial expressions and provides a lifelong rejuvenating, aesthetic and natural appearance.
The material is made of Medpor. On request, it can also be made from individually manufactured PEEK implants.
The material is body-compatible, well tolerated and has been used in medicine as a substitute material for decades.
Illustration of the chin-correction surgery without an implant.
We recommend having this procedure done using your own chin bone as it will result in a permanent, natural look. There are no external scars as the procedure is carried out in the oral cavity.
(The Professor Sailer Clinic does not recommend a chin augmentation with an implant because of possible bone resorption and foreign body sensation)
This measure represents a new dimension in cosmetic surgery. There are no external cuts or scars, no limitation of facial expressions. It gives a permanent natural effect and is an alternative to conventional facelift procedures.
Patient report April 2016
After a long ordeal, a number of cosmetic procedures which never satisfied me, always hiding as soon as someone tried to take a picture of me from the side – a variety of obstacles which lay in my path throughout the course of my life because of my jaw malposition – I decided around the middle of December 2015 to attend an advice session with Professor Hermann Sailer.
I always knew that something in my face was not quite right or that something hadn’t grown normally, but not a single doctor I had seen over the course of a number of consultations could tell me exactly what the problem was. It was said to be the nose, then the cheeks, then the teeth. No one had a solution or a suggestion on how to help me.
A search on the topic of jaw malposition led me by coincidence to Professor Sailer’s website. I read the many positive reports, and the photos of patients made me curious about the clinic, the doctor, and his team. I asked for a non-binding consultation via the contact form. One day later, Dr Erica Sailer called me personally to make an appointment with me. A short time later I was on my way from Germany to Zurich, carrying with me a fair amount of tension – and also anticipation – along with my hand luggage.
This issue had been affecting me my entire life. Whether long ago at school or at university, I always felt uncomfortable.
My first impressions of the clinic were great! It is a familiar, cosy practice that is also very stylish. The entire team was very warm and eager from the very first moment. The options I had in terms of operations were explained to me thoroughly, and it was also clear to me after this first, hour-long appointment that I would like to be operated on by Professor Sailer. Still, he and Dr Erica Sailer advised me to think everything over thoroughly; after all, it would not be a minor operation, and the financial burden is no small matter either.
After further discussions, in which my questions were answered and Dr Erica Sailer showed me photos of former patients with similar deformities, the date for surgery was soon fixed. I was simply very determined and did not want to wait any longer, since a lot would change for me through this operation – that much I was sure of. I had been searching for just such a doctor for years. One who knows what has to be done, where the problem is, proceeds in a serious manner and doesn’t simply want to sell something. I was operated on just three and a half months after the first meeting.
I arrived at the hospital on the morning of the operation and was really incredibly nervous. The Professor met me personally at the reception, took me to my room and settled my nerves immediately. As Professor Sailer is a friendly, warm person, his manner is naturally infectious and you feel very comfortable. I always had confidence in him. You notice straight away that he loves his work and is 100% behind what he does. So I got changed, went by myself into the operating theatre and into the room, where I received the anaesthetic, which I took very well, incidentally – and, in all honesty, I can’t remember very much more. I dozed off, and when I woke up there was always someone there to supply me with drinks and medication. At this point, I had no pain and I also slept heavily that night. The swelling started the next day, however. But this was as expected and, contrary to expectations, I didn’t start to look like a pumpkin ;). Of course, the scar in the mouth and the swelling was uncomfortable, it pinched and pulled here and there, but it was completely bearable, and I also got painkillers and everything else I asked for. Because I was already doing well – I could already go for a walk through the clinic on the
second day, and was also able to talk to the nurses, have a shower and briefly go outside – there was no reason to object to me leaving the clinic on the third night. In the morning I had one last conversation with the
Professor, who spoke to me at least once every day during my stay. I then made my way with my mum back from Zurich to Innsbruck to stay at her home. I thought it would be better to endure the initial swelling at a safe remove, so as not to unnecessarily alarm anyone at home;)
Unfortunately, I began to feel progressively worse in Austria. I had severe pain, repeated nosebleeds at night, circulatory problems, and respiratory problems due to by nose being completely blocked. My jaw just hurt so much.
Professor Sailer had previously given me his home number, so I called on the second day after I was released and told him about my pain. His voice alone calmed my anxieties straight away. He explained to me that it wouldn’t get worse, how to treat myself and also immediately sent a prescription for stronger painkillers straight to my chemist, which my mum was able to pick up just 15 minutes after the phone call. Thankfully, the painkillers had an immediate impact. Nevertheless, I have to say that the next two days were very painful and stressful. Professor Sailer called me on the next day and asked personally about my condition. He was just so conscientious. After about four days of pain, things went much better. The swelling started to subside and the contours began to emerge more clearly. And now – just four weeks after the operation! – I could cry every time I look in the mirror, because I’m so happy! I’m so happy that I decided to take this step and I’ve been noticing how my confidence is growing. This operation was not a minor procedure, as already mentioned, and you should be aware that you’ll be somewhat impaired
for the first few weeks after the procedure. You can’t chew and at worst, half the face is numb, which makes it hard to drink or to use a glass. But it’s worth it. And that’s exactly what I thought about every day: It’ll all be worth it. With these results, the pain and the temporary impairment were worth it every step of the way.
Professor Hermann Sailer’s work is just amazing, and today I still can’t believe what he achieved with my jaw. As well as this, there’s the endearing manner of him and his team. Dr Erica Sailer also put in so much effort, holding my hand whilst I was being stitched, assuring me I could call at any time, giving me encouragement when I said I was in pain and answering every question in detail before and after the surgery. I always felt myself thoroughly well looked after, both in the practice and at home. I’m looking forward to the immediate future and the final results, even though it already looks great now. The most important thing for me?! I feel beautiful and really at home in my own skin – for the first time in my life!
Patient report from September2015
Petra S. Munich Germany
What motivated you to have cosmetic surgery?
It was a long story of suffering which began with my first braces treatment and was not completed even after further orthodontic treatment. My overbite, which had existed since childhood and was incorrectly treated, meant that my jaw growth was not facilitated and the jaw became permanently misaligned – creating both medical and aesthetic problems.
Did you have treatment when you were younger?
When I was a child, and also later as an adult, I wore a both fixed brace and a removable brace. I had healthy teeth pulled out in order to make room to bring the teeth into what was actually the “wrong position”.
If so, were you satisfied with the result?
I was never satisfied with the result.
How did you find out about Professor Sailer?
I researched on the Internet and discovered my problem at once on the clinic’s website.
What persuaded you of Professor Sailer’s expertise?
Even the initial consultation convinced me of this. After an initial consultation there are, of course, still many open questions, but the ability of Professor Sailer revealed through before/after photos of similar cases and his enormous wealth of experience had a very positive effect on me. For the first time, I felt ready for such a big operation and convinced that the result would be perfect.
Did Professor Sailer take your personal wishes into consideration?
Always, 100%, and he also brought in his many years of experience.
Did you have the impression that you were given good and comprehensive advice?
I always received excellent advice. There were many consultation appointments before the actual operation took place.
Were you able to see before/after photos of former patients to get a better idea of the result you could expect?
From the very beginning I was shown before/after photos of former patients – this was very useful in helping me assess the possibilities an operation would bring.
What was your impression of the clinic and the expertise and service of the clinic personnel?
The impression of the clinic was very pleasant and professional. It was good that one was not treated as just a “number” but taken seriously as a patient; the entire clinic personnel knew you personally.
What was your most important worry or concern about the operation?
My biggest worry was, of course, the result afterwards and possible post-op complications.
Were you nervous before the operation? And if so, why?
I was very nervous about the big operation, but the doctors and clinic staff constantly calmed me down. Despite being nervous, I was also pleased that it was finally happening and that my story of suffering would come to an end.
How did you feel when you woke up after the operation, and the next day, and on days two and three?
When I woke up after the operation, I simply felt relieved and happy that I had plucked up the courage to take this step. I was just happy.
I coped well although the swelling increased, but I felt relatively good. Professor Sailer also prepared me well for everything – I knew exactly what would happen (swelling, etc.)
During the postoperative time, were you looked after well enough? And how did you find the care you received in hospital?
During the time in the hospital, I was looked after by a nurse round-the-clock. I was very happy about the nurses, who were always friendly and had first-class training. The Professor came by personally to see how I was doing several times a day.
When I went home, I was in telephone contact with the clinic and the Professor almost every day. I felt 100% secure and well looked after.
Are you happy with the results of the operation?
I am still swollen at the moment, but you can already see the good result. Even now I am very satisfied, but of course I will have to be patient until all the swelling has gone down completely. Even now I can breathe better, close my mouth better, have less neck and back pain and, with my longer jaw, I feel that I look like I always should have and as though I haven’t had an operation at all. What I’m trying to say is that the result looks completely natural, meaning that no-one sees that I have had an operation.
Does the result correspond to what was envisioned pre-operatively?
How do other people react to your changed appearance?
There have been several positive reactions but, as I said, at the moment I am still swollen. I think the positive reactions will increase even more. ☺I’m looking forward to them. There haven’t been any negative reactions.
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to patients in a pre-operative condition?
Just be egoistic for once and think about yourself and your personal future and your heath. Listen deeply to your inner voice and ask yourself honestly: Can I be permanently happy and satisfied with my jaw misalignment? If the answer is no, then you should commit to your operation and your decision 100%, without fear, and be confident in a positive result.
Patient report from Oktober 2015
Mrs. A.Be. from New York
I am living in NewYork.
My story begins 2000, when I wanted to have a facial aesthetic treatment.
In the fashion magazine ‚The Forbes’ I finally found a doctor, who was wellknown as the surgeon of the stars in Los Angeles.
I underwent a facial surgery and after the swelling has dissappeared the mistreatment was obvious.
Unfortunately this man destroyed my face as he cut nerves and muscels and since then I looked like an ‚alien’.
My live was destroyed also!
From this moment on I was desperately trying to find somebody who could fix this medical mistake.
I visited around 30 doctors.
I did surgeries by the best ones in California, New York, Miami..., nearly every half a year, 10 years long.
Nobody could really help me .
I felt misery but didn’t want to give up. Finally after internet research I found a clinic in Switzerland Zurich , the Klinik Professor Sailer.
This is now 4 years ago. I met Professor Sailer the first time.
I remember very well as he told me that he can help me. He didnt want to know my story he just said he wants to help me.
And he did.
Now I look better than before. I am so grateful to him.
I think he is a wonderful human beeing and the best surgeon in the world.