Facelift surgery in Korea - corrects facial sagging, provides natural results


Excellent and efficient rejuvenation! Perfectly natural result

Surgery time

Around 1.5~3 hours

Anesthesia type

General anesthesia


1 night

Face wash & make up application

10~14 days after surgery

Post surgery check-up

2 times (depending on the patient's condition)

Stitches removal

10~14 days after surgery


Also more commonly known as MACS lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) which is a short incision face lift. Despite many efforts of maintaining our youthful look, gravity and aging slowly but surely create droopy cheeks, deep nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines (lines under mouth corner), undefined jawline, double chin, and turkey neck.

Signs of low skin elasticity

​Generally, in our 20~30s, signs of aging in the face and neck gradually show as our once defined and tight jawline begin to become loose, smile lines start to become visible, and the face begins to look flat as we lost our face volume. From the 40s and above, our face continues to become droopy with deeper smile lines, marionette lines, jawline becomes more undefined, double chin becomes visible from any angle, or turkey neck starts to show. These signs of aging may also become visible faster depending on genetics and habits. Skincare, botox, filler, laser lift, thread lift, or non incision face lift has more limitations compared to face lift, therefore, if you want to have a definite and more permanent anti-aging result, then you can get face lift surgery. Face lift is a surgery that improves facial sagginess and wrinkles from mid to lower face by lifting the skin, muscle, and SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer. The main benefit of face lift surgery is that it can remove excess and saggy skin, thus, resulting in dependable and long lasting results.​

What will get improved if I have facelift surgery?

SMAS layer is a very thin muscle layer that covers all surfaces of the face and transmits the movement of facial muscles to the skin. SMAS layer is sensitive to gravity, therefore, it creates wrinkles and causes saggy skin as time goes by. If only the skin layer is lifted, then signs of aging will be visible again due to the SMAS layer. In order to obtain a stronger lifting effect, it is important to improve the SMAS layer.

Skin opening area difference for Elasticum face lift and MACS face lift

Depending on the case a combination of face lift and Elasticum thread may be recommended. Elasticum face lift is a surgical procedure with the fast recovery benefit of Elasticum thread and definite lifting effect of MACS face lift.

Elasticum thread

With Elasticum face lift, skin opening can be minimized greatly compared to face lift, therefore, the recovery period is significantly faster. After being perfectly inserted by our board-certified anti-aging specialist, the Elasticum thread acts as an artificial ligament and improves skin elasticity and softness. Thus, creating the result of a fresh and lifted face with natural facial movement. 

Incision line for face and neck lift

Face and neck lift area

Face and neck lift result

The incision plan will be depending on the patient’s case. If a neck lift is necessary, then the incision might be made along the hairlines behind the ears.

Placement of the incision in front of the ear

If an incision in front of the ear is necessary, then our board-certified anti-aging specialist will place the thin incision right in the lines along with the ear shape so it will not be easily visible.

Process of face lift surgery

  1. Thin incision is made behind the hairline, in front, and behind the ear depending on the case
  2. Skin, SMAS, and muscle layer are lifted
  3. Excess skin is removed

Facelift is recommended for those who

  1. Have moderate to severe signs of aging
  2. Have saggy mid and or lower face
  3. Have deep nasolabial folds (smile lines) and or marionette lines (lines under mouth corner)
  4. Want to see effective, dependable, and long-lasting lifting result
  5. Want to have a natural lifting effect
  6. Cannot see satisfactory visible or lasting improvement after other lifting procedures

Our most experienced anti-aging specialist with thousands of successful results will make you look many years younger!

  1. Maintain elastic and natural facial expression
  2. Safely rejuvenate the face with dependable results
  3. Visibly naturally lifted and fresh face
  4. Long lasting effect with minimal pain
  5. Improve the root cause of aging and provide an outstanding effect

After face lift in Korea

More before and after pictures

Great improvement can be expected if this surgery is performed together with:

Reminder: The pictures posted are for your reference only. The result may vary depending on individual conditions.

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