The natural ageing process can lead to changes in the face and neck that negatively affect your appearance:  The facial skin loses elasticity and wrinkles form, the cheeks sag to form so-called jowls, the neck and chin sag and the muscle cords on the neck become prominent, the skin around the eyes becomes increasingly thinner and wrinkles or bags form under the eyes.

When you look in the mirror, you suddenly have the impression of looking old and worn out, although you actually still feel young and fit.

It is precisely this discrepancy between appearance and self-perception that often brings patients to my practice. With a facelift, you can minimise or even out the signs of time. You will blossom and look as fresh as you feel.

As an award-winning specialist with many years of experience in the field of facial surgery, I will be happy to advise you, carry out the procedure according to the latest scientific findings and ensure a natural and beautiful result;

Facelift - Prof. Dr Charlotte Holm Mühlbauer is a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Fast Facts

Operation time:depending on the area
Anaesthesia:General anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with twilight sleep
Hospitalization:Outpatient or 1 night in the clinic (Munich)
Sociabilityafter approx. 2-3 weeks
Ability to work:after approx. 1-2 week
Sport:After 4-6 weeks
Aftercare tips:→ PDF for download

Relaxed and refreshed appearance thanks to facelift

A facelift is a complex procedure that should only be performed by an experienced surgeon. Depending on the area to be tightened, a facelift can realistically rejuvenate the face by around 10 years.

The many different terms and methods often cause confusion. Basically, however, the methods differ according to three factors:

Tightened area (forehead, neck, cheek or temple), tightening plane (skin, SMAS or deep plane) and incision.

The technique used depends on the patient's wishes; as an experienced surgeon, I am proficient in several techniques and implement them individually. I will determine the best technique for you during a consultation.

After a successful facelift, you will look younger and fresher, but by no means "lifted". The skin has been tightened, excess skin has been removed and the sagging areas have been brought back to their proper place. The skin is plumped up and the lost fatty tissue is replaced. The face not only looks younger, but also livelier and friendlier. The contours become clearer and more beautiful. However, very small wrinkles do not disappear with a lift. In some cases, we leave small wrinkles to make the face appear natural and not artificial.

You are also welcome to take the opportunity to watch our videos to find out more about the procedure. The treatment is carried out at the ATOS Clinic in Munich, where I also have my practice.

You are welcome to arrange a consultation appointment:
Phone: +49 89 / 20 4000 205  Email:  or online

In the best hands with Prof. Holm Mühlbauer:
Qualifications, awards,
Development of recognised surgical methods

Watch our animated film
to find out more about the possibilities and procedure of a facelift.

I look forward to answering all your questions during an appointment.

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Which areas can be streamlined?

Depending on what exactly bothers you about your face, different areas can be corrected:

  • Neck and cheek lift (full facelift)
    With the full facelift, we tighten both the neck and the face. It is a comprehensive procedure that lifts and tightens sagging skin and tissue in the neck and cheek area to achieve an overall more youthful appearance.
  • Sleep lift (mannequin lift)
    A temple lift tightens the area around the temples and upper cheeks. This can help to rejuvenate the eye area and therefore the face as a whole. It is usually part of a full facelift or face lift.
  • Cheek lift (midfacelift film)
    A cheek lift aims to lift and tighten the cheek region. This procedure focuses on improving the appearance of sagging skin and loss of volume in the cheeks. The cheek lift can help to give the face a more youthful appearance. It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other facelift areas.
  • Neck lift
    A neck lift focuses on tightening the neck area to correct sagging skin and wrinkles.
    This procedure can be performed separately or combined with a facelift to achieve a more harmonious overall result.
  • Eyelid lift
    Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which excess skin, fatty tissue or muscles on the upper and/or lower eyelids are removed or repositioned. The aim is to achieve a younger and more rested appearance of the eye area and to improve any visual impairment caused by drooping or sagging eyelids.
  • Forehead lift (Foreheadlift Film)
    A forehead lift, also known as an eyebrow lift, aims to lift the position of the eyebrows and tighten the forehead region. This can help to minimise wrinkles in the forehead and achieve a more open and youthful appearance of the eyes.






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