Face / Borra lift

The face-lift is a surgery for those who want to refresh their face without having to recur to repeated treatments of aesthetic medicine.

The face-lift is done to lift the parts of the face that tend to loosen and to make the skin smooth and firm. Sometimes this surgery is reduced in a procedure called mini-lifting.

The difference between a traditional facelift and a mini-lifting is that the tissue disconnected is reduced simply to the neck area. Dr. Borra patented his own mini-facelift, he called it The Borra Lift.


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Borra Lift

Follow Dr. Borra and discover the fantastic results that can be achieved with the vertical lift. Discover the difference between a mini-lifting and a face-lift and find out listening to him how to obtain a refreshed look remaining yourself.

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Why is the Borra Lift different?

Avoiding deep anesthesia makes you evade unnecessary risks and you can, if you wish, go home immediately after the surgery. Dr. Borra is extremely relaxed during surgery and helps patients to remain calm and at ease. The Borra Lift removes excess fat and skin from the neck and face through incisions carefully placed in the hair and the ear, scars are invisible after healing.

With his technique Dr. Borra can intervene both on facial sagging that the reduction in volume, with better results than to act on only one or the other.

Why would you want a Borra lift?

Sun exposure and gravity

Although the aging for various aspects involves the whole body, its effects are more evident on the face. Gravity and sun spoil the skin and cause a progressive collapse.

A sad look

The sagging skin of the cheeks, the neck and the jaw makes you look tired and depressed, even if you are in high spirits.

Face skeletonization

The subcutaneous fat that gives the face a fresh look thins with time. Face with thicker skin looks healthier than a skinny face.

See yourself young outside as you feel young inside

A drooping neck and face give us an age that doesn’t reflect our interior. Dr. Borra will be very happy to talk with you and describe his famous procedure and the spectacular results it gives. In Dr. Borra’s skilled hands, your face will regain the disappeared Youth.

Sagging cheeks and neck

Sagging skin causes to men and women the loss of definition of the cheeks and jaw, key points of a youthful face.

What do you get from the Borra Lift, the mini lifting of the future?

A young and rested appearance

Approaching these failures, the Borra Lift offers a youthful and rested appearance. This procedure does not change the features, but simply makes them look younger.

A noninvasive and safe  facelift

For the Borra Lift a general anesthesia is not necessary, although many patients prefer to sleep during surgery. Avoiding deep anesthesia, avoids unnecessary risks and you can, if you wish, go home immediately after the surgery.

What can you expect from your first consultation:

If you are considering this procedure, come to Dr. Borra. The consultation may last an hour. In your consultation, Dr. Borra will:

  • listen to what you want after surgery
  • perform a thorough examination
  • tell you exactly what he recommends for you and why
  • answer with simplicity and cordiality,  and will make sure that all your questions, even ones about financial and insurance aspects, have been clearly answered

As part of the consultation, Dr. Borra will give you the opportunity to view photographs of his patients, as they appeared before and after treatment so that you understand how he will perform your treatment. You will speak about your needs and he will describe the results you’ll get from your treatment.  It is very important that you and your surgeon are in agreement on the aesthetic  result in order to achieve  what you desire. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Borra which has more than 3000 patients.

``The facial surgery has changed a lot over the last fifteen years. Today, compared to the past it is normal to use modern technologies, such as endoscopes and monitors, to reduce scarring and convalescence. I like to approach patients driving my hand with modern science, but with an artist's eye.``
Dr. Luca Borra

What do you want to know about the face-lift?

The face- lift can be an outpatient procedure, but  don’t believe that it is a minor operation, as you might think.  . After your consultation and visit to his medical office in Lugano, Dr. Borra will estimate how much time he’ll need to perform the procedure, and if you will need to be hospitalized overnight. Dr. Borra will take his time to be sure you get a fantastic result and uses modern and minimally invasive techniques.

``Remember, the result is what really counts.``
Dr. Luca Borra

For the best possible result, we expect that Dr. Borra will choose for you to perform surgery under anesthesia, local anesthesia or sedation.

Before the operation you will have met Dr. Borra many times as needed in order to understand well every detail of the intervention. Dr. Borra will have examined your face from every perspective and will have in mind how to customize the surgery for your case. As you will have chosen to rejuvenate your face you’ll know for sure that you have made the right choice for you.

The vertical approach is the key to every perfect facelift
The plastic surgeon Dr. Borra says that, in order to have a perfect result,  it is fundamental to resort to modern techniques, as the vertical face lift  that is opposite the downward forces of gravity.

Where are the incisions?
Dr. Borra removes excess fat and skin from the neck and face through incisions that are carefully positioned in the hair and inside the ear, invisible after healing. Dr. Borra repositions and strengthens muscles, fat and sagging skin. The procedure is ideal for those with drooping cheeks and neck and that have a profile without definition, particularly where fat is sagging.

What can you expect after surgery?

The same day

You will be constantly under observation, until you are able to go home. Sometimes you’ll have to stay a night or two. During surgery bodily functions are not interrupted. This helps quick healing and reduces swelling. So you can avoid nausea and disorientation. Someone will have to take you home and drive. At home you will need to be assisted for a day or two. Remember to buy the medicines prescribed before surgery and keep them at hand. Please have ice packs available to put on your face.

The first week

A few days after the majority of patients can return to public with makeup on. In the early days, the face will be covered with a dressing. Do not do exercises, but if you feel like walking you can do so. Usually four days after surgery Dr. Borra takes away the dressing and you can see your face for the first time. A bit ‘of swelling is normal during this time.

Ten days

After ten days the majority of patients go back to work. You will still have to give up heavy efforts for a few weeks.