General information

As people age, the effect of gravity, sun exposure, and daily stress produce certain signs of aging on the face, They can be aggravated by toxic habits like tobacco and alcohol consumption. The facial grooves are accentuated, the mandibular border loses definition, the characteristic fatty deposits of youth begin to empty and fall, and the skin becomes more flaccid and can also sag.

The facelift, also known as facelift surgery, is a surgical technique that improves the tone and tension of the skin, ligaments and facial and neck muscles. During the intervention, the excess skin is removed, and the ligaments and muscles of the face are tightened through incisions that are hidden by the hair and hidden by the edge of the ear and behind it.

The face lift can be performed alone or in combination with other face surgeries such as rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty. It is also frequent its combination with facial filling procedures, either with hyaluronic acid or own fat grafts. In addition, there are different variants of the lifting procedure, depending on the facial region in which the treatment is focused, and may be performed: face, cervical, cervicofacial or eyebrow lifting.

The best candidates for this surgery are those men and women in whom the skin has started to sag but still maintains a good degree of elasticity. A facelift does not have to rejuvenate a certain number of years, but it will manage to restore a better appearance and a younger appearance. The age of the patients is usually between 40 and 60 years, but liftings are also carried out in patients of 60 and 80 years with excellent results. Before deciding to undergo surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with our surgeons.

Details of the procedure

Each case may vary in terms of placement and extent of incisions, areas of the face to be improved, use or otherwise of complementary techniques and the duration of the intervention. Currently there are many techniques in which there are differences in the location and length of scars, but usually the incision begins in the area of the temples (inside the hair), extends within the natural lines that exist in front of the ear and It continues around the lobe, behind the ear and scalp.

The procedure itself consists of a synthesis of “tightening” the muscle layers and the skin, removing the excess tissue. After removal is complete, the wounds are carefully closed with delicate sutures to ensure the best possible healing. Subsequently, a bandage is applied.

A mini lift is a procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation, using shorter scars and little skin peeling. seeking to replace structures such as skin and muscle that have yielded little with the least possible aggression and rapid recovery. However, the magnitude of the results with this procedure is more limited.

There are several technical variants for performing this procedure, depending on the wishes of each patient and the design applied for resection of the excess skin, and how the tissues will be repositioned. We will individually evaluate your case to propose the best options in order to achieve a natural and harmonious result with your face.

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