Rhytidectomy, also known as the facelift, is one most performed procedures in facial plastic surgery the in the world. In Molding Clinic we practice it by trying to reverse the signs of aging that the patient presents. The technique we use is the lifting of facial tissues, which results in a noticeable improvement in their overall appearance.
The consequences of the natural aging process are the increase in facial wrinkles and sagging skin, particularly along the line of the jaw and in the upper part of the neck. Together, these changes can make you look much older. Facial lifting surgery counteracts them, achieving dramatic improvement.
The result is that you look naturally younger and rested.
It can help both men and healthy women who are unhappy with the sagging of his face and neck. It is important to emphasize that facial lifting does not improve deep expression lines, known as nasolabial folds. These folds are best treated by increasing volume with facial filler injections.
WHAT KIND OF SCARS ARE LEFT AFTER FACELIFT SURGERY?
The use of hidden incisions along the hairline and the edge of the ears are necessary to obtain optimal results. Although the term facelift involves lifting the entire face, the surgery actually targets its lower two thirds, below the eyes and upper neck. During the procedure meticulously remove excess skin along the cheek and neck. Most patients show bruising and swelling during the first few days, which begin to diminish after the first week. The doctor may prescribe low doses of medication to control any discomfort. The suture is removed within five to seven days.
HOW LONG DOES SURGERY LIVE AND WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE TIME OF RECOVERY?
The surgery usually takes four to six hours to complete. Recovery takes two to four weeks, then your face begins to look more refined.
Most patients usually appear in public after seven to ten days, and after that time, they can return to work or daily tasks. Makeup and use the manual hair dryer are recommended to use a month after the operation, with due care, to help hide some signs of surgery. If you show signs of extensive sun damage or fine wrinkles, additional procedures such as laser rejuvenation may be recommended.
Usually, the facelift is performed together with the eyebrow lift and blepharoplasty.