The facelift or Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure also known as lifting. This operation involves lifting and tightening the skin and deep tissues of the face and neck thus achieving a younger appearance. The Face Lift can not stop the aging process but it does improve the most visible signs of facial features that cover the skin of the face. Eyes, forehead, cheeks, chin, neck, etc.
This surgery is frequently requested by both women and men. The majority of these surgeries are practiced in patients between 40 and 65 years old, which is the age in which the skin normally loses its tonicity and freshness.
In the surgical procedure an incision is made following the hair area in the area near the union of the face with the ears, commonly called pin, and continues to surround the ear lobe and ascending to the hair line in this area . Next, a clearing of the skin of the face and neck is made to reposition and tighten the structures that have shifted over the years.
After the intervention, drainage will be placed to reduce the possibility of bruising and inflammation, thus achieving a faster recovery and better healing. A compressive facial bandage will be placed and removed within 3 to 4 days.
The facelift can be done in isolation or complemented by other procedures such as eyelid surgery, liposuction of the chin and others.
It is normal for bruises to appear and for the patient to feel discomfort and numbness in the area.
The duration of the facelift will depend on the postoperative care of the skin, an adequate diet and the monitoring of changes in body weight and care with exposure to the sun.