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What is a Facelift?
This procedure consists in repositioting the muscular tissue to its original, natural place, as well as removing the excess of skin. It may comprehend the forehead, cheeks, cheekbones, jaw and neck.
Who is the Ideal Patient?
The ideal patient for a Facelift is over 40 years old that, that due to the passage of time, has lost skin elasticity, resulting in a wrinkled and flabby appearance.
How is it performed?
This cosmetic surgery procedure is performed by stretching the facial skin through incisions that usually begin in the hairline and extend in a natural line to the front of the ear and continue behind the ear to the lower area of the scalp.
If it includes the neck, a small incision may also be made under the chin to tighten the skin and remove the double chin. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from the neck and chin to improve results.
The scars are hidden inside the hair and within the normal skin folds, and these usually disappear after a full and healthy recovery.
The Facelift is an outpatient surgery (also known as ambulatory surgery), which means the patient can go home the same day of the procedure.
The surgery lasts around 3 hours and the patient must be under observation for approximately 4 hours.
Recovery is around 1 week long, and you’ll start seeing final results between 3 and 6 months after the procedure, once your face has completely recovered, but you will begin to see results around the 7th day after the surgery. You must attend to a check-up consultation 7 days after the procedure.
In order to obtain the expected results, the use of garment is mandatory during the fist 2 months. Lymphatic drainage massages are recommended to reduce inflamation in a faster, more precise way.
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