Face lifting - Ritidoplasty
Recovering a young face with a natural look is possible thanks to the face lifting. It is a high-level tensor surgical procedure, with which the facial anatomy is restructured, repositioning tissues and resecting the excess skin that falls as a result of gravity and over the years. The face rejuvenates maintaining your personal features.
The cervical face lifting really allows you to rejuvenate the face and neck, without changing your own features. The skin and the structure of the face are very sensitive to changes, not only is it modified by our age but also because of stress, prolonged exposure to the sun or excesses of tobacco or alcohol. These factors cause the skin of the face and neck to stop having a well-defined expression and appear grooves, wrinkles, fatty atrophy, and cutaneous excess. With the face lifting, we can recover a young and vital face.
Dr. Felipe Galiano has had the opportunity to receive training and currently be part of a team with some of the world's lifting experts, pioneers in cervicofacial rhytidoplasty techniques with SMAS flaps.
Dr. Felipe Galiano and his team will be by your side before, during and after the plastic surgery you have.
Rejuvenation of the skin and structure of the face.
The surgical intervention lasts between two and five hours.
Result fully visible after two or three months.
Hematoma for about a week.
What does the facelift consist of?
The facelift is a superficial and deep restructuring of the face and neck, which, rather than stretching, repositions deep structures of the face that have descended over time and rearranges the skin to this new "scaffolding" more similar to that of a youthful face.
The surgery consists of making incisions in inconspicuous areas of the face (around the ear and scalp), lifting part of the skin of the face to access the muscular system of the face and rearranging it, giving more projection to the areas that they need it, to later end up repositioning the skin to it and removing the cutaneous excesses.
What age is indicated to do it?
There are no specific ages for this surgery, but it is usually indicated as early as in the 4th decade of life and as late as the patient's desire and health condition allow.
What results can be expected?
An obvious rejuvenation effect is achieved on the physical and psychological levels. The duration of this effect is influenced by factors such as the patient's habits (sun, smoking, diet), the bone structure of the face and genetic factors, and it is common to maintain favorable results for a period of 10 years.
Does the expression on the face change?
A facelift in expert hands does not produce a "speed face" effect. The characteristic features of the person are not significantly modified, instead, the appearance that it looked years ago is restored.
Is anesthesia used? Is hospitalization necessary?
General anesthesia is used and the hospital stay, on average, is 1 to 3 days.
How is the intervention?
Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas of the face and individualized according to the points to be treated in each patient.
A detachment of the facial skin is performed to access and treat the superficial musculoaponeurotic system of the face with different techniques.
The skin is repositioned removing the excesses from it.
After the intervention, bruising, swelling and a feeling of tightness and temporary numbness will normally appear.
What signs are left after a facelift?
Scars are hidden by hair or skin folds and are usually not noticeable to the naked eye.
How long does it take to be able to lead a "normal" life?
The patient will be able to join their usual occupations between 10 to 15 days after the operation.
What are the basic cares to have afterward?
You have to avoid making efforts, avoid prolonged sun exposure and use sunscreen creams and moisturizers for a few weeks.
Can a person have more than one facelift?
If wrinkles and creases reappear over time, it may recur.
Can this intervention be combined with other operations or treatments?
Very good results are obtained by supplementing it with: Blepharoplasty, Double Chin Liposuction, Lipotransfers, Peeling, Erbium Yag Laser, Fillers, etc.
Facial aging due to sagging skin.
From 35 years, but it will always depend on the characteristics of each patient.
- Coronal: Upper third of the face.
- Facial: Middle third of the face.
- Cervicofacial: Middle and lower thirds of the face.
Blood tests, electrocardiogram and chest radiography.
At least 1 week before stopping tobacco and blood thinners.
4 to 6 hours approximately.
Inside the scalp and in the pre auricular groove.
Facelift: 1 to 3 days, depending on what the surgeon recommends.
- Variable facial edema (swelling) (not normal looking). It disappears in approximately 20 days.
- Bandage during hospitalization time.
- Points: they are removed in 1-2 weeks.
- In 1 week: You can wash your hair with help.
- In 2 weeks: Authorized makeup and moisturizer.
- In 1 month: Authorized to dye hair, sea baths.
- In 2 months: Not very long sun exposure.
- In 3 months: Usual facial care, normal life.
Effective correction of facial aging by sagging.
There are no changes in facial expression. It does not correct small grooves (more indicating the Peeling and Infiltrations, but after a period of approximately 3 months has elapsed).