Facelift Surgery

When is a facelift recommended? – 2022


When is a facelift recommended?

Since it is a rejuvenation-focused procedure, a facelift is recommended for patients with advanced facial aging or excessive facial sagging.

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What are the types of face lifts?

While all facelift procedures aim to rejuvenate the face, it can be focused on different areas of the face that require more attention.

Next, learn about the main types of facelifts and which one is best suited for each occasion.

Temporary removal

Plastic surgery focused on lifting the temple area aimed at better positioning of the eyebrow tail.

It includes benefits such as a younger and rested appearance by promoting the lifting of the last region of the eyebrow.

Front lift

The main purpose of stretching in this technique is to improve the position of the eyebrows and to improve the deep wrinkles in the forehead area.

Cervicofacial Stretching

A technique similar to classical rhytidectomy, focusing on the complete treatment of the face and neck area.

In plastic surgery, excess skin and sagging on the face and neck are removed, a younger face is provided by positioning the facial structures as well as the treatment of the muscles.

Endoscopic removal

A new surgical approach is endoscope removal, similar to the results provided by the traditional technique, but with less surgical trauma.

In this case, an optical system is used to make smaller incisions, but this does not compromise the separation of the facial structure for treatment and repositioning.

It is not indicated in patients with large skin excess.

Mini lift

This is the same facelift procedure, but applied to smaller areas, not the entire face. It is also called a frontal or temporal lift, or a mini-lift when only part of the face is treated.

When is a facelift recommended?

Since it is a rejuvenation-focused procedure, a facelift is recommended for patients with advanced facial aging or excessive facial sagging.

Various factors affect the aging of the face, such as the reduction of important components such as collagen, solar radiation, exposure to pollution, genetic disposition, bad habits such as smoking and others.

As a result of this process, the face becomes saggy, deep lines, static and dynamic wrinkles, decreased muscle tone and wrinkles.

Because it corrects and alleviates these symptoms, a facelift is indicated when aging is at a more advanced stage and cannot be corrected with less invasive techniques. For this reason, surgery is usually performed on people over the age of 40.

Are there contraindications for surgery?

As with other plastic surgeries, a facelift is not indicated if the patient is not healthy.

Pre-existing pathologies such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension are contraindicated if not controlled.

In addition, surgery is not indicated for very young people who may benefit from other less invasive aesthetic procedures such as botulinum toxin application, facial filling and others due to the changes made.

How is a face lift after surgery?

After surgery, swelling and hematomas are common, which can be alleviated with a certain bandage.

Post-facelift care is recommended to minimize swelling, bruising and tenderness.

Suggested actions include:

  • taking only medications prescribed by the doctor, which may include painkillers, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories;
  • lie on your back, preferably with two pillows, so that the torso and head are higher and reduce swelling;
  • perform lymphatic drainage sessions as recommended by the plastic surgeon. They usually start three days after the operation;
  • avoid using dermocosmetics for the first week after surgery;
  • Do not move the incision site to avoid healing problems.

In addition to these cares in the post-facelift period, the patient should pay attention to the necessary rest.

For the first three days after the operation, the patient should rest, avoiding tilting her head or sudden movements.

Activities that require physical exertion should be avoided for about two weeks, intense exercise should not be done for at least four weeks.

It is noteworthy that sun exposure should be avoided for three months and the use of sunscreen is daily.


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