A younger face.
Also called Rhytidectomy, it aims to lift the face and the neck tightening facial muscles, and stretching facial skin to achieve a more youthful facial appearance. It can be combined with neck, forehead, eyelid surgery and non-invasive aesthetic treatments.
Our operating principles aim to restore a younger appearance with harmony and a discrete look but not to alter your face characteristic lines.
A facelift does not revert the aging process but it can slow it down gaining up to 10 years of a younger look with a realistic expectation of effect between 8 and 10 years.
- Restoring a youthful look (up to 10 years, especially if combined with other techniques).
- Improve self-confidence and possibly social life if you reckon you face a hi-impact social environment.
Usually, wrinkles can be treated for many years with non-invasive treatments like Botox, chemical peels, fillers or lipofilling. However, it might be the case you reach a point where all these tiny treatments have no more effects and surgery has its best indications. Remember, the right face and the right skin are more important than the age itself to determine whether is the appropriate moment to go for a lifting or not.
Incision lines are marked over the natural crease of your facial contour, so they will be well hidden. The procedure is taken under sedation and local anesthesia. The skin is lifted, superficial and deep tissues are re-tightened, one drain per side is put in place, and the wounds are carefully sutured. According to the type of patient (bold males, for example) and operating technique, incision lines may have a different length and path.
The lifting may be coupled with other procedures like liposuction, lipostructure, dermoabrasion, botox, fillers or chemical peel.
You will have some post swelling, bruising, irritation or mild discomfort, which can be controlled with painkillers and appropriate dressing. This phase lasts for about 10 days, most of the swelling will be over after two weeks making surgery virtually invisible. You can use make up if you wish to conceal the remnant bruising to promptly return to your normal social life. Don’t forget to use dark glasses and sunscreen until the healing process is over. You must allow few months to achieve the final and complete results, although it won’t be noticeable by anyone except you.