Top Facelift Procedure Medellin
Face Lift Options Medellin
Rejuvenation of the face and neck (face lift, rhytidoplasty). It consists of improving the appearance of the face through surgery. It is to offer the patient a more “fresh”, natural and rejuvenated appearance.
As we get older, deep furrows form between the nose and mouth; the cheeks fall; wrinkles and fat accumulation appear around the neck. A cervico-facial lift improves the most visible signs of aging, tensing the muscles of the face, eliminating excess fat and redistributing the skin of the face and neck.
The lifting can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as blepharoplasty, lifting the middle third of the face (surgery to raise the cheek bones with minimal scars on the scalp with the help of videoendoscopy).
The frontoplasty or frontal facelift corrects the fall of the eyebrows and wrinkles of the forehead with minimal scars on the scalp.
The ideal candidates to undergo a facelift are those women or men whose face and neck begin to “fall”, but whose skin still retains some elasticity. Most patients are between 40 and 60 years old, but can also be successful between 70 and 80 years. In the first consultation the face will be evaluated, including the skin, subcutaneous fat and the underlying bony structures.
It is important that you tell your surgeon if you smoke or take any medication, even “natural” or supplements. The surgery is performed in an operating room, within a clinic or hospital that has all the resources, such as hospitalization and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The lifting is usually performed under local anesthesia plus sedation, or occasionally, with general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the preferences of your surgeon.
A cervicofacial lifting usually lasts a few hours. The incisions usually begin at the level of the temples, hidden in the hair, extend by a natural line that passes just in front of the ears and continues behind the earlobe towards the back of the scalp. If it is necessary to work on the neck, a small incision can be made behind the chin. The skin is usually separated from the fat and underlying muscles. The fat can be extracted by liposuction around the neck and chin to improve the contour of the face. Then the underlying muscles are tensed and, finally, the skin, removing the excess. After surgery, a small drain behind the ears can be placed for a few days to drain any fluid that may accumulate. Bandages are usually placed for a few days.
In the frontal facelift the incision is placed on the scalp, concealed behind the hair. The skin of this area is separated from the underlying structures, drying out the muscles responsible for wrinkles and excess skin. The incisions are usually placed on the hair, in front of the ear and behind it. The tissue of the face and neck and musculature are separated to achieve adequate stretching.
You should keep your head elevated for a few days after surgery to decrease inflammation.
If drains have been placed, they will be removed in a few days; the healing ones are removed between the second and the third day. the stitches are removed after five days; The stitches or staples of the scalp are removed later.
Most patients who undergo a facelift should rest for the first week. Be especially careful with your face and hair. Some recommendations are: avoid physical activities for at least 3 weeks, avoid Turkish baths or saunas for several weeks and limit sun exposure for several months.
Most patients return to work between 10 to 15 days after surgery. The results are very satisfactory. The scars of the face lift will be hidden in the hair and in the natural folds of the face.