Facial Lifting

    Our facial tissues, like skin, fat, muscles and bones are alive tissues
 that age in the course of time, the principal factors that promote this
 aging are the Sun, the gravity, the movements of facial gesticulation and
 the absence of care of the skin, so we can see the majority of these
 factors they are inevitable in our daily life what produces slimming of the
 skin, spots, limp and hanging skin, wrinkles and aged and tired aspect.

The surgery for reposicionar these tissues is called RITIDOPLASTIA, FACE LIFT or of facial rejuvenation, its
 target is to re-place the tissues and to raise the skin and to give to the face a more fresh and smooth aspect,
 frequently combines with surgery of eyelids and procedures called of resufacing or of renewal of the skin as peeling


    Your surgeon will realize a preoperative evaluation to determine conditions of the tissues for the surgery as well as
 the general conditions, will request a series of examinations to value your general state and derterminar if you are in
 conditions to surrender to this surgery.

    It is recommended to abstain from smoking at least two weeks before the procedure, as well as to avoid to take
 anticoagulative medication or for circulation for two weeks and anti-inflamatoarios as aspirin, Naxen, Ibuprofeno at
 least one week before the surgery. 

    Probably your surgeon will recommend you a facial treatment to prepare the facial tissues for the surgery.


    This procedure can be realized under local anesthesia and sedation if it is
 a procedure of short duration, nevertheless if the procedure is extensive it is
 recommended to do it under general anesthesia, surgeon will determine the
 best option for your personal case.


    The procedure consists of realizing an incision about the ear, with the
 target to conceal the scar in this place, frequently extension is needed
 backward from the ear up to the area of the hair, there becomes detached
 the skin and fat of the muscles of the cheeks, by means of stitches the
 muscular layer of the face rises to reaffirm it, the skin stretches up to
 eliminating the skin hung by the cheeks and neck and the surplus is
 eliminated then to suture the wound, leaving small pipes of drainage, when
 there is needed raising of eyebrows and front it is realized by means of
 incision between the hair of the front, detaching the skin up to the eyebrows
 and re-place the skin tightening it and raising the eyebrows.



 ANESTHESIA Local - General
3 - 6 hrs.
 STAY IN  HOSPITAL 24 - 48 hrs.
7 days
5 - 7 days
2 - 4 days
 BANDAJES 2 - 3 weeks
 EXERCISE 2 months


    After one or two days of stay in the hospital your discharge will be decided if you are in conditions of continuing
 your recovery in house, we will support telephonic contact with you to determine your first visit, which will be at the
 moment when the quantity of liquid that goes out of its drainages is the sufficiently small one to withdraw them, this
 is between 2 and 4 days, time in which the first evaluation will do.

    The following visit will be to the 5 to 7 days of the surgery to evaluate the retirement of stitches and to do the
 pertinent recommendations as for the care of the scar, later the reviews will be every two weeks up to completing
 three months of the surgery, you will have to use an surgical post elastic special band for a period from two until
 three weeks.

    The time of recovery to do daily activities in house will be seven days, for labour activities it will be two weeks and
 to do exercise and activities more extenuantes will be up to two months. The time to evaluate the final score without
 information of inflammatory process and with the maturation of the scars it will be three months later.


    We will recommend you a series of cares after the surgery, certainly there is recommended a diet without irritants
 and high in proteins and fiber, is recommended take care of the skin after the second week of the surgery to support
 a more satisfactory result, we will indicate you taken care of the skin and the scars by means of massages and
 special creams for it. It is recommended to avoid the horizontal position for two weeks, you will have to sleep with
 pillows in such a way that the face is always at level higher that the rest of the body, as well as to avoid exhibition
 prolonged to the Sun by four weeks.


    The surgical and anaesthetic risks always exist, the possibility of incidents during the surgery depends on diverse
 factors, like age, general state of health, presence of chronic - degenerative illnesses as diabetes, hypertension,
 cardiac illnesses, anemia, etc; duration of the surgery, and factors as ingestion of medicines earlier mentioned or
 nicotinism; we determine these risks in the preoperative evaluation and with the analyses and preoperative studies, if
 we detect some anomaly that increases these risks we will inform you, as well as the possibility of not doing the
 surgery if these risks are very high.

    The most frequent surgical complications are: Haematoma, Seroma, necrosis of skin, Injury of the facial nerve and
 bad scar, your surgeon will explain to you and will clarify any doubt with regard to these possible complications..

    The anaesthetic complications are slightly possible in healthy persons, the incidence of complications is minor
 with the local anesthesia that with the general anesthesia and they are in direct relation with the time of anesthesia,
 for what the risks increase lightly if the time of surgery increases on having done several surgeries in the same
 procedure, these complications can be from reaction anafiláctica, shock up to brain hipoxia and death, nevertheless
 the above mentioned present to themselves with very small frequency from 1 to 2 of every 2000 surgeries of this type.
 Nevertheless, thanks to the preoperative suitable evaluation the possibility of satisfaction is with much, bigger than
 the risks.

This information DOES NOT REPLACE the personal information of your surgeon evaluation
previous of your case especially




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