A facelift is one of the most popoular cosmetic procedure for male and women. It allows to the elevation and refreshening of the face, typically the jawline and the neck. It is frequently performed in association to other surgical and non-surgical procedures such as eye bag removal, fat transfer, botox, peeling and many other that Mr Rochira will discuss with you.
Although there isn’t a particular age when a face lift should be performed, is a procedure commonly asked from women on their 45 and men on their 50 and forward.
Despite the large number of non-surgical treatments for face renjuvenation such as ultrasound, radiofrequency, resurfacing and not last fillers and botox, the surgical face lift still remain the best option when a NATURAL and long lasting look is aimed. A face lift is needed when the skin becomes relaxed and saggy , deforming the jaw line and ageing the neck. Hence, the only permanent and natural (no foreing bodies, no filler, no threads are left inside) is a surgical face lift.
It is very important, however, that you understand a face lift will not immortalize your face which will continue to age as normal.
A face lift and neck lift will traditional be performed at the same time and will involve a scar in the natural crease line in front of the ear, in the groove behind the ear and in the hair.
The scar is usually undetectable after 6-12 months but it will still be a scar for ever.
In the past 10 years there has been particular attention in the plane of the the dissection under the skin, the vector of traction and the treatment of the deep plane tissue. Thus resulting in cutaneous facelift, mini face lift, deep plane facelift or a combination of those. Mr Rochira has a large experience of all the these techniques and will be happy to discuss with you the best option.
INCISION: Front and back of ears
LENGHT OF STAY: 1 or 2 nights
THEATRE TIME: 3-4 HOURS
TIME OFF WORK: 2-3 WEEKS
FOLLOW UP: 7,14,42.. days post op