Facelift or rhytidectomy is a surgical technique that involves the remodeling of facial volumes to improve wrinkles and folds. Repositioning the facial volumes that have fallen with the passage of time. This technique covers the neck, cheeks and chin giving a more rejuvenated look. Sometimes it is usually complemented with a frontal facelift.

Duration of the intervention

The duration of this technique exceeds 4 hours although it may vary depending on the complexity of the intervention. This type of surgical procedure is carried out by means of general anesthesia, after infiltration of local anesthetic to facilitate the procedure and improve comfort and recovery of the patient. Requires hospitalization of the person around 24 hours.

Description of the technique

The incisions necessary to carry out the face lift are made inside the hairline, surround the earlobe and ascend behind it to the scalp. In this way, the possible scars will be imperceptible since they will be hidden in the hair and in the folds of the ears. In selected cases, short incision techniques are used only in front of the ear, without following the posterior part.

Recovery period

In the post-operative period, the patient will notice tightness in the face and probably some numb or swollen area. Sometimes they may turn purple. All these symptoms will subside with the passing of days. At the beginning the scars will have a pinker color and with the passage of time this color will become similar to the color of the skin.

The recovery is almost complete around 14 days approximately. To hide the signs of the intervention after two weeks you can use makeup. It is highly recommended that you do not sunbathe in the following months.