A young face is temporary, as we get old the skin face loose elasticity, creating wrinkles and the facial muscles loose tone. Due to gravidity forces and other factors like intensive sun exposure or even stress.
The combination results in a tired and old look.
The facelift helps to improve this aging signs through repositioning the facial muscles and facial skin, restoring the normal facial vectors.
How extensive can be this procedure?
That depends of individual needs maybe only the forehead, perhaps cheeks and neck, etc.
The goal to achieve is to restore facial volume, skin and muscle tone giving the face a more youthful appearance.
The facelift is performed in a fully equipped operating room under local or general anesthesia.
Incisions are made in front and behind the ears.
The overnight recovery is in a hospital room, time enough to give the patient the proper antibiotic and pain killer treatment, avoiding then early complications.
A compression garment may be worn for one week to ten days.
Drains if placed are removed in the next three days. Face stitches in five days and the scalp stitches in ten days.
Make up can be applied in twelve days after the procedure.