What is a facelift and what types exist
Gravity, pollution of the environment, sun exposure or stress can take its toll on our face making the unsightly wrinkles and expression lines so common to reach a certain age. A facelift can make these traces of time disappear, giving our face a younger and more natural look. While a cervicofacial facelift is responsible for tightening the muscles of the lower part of the face by removing excess fat and redistributing the skin of the face and neck, a frontal facelift aims to correct wrinkles of the upper part, that is to say , forehead and eyebrows.
Requirements for lifting facial
Whenever a person has in mind to undergo a facelift they should take into account what their real possibilities are depending on their personal characteristics, they can only know them through a personal appointment with their surgeon.
Both men and women of all ages can undergo a facelift, however, it is advisable to undergo this type of intervention to patients whose facial skin has already begun to fall but still retains some of its elasticity. In this case we would be talking about patients between 40 and 60 years old, although success cases are also possible at more advanced ages.
How the intervention is performed
The method of performing a cervicofacial facelift and a facelift is very different. For a cervical facelift, the most common is to start making the incisions at the level of the temples, extending along the natural lines in the ears, continuing around the lobe, passing behind the ears and ending at the back of the scalp. The objective is that the incisions are hidden either by means of the natural lines of the face or by hiding with the hair. When it is necessary to work the neck, the incision is usually made behind the chin. The skin will be separated from the fat and in cases where it is required, it will be removed or liposuctioned to improve the contour.
For a frontal facelift , on the contrary, the incision will be made in the forehead, also hiding with the hair. The skin will also be separated from the underlying tissues, drying out the guilty muscles of unwanted wrinkles and excess fat.
The most commonly used anesthesia for a facelift will be general, however, sometimes local anesthesia combined with some sedation may also be used depending on the complexity of the surgery