Rejuvenation of the face
Aging is the natural result of the passing of time, but these consequences, together with prolonged exposure to sun or day-to-day stress, become particularly apparent on the face and neck, leading to lines and wrinkles that make the facial expression less well-defined. All these effects can be improved with a facelift. A facelift does not take years off a patient but helps to improve his/her appearance, restoring the skin´s original tone and the highlights and facial contours, providing a rejuvenating and revitalizing effect which time had erased. There are many techniques to treat facial aging. The surgeon will suggest which kind is the most advisable in each case.
The surgical procedure varies depending on the areas the patient wishes to improve, the emphasis on the most affected zones, the location and extent of the incisions and the implementation of complementary techniques.
A facelift is carried out in a single operation. The technique consists of repositioning the layers of muscle, skin and fat, removing excess tissue by means of an incision that usually starts in the forehead area (above the hairline), extends along the natural lines existing in the ear and continues around the lobe, behind the ear and the scalp. In this way, the scars are perfectly camouflaged. When special treatment is required on the neck, an incision must be made just below the chin.