A Face-lift or Rhytidectomy is a procedure performed to rejuvenate the face as it ages. Depending on the age of the patient and the amount of rejuvenation that is expected, the procedure may be more or less involved. Some patients have areas on the face that tend to be more of a concern than other areas.
In your consultation for Face-lift Dr Luis Suarez will evaluate your health and by this examination you can work together to obtain your desired results. Be honest in discussing your expectations with him about your Face-lift and don’t hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have.
When Face-lift is performed, the surgeon Dr Luis Suarez makes a few small incisions in areas which are easily covered up and following this the surgeon will align and pull the muscle base and tissues. Recovery time depends on the patient’s natural reaction to this procedure but generally does not last very long.
The Face-lift surgery lasts approximately 4 to 5 hours. It might be performed under general anesthesia. After the surgery, patients are discharged wearing a compression bandage for a week, the stitches are removed from two to three weeks and most of the swelling will subside around the fourth week.
Wearing a special facial bandage girdle during the first week following surgery helps avoid excessive swelling in the face. As for the stitches, they will be removed within three weeks. Remember that it takes about six months to get the final results, once all the tissues regain their strength and the swelling disappears.
Many of the women how have undergone a Face-lift have achieved desirable results, flaunting a younger and smoother physique, while at the same time feeling happier and more at peace with themselves.
Don’t be shy ask any questions you need to know. It’s important you know all about your Face-lift before you have a surgery.
Am I too young (or old) for a Face-lift?
In general, the condition of your skin and the features you would like to improve are more important considerations than your age. Most face lift candidates are between 40 and 70 years old. How long will Face-lift results last?
The longevity of your face lift will depend on many factors, including the condition of your skin, whether you smoke or drink, and how old you are when you undergo surgery. Can I be awake during Face-lift surgery?
If your face lift is particularly invasive — the nature of your surgery and the area to be treated may make general anesthesia necessary.