Facial aging consists of a series of relatively consistent events that generally affect the face globally. Although the speed at which these changes represent is variable, the aging process is predictable.
Facial aging affects not only surface structures such as skin, but also compromises subcutaneous fat, facial muscles, and bone structures.
Facial rejuvenation arises as a kind aesthetic treatment that returns to the face the freshness and freshness of a young skin.
It is an innovative technique that considerably reaffirms the muscles of the face to achieve a spectacular effect on the facial oval, cheekbones and the ocular region mainly. This surgical procedure of Facial Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is aimed at repositioning tissues, correcting sagging and removing excess skin from the face, improving facial angles, rejuvenating and beautifying the face.
Why Face Surgery or Facelift?
Over the years, aging begins its appearance with a greater or lesser degree in relation to several factors including environmental, genetic, sun exposure, stress, cigarette; all this causes us the loss of elasticity of the skin, changes in the skeletal structures causing the skin to fall from the face due to laxity of the tissues; muscular sagging all these factors can be increased by the severity and the repetitive effect of some gesticulations changing The expression and accentuating characteristic folds of aging is why Facial Lifting or Ritidoplasty is one of the most sought after procedures in Facial Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the world.
Generally, facial rejuvenation is complemented by upper and lower Blepharoplasty, cervicoplasty or neck lift. Any facial rejuvenation surgery is to achieve a natural, harmonious and lasting result.
To achieve a harmonious result, the face must be evaluated as a whole and not in a fragmented manner as it has traditionally been done. It is particularly important not to ignore that facial aging is not something that affects the structures of the face separately and fragmentedly but globally and that it compromises both superficial and deep tissues. The aging of the frontal and peribucal region that are often forgotten should not be overlooked.
Facial rejuvenation surgeries are usually performed on an outpatient basis. In the consultation, according to the case, it is defined whether it will be done under local or general anesthesia and which or what are the procedures indicated.
Depending on the case, endoscopic or minimally invasive frontoplasty (Frontal rejuvenation), Blepharoplasty (eyelids), Ritidoplasty (Cheeks), Cervicoplasty (Neck), fat injection or procedures to improve the texture and quality of the skin may be indicated. Several of these procedures are often required to optimize facial rejuvenation and achieve a natural result.
This surgery is suitable for healthy men and women who are not comfortable with the signs of their facial aging and who want to improve the appearance of their face and neck. This procedure can be performed in people of any age, although it is recommended to be performed in people over 40 years.
Facial rejuvenation surgery or rhytidectomy can be performed with local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia is defined between the anesthesiologist and the patient. The surgical time is approximately 3 hours, provided there is no additional procedure such as eyelid surgery, some type of facial filler or application of Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) at the same surgical act.
As a general rule, patients who undergo this type of surgery should keep a relative rest (that is, they will be able to perform activities at home, without lifting anything at all, they will not be able to drive, or join work or study for at least three weeks to help the healing and repositioning of the muscles and to reduce swelling more rapidly (edema), a semi-elastic compression bandage will be used on the entire face for at least two weeks consecutively. The third week is recommended to use the bandage only at night for six (6) consecutive weeks.