After the age of 30, collagen concentrations decrease notably and one consequence is that the ligaments that support the skin lose firmness and the facial fat pads decrease, causing the appearance of sagging cheeks. In these cases, the rejuvenation treatment is a facelift.
Depending on the characteristics and severity of aging, different techniques are applied. The most common is the cheek and neck rhytidectomy, which is the medical term given to the facelift.
Incisions are made at the level of the ear, so that they are completely hidden and extend to the back of the neck by the crease that forms between the ear and cheek. Once the muscles and ligaments are repaired in their position, the excess skin is removed. Nowadays, facial rejuvenation is complemented during surgery with fat lipoinjection to replace the lost fat and give that three-dimensional shape to the face. This fat is obtained by lipoinjection with very fine cannulas.
In this way we are able to replace the lost volume to restore a fresh look.
This procedure takes about 3 hours
This type of surgery can even be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. It is important to be evaluated prior to the procedure.
The recovery time is about 1 month to be in optimal conditions. The final result will be visible in the course of the year, so it is important not to despair and follow all the indications.
Hospitalization: 1 night
Anesthesia: Local with sedation
Surgery Time: 3 hours
Rest Time: 15 days