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Frequently Asked Questions about Facelift Surgery -FAQS

Facial rejuvenation

What is a weekend lift or facelift?

Facial rejuvenation surgery, also known as a facelift, weekend lift, facelift, rhytidoplasty, rhytidectomy, and facelift, is a very popular surgical procedure in facial plastic surgery to improve tissue sagging due to loss of skin tension, facial muscles (SMAS). In the procedure the skin is stretched and the excess is removed, the muscles can also be tightened if necessary thus making the skin smoother and firmer.

Who are the candidates for a facelift?

Any patient who feels the need to improve their flaccid facial appearance. At Sanza Clinic, let’s consider a reasonable margin. The moment signs of skin flaccidity begin to appear, and undesirable wrinkles with falling tissues, and regardless of age or sex. Premature flaccidity due to genetics, weight loss or age.

What are the risks of this surgery?

As any surgical procedure there are risks, they are rare. The most frequent is the hematoma, which can be visualized the first 24 hours and easy to resolve. Damage to deep facial structures (nerves or vessels) is a potential complication of face lift highly unlikely in experienced hands. Abnormal scarring or loss of skin on the edges of the wound are more frequent in smokers, so we recommend and indicate to stop or decrease the tobacco the same day before and after surgery.

How long does the surgery take?

The time of surgery is individualized by each patient, the type of intervention and the extent of it, but on average we can say that a facelift lasts between 2 and 4 hours.

What type of anesthesia is used?

The procedure is done in the operating room with local anesthesia and sedation. The patient is asleep without noticing anything at all. It is essential for us the patient’s comfort and that he does not feel any painful stimulus.

Do I need hospitalization?

In Sanza Clinic we perform innovative and minimally invasive techniques so that the patient can return home the same day, except in special medical conditions or that the patient requires, we leave 1 or 2 days in the hospital.

How’s the post-op?

Postoperative for the first 24 hours is painless. We place a bandage that we remove the day after the operation. Inflammation and some bruising may occur. The recovery is quick and the patient can return to his normal activities very soon, after 10 days we remove the stitches. And on average, the patient can return to work after 1 or 2 weeks.

What are the scars like?

The least visible areas are located, following the rim of the ear, the base of the lobe and extending towards the back of the auricle and the natural hairline if required. The final length varies depending on whether a full facelift (face and neck) or a mini lift is performed.

 Except in exceptional cases, the scars must be erased with the passage of time until they become practically imperceptible.

How long do the results last?

On average, facial lifitng results tend to last between 5 and 10 years, after which patients may opt to undergo a touch-up procedure. However, it will always have a more youthful appearance than would correspond by nature. The aging process continues after surgery and it is normal that it does not look as good at age 5 as it would at age 10 after surgery, but it will always have a better appearance than if it had not been operated on.

Why do people look so stretched or fake?

Each patient chooses the color of their hair, the way they make up and dress. The same goes for surgery. There are patients who want to be very smooth, even if it’s false. The same goes for large, round breasts.

We recommend naturalness and elegance, i.e. discretion and small stretching, especially on the face.

On the contrary if we consider elegant a very smooth and firm neck in both men and women. The neck does not change the expression of the face and always gives a very youthful and elegant appearance.

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