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Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy is designed to restore a more youthful appearance by removing major wrinkles, eliminating telltale signs of aging on the skin and improving the overall appearance of the face and jaw area. The skin begins to wrinkle and sag as a result of age, sun exposure and genetics.
It involves tightening of the facial and neck muscles as well as the removal of any excess skin. Not only does a facelift improve facial appearance, but also has a dramatic effect on the neck, enhancing its contour and profile.
Facelift plastic surgery may be performed by making an incision at the temples behind the hairline, in front of the ear, then around the earlobe and behind the ear, ending at the scalp area. Making the incision in the natural creases helps hide scarring after surgery. The surgeon then separates the skin and muscles of the face from the deeper facial tissues. Excess skin is removed and sagging muscles and connective tissues are tightened. In some cases, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the chin and neck. After the tightening or removal of excess skin, the skin is re-draped and sutured or stapled in place. In some cases, drainage tubes are left in place under certain areas of the skin for several days to reduce post-surgical swelling.
Immediately after surgery a large fluffy dressing is usually applied. Typically within one day after surgery it is removed and may be replaced with an elastic wrap. Some minor discomfort is temporarily felt, which can be managed with medications. In the weeks following the surgery, patients should allow for adequate healing time and expect some postoperative swelling, numbness, and skin discoloration for about two weeks. All incisions and dressings should be kept dry until the surgeon indicates that showering or bathing is okay. For the first few days, the head should be kept elevated and immobile in order to minimize swelling. Sutures are usually removed within 2 weeks of surgery.
Smoking reduces blood flow to areas of the facial skin, so you shouldn't smoke a month before and a month after surgery. Stopping smoking will help the healing process.
The face lift healing time and recovery period can last anywhere from one week to several weeks, depending on the type of face lift surgery undergone. Most patients can return to work from a standard face lift in 10 days to two weeks. Nevertheless, the recovery time depends on the complexity of the surgery the patient underwent.
Some things, such as blow-drying your hair and wearing earrings, may be prohibited for a period of time. For the first few days or weeks, only walking and mild stretching are appropriate physical activities. It should be avoided vigorous exercise, heavy housework, and sexual activity for the initial two weeks after surgery, at least. Also alcohol, saunas, and steam rooms should be avoided for several months. It is highly recommended extra rest to promote proper healing, during the recovery period.
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although this operation doesn't have practically any type of side-effects some of the risks and potential complications that can occur are infection, fluid accumulation, changes in skin sensation, skin discoloration and/or swelling, etc.
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Check out our facelift before & after photo gallery. Here you can view actual patient before and after pictures from plastic surgeons in Argentina. These photographs represent typical results, but we cannot guarantee the exact same result as the images below, since it varies depending on the patient.
How much does a facelift cost abroad? The reference price for a mini face lift in Argentina is USD 2,100 but this may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your free quote!
Our prices includes: pre and post surgery consultations and controls; plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, assistances fees; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Prescribe medication after surgery, implants and/or surgical belts (if required) are not included. No hidden fees!
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Written by Hugo Luciano Monjo, M.D.
Last update: 27/01/2023
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctors opinion.
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