The facelift surgery was originally conceived as a method of placing traction on the aging face by excising skin in the periphery of the face and closing the resulting defect under tension, despite the development of many less invasive technologies, nothing can match a facelift in its ability to globally treat the face, returning its basic architecture to a more youthful configuration.
This procedure is usually done, with IV sedation and local anesthesia, always supervised by a certified anesthesiologist, the most common techniques consist in skin incision, which depends on location of hairline and sideburns, and ear topography. The Temple incision can be prehairline and posthairline, continued with the incision in front of the ear, made between the anatomic margin of the face and ear, the incision is curved along the line in front of the ear, and is continued behind the ear.
The technique that we use mostly is subcutaneous dissection, using the MACS lift loop suture plication of the SMAS (subcutaneuos muscular aponeurotic system) to redirect the vectors of the face structure, we also can access the neck tissue with this technique to enhance the aging neck, and delimitate better the jaw line, giving a better looking and youthful aspect to the face, neck and jaw. This surgery is out patient; the follow up check up is 24 hrs.
We usually leave a drain, to avoid blood collections and minimize the risk of complications, we remove this drain about 2 days later, stiches are removed 5 to 7 days after surgery, the patient should avoid sun exposure, use of sun block and avoid strenuous activity for 2 to 4 weeks.
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