Face Lifting (Rhytidoplasty)

Gazcue, Santo Domingo, DO

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Medical > Cosmetic Surgery > Face - Surgical > Face Lift

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo


Monday to Saturday : 9am - 5pm

Face Lift

Service Description

As we age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure and stress of daily life are seen in our faces. Deep furrows between the nose and mouth are formed; cheeks fall; fat and wrinkles appear around the neck. A facelift cannot stop this process; however, what it can do is stop the clock, improving the most visible signs of aging, tensing the muscles of the face, removing excess fat and redistributing the skin of the face and neck. The facelift can be done alone or associated with other procedures such as blepharoplasty or rhinoplasty. The forehead lift corrects drooping eyebrows and forehead wrinkles and eyebrows.


The ideal candidates to undergo a facelift are those women or men whose face and neck begin to "fall", but whose skin still has some elasticity. Most patients are between 40 and 60, but can also be successfully performed between 70 and 80 years. A facelift can make you look younger and to increase self-confidence, but will not provide a completely different look, nor can restore your health and vitality.


Good communication between you and your plastic surgeon is essential. In the first query will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone structures and surgical possibilities will be discussed. Your condition will be checked including problems that may complicate the surgery, such as high blood pressure, clotting problems or scarring. It is important to tell your surgeon if you smoke or are taking medication, especially Aspirin.

If you decide to undergo a facelift the doctor will explain the techniques and the type of anesthesia to be used, where the surgery, the risks and the cost of the intervention was performed. Your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on food and fluid intake, or taking snuff or deletion of medicines and vitamins and face wash. It is important to stop smoking at least one or two weeks before surgery. If you wear short hair, you may want to grow it before surgery to better hide the scars while they heal.

Careful compliance surgery will be performed in better conditions. Furthermore, they have a relative or companion can get you home when given the high and, if necessary, can help lift some days. The facelift is always done in the operating room, sure in a clinic or hospital. Normally, the patient remains in the clinic overnight after surgery, leaving the hospital the next day.

The lift can be performed under local anesthesia, or what is more frequent, under general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the preferences of your surgeon. If done under local anesthesia and sedation, the patient feels relaxed and the face is insensitive to pain; general anesthesia the patient is asleep during the operation.
A facelift usually lasts several hours. Incisions usually begin at the temples, hidden in the hair, spread over a natural line that runs right in front of the ears and continue behind the earlobe to the back of the scalp. If you need to work on the neck, you can make a small incision behind the chin. Oily skin and underlying muscles is generally separated. The fat can be removed or liposuctioned around the neck and chin to improve the contour of the face. After surgery, can be placed for a few days, a small tube behind the ear to drain any fluid that might accumulate.

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