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What is Rhytidectomy or face lift?

15:22 - 9 April , 2021

Medical procedure



This procedure seeks to remove excess skin, stretching it from both sides of the face, seeking to remove wrinkles, creases, flaccidity, and spots that appear due to age, trying to project a more youthful appearance. 

The blemishes that can be reduced through a facelift are the following:

  • Drooping cheekbones.
  • Double chin.
  • Folds on the sides of the nose.
  • Wrinkles around the lips.
  • Sagging and excess fatty tissue in the neck.

Once you make the decision to have a face lift, your doctor will analyze your clinical history, perform a physical examination, and assess your skin and the care that you have had to recommend what’s most appropriate for you. 

The procedure is performed under sedatives and local anesthesia, although in certain cases, general anesthesia may be recommended.

Potential risks:

As in any surgery, there are risks with the application of anesthesia, but there are also face lift potential complications such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. 

After a face lift, you may have the following:

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia.
  • Infections.
  • Bleeding.
  • Pain in the operated areas.
  • Numbness.
  • Bruising.
  • Swelling.

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