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Facial aesthetic lifting surgery performed by the plastic surgery clinic of Dr. Pedro Teran and Dr. Francesca Zavalloni in Burgos, is a surgical intervention to repair the skin of the face and neck wrinkled or sunken, removing excess fat, tightening the muscles, and filling the skin of the face and neck.

As we age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces. Deep furrows form between the nose and mouth; cheeks sag; fat and wrinkles appear around the neck. A cervico-facial lift cannot stop this process; however, what it can do is stop the clock, improving the most visible signs of aging, tightening the muscles of the face, removing excess fat and redistributing the skin of the face and neck. The facelift can be performed alone or associated with other procedures such as blepharoplasty or rhinoplasty. A forehead lift corrects drooping of the eyebrows and wrinkles of the forehead and eyebrows.

The ideal candidates for a facelift are those women or men whose face and neck are beginning to "sag" but whose skin still retains some elasticity. Most patients are in their 40s and 60s, but it can also be performed successfully in their 70s and 80s. A facelift can make you look younger and boost your self-confidence, but it will not give you a completely different look, nor can it restore your health or vitality.

A facelift is a procedure designed to tighten facial and neck skin in order to reduce folds or wrinkles. The bone structure of the face, the musculature and skin texture undergo an involutionary process over the years. In addition, there are hereditary factors, dietary habits, stressful situations, prolonged exposure to the sun, etc., which substantially modify the signs of facial aging.

Rhytidectomy usually treats the skin of the neck and cheeks, but sometimes the wrinkles of the forehead and the descent of the eyebrows are also corrected. Eyelid surgery is quite often performed in conjunction with rhytidectomy.

The operation can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation, depending on each particular case (more or less extensive surgery, personal wishes of the patient, etc.).

The incisions of this operation are made in the scalp in the frontal and temporal regions, surrounding the ears and ending in the area near the nape of the neck. Through these incisions the surgeon performs a more or less wide detachment of the skin, in order to obtain a tightening of the same. Through the same approach, the surgeon can reduce fat accumulations or tighten muscles that have become flaccid, giving the face a firmer appearance.

After the operation, which usually lasts between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the extent of the same and if any treatment of the eyelids, liposuction, etc. is done, drains are placed to reduce the possibility of bruising and reduce swelling.

In the postoperative period a variable degree of swelling of the face and neck, ecchymosis or bruising and a feeling of tightness and tightness will be observed. These discomforts are temporary and subside spontaneously or with analgesics.

Most of the scars are hidden in the scalp above the temple and towards the nape of the neck. Only in an area around the ear and in the first weeks after surgery, the scars may be somewhat noticeable, which, on the other hand, can be easily hidden with the hairstyle.


What is this surgery like?

  • Procedure: 1 - 2 hours

    Admission: 24 hours

    Anesthesia: General

    Recovery: 1 month

    Results: long lasting