Facelift in Mexico
When is Face Lift surgery recommended?
A consultation is the way to begin the process of discovering if a face lift is right for you! The face lift is considered when a person feels they have lost firmness and definition in their profile and neck area. The procedure does not change your expression but rather refreshes your appearance to look years younger. The procedure is done by repositioning and tightening the muscles in the neck and lower face. This is following by the removal of excess skin which ultimately improves the signs of aging and the final process will include adding volume to areas in your face which have been lost. Dr. Nashielli’s goals are to provide you with the best, most natural results possible!
It is very important to be clear about your expectations and know what your goals are. That way, you will be able to have the best consultation with the clearest explanation of the treatment the doctor recommends for you. During the consultation, all of your questions will be answered, procedures explained in detail and we will arrange everything so you will be on your way to having your dream result. As Nashielli Plastic Surgery, your health and happiness are our priorities.
What are the risks or complications that could arise from my Face Lift surgery?
As with any surgery, there are risks which will be evaluated and discussed in the consultation, as some of them will depend on your own personal medical history.
Some possible complications could be a seroma, hematoma and/or wound opening.
How long will my Face Lift recovery take?
Recovery is gradual. At the end of the surgery, there will like be two small tubes or drains placed behind each ear to allow any accumulated fluid to drain. Removal of these tubes typically occurs the day after surgery. A large “mummy type” bandage is also put on at the end of surgery. This typically stays on between 1-3 days to help reduce swelling. After the large bandage is removed, often patients do not need to wear any other type of compression bandage. However, in some cases, that would be recommended as well. It is important not to use any type of hair dryer the first few weeks as the sensitivity of the skin is impaired and it could be easy to burn your skin.
During the initial recovery period, it is necessary to limit physical activities for a couple of weeks, thus preventing increased swelling and/or inflammation. It is important to stay cool and rest, use ice to reduce swelling every couple of hours and sleep propped up. You will be given detailed instructions for your particular procedure by Dr. Nashielli. At the end of the second week you can return to normal activities, with the consent of your surgeon. Also, if following the post-op care instructions properly, most bruising and swelling will be almost gone between 2-3 weeks. Any possible remaining bruises can be covered with makeup. After five weeks, your results will already be very noticeable; however, it will take several months for the healing process to be completed. You will see your final results in about 6 months.
How long does the Face Lift procedure take and what type of anesthesia used?
The surgery will typically last between 5 and 6 hours.
Dr. Nashielli uses a light IV sedation typically known as “twilight” sedation. Following the IV sedation, local injections of anesthesia are used around the face. After the surgery, you will go into the recovery room where you will stay around 1 – 1 ½ hours before you return to your private room to spend the night. You will be evaluation the morning after surgery to make sure you are ready to check out. During this evaluation, you will be given instructions on after care as well as any prescriptions you may need. In addition, your first follow up appointment will be scheduled.
Where will my Face Lift incisions be and will they be visible?
The incisions are done along the edge of your ear in the natural contours and they then go behind the ear where they are hidden within the hair line. Initially, the incision areas will be red and inflamed. As time passes, they will turn pink and eventually fade to a fine, white line. Again, following the proper aftercare instructions is imperative to get the best results. All stitches with the face lift surgery are dissolving so there are no stitches to be removed.
Why Choose Mexico for My Face Lift?
Mexico has long been a popular destination for face lift surgery for Americans, Canadians and people from all over the world who want to receive the finest care, competitive prices and treatment-vacation combination options. The fact is the results, care, facilities and attention to detail are unprecedented! Our medical team works around the clock to plan your stay and treatment to make your experience a pleasant one. Once you make initiate an inquiry with us, an English or Spanish speaking coordinator will contact you and guide you through every step of the process. At Nashielli Plastic Surgery, we are here to help guide you from the beginning to the end of your recovery!