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At Jaime Rodriguez Sierra Plastic Surgery, your health and well-being are our major concerns.

What it’s a facelift?

This procedure is for those who seek to have a fresh, younger appearance to their face.

Have you ever ask yourself this questions?

  1. Do you feel your skin of your face is loose and sagging?
  2. Do you notice deep folds around the mouth, jowling and hollows in the face?
  3. Probably yes, then a facelift may be the right way for you!

A facelift is a surgical procedure that can reduce many of the signs of facial aging to give you a natural, rejuvenated appearance.

Every person ages in different ways, some people will have changes in their skin like loss of facial volume, tissue tone and start noticing the effects of gravity bringing downward the skin creating jowls and deep folds around the mouth.

Facelift Procedures

The midface it’s the best area to work on a facelift, which involve the malar area (cheeks), the folds that go from the nose to the mouth and in most cases the lower face, which is the loose skin in the neck.

There are different types of facelifts, minimal invasive facelift to the traditional facelift. These techniques differ on the place and the length of the incisions.  Some patients will be candidates for a minimal invasive facelift and other will be candidates to traditional facelift. It’s not age related since young patients probably will need a traditional facelift and some older patients will get a minimal invasive facelift.  During your consultation with Dr. Rodriguez Sierra, he will address the best surgical procedure for you.

Both techniques will work on tightening muscles, remove fat and excess skin ensuring long lasting and natural looking results. The scars will fade away with time.

During a facelift there are some other procedure that might work well with you like a Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery, Fat Injections, Liposuction on the neck and skin treatment.

After your facelift, your face will be bandaged for several days. Stitches will be removed on day 7. During recovery your face will be swollen and some bruising may occur. You can cover bruising with makeup. You may experience tightness or numbness in the facial area that may persist for several weeks. Facelift is a procedure with minimal pain, patients can not do vigorous movements and can shower at 2 days after the procedure.  After the procedure the patient will start on a liquid diet and at night a regular diet. To help reduce bruising and swelling, you will start on Arnica Homeopathic drops. You can usually return to normal activities around 2 weeks.

There are some risks on a facelift including  bleeding, skin necrosis and infections.

You will need to have a cardiology valuation before the procedure, if you are smoker you need to stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the procedure.  If you take aspirin,  you will stop taking it for 7 days before the procedure.Iif you take other medications,  the cardiologist will tell you if you can keep taking your medication or if you need to stop.

The Surgery

  • Anesthesia: Local with sedation.
  • Outpatient Procedure.
  • Surgery: 3 to 4 hours.
  • Recovery time: 1 week.
  • Return to normal activities: 2 weeks
  • Final result: 1 month.


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