Nowadays, increasingly there are patients who prefer a facial rejuvenation easier than traditional lift techniques. Furthermore not always the more aggressive and extensive technique is that gives patients a greater satisfaction. In fact, patient satisfaction is a relationship between the final result and the evolution of his surgery.
As consequence of the foregoing, has coined as mini lifting to those procedures for facial rejuvenation, although they remain the criteria of the conventional facelift, the cutaneous and muscle detachment is infinitely fewer and also the intervention lasts 2 - 2.5 hours and the patient can go home the same day of the surgery (outpatient procedure).
These Mini lifting procedures have been perfected so far providing a natural rejuvenation and stable over time.
These procedures can be completed with a liposuction of the neck to get a lower volume and as well as a more pronounced jaw.
Anesthetics: Local + Sedation or General anesthesian .
Duration of the procedure: 2 or 3 hours.
Hospitalization: 8 hours.
Discomfort: Minor, controlled with medication.
You must wait: Temporary numbness; facial bruises that they will disappear in 2 weeks.
Final result: 1-2 months.
Duration of the result: 7-10 years.
Is the surgery that I want? Is this surgery effective?
The ideal candidates to undergo a mini lifting are those people who begin to notice some sagging in the face and neck and whose skin conserves still some elasticity. The majority of patients have between 40 and 50 years, although it can also have successfully between 50 and 60 years.
In recent years more and more importance has gained the concept of aging facial volume loss. These techniques are based primarily on muscular applications or MACS-lift techniques (SMAS suspension with thread) to restore the volume of the face.
The good communication between you and the Dr. García-Guilarte is essential. In the first consultation, we will evaluate your face, including the skin and bone structures and surgical possibilities will be discussed. We must check your good state of health. It is important to tell your surgeon if you smoke or if you take any medication.
If you decide to undergo a mini lifting we will explain the techniques and the type of anesthesia that we are going to use and where the facelift will be make. Do not hesitate to ask the doctor all the questions, especially those related to expectations and results. Dr. García-Guilarte will give you specific instructions about how to prepare for surgery, including rules on food and liquids, tobacco or take or suppression of medicines and vitamins and washing of the face.
It is important to quit smoking at least a week or two before surgery.
Surgery and Anesthetics
Minilifting is always performed in the operating room, in a clinic or hospital. Normally, you will not be hospitalized more than 8 hours since discharge will take place in the afternoon. Surgery can be done under local anesthesia more sedation depending on patient and doctor preferences.
Minilifting usually lasts 2-3 hours. The incisions are minimal because it is not often require extension behind the ear and the steps of surgery vary greatly according to structures of your face and the technique preferred by the doctor for best results in your case.
After surgery (post-operative)
After surgery, may be placed for a few days a small pipe or drainage behind the ears to drain any fluid that may accumulate. It is also usually placed a light bandage. There is usually little discomfort after the surgery; If any, are easily alleviated with prescribed medication (if severe or persistent pain submit you must communicate it to the doctor). It is normal that there are certain areas of the skin that are drowsy, but this sensation will disappear in a few weeks or months. You must keep the head elevated for a few days after surgery, to reduce inflammation.
If you have been placed drainage tubes, they will be removed in 24 hours, the bandages will be removed between the first and fifth day after the lifting. Do not be surprised by the appearance of swollen and bruised of the early days; Remember that in a few weeks, your appearance will be normal. The majority of stitches are removed five days after your surgery.
Risks and guarantees
There is usually little discomfort after the surgery; If any, are easily alleviated with prescribed medication (if severe or persistent pain submit you must communicate it to the doctor). It is normal that there are certain areas of the skin that are drowsy, but this sensation will disappear in a few weeks or months.
This is a procedure far less invasive than a lifting, for that reason the possible complications are much smaller.
Do not expect an immediate result after its Mini lifting. The reduction of swelling is progressive; the final result is obtained at 1 - 3 months. Your appearance will improve as days pass. . La disminución de la inflamación es progresiva por lo que el resultado final se obtiene a los 1 - 3 meses. Su aspecto irá mejorando a medida que pasan los días.