The facelift of the upper third

Written by: Dr. Joan Pere Barret
Published: | Updated: 23/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is the lifting surgery and what are its objectives?

With face lift surgery we try to alleviate the effects of time on the face of people who want it. It's about improving the position of the tissues and putting them back where they were about 12-14 years ago.

The fundamental objective of the facelift is the naturalness of the result, that is, not to create a mask effect on the face but to give a feeling of relaxation, of well-being and to achieve a lasting effect and an improvement of the passage of time in the tissues.

It is clear that to achieve what we intend we have to act, that is, we can not do a minimum surgery to get a good result, we must act on all the structural elements of the facial anatomy .

The access, however, is always as limited as possible but it has to be wide enough to be able to place those tissues where they should be, in their natural position -where they were a few years before- but always trying to recover the surgery as fastest possible

What lifting techniques can we find?

There are several techniques of face lifting , however to understand why your surgeon chooses one or another technique we must understand that the effect of aging affects differently to the various areas of the face. It can be divided into the upper part of the face, forehead and eyebrows , the middle part and then the neck.

In the upper part of the face we use endoscopic techniques, for that we use endoscopy and magnification with cameras to control all the anatomical areas very well and, in this way, we can lift and raise all the tissues of the forehead, eyebrows and even reach the middle part of the face and make all the tissues ascend in a plane just above the bone, very safe and with very reliable and repetitive results.

Who is the ideal candidate to undergo this type of surgery?

Undoubtedly, they are people in whom the first symptoms of aging on the face begin to be noticed, small sagging in areas where there is a wear and tear over time. It can also be applied to large problems of aging but it is always better to start in younger people where we can achieve a much more lasting effect with little change from what we have spoken before at the level of naturalness.

What type of anesthesia will be used?

For this type of surgery safety is fundamental, we can not do facial rejuvenation , lifting surgery , with local anesthesia but we need the help of the anesthetist with a deep sedation that will keep us safe during the whole procedure and always with a little of local anesthesia help to get the tissues to mold as easily as possible.

How much time is necessary to return to daily activity?

It is important to face this type of lifting surgery with a period of time to take care of yourself. For this we need that patients, once they have decided to perform this type of surgery, because they have one or two weeks to rest and do a complete post-operative, without problems, and will always depend on the effect of surgery on their tissues , each person is different, but if we can say that after two weeks we can make normal life.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Joan Pere Barret
Plastic surgery

Dr. Joan Pere Barret-specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, is the first doctor in the world that has made a full face transplant successfully. Formed in the United States, it is an eminence and an international leader in transplantation face and extremities, and one of the best doctors in reconstructive microsurgery: breast reconstruction, reconstruction surgery face and paralysis. He is an expert in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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