The 'lifting' facial or opportunity to rejuvenate the face (and soul)

Written by: Dr. Joan Pere Barret
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

 There is much talk of the facelift, and the more you talk about something, the more reality and fiction are blurred ... sometimes even to the point that it may become difficult to distinguish what is true and what is not. Does the face is deformed ?, there is only one valid technique?, Is it a wise one intervention for the elderly? ... and a long list of questions that arise us often. To dispel doubts and know what we mean when we refer to the facelift, we put ourselves in the best hands: those of Dr. Joan Pere Barret-. An eminence in his field, a pioneer and leader in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery that some have described as the surgeon is able to operate it inoperable by the author of neither more nor less, the first total face transplant in the world (2010 ) and implant face greater difficulty assumed so far (2015).


This Barcelona surgeon finalist in 2010 to Catalan of the Year and also nominated this 2016 is also a great innovator, so always apply the latest techniques, such as endoscopic facelift or stem cells. So, as in the best hands, back to lifting. The lift is not stretching the skin of the face to deform or stretch to achieve an artificial feeling that nothing helps rejuvenate the face (sure we all have in mind famous faces that give us an artificiality that sometimes scares).


The aim of the lift is to rejuvenate unstretched replace tissue, skin, muscle and fat where they were made 15 or 20 years to achieve the desired natural look. Each face, each face and each patient is a world and as such, individuality and personalization in treatments are essential and a guarantee for a good result.


Before performing a facelift, Dr. analyzes in depth what we dislike our appearance and what factors have led to changes in our face are. And it is that your face does not always reflect what we would like, and sudden thinning, genetic factors, age, the sun, our lifestyle or simply the invoice that charges us everyday can make our face change and age is not always the way we would like.


Once the doctor has examined case by case basis, decide which technique is most appropriate for each patient. The fact that there are multiple types of lifting and each is specifically designed to meet a specific needs in each case ensures optimal and natural result.



For example, we can talk of frontal lifting, which is intended to tighten the skin of the forehead and frown at the same time raised eyebrows, eliminating the feeling of tiredness and sadness in his eyes; or cervicofacial lifting, removing neck wrinkles defines the jawline to remove the double chin and, therefore, is particularly suitable for people who have sagging in the face or neck, or the lifting of the middle third, uplifting cheekbones, lightens the nasolabial folds and treats the lower eyelid.


With the help of 3D simulations so that the patient can see the expected result, Dr. Barret decides to apply one or more techniques to get the result you want suspacientes always attentive to the individuality of each face. This great connoisseur of the human anatomy, particularly the face, highlights the importance of having the best medical equipment for external and internal reposition facial tissues without damaging fundamental areas of the face. Do not forget that the facial nerve crosses the face and touching it can have very serious consequences.


Put in the hands of a specialist who has been able to carry out face transplants that were simply impossible for others is certainly a safe bet. Another mistake that many commit result of ignorance or things we hear and we assume as certain, is that the lift is a unique technique for elderly. It is simply not the case.


Patients aged 35-40 years are put in the hands of this Barcelona surgeon for a photo look like in about 15 years ago or eliminate a tired or aged appearance. Actually, it is as simple as understanding that helps lift the latest technology and different techniques for natural results while durable. Thanks to the technique, of which Dr. Barret is one of the pioneers worldwide and practiced for over 15 years now, excellent results and as durable as the traditional facelift, with a minimally invasive surgery to the patient and stay away from the disfigurement or artificiality.


Our face is our calling card. It's the first thing you see anyone who looks at us. Learning to care for her, pamper her and get to know the hands of an expert in facial cosmetic surgeon, to transmit what we want and feel comfortable with it (and ourselves) is an opportunity provided by today's world. Whether to harmonize areas of the face that have pronounced imbalances or eliminate a tired and aged appearance, facial lifting puts in our hands the opportunity to make our face.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Joan Pere Barret
Plastic surgery

Dr. Joan-Pere Barret, is a prestigious specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. In particular, he is the first doctor in the world to have successfully completed a full-face transplant. Formed in the United States, he is an eminence and an international reference in face and limb transplantation, as well as one of the best doctors in reparative microsurgery: breast reconstruction, face reconstruction and paralysis surgery. He is also a great expert in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. Throughout his career he has combined his care work with teaching, being director and professor of the subject of Plastic Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​as well as director of various doctoral theses. At the same time, it also develops an important informative task, being editor and collaborator of journals of high scientific impact. He has also published numerous books and scientific articles. He is currently a specialist in Plastic Surgery at the Center Mèdic Francesc Macià and, throughout his career, he has worked in prestigious centers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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