Lifting facial: ¿con o sin cirugía?

Written by: Dr. Agustín Blanch
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The facelift is the terminology in surgery and aesthetic medicine that is used to define the treatment that fights the aging of the face. The doctor. Blanch, a specialist in plastic, aesthetic and restorative surgery, explains what this treatment consists of.


Specialists usually divide the parts to be treated in a facelift on three levels: the front or the surgery of the gaze, the middle part that is from the cheek to the chin and the third from the chin to the neck. The first works to rejuvenate the look, the second to improve the angle of the jaw and the third to treat wrinkles and sagging.

Techniques used in a facelift

The most commonly used techniques for facelift are divided into two: aesthetic medicine, where surgery is not used, and cosmetic surgery, where surgery is involved but with minimally invasive techniques. The first block uses vitamins, infiltrations and improvements in the activity of collagen and elastin. In contrast, the second block uses minimally invasive techniques with incisions, although always trying to leave the least number of visible scars. Occasionally, facial lines and lipotransference are used, in which the patient's own fat is used for areas such as cheeks or cheekbones.


The facelift can be performed by surgery or facial fillers


When to have a face lift

The facelift is recommended for cases in which a patient wants to achieve aesthetic improvement of the face. A smooth skin can be achieved thanks to aesthetic medicine with facial fillings by activating collagen and elastin, or minimally invasive surgery techniques. These techniques allow to obtain a good result for the rejuvenation of the face.

It is important to know that there is no concrete age or time to get a facelift, either at age 40, or at age 50, or at age 60. But it depends more on each aging, because each patient ages in a different way and sometimes, especially with the loss of weight or the activity of-portiva can lose much tonicity of the skin at the facial level. It is best to go to the specialist in Plastic Surgery to recommend the most appropriate treatment in each case.

Results of a facelift

The results after a facelift should be favorable, this is the objective of the treatment. No doubt you have to make the appearance that the patient wanted before undergoing the lifting. This is very important so that the patient looks better and feels better.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Agustín Blanch
Plastic surgery

Doctor Specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reparative Surgery at the University of Milan (Italy). Obtained first place in the "Italian National Opposition Competition" to attend the Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic and Reparation Specialty with a scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Universities at the University of Milan, being the first member of the non-Italian European Economic Community to achieve this . Dr. Blanch is also a recognized Professor since 2006 of the Università Degli Studi di Milano, Catedra di Chirurgia Plastica e Recosttrutiva.

Expert in facial aesthetic surgery and facial aesthetic medicine, pioneer of otoplasty technique EarFold without surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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