Minilifting facial and neck, an effective and minimally invasive

Written by: Dra. Ainhoa Barriola Azaldegi
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Genetics, the stress of daily life, the effects of sun and weight changes mark our face and neck, causing facial wrinkles appear. The skin, muscle and fat facial and neck sagging facial furrows appear marked the fall of the eyebrows, loss of definition of the jaw and neck frame.

Minilifting facial and neck is one of the treatments of aesthetic medicine major, due to its minimally invasive procedure like a facelift, although less durable. However, it can be performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

The term 'mini' refers to the small scars and shorter recovery period for this type of lifting. After a minilifting (90 minutes), the patient need not stay to sleep at the clinic and can go home straight after intervention. On the other hand, if the patient prefers to do it with sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia smooth, whether to stay in the clinic a few hours to unwind and leave the same day (day hospital).

It is recommended not to make great efforts during the first two postoperative weeks, but may return to their daily routine the week after surgery. However, as any intervention, it is not without risks. His character makes minimally invasive it can be carried out safely in patients who do not want to undergo longer and larger interventions such as face lift and neck requiring a larger scar. In facial treatments minilifting the scar is hidden in the front of the ear, ending at the tip. But if you also want in the neck, we lengthen slightly behind the ears.

Although swelling and bruising may occur postoperatively, most patients can return to normal activity within a week of the intervention.

This kind of lift is the most requested because it has a very similar result cervicofacial lifting, but much easier to carry. The use of a local anesthetic and street without income and a much shorter and painless, besides being cheaper than standard facelift, postoperative makes it the chosen one of many patients.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Ainhoa Barriola Azaldegi
Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Dr.. Barriola is an expert in aesthetic head and neck and body, breast, intimate surgery and aesthetic medicine. Medical equipment belonging to different hospitals and clinics in Spain as reputable as Clinica Planas in Barcelona, ​​currently has his own private practice called Aesthetic Medical Center Ainhoa ​​Barriola Azaldegi and performs surgeries at the Polyclinic in Guipuzcoa Donostia. He has participated in numerous conferences, courses and communications on their specialty, also belongs to several Spanish companies and the European College of Aesthetic Medicine.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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