About the surgery

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The facelift surgery in practice consists of the removal of excess skin and detachment from it, as well as the suspension of the musculature through stitches and other procedures combined.

Rhytidoplasty decreases facial wrinkles by acting on the skin (with detachment and removal of excess skin) and suspending the underlying structures (musculature of the facial mime) with the help of stitches and other procedures on the musculature.

In practice, this means that the facelift helps to reposition the tissues and the removal of excess skin causes the wrinkles, grooves, sagging and the famous ‘jowl’ in the neck to be significantly softened.

In case of removal of the neck muscles, the surgeon can make an incision below the chin (submental) to be able to perform the treatment of this alteration with points and specific so that the musculature is adjusted in the correct position.

Before the surgery

The facelift is indicated for all patients who have clear signs of aging, decrease of the musculature of the face and decrease of the “apple” of the face. It is not advisable to take medications or teas within a week before surgery because this may affect clotting.

In addition, the patient must be fasted for eight hours prior to the procedure. In this case, it is also important to note that the patient needs general anesthesia prior to surgery.


As in other surgeries, after performing the facelift, the patient needs to be aware of the cleaning of the dressings according to medical orientation, besides avoiding exposure to the sun, wind and cold for three months.

To enhance the results of riditoplasty, it is also indicated to perform lymphatic drainage sessions. If in doubt, do not hesitate to seek the surgeon to ensure that recovery is smooth and proper.


Excellent hospitals for plastic surgery

Choosing an excellent hospital with all the necessary infrastructure guarantees quality surgery and an excellent patient experience. Nowadays for the plastic surgery process, a quality hospital is as important as a skilled and experienced staff.

Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is considered one of the best hospitals in Latin America and regarding plastic surgery, it has a good structure offering all the security that the patient and the plastic surgeon need.

Moriah Hospital

The Moriah Hospital that started work in 2016 came to compete with the best hospitals in the city. The hospital has excellent infrastructure, including ICU, Diagnostic Center and more attractive prices.

Common questions

Know the most common questions

With so many options for plastic surgery, some doubts are common and frequent about this type of procedure. To facilitate, we have gathered the main doubts. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to schedule your review!

It is inevitable, once a cut or incision is made on the skin, there will be a scar. However, there are steps to take – during and after surgery – to make them less apparent.

The facelift incisions are so well positioned in the ear region that as soon as the swelling ceases, the scars will be totally imperceptible.

The average estimate is that the person can return to social activities in up to 2 weeks, during which time it will be possible to conceal almost almost any indication of the procedure, since the scars will be imperceptible and with the minimum of swelling, which can persist for 1 to 2 months.

With advances in medication and equipment technology for patient monitoring and monitoring, general anesthesia became the safest when well indicated.

Today in all major procedures, general anesthesia is the best choice of anesthesia. It is superior to many other alternatives offered. General anesthesia performed in a modern surgical center, with the latest equipment and medications.

In this way we can offer more safety, better monitoring, better control of the anesthesia itself, as well as better comfort for the patient.

For this facial surgery the dressings are not used to prevent wetting, since the main means of recovery for this procedure is through the cold compresses that help to reduce the swelling.

The length of hospital stay may vary with the type of facial procedure chosen, however, it is common to be discharged on the day after surgery. This is so that it is possible to perform some procedures that aid in recovery at the hospital, such as a lymphatic drainage that helps and improves the patient’s appearance and sensation.

Just like any other medical procedure, plastic surgery has certain risks. However, there are always several ways to reduce these risks so that surgery is safe.

In addition to an extremely skilled team, the use of high technology equipment makes it easier to control any situation. Some of the equipment used in all surgeries to maintain the safety of our patients are:

Thermal blankets
We use thermal blankets so that the patient is always warm and body temperature stabilized. This ensures greater peace of mind and more safety in the surgical procedure.

Elastic stockings and massager
In all surgeries, our patients use elastic stockings in conjunction with the Pneumatic Compression Massager (SCD) in the legs, which prevents complications in the circulatory system.

Bi-Spectral Index Monitoring
Bi-Spectral Index (BIS) monitoring is a system that continuously analyzes electroencephalograms to determine patients’ level of consciousness, stabilizing it whenever necessary.

The care taken in surgery and in the postoperative period alleviate both pain and swelling. With proper care combined with the application of cold compresses, it is possible to observe that the swelling remains minimal.

As much as a good surgical technique, as following your surgeon’s guidelines are decisive for obtaining the best possible results after discharge.

If you have any surgical procedure in mind, consult our team to clarify all the particularities involved in the recovery process.