Advanced Facial Rejuvenation
If you are dismayed by loose skin and a lack of volume in the face, you may be a good candidate for a facelift by Tijuana aesthetic surgeon Dr. Rodolfo Castillo. Both men and women who are in good health are candidates for the procedure, which tightens the outer skin and internal tissues in the face, chin, and neck. Dr. Castillo uses personalized and extremely precise surgical techniques, ensuring subtle, natural-looking results. Please contact us today to learn more.
Face & Neck Lift
Before and During the Procedure
In preparation for your facelift, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Castillo. The doctor firmly believes in the importance of patient education, and he will explain each procedure in detail. He wants you to be an active participant in your aesthetic surgery, and together you will discuss your goals for the procedure. Dr. Castillo will develop a customized plan for your facelift to ensure the best possible results.
The doctor performs the facelift in a local hospital for maximum safety and efficiency. The procedure is quite safe, however, and complications are very rare. Following general anesthesia, administered by a registered anesthesiologist, Dr. Castillo will create an incision all the way around your ear. This incision will blend in with your hairline so any scarring will be nearly undetectable. The doctor will gently lift the skin from the underlying muscle and remove excess fat in some areas via liposuction, and use the same fat to add volume in other areas for a smoother, more even look. Next, the doctor will carefully fold and tighten the underlying layer of muscle, securing it with sutures. This process will give more definition to the face, particularly in the cheeks, neck, and jawbone. Then Dr. Castillo will lay the skin back over the face and trim away excess tissue. If you have a significant amount of sagging skin and loose muscles around your neck, he may create an incision underneath the chin to tighten these muscles and redistribute the skin.
Recovery and Results
Following your facelift, you will typically spend one night in the hospital. Dr. Castillo will leave a light bandage on your face for three to four days, and recovery typically takes two to three weeks, and you may experience some bruising and minimal discomfort, which can be controlled with mild medication. In five to seven days, you will return for a follow-up visit. The doctor will remove the sutures in skin. You will have a second follow up in two to three weeks, and an appointment with Dr. Castillo in two and six months, and one year.
The results of your facelift will appear somewhat gradually as healing progresses. In about three weeks, however, you should notice significant, yet natural-looking results. Your skin will be tighter and your facial features will be more defined. In short, your face will reflect your youthful attitude and healthy lifestyle.
It is important to remember this facial rejuvenation procedure will not make it took as you were young again, but instead provides a renewed, more fresh and less tired appearance. The results of a facelift are not permanent and can vary according to the individual characteristics of each patient. Overall, your facial appearance will improve and the surgery can help maintain a more youthful appearance than if the procedure was never done.
Call Us Today
To learn more about the facelift procedure and how Dr. Castillo can give you a fresher, more vibrant appearance, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff is ready to book your initial consultation so that you can get started on the path to a more youthful appearance.