Many men tend to age in the facial area gracefully, but there reaches a time when sagging cheeks, jowls, or loose skin in the neck becomes visible. For some men, these changes can be seen as early as the 40’s. There is a good solution to these problems; facial lifting.
A neck lift can be performed to tighten the loose skin in the neck , tighten the neck muscles, and better define the jawline. A facelift includes correction of the neck and jawline, and also includes tightening the cheek and cheekbone area. The goal of these procedures is to give a man a natural, rested, and more youthful appearance.
A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure which can help turn back the hands of time and make a patient look more youthful and attractive. In Dr.’s hands, Image Placeholderthe facelift can give very dramatic improvement in facial appearance, yet maintain a natural look. Dr. Gustavo Dr. Medicine feels that the best facelift is one which makes a patient look like a younger and better version of themselves!
The doctor carefully reviews the procedure with each patient, making a customized plan for facial lifting and improvement. Patients are encouraged to bring to the consultation pictures of themselves from ten or more years ago so that the doctor can plan the facelift to restore a more youthful and natural look and address each patient’s goals.
Dr. performs a special type of facelift in which the muscles of the face and neck are tightened. The muscle tightening is done in the neck, jawline, and cheek area. He utilizes this type of facelift for the natural results that it can offer. By tightening the layers beneath the skin, the lifting is done such that the skin can be naturally redraped, leading to a smooth, natural skin contour. Dr. facelift patients look refreshed, revitalized, and restored.
Dr. performs facelifts for a great diversity of patients of all ages and backgrounds, including celebrity patients. Many patients choose Dr. as their doctor because of his friendly and caring nature, his outstanding reputation, and for the excellent results that they have seen.
What to Expect
The facelift procedure is performed by the Dr. fully accredited surgical center, in the Policlinico San Bosco, in the downtown of San José, Costa Rica. Following the procedure, patients will relax in the recovery room for a short period of time. For the first night after the facelift, patients will be cared for by a nurse at a overnight recovery center or hotel. Dr. staff will arrange this for you.
The nurse will pick you up from our recovery room, care for you the first night, and bring you back to our office to see the doctor the next day. The doctor will examine you and change your dressings. Patients are able to wash their hair by the third day after surgery. Most patients may return to work after about 10 days, although some patients may return to many normal life activities sooner.
Many regions of the face age together. As the cheeks and neck age, the eyelids, forehead and mouth areas also age. Frequently, the eyelid, forehead, and mouth/lip regions benefit from rejuvenation at the same time as facelift. The advantage of combined procedures is that only one recovery time is needed and a more harmonious, youthful facial appearance can be achieved. Common procedures done at the same time of facelift are:
Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty): This procedure makes the eyes appear more alert and youthful with removal of fatty bags and excess skin.
Forehead lift (browlift): The forehead lift gives a more youthful forehead by lifting the brows and tightening the forehead area.
Laser resurfacing or dermabrasion: These procedures improve fine wrinkles around the eyelids, crows feet areas, mouth, and chin.