Last fact-checked: 30 August 2020
A facelift in Mexico City could be the answer if you are concerned about the growing signs of aging and are seeking a more affordable way of undergoing surgery.
Facelifts are generally performed in order to minimize wrinkles, lines and sagging skin that appear on the face as you grow older. Since our skin also tends to lose its elasticity with time, the skin starts to sag around different parts of the face. A facelift helps the skin return to a smooth condition, tighter once more from around the middle of the face, as well as the neck and jowls.
Whether or not you want to undergo a facelift is a highly personal decision and one that should be made after due consultation with your surgeon. This and similar procedures are mostly sought by people in their middle years who want to retrieve the youthfulness of their past years and look young and rejuvenated once more.
However, before you opt for this surgery, it is imperative you have a clear idea of what this surgery can and cannot deliver. While it does make one look younger and improve the overall look, it is not possible for this procedure to change one’s facial features entirely. Likewise, your doctor may determine that you don’t really need to get a facelift, since some people can benefit from other, more simple procedures instead, such as injectable fillers, or even from a more specific surgery such as eye bag removal.
To be considered suitable for a facelift, it is essential for you to be in good health. Before the start of the surgical procedure, your doctor will ask you about your medical history, any allergic reactions you may have to drugs, as well as any medical treatments that you may have undergone recently.
A facelift in Mexico City makes sense especially for those living in nearby countries, such as the United States or Canada. The nation's federal capital and largest city attracts many thousands of medical and health tourists around the year, not only because of the excellent healthcare facilities and highly qualified and trained professionals in the region but also because of the ease with which people can travel to and from Mexico City.
Many patients worry about booking treatment abroad since they are fearful of the standards of service, or even that the staff may not be authentic and don’t possess genuine degrees and experience. However, Medical Departures carries out a thorough background check on our medical service providers, both facilities and individuals, before listing them on the website for patients to see, as well as details of professional memberships and real patient reviews. We make the process as transparent as possible for our patients, so they can make their own informed choices.
The surgeon begins the procedure by making an incision along the hairline of the individual, around the temples. This incision is extended down to the lower scalp of the patient, behind the ear. After this incision has been made, the surgeon will then sculpt the face of the patient, and redistribute any material around the neck, face and jowls. Before re-draping the skin, any excess skin is removed, and the skin is tightened to the underlying tissue.
If the surgery is mainly focused around lifting the neck area, the doctor will make an incision in front of the patient’s ear lobe, and this incision is extended around the patient’s ear and goes into the lower scalp. An incision may also be made under the patient’s chin. Like the procedure described above, the purpose of these incisions is to remove loose skin from around the neck, tighten the muscles and get rid of any fat that has accumulated here over time.
Read more about what a standard facelift procedure entails here.
Since the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, patients are required to rest as much as possible in the weeks following the surgery. Your face may be wrapped up in order to minimize bruising and swelling. In addition to this, a tube may be inserted in order to drain out any excess blood and fluids.
Although the skin will feel noticeably more taught following a facelift, it's possible that it will take a couple of months for the swelling to completely subside.
Facelifts in Mexico City cost around $5,500 (CAN $7,600, UK £3,800 EUR €4,900, AUS $7,600). This is in comparison to around $18,000 in the United States (CAN $24,900, UK £12,400, EUR €16,100, AUS $25,200).
Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at these three leading clinics in Mexico City for facelifts:
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