For men and women who want to improve visible signs of facial aging, a facelift in Mexicali can deliver a more youthful and refreshed look with incredible cost savings compared to back home.
Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift can help to improve loss of skin tone, the appearance of jowls, deep creases beside the corners of the mouth, creases below the eyelids, and sagging along the middle of the face. A loss of skin tone can be attributed to a variety of factors, including gravity, heredity, stress, and environmental conditions. Regardless of why your face may no longer look as youthful as it once did, a facelift can help to restore the contours of your face and eliminate lines and wrinkles.
A facelift is considered a type of restorative procedure. As such, it will not alter your fundamental appearance. It is important to understand that while a facelift can give you a more youthful appearance, it cannot stop the aging process and eventually those tell-tale signs will start to re-appear.
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a facelift can help to improve loose, sagging skin. In recent years, Mexico has become a preferred destination for a number of healthcare procedures, including facelifts. Along with enjoying a relaxing getaway, patients can also take advantage of much lower medical costs when traveling to Mexico. When combined with the fact that Mexico can be conveniently and easily reached by travelers from the United States and Canada, it's easy to see why so many people are now flocking to destinations, including Mexicali.
When considering having medical procedures performed abroad, it is important to verify qualifications. Mexico is home to a number of world-class medical clinics, but even so, you should conduct due diligence.
At Medical Departures, we are here to assist you with that process by helping you to select a clinic and a surgeon with great reputations. Only those clinics and doctors that have passed our background check will appear on our list. Our background check includes conducting a verification of qualifications as well as professional memberships. We also take the step of checking for legal and criminal records. Since we feel it is important to see first hand how things are done at a clinic, we also visit facilities in person. When you see a clinic and physician on our list, you can rest assured we have completed a comprehensive quality check.
Facelift procedures may focus on various areas of the face, including the jowls, jawline, cheeks, forehead, and the midface. Depending on the desired goals, a facelift may also involve the addition or removal of fat. Soft-tissue fillers may also be added in a facelift to achieve the best results.
The incisions made in a facelift will often vary based on the areas to be targeted and the desired outcome. Once the incisions have been made, the surgeon will start to separate the skin of the neck and face from the tissues and muscles deep within the skin, making it possible to redrape the neck and facial skin. The deeper layers of the face will then be lifted.
Next, your physician will raise the skin from the cheeks, temples, and neck, as well as lift and reposition the connective tissue. Any excess skin and fat will also be removed. Depending on the goals of the procedure, facial implants may also be used. This is usually done to increase chin or cheek volume.
At the end of the procedure, the physician will redrape the skin and close the incisions using small metal clips and/or stitches. Drainage tubes may also be inserted. Depending on your precise goals, the procedure may take up to four hours. In most cases, a supportive dressing will be applied. To minimize swelling, you may be directed to rest in a reclining position following your procedure. It is important to keep your head elevated and avoid bending over or forward.
Patients should expect to experience some pain and discomfort. Oral painkillers may be used to control pain. Swelling and bruising should also be anticipated, which will gradually subside over the course of the next two weeks. Cold compresses may be used to relieve bruising and swelling. Bandages and dressings can typically be removed within one to two days following the procedure. Drainage tubes can usually be removed around the same time. Your surgeon will remove your stitches within five to 10 days.
The cost of a facelift in Mexicali averages $5,500 (GBP £3,787, EUR €4,938, AUD $7,751)compared to an average of $18,000 (GBP £12,397, EUR €16,159, AUD $25,369 in the United States.
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