The fall of facial structure is caused by sagging tissues and loss of facial fat. This leads to the appearance of furrows in regions where the tissues are connected (naso-jugal groove and naso-labial). Besides that, the fallen tissues causes a loss of facial contour. In the neck, these changes cause the appearance of platysmal bands. associated with sagging skin.
The aging process and how the skin and the subcutaneous tissue will comport are correlated to genetic factors and lifestyle choices. To prevent aging and to achieve better postoperative results, it is important to moisturize the skin, prevent photoaging, and avoid smoking.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
There isn’t a recommended age for a rhymedectomy, but usually it is closer to 50. It will depend on genetic factors and lifestyle changes, such as smoking and sun exposure.
Rhinoplasty is performed in a hospital under general anesthesia.
The duration of the procedure is 3 hours, but it may vary depending on the complexity of the case. The procedure is usually done in the morning. The patient is discharged the following day with a nurse to care for them for one night.
Following completion of the procedure, the patient will go home with a bandage placed around the face to minimize swelling and bruising. The bandage is removed after 24 to 48 hours. It is important to rest (mildly) and avoid sun exposure for 2 months or until the ecchymosis, bruising, subsides. The patient should sleep on their back. It is important to not get a facial or any dental work done.
Follow-up visits should be made as advised by by your plastic surgeon.
How long will my results last?
It is not possible to predict the durability of the rhytidectomy result. The result will depend on several individual factors, which varies from patient to patient. For example: genetic factors, lifestyle, and skin care.
The combination of dermatological procedures and proper skin care is important to maintain post-surgery results.