What’s a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgery that reduces or eliminates facial wrinkles and other facial features associated with aging by “extirpating” or getting rid of small areas of skin in strategic areas. Despite common misconceptions, it doesn’t necessarily involve tightening or stretching facial skin, although it does in some cases. The medical term for a facelift is “rhytidectomy.”
Why Get a Rhytidectomy?
There is no medical reason to get a rhytidectomy. However, there’s nothing wrong with doing something to look better and feel better about your appearance. As more people live longer, they want to enjoy every moment of life. Many women and a growing number of men have decided to make an investment in a more youthful appearance to look as good as they feel.
How Does a Rhytidectomy Work?
Aging shows mainly through three facial features: With age, the neck muscles tend to sag, creating a jowl. The cheek fat tends to sag, creating lines between the nose and the corner of the lips. And the muscle that surrounds the eyes tends to droop, forming bags under the eyes.
Faces are the part of the body that most express one’s individuality. This is why any person that is considering a facelift should be evaluated so that the exact procedure can be established. Surgery may involve one or all of the elements mentioned above depending on the individual needs and the desired result.
How Much Does It Cost?
It’s very hard to give a general price for a facelift. No two faces are the same…so no two facelifts are the same. Also, some regions have much higher prices than others. For example, New York City and San Francisco have higher facelift prices than other cities. However, as a ballpark figure, you can expect to pay at least $10,000 US for a facelift in the US.
Almater Hospital in Mexicali, Mexico offers competitive prices that are typically far more affordable than the same procedure in the U.S, Canada & Europe. A complete facelift procedure at Almater Hospital including a facelift, neck lift and eye lift has an approximate cost of $4,990. A mini facelift procedure that includes only the facial surgery is priced from $3,990. In addition, Almater Hospital offers comprehensive surgery and travel packages so that you don’t have to worry about details when traveling to another country. In fact, the team at Almater Hospital will pick you up at the airport in San Diego and bring you to one of the top 4 and 5 star hotels in Mexicali to begin your journey to facial improvement.
How Do I Prepare for a Face Lift?
You can prepare for your facelift by stopping smoking, preparing yourself psychologically for the changes ahead and informing your doctor of your medical history. The following factors are important when evaluating whether or not you are a candidate for a facelift:
- Diabetes, whether personal or in your family history.
- Hypertension, whether personal or in your family history.
- Psychological contraindications, such as low self-esteem, unrealistic expectation or inability to evaluate reality objectively.
In addition to these, the best way to prepare for a facelift is to talk with the staff at Almater Hospital and learn what you can expect from surgery and what procedures are recommended in your case. If you know what to expect and what the final realistic results are likely to be, your experience will be more pleasant, successful and satisfying.