PLASTIC SURGEON ALBERTO AREVALO / NON INVASIVE
PLASTIC SURGEON ALBERTO AREVALO / FACIAL LIFTING
With all these names is known the most extensive procedure and also with the most “rejuvenating” effect of facial plastic surgery.
This procedure is indicated when the furrows between the upper lip and the cheek (nasolabial fold) or between the lower lip and the chin (mentolabial fold) are accentuated, and in addition, the cheek has descended, causing the jaw line or the normal contour between the face and the neck to disappear, which gives the so-called facial contouring.
The facelift consists of recovering the normal tension of the muscular system associated with facial expression in cheeks and neck, eliminating excess fatty tissue present in this area, as well as excess skin flaccidity. To perform all this, it is necessary to make a cut with a conventional scalpel or laser, in the skin of the ear region and behind it (to properly camouflage the residual scars).
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When performed simultaneously with frontoplasty and blepharoplasty, it is called “full facelift” or full facial rejuvenation surgery.
As with any facial surgery, disability does not depend on pain (which is usually moderate to minimal), but on the presence of swelling or bruising. These vary from patient to patient, depending on the type of skin, and can last between 3 days and a week.
The first days after surgery we must apply cold locally (cold gel packs). It greatly reduces swelling, bruising and pain.
Our greatest enemy in facial surgery, during the postoperative period, is sunlight, and more specifically the ultraviolet rays of the sun. They can cause dark spots in those areas where there were hematomas, especially in the area of the eye bags. These dark circles, with their dark tone, can be permanently accentuated.
Normally between the 4th and 6th week we can return to “normal life”, resume gym routines, go to the pool or the beach. In addition, almost at the same time, we can begin to see the final result of the procedure.
Dr. Alberto Arévalo
Dr. Alberto Arevalo has more than 20 years of experience in private practice in the city of Bogota, specializing in Facial and Body Aesthetic Surgery.
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In addition, he is accredited and certified by the Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery, as well as by the most prominent international scientific societies in the field of Aesthetic Surgery, such as the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (ASAPS, you can check his profile at www.theaestheticsociety.org), the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and the American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS). These certifications accredit him as a qualified Plastic Surgeon at the level of any other specialist of this nature in the world.
His human quality, dedication to work and care for his patients distinguish him over time as an outstanding surgeon. He has left traces that have improved the quality of life of many faces and bodies of his patients in his daily practice, which includes procedures such as rhinoplasty surgery, facial rejuvenation, body and breast shaping, among others.
Expert in aesthetic plastic surgery and non-invasive procedures.
Cra. 15 # 83-33 Cons. 302 Clínica Dhara,