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Facelift in Alicante

Rhytidectomy: Facial surgery intervention or facelift

With the passage of time and age, sagging and wrinkling of the skin and tissues is inevitable. Sometimes excessive exposure to the sun or heavy weight loss accelerates the process of skin wrinkling or sagging, especially on the face and neck.

The facelift helps to reposition the tissues of the face and neck, with highly satisfactory results.

Specifically, a facelift is a facial surgery procedure that acts on the deepest structures of the facial and neck tissue, eliminating the fat accumulated in these areas (face and neck). A facelift can be performed in conjunction with other aesthetic facial treatments or procedures such as blepharoplasty.

The sagging of the skin and the drooping of the tissues give a more tired and morose appearance that does not correspond to the mood, even creating the appearance of being older than you really are. The facelift repositions the facial tissues in place, naturally tightening the skin and providing positive results by restoring a more youthful and relaxed appearance to the face.

The facelift is especially recommended to remove wrinkles around the mouth and nose, around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows or on the neck.

Types of Facelift

Surgical facelift

A surgical facelift is a more invasive procedure performed through surgical incisions. The Dr. Bernabeu works on the deep layers of the skin and facial tissues to reposition and tighten them. This type of facelift is suitable for patients who want longer lasting and more noticeable results.

But beforehand, as in all surgical interventions, we must follow a series of processes:

  • Initial assessment and consultation: Before undergoing a surgical facelift, we must schedule a consultation with our surgeon for a pre-assessment. During this stage, the doctor will assess the condition of the skin and facial tissues, discuss the patient’s expectations and answer all questions related to the procedure.
  • Preparing for surgery: Prior to surgery, Dr. Bernabeu will provide detailed instructions on how to properly prepare. This may include avoiding certain medications, smoking cessation and pre-medical testing.
  • Surgical procedure: During the surgical facelift procedure, strategic incisions will be made in discrete areas of the face. These incisions will allow access to the facial tissues and their repositioning.

    Excess skin will be removed and the incisions carefully sutured to minimise visible scarring. The procedure is performed under general or local anaesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the surgeon’s recommendation.

  • Recovery time: After surgery, it is normal to experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. Detailed instructions will be provided on how to properly care for the treated area and speed recovery.

    Sufficient rest, avoidance of strenuous activity and a healthy diet will also be recommended to promote optimal healing. Recovery time can vary, but in general, patients can return to normal activities within two to three weeks.

Non-surgical facelift

For those who prefer a less invasive approach, non-surgical facelift options are available. These treatments are usually quicker and require less recovery time.

Popular options include the use of Botox and dermal fillers to reduce wrinkles and restore volume, thread tightening to tighten the skin and radiofrequency therapy to stimulate collagen production.

Botox and dermal fillers

The use of Botox and dermal fillers is a popular technique to reduce wrinkles and restore lost facial volume. Botox is used to relax the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines on the forehead and around the eyes.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are used to fill areas of volume loss, such as the cheekbones and lips. These non-surgical treatments are fast, safe and provide visible results with little recovery time.

Tensile threads

Thread lifts are a popular option for those who want a facelift without surgery. These threads are inserted under the skin and are used to lift and tighten facial tissues.

They stimulate collagen production, which helps to improve skin firmness and elasticity. Tightening threads provide an immediate and natural lifting effect without the need for surgery.

Radio frequency therapy

This procedure uses radio-controlled waves to heat the deep layers of the skin, which stimulates collagen production and improves the overall appearance of the face.

Radiofrequency therapy is safe, painless and does not require significant recovery time.

Benefits of a facelift

Facelifts offer a wide range of benefits for those seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance. Some of these benefits include:

  • Reduction of wrinkles and expression lines.
  • Improvement of facial contours and facial contours.
  • Cheek lift and repositioning of sagging facial tissues.
  • Firming of loose and sagging skin.
  • Restoration of youth and vitality to the face.

Real cases of facelifts in Alicante

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Intervention and Post-operative of facelift surgery

  • Surgical procedure time: 3 to 4 hours
  • Anaesthesia: General
  • Hospitalisation: 2 nights
  • Recovery: 15 to 20 days
  • Results: Immediate
If you would like more information about this cosmetic surgery procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Local anaesthesia is usually used for partial facelifts. On the other hand, a general anaesthetic is used for full face lift operations.

Yes, it is recommended to remain at least 24 hours at rest and with the head in an elevated position, in order to avoid possible bruising and to be able to monitor the evolution of the treatment.

The duration may vary depending on several factors, such as the technique used, skin type and natural ageing. Generally, the results of a facelift can last for several years, but it is important to keep in mind that the aging process continues and maintenance procedures may be necessary in the future.

During the first few days after the facelift procedure, you may feel some discomfort or a feeling of tightness in the operated areas. Each person has a different tolerance to pain, so the experience may vary.

As with all surgical procedures, there are certain contraindications. Therefore, it is very important that you undergo a thorough medical evaluation and inform the surgeon of your medical history.

The price will depend on the type of treatment to be performed. We also offer you one of the best ways of financing cosmetic surgery in Alicante.