Full and Mini Facelifts (Rhytidectomy)

Facelifts, also known as a rhytidectomy, are performed to combat sagging, wrinkles, and furrows commonly caused by excess fat and tissues. The procedure creates a youthful appearance and shaves years off your face. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), nearly 49,000 facelift procedures were performed in Brazil in 2015. Rio de Janeiro is responsible for a significant amount of Brazil’s plastic surgery operations. Since Dr. Alexandre Charão regularly performs facelifts, receiving a rhytidectomy under his care is very safe. He has a proven high success rate among patients and works hard to understand each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.

Defy the Aging Process with a Facelift

Restoring your face might be all that is needed to feel young again. Prolonged sun exposure speeds up the aging process, which often leads to loose skin and wrinkles. Excess fat and liquid may also accumulate in unwanted areas. These factors create imperfections like a double chin, dark circles, and a faint mustache. Additionally, the neck region is prone to sagging and loss of definition in the cervicofacial area. Facelifts correct such flaws, allowing patients to look young again. Today’s treatment options can be customizable for each patient. There is no standard approach. Dr. Alexandre Charão will work with your requests.

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Your Initial Consultation

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

As you are researching facelift procedures, it is important for you to define your expectations. During your initial consultation, you can discuss various options which will work for your goals and current situation. To help give Dr. Alexandre Charão a clear idea of your desired results, you should provide a young photo of your face. During the consultation, you may be advised to get Botox, a chemical peel, or fillers to achieve your goals. These low-impact alternatives might be all you need.

Videoendoscopy

Another type of facelift is a videoendoscopy. Developed in the last decade, this technique creates much smaller incisions and is an excellent option for treating the forehead and mid-face region. A videoendoscopy takes less time to perform and minimizes bleeding. Swelling and bruising are also significantly reduced. As a result, recovery time is shortened. The procedure follows your natural face lines and creates natural-looking results. You will look as if you have been resting for a long time.

Combining Procedures

It is common to combine a facelift with other procedures like eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and liposuction. Working on multiple areas of the face at once helps enhance final results.

Hospitalization Time and Information

Patients are usually hospitalized for 24-48 hours. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alexandre Charão can safely discharge patients between 1-2 days following surgery. Incision lines are hidden in the temporal and preauricular regions behind the ear to minimize the appearance of scars.

Postoperative Recovery

Compression garments and drainage tubes are removed within 24 hours following the procedure. Swelling and bruising are common and are usually resolved within 2-3 weeks. Since sensitivity is reduced in the operated area, recovery is painless. Normal sensation to the face returns after a few weeks. While a facelift procedure delivers lasting results, it does not entirely stop the aging process. You should seek a dermatologist to maintain results.

Total Cost and Before & After Photos

Congratulations, if you have read this far, then you are really committed to receiving a facelift procedure. Your next step should be to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Alexandre Charão. During this 1 hour meeting, he will disclose further details, including total cost. Most international patients can save 50-70% by traveling to Brazil for surgery.

If you would like to see how your face can improve with this procedure, Dr. Alexandre Charão is happy to send you past patient before and after photos via e-mail. You can contact him at alex@plasticrio.com.

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