Phone Number

+57 3183516267

Phone Number

+57 3183516267

The terms Rhytidectomy or Ritidoplasty are used to describe the surgical procedure that seeks to eliminate wrinkles and facial flabbiness caused by aging.

The rhytidoplasty is indicated for those patients who wish to improve the appearance of their face by eliminating the most visible wrinkles, repositioning deep and superficial facial structures and removing the excess skin. This surgery also enhances the appearance of the neck by removing the flaccidity and leaving a better contour of the mandibular line.

In specific cases such as facial paralysis, the rhytidoplasty is used to symmetrize the face.

Facial rhytidectomy can be performed with local or general anesthesia depending on each case and takes around 4 hours.

Ritidoplasty is usually associated with other facial procedures such as front plastic surgery and blepharoplasty as well as the use of facial fillers.

Any surgical intervention presents a controlled risk of complications inherent in the anesthetic act and the procedure itself. However, all the relevant measures are taken to prevent them from occurring. Among the possible complications, we find the following: seroma (accumulation of fluid under the skin), hematoma, hypersensitivity, edema, infection, thrombus formation, and scarring problems.

“Finally, remember that your health is also up to you, always follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid activities that compromise you such as smoking, drinking or ingesting any type of hallucinogenic substances.”