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Small lipo-lift or mini facelift

Facelift is a procedure for face rejuvenation. It defines and tightens the skin by eliminating frowns and folds. Depending on the needs of each patient, this procedure corrects cheeks, chin and neck, as well as frowns between the nose and mouth, that result from the effects both of facial expressions as well as gravity.

Thanks to new techniques, mini-lifting results are quite natural; traction of tissues is done in a vertical plane as opposed to the old techniques. The small incisions are imperceptible as these are made around the ears, inside the hairline.  

All questions can be clarified during the evaluation appointment with the doctor. Do not hesitate to seek the advice of our team of plastic surgery specialists. We will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.  


Requirements and Candidates

This is a surgery procedure recommended for patients between 40 and 80 years old who meet normal preoperative test ranges, as well as the clinical history form which is important to complete thoroughly.  

* Pre-surgery analyses (consult with your doctor)


Healthy patients without comorbidities or chronic diseases since before the age of 40

  • Blood count  
  • Coagulation times (TP, TPT, INR)
  • 4 chemistry parameters

* Liposuction requires an additional: lipid profile

Healthy patients aged 40 or more, as well as those with chronic diseases

  • Blood count
  • Coagulation times (TP, TPT, INR)
  • 4 chemistry parameters
  • 37 chemistry parameters
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray

* Preoperative Cardiovascular Evaluation recquired.

Planning the surgery

  1. Telemedicine or in-person evaluation consult.
  2. Medical history form.
  3. Pre-surgery analyses.
  4. Choose a date that fits best with your work schedule, family commitments, vacations.
  5. 6 days recommended for recovery

We help you plan your trip


  • Preferential transportation rates
  • Preferential hotel rates
  • Preferential tour rates
  • Pre-arranged packages


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  • 3 hours in the operating room.
  • This is an outpatient surgery. The patient remains 2 to 3 hours in the recovery room and returns later on the same day. 
  • Come to the hospital with comfortable shoes and clothes, an extra change of clothes, no makeup and no accessories. 
  • Recovery takes 6 to 8 days as the incisions are minimal; nevertheless, the recommendation is that you return to your normal activities in 2 weeks. 

Post-surgical care

  • No sunbathing for three months. Use sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Try to wear clothes that do not need to be pulled over the head.
  • You may shower the following day with lukewarm water, gentle movements on both hair and face.
  • You will be able to wear makeup in one month’s time.  
  • During the first week after surgery, turn your head with your neck.
  • Avoid making drastic facial gestures when yawning, frowning eyebrows.
  • Do not smoke (ask your doctor about the required post-surgical time)
  • Do not dye your hair for 4 weeks.
  • Do not use hot air dryers or brush your hair roughly.
  • Do not exercise for 6 weeks
  • Avoid forceful physical efforts.

Where to Do It?

Medical Group Costamed Locations
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