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Facial lifting

The obvious signs of ageing such as excess skin and an absence of plenitude in the middle area of the face, can be corrected with a facial lifting. The patients prioritise in particular, a natural appearance that is smooth and does not appear as “operated”.
This is our goal: Obtain a natural, harmonised appearance with a fresh look, a way of going back in time.
We use the most advanced techniques to re-establish a younger and natural appearance for each individual patient. The visit with Dr. Valverde and Dr. Arpino can help you to return youth and beauty to your face.


Improve the facial flaccidity, the flaccid skin on the neck, eliminate the excess fat, stretching of the muscles. This is carried out more frequently with men and women around 40 – 60 years of age.

Type of anaesthetic

Local with sedation or general.

Side effects

Bruising, swelling, numbness, pulling sensation, dry skin. All of which are temporary.

Duration of result

Normally 8-10 years. Depending on factors such as sun, tobacco etc.

Duration of the treatment

4-6 hours.


24 hours of admission.


Return to work in 10-14 days. More intense activity: 2 weeks or more. Bruises: 2-3 weeks. Sun exposure should be limited.

Frequent questions

Logicaly it depends on the type of work that the patient has. It is important to avoid situations of stress after the surgery as they increase the posibility of bleeding and bruising. If you work in front of a computer during many hours, seven days should be sufficient.

You can go to the beach or the pool from the moment that the wounds are completely closed which is usually within two weeks

You can exercise and lift weight a month after the surgery.

Immediately, without wetting the wounds.

We recommend that you sleep on your back after surgery with your head elevated.

You can go out in the sun, not direct sunlight, after the stitches have been removed, which is usually after 15 days. If you are going to the beach you have to wear 50+ sun protection on the scars.

You can travel perfectly on an aeroplane after the surgery.

You can wear your glasses and contact lenses immediately after surgery.

We will show you photographs from previous cases so that you can get a more detailed idea of the final result.

After the surgery you will be irritated. It will not be pain, but irritation. You will have the sensation of aching, stiffness and some pressure. You will take medication for the pain which means that you will have more irritation at bed time, due to the bandage, the antibiotic etc. which will provoke discomfort more than pain.

The scar of a lifting coincides with the natural fold of the ear at the front and back so it is very concealed. However, multiple treatments exist which improve the final results of scars such as silicon patches, rosehip oil, creams, laser, etc. etc. although most of the patients do not require any additional treatment due to the quality of them.

You should avoid taking aspirin or any other medication which provokes anticoagulation. Let us know if you usually take vitamin supplements or medicinal plants. Some make the blood coagulate more slowly.

A Facial lifting is a surgery that is only needed by people of a certain age. It is very unlikely that people under 40 years old require a complete lifting. From 50 years old is the age that we propose this type of surgery. For people a bit younger, a minilifting is usually sufficient.

You can wear makeup two weeks after the surgery.