Surgical Rejuvenation of the Face or Rhytidectomy - Dra Clemencia Duque Vera

Surgical rejuvenation of the face or rhytidectomy

This surgery can be performed by specific areas or for the full face: rejuvenation of the upper, middle and lower third.

The rejuvenation of the upper third

It consists of improving the brow and the position of the eyebrows through a surgery called Frontoplasty.

The rejuvenation of the middle third

Usually includes the surgery of the eyelids, also called Blepharoplasty and the rising of the cheeks.

The rejuvenation of the lower third

Refers to neck stretching.

Duration and disability

This is a surgery can be done with general or local anesthesia and is ambulatory. The duration depends on the areas to be treated and requires a recovery time of one week, although for this surgery the patient should take into account that bruises can forme by the stretching procedure itself and this can take up to two weeks to disappear.

International Patients

International patients must arrive in the city at least two days prior and the recovery time for this surgery should be one week for proper recovery before your return trip.

Why choose Dra. Clemencia Duque Vera?

  • Dr. Clemencia Duque has more than 25 years of experience performing procedures in all areas of her specialty, such as in the aesthetic area, all procedures of face and body contour, in the reconstructive area, skin cancer surgeries and reconstruction from breast cancer. In the maxillofacial area, reconstructive surgeries for face trauma, burns and scars on face and body, and for the hand, all surgeries for trauma and injuries in these extremities.
  • The Las Américas Clinic, which is recognized nationally and internationally for its facilities capable of providing services of medium and high complexity, is where Dr. Clemencia Duque chooses to operate her patients.
  • She counts with her own professional team specialized in the attention to the patient, guiding him or her in all the process from the before and after surgery.
  • Countless satisfied patients.

Recommendations for the day of your surgery

On the day of your surgery, consider wearing comfortable clothes, preferably with an easy-to-open shirt, and wear sweaters or hot socks as the surgery rooms tend to be quite cold. Your nails need to be unpainted and do not go with any type of accessories or makeup. You must arrive at the clinic at least 1 hour in advance, since you must perform some simple previous procedures such as: check in registration, preparation of a general medical history and the change of your clothes. If your surgery is under general anesthesia, you must have at least 6 hours of complete fasting. In most of the surgical procedures practiced by Dr. Clemencia, you can return the same day to your home/lodging and there will be no need to spend the night in the clinic. You should always go with company and this will be mandatory when your procedure is under general anesthesia. At the clinic, a team of nurses, nursing assistants and medical assistants will be waiting for you, they will be the link between you and your family, and their function is to assist and help you always.