New Developments in Facial Rejuvenation Techniques

Dr. Santos Zarza, specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery explains what the main techniques of facial rejuvenation are and what they consist of.

Why facial aging?

There is no doubt that the prospect of a longer life span has caused a deep concern in all areas of society, research, orthopedics, pharmacies, and it also affects plastic surgery. We have always been dedicated to aging, but now with more impetus, since more effective and long-lasting techniques are needed.

What are the most effective techniques?

Today we can no longer rely solely on techniques based on synthetic materials. They are of doubtful effectiveness, since they are very expensive and have a rather short lasting effect.

Today we have to take advantage of what we have been trained in, which is reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery, those of us who have been trained through the MIR. And that is the use of the patient’s own tissue, such as grafts of the patient’s own tissue, autologous, such as dermis and fat. This is what we are currently using, with local anesthesia and with really satisfactory results.

What are the associated techniques?

Today we take aging, aesthetic treatment, from a multidisciplinary point of view, disciplines of what we said before, grafts of the patient’s own tissue or the patient himself, such as fat and dermis, but then we are going to rely on other techniques, such as the already known Botox, which has a very interesting effect, such as the use of micropigmentation and any other technique that we can think of, such as minimally invasive surgery, such as mini-lifting, such as lip lifting, such as lifting the corner of the mouth, everything around the mouth and eyelids.

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How does this translate economically?

Another interesting point is logically the economy, how much is the cost of these techniques that seem more invasive. Well, it is more economical, because at the beginning it involves a somewhat greater outlay, it must be taken into account that these grafts are the patient’s own, so they will last over time, and will remain forever, so fewer interventions will be needed in the long term, which logically translates into lower expenses.