Dr. Antonio Tapia introduced new techniques in Spain.
Dr. Antonio Tapia introduced muscular and subperiosteal or osteal face lift techniques in Spain.
A muscle lift, also known as facial rejuvenation surgery, is a technique by which fat and muscle that have begun to sag due to the effects of gravity and the passage of time are lifted back to their original positions in order to reduce facial flaccidity.
During the aging process, a variety of factors affect the condition of different parts of the face: weakening of the bone structure and the connective tissue that holds muscles in place, atrophy of muscles used to make common expressions due to constant use and aging of the actual skin structures.
Likewise, other factors must be taken into account, such as genetics, eating habits, exercise, sun exposure, etc.
This depends on each person’s specific aging process and on when the patient begins to notice a certain flaccidity in his or her face. The procedure is recommended for women and men with sagging muscles and facial fat, but whose skin still retains elasticity. Most face lifts are performed on patients between the ages of 40 and 60; however, there have been cases of patients between the ages of 60 and 80.