Face Lift

What is a Face Lift?

All aesthetic procedures, surgical or non-surgical, are performed to improve congenital or acquired visual disorders. Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has become one of the most sought-after medical units with an exponential increase in recent years, not only in cases where mandatory interventions are required, but also with personal preferences. Although a beautiful and healthy appearance is a holistic concept, the perception of visual beauty is identified with the facial area for many people. Facelift is one of the most frequently applied rejuvenation and improvement applications in the health sector. Apart from necessity, facelift, which is mostly preferred as an anti-aging solution option, covers many surgical or non-surgical treatment procedures in line with its purpose. Face lift is one of the most popular aesthetic applications by both women and men. The main purpose of the facelift procedure is to recover the skin that has lost its elasticity and sagging due to various reasons over time and to remove the wrinkled appearance. One of the biggest misconceptions about facelift is that it is associated with old age. However, aging is not the only factor that triggers skin aging. Skin structure is the biggest shareholder of genetic inheritance. Even for this reason alone, you may encounter sagging and wrinkle problems at an early age. The contribution of external factors in accelerating skin aging should not be ignored. Smoking and alcohol consumption, stressful living conditions, nutritional disorders, sudden and rapid changes in the balance of weight gain and loss are external factors that accelerate the aging process of the skin. The facelift process, which is the apple of the eye of facial aesthetic procedures, offers satisfactory results as long as it is performed under appropriate conditions and is in expert hands.

How is Face Lift Performed?

Every detail forming the facial features such as forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, eye contour, nose edge, chin and even neck area is important in planning the facelift procedure. Facelift surgeries can generally be performed between the ages of 40 and 50. For younger patients who are not in this age group, non-surgical solution options are recommended and applied. In cases where the facelift needs to be surgically improved and restructured, the thing to do is to apply to Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The purpose of the initial examination and interview in all aesthetic surgery procedures is to determine whether the applicant is a suitable candidate for the surgery to be performed. The patient’s age, general health status, skin structure, degree of loss of form in the skin, expectations and wishes are taken into consideration, and the decision for surgery is made. If a situation that prevents the surgical operation is not detected with the oral and physical examinations and the results of the blood test, a facelift operation is planned. The cooperation between the patient and the surgeon is important in the facelift procedure, which consists of pre-operative, surgical phase and post-operative recovery. Although facelift surgery is often performed under general anesthesia, it can also be performed under local anesthesia. The anesthesia method to be used is decided by the doctor at the procedure planning stage after the surgery decision. The duration of the operation may vary depending on whether additional procedures will be performed or not. There may be cases where the patient is discharged on the same day after the surgery, or hospitalization for 1 day may be required.

A facelift operation is often started with an incision hidden in the anterior ear line. The layer called SMAS is pulled to the position it should be, and the excess skin is removed from the body. Depending on the deformation of the patient, neck lift, eyelid aesthetics and facial fat transfer applications can also be included in the same operation.

What is the Recovery Process After a Face Lift?

After the surgery, short-term side effects such as bruising, swelling and numbness may occur in the operation area. You should not worry about this, and it should be known that these effects will disappear on their own within 3 to 5 days. With cold compress applications, the healing process of swelling and bruising after surgery is accelerated. The patient can stand up, walk around, and do simple tasks after 2 days, provided that it is not challenging. With the relief of swelling and bruising caused by the procedure, one can return to working life after 1 week. For the first 8 weeks, heavy activities and sun rays should be avoided. It is recommended not to take a shower for the first two days. Sleeping position is also one of the issues to be considered in the first days after surgery. It is necessary to sleep with the head area supported and up. In order not to prolong the healing process after facelift surgery, the medications prescribed by the doctor should be used regularly, dressing and care instructions should be applied by taking into account the hygiene rules.


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Other Details About Face Lift

Facelift aesthetics is a procedure that is differentiated as facelift and mid-facelift surgery, and can be applied alone or in combination. Therefore, facelift and mid-facelift should be evaluated separately as they have different domains. Facelift surgeries are the ones where the effects of aging are observed the most; It can be preferred for details that form the face contour such as cheeks, mouth contours, chin and neck. The midface is located in the area between the two lines when a downward line is drawn around the nose. The facelift procedure applied for the mid-face area can be effective in eliminating problems such as depression in the area between the cheek and nose, under-eye collapses and bags, and nasolabial lines.

Endoscopic facelift is one of the frequently preferred methods in the facelift procedure for the midface area.

The endoscopic mid-face lift method can be performed by inserting 3-4 mm endoscopic cameras through the scalp. 1-2 cm opening only to the scalp With the endoscopic mid-face lift technique made with incisions, the tissues in the mid-face region are intervened.