Face Lıft Surgerıes

What is a facelift?
As we grow older the skin covering the fatty tissue on our faces begins to loosen and sag in various places. This loosening of skin produces wrinkles and enhances the skin folds of the face, especially around the jaw, chin and neck area. Rhytidectomy, or facelift, is a procedure that tightens the muscles and skin of face producing a younger looking appearance. While this procedure cannot stop the aging process, it can often make a person appear to be a decade younger than their actual age.

Who is a suitable candidate for facelift surgery?
One or more of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for a face lift;
– A deep line, or fold, running from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth.
– Jowls, or loss of a well-defined jawline associated with youthfulness.
– Deep wrinkles in the cheeks and sagging of the “highlight” areas of the cheekbones.
– Loose skin, wrinkles, vertical “cords” or excess fatty tissue in the neck.

How long does a facelift last?

No guarantee can be given by anyone. Whilst a younger appearance can be achieved ageaing doesnt stop. Ten years later, you will look better than if you never had surgery. Many patients never have a second lift, while others may desire further surgery seven to 15 years later.

How is the facelift procedure performed?

Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, follow the natural line in front of the ear, and curve behind the earlobe into the crease behind the ear, and into or along the lower scalp so as to make scars nearly invisible.

In general, the surgeon separates the skin from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. The surgeon then tightens the underlying muscle and membrane, pulls the skin back, and removes the excess. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions. After deep tissues are tightened, the excess skin is pulled up and back, trimmed and sutured into place.

Duration of operation – 1-1,5 hrs. (under general anesthesia).

Hospital stay – 1 night.

What to expect immedaitely after surgery?

Your face and head may feel tight and sore, it will be wrapped in bandages to help minimise bruising and swelling for the first 24-48hrs. Initilally you may feel emotional and cold but these feelings are temporary. Bruising and swelling are common after face and neck surgery but both feelings and apperance are transient and usually start to subside after the first week.

How can I hide the signs of the facial surgery?

Camouflage cosmetics including concealer, contour shadow and colour corrector. Lavender neutralizes or removes yellow, and green has a similar effect on red.

How long will it be before I can get back to my normal life?
7-10 nights staying is recommended in Turkey following facelift surgery. Most can return to work within 2 weeks however final results will take longer to be seen.

Can facelift surgery be performed without scar?
Scars are part of the healing process following an operation but by following the surgoens guidelines with time they will fade and become barely perceptible.

In many cases a facelift is performed along with other procedures such as brow and forehead lifts, eyelid surgery, facial liposuction, chin augmentation and nose surgery for an overall more youthful appearance.


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