What is a Face Lift?

Although facelift is perceived as a medical procedure performed due to aesthetic concerns, it also appears as a medical necessity from time to time.

Today, we cannot talk about the fact that only women prefer face lift operations, which are commonly performed for aesthetic concerns. Face lift procedures, which are also very popular among men of our age, are mostly preferred to recover skin loosening and sagging on the face after a certain age. It is not quite right to talk about an age restriction for facelift procedures, because it is sufficient for the person to feel his own face aged and to detect that the face has lost its dynamics as a result of the examination.

After obesity surgery, which has become very popular today, patients lose serious weight and the sagging skin that develops on the skin disturbs individuals who have a weak and fit appearance. These patients also prefer facelift techniques.

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How is Face Lift Surgery Performed?

Apart from the non-surgical and injection procedures for face lift tape and face lift, surgical face lift is also possible. If the person applies due to necessity and / or aesthetic dissatisfaction, and if deformations such as loosening and sagging of the skin are detected as a result of the examination performed by the specialist physician, it is not very difficult to eliminate these problems with facelift surgery. With the developing technology, both the cost of such operations and the acceleration of the operation and post-operative process increase the preferences in this direction. While planning the surgery, first of all, by looking at the youth photos of the patient, it is determined how aging occurs, where and in what direction deformation occurs on the face.

There is a common belief that with facelift surgery, only the skin is stretched. However, this is not true. With an operation that will give accurate and successful results, not only the skin, but all skin layers are shaped in three dimensions. With the incision made on the skin, the connective tissues under the skin, mimic muscles and loosened tissues are intervened. With the touches made to these deep tissues under the skin, the loose and sagging elements are moved to the places where they should be on a normal face and the existing disorders are eliminated. One of the main questions that comes to mind regarding facelift surgeries is whether there will be any scars after the surgery. Since face lift surgery is performed with small incisions of 1 to 2 millimeters in endoscopic methods and remaining in the hair, there is no scar image. In classical methods, these incisions heal over time and become invisible as they are located in front and behind the ear and the natural lines of the face are placed between them.

How Does the Post-Face Lift Process Work?

Until a while ago, patients had concerns that after facelift surgery, the face would become very swollen, bruised, and that the person would not be able to go out in public for a long time. However, these worries are no longer necessary. Because, thanks to the developing technology in the field of plastic surgery and endoscopic surgical methods, the damage to the tissues during the operation has been minimized, and in parallel, the recovery period of the patients has visibly accelerated.

While the postoperative hospital stay is usually one or two days; The patient who is discharged at the end of this period can return to his daily life directly. If there is bruising or edema on the face, it is possible to talk about the fact that the swelling starts to go down and the edema starts to disappear within 48 to 72 hours. After 7 to 10 days, the patient will be able to return to work.

A waiting period of 1.5-2 months is required for the surgery to reach a complete result and for the face to regain its natural state. Another concern after the operation is that the new face will be very different from the old one. “Will I be recognized by my surroundings? Will I be able to be distinguished from my photos on documents such as driver’s license and ID?” Such concerns are unfounded. Because the operation does not interfere with the bone structure, which is the basis of facial expression. With only the intervention on the skin, a younger, more lively appearance is achieved.