Especially with aging, there are naturally some changes in the appearance of the face. As the skin loses its elasticity over time, the skin becomes looser. However, while fat deposits decrease in some areas, an increase is observed in some areas. At this point, facelift surgeries can provide benefits to achieve the desired appearance. Face lift (rhytidectomy) surgeries performed to provide a younger appearance to the face are mostly cosmetic surgeries.
When is Face Lift Surgery Necessary?
Face lift surgery, which is defined as rhytidectomy, can be used to clarify the folds on the cheeks, to clarify the sagging and smile lines, for sagging in the mouth and chin area, and for sagging and wrinkles around the eyes.
Which Methods Are Used in Face Lift Surgery?
Although there are some non-surgical alternatives for facelift, facelift is a surgical procedure. Therefore, the selection of the right patient and the examination beforehand are extremely important. Non-surgical techniques result in inadequate corrections when the needs are not correctly identified. Although there is no definite limit, it may be insufficient from the age of 50 on average.
Forehead lift (frontal lift) and eyebrow lift
It is the process of open or endoscopic intervention to the eyebrow and forehead area of the person.
It is the intervention of the person's eye edge and eyebrow edge.
It is the re-suspension process of the sagging cheek area by entering from the lower eyelid area.
Facelift (rhytidectomy, face lift)
It is the process of shaping the tissue under the skin with an incision starting from the ear border and removing the excess skin.
Often with face lift, extending the incision line behind the ear and tightening the subcutaneous tissue in the neck area with an incision made under the chin and removing the excess skin.
What to Expect from Face Lift Surgery?
It is important to give a normal appearance to the patient / client, without changing his facial expression, so that he looks younger. In this surgery, asking and examining the younger photographs of the patient constitutes the main guide for creating the roadmap.
What Should Be Considered Before Face Lift Surgery?
Choosing the right patient before surgery and determining the appropriate method for the patient are at the top of the to-do list. The main complaint of the patient / client should be determined and it is extremely important to agree that his expectation is realistic.
After the detailed medical history of the patient / client is evaluated, the use of drugs and herbal products that may cause bleeding and delay in wound healing should be discontinued. At this point, it is necessary to act in accordance with the direction of the physician. In addition, if smoking is used before the facelift procedure, it is also beneficial to quit.
How is Face Lift Surgery Performed?
Facelift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia. It is performed in the form of removing excess skin tissue after shaping the structure called smas under the skin by entering with an incision made from the anterior border of the ear. It can often be accompanied by temple and neck stretching, and the incision lines are extended towards the temple area and behind the ear.
Can Aesthetic Applications Be Performed Together with Face Lift Surgery?
If there is a loss of volume on the face of the patient / client during facelift surgeries, the volume can be increased by fat injection to the face. Surgical procedures such as eyelid aesthetics and nose aesthetics can also be performed during the same surgery.
Is Stretching Surgery Performed on a Face That Has Been Aesthetically Applied Before?
Facelift surgery can rejuvenate the person's face by 10-20 years. However, after the surgery, aging and the effects of aging will start again. Because sun rays and gravity are factors that cannot be changed for skin aging. Therefore, it is important to carry out preventive studies to reduce the harmful effects of sun rays. Although the effects last for many years, facelift can be performed again in the future in line with the demands.
What Should Be Considered After Face Lift Surgery?
It is necessary to avoid maneuvers that will increase blood pressure and cause bleeding, especially in the early postoperative period. It is important to apply ice and keep the head slightly elevated to reduce edema and bruising. Drugs and substances (cigarettes) that will delay wound healing should be avoided. In addition, it is extremely important to strictly follow the recommendations of the doctor.
When Are the Results in Face Lift Surgery?
Edema and bleeding may occur in the early postoperative period. Asymmetry may be noticeable. However, all these complaints can be noticed in the first week. These will usually resolve within the first week. The waiting period for the face to settle and take its final form is approximately 3-6 months.
What is Mini Face Lift Aesthetics?
In mini facelift aesthetics, similar incisions are used with facelift surgery. However, the part where the skin is removed is more limited. This procedure can be performed under sedation and with regional anesthesia without the need for general anesthesia. In this way, the problems of deformations in the chin edge and neck area can be eliminated. Recovery time is faster in mini facial aesthetics and it is a method that can be applied without disturbing the naturalness of the face.
Our Clinical Information
He was born in 1981 in Zile district of Tokat. Starting primary school at Rize Atatürk Primary School, Dr. Deniz Yazıcı continued his education life in the Ergani district of Diyarbakır, since his father's place of duty changed since the 4th grade of primary school.