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Face Lift

Change Your Image, Change Your Life

What is face lift surgery?

Aging and environmental factors cause wrinkles and sagging on the face and neck skin. Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy or facelift, treats the signs of aging and makes the face, jawline and neck look younger.

What is achieved with face lift surgery

Reduced fine lines and wrinkles: By moving the tissues on the face and removing excess skin, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced in face lift surgery and a younger skin appearance is achieved. With this surgery, lines such as wrinkles on the lower eyelid, nose, around the mouth and chin, smile line, "marionette" lines, and barcode lines above the lips are reduced.

Tighter skin: In face lift plastic surgery, a more youthful appearance is achieved by removing excess skin from the mid-face and neck. While the tissues on the face are brought upwards to their previous positions, as in a young face, the skin is placed more tightly on the tissues.

Prominent facial features: Fat tissues on the face change place over time and move downwards with gravity. When it progresses towards the chin, it usually causes a double chin with a double chin appearance. In facelift surgery, the fat tissues that have been displaced downwards are returned to their previous places, the muscles are tightened and the jaw lines are re-defined.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the best candidates for facelift surgery?

  • People with wrinkles and sagging skin on their face and neck are candidates for face lift surgery. The ideal situation for this operation is that the person is in good general health, does not smoke and does not have any additional diseases that impair wound healing.

What is the ideal age for face lift surgery?

  • Although patients who undergo face lift surgery are generally between the ages of 40 and 60, we also have patients aged 70 to 80 who benefit from this operation. This operation can also be performed on younger patients with obvious signs of premature aging.

Where are the surgical scars in face lift surgery?

  • In classic full face lift surgery, the scar starts from the hairline at the temples, continues in front of the ear, and ends at the hairline behind the ear. Sometimes shorter incisions may be made. The length and location of the surgical scar varies depending on the patient's structure and needs.

What is the recovery period like after facelift surgery?

  • After the surgery, the patient's face is bandaged and the patient is closely monitored. Sometimes a drain may be placed during surgery to prevent blood accumulation. Most patients can return to work after one week and start sports activities after approximately 4 weeks. 

How permanent are the results of face lift surgery?

  • As natural aging continues over the years, the youthful appearance achieved by this operation is permanent for many years.

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