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Face Lift

Face Lift surgery is the removal of the excess of the loose or sagging facial skin of the patient and giving a younger face appearance. Facelift surgery does not stop aging, but rejuvenates your facial appearance.

Usually, many patients do not need a second facelift. While the scars of facelift surgery are a little obvious at first, they begin to fade over time. There may be scars at varying rates. It is not known in advance how long the leave will remain. However, if you look very closely, it can be understood and can be hidden with a light make-up. The surgical scar starts from the scalp, passes in front of the ear at ear level, then enters the scalp again below. The part in front of the ear is the only part that can be seen after the surgery. For this reason, it is aimed to leave very little scars by sewing with very thin stitches. Most patients can return to work 1-2 weeks after surgery. For important social appointments, he should wait 4-8 weeks. There will be bruises and swellings on the face after the surgery.

Apart from the classical facelift surgery, mini facelift surgery can be performed in suitable patients.


A facelift can take a few hours – or more if there is another surgery involved. The exact location of the incisions and the stages of the surgery depend on the structure of your face and the technique of your surgeon. The incision usually starts above the hairline on the forehead, descends from the natural line in front of the ear and continues behind the earlobe. If surgery is to be performed on the neck, a small incision can be made under the chin. Usually, the surgeon separates the skin from the underlying fat and muscle tissue. To correct the contour, adipose tissue is removed or aspirated from the neck. The surgeon then stretches the underlying muscle tissue, tugging the skin and removing the excess. Sutures protect tissues and close incisions; stapler can be used on the scalp. After surgery, a tube drain is placed under the skin behind the ear to drain the blood collection. The surgeon may wrap the head loosely to prevent swelling and bruising.


Usually there are no major problems; If it happens, it can be reduced with painkillers that your surgeon will prescribe. Some numbness of the skin is quite normal; It will pass in a few weeks or months. Your surgeon will recommend keeping your head elevated for a few days, if possible, to reduce swelling. If a drain was placed during the surgery, it should be removed in a day or two. The dressing of the head is opened the next day and the dressing is done. Don't be surprised by the pale, purple and swollen face. Keep in mind that you will regain your normal appearance in a few weeks. After five days, some of the stitches are removed. It may take a little longer for the stitches on the scalp to heal. You'll be up in a day or two. Be kind to your face and hair, because your skin is tense and numb. Your surgeon will give you more specific information to return to your daily activities. This information will include: avoiding heavy exercise such as heavy housework for at least two weeks (walking and light stretching are good); banning alcohol, steam baths and saunas for a few months. All this increases rest and allows your body to spend all its energy on healing.

At first, your face may look a little different. Your features may deteriorate due to swelling, your facial expressions may be a little tense, and you may be self-doubtful about your scars. Some bruises may persist for 2-3 weeks and you may tire easily. In the third week, you will look and feel better. If needed, camouflage makeup can cover up any remaining bruises. For several months, your skin may feel dry and rough. Because of the displacement of the skin, men may find new shaving places - the back of the ears and neck. You will have new scars, but they are hidden in the scalp or within the natural lines. These traces will fade over time and gradually decrease. Having facelift surgery does not stop aging. The tension created by the surgery is not permanent. Also, your facial skin will continue to age. And after 5 to 10 years, you may want to have another facelift surgery. But on the other hand, the effects of facelift surgery continue; years later, you will continue to look better than you did without facelift surgery.

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