WHO CAN GET A FACE LIFT?
‘Face lift surgery’ can be performed in male and female patients over the age of 40 with a loss of volume and sagging on the face. Facial Rejuvenation operations performed according to the needs of the face are three types as follows: Upper face rejuvenation, Mid-face rejuvenation, Lower face and neck stretching.
UPPER FACE REJUVENATION
In this operation, the forehead area, temples, eyebrows and upper eyelids are stretched. Endoscopic and open forehead stretching operations, temple stretching, eyebrow lifting, eyebrow straps, upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) and botox applications are also performed in this operation to support the treatment.
The lower eyelids, cheeks and cheekbones are stretched in this type of upper surgery. Lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty), endoscopic mid-face lift, mid-face lift operations performed from the lower lid, mid-face straps, fat injections and fillings can also be performed together with this surgery.
LOWER FACE AND NECK LIFT
These operations performed to recover the sagging and volume losses in the lower face and neck area. Along with the lower face and neck lift surgery performed in this area, the face and neck area are restored to the patient’s former state of tension. With this process, peelings, different skin peeling operations and non-surgical rejuvenation operations can also be planned in the same session.
ARE THE RESULTS OF FACE LIFT OPERATIONS PERMANENT?
You can successfully use the results of surgery for a long time. But the aging process continues, and some relaxation and sagging occurs over time in stretched areas. However the face does not return to the state before the surgery. Depending on the technique used and the characteristics of the patient, the permanence of the operation may vary.
WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE BEING USED?
Face lift surgery can be applied to different age groups with different techniques. The technique that we apply to people in their 40s is different from that is applied to people after the age of 65. With developing technology, face lift operations are now performed in a very comfortable manner.
WHAT IS FACE LIFT?
Especially over the age of 40, with the effect of both time and gravity, percentage volume loss, wrinkles and sagging begin to be seen. In some patients, including wrinkles in the neck area, protective treatments such as botox and fillers are not effective. In such cases, face lift surgery is the definite solution.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SURGERY?
After a face lift, patients are kept in the hospital for 1 night. They are discharged the next day. There is a small risk of swelling and bruising. Bruises in the first week, swelling in a few weeks substantially reduced.
Stitches are removed in 5-7 days. The patient can take a bath 48 hours after surgery.
It may take three weeks for the swelling and bruises to heal. But it can take three months for the face to fully fit and take its final shape, depending on the thickness of the skin and the process performed.
As after all facial operations, the patient must protect himself/herself from direct sunlight for 3 months.
SCARS AFTER FACE LIFT SURGERY
At first, as with any surgery, tiny scars that disappear and become unclear over time are seen in face lift surgery.
Scars that occur after face lift surgery settle in front and back of the ear, on the lower eyelid, on the upper eyelid, and near the scalp. They are not visible. These scars become very slight in the first few months, while they become invisible within months.
Face lift techniques may differ in male and female patients. In male patients, the scars are planned so that the beard line does not approach the front of the ear with a line slightly ahead of the ear.
Patients who have face lift surgery are much younger and fitter than their peers. In the examinations carried out in our clinic, the patient’s skin characteristics and anatomical structure are well analyzed and a special planning is carried out for the patient. But it is necessary for the patient to pay attention to his/her life and skin after surgery to maintain the results long and successfully.
AFTERCARE FOR FACE LIFT
After a face lift, we should pay special attention to our skin. In accordance with the suggestions we will give you after the operation, warm bathing, light massages and special washing products will speed up the recovery. In addition, with the care treatments that our beautician will apply in our clinic, it will provide a healthy recovery and protect the results of the surgery.
FACTS ABOUT FACE LIFT
False: I can’t have a face lift surgery at an early age.
True: According to the genetic structure of some faces, sagging may occur at an early age. In such cases, if your surgeon deems appropriate, you can have surgery. The criterion here is not your age, but the rate of sagging in your skin.
False: Face lift surgery is not performed after the age of 60.
True: Face lift surgery can be performed at age 60 and beyond. If the patient is healthy and willing to have a face lift, there is no problem with the operation.
False: At the end of a face lift, my mouth corners is pulled up.
True: At the end of a face lift, your mouth corner is definitely pulled up. Your mouth corner is balanced and the result is very natural. There’s never a synthetic image like The Joker face. Your surgeon’s experience in this issue and the results he received in previous patients will be a reference for you.
Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeon / Dr. Serdar Bora BAYRAKTAROĞLU